The Commo Rose is a feature in Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142, and is in the PC version of Battlefield 3. By pressing and holding the button on the keyboard, the Commo Rose is brought up, with several options being displayed in a ring around the "Spotted" option.
The Commo rose allows a player to quickly send pre-set messages to other players, faster than the original method of sending messages and spotting, which was via the function keys. One need only click one of the options in order to send a message. The Commo Rose is helpful for players who don't have headsets with microphones.
Some commands cause icons to be displayed for teammates, alerting them of your need.
The Commo rose presents a few different options for players in vehicles. In addition, a second Tactical rose offers squad-related messages. It can be accessed by pressing and holdingon the keyboard.
Commo rose messagesEdit
- Follow Me
- Roger That
- Thank You
- Get In replaces Need Pickup
- Need Repair replaces Need Medic
- ==Bail Out replaces Follow Me==
Tactical rose messagesEdit
Tactical rose messages may result in special icons for the commander if requested by a squad leader.
- Request Supply Drop
- Request UAV
- Request Artillery (BF2)
- Request Vehicle Drop (BF2)
- Request Orbital Strike (BF2142)
- Request EMP Strike (BF2142)
Commander rose messagesEdit
These special commands allow a Commander to place orders or assets at a specific location:
- Issue Order
- Place Artillery (BF2)
- Place Vehicle Drop (BF2)
- Place Orbital Strike (BF2142)
- Place EMP Strike (BF2142)
- Place Supply Drop
- Place UAV
During a BattleRecorder playback, a special rose offers playback commands.
The commo rose was first introduced in Battlefield 2 with American, MEC, Chinese, Russian and EU Voices, depending on the playing faction or settings.
The commo rose returned in Battlefield 2142 with EU and PAC voices with the same commands like in Battlefield 2 but with different looks.
Right-clicking the "Spotted" message brings up a list of infantry roles and vehicles, allowing hidden threats to be warned against, or for minor griefing.
Battlefield 3EditThe commo rose is refined in Battlefield 3, and is stacked with the Spotting feature. Commands related to support actions are taken off the rose and made available when not sighting an enemy, allowing players to request aid more quickly. Players can also offer support if they have an appropriate gadget equipped.
It was hinted by Alan Kertz in an interview with MP1st that Commo rose might be added into console versions of Battlefield 3 in a future patch; Tomas Danko, sound producer at DICE, also confirmed that commo rose would be improved for PC purchasers of Battlefield 3 in an upcoming February patch.Though, it came out one month later instead in the 1.04 Patch.