Weird panicking at the hillside

Posted June 28th 2006

Want to witness Grunts and Jackals panicking non-stop for no apparent reason? Here's how.

Drive to the high right entrance of the hillside survivor area. Leaving any passengers outside, ferry out or kill the hillside survivors, then drive back out (potentially getting a checkpoint). Because the hillside area no longer has any living survivors in it, the game considers the area dealt with. The enemy now lose their territorial restrictions and become free to chase you.

Attract them up to the entrance and back off. As they approach, you'll notice something strange and amusing. The Grunts and Jackals are panicking for no apparent reason, and they show no signs of stopping. The Grunts continually shout things like "He's gonna kill us all!" and "Little people first!" as if going through their repertoire on fast-forward, whilst the Jackals screech like the world of beaks is coming to an end. I've never witnessed anything like it before. They're totally freaked out, and I don't know why. You can listen in safety behind the large rock to the right of the entrance.

You can also enjoy fighting the enemy of course, as they stand around at the entrance. See Hillside entrance battles for a full discussion.