SWAT 4 Editor Tutorial

Updated July 20, 2017

SWAT 4 was a first person tactical shooter released in 2005, depicting the dangerous missions undertaken by America's famous elite police teams. With the first SWAT game being released in 1995, the series has gained critical acclaim over the ensuing years for its realistic depiction of the SWAT experience. One of the key elements of SWAT 4 is its quick mission editor that lets you define the map, enemies and civilians in the game.

Boot up the game and select the "Quick Mission Maker" option. This will lead to a screen displaying several tabs along the bottom. Select the "MIssion" tab where you can choose which environment you wish to customise. You can then select to use either the campaign objectives as featured in the main game and/or add new objectives such as "avoid officer casualties" or "rescue all of the citizens." You can also specify the entry point for your SWAT team when the game starts.

Click on the "Squad" tab to select which of the team members you want in your SWAT team. You are able to play through the mission with a single character if you wish to go solo. Click on the "Civilians" tab to bring up the menus for deciding which civilians will feature in your customised mission. You can also determine how many hostages will be featured and what the morale is of the civilians.

Click on the "Suspects" tab to set up who your suspects will be. You can determine how many of them there will be, the type of suspect, how effective their AI is and how much damage they can take before dropping. Once done, click on the "Save" tab and you can name your scenario before going on to play it.

Things You'll Need

  • PC computer
  • Copy of SWAT 4
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Alfie Noakes has been writing since 1992 and has written features on a wide range of themes including film, video games and motoring for publications such as Teletext and "Crystal Club Magazine." Noakes received a National Diploma in Art Foundation from Bournemouth College of Art & Design. He also has a National Vocational Qualification in journalism.