Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

So I'm running my guys around, and I see this glowing red box. It's doing that "closing" animation that the blue boxes do when you hover over one of your soldiers who is selectable. Any idea what's causing this?

Glowing Red Box

share|improve this question
Does it show up anywhere you can't move them to? Or anywhere outside your sight? Or both? – SaintWacko Oct 17 '12 at 5:07
It didn't move. It showed up in a console, and no where else. It stayed there regardless of which soldier I had selected. I guess it was probably just a glitch?! – aslum Oct 17 '12 at 6:34
My guess is, that it indicates that you can't move there. Probably you moved your mouse of that field somewhen. It is not removed due to a bug. This is just a wild-ass-guess but it sounds logical. – StampedeXV Oct 17 '12 at 8:25
I had the exact same thing happen to me (I believe it was in the enemy base). The red box just stood there and never went away, although I did not try to 'undo' it by hovering my cursor over it. I suppose this is indeed a minor bug. Didn't really bug me. – pleinolijf Oct 17 '12 at 9:17
up vote 10 down vote accepted

The normal blue movement box becomes red when hovering over a place where your soldier can't reach.

What you are showing is a bug, where the red box "got stuck" at that place. If it really bothers you, try to save and reload the game, or just continue and disregard it.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.