When I'm playing as the gunner of my team in Harm's Way, a free XBLA title, I routinely get a notification on my screen that says:

Your Driver Needs Help!

What kind of trouble is my driver in? Is he under fire? Or has he merely been bumped? Gone off the track? Maybe just fallen back a position in the race? Knowing what triggers these notifications would make it much easier to 'help' my driver.

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    You should ask how many ways you can gun down a driver :D – Sadly Not Mar 16 '11 at 16:37
  • I hope I don't get the bounty pawned off to me again ... maybe I should delete my answer because it seems to be soaking the votes. Is it 100% wrong? – Sadly Not Mar 23 '11 at 13:53
  • @Sadly Not > You said yourself that you are "not entirely sure" about your answer. :) – GnomeSlice Apr 1 '11 at 15:58
  • Not entirely sure doesn't mean wrong :P – Sadly Not Apr 1 '11 at 21:34

You get the notification when your driver is under fire from another turret.

Be sure to position yourself so that you can shoot players in other turrets and stop them from hurting your driver. You will be able to see other players controlling turrets marked with their screen name:

Gunner perspective, showing enemy players AridSpider and coma buNNy controlling two other turrets

In the picture above you can see that AridSpider and coma buNNy are in turrets that are attacking drivers (friendly marked in green). Firing at these turrets will prevent other players from using them, saving your poor driver.

This video has many examples of the notification popping up, all when the driver is damaged by another player's turret.

  • Are you sure about this? I haven't been able to recreate this reliably. – GnomeSlice Mar 17 '11 at 19:23
  • @GnomeSlice It's based off a number of videos where it only happened occasionally. So not entirely sure, especially since I don't have an xbox :( – Sadly Not Mar 17 '11 at 21:07
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    Updated. I think it's right now. – Sadly Not Apr 2 '11 at 2:16

I was under the impression it happens when your driver is under fire, but I haven't confirmed it.

Most of the time, I 'ignored' it by just trying to blast away competition (turrets first then cars).

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