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How can I switch characters in offline practice in Alien Swarm? That is I want to practice as the special weapons or tech character.

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Other than choosing which character you want to play in the lobby screen, you can also change which character you control during the mission itself, by using the F keys; F1 will let you control the first character (the one you started the mission with), F2 will let you control the 2nd, etc.

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You can use F1, F2, F3 or F4 to take over bots at any time. This is not limited to offline practice; although I don't know how you can get drones in your team, I know it is possible.

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    For now, it happens only if you are the leader, and someone from your team leaves after the missions starts. It's not yet possible to add them yourself, unfortunately. – Gnoupi Jul 23 '10 at 12:46
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  • I know, I also commented there :) – badp Jul 23 '10 at 13:57
  • Drones are the most common aliens, not bots! It was so funny to read this. You can't actually get aliens in your team... – BlaXpirit Apr 26 '11 at 15:11
  • @Blax Fixed! No +2 for you though :P – badp Apr 26 '11 at 15:32

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