The only reason that strangers on the internet can even dream to pull this off is primarily due to Battlefield 2142's incredible "Squad System". In addition to each side's Commander, each team has up to six Squad Leaders. The Commander oversees the entire theater, calls down artillery and spot targets with satellite sweeps, but Squad Leaders are arguably even more vital. They act as mobile spawn points, serving to keep teams of soldiers together and focused on each successive task. A well-coordinated and determined squad is the deadliest thing in the entire game.
Joining a squad immediately underscores the amount that you and your buddies depend on each other, based on the class of soldier you’ve chosen. 2142 combines the previous seven Battlefield 2 classes into just four, but gives each class a wide variety of specialized equipment that can be customized and loaded before the fight. For example, Engineers have a wide variety of vehicle repair and support equipment, but they also can take on an anti-armor role by loading in EMP and tracker mines. The traditional Assault class doubles as a field medic with optional defibrillator paddles, and the Recon class supports both sniper and spec ops load outs with optical camouflage and explosive charges.