Followers allow you to place AI companions on benches and workspaces to get buffs and bonuses. This guide on How To Get Followers In The Front walks you through the entire process of locating, sedating, and forcing a weakened enemy to join your cause. It’s not slavery, it’s mercy.
For this to work, you need to find an enemy camp or stronghold. These are scattered all over the map and are usually near structures and other large buildings. There are lighthouses, abandoned tunnels, railway tracks, all of the starting spawns are only a minute or so from the nearby enemy camp. Once you have one located, you’re going to need a few things.
How To Get Followers In The Front
You want to craft a Simple Jammer. For this, you need Iron Ingots, Tape, and Ether Shards. If you are trying to enslave a low-level enemy, we suggest bringing 8-10 Single Jammers. If you are attempted to recruit higher-level enemies, you could need more than double that. To craft a Simple Jammer, you need to unlock it on the Tech tree of the Tech screen. It’s on the bottom row. Once you have some built, you’re going to need some food.
Cooked meat or berries seem to be the best option for lower-level enemies. So bring 50-100 pieces of food then head to the enemy camp. Once you are there, try to either separate one from the crowd or simply only leave one standing. You then need to use a weapon, guns work but I’m not sure about melee, and damage the enemy. After enough damage you will see a broken shackle icon above the enemy’s head. This is the point they can be captured.
Once you see that symbol, switch to the Simple Jammer and aim to throw it at the target. If it hits, it should incapacitate them and they will fall to the ground. You then need to hold the interact button on the enemy to open its inventory. Once in the enemy’s inventory, select their Favorite Foods tab and see if you have some of their food. If you do, place it into their inventory. Look at the enemy with show attributes on and you will see a Chaos and Obedience bar.
Chaos drops over time and once it reaches 0, the enemy will return to its feet. The Obedience bar only increases if they have their favorite food to eat. You need to supply enough of their favorite food for them to reach 100% Obedience before the Chaos hits 0. If the Chaos is low, you can use another Simple Jammer on them to raise it back to 100.
Once you reach 100% Obedience, the NPC will stand up. Hold the interact button on them again and then select Subdue. This will make them your follower. We were only able to take one with us at a time.