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Adds (or inserts when index is given) a new waypoint to a group. The waypoint is placed randomly within a circle with the given center and radius. The function returns a waypoint with format [group, index].

Prior to Arma 3 v1.90, if you need exact waypoint placement, use setWaypointPosition


groupName addWaypoint [center, radius, index, name]
groupName: Group
center: Array format PositionAGL (PositionASL if radius is negative!) or Object
radius: Number - random waypoint placement within radius from center
Arma 3
Since Arma 3 v1.90, -1 may be used for exact waypoint placement
index (optional): Number - can be used to insert a waypoint in between existing waypoints
name (optional): String - waypointName
Return Value:
Array format Waypoint - [Group, index]


Example 1:
_wp = _grp addWaypoint [position player, 0];

Additional Information

See also:
waypoints createGuardedPoint deleteWaypoint copyWaypoints move setCurrentWaypoint setWaypointBehaviour setWaypointCombatMode setWaypointCompletionRadius setWaypointDescription setWaypointFormation setWaypointHousePosition setWaypointPosition setWaypointScript setWaypointSpeed setWaypointStatements setWaypointTimeout setWaypointType setWaypointVisible waypointAttachVehicle waypointAttachedVehicle setWaypointLoiterRadius waypointLoiterRadius setWaypointLoiterType currentWaypoint waypointName waypointSpeed setWPPos


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Posted on 2009-11-26
In game versions prior to Arma 3 v1.22: If you add a waypoint to your group and then want them to start moving to that waypoint, make sure to call setWaypointType "MOVE" on your waypoint.
Posted on 2014-06-21 - 20:38 (UTC)
if you want to create a waypoint of type "MOVE" and set it as actual waypoint, you can use the move command that does everything for you with only one line of code !
Be aware that move command intercepts multiple waypoints and it will not line up in waypoints queue. In other word it is a quick solution if you want your group to get only one waypoint, but for several waypoints you'll have to use addwaypoint and all setwaypointXXXXXX commands around.
see move command.
Posted on 2014-08-04 - 23:49 (UTC)
The waypoint may not be created exactly at the center position even if radius is zero. The position will be moved away if there are e.g. rocks at the center position or if it is placed at the edge of water on a shore.