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I have a player that oftenly asked his Drones to protect someone in autopilot or follow someone then he lost link (because of Noise) to come back to safehouse.

Is this possible ? Is an autosoft is required ?

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Possibly.

Drones are not renowned for being particularly clever. If they are being directly controlled and that link is interrupted, the drone's pilot program will attempt to continue following its most recent orders. This pilot program is specific to the drone in question, and does not have to be purchased or run separately, as you would an autosoft. Depending on how vaguely defined "protecting" someone is, the GM may have the drone test to see if it can figure out what to do. From SR5 p. 269:

When faced with something novel or unexpected, or a complicated command, a Pilot program must make a Device Rating x 2 Test against a threshold set by the gamemaster based on how confusing the situation is.

If the drone were to fail this test, it would either A) follow the target until a connection is re-established to the RCC, or B) hold position and attempt to re-connect to the RCC and request new orders.

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