|Armor type||Structure Armor Tough|
|Upgrades||Land Mines (China only) Neutron Mine (China only) Fortified Structure (GLA only) Camo Netting (Prince Kassad only)|
|“||You destroyed my command center. I'm impressed general. Few could survive this long.
The command center was needed to organize data, initiate advanced tactics and authorize the production of most units and structures. Generals Powers were also utilized from the command center to get special and advanced weapons.
China's Command Center also built Construction Dozers and could be upgraded with a radar.
The GLA Command Center trained Workers and like all GLA buildings would leave behind a GLA Hole that could rebuild the Center if destroyed. GLA generals could fortify the building against enemy attacks with Fortified Structures upgrade, while Prince Kassad could also stealth the building with Camo-Netting as he learned to do with all GLA buildings. A Fake Command Center could also be built instead of a real one.
Being mostly useless after the initial dozers and workers were constructed, the Command Center was often sold for a cash boost after initial construction had been completed. This did, however, make the USA and China's dozers irreplaceable (at least until a Command Center was rebuilt later), putting great emphasis on their destruction and protection and also took away radar if playing as USA or China (the GLA could build a radar van hence they could keep their radar). This also made the Generals Powers unusable.
|Land mine||Deploy standard mines around the Command center.||Available for all Chinese buildings except Speaker Towers for a cost of $600.|
|Neutron Mines||Upgrades the standard to neutron mines thus allowing them to kill vehicle pilots instead of destroying them.||Available for all Chinese buildings except Speaker Towers for a cost of $500. Requires Land mine to be installed.|
|Radar Upgrade||Access the radar system||Available for building for a cost of $500.|
|Fortified Structure||Fortify Command center against enemy attacks.||Purchasable at any Palace for a cost of $1000.|
|Camo Netting||Upgrades Command center with camo netting, rendering it invisible to enemy forces until it fires or is fired upon, or detected by detectors.||Purchasable at the building for a cost of $500. Prince Kassad only.|
Command Centers of Generals
|“||Nicely play, General.You destroyed my Command Center, now I be forced to fight dirty....
- Prince Kassad
All the Command Centers of all the Generals where slightly different, having logo's in their color in front of their main door:
|Super Weapon||Big shield, with a small star in the middle|
|Laser||Triangle, with a small star in the middle ("Optical Radiation" warning sign)|
|Air Force||Plane, seen from the up-side-down (similar to airport road sign)|
|Tank||Battlemaster Tank seen from the side|
|Infantry||An AK-47 assault rifle|
|Nuke||Radiation Warning trefoil, inverse (clear central circle and radiating arcs)|
|Toxin||Bio-hazard warning trefoil|
|Demolition||A few dynamite sticks with a plunger-style detonator.|
|Stealth||Small circle with a larger circle around it(x 4) and an cross trough it (crosshairs with extra rings)|
|Emergency Repair||Instantly repair vehicles in an area||4 minutes||
|Spy Drone||Reveal targeted area permanently until destroyed. Cloaked and can detect stealth units||1.30 minutes||none|
|Construction Dozer||Build and repair American buildings. Clear mines||12 seconds||none|
|Spy Satellite||Revealed targeted area for 15–18 seconds. Spot hidden objects||1 minute||none|
|Para Drop||Drop Rangers from the C-130 Hercules plane at the targeted area||4 minutes||
|A10 Missile Strike||Strike the targeted area with gattlings and rockets by using A10 Thunderbolts. Reveal the targeted area and the A10 Thunderbolts paths||4 minutes||
|Fuel Air Bomb||Drop a bomb from the C-130 Hercules plane which firstly spread an amount of on-air fuel that takes about several moments later to explode. The explosion destroy everything in its range. Recommended for enemy concentrations. This special weapon does not has any long effect. Reveal the targeted area for a while. The processes are aborted if the plane has been destroyed before the bomb could be dropped.||6 minutes||none|
|Leaflet Drop||The Leaflet Drop is dropped by plane, and will spread propaganda leaflets over nearby targets. Any units will cease to fight while they take their time to consider the message delivered.||5 minutes||none|
|Spectre Gunship||When deployed, the Spectre Gunship will strafe the area for a given amount of time, bombarding the target with chainguns and its on-board howitzer.||5 minutes||
+ Only accessible by AF and SW General.
|Icon||Unit/Upgrade||Cost||Descriptions||Build Time (s)||Levels|
|Construction Dozer||1000||Builds all Chinese structures and repairs buildings. Clears mines||13||none|
|Radar Upgrade||500||Online the radar system||20||none|
|Land Mines||600||Create mines around the building and harm enemy that pass through||20||none|
|Neutron Mines||500||Replace the mines to the neutron mines around the building and harm infantry that pass through. Kill vehicles and tanks crew when pass through.||25||none|
|Cluster Mines||1 General's Promotion Point||Send a plane at the targeted area which drop a bomb that spread a set of cluster mines which harm enemies when go through it. Recommended to launch at your base entry or enemy production buildings (War Factory, Barracks, Supply Center, etc.). Does not harm Worker and Construction Dozer||4 minutes||none|
|Carpet Bomb||1 General's Promotion Point||One bomber drops its payload of high explosive bombs on the target area.||3 minutes||none|
|Nuke Carpet Bomb||1 General's Promotion Point||One bomber drops its payload of tactical nuclear bombs on the target area. General Tao only.||2.30 minutes||none|
|Artillery Barage||1 General's Promotion Point||Fires several howitzers from the outer map at the targeted area. The shells destroy everything in their way. Recommended to attack enemy concentrations (Level 1) and buildings (Level 2 & 3)||5 minutes||
|Cash Hack||1 General's Promotion Point||Steal money from enemy Supply Center or Supply Stash via internet||4 minutes||
|Tank Drop||1 General's Promotion Point||Requests a reinforcement in the form of Battlemaster Tank to be parachuted on the map by plane. General Kwai only.||4 minutes||
|Para Drop||1 General's Promotion Point||Drop Mini-Gunners from the C-130 Hercules plane at the targeted area. General Fai only.||4 minutes||
|Frenzy||1 General's Promotion Point||Increases the firepower of the affected friendly/allied units||4 minutes||none
|EMP Bomb||1 General's Promotion Point||Drop a bomb at the targeted area with a plane which freeze all mechanical units and buildings. Recommended to attack after launch this ability.||6 minutes||none|
- Zero Hour patch 1.03:
- fixed a crash that would occur when upgrading a fake GLA command center
- fixed an issue that caused a GLA player's support powers to become un-clickable after he captured an opponent's command center
- In the final game, the Command Centers of the individual generals are only differentiated by a symbol printed on the ground. However, every general was supposed to get a totally new Command Center specifically designed for that general. It was probably cut due to time constraints, but the normal models are all in the game and can be viewed with a model viewer.
- Tank General's Command Center is the only one that's fully absent. Maybe they never got around to finishing him. Note also that the two other Chinese Command Centers have a green roof, whereas the normal Command Center has a brown roof.
- The American Command Center has an unused animation which shows the radar dish building up, like when the player purchased the radar upgrade. This is unused because America starts with radar at all times. However, the players may have been required to purchase the radar upgrade at some point in game development. Note also that in the Worldbuilder, the American Command Center appears without the radar dish, even though this is never seen in the game.