Friday, December 2, 2011

Research on Boardwalk

Containing many walkways and located by a Mag-Lev Train line, Boardwalk, is set in an urban plaza in the city of New Alexandria. Here is an image I've uploaded from within the game. It's a top view of the map containing a red and blue dot showing where both teams initially spawn.

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The Power Weapons

Boardwalk has six power weapons; rockets, two snipers, two shotguns, and a plasma launcher. The shotguns and snipers spawn every two minutes, while rockets and plasma launcher spawn every three minutes. Each team has one sniper and one shotgun near each base. Blue team clearly has the advantage in this map though, with top spawn and rockets being closer to their spawn, while red team normally gets plasma launcher.
Keys to Success
Taking control of rockets and snipers almost always guarantees victory in Boardwalk, that's why blue team has the advantage here, or do they? There is a way for red team to get rockets before blue team but it rarely happens. The trick is using jet pack around the glass window under skybridge and catching blue team of guard. Since this map has many distinct locations, making call outs is always crucial. Here is a list of the call outs within Boardwalk:

- Cafe Hall
- Cafe Square
- Upper Courtyard
- Skybridge
- Courtyard
- Service Tunnels
- Visitor Center
- Ocean View
- Courtyard Balcony
- Rest Stop 1st Floor
- Rest Stop 2nd Floor
- Overlook

Perfect Setup

Unlike most maps, top map control isn't really important here if you just want to get rockets. Since rockets spawn in the service tunnels on the bottom floor, guarding the bottom is the best way to get rockets.  The best setup doesn't include guarding rockets until the time comes. You need one sniper at top sniper spawn and another teammate with rockets at skybridge. The other sniper should be at the visitor center while the last teammate gets ready for new rockets spawn with a shotgun.

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