The last few weeks of combat have seen the new airfield change hands many times, as it was successively captured by the Axis then reclaimed by the Allies, only to be lost again the next day. The evidence of bitter struggle can be seen everywhere in the surroundings.
Our level designer, Reto.Ratamahat, likes to give environments a lived-in (or in this case, died-in) feel by adding elements which tell a story of their own. This has become more visible in the coming iteration of the Airfield map. To the observer traveling on the C Line, the place looks like it has seen both ground attacks and air raids. You will find yourself ducking behind the wreckage of an American M3 Halftrack or taking cover in the crater left by a recent bombing run. On the D Line you will encounter a grim memento mori: a rotting horse carcass next to an overturned cart, probably caught in a crossfire.
As you get closer to the gates, still on the D Line, you’ll come across trees that were either cut down or blown up, just before you hit a series of concrete pyramids. These are tank obstacles, affectionately referred to as dragon’s teeth.
If you try to sneak into the main hangar, you’ll find a nearby hiding spot in the shape of a Bf 109 crash landing site.
Even the nearby lake bears signs of sinister events…
Stay tuned for more Newgarden features!