The Oster build is drawing near, but there are still cool new features we haven’t shown you! Besides introducing Mechanized Recon ATs, supply crates on cars, new weapons, a new career selection menu, the Oster build also features several interesting new map tweaks.
We’ve already covered the new buildings you will find on the Airfield map, but now comes something that was widely requested by our community: redesigned access points on the Hill Skirmish and Forest Skirmish maps. Our level design team took on the challenge of finding a way to reduce the amount of spawncamping in skirmish battles without having to completely re-write the existing game mode. The result is a combination of new buildings, new landscaping, new terrain props and rearranged spawn points, which should make it much less comfortable for lazy campers to just sit around the access points, waiting to shoot enemies as they appear.
The picture above was taken at the access point near C, on the Forest Skirmish map. You’ll notice two new things: in the foreground, a tree fence which serves both to block the view from the outer forest and to provide cover from tanks camping up the road; and in the background, a nice big rustic house across the road from the ruins. That’s right, now there’s two buildings, each with spawn points. That’s a lot of doors and windows to watch, and it gives deploying soldiers the element of surprise. All access points now share this feature, in one configuration or another. There are some variations: for example, near A in the Forest Skirmish map, the house and the ruins are not directly across from each other, as you can see below.
The access point near C, on the Hill Skirmish map, has the ruins and the house on the same side of the road. We’ve added rows of sandbags and removed some of the spawncampers’ favorite trees.
If the enemy sends in tanks, you’ll find boxes with anti-tank weapons in both the house and the ruins, at every access point. And remember, killing tanks is easier when you’re shooting down from the top floor!
Stay tuned for more Oster features!