Category: Maps

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Balancing Armored Warfare maps: Heat map and flow patterns at Obsidian’s studios

During my recent visit to the Armored Warfare mother ship (also known as Obsidian Entertainment’s studios) I was able to attend a few quick presentations by developers. Below is a bit of a video from the talk put on by Obsidian’s Tyson Christensen, aka Commander Chickensen on the forums. This has to do with with a brief look at one area of how Obsidian makes changes to map balance in Armored Warfare. Heat maps (and they are not always...

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Armored Warfare open beta head start and Reactor map trailer

Unless you are not following Armored Warfare or Armored Talk you know by now the head start to Armored Warfare has begun. A new and dramatic trailer showcases head start and sets the backdrop for the largest map in the game (Reactor): I like the mercenaries for hire line… Reactor map in Armored Warfare As the third decade of the 21st century came to an end, the beleaguered, weakened nations of Europe were fighting over the last remnants...

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Armored Warfare’s Lost Island map

If you haven’t played on the Lost Island map yet you are going to love it. At least I have so far. The first time I was on it I think I got lost for awhile admiring the surroundings. Taking a hit woke me up though. 😉 There are a lot of avenues and paths in and around the terrain. In faster moving TDs I’ve actually preferred the red area. You can do a lot of...

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PvE map: Operation Phalanx gameplay in Armored Warfare with a Beglietpanzer 57

The 4th early access test coming on August 13th brings a lot of changes to Armored Warfare. One of those is a new PvE mission: Operation Phalanx: The Lions of Nequiel would rather blow up the refinery than let anyone else take it. Break through to the refinery and disarm the explosives before this senseless act of destruction is carried out! I had a chance to play this map on the Russian PTS but due...

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PvE map: Operation Wildfire in Armored Warfare

The 4th early access test in Armored Warfare starts August 13th and brings a lot of changes to the game. One of those is a new map for the PvE (player vs environment) mode: Operation Wildfire: Cartel forces are gunning for SAMs pointed at their cargo planes. It’s your job to make sure that those missiles will reach their intended targets, thereby crippling enemy operations. I had the chance to play on this map recently and recorded...

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Narrows map brief strategy

Armored Warfare put out a new map trailer (below) for the Narrows map and it has a nice flair to it. Narrows is one of the two maps that came out for testing on the NA and EU servers in a surprise release. We actually had gameplay footage of the Pipelines map the day before Narrows and Pipelines Armored Warfare maps were announced. The Narrows map in Armored Warfare The Narrows map is loosely based on the...

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New maps in Armored Warfare early access

We brought you a screenshot, the mini-map, and even a Wiesel 1 gameplay video of the new, unannounced Pipelines PvP map in Armored Warfare. Today it is announced there are not one, but two new PvP maps coming to early access in Armored Warfare. Narrows and Pipelines PvP maps are being tested exclusively on EU and NA servers. The official site says both maps will be available this upcoming weekend. The official descriptions and images...

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New Pipelines map in Armored Warfare

So here I am getting a chance to play a couple games on the EU serer since I mostly missed NA last night, and a new map pops up… Sorry for the low quality. I didn’t think about hitting the print screen key to get a snapshot. This is a clip form the recording I had going to disk. Update: Here is a quick video of the Armored Warfare Pipelines PvP map with me in...

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Armored Warfare Roughneck Map coming to early access

  Having more maps is something a lot of people want. Procedurally generated maps would be ideal, but that will likely be Armored Warfare version 5 in the year 2040. For now we will have to be content with hopefully a lot of maps. This one looks good, the images below can be clicked on for larger versions: The green zone represents the refinery – it was already heavily damaged during the fighting and the...

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Armored Warfare map: River Point

Armored Warfare unveiled a new map today. This particular map was not in the alpha tests so it is exciting to see an addition in this area. The other new item in the trailer below is the Polish armored fighting vehicle made by OBRUM, the PL-01. The EN-01 will be a tier 8 light tank in PvE game modes. The map is coming to Armored Warfare early access but it is unclear if it will be...