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Four Points
KOTH-4p shell
Information
Name: Four Points
World: Bane[1]
Gametype: King of the Hill

Details
Players: 2-10
Ammo: 10
Repair: 4
Weapons:

Four Points is a King of the Hill map included in some versions of Battlezone II.

DetailsEdit

InclusionEdit

Four Points' description in pre-1.3 versions indicates that it originated from the German version of Battlezone II.[2] When Empire Interactive re-released Battlezone II as part of their Xplosiv line Four Points was included, though it retained its German description.[3] The 1.3 Patch introduced Four Points to its map list for all versions and translated its description into English.[4]

An unused .inf file and the strategy guide indicate the presence of a Four Points Deathmatch map that was cut before release.[5][6]

StrategyEdit

The center of the hill on this map is much easier to defend on other King of the Hill maps. The elevation of the plateaus prevents heavier vehicles from reaching the center even by the bridges, and the easiest route to the center requires players to travel via the bridges from the jumps at the very edges of the map which expose them to the defender's line of sight from a great distance. Experienced players will be more than capable of climbing the center hill, but destroying the bridges will prevent players who have not yet learned to fly up such steep inclines from reaching the center.

The presence of a MAG Cannon on the center plateau is tempting, but only really of use in small matches where the defender has enough time to charge it. In larger matches, particularly those where players have chosen more nimble vehicles and are more able to climb the plateau, the defender may not have enough time to bring the weapon to bear and would be better off with a faster weapon such as the Blast Cannon on the other end of the eastern bridge.

Capturing the hilltop is not always an easy feat on Four Points, particularly if several players have banded together to hold it against the rest. Light, fast vehicles like Thunderbolts and Sentries are useful for mounting hit-and-run attacks on the plateau by climbing the side and flying over. The Jackal's mortar makes it particularly useful for this task, though it is less suited to holding the platform once captured.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Battlezone II, KOTH-4p.trn
  2. Battlezone II, KOTH-4p.odf
  3. Battlezone II, Xplosiv re-release
  4. 1.3 Patch (Battlezone II), changelog_pb1.txt
  5. Battlezone II, DM-4p.inf
  6. Battlezone II Official Strategy Guide, pg212

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