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Halo: Reach Multiplayer Map Guide

Boardwalk

Suggested Ability: Sprint

The multiple outdoor levels to Boardwalk may scream for a jetpack, but if you know your routes you can save yourself some exposure by sprinting around the area using the trench-like hallways as cover. If you come under fire from an unknown angle, simply dash to the nearest cover and regroup.

 

Major Weapon Locations

There’s a sniper rifle on the right side of the overlook.

There’s a second sniper rifle right under a tree in the courtyard. Just against the wall behind it is the shotgun

The rocket launcher lies in the service tunnels

The plasma launcher rests at the bottom of the waterfall. Keep in mind you can reach this area from the upper courtyard by dropping down.

 

Health Locations

Skybridge

Rest stop 1st floor

Service Tunnels (near the rocket launcher)

Ocean View

Make out point


 

Map Tips


• It’s a good idea to lurk around with your eye on the open area of the courtyard. A lot of face-offs take place out there and if you keep a watchful eye you can pick off some weakened foes. Just make sure not to stray too far out into the open or risk the same thing happening to you.

• If you’re careful you can slink across this edge to reach the service tunnel quickly from the courtyard. It’s worth it, as the rocket launcher and a health pack are there. The service tunnel is not a high traffic zone, so even if the launcher is gone, the area serves as a great place to catch your breath. As a matter of fact, using the edges all along the map is a good way to get around covertly.


Above: Frikkin’ snipers!

• The rest stop balcony is only accessible using a jetpack or a grenade jump. It is an excellent sniper’s nest and don’t forget there is a sniper rifle is resting just below in the courtyard.

• The tree/bush areas are good vantage points, especially if your armor color acts as camouflage. Just watch your back.

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18 comments

  • ProR2D2 - March 21, 2011 8:11 a.m.

    AWESOME GUIDE!!
  • halojunkie - October 24, 2010 10:36 p.m.

    on the cage map the lower level is great for stratgey on teammate uses armor lock and sticky gernades while the other player hides near the ramp near the left.
  • jaklar - October 5, 2010 3:41 p.m.

    Pretty slick Halo Reach guide for iPhone, has a ton of stuff: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guide-for-halo-reach-legendary/id393751531?mt=8
  • Limbo - September 22, 2010 5:09 a.m.

    The best strategy for Zealot in Slayer gametypes is to have your whole team go into space, especially if its a DMR mode. Have one player right under the central lift (yellow), one player standing in between the red and blue lifts on the raised area, and one player on each pillar next to the red and blue lifts. Any player from the other team that goes up a lift will be instantly visible to at least three players. Players that jetpack through the ground will be instantly visible to all players. Since there are no power weapons besides the sword (useless in space due to reduced speed), you will be near unstoppable. The only thing that should ever kill you is a needler, which will only kill one player, leaving you with three still up there while he returns. This takes a lot of teamwork to work. It is also probably the cheapest thing possible in a Halo game ever. However, it is hilarious to see the other team get absolutely murdered 50-0 and then hear little kids scream at you in the lobby for beating them so badly. The reward is definitely worth being a noob for a game.
  • elpurplemonkey - September 21, 2010 4:45 a.m.

    Good guide, these tips are actually pretty helpful. I never would have thought to go for the hologram on Zealot.
  • Bipes - September 19, 2010 6:37 p.m.

    I Like how you dont put this with the Halo: Reach features so everyone wont see your score
  • listerinemarine - September 19, 2010 2:29 p.m.

    This actually helps a lot. Gracias. Also: fuuuuuuuggin adbots.
  • Dragonflame - September 18, 2010 7:19 p.m.

    Well i do prefer the Armor Lock ability over anything else. Trained with it in Beta and still running smoothly. Yet to have minus in my Kill/Death spread :)
  • Slayer11496 - September 18, 2010 6 p.m.

    reach awesome....
  • csmirk - September 20, 2010 5:20 p.m.

    on powerhouse the focus rifle is a sniper thats in slayer i don't know if its different in other game types
  • Spybreak8 - September 19, 2010 10:56 p.m.

    Nice, I always like to know where to go. Also check out Bungie.net and look at their heatmaps, really good info on where to not find yourself during a match. Most of the time it looks like open areas are actually better with survivability compared to close quarter interior places but eh that's odd to see.
  • Mohawkman97 - September 19, 2010 4:33 p.m.

    great article! I NEED MOAR REACH!!!
  • MaxxamusTime - September 19, 2010 12:58 a.m.

    This article is almost as good as the stragey guide thanks.
  • DrRock - September 18, 2010 11:10 p.m.

    @Dragonflame I use Armor Lock as well. I need to get better with it though. Jetpack and Lock were the two things I primarely used in the beta.
  • chrisgidy - September 18, 2010 11 p.m.

    I want this game! But im a poor person :'(
  • DrRock - September 18, 2010 7:06 p.m.

    This is sweet. My son and I will get good use out of these map guides. Thx
  • Jamahl - September 18, 2010 6:40 p.m.

    Most people don't seem to know about not showing up on radar when crouched, period! >.>
  • FlyinHawaiian13 - September 18, 2010 6:33 p.m.

    People don't seem to know that they show up on the radar when they use the elevator on Reflections. Even if your crouched you still show up so if you're on the balcony sniping one stick should take care of them.

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