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Halo: Reach Multiplayer Map Guide

Sword Base

Suggested Ability: Jet Pack


Above: Epic 

This map should be easily recognized by anyone who’s played the beta. The jet pack is definitely the way to go if you prefer easy access to all areas. True you can only make good use of it when you are out in the wide open middle section of the map, but it allows you to transfer quickly from any of the floors on one side of the map to any of the floors on the other side.

 

Major Weapon Locations

The sword is against the wall in the lobby on 2a

The concussion rifle lies on the medium bridge between 3b and 4a

The shotgun is resting against the wall under the ramp in research on 4a

The grenade launcher is on the ground floor

 

Health Locations

Operations, 1b

Lobby, 2a

Security, 3b

 

Map Tips

• The floors are labeled from 1a to 6b. All of the floors on one side are labeled “a” and all of the floors on the other side are labeled “b”. Make note of what is what so that you get a good picture in your head of the map’s layout. It also comes in handy to know what each floor is called for coordination strategies in games such as CTF or Team Slayer.

• The high duct, accessible by jetpack or by foot from 5b, is designed for campers. You get a good view of all three of the floors on the “a” side of the map, and can defend yourself relatively easily since the vent’s entrance is on a down slope.

• If you’re about to go up a vent and you see your motion tracker suggesting there is someone up top, lob a grenade through the vent, wait a second or two, then follow it up.

• The glass roof of the break room serves as a great location to ambush from.

• If you have an explosive weapon and want to rack up kills, find a corner and target players crossing the bridges.


Above: Huh? Who’s there?

• Stay off the central ground floor. “Pretend it’s hot lava” as the kids say. 

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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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