Set around an airplane crash site in the middle of the map. The east and west parts feature cliffs and bunkers, perfect for snipers. Whilst the smaller ledges and caves, situated in the north and south ensure for plenty of intense action.
Afghan Map Tips
Afghan Map Tricks
Each side of this rocky desert wasteland is fairly defensible, but given all the narrow entry passages, one good enemy rush can trap you and your team in your base, where you can wind up frantically swatting at multiple enemy flanks. The middle of the map, however, is nice and open, and ruins of an ancient jumbo jet provide ambiance and little cover. But be warned: get caught out in the central area and you're a sniper's dream (especially due to the overlooking bunkers), so either bolt through or take the long way around. While not the most secret-laden map, there are a few tricks an quirks to Afghan that can give you the advantage.
1. High Ledge; This high ledge is a great sniping spot, and it's made better by the pile of mattresses beneath it. Your cushiony friends below make anormally deadly fall survivable, creating a quick getaway route, especially if your opponent doesn't know the trick and hesitates.
2. Bunker; The cliff top bunker here is a great spot for long-range defense, but like any stronghold, someone will come along and clear it out every once in a while. Stay vigilant.
3. Cavern; This roomy cavern leads directly to one of the flags in CTF matches. It is the most obvious entryway and is thus a poor route to launch a real attack. However, with a riot shield and some guts, creating chaos in the cave is a great way to distract defenders while your teammates sneak around from one of the side entrances.
4. Gas Tanks; use your environment! A pile of explosive gas tanks here can be used to scatter attacker's limbs like Jenga blocks. If for some reason you're completely out of ammo, a strange quirk will cause the tanks to exploode if you jump on them from enough distance and height. That'll surpise 'em (and kill you)
5. Cockpit; The cockpit of this bit of wreckage is a good place to hide when defending the bombsite within it. You're backed into a corner and exposed to grenade attacks, but headstrong enemies will often run into the plane too quickly to catch you before you aerate their chests with bullets.
Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Maps; Favela
Set in a shanty town, this map is packed full of alleyway's and hidden corners for close quarters action. The streets are lined with buildings and the rooftops provide the high ground for those that like to have an aerial advantage. (Thanks IWF »)
Favela Map Tricks
Favela Map Tricks
In this shantytown with its many corridors and blind corners, it's the trick to known when to stick to the cluttered streets or when to rise to the rooftops in objective-based matches. It's much easier to lose pursuers on the streets – every time they unload a round you're already around the next corner. There is less cover on the rooftops, but travel is faster and you can cover larger areas of ground. In general, use the low ground for offense (e.g. carrying a flag) and the high ground for defense, but break that rule if your opponents seem to be neglecting either area. In Team Deathmatch and Free-for-all, your verticality will depend on how you like to play.
1. Large Street; This large street is the biggest open area in the map, and darting through it can be dangerous, since it's easily covered by the nearby rooftops. Use the cars as cover and weapons, and avoid sticking around for too long.
2. Shortcut; You can leap the gap between these buildings – a shortcut used by Robert Bowling to reach the larger building without exposing himself for too long. Going unseen is a key to succeeding in this map.
3. High-point; This building is the highest point on the map, and can be used to cover a lot of ground – just watch out for any crack shots on surrounding buildings.
4. Street Maze; Rooftop snipers will have a harder time picking you off if you stick to this street maze. you can spend the whole match in the central section and still see a lot of action.
Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Maps; Highrise
Set on the rooftop of an unfinished skyscraper complete with a helipad in the middle. Both the north and south parts of this map contain small interior offices, which are linked by a passageway that runs underneath the map. The outside rooftop area however, is more exposed. Especially to the series of suspended steel beams that hang above the map.
Highrise Map Tips
Highrise Map Tricks
It's full of strategic quirks, choke points, and sniping spots if you know where to look for them. Expect average players to hover around the interior sections at opposite sides of the map, and run through the central throughways.
1. Beams; These suspended beams can (and should) be utilized, though don't run around on them for too long as they offer little cover. What they do offer is a path to the second floor of the northern interior, which is a great place to hunker down and practice your marksmanship. You can leap onto one of the beams from the helipad on the right side of the map.
2. North Interior; The two opposing interiors offer some extra-personal combat. Stay in a crouch and sneak through the cubicles – anyone who foolishly lets their head stick out above one of the half-walls can easily be fragged to pieces through the thin dividers (watch as papers go everywhere – it's beautiful). Shotguns are particularly effective. And remember to use your environment when the opportunity arises – a large copy machine will explode after being beaten into submission, just like cars.
3. South Interior; ^ same as ^
4. Scaffolding; A bit of scaffolding gives you access to a barely perceptible ledge that runs along the side of the building, which is an excellent secret route for carrying flags or bombs in objective matches. Even if the enemy kills you while you're carrying the objective, they'll have a tough time retrieving it from it's perch, giving you and your team the opportunity to catch them while they're distracted.
5. Passageway; There's a passageway (not visible) which runs across the entire map, from the northern interior to the southern. Here, in the middle, an openeing exposes the passage to the air, making lower-level travelers vulnerable for a second. This isn't the most secretive route – everyone knows it's there – but if you're lucky, you'll make it to the other side and pop up behind the opposing team without tipping anyone off. Slughther time!
6. Parkour Opp; There's a piece of scaffolding hanging about 10 feet from the edge of the building here. If you enjoy a little parkour, and don't mind dying a few (or several) times, you can leap from the building, grap onto the scaffolding by pressing the Jump/Action button, climb it like a ladder, shimmy across a sliver of a ledge, walk up another piece of scaffolding, and reach the roff of the southern interior – the highest pooint on the map. You might find a little surprise up there...
Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Maps; Estate
Its setting is reminiscent of Creek from the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare DLC, but it plays very differently. At the southern end of the map is a large, two-story estate house, which tends to become the centerpiece of every battle. It is defensible, but not hard to infiltrate once you know the tricks, and when you're in, it's easy to create a lot of confusion (smoke grenades help). Outside of the buildings, the map is wooded and encourages long-range combat and a lot of sprinting.
Estate Map Tips
Estate Map Tricks
1. Side Entrance; The house has several entrances, and most of which will get you killed most of the time. However, come around to the side and you'll find a pile of logs that create a convenient ramp up to the second floor. Anyone inside will probably be focused on defending the doors or peering into the distance and looking for heads to snipe, so your surprise attack has a decent chance of wreaking a little havoc. Any way you enter, it's rarely a bad idea to toss a stun grenade in first.
2. Greenhouse; The greenhouse next to the estate gets a lot of traffic, so it would be wise to lurk around behind it waiting for battles to erupt inside. Running directly through it can be dangerous, but most of the paths to the estate are dangerous, so that's pretty unavoidable.
3. Gully; The central gully and path to the house is a popular one, but it can also be well covered by anyone on the second floor of the house. You'll see a lot of the maps's action in this area, which either means that you'll avoid it or gravitate to it, depending on how frantic you like your matches.
4. Roof access; Yet another pile of logs on the back of this shack provides easy access to the roof, where large portions of the map can be covered. If you're running near the area, remember to glance up in case you're being scoped out by a prone sniper.
5. The Long Way; This side of the map is the least used, and is the safest, but longest, way to approach the estate.
6. Power Station; The power station doesn't get a whole lot of action, but it can still be a dangerous place. Watch out for snipers on the building at number 4, and be wary of running up the central path at number 3, as that tends to end in a flurry of gunfire and a respawn.
Credits to the December 2009 issue of PlayStation Magazine.
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This is a good post but also quite common sense really. This is kinda like those fail things they put in for new people to play. Of course it can always bring new ideas on how to play for more advanced players if they end up using a course of action in a specific maps every time it happens to appear. I dunno I just thought it was a nice chock full of info o.o.