Scenarios 101: Heavy Metal Special
Episode 9: Reikland Factory
Welcome, folks, to another episode of Scenarios 101! With the special Heavy Metal live event under way, we're giving you some in-depth strategy for the Reikland Factory Scenario! This scenario will only be available for a limited time during the event, but will be back in the future.
Reikland Factory is an 18 vs. 18 Scenario based on the Reikland zone. During the Heavy Metal live event, players from all levels will be able to join this Scenario in their own brackets.
Reikland Factory features both indoor and outdoor terrain with a heavy industrial influence... well, as industrial as the Empire can get. The middle of the zone has a large building called the Steam Tank Plant which has several entry points: from ground level, above, and below. The various ways into the Steam Tank Plant and the various levels upon which you can fight while inside the building ensure fast and varied gameplay! There are also three outside capture locations in this Scenario: The Warehouse, The Landing, and the Machine Shop. These locations are relatively open and easy to assault.
First things first. Capturing the Steam Tank Plant is not a guaranteed road to victory in this Scenario. It's very tempting to capture this location and hole up inside, but if you do that and allow the other team to capture the other locations, you will lose. Capturing all three of the outer area locations will net you more points over time than the SteamTank Plant alone. A smart team will capture the Steam Tank Plant PLUS one of the other three capture locations. Be warned though, holding more than one capture location in this Scenario will be a challenge, given the size of this map!
During the Heavy Metal Event, various treats will be scattered throughout the zone in this Scenario, including exploding barrels, meat pies, hunting missions and collection quests. Make sure you scour the entire Reikland Factory zone to find these special event rewards because after the event, they will be gone!
That's it for this episode of Scenarios 101! Next time we move to the final Scenarios in High elf vs. Dark elf... I promise!
Until next time... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!