--------------------------------------------------------------------------- \\\\\\\\\\Star Wars: Battlefront II for PC, Xbox, PS2, and PSP\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\FAQ/Walkthrough Guide written by DarthMarth (email@example.com)\\ \\\\\\\\\\Version 0.90\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Version 0.69: The preliminary versions sections 5, 6, 7, 9, and 11 are done; 8 is started. Version 0.88: Everything except Campaign Walkthrough finished. Version 0.90: Updates to some sections, and the first three missions done for the walkthrough. Version 1.00: Finished the Campaign Walkthrough. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ \\\\\\\\\\1. Table of Contents\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -Note-Press Ctrl+F and type in the code next to the section to jump to it. On Mac browsers, use Command+F.) --- 1. Table of Contents (you're reading it) 2. Introduction -Intrd- 3. FAQ -Frakq- 4. Campaign Walkthrough -Cpnwl- 5. Galactic Conquest Mode -Glccm- 6. Unit Classes -Uncla- 7. Heroes -Heros- 8. Weapons/Tools/Abilities -Wpnta- 9. Vehicles -Vhcls- 10. Maps -Ma#ps- 11. Awards -Awrds- 12. Legal Information –Legin- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ \\\\\\\\\\2. Introduction (Intrd)\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Welcome to my fourth FAQ/Walkthrough for GameFAQs on the sequel to the best- selling Star Wars game of all time, Star Wars: Battlefront II. With this guide, I hope to help new players (which, at the moment, includes everyone) to get acquainted with the game and learn about its weapons, classes, levels, and eventually, the campaign. For the first time, I'm also including screenshots to support my text. I want this guide to eventually be as complete as possible, so any contributions are welcome! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ \\\\\\\\\\3. FAQ (Frakq)\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q: What's the easiest way to get awards/get them to legendary? A: For weapon awards like Gunslinger or Regulator, I've found that relatively closed maps like Polis Massa or Tantive IV work well for getting kills with these weapons. Mustafar is about the right size for Frenzy. For Demolition, go to Hoth with the number of bots set to 0 as a Rebel Vanguard, take a Snowspeeder out to the AT-ATs, and blast their necks 4 times. Either respawn or win after that. Kamino is probably the best sniper level for Marksman; enemies are sitting ducks in the turrets. For Technician, I play on Endor and slice into Speeder Bikes if I can catch them or chicken walkers. Space Battles are best for the point-based awards; blowing up 2 vital systems/frigates earns you War Hero. You could also get them while getting another award for a weapon you excel with. For all awards, if you try to get them multiple times, remember to wait at least 30 seconds after respawning so you don't keep it in your next life. Q: What do the various other awards (Camper, Dead Eye, Bait, etc...) shown after a battle mean? A: They all keep track of who did the most of something in the battle. Tank Buster is vehicle kills, Killing Spree is the most number of kills in 5 seconds, Camper is the most time spent without moving, Survivalist is the most "close calls" (times when you nearly died but survived), Traitor is number of team kills, Public Enemy is the most kills made in one life, Bantha Fodder is number of deaths, and Dead Eye is number of headshots/critical hits. Bait and Nemesis show who you killed and were killed by the most, respectively. Q: What's up with Space Combat? A: The default mode here is Assault, which is point-based and nearly exclusive to Space Battles. You can fly one of four types of craft: scout fighters (which specialize in destroying enemy starfighters), bombers (which specialize in destroying enemy frigates and vital systems), balanced fighters (which are proficient at both tasks), and landers (which are extremely slow and heavily armed, with multiple weapons positions) You use these fighters to score points in space; frigates and vital systems are 18 points each while fighters are 4 to 12 points each, depending on what kind they are and how many people are in them. If you don't have your "space legs," you can also fly into the enemy hangar and attack from the inside, killing pilots and taking out auto turret controls, shields, and vital systems from within. (The lancers serve as spawn points when parked in a hangar) The two unique classes in this mode, Pilot and Marine, are suited for space and onboard combat, respectively. Q: What does it mean that enemy reinforcements are being depleted? A: It means you control the majority of the Command Posts on a map in Conquest. When you do, the enemy reinforcement count will slowly decrease, giving you an advantage. Q: I heard about a level with all the Heroes and all the Villains! A: Yes, play Assault on Mos Eisley. All Heroes vs. all Villains, and you get to listen to cantina music. =) Q: WTF!? Space Coruscant isn't in Instant Action!? A: You can always replay it in the campaign. For multiplayer, you'll have to play another space level and pretend the planet sprite is Coruscant. Q: Insert any technical question here! A: I'm probably not the one to go to on this. All I can say is to make sure your system meets all the requirements. Q: My question isn't answered in here! A: E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your question on the GameFAQs message boards. If you e-mail me, please put "Star Wars" or "Battlefront II" somewhere in the e-mail title or it will likely be deleted. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ \\\\\\\\\\4. Campaign Walkthrough (Cpnwl)\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ===PART 1=== <TRAINING-ATTACK OF THE CLONES> The training mission on Geonosis is optional, but highly recommended for first-timers and for starting off the campaign. You're introduced as a member of the 501st Clone Trooper division facing his first battle on Geonosis in a quick cutscene. After that, you start as a regular Clone Trooper at Command Post 6. Better get to work. Your first objective is to follow the yellow arrows to "Checkpoint Alpha" to test your basic movement capabilities. Easier done than said. After reaching it, you can move on. Next, you must take out three Super Battle Droid scouts that spawn near you, behind the crashed Techno Union ship. They're fairly easy and stop often, making them simple to hit. Be sure to aim at what passes for their heads, the projections between their shoulders. They can damage you, but if you keep moving and your distance they're unlikely to hit. Next, you're directed to a heavily damaged Hailfire Droid nearby. Use your secondary weapons, Thermal Detonators, to finish it off. They'll stick to destroyable objects and vehicles; just throw them at the droid. Try to hit the conelike projection under the droid's "head" to do critical damage. Next, you must capture the downed Hardcell starliner. Follow the arrows to the Command Post under it and stand by it until the crosshairs on the right fill, meaning it belongs to the Republic. This sparks the battle between the Republic and CIS, causing clones and droids to go at each other from opposite sides of the battlefield. Run to the CP amidst the chaos and capture it. Now, it's time to get health and ammo for your troops. Press E (or whatever you mapped Use to) while facing your new Command Post and select the Engineer class from the menu, then hit "Spawn" to become an engineer. One again, easier done than said. Your next task is to use your Fusion Cutter to repair the destroyed Health and Ammo Droids near the starliner. Switch to it like you would to any other primary weapon and hold the primary fire button down while facing the droids to repair them. They will now restore health and ammo to any unit that stands near them. Now for a fun objective-you must get into the AT-TE that has mysteriously appeared near you. Once again to up to it and press the Enter/use button (probably E) to get in. You can then switch positions using the mouse wheel, or whatever else you set. After getting in, you must take out one of the CIS' rampaging Spider Walkers in front of a bunker. You can be either the Pilot or Main Gunner for this; in either case, just blast the slow-moving droid with your weapons until it goes boom. Aim for the cylinders where the legs join the head for critical damage. Next, you must get to the top of the Techno Union ship, where the Geonosians have somehow stashed a Sith Holocron they somehow attained. (This tutorial makes no sense) The easiest way to do this is as a Jet trooper. Go to a Command Post and switch to one the same way you did to an Engineer, then go around to the short end of the ship. When you get there, double-tap the jump button to activate your jetpack and fly up to the top. Next, bring it to the next place the arrows point you. (Note that you can't use your jetpack while carrying it, or a flag) Next, you must take the cliff bunker. Use the Jet Trooper to reach it easily and take the Command Post at the top of the cliff. (Not in the actual bunker) be sure to defeat all of the droids around it. Next you have to-that is, get to be a sniper. Switch to the Clone Sharpshooter class at your new Command Post. Use your Sniper Rifle to eliminate 3 enemy droids-be sure to aim at their heads. After this, you're ordered to deal with more Spider Walkers. Switch to a Heavy Trooper and aim your Rocket Launcher at a Spider. If you press Q, you'll lock onto it and have your missiles home in. Stand next to the ammo droid and blast it repeatedly until it's destroyed. Now for the best part. After destroying the Walker, you can immediately respawn as Master Mace Windu. You now wield a powerful Lightsaber and even more powerful Force...Powers. Use them to wipe out 10 Droids, which should be easy. After this, you must take the Command Post in the CIS Bunker. It's out in the open, and taking it without dying would be difficult. Being in control of a Jedi should make it easier. Do anything you can to secure this objective; after doing so, you win the tutorial and prepare the 501st for real combat in the rest of the Clone Wars and beyond. <MYGEETO: AMONGST THE RUINS> In the first real mission, you're sent to Mygeeto with Jedi Master Ki-Adi- Mundi to retrieve an experimental power source for Palpatine's planned "superlaser." You can spawn at either of two Command Posts on the southern end of the map, and your first objective is to capture the Command Post to the north, across the bridge. You get 60 reinforcements for this task; move quickly on the AT-RT at the start of the bridge or on foot to the far end. (The AT-RT is recommended, as it can quickly mow through the droids) After reaching the Command Post, get off and capture it while staying alive. (You can't capture CPs while on vehicles, and for some reason your allies can't take this one) The droids control two Particle Cannon Turrets on either side of the far end of the bridge, but don't worry about those until you take the Command Post. After you have the CP, you can take out the Turrets to clear the way for Ki- Adi-Mundi's arrival. The Engineer's Detpack or AT-RT's Mortar Cannon makes short work of them. After this, you can respawn as Ki-Adi-Mundi. Your first objective it take remove the energy barriers. Follow the arrows to the power box for one of the barriers and slash it to pieces. (You can also destroy the other energy barriers to clear the way) After this, another CP mysteriously appears on the northwest side of the center platform. Take it for the next objective. After this, you must remove the shields on the northwest tower and destroy the energy core in it. If you have lost Ki-Adi-Mundi, get an AT-RT and use it to blast both boxes in the far corners of the tower, then the core inside it. After it's destroyed, take the sample from the core (while on foot) from next to it. Finally, you must take the sample to a dropship that has conveniently parked on the opposite side of the level. Fight your way back to it (be sure to reclaim the sample if you die) and go up to the dropship to win. <SPACE CORUSCANT: A DESPERATE RESCUE> This mission takes places during the opening scene of Episode III, during the Battle of Coruscant. Due to a shortage of veteran pilots at the galactic center, the 501st has been forced to take to the skies to help Obi-Wan and Anakin rescue the Supreme Chancellor. Note that you can skip this mission if you don't want to fight in space, but it's recommended that you not miss this awesome battle. Anyway, after the opening cinematic, your objective is simple: spawn as a Pilot and run to one of the ARC-170s in front of you. Press the enter/use key to get in, then space (or whatever else you assigned) to take off. The next objective is a bit harder. You must take out 5 enemy CIS fighters. Even if you haven't done much space combat before, this is a great way to learn. The enemy fighters are all Droid Starfighters, not especially fast or hard to hit, and fairly dumb. Also, both sides have infinite reinforcements, so there is no pressure. Your Laser Cannons can make short work of the fighters if you keep them trained on one, and Proton Torpedoes can also lock onto them to do heavy damage. After accomplishing this, you must destroy a nearby CIS frigate, a Banking Clan Comms Ship. Use your Laser Cannons and Proton Torpedoes to destroy it; it should only take a few passes. After this, you can keep using torpedoes to disable the main CIS ship's shields. You can't get far inside it, so the only way is to attack it from the outside. After doing enough damage to it, the shields will collapse. Your next objective is to take out the capitol ship's Communications Relay. It's the antenna-like thing on top of it. Fly around the relay and attack it with laser and torpedoes like you did the frigate and shields. The same process works; it's just a bit harder to hit. It shouldn't take long to destroy it. After disabling the ship's communications, its inner doors will be able to open. If you want, switch to a marine now to make the next part easier. Fly into the ship's hangar and land near the upper walkway, then run up some stairs and into the inner rooms. Your objective is to use your Rocket Launcher or Time Bombs (depending on if you're a Pilot or Marine) to destroy the Engine Cooling Tanks; you can also go for the Auto Turret Defense Mainframe in the first room to disable all of the ship's space turrets. (Watch out for the two ceiling turrets in this room; one rocket or some blaster bolts destroys each) Anyway, from the main room, go right through the only other door that opens to the engine room. Lay Time Bombs on the green tanks or fire rockets and throw Thermal Detonators at them until they're destroyed. (You may have to return to the hangar for ammo) After this, your final objective is to take out the ship's bridge. Get back in your fighter (or a Droid Starfighter if it's been destroyed) and fly out to the upper half of the ship. Attack the front of the raised part of the ship, just behind the communications relay, and destroy it in the same way. After the bridge is gone, you'll win the mission. <FELUCIA: HEART OF DARKNESS> Your next mission is to take the jungle planet Felucia and find out what happened to the lost 182nd Division. First, your forward division is being attacked by an unknown creature. (Actually an Acklay from Episode II) You have 30 seconds to run over to the destroyed AT-TE to investigate. After getting there, you have 40 reinforcements to take out 6 Acklay. They appear in 2 waves of 3, are as fast as you are, and will kill you instantly if they get close. The Shotgun does decent damage and may be your best bet; the Blaster Rifle also works fairly well and the Rocket Launcher does massive damage. If you have earned any permanent award weapons, take advantage of them. Keep moving and stay away from them; don't let two attack you at once. After doing this, the Acklay threat is eliminated (for now) and you get 20 more reinforcements. Next, you must defend the AT-TE, despite its nonfunctionality, from CIS droids until Master Aayla Secura arrives. (That is, in exactly 2 minutes) They mainly come from a hill far away down the river and a steeper one right next to the AT-TE; quickly blast any droids that come from either way and try to get an Award Weapon to make things easier if you didn't already have one. Once the droids have been held back for 2 minutes, Aayla arrives and you can spawn as her at the AT-TE. You must next retrieve a power cell as her to power the walker and restore it. This should be simple; just Force Sprint to where the cell is on your map, mowing through any droids on your way as the ridiculously powerful Jedi Master, and pick up the cell like a flag. Once you return it to the AT-TE, it becomes fully functional. Sweet. Now that you have some heavy firepower, you must take out some CIS defensive turrets. Aayla's incredible offensive strength is capable of destroying them, but more Acklays will have begun to spawn and will make things difficult for her. After she's defeated, get into the AT-TE and start rampaging. Its cannons can wipe out the CIS Particle Cannon Turrets and Armored Tank Droids with ease to complete this objective. You must destroy 5 turrets in all. <SPACE KASHYYYK: FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE> Alright, another space mission! The 501st has been sent on a suicide mission to Kashyyyk until reinforcements arrive. You'll have to fight the CIS off in orbit and stay alive. You start in the hangar with 30 reinforcements and the objective of taking out the enemy frigates. Hop into a V-Wing and get to work. The two frigates are circling around the battlefield; take this movement into account and destroy them with bombs. Doing so gets you 15 more reinforcements. Stay in the bomber for the next objective, taking out the two heavy turrets on either side of the enemy hangar entrance. They're smaller, but stationary, and one run will take each out. After destroying them, you get 15 more reinforcements and orders to take the LAAT gunship into the enemy hangar. Fly back to your hangar and get in the LAAT, then press F4 to call some allies to assist you. You may want to switch to a Marine for the fierce shipboard fighting you're about to face. After you're ready, take off and fly the sluggish craft into the enemy hangar. Maneuver around the enemy ships (stay just under the hangar roof) and land near the doors, in the center. After the ship has stayed on the ground for 10-15 seconds, you'll complete the objective and get 15 more reinforcements. Your next objective is to destroy the ship's Life Support and Engine Cooling Tanks. Luckily, they have much less HP than normal, so the Marine's rockets or the Pilot's Time Bombs will make short work of them. Unfortunately, the ship is also swarming with CIS droids. You'll face legions of them; keep moving at all times to avoid being hit and stay near the health and ammo restorers often. Try to take as many of them and the small auto turrets out as possible as you enter both side rooms and destroy the Engine Cooling Tanks and Life Support computer. An Award weapon will be extremely helpful if you can get one or have one permanently. Destroying both systems nets you 15 more reinforcements and your last objective. You must retrieve a Holocron detailing the CIS battle plans before the ship is destroyed. It's sitting in the entrance of the shield generator room; quickly run in and get it, then go back to the hangar and take either a CIS fighter or your gunship back to your own hangar. Once there, go to the circle of light in your bridge room to complete the mission and clear the way for a ground battle on Kashyyyk. <KASHYYYK: A LINE IN THE SAND> The mission on Kashyyyk is your most difficult yet. You start facing down a massive CIS assault containing Armored Tank Droids and Spider Walkers. You must hold the line (the Command Post right at the beachhead, that is) for 3 minutes. Surprisingly, your 30 reinforcements aren't much of a problem; the "walking carpets" don't count towards your total and slow the depletion. The main issue is the CIS' massive amount of starting troops and its vehicles. It's recommended that you use a vehicle or turret (or both) to take the enemy tanks out quickly before they can do too much damage. Assault droids will try to ruin your day with rockets; jump out before you're blown up. The sabotage bonus helps immensely if you've gotten it to legendary. Use all of your strongest weapons to eliminate the enemy's initial assault; after this, things become much easier. Just keep enemy troops from taking the Command Post for 3 minutes to secure this objective. After keeping the beachhead, you must now abandon it and retreat to behind the seawall as the CIS invasion gains new life. Your objective is to defend the refinery at the back of your base for four minutes. It's recommended that you switch to an Engineer for this. Try to keep the seawall intact for as long as possible to delay the droids. Sooner or later, though, it will be destroyed. After this, fall back to the refinery itself. Spend all of your time slowly repairing the refinery to slow its demise and stay behind it to keep safe, shotgunning any droids that attack you. The biggest threats to it are the Armored Tank Droids that periodically attack. (Luckily, the cliffs aren't big enough to admit Spider Walkers even with the seawall destroyed) help to take the Tanks out with well-placed Detpacks; as long as they don't deal too much damage, you should have no trouble defending the refinery. Once again, your last objective becomes meaningless after completing it. (The refinery was destroyed almost immediately after the four minutes for me) Your last objective is the best-assume control of Yoda and drive the CIS off Kashyyyk. Though you likely won't be able to keep Yoda throughout the rest of the mission, he's immensely helpful, mowing through the droids with ease. Since he's so slow, use Force Pull to make distant droids come to you rather than chasing after them. You should be able to retake the nearest two or three Command Posts as Yoda; focus on the farther ones to eliminate the enemy's main vehicle spawn points and box them in. After Yoda is defeated, resume play as any class (preferably an Engineer) and use an IFT-X to continue. Remember-for some reason, your allies can't take Command Posts, so you must stay near each one yourself. Your reinforcements deplete extremely slowly, so this objective shouldn't be too hard at all if you can take enough CPs as Yoda initially. After getting all of them, you'll win the mission. <UTAPAU: UNDERGROUND AMBUSH> Your assault on Utapau to slay Grievous is the beginning of the end for the Clone Wars. Despite General Kenobi's gathering an army "large enough to take 3 star systems," you start with only 15 reinforcements. Quickly head towards the two-story building near your position, attacking the CIS droids there. Luckily, they aren't reinforced much, so after taking them out things become easier. Run up the stairs on either side of the building and take the Command Post. You're given 15 reinforcements and the objective of taking the Command Post farther own the highway. I'd recommend switching to an Engineer; slicing one of the AATs that may come down this road makes things much easier. Mow through any droids in your way and get out at the next CP; stay near it next to the wall to decrease the directions from which you can be hit. (Press F4 to have an ally board the AAT before getting out so the CIS doesn't take it back) Take this Command Post as you took the last one. After that, you can respawn as Obi-Wan Kenobi and assist in capturing the hangar. (You get 25 more reinforcements for this, luckily) Slice through any droids in your way as you quickly head for the Command Post in the hangar. Taking it as Obi-Wan should be easy; do so to clear the objective. After this, General Grievous himself spawns south of your position. You must defeat him, obviously. He's fairly tough to beat, especially with all the droids around him. Use Force Push often to keep him off his feet, and stay out of range of his sabers. If he takes Obi-Wan out, switch to an Engineer; a Shotgun blast to the head will defeat Grievous. After the Separatist leader is taken care of, you must allow your LAAT gunships to land by taking out two AA turrets at the hangar entrance. The weapons of vehicles or the Engineer's Detpacks will make short work of these turrets. Your final mission is also one of demolition; you must take out a strange energy pillar the CIS has erected near your original starting point. Vehicles will make this objective easy; take out any AATs in your way and blast the pillar with explosives; it will be destroyed fairly easily. Taking the pillar out wins the mission. <CORUSCANT: KNIGHTFALL> It's finally time to execute Order 66, by the order of the new Galactic Emperor. The 501st is executing an assault on the Jedi Temple, led by the newly crowned Darth Vader, to wipe out the "traitorous" Jedi once and for all. You start on the balcony with 50 reinforcements, and you'll need them. Play as an Engineer; his Shotgun is your best bet for taking out the Jedi you'll face. You may encounter a few easily dispatched Temple Guards as you proceed down the hall. (Luckily, not all the enemies are Jedi) Your objective is to the take the CP in the northern circular room. As you approach the east-west hallway, several Jedi drop down in front of you. Don't be the one to trigger the trap; stay behind and blast them in the heads with your Shotgun for easy kills. Get to the Command Post as quickly as possible and defend it at all costs. Luckily, no additional Jedi spawn after the initial ones in the hall and council room. You'll probably die several times, and may even need to restart this mission; it's hard. After you manage to take the CP, you get 30 reinforcements and orders to go to the library. Once you reach it, you see that the Jedi are attempting to destroy their records rather than let them fall into the hands of the Empire. You must guard the bookshelves until a two-minute scan of the data is complete. You may have heard this objective was demonically hard, but don't be fooled. The Jedi aren't nearly as numerous as the CIS droids were, and they're easily killed with the Shotgun if they aren't blocking. Also, the bookshelves aren't easily destroyed, and the Jedi will focus on them instead of you, making survival easy. As an Engineer, fend them and the Temple Guards off for the two minutes, repairing them whenever you get a respite. One other tip: you only need to guard at least one bookshelf. Stay near one of them. (Preferably one in a corner) and kill any enemy that comes near it; use your Fusion Cutters to keep the shelf at full health. With these tips in mind, the infamous "guard the bookshelves" objective is easy. Your next objective is to retrieve two Jedi Holocrons to keep even more of their knowledge; you get 30 reinforcements to do so. The first is in the room beyond the comms room; the quickest way is up the library stairs and through it. You'll be attacked by more Jedi in the comms room and just outside the veranda, your destination for the Holocron. Take them out as usual (hopefully you have the Flechette Shotgun by now) and be sure not to get too close. Go under the LAAT on the veranda to secure the first Holocron. The second Holocron is in control of a Jedi. You can now play as Darth Vader to secure it and finish the defeat of the Jedi. Head straight for this room and kill the Jedi Master carrying it by Force Choking him until you're within saber range. Once again, take the Holocron back to the ship. The last objective is to kill the 3 Jedi Masters. They're more skilled than the other Jedi and have more HP, making them much deadlier. If you still have Darth Vader, he'll help at this, but some well-aimed Shotgun blasts are the best way to take out the Masters. They're all marked as objectives and easy to find; fight your way through the swarms of Jedi to them and keep your distance as you take all 3 out. You get 50 additional reinforcements to buy time for this mission. After defeating all 3 Masters, the mission is over and the fall of the Jedi complete. ===PART 2=== <NABOO: IMPERIAL DIPLOMACY> The first mission you play as a Stormtrooper involves you quashing a rebellion on the Emperor's homeworld, Naboo. You must eliminate the queen and set an example for all who would oppose the new Empire. Head towards the first enemy Command Post; taking it is your objective. You'll start off near the canal with 50 reinforcements. (Spawn as a Stormtrooper or Engineer now) The Command Post is heavily guarded by Naboo Guards who carry Blaster Rifles, but aren't too hard to defeat. Stay against walls and keep moving to avoid being hit as you reach the Command Post and take it. Doing so gives you 20 extra reinforcements. Your next objective is a Command Post across the map. Follow the road next to the canal to reach it and take it as you did before. Stay out of the central plaza until you can disable the auto turret defenses there. Taking the CP gives you 30 more reinforcements, an IFT-T tank, and orders to take yet another nearby CP. Hop in the tank and head there, then get out and capture it once you've made it. Beware: the rebels also have tanks, missile-firing AAC-1s. Keep your distance to maximize the damage your missiles do and blast them with your own as you make your way to the CP. Stay near the health and ammo droids to keep from dying as you take it. After taking this CP, it's time to disable the auto turrets in the central plaza. Fight your way up the ramp from your current position to a balcony overlooking the plaza and destroy the marked console with explosives. Go for the tank immediately after this to take out the queen's Jedi bodyguards, who have emerged from the palace. They won't stand a chance against the tanks' Lasers and Missiles; the Engineer's Shotgun also works fairly well as it did in Knightfall. After eliminating them all, the queen makes a run for it. She starts with more Jedi in the same place. Your final objective is to kill her. Staying as an infantry unit is dangerous; the tank has the best chance of taking her out. She is extremely armored and can withstand several Laser Cannon hits, but shouldn't be hard to kill. Doing do wins you the mission. <SPACE MUSTAFAR: PREVENTATIVE MEASURES> Your first space mission as the Empire has you fighting...droids? A rogue Geonosian has reactivated some old CIS Droids and is attempting to restart the Clone Wars. You start aboard your Star Destroyer, but you can't launch yet. A Droid Gunship has landed in your hangar, and repelling the invasion is your first priority. Start as a Marine and enter the hangar. Take out as many droids as you can, but the Gunship is your real target. Use Rockets or Time Bombs to quickly destroy it and prevent the droid attack. You get 35 reinforcements to do this; destroying the gunship gets you 25 more. After this, you can launch into space. You must take out 8 enemy fighters; get into a TIE Fighter or Interceptor to do this. Beware the asteroids littering the battlefield and complete the objective. After this, get to a Bomber and do runs on the enemy capitol ship to overload their shields. It shouldn't be too hard even with only you working on it; after 4 or 5 runs, the shields will fail. Lord Vader's last order is to steal an enemy Strike Bomber. Fly into the ship's hangar and land next to the designated Bomber, then get into it and fly back to your own hangar. It shouldn't be too difficult at all. Doing this final objective wins the mission. <MUSTAFAR: TYING UP LOOSE ENDS> You first objective in the ground battle on Mustafar is to take the CP in the lava observatory room. Spawn as a Stormtrooper or Engineer and make your way through the modest droid opposition to it. (Note that you can only go through the right hand door from where you start) Follow the hallways to the designated Command Post and take it. You get 40 reinforcements to start with, and they'll be plenty. After this, you must take the Command Post across the walkways. Dash to it (watch out for Snipers on a balcony to the right) and start taking it immediately; be ready for some droids to attack through the nearby door. After this, you must take a third CP on an overlook. Go through the nearby door (you'll encounter a few auto turrets on the way) and make your way along the path to the Post at the bottom of a ramp. It's the same deal as always; keep moving around the Command Post until you've captured it. After this, you finally get an order that doesn't have you taking Command Posts. You must destroy the two battle droid schematics in the central rectangular room. They're the two illuminated tables with holograms over them on either raised end. Use whatever explosives you have on the sides to destroy the already-damaged computers. After ending the threat of more droids, you have to retrieve an orbital strike beacon. It's in a conference room off of the one you're in; follow the arrows as usual and pick it up, then bring it to the marked spot at the end of a gantry near the overlook. Once you've placed the beacon, get clear and go to the top of the ramp. This triggers an attack by Gizor Delso, the leader of the insurgency, and his Geonosian guards. The guards are just normal Geonosians, but Gizor himself has massive HP and carries a weapon similar to the Bulldog RLR, which he uses with deadly accuracy. If and when you die, respawn at the CO you took there to continue the fight. The Engineer probably stands the best chance against him if the can get close; keep moving and score as many direct hits as possible until he's defeated. With Gizor dead, the droid rebellion has been defeated and you win the mission. <KAMINO: CHANGING OF THE GUARD> Ironically, the 501st's own brethren, clones created on Kamino, are now rebelling with their creators against the Empire. The 501st has been sent to crush them with the aid of Boba Fett, yet another clone and an aspiring bounty hunter. You can spawn as him immediately; your orders are to head for the main cloning facility entrance. You start with only 10(!) reinforcements, so work quickly. After getting there, you gain 5 more and have to blast the control panel to gain entry. Your Detpacks will actually work better; use one to unlock the door. Note that this also activates the auto turrets around the facility, but Boba's EE-3 Rifle b=makes short work of them. You also gain 90(!) reinforcements at this point, plenty for what's ahead. After gaining entry, you must collect a clone DNA sample from the interior of the facility. Blast your way through more clones and turrets and collect the sample behind the central pillar ahead. Note that you can't use your jet pack while carrying it; sprint back to the Landing Craft on the highest platform to drop the sample off. Next, use your jet pack to reach the center platform and take the CP on it. This should be fairly easy; don't let the clones occupy the Laser Turrets for too long. After taking it, fly down to the other facility. Enter it, blasting the turrets as before, and enter the computer room where the five indicated computers are. Take them out with Detpacks and/or Wrist Rockets for the next objective. For the last objective, you must stop the clones from evacuating. You have 5 minutes to take out two gunships that are preparing for takeoff. Use your jet pack to hurry to both of them and defeat any Clone Troopers around them, then use Detpacks to take the ships out. 5 minutes should be plenty to complete this objective and win the mission. <DEATH STAR: PRISON BREAK> This is the first Imperial mission in which you actually fight against the Rebels, who are attempting to escape with the Death Star plans. You start in a control room overlooking the hangar; run down the nearby stairs to the Landing Craft. Next, you get 25 reinforcements to defend the hangar for 2 minutes. The Rebels come from both of the blast door entrances; stay in the hangar and eliminate any that come as a Stormtrooper or Engineer, as usual. After securing the hangar, you must capture the Detention Block CP. You know the drill; fight your way up to it and hold it until it becomes yours. After taking it, immediately head toward the far end of the hallway to the north room. One of the Rebels has the Death Star plans; gun him down and secure them as you would a flag, then take them back to the Detention Block. After this, you have one more Command Post to take, in the Superlaser firing well. The resistance leading up to it shouldn't be too steep; take it as you always do. After the CP is yours, you may want to switch to an Engineer at it if you aren't one already. You now have 3 minutes to take out a Landing Craft in the other hangar before the Rebels escape in it. The hangar is swarming with the scum; try to use the shuttle itself as cover while you blow it up with Detpacks or Thermal Detonators. (Use the ammunition droid next to it to reload) If you can keep out of the line of fire, it shouldn't take too long to be destroyed. The last objective is to kill the Rebel leader, who has been behind the uprising. Somehow, a Jedi Master has survived the great Purge and been imprisoned in the Death Star rather than executed. As usual, the Engineer's Shotgun (or the Elite Rifle if you've earned it) makes short work of him if he isn't blocking; make sure not to get within attacking distance. After taking the leader out, the mission is won. <POLIS MASSA: BIRTH OF THE REBELLION> Apparently, the Death Star plans weren't as secure as you'd thought. The Empire has tracked them to a small asteroid base on Polis Massa and sent the 501st there to retrieve them and crush the Rebel scum. You start in a large loading bay; run up some stairs near you and through the hallway to your objective, a large ring-shaped room with Rebels. You must take the CP in the middle of the ring; mow through any Rebels in your way as an Engineer and use the restoring droids next to the CP as necessary to take it. After the CP is yours, you must retrieve the Death Star plans from the command room. Fight down either one of the halls and to the central, raised room. There are quite a few Rebels around here; even as an Engineer, handling them all can be tough. Be quick and get the plans, then return them to the CP in the ring room. Next, you must defend the room for 2 minutes as the data is transmitted back. (If you already have a Death Star, why do you need the plans again?) This is another standard defend a location deal. An Engineer should be able to defend the three hallways leading to the CP easily; try not to leave the central room. Its restoring droids should make staying alive fairly easy. After uploading the plans, you have to destroy a Rebel computer in the far end of the base to stop them from decrypting Imperial codes. Once again, fight your way all through the base and caves beyond. One Detpack will make short work of the computer once you manage to reach it. Your final objective is to retake the hangar so you can leave this rock. The CP in the middle is out in the open and heavily guarded; you'll need support to have much of a chance of taking it. You can go back through the base, but a faster way is to go to the small hangar room near the computer and drive an AAC-1 through the vacuum outside to enter the hangar from behind. Either way, you'll have to keep moving constantly to avoid getting quickly mowed down in the hangar as you take the Command Post; make sure to take some allies to draw fire. You win the mission as soon as you take this CP, so do whatever works. <TANTIVE IV: RECOVERING THE PLANS> The 501st is boarding the consular vessel Tantive IV, which was believed to be the destination of the Death Star plans. Aided by Darth Vader, they plan to retrieve the plans and bring Ambassador Organa to justice. You start near the northern room in the ship; it's best to spawn as an Engineer to take advantage of the tight corridors in this mission. The Rebel opposition in the ship is fierce, but it soon weakens after you take out their initial defense. Go down the nearby stairs and take the Command Post in the central room for the first objective. After taking this CP, you can respawn as Darth Vader with instructions to go to the tech room. Follow the arrows and slice up any soldiers that get in your way. Once there, you must destroy all the mainframes in and around the bridge. There are quite a few, but Lord Vader's Lightsaber can quickly disable them. After they're all destroyed, Force Dash across the ship to the engine room. The access codes for the escape pod area are in one of the corner rooms on the upper walkway here. You can Force Jump up or use the ramps. (If you are on the left side of the room, destroy the console next to the generator to shut it off and pass through) Once you have the plans, go ALL the way back to the tech room and use them at the central computer pillar. After this, you must find Princess Leia and capture her. She isn't marked on your map, but you'll know she's in an escape pod bay if you saw Episode IV. (If you haven't, stop reading this, go get it, and watch it immediately before it's too late) She's in the right-hand escape pod bay to be precise, in the easternmost part. Take her out to win the mission. (That sure wasn't in the movie) <SPACE YAVIN: VADER'S FIST STRIKES BACK> This mission takes place above Yavin 4, just after the destruction of the Death Star. The Imperials are retaliating with their remaining forces, attempting to hurt the Rebels as much as possible after their victory. As soon as you spawn as a pilot, head for a Bomber and get into space. The Rebels' five heavy transports are attempting to escape to hyperspace, and you have 2 and a half minutes to stop them. The ships aren't too far apart and all but die after one bombing run, so stopping them shouldn't be hard. Keep moving to avoid getting killed by enemy fighters and take them out as fast as possible. After this, stay in your Bomber and eliminate the two Corellian Corvettes. They're just as easy to destroy and don't move, so taking them out should be simple. After this, a 10-minute timer begins. Get back to your hangar as quickly as possible and get a TIE Fighter or Interceptor for your next objective, taking out 10 enemy fighters. Luckily, they're swarming everywhere, so take your pick and fire away. Hopefully you can finish with at least 7 and a half minutes left on the timer. After this, the timer continues as you have to take out the Mon Cal Cruiser's heavy turrets. If you took a TIE Fighter, its Proton Torpedoes can do the job fairly well; otherwise, switch to a Bomber to do it. Work quickly; the timer is always ticking. Finally, you must disable the Cruiser's 6 engines to prevent it from escaping. Again, a TIE Bomber or Fighter can get the job done. Keep moving and take out any fighters you have to, but focus on the engines. You should be able to take them out with plenty of time left; doing so wins the mission. <YAVIN: REVENGE OF THE EMPIRE> You've now landed on Yavin 4 to wreak vengeance on the Rebel scum for destroying the Death Star. You start in the southwestern corner of the jungle map with orders to capture the CP at the nearby water fountain. (The big water fountain-sorry if you're thirsty) You can get into the tank up ahead, but the fountain is so close it barely helps. Capture it as usual as a Stormtrooper or Engineer to move on. Next, you need to take the CP under the viaduct. If one of your tanks has survived the Rebels' AAC-1s, it will help you to reach it. Otherwise, skirt around the most intense fighting until you reach it. It's fairly in the open; but use the stone pillars and platform as cover and kill any Rebel that attacks you. You have one more CP to take, at the end of the viaduct. Take the Command Post in the dried reflecting pool, using the restoring droids around it. After taking it, you must defend it for 2 minutes. The walls around the CP give you some basic cover, and you mainly need to blast the Rebels in the elevated turrets and any that come into the enclosure. After defending the CP for 2 minutes, you receive your next objective. You must now collect a "breaching bomb" to gain entry to the Rebel base in a Massassi temple. The bomb has been (in)conveniently placed on top of a nearby tower. If you can enter a nearby vehicle, it makes getting to the tower all the easier. Collect the bomb, then get to the main door of the temple. You can place the bomb at the door while on foot or in a vehicle; either way, you have 10 seconds to get clear after doing so. After this, a new onslaught of Rebels pours from inside. If you have a tank, keep backing up to stay out of grenade range as you mow through them. There are also a few more fighter tanks inside. Your final objective is to take out the 3 Bothan Rebel Leaders in the base. Once it's mostly clear of troops, enter and look for them. They're designated by yellow arrows, but like all Bothan Spies, they can cloak, so you may have to guess at where they are. They're quite easy to kill if you can hit them. Once all 3 are eliminated, the day is yours. <HOTH: OUR FINEST HOUR> It's finally time for the battle of Hoth. Now is when the Rebellion will die, once and for all. To victory! Enough with the motivational speeches-this mission is fairly tough. You have a 21-minute time limit for the whole thing, so get into an AT-AT and get moving! Your first objective is to secure the Rebels' outlook Command Post. Advance on it with the walker and bombard the troops that spawn there (make sure to take out all the turrets), and once you're close enough, get out and take it. Once that's done go back and to the same thing for the forward bunker; you must take this Command Post as well. Try to keep killing off Rebel troops until your own can overrun the Command Posts and make it easy for you to take them. Once these two Command Posts are yours, you must take out the shield generator. If you can get a clear shot at it, an AT-AT can destroy the generator; nothing else has enough firepower. Destroying the generator gives you a quick cutscene of the event from the movie and the objective to take the CP in the hangar. Advance farther up to it until your own men can attack the hangar, then go in to support them and take the CP. Once again, an Engineer or Snowtrooper works well for this, especially an Engineer. Once you take the hangar, you can play as Darth Vader. You must now travel into the base and destroy a console to gain access to the back hangar so you can stop the final rebel transports. Once the console is destroyed, travel through the tunnels and take the CP in the other hangar to prepare to assault the transports. It should be fairly easy as Darth Vader. When you do, you see another movie cutscene of the Millennium Falcon escaping from the Imperial assault. Your final objective is to stop the transport. Get the bomb beacon from the hangar and take it to the marked point under the transport. You must defend it for one minute so the Star Destroyers above can lock onto it. Unfortunately, the Rebel scum throw grenades at it constantly whenever they get close; even Vader won't last long in the sea of explosions. Luckily, the Rebels tend to blow themselves up fairly often and the beacon has lots of HP. When you die, respawn as an Engineer so you can repair it if necessary. If you want to have any hope of surviving, keep the Rebels well away from the beacon so they won't start throwing grenades. Once you defend it for one minute, you win the mission and the campaign. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ \\\\\\\\\\5. Galactic Conquest Mode (Glccm)\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Galactic Conquest is BF2's second mode of play. Your objective here is to conquer every planet in the galaxy. (Every planet playable in the game, at least) The mode is based around a simplified map of the galaxy. Your fleets can move from one space to the next per turn on it; you first select the fleet by clicking on it, then click on the destination planet and the Move button. If a fleet is moved onto a hostile planet space, a ground battle of conquest takes place on that planet. If the attackers win, the planet is converted to their side. If they lose, their fleet is destroyed and the planet remains allied to the defenders. If two fleers meet, they battle in space with the loser destroyed. In either case, the moving fleet will select a bonus to be used before the battle, then the defenders. (More on that below) After each turn, factions gain Credits for winning and losing battles and every planet they hold. The amounts gained by winning ground battles and holding planets vary by planet and era. (I believe losers always get 200 and space battles are worth 300 or 100 credits for winners and losers) Victory/Hold Credits +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ | Era | CW | GCW | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Coruscant | 600/30 | 600/30 | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Dagobah | 500/30 | 600/30 | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Endor (Empire Base Planet) | |1000/100 | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Felucia | 500/30 | 500/30 | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Geonosis (CIS Base Planet) |1000/100| | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Hoth (Alliance Base Planet) | |1000/100 | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Kamino (Republic Base Planet)|1000/100| | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Kashyyyk | 500/30 | 500/30 | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Mustafar | 600/30 | 600/30 | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Mygeeto | 500/30 | 500/30 | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Naboo | 600/30 | 500/30 | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Polis Massa | 500/30 | 500/30 | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Tatooine (Mos Eisley) | 500/30 | 500/30 | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Utapau | 600/30 | 500/30 | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ |Yavin 4 | 500/30 | 600/30 | +-----------------------------+--------+---------+ Credits are used to purchase new fleets, buy bonuses to be used in battles, or recruit new soldier classes. Bonuses can be purchased during your turn, and up to 3 can be stored at a time. They're activated before battles to give your team an advantage. Use them often, because your enemy will! -Energy Boost Cost: 200 Credits This bonus causes your energy gauge to deplete more slowly and recharge much more quickly. It lets you get around faster by sprinting, but there are much better bonuses to use. -Supplies Cost: 200 Credits This bonus is quite useful for its cost; it more than doubles the ammunition for all your weapons! If you aren't a good ammo manager, this bonus is for you. (Don't worry about running out when you star with over 600 Blaster Rifle shots) -Garrison Cost: 200 Credits The Garrison bonus is extremely powerful for 200 Credits. When your reinforcements reserve reaches 30, it's augmented by 30 more troops! This amount can turn the tide of a battle, making it the most cost-effective bonus in the game. -Auto Turrets Cost: 400 Credits This bonus reinforces all of your command posts with auto turrets like the ones deployed by snipers. It isn't too powerful, and one of the worse bonuses you can buy. -Bacta Tanks Cost: 400 Credits This bonuses causes all of your troops' health meters to regenerate slowly...VERY slowly. In any level with intense fighting, you won't even notice this bonus' effect. -Combat Shielding Cost: 400 Credits This bonus causes all of your troops to start with an extra 1/4th or their health bar full. It's great for making your troops last longer, and can be fairly effective, especially in more open levels. -Sabotage Cost: 600 Credits This is the ultimate anti-vehicle bonus, causing all enemy vehicles to start with less than a third of their normal health! It's highly recommended for vehicle-heavy levels like Kashyyyk or Geonosis, and is especially fun in space battles. -Enhanced Blasters Cost: 600 Credits This bonus increases the damage of all blaster-type weapons for your troops. (I don't think this includes things like rockets, sonic blasts, bowcaster shots, or maybe even shotgun blasts) Still, it greatly enhances your regular soldiers' effectiveness and can be very effective in battle. -Leader Cost: 800 Credits This bonus enables you to use a map's hero in battle, and even start with him/her. This can be the best bonus there is if you're skilled with using Heroes, especially if you're playing as a faction with lots of Jedi like the Republic. You can also recruit troops to make them available in battle. You start with the basic soldier class and pilot; rocket soldiers, snipers, and engineers cost 1000, unlockable classes cost 1800, and marines cost 800. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ \\\\\\\\\\6. Unit Classes (Uncla)\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ REPUBLIC UNIT CLASSES -Clone Trooper Primary Weapons Carried: Blaster Rifle, Blaster Pistol Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (4) The mainstay of the Republic ground forces, the basic Clone Trooper carries a powerful automatic blaster rifle that makes for an excellent close-range weapon, as well as a decent sniping tool. They also have the ubiquitous blaster pistol, which is useful for saving ammo in small engagements. With a payload of four thermal detonators, they're well-equipped for intense combat situations. -Heavy Trooper Primary Weapons Carried: Rocket Launcher, Blaster Pistol Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (2), Proximity Mines (3) The Heavy Trooper, or ARC Trooper, is the Republic's anti-vehicle unit. His rockets can inflict tremendous damage on enemy armor, especially if you can find weak spots. He also carries special proximity mines, which make for unpleasant surprises in tight spaces. He's not the best choice on levels without vehicles, although his rocket launcher can wipe out densely clustered troops. -Clone Sharpshooter Primary Weapons Carried: Sniper Rifle, Blaster Pistol Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (2), Auto Turret (1) My personal favorite class, the Clone Sharpshooter is the republic's sniper. As expected, his sniper rifle has a much more powerful scope than other weapons and is extremely accurate and powerful, with a low clip size and fire rate. The Sharpshooter is in his element far removed from combat, punishing any enemy unit that pauses with a deadly headshot. He also carries a special auto turret, which, when deployed, will fire on nearby enemies. -Clone Engineer Primary Weapons Carried: Shotgun, Fusion Cutter Secondary Weapons Carried: Detpack (3), Health and Ammo Dispenser (5) The Clone Engineer isn't a powerful fighter, but he has a variety of other skills that can make him invaluable. His Fusion Cutter can repair destroyed health and ammo droids, as well as turrets, or slice into enemy vehicles. His Detpacks are powerful remote mines that can be used to surprise enemies much like proximity mines, or demolish destroyable objects. The Health and Ammo Dispenser allows him to carry 5 extra health and ammo containers and drop them where needed, letting him heal allied troops in a fierce battle without droids. When he's needed in actual battle, the Engineer's Shotgun is incredibly powerful as close range, but ineffective at a distance. -Clone Commander Primary Weapons Carried: Chaingun, Blaster Pistol Secondary Weapons Carried: Rally (1), Recon Droid (1) One of the Republic's two unique units, the Clone Commander requires 8 points to play as. He's a force to be reckoned with in close combat; his chaingun can fire continuously for a while without overheating and shred through enemy troops at close range with ease. He also has the rally ability, which temporarily boosts the defense of all allies around him and can be used once. Finally, the Commander can also deploy a recon droid, which can fly around to scout and fire a blaster cannon at enemies. It also has a self-destruct system if it gets close enough. -Jet Trooper Primary Weapons Carried: EMP Launcher, Commando Pistol Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (2) The Jet Trooper is the second unlockable Republic unit, and a very fun one to play with. His Commando Pistol overheats more slowly and does more damage than a normal pistol, making it a suitable weapon for combat. He also carries an EMP Launcher, which fires explosive blasts similar to the rocket launcher's and is extremely deadly against CIS droids. The Jet trooper's signature ability, however, is his ability to fly! Press the jump button twice to activate his jetpack, which allows him to travel through the air for several seconds to get past obstacles and get an excellent vantage point for his EMP Launcher and Pistol. -Clone Pilot Primary Weapons Carried: Commando Pistol, Fusion Cutter Secondary Weapons Carried: Time Bomb (3) The Clone Pilot is only available for space missions, and for good reason; he's made to fly starfighters. He has the ability to slowly repair any fighter he is flying, making him perfect for combat in them. Out of his ships, he can fight reasonably well with a Commando Pistol and repair things; he also has Time Bombs if he happens to be assaulting an enemy ship. -Clone Marine Primary Weapons Carried: Blaster Rifle, Rocket Launcher Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (4) The Clone Marine, on the other hand, is made for assaulting enemy capital ships, with some of the deadliest armaments of any unit. His Blaster Rifle can make short work of any resistance, and his Rocket Launcher and Thermal Detonators are great for destroying ships' vital systems. CIS UNIT CLASSES -Super Battle Droid Primary Weapons Carried: Wrist Laser, Tri-Shot Secondary Weapons Carried: Wrist Rocket (3) The Super Battle Droid is somewhat different than the other soldier classes. Rather than an actual rifle, it carries a slightly slower laser in its wrist that is still an excellent close-range weapon. Instead of a blaster pistol, the Super carries the Tri-Shot, which overheats extremely quickly but fires three shots at once for added power. Its special wrist rockets can make a deadly surprise for an unsuspecting clone, with enough power to kill with a direct hit. -Assault Droid Primary Weapons Carried: Rocket Launcher, Blaster Pistol Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (2), Proximity Mines (3) Recognizable by its red paint job, the Assault Droid is virtually identical to the Republic's Heavy Trooper. Use it in the same way to blast vehicles. -Assassin Droid Primary Weapons Carried: Sniper Rifle, Blaster Pistol Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (2), Auto Turret (1) Like the Assault Droid, the Assassin Droid has the same abilities as its Republic counterpart as a sniper. It's recognizable by its bad camouflage paint job. -Engineer Droid Primary Weapons Carried: Shotgun, Fusion Cutter Secondary Weapons Carried: Detpack (3), Health and Ammo Dispenser (5) Once again, the yellow Engineer Droid is the same as the Republic's Clone Engineer. -MagnaGuard Primary Weapons Carried: Bulldog RLR, Radiation Launcher Secondary Weapons Carried: Recon Droid (1), Neuro-Poison (1) Similar to the Clone Commander (at least in its secondary weapons), the MagnaGuard is a highly advanced and unlockable droid. Its Bulldog RLR is much like a Rocket Launcher, but fires much more rapidly and has several shots to a clip, making it a fearsome weapon. The Radiation Launcher is also explosive, and functions much like a grenade launcher. Like the Commander, the MagnaGuard can deploy a Recon Droid to scout. Its Neuro-Poison is a reversed Rally, crippling all enemies around the MagnaGuard to reduce the damage they do. -Droideka Primary Weapons Carried: Repeating Blasters Secondary Weapons Carried: Shield Emitter The Droideka, or Destroyer Droid, is the most powerful unit in the CIS, feared even by Jedi. Anyone who has seen Episode I should be familiar with how they work, but here's a crash course for the unenlightened. The Droideka has two modes, deployed and undeployed. (Switch between the two modes when undeployed, the Droideka is in the shape of a ball, and can roll around extremely quickly. However, it is vulnerable in this state; it should only be used to traverse great distances quickly. When undeployed, the Droideka is extremely slow- moving, but can fire its powerful repeating blasters. These blasters overheat slowly even when firing rapidly, and are capable of mowing through Republic troopers with ease. Also, in this form, the Droideka can activate its infamous shield. This shield can take incredible amounts of punishment, even from a Jedi, and makes the Droideka invulnerable until the shield is depleted by time or enemy attacks. Even heavy weapons have trouble breaking this shield, so the best time to attack a Droideka is when it's moving or deploying. -Droid Pilot Primary Weapons Carried: Commando Pistol, Fusion Cutter Secondary Weapons Carried: Time Bomb (3) The blue Droid Pilot has the same abilities as the Clone Pilot, and performs the same task. -Droid Marine Primary Weapons Carried: Blaster Rifle, Rocket Launcher Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (4) The green Droid Marine is also functionally identical to the Republic's marine. ALLIANCE UNIT CLASSES -Rebel Soldier Primary Weapons Carried: Blaster Rifle, Blaster Pistol Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (4) The Rebellion's basic units work in the same way as the Republic's. I'll save time by not commenting on the others. -Rebel Vanguard Primary Weapons Carried: Rocket Launcher, Blaster Pistol Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (2), Proximity Mines (3) -Rebel Marksman Primary Weapons Carried: Sniper Rifle, Blaster Pistol Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (2), Auto Turret (1) -Rebel Smuggler Primary Weapons Carried: Shotgun, Fusion Cutter Secondary Weapons Carried: Detpack (3), Health and Ammo Dispenser (5) -Bothan Spy Primary Weapons Carried: Incinerator, Stealth Secondary Weapons Carried: Regeneration (1), Time Bomb (3) The Bothan Spy is an interesting and stealthy Alliance class. He has the ability to cloak himself and become invisible at the cost of fatigue (it isn't regenerated while moving). His Incinerator fires deadly waves of energy that can literally wipe enemies in front of him out of existence in an area of effect, making the perfect surprise for enemies after he's snuck up on them. He also has the ability to fully regenerate his and allies' health once and lay time bombs to destroy things while behind enemy lines. -Wookiee Warrior Primary Weapons Carried: Bowcaster, Grenade Launcher Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (2), Recon Droid (1) The Wookiee Warrior is remotely similar to the MagnaGuard in its weapons, and is the shock trooper of the Alliance, moving slowly but taking tremendous damage. Its Bowcaster fires 7 projectiles at once in a horizontal line, allowing the Wookiee to mow through enemy troops rapidly. It can also be charged for greater damage. Its grenade launcher acts like the MagnaGuard's Radiation Launcher and deals powerful splash damage. The WW also carries a recon droid and two Thermal Detonators. -Rebel Pilot Primary Weapons Carried: Commando Pistol, Fusion Cutter Secondary Weapons Carried: Time Bomb (3) -Rebel Marine Primary Weapons Carried: Blaster Rifle, Rocket Launcher Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (4) EMPIRE UNIT CLASSES -Stormtrooper Primary Weapons Carried: Blaster Rifle, Blaster Pistol Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (4) Once again, the Empire's basic units are identical to the Republic's, except in appearance. -Shock Trooper Primary Weapons Carried: Rocket Launcher, Blaster Pistol Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (2), Proximity Mines (3) -Scout Trooper Primary Weapons Carried: Sniper Rifle, Blaster Pistol Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (2), Auto Turret (1) -Imperial Engineer Primary Weapons Carried: Blast Cannon, Fusion Cutter Secondary Weapons Carried: Detpack (3), Health and Ammo Dispenser (5) -Imperial Officer Primary Weapons Carried: Sonic Blaster, Mortar Launcher Secondary Weapons Carried: Recon Droid (1), Rage (1) The Imperial Officer carries a unique Sonic Blaster, which doesn't do much damage but can go through several enemies in one shot. His Mortar Launcher is like a Grenade Launcher, but has more ammo. Like other officers, he can deploy a Recon Droid; his Rage ability increases the damage done by nearby allies. -Dark Trooper Primary Weapons Carried: Arc Caster, Commando Pistol Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (4) The Dark Trooper is a powerful Imperial droid carrying the Arc Caster, a gun that fires blasts of electricity at short range. If charged and fired into a crowd of enemies, it can jump between them and hit up to four. Like the Jet Trooper, it has a Commando Pistol and jetpack. The jetpack works a little differently; instead of continuously propelling the Dark trooper, it catapults it into the air, letting it cross massive distances but not giving as much control. -Imperial Pilot Primary Weapons Carried: Commando Pistol, Fusion Cutter Secondary Weapons Carried: Time Bomb (3) -Imperial Marine Primary Weapons Carried: Blaster Rifle, Rocket Launcher Secondary Weapons Carried: Thermal Detonator (4) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ \\\\\\\\\\7. Heroes (Heros)\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ REPUBLIC HEROES -Obi-Wan Kenobi Weapons: Obi-Wan's Lightsaber, Force Push, Saber Throw Planets Found: Death Star, Kamino, Mos Eisley, Mustafar, Naboo, Utapau Obi-Wan Kenobi is a level-headed and well-known Jedi of the Republic, and one of the more visible ones in the movies. He has a classic set of Force Powers; Saber Throw to wipe out enemies from a distance and Force Push to disrupt them. He's a powerful, all-around balanced Jedi to play as. -Yoda Weapons: Yoda's Lightsaber, Force Push, Force Pull Planets Found: Dagobah, Kashyyyk, Polis Massa, Tantive IV That's right, in BF2, you get to kick butt as everyone's favorite 2-foot Jedi Master! Despite his size, Yoda is extremely fast when dashing and performs fearsome acrobatics to wipe out larger enemies quickly. He has both Force Push and Force Pull, which is great for getting enemies within range of your Lightsaber. He's hard to hit because of his size, but his short Lightsaber has a short reach. -Mace Windu Weapons: Lightsaber, Saber Throw, Force Push Planets Found: Coruscant, Geonosis, Yavin 4 Mace is a master Lightsaber duelist of the old Republic, but it doesn't really show in the game. His dash attack is rather slow and requires timing to hit with, and his normal combo is only decent. His Force powers are identical to Obi-Wan's, but he has a near-unique aerial attack that slams the ground, heavily damaging all units around him. -Ki-Adi-Mundi Weapons: Ki-Adi-Mundi's Lightsaber, Saber Throw, Force Pull Planets Found: Mygeeto Ki-Adi-Mundi is one of the more obscure Jedi Masters. Found on Mygeeto, he is much like Obi-Wan, except he has the useful Force Pull instead of Force Push. Because of the ridiculous amount of front flips his dash attack incorporates, it has a rather narrow range. His regular Lightsaber style is similar to Luke Skywalker's, finishing with a wide-ranging sweeps. -Aayla Secura Weapons: Aayla's Lightsabers, Saber Throw, Force Pull Planets Found: Felucia, Jabba's Palace The only useable female Jedi, Aayla is powerful Twi'lek wielding two Lightsabers that do ridiculous damage. Her combo is fast and covers a wide area, and she has Force pull, making her the Republic's most overpowered Jedi. CIS HEROES -Count Dooku Weapons: Lightsaber, Force Lightning, Force Choke Planets Found: Geonosis Dooku is another seldom-found Sith of the CIS. He has both Dark Side Force Powers-Lightning for killing soldiers, and Choke for incapacitating Jedi and setting them up for one of his slow but sweeping Lightsaber combos. His running speed is slightly on the slow side. -General Grievous Weapons: Grievous Sabers, Rage Planets Found: Dagobah, Mygeeto, Tantive IV, Utapau The Lightsaber-wielding General Grievous is one of the cooler Heroes to play as. Despite his lack of the force, he's fast and lethal with his four sabers. His Rage ability can be used infinite times, a helpful force in battle, but several depletes his stamina. It isn't recommended to use it in battle. -Darth Maul Weapons: Doublesaber, Saber Throw, Force Push Planets Found: Coruscant, Jabba's Palace, Mos Eisley, Mustafar, Naboo, Polis Massa, Yavin 4 Darth Maul, despite being dead before the start of the Clone Wars, has managed to usurp the places of other more deserving Sith for the CIS. That's not such a bad thing, however, because he ROCKS! His Doublesaber is deadly, with an enormous attack range that makes him extremely efficient against infantry and Jedi alike. He also has the standard and effective combo of Saber Throw and Force Push. -Jango Fett Weapons: Westar-33 Blaster, Flamethrower, Wrist Rocket (6), Time Bomb (3) Planets Found: Felucia, Kamino, Kashyyyk The original Mandalorian armor-wearing bounty hunter carries a fearsome array of weaponry that makes him a match for any Jedi. His Westar-33 Blaster is just like the Precision Pistol, with higher ammo and a huge firing speed and damage. His Flamethrower can quickly torch large clusters of enemies and deals damage over time with fire. His Wrist Rockets work like the Super Battle Droid's (and he carries twice as many) and his Time Bombs are suited for taking out large structures and vehicles. Just like in the movies, he has a powerful jet pack that lasts longer than the Jet Trooper's and can fly him across great distances. ALLIANCE HEROES -Luke Skywalker Weapons: Lightsaber, Force Push, Saber Throw Planets Found: Coruscant, Death Star, Hoth, Jabba's Palace, Mygeeto Luke Skywalker, hero of the Rebel Alliance, is one of the best Light-Side Jedi. His Lightsaber combo ends with a sweep that wipes out enemies all around him. -Han Solo Weapons: DL44 Blaster, Fusion Cutter, Detpack (3), Rally (1) Planets Found: Endor, Kamino, Mos Eisley, Utapau Han's trademark DL44 Blaster acts much like the Elite Rifle, with similar power and accuracy, but overheats instead of having ammo. He can make quick repairs with his Fusion Cutters, blow things up with his Detpacks, and boost nearby allies' defense with Rally. -Princess Leia Weapons: Sporting Blaster, Thermal Detonators (2), Invulnerability (1) Planets Found: Naboo, Polis Massa, Tantive IV The pastry-haired Princess Leia carries her trademark Sporting Blaster, as well as theme music. This blaster is much like the Sniper Rifle; it has two scope levels and can fire through multiple enemies if you line them up. Headshots are lethal, as usual, but it overheats extremely quickly. Her Invulnerability power, unfortunately, doesn't live up to its name and simply increases nearby units' defense and adds a Regeneration bonus. -Chewbacca Weapons: Bowcaster, Guided Rocket, Time Bomb, Rage (1) Planets Found: Felucia, Kashyyyk, Yavin 4 Despite his large array of weaponry, Chewie is one of the weakest Heroes. His Bowcaster works just like the Wookiee Warrior's, with a slow firing rate and spreading shots. His Guided Rocket is fun to fly around and into things, but it has ammo unlike with vehicles and probably won't do much damage, especially since he can't move while guiding it. Time Bombs are only really good for attacking fixed turrets, and rage is also marginally useful. Though like all Wookiees he can take huge amounts of damage, he's nowhere near the level of a Jedi. EMPIRE HEROES -Anakin Skywalker Weapons: Anakin's Lightsaber, Saber Throw, Force Push Planets Found: Mustafar Anakin is basically Obi-Wan for the Empire (despite the fact that he should be Darth Vader at this point). Being the General's padawan, his Lightsaber abilities are identical. The only differences are his switching of Push for Choke (making him a faster version of Darth Vader) less cool, more self- centered quotes and his difficulty in being found. (He's the only CIS Hero who can't be played as the CIS) -The Emperor Weapons: Darth Sidious' Lightsaber, Force Lightning, Force Choke Planets Found: Coruscant, Death Star, Naboo, Polis Massa The evil Emperor is one of the most fun Heroes to play as, wielding both Sith powers to make short work of Jedi and soldiers alike. He's quite slow, but can attack at a distance and float for his Force Jump. His Lightsaber combo isn't too good, though, so he's one of the worse Heroes. Still, floating around zapping stuff to death is serious fun. =) The Emperor can also perform a ground slam attack like Mace Windu after his second jump that kills all enemies around him with Force Lightning. -Darth Vader Weapons: Lightsaber, Saber Throw, Force Choke Planets Found: Dagobah, Endor, Hoth, Tantive IV The fearsome Jedi-turned-Sith is one of the stronger Heroes. (And the contributor to the first half of my username) He walks slowly because of his bulky suit, but his Force Dash is blindingly fast. Like The Emperor, his Force Jump makes him float into the air continuously. He has Saber Throw and Force Choke, two powers that make him excellent for fighting other Jedi. -Boba Fett Weapons: EE-3 Blaster, Flamethrower, Wrist Rocket (5), Detpack (4) Planets Found: Felucia, Jabba's Palace, Kamino, Kashyyyk, Mos Eisley, Mygeeto, Utapau, Yavin 4 Jango's clone son is much like his father; they both carry a wide variety of armaments to make them ready for anything. Boba replaces Jango's Westar-33 with the EE-3, which is like the Elite Rifle and just as powerful. He also carries one less Wrist Rocket and some Detpacks that are more precise explosives than Time Bombs. Like Jango, he has a powerful jet pack to get around easily. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ \\\\\\\\\\8. Weapons/Tools/Abilities (Wpnta)\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PRIMARY WEAPONS -Blaster Pistol Power: 2/5 Rate of Fire: 4/5 Range: Close to Far Overheat Speed: Medium The Blaster Pistol is the standard sidearm in BF2. It is weak, but has infinite ammo and can overheat instead. Usually your class-specific weapon is better, but the Pistol is also quite accurate and good for long-range shooting if nothing else is available. -Commando Pistol Power: 3/5 Rate of Fire: 4/5 Range: Close to Far Overheat Speed: Slow The Commando Pistol is carried by the Jet and Dark Troopers, as well as Pilots. It is stronger than the Blaster Pistol and overheats more slowly, making it a worthy weapon. -Precision Pistol Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 4/5 Range: Close to Far Ammo: 64 (Pilots), 96 (others) Shots per Clip: 16 If you're skilled enough to score 6 kills with a Pistol, you'll win the Precision Pistol, one of the most fearsome weapons in the game. Unlike other Pistols, it uses ammo instead of overheating. Like other Pistols, it has pinpoint accuracy. It is also incredibly powerful; a quick two-shot burst is enough to kill virtually anything; only one is sufficient if you aim for the head. Just watch out for the low clip size. -Blaster Rifle Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 4/5 Range: Close to Mid Ammo: 200 (Republic), 250 (Empire), 300 (Alliance) Shots per Clip: 50 The Blaster Rifle is the standard automatic weapon for the regular soldier class. With a high rate of fire and excellent power, the blaster rifle is perfect for close to mid-range skirmishes. It can be used as a potent sniping weapon, but it loses accuracy considerably at too far a distance. -Wrist Blaster Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close to Mid Ammo: 250 Shots per Clip: 50 The Wrist Blaster is the CIS' version of the Blaster Rifle. To compensate for the Super's powerful Wrist Rockets, its rate of fire is slower than that of the Blaster Rifle. -Elite Rifle Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close to Far Ammo: 144 (others), 180 (Empire), 216 (Alliance) Shots per Clip: 12 The Elite Rifle is earned by getting 12 kills with the Blaster Rifle or Wrist Blaster. It fires in deadly 3-shot bursts that can wipe out virtually anything instantly. If you're a good shot with it, you can be incredibly deadly. Its shots spread out less, which makes it more viable for sniping. -Rocket Launcher Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 1/5 Range: Mid to Long Ammo: 4 (Pilots), 7 (others) Shots per Clip: 1 The Rocket Launcher is the classic anti-vehicle weapon. It fires slow-moving rockets that deal enormous damage in an area. They're impractical against infantry, but powerful against vehicles, especially if you hit critical spots. Remember, its shots do more damage if you fire them from afar to give them time to accelerate. -Guided Rocket Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 1/5 Range: Long Ammo: 5 Shots per Clip: 1 The Guided Rocket is carried by Chewbacca, a few various vehicles, and a rocket soldier who has earned the Demolition bonus. One of the most fun weapons in the game, it fires a remote-controlled rocket that is flown just like a starfighter. Its stamina meter represents how much fuel is left; it explodes if it runs out. Things like boosting or U-turns use up some fuel, just like on starfighters. Like a normal rocket, it explodes on impact for heavy damage. Also like a normal rocket, it does more damage the faster it's going, so boost before impact for the biggest bang. -Sniper Rifle Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 1/5 Range: Mid to Far Ammo: 56 Shots per Clip: 8 The Sniper Rifle is the classic long-range weapon. It packs incredible power, killing instantly with a precise headshot. It is also perfectly accurate and has a more powerful scope than any other gun, allowing you to pick off targets across the map. However, it has a low fire rate and is inefficient at close range. Only the skilled can be truly deadly with the Sniper Rifle. -Beam Rifle Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 1/5 Range: Mid to Far Ammo: 24 Shots per Clip: 4 The Beam Rifle is one of the less useful Award weapons. It has less ammo and shots per clip, and strangely seems to be harder to hit with. Usually only shots at the middle of the body work. However, it is even stronger than the Sniper Rifle, and one hit anywhere is an instant kill. -Shotgun Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 2/5 Range: Close Ammo: 240 (Alliance), 320 (Empire, Republic, and CIS) Shots per Clip: 5 (Republic and CIS), 6 (Alliance and Empire) The Shotgun (or Blast Cannon for Imperials), in contrast to the Sniper Rifle, is a completely close-range weapon. It fires many shots simultaneously that spread out rapidly. If you can hit an enemy squarely at close range, it'll usually die instantly. At longer ranges, don't even bother. -Flechette Shotgun Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 2/5 Range: Close to Mid Ammo: 168 (Alliance), 252 (Empire and CIS), 336 (Republic) Shots per Clip: 6 The Flechette Shotgun is awarded to someone who can get 8 kills with the Shotgun. Its shots are stronger and spread out less, making it adequate for medium-range shots. -Chaingun Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 5/5 Range: Shot to Mid Overheat Speed: Slow The Chaingun is a powerful weapon carried by the Clone Commander. It takes a moment to start firing, but when it does, it shoots a continuous spray of projectile bolts that mows down anything in its path. It can be fired continuously for quite a while before overheating. -EMP Launcher Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 2/5 Range: Close to Long Ammo: 8 Shots per Clip: 2 The EMP Launcher is a powerful anti-droid gun carried by the Jet Trooper. It fires a huge blast of energy that acts much like a rocket. Unlike the Rocket Launcher, it can fire twice before reloading. -Bulldog RLR Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close to Mid Ammo: 30 Shots per Clip: 6 Carried by the MagnaGuard, the Bulldog RLR can fire slow-moving explosive rapidly, quickly clearing an area or heavily damaging armor. -Radiation Launcher Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close Ammo: 15 Shots per Clip: 5 Continuing the MagnaGuard's theme of fast-firing explosives is the Radiation Launcher, a powerful and cool-looking grenade launcher that can shoot 5 times before reloading. When charged, the grenade bounced for a moment on the ground before exploding, letting it travel farther. -Repeating Blasters Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 5/5 Range: Close to Mid Overheat Speed: Slow The Droideka's arm-mounted repeating blasters are incredibly powerful. They can fire at full automatic speed continuously for a long time, and they mow through Clone Troopers with ease. -Incinerator Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 5/5 Range: Close Ammo: 150 Shots per Clip: 1 The Incinerator, carried by the Bothan Spy, is a deadly and unusual weapon. It fires waves that make the air shimmer and enemies fall out of existence while looking awesome. Each press of the trigger uses about 10 shots for one large burst that will annihilate any troops in a cone in front of the Spy. It's the perfect surprise after sneaking around. -Stealth Power: -/5 Rate of Fire: -/5 Range: Self Ammo: Infinite Stealth is the least deadly nonprimary weapon, obviously. When used, it makes the Bothan Spy virtually invisible, allowing him to sneak around undetected. It has a fatigue cost; stamina won't regenerate when moving stealthily, and only slowly when standing still. As long as you don't sprint or switch from Stealth, it can be used indefinitely. -Bowcaster Power: 3/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close to Mid Ammo: 175 (Wookiee with Fusion Cutter), 210 (others) Shots per Clip: 5 The Bowcaster is a versatile, shotgun-like weapon carried by Wookiees. It normally fires powerful, horizontally spreading bursts of 7 shots and can be charged for greater damage. If charged fully, it shoots one instant kill shot, one of its most useful features. It also has a second zoom level, so its fully charged shot allows it to be used almost like a sniper rifle. However, it has only a medium fire rate and 5 burst shots per clip; its hard to hit with more than one spreading shot at once except at close range, as well. -Grenade Launcher Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close Ammo: 15 Shots per Clip: 5 The Wookiee Warrior's Grenade Launcher works like the Radiation Launcher. It can be charged, as usual. -Sonic Blaster Power: 3/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close to Mid Ammo: 35 Shots per Clip: 7 The Imperial Officer's Sonic Blaster is a fairly poor weapon. It fires slowly for medium damage with low ammo; its main virtue is being able to pass through multiple enemies, but unfortunately its large shot only does damage in the same area as a blaster bolt. -Mortar Launcher Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close to Mid Ammo: 25 Shots per Clip: 5 The Imp Officer's Mortar Launcher, however, is fairly good. It's like a Grenade Launcher, but with 10 extra shots, making it the Officer's mainstay weapon. -Arc Caster Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 2/5 Range: Close Ammo: 25 Shots per Clip: 5 The Arc Caster is a fearsome gun carried by the Dark Trooper. It fires powerful bursts of lightning that can kill infantry units instantly. If charged, it can kill multiple troops at once if fired into a group. SECONDARY WEAPONS -Thermal Detonator Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 2/5 Range: Close Ammo: Varies from 2 to 4 The Thermal Detonator is the quintessential grenade of BF2. It bounces if thrown on the ground and sticks if thrown at vehicles or other destroyable objects. It explodes after several seconds, dealing heavy splash damage sufficient to wipe out groups of infantry. Though it isn't quite as powerful as in the movies, it's still extremely powerful in close battles and should be used effectively against clustered enemies or vehicle critical spots. With practice, it can be as accurate as any weapon. -Mines Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 1/5 Range: Very close Ammo: 3 Carried by rocket soldiers, Mines are extremely powerful explosives that explode if an enemy steps on them. They're well-used in narrow spaces or against vehicles. Note that Engineers can (I believe) walk past Mines unharmed and disarm them with Fusion Cutters. -Auto Turret Power: 3/5 Rate of Fire: 4/5 Range: Close to Mid Ammo: 1 The Auto Turret is an unusual secondary weapon, carried by the sniper. When used, it deploys a small, floating auto turret in front of the user that automatically fires at enemy troops until it runs out of ammo or is destroyed. It's good for intense fights or to cover a retreat if the sniper gets too close to combat. -Detpack Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 1/5 Range: Close Ammo: 3 Carried by Engineers, the Detpack is a remote bomb that explodes after being placed by pressing the secondary fire button again. It's good against vehicles, for blowing up stationary structures, or as a nasty surprise for unsuspecting infantry. -Health and Ammo Dispenser Power: -/5 Rate of Fire: 1/5 Range: Close Ammo: 5 The Health and Ammo Dispenser is another useful tool also carried by Engineers. It creates Health and Ammo powerups directly in front of the user to supply allied troops, making it a valuable tool even if it doesn't do damage. Note that you can't replenish it by picking up health and ammo, only at an Ammunition Droid. -Time Bomb Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 1/5 Range: Close Ammo: 3 Carried most notably by the Pilot, the Time Bomb is an especially powerful planted explosive. As a trade off, you have little control over when it explodes. After placing it, it will count down a 5-second timer; get out of the way! Because of this timing restriction, it's mainly good against stationary targets. -Rally Power: -/5 Rate of Fire: -/5 Range: Close Ammo: 1 Rally is an ability used by the Clone Commander and Han Solo. It has one use and temporarily boost the defense of nearby friendly troops. It's great for extending the life of troops in firefights. -Recon Droid Power: 3/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Far Ammo: 1 The Recon Droid is another interesting secondary weapon. When used, it deploys a remote-controlled droid that the player assumes control of. The droid can float around and use a blaster and self-destruct to fight, as well as scout things out. Because of its small size, it's hard to see and hit, but dies almost instantly to damage. Strafe around enemies while firing to hit them without getting hit. -Neuro Poison Power: -/5 Rate of Fire: -/5 Range: Close Ammo: 1 Neuro Poison is the MagnaGuard's area-of-effect debuff. Like all good poison, it steadily damages everything around you when used. It's not too helpful unless used against a large group. -Shield Emitter Power: -/5 Rate of Fire: -/5 Range: Self Ammo: Infinite The Shield Emitter is the trademark and unique ability of the Droideka. It shrouds the droid in a near-impenetrable energy shield that can absorb enormous amounts of damage while allowing the user to mow down infantry unharmed. It slowly depletes over time when used and quickly from damage, and can't be used when rolling. When used wisely, the Droideka can become nearly invincible. -Regeneration Power: -/5 Rate of Fire: -/5 Range: Close Ammo: 1 Regeneration is the Bothan Spy's area-of-effect buff, and probably the most useful. The opposite of Neuro-Poison, it allows all nearby units to rapidly regenerate health for about 30 seconds, making them much, much better at surviving. Unlike other abilities, it's best used when the fighting isn't too intense. -Rage Power: -/5 Rate of Fire: -/5 Range: Close Ammo: 1 (Infinite for Grievous) Rage is the Imperial Officer's buff. It increases the damage done by all nearby allies temporarily, making them much deadlier and better in combat. As usual, use it when there are a great deal of targets around. VEHICLE-BASED WEAPONS -Laser/Blaster Cannons Power: 2-4/5 Rate of Fire: 3-5/5 Range: Mid to Far Overheat Speed: Medium Laser or Blaster Cannons are the standard vehicle-based weapon and are found on nearly every one. They widely vary in their rate of fire and power, but all are heat-based. Except for the heavy ones on command vehicles, they're mainly antipersonnel weapons, good at mowing through infantry but doing minimal damage to vehicles. -Particle Cannons Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 2-4/5 Range: Mid to Far Particle Cannons are other common weapons. They have a varying recharge time instead of overheating and fire much more slowly than Laser Cannons, but do much higher damage in an area. They're good against vehicles and groups of infantry alike, and are some of the best vehicle-based weapons there are. -Concussion Missiles Power: 4-5/5 Rate of Fire: 1/5 Range: Mid Concussion Missiles replace or supplement Particle Cannons on some vehicles. They fire as slowly and travel even more so, but speed up quickly. If fired from a far enough distance, they can do heavy damage. Various other missiles exist for scout fighters that can home in. -Beam Cannon Power: 3-5/5 Rate of Fire: 2/5 Range: Mid to Far The Beam Cannon shoots a continuous laser beam for about a second. The beam deals damage rapidly, especially if it is kept on a target for its duration. Beam Cannons range from tiny ones on IFT tanks to the huge, incredibly deadly Beam Cannon on the Spider Droid. -Repeating Blasters Power: 2/5 Rate of Fire: 5/5 Range: Mid Overheat Speed: Slow Repeating Blasters are much like the chain gun, shooting weak shots extremely rapidly. They're best against infantry. -Mortar Cannons Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 2/5 Range: Close to Mid Mortar Cannons shoot projectiles that slowly curve downward. They're as powerful as missiles, but slightly harder to hit with. -Shock Cannons Power: 3/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close to Far Shock Cannons are a rare but cool vehicle-based weapon. They fire many small shots that travel instantly and do excellent damage. They're also easy to aim with. The V-Wing's Shock Cannons do heavy damage to starfighters and stay in a beam, but the Armored Tank Droid's spread out and are good against infantry. -Remote Rocket Power: 3-5/5 Rate of Fire: 1/5 Range: Far What Remote Rockets lack in speed, they make up for in precision. They fire rockets that can be controlled like starfighters and can move at great speeds. Their energy gauge shows their remaining fuel; boosting and other maneuvers use it up faster, and once it's depleted the rocket self-destructs. Until then, they can be guided into a specific target, flying past obstructions to take out turrets, infantry, or vehicles with perfect aim, provided you're adept at controlling the rocket. Like regular missiles, they do more damage when traveling faster. (When boosting) -Proton Torpedoes Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 2/5 Range: Mid to Far One of two starfighter-only warheads, Proton Torpedoes travel more slowly than Concussion Missiles but are much stronger, enough so to do respectable damage to vital systems and turrets, which they're perfect for taking out. They also work well against slow-moving starfighters. -Proton Bombs Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 2/5 Range: Close to Mid Proton Bombs are carried by all bomber starfighters. They're stronger than Proton Torpedoes, but don't home in and are affected by gravity, so they'll "fall" towards the top of a capitol ship. (Or away from it if you're under it) if you are good enough at aiming them, they're ideal for taking out capitol ships' vital systems. NATIVE WEAPONS -Tribal Spear Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 2/5 Range: Close Ammo: 30 Shots per Clip: 1 The Tribal Spear is an Ewok throwing weapon. It's relatively easy to aim with and actually does good damage; one headshot is fatal. -Sharp Rocks Power: 3/5 Rate of Fire: 2/5 Range: Close Ammo: 50 Shots per Clip: 1 Sharp Rocks are also carried by Ewoks. They're slightly weaker than the spears and harder to hit with, but you can carry more of them. -Sonic Blaster Power: 3/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close to Mid Shots per Clip: 7 Carried by Geonosians, the Sonic Blaster shoots deceptively big waves of sound. In reality, it must be aimed like any other gun directly at the target. Though it travels slowly, a hit does excellent damage. -Claw Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close The Wampa's claws are extremely deadly natural weapons. They obviously have no range, but are instantly lethal for any Rebel they can get close enough to. -Vibro-Axe Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close The Vibro-Axe is carried by Jabba's Gamorrean guards is much like the Wampa's claws, or a Lightsaber; even when unpowered it's an instant kill at close range. Stay away from the guards and blast them before they can mow you down. -Bolt Action Rifle Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 2/5 Range: Far Shots per Clip: 8 The Bolt Action Rifle is the Tusken sniper rifle. It has only one level of zoom (far) and fires slowly, but is comparable to other sniper rifles in power and shots per clip. It also has infinite ammo. -Tusken Cycler Power: 3/5 Rate of Fire: 4/5 Range: Close to Mid Shots per Clip: 30 The Cycler is the Tusken automatic rifle. It works like a Blaster Rifle, but with less ammo. -Ionization Blaster Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 1/5 Range: Close Shots per Clip: 5 The Jawa Ionization Blaster is much like the Dark Trooper's Arc Caster. It shoots a close-ranged burst of lightning that does excellent damage, especially when charged up. On the minus side, it shoots slowly and has to reload every five shots. HERO WEAPONS -Lightsaber Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: Varies Range: Very close The Lightsaber is the classic Jedi weapon. Though it can only hit enemies up close, getting next to them is never a problem for a Jedi, and its damage is deadly. Most troops die after one or two good hits, and its sweeping attacks can hit several at once. Other varieties like character-specific Lightsabers and Darth Maul's Doublesaber exist, but they all do much the same thing. -Force Push Power: -/5 Rate of Fire: 2/5 Range: Close to Mid Force Push is one of the best-known Jedi abilities. When used, it sends all units, friend and foe, flying out from in front of the user in a cone, but doesn't damage them. It's great for stunning enemies in preparation for using your Lightsaber on them, or pushing them into lava/bottomless pits. -Force Pull Power: -/5 Rate of Fire: 2/5 Range: Close to Mid Force Pull is similar to Force Push, but only affects one unit in front of the user. However, it yanks him towards the Jedi, allowing for an extremely easy Lightsaber kill. -Saber Throw Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 1/5 Range: Close to Mid The Saber Throw is another common Force Power, and one of the best. It allows the Jedi to throw his/her Lightsaber like a boomerang, slicing through any troops it passes through. The distance of the throw can be adjusted by holding the secondary fire button, and the saber can hit enemies going towards and away from you. It's the Jedi's main distance attack, useful against enemies you don't want to Force Dash to. -Force Choke Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 1/5 Range: Close to Mid One of the two Sith powers in the game, Force Choke immobilizes an enemy and depletes his/her health at the cost of the user's stamina. It can usually be used for long enough to kill troops. It's impractical against regular infantry, but great for fighting other Jedi. -Force Lightning Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 5/5 Range: Close The infamous Force Lightning power allows the user to shoot lighting out in a cone ahead of him, rapidly damaging all units in the way. It doesn't kill as quickly as a Lightsaber and leaves the user open to attack, but can hit many enemies at once, making it best for clustered enemies. -Westar-33 Blaster Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 4/5 Range: Close to Far Ammo: 128 Shots per Clip: 16 The Westar-33 is Jango Fett's primary weapon. It works just like the Precision Pistol, with powerful, accurate shots and a rapid firing rate sufficient to empty a clip in a few seconds. It has more ammo, though. -Flamethrower Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 1/5 Range: Close Ammo: 60 Shots per Clip: 1 The Flamethrower is the other primary weapon for both of the Fetts. It fires in 20-shot bursts and works much like the Bothan Spy's Incinerator. It sets enemies on fire, causing them to slowly take damage even after the attack finishes. -DL44 Blaster Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close to Far Overheat Speed: Medium The DL44 is Han Solo's trusty weapon. It is a heat-based version of the Elite Rifle, firing in the same deadly bursts. It overheats fairly quickly because of how it fires. -Sporting Blaster Power: 4/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close to Far Overheat Speed: Fast Leia's weapon is much like the Sniper Rifle, with two zoom levels and a beamlike shot. It's powerful enough to kill with one shot and extremely accurate, but overheats very quickly. -EE-3 Blaster Power: 5/5 Rate of Fire: 3/5 Range: Close to Far Ammo: 144 Shots per Clip: 12 The EE-3 Blaster is Boba Fett's weapon. It is exactly like the Elite Rifle, except with red shots. -Invulnerability Power: -/5 Rate of Fire: -/5 Range: Close Ammo: 1 Used by Leia, Invulnerability doesn't quite live up to its name, but is quite nice, giving both a defense and regeneration bonus. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ \\\\\\\\\\9. Vehicles (Vhcls)\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ REPUBLIC VEHICLES -All-Terrain Tactical Enforcer (AT-TE) Power: 5/5 Speed: 1/5 Armor: 5/5 Positions: Pilot (Heavy Laser Cannons and Particle Cannons), Main Gunner (Particle Cannon), Co-Pilot (Repeating Blasters) Planets Found: Geonosis Critical Spot: the front cylinder on the underside. (http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/1636/attecritical0be.jpg) The AT-TE is one of the biggest and most powerful units in the game. Found only in Geonosis, it excels at wading into intense combat and leaving a swath of destruction behind. To allow this, it's incredibly heavily armored and armed. The Pilot controls two massive, incredibly powerful Laser Cannons that can mow through infantry and light armor with ease. There are also two Particle Cannons that do heavy splash damage and are suited for blasting clustered infantry or wiping out other vehicles. The main gunner controls the huge cannon on top. This cannon is extremely powerful, with multiple shots in each reload and a scope that allows it to fire shots with perfect accuracy. The co-pilot controls two Repeating Blasters on the vehicle's flank that can hit targets that try to come up behind it. Perhaps the AT-TE's biggest advantage, though is its function as a mobile command post. As long as it remains in battle, friendly troops can respawn near it. As a command vehicle, it can't be sliced into. -All-Terrain Recon Transport (AT-RT) Power: 3/5 Speed: 3/5 Armor: 2/5 Positions: Pilot (Laser Cannon, Mortar Cannon) Planets Found: Naboo, Felucia, Utapau Critical Spot: The small cylinder under the seat. (http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/4140/atrtcritical1kw.jpg) The AT-RT is clearly the predecessor or the AT-ST. It is smaller, with a single-man, open cockpit and one Laser Cannon. Its Mortar Cannon can lob four explosive projectiles in a row for heavy splash damage. Be careful not to get shot off of it when driving. -IFT-X Power: 4/5 Speed: 4/5 Armor: 4/5 Positions: Pilot (Blaster Cannons and Concussion Missiles), Gunner (Beam Cannon) Planets Found: Kashyyyk, Mygeeto Critical Spot: The circle on the back. (http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/2274/iftxcritical2yf.jpg) The IFT-X is the Republic's medium tank, a balanced vehicle suited for attacking armor and infantry alike. It's fairly fast and agile because of its repulsor system. It carried Blaster Cannons for mowing through infantry, and Concussion Missiles for attacking other vehicles. Like all missiles, they increase in speed and damage as they travel, so fire them from long range for maximum effect. The Beam Cannon turret on the top is an excellent antipersonnel weapon best at taking large groups of enemies or out would-be slicers. -BARC Speeder Power: 1/5 Speed: 5/5 Armor: 1/5 Positions: Pilot (Blaster Cannons) Planets Found: Kashyyyk Critical Spot: None The BARC Speeder is the Republic's version of the Speeder Bike. Like its better-known companion, its Blaster Cannon is mostly useless even against infantry, so its main purpose is to transport the rider. -Republic Starfighter Power: 2/5 Speed: 5/5 Armor: 1/5 Positions: Pilot (Pulse Lasers, Homing Rockets) The Republic Starfighter is made for speed. It is lightly armed and gets destroyed easily, and relies on its agility and small size to avoid damage. Its maneuverability and Homing Rockets can make it deadly in dogfights, if you can survive, and its Pulse Lasers fire extremely quickly and overheat slowly. As long as you avoid auto turrets (such as by staying close to your own ships, or under the enemy capitol ship), the scout-type fighter is a force to be reckoned with against enemy starfighters. -ARC-170 Power: 4/5 Speed: 3/5 Armor: 3/5 Positions: Pilot (Laser Cannons, Proton Torpedoes) The six-winged ARC-170 is the Republic's most balanced and multifunctional starfighter. Its Laser Cannons fire slightly more slowly than those of the Republic Starfighter, but are stronger, strong enough to take out enemy starfighters almost as easily, and its Proton Torpedoes can home in on them or do modest damage to enemy vital systems and take out turrets. It's slower than the Republic Starfighter, but can withstand much more of a beating. -V-Wing Power: 5/5 Speed: 2/5 Armor: 4/5 Positions: Pilot (Shock Cannon, Proton Bomb) The streamlined V-Wing is the Republic's bomber craft. It's fairly slow, but heavily armored. Its shock cannons fire slowly but deal excellent damage to enemy starfighters and travel instantly, making them easy to aim with and give the V-Wing a small degree of anti-starfighter ability. Its main purpose, however, is to take out enemy vital systems with its Proton Bombs. They are guided by gravity and "fall" toward the upper half of ships, which usually means right toward whatever you're trying to blow up. They can inflict serious damage by unloading 6 Bombs at once, and are fast enough to escape destruction when necessary. -LA-AT Gunship Power: 5/5 Speed: 1/5 Armor: 5/5 Positions: Pilot (Laser Cannons, Missile Launcher), Co-Pilot (Remote Rocket), Left and Right Turret (Beam Cannon) The LA-AT is the space version of the AT-TE. It handles like a rock, but can withstand enormous amounts of damage and dish out plenty with a full contingent of clones operating its weapons systems. The pilot controls the decently powerful Laser Cannons and missiles (which, unlike all other ship weapons, have a limited supply of 36) while the co-pilot controls the Remote Rocket, which can obliterate turrets or slow-moving spacecraft with ease. Two more gunners can operate the left and right Beam Cannon turrets for even more damage. The LA-AT's main purpose is to land troops in an enemy ship, though. It's armored enough to take a beating on the way to the enemy hangar and, like the AT-TE, can serve as a respawn point when it's on the ground, clearing the way for attacks inside enemy capital ships. CIS VEHICLES -Armored Assault Tank (AAT) Power: 4/5 Speed: 4/5 Armor: 4/5 Positions: Pilot (Laser Blaster, Missile Launcher), Main Gunner (Particle Cannon) Planets Found: Mygeeto, Naboo, Polis Massa, Utapau Critical Spot: The rectangular panel on the back. (http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/7297/aatcritical7up.jpg) The AAT is the CIS' repulsor tank. Like the IFT tanks, it carries Blaster Cannons and Missiles for the pilot to fire. Unlike them, its turret isn't an antipersonnel laser but a powerful particle cannon suited to clusters of troops and other vehicles. -Hailfire Tank Power: 3/5 Speed: 5/5 Armor: 3/5 Positions: Pilot (Repeating Blasters, Hailfire Missiles) Planets Found: Geonosis Critical Spot: The small Repeating Blaster turret under the main body. (http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/9629/hailfirecritical8pl.jpg) The wheeled Hailfire Tank is one of the vehicles deployed by the Seperatists at the Battle of Geonosis. It has chain gun-like Repeating Blasters that can mow down troops and Hailfire Missiles for vehicles. It can shoot many of the missiles rapid-fire, but they curve out wildly, so they're best used to sow chaos at close range. -Armored Tank Droid Power: 3/5 Speed: 4/5 Armor: 4/5 Positions: Pilot (Shock Rifles, Mortar Cannon) Planets Found: Kashyyyk, Felucia Critical Spot: The back wheel. (http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/913/tankdroidcritical4bs.jpg) The Armored Tank Droid is another of the CIS' powerful vehicles. Its Shock Rifles fire a spread of bolts that work much like a shotgun blast; they're best at close range and against groups of enemies. The Mortar Cannon's shots are powerful, but affected by gravity and need to be aimed carefully. -Spider Walker Power: 4/5 Speed: 1/5 Armor: 5/5 Positions: Pilot (Blaster Cannon, Beam Cannon) Planets Found: Geonosis Critical Spot: The 4 small cylinders connecting the legs to the body. (http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/2561/spidercritical0nv.jpg) The towering Spider Droid is the CIS' most powerful vehicle. Its Blaster Cannon is decent against infantry, but its powerful Beam Cannon is its best weapon. The Cannon fires continuously for about a second, and all you need to do to kill infantry with it is pass the beam over one. It also travels any distance instantly, making it an excellent long-range weapon. It can also heavily damage vehicles, making it a great all-purpose weapon. The Spider Walker's only real weakness is its inability to hit targets directly under or close to it. -STAP Power: 1/5 Speed: 5/5 Armor: 1/5 Positions: Pilot (Blaster Cannon) The STAP is the CIS' version of the Speeder Bike. It's used by droid troops to cover large distances in the same way. -Droid Tri-Fighter Power: 2/5 Speed: 5/5 Armor: 1/5 Positions: Pilot (Repeating Blasters, Homing Rockets) The Tri-Fighter is the CIS' scout fighter. Its Repeating Blasters work like the Chaingun and pause for a moment before firing, making them extremely difficult to hit enemy fighters with, but it has wicked cool rockets and its tiny size makes it incredibly difficult to hit. Like other scouts, it dies very easily when hit. -Droid Starfighter Power: 4/5 Speed: 3/5 Armor: 3/5 Positions: Pilot (Blaster Cannon, Proton Torpedo) The Vulture Droid is the CIS' version of the ARC-170; its capabilities are virtually the same. -CIS Strike Bomber Power: 5/5 Speed: 2/5 Armor: 4/5 Positions: Pilot (Particle Cannons, Proton Bombs) The Strike Bomber is much like the V-Wing, except for its Particle Cannon, which is very powerful, but fires slowly and takes time to travel. Its bombs can be dropped more quickly, but curve more sharply than other bombs. -Droid Gunship Power: 5/5 Speed: 1/5 Armor: 5/5 Positions: Pilot (Beam Cannon, Homing Rockets), Co-Pilot (Remote Rocket), Left and Right Turret (Particle Cannons), Passenger x 2 The Droid Gunship is much like the Republic's LA-AT, but its Beam Cannon turrets have been replaced by Particle Cannons. It can also carry 2 extra droid troops as passengers. It has the same kind of Homing Rockets as the Tri- Fighter, which makes it well-suited for mowing through enemy fighters. ALLIANCE VEHICLES -Snowspeeder Power: 4/5 Speed: 5/5 Armor: 2/5 Positions: Pilot (Laser Cannons, Particle Cannon), Co-pilot (Harpoon Gun) Planets Found: Hoth The Snowspeeder is the only flying craft pilotable on the ground, and one of the most fun vehicles to use. Its Laser Cannons are deadly to infantry, and its Particle Cannons can wipe out large groups at once in bombing runs. It isn't powerful enough to easily take out the walkers the Empire deploys at Hoth, however. Its speed makes it hard to hit with anything but locked-on missiles, though these are enough; its light armor means one missile hit will destroy it. Do some evasive maneuvers like U-turns to dodge incoming missiles. The tow cable launcher is apparently able to disable AT-ATs just like in the movies, but this is virtually impossible to do without two human players working together. -Alliance AAC-1 Power: 4/5 Speed: 4/5 Armor: 4/5 Positions: Pilot (Laser Cannon, Particle Cannon), Main Gunner (Missiles) Planets Found: Felucia, Kashyyyk, Mygeeto, Polis Massa, Yavin 4 Critical Spot: None The AAC-1 is the Alliance's repulsor tank, but like the AAT it's slightly different. It carries Particle Cannons instead of missiles for the pilot, and the lucky gunner gets a closed cockpit and two missile turrets that can fire a devastating barrage before reloading. They're excellent for quickly destroying vehicles, but a little imprecise to use on units. -Tauntaun Power: -/5 Speed: 4/5 Armor: 1/5 Positions: Rider Planets Found: Hoth Critical Spot: None The Tauntauns of Hoth are obviously unarmed (their freezing spit doesn't work well against Snowtroopers) and are used solely to get around. They're slower than Speeder Bikes and die very easily, but are faster than going on foot. Their energy meter goes down very slowly, so they can sprint almost all the time and make almost as good time as a Speeder Bike. -A-Wing Power: 2/5 Speed: 5/5 Armor: 1/5 Positions: Pilot (Laser Cannons, Homing Rockets) The nimble A-Wing is the Alliance's scout fighter. As usual, it's fast, light, and deadly against starfighters, but easily destroyed. Unlike other fighters, it fires all it missiles in one burst instead of one or two at a time. -X-Wing Power: 4/5 Speed: 3/5 Armor: 3/5 Positions: Pilot (Laser Cannons, Proton Torpedoes) The classic X-Wing, one of the most famous and advanced fighters in Star Wars, is the Alliance's well-balanced and versatile fighter. Its Laser Cannons and Proton Torpedoes make it good for destroying fighters and ship components alike. Since it has four Laser Cannons, they overheat more slowly than those of other fighter-bombers, able to fire continuously for almost as long as the A- Wing. (Though the rate of fire is lower) -Y-Wing Power: 5/5 Speed: 2/5 Armor: 4/5 Positions: Pilot (Laser Cannon, Proton Bomb), Main Gunner (Cannon) The slower Y-Wing serves as the Alliance's bomber. It's like the V-Wing, except that it seats an additional person to operate the cannon on top. It's hard to hit with, but gives the Y-Wing a bit of extra defense. -Alliance Assault Craft Power: 5/5 Speed: 1/5 Armor: 5/5 Positions: Pilot (Particle Cannons, Proton Torpedoes), Co-pilot (Remote Rocket), Left and Right Turrets (Beam Cannon) The Alliance uses salvaged LA-ATs as its lander...either that, or the programmers just got lazy and reused the model. Either way, it is very similar to the Republic craft, except for the armaments the pilot has. Like the LA-AT, its Proton Torpedoes have a stock of 36. IMPERIAL VEHICLES -All-Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) Power: 5/5 Speed: 1/5 Armor: 5/5 Positions: Pilot (Heavy Laser Cannons and Particle Cannon) Planets Found: Hoth Critical Spot: The neck. (http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/4140/atatcritical6jq.jpg) The infamous AT-AT is the Empire's version of the AT-TE. Like its predecessor, the AT-AT serves as a mobile command post for Imperial troops. It also has the same armaments for the Pilot as the AT-TE. It has no other positions to fill, but the front weapons alone seem stronger than everything the AT-TE has. With the AT-AT's scope, you can bombard and lay waste to Rebel installations from a distance in safety as friendly soldiers respawn under you. -All-Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) Power: 4/5 Speed: 2/5 Armor: 3/5 Positions: Pilot (Blaster Cannon and Particle Cannon), Co-pilot (Guided Rocket) Planets Found: Endor, Hoth, Felucia Critical Spot: The flat back of the main body. (http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/419/atstcritical0rx.jpg) Despite being dwarfed by the massive AT-AT, the AT-ST (or "chicken walker" to Rebel troops) is still one of the Empire's strongest vehicles. Like the AT-AT, it's slow, but heavily armed. Its Pilot can fire a powerful anti-personnel Blaster Cannon and a Particle Cannon that heavily damages other vehicles and can wipe out large groups of Rebels. The main gunner gets an even more fun job- firing remote controlled rockets that are great for surgical strikes on vehicles, structures, or groups of infantry. -IFT-T Power: 4/5 Speed: 4/5 Armor: 4/5 Positions: Pilot (Blaster Cannons and Concussion Missiles), Gunner (Beam Cannon) Planets Found: Kashyyyk, Mygeeto, Naboo, Yavin 4 Critical Spot: The circle on the back. (http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/1505/ifttcritical5rm.jpg) Even though the Empire evolved from the Republic, the IFT-T follows its like- named counterpart even more closely than usual, varying only in color scheme. Use the grey repulsor tank in the same way as the IFT-X. -Speeder Bike Power: 1/5 Speed: 5/5 Armor: 1/5 Positions: Pilot (Blaster Cannon) Planets Found: Endor, Kashyyyk, Yavin 4 Critical Spot: None As its name suggests, the Speeder Bike is meant to be fast. It's ill-suited for attacking even infantry with its one Blaster Cannon, and is mainly useful for getting around quickly. -TIE Interceptor Power: 2/5 Speed: 5/5 Armor: 1/5 Positions: Pilot (Laser Cannons, Homing Rockets) The TIE Interceptor is the Empire's scout craft. It's just like the Republic Starfighter in capability. -TIE Fighter Power: 4/5 Speed: 3/5 Armor: 3/5 Positions: Pilot (Laser Cannons, Proton Torpedoes) The TIE Fighter is the Empire's multi-purpose starfighter. Despite its lack of shields, it is just as tough as the X-Wing to preserve game balance. Though its Laser Cannons overheat quickly, its torpedoes do more damage than those of other such fighters. -TIE Bomber Power: 5/5 Speed: 2/5 Armor: 4/5 Positions: Pilot (Particle Cannon, Proton Bomb), Co-pilot (Remote Rocket) Like the Y-Wing, the TIE Bomber seats an extra person. This person has a much better job, though-firing and guiding remote-control missiles to take out turrets and fighters. -Landing Craft Power: 5/5 Speed: 1/5 Armor: 5/5 Positions: Pilot (Particle Cannon, Concussion Missiles), Co-Pilot (Remote Rocket), Main Gunner (Repeating Blasters), Passenger x 3 Strangely, the Lambda-class shuttle is replaced by the lander used by Palpatine at the end of Episode III for the Imperials. It has one less turret and the one is has fires a chain gun-like Repeating Blaster behind to shoot down fighters with. It can carry 3 extra passengers for landing parties. The Pilot gets much better armaments than other Landing Craft drivers; its Particle Cannon fires twice in quick succession, and its barrages of Concussion Missiles pack the punch of Proton Torpedoes but have the quick lock-on and starfighter advantage of scout fighters' missiles. TURRETS -Laser Turret Weapons: Laser Cannon Planets Found: Coruscant, Kamino, Naboo The standard Laser Turret is found all over the place. Its Laser Cannon is unsuited for attacking vehicles, but fares pretty well against infantry. It overheats fairly quickly, however, so don't shoot continuously. Unfortunately, the slit right in the middle makes you sniper bait while using it. -Hoth DF.9 Defense Turret Weapon: Laser Cannon Planets Found: Hoth The Hoth Defense turret fires a deadly antipersonnel Laser Cannon. It is enclosed, so the user is safe unless the turret is destroyed. -Hoth 1.4 FD P-Tower Dish Turret Weapon: Particle Cannon Planets Found: Hoth Luckily, unlike in most of the Star Wars universe, the dish turret isn't completely useless. Its Particle Cannon is good against infantry and vehicles alike. -LR1K Cannon Weapon: Sonic Disruptor Cannon Planets Found: Geonosis The LR1K Cannon fires a large sonic blast, like all Geonosian weapons. It isn't very powerful, and the lack of an enclosed space makes it not worth your time. -Concussion Cannon Turret Weapon: Concussion Cannon Planets Found: Kashyyyk The Concussion Cannon is an antivehicle turret found on Kashyyyk. It fires double shots every 2 seconds or so. The shots are damaging to vehicles, but are affected by gravity and are tough to aim. When in the turret, the user can only be attacked from behind. -Particle Cannon Turret Weapon: Particle Cannon Planets Found: Mygeeto The Particle Cannon Turret looks like the Concussion Cannon, but is a good deal better. Its cannon does more damage and isn't affected by gravity, making it much easier to hit and kill vehicles with. -Mos Eisley Railing Gun Weapon: Blaster Cannon Planets Found: Mos Eisley The Railing Gun is a small turret found only in Mos Eisley. It works much like the Laser Turret, but offers even less protection. -Yavin Tower Turret Weapon: Blaster Cannon This turret is also like the Laser Turret, but puts the gunner on top of a high pole for increased visibility. (That goes both ways) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ \\\\\\\\\\10. Maps (Ma#ps)\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -Coruscant Size: 3/5 Openness: 3/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6563/coruscantmap3rb.jpg) -2-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/7075/coruscantflag1ec.jpg) Heroes: Mace Windu, Darth Maul, Luke Skywalker, The Emperor Vehicles: Laser Turret The Coruscant map takes place in the ruined Jedi Temple after Order 66. It's a fairly balanced level, tight enough for some close-ranged combat but also with wide-open spaces for sniping. The main part of the level is an enormous ruined hall with some down pillars for cover, and stairs around the sides for a better view. On each of the longer sides are a few turrets that can be fixed by an Engineer and used. Stairways from there lead to the Jedi library, which has two levels with a hole in the middle, and a longer, narrower hall at the southern end of the level. The eastern end of this hall and a passage from the top floor of the library lead to the main computer room, one of the more cramped spaces in the level. On the western side are two circular rooms containing two Command Posts linked to the main hall and to the north and south. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9286/coruscant15pi.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance) Command Post 1 is on an outdoor balcony with a great view of the planetwide city. It's next to the entrance to the main hall and is one of the places to start if you want to fight in it. An exterior walkway around the side leads to Command Post 6, and some stairs on the other side lead to 2. An Engineer can fix up two Laser Turrets on either side of the CP for use. It's an easy capture for the CIS or Alliance early on. It's a flag point in CtF. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7638/coruscant21rz.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire) Command Post 2 is in the Jedi Library, on the far side from the main hall entrance. The tables and shelves restrict movement space and provide cover for fighting in here. It's in the same place in both modes. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7209/coruscant30je.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire) Command Post 3 is one of the starting points. It leads to the longer, narrower hallway as well as to the computer room. There are also health and ammo droids next to it. Command Post 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/3606/coruscant42am.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire) This Command Post overlooks the main hall from the top of some stairs. It's the perfect place for snipers to spawn. The Republic/Empire can take this CP right off the bat. In CtF, the command post starts off owned by the Republic/Empire, in the long hallway, and is a flag point. Command Post 5: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/871/coruscant59ww.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral) This CP is one of two right off of the main hall. It can also be accessed from the longer hallway and Command Post 6. Like with most of the CPs, there are restoring droids right next to it. The CIS/Alliance can take this CP easily. Command Post 6: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/967/coruscant62ym.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance) This is the other starting point. Like 5, it connects directly with the main hall, and is also close to CP 1. The relatively small entrances make it harder to take. In CtF, it's outside the circular room on the outdoor walkway. -Dagobah Size: 3/5 Openness: 4/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5148/dagobahmap4za.jpg) -2-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/4238/dagobahflag5bk.jpg) Heroes: Yoda, General Grievous, Darth Vader Vehicles: None Map: Dagobah is a fairly open level, with trees being the main obstructions. However, the undergrowth and mist make visibility low, so close combat is still best. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8987/dagobah12is.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance) This Command Post is right next to Yoda's hut. It's the main one for the Republic and Alliance, and their base in CtF. However, it's fairly removed from the battle, so try not to spawn there unless you have no choice. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7367/dagobah20jf.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral), Capture the Flag (Republic/Alliance) Command Post 2 is in the dark side cave Luke explored in Episode 5. The main reason you'll go into the cave is to take the command post; otherwise, stay out. In CtF, CP 2 isn't really anywhere near its Conquest counterpart (it was only paired because it's the closest). It's farther west, at the left side of the area. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4835/dagobah34fo.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral), Capture the Flag (Republic/Alliance) This CP is right next to Luke's downed X-Wing. It's fairly close to CPs 1 and 2, and a good one for the Republic/Alliance to take. It's slightly northeast in CtF. Command Post 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9053/dagobah43ft.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral), Capture the Flag (CIS/Empire) CP 4 is close to the CIS/Empire's starting one, situated under a tree. They should take it early on. Command Post 5: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4757/dagobah52fe.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire) Surrounded by supply crates, CP 5 is the starting point for the CIS and Empire and its base in CtF. Once again, they should try to take CPs farther forward to spawn from. Command Post 6: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4115/dagobah67sr.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral), Capture the Flag (CIS/Empire) 6 is another fairly unremarkable CP close to the middle. The two sides will likely fight over it often. It's farther southeast in CtF mode. -Death Star Size: 3/5 Openness: 2/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/765/deathstarmap8ug.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/5790/deathstarflag3hn.jpg) Heroes: Obi-Wan, The Emperor, Luke Skywalker Vehicles: None The interior of the Death Star is mainly a close-quarters map, with a few more open areas. There still isn't anything too long-ranged, though. There are two large hangar bays on the bottom, the biggest spaces in the level. These lead to a curving room and a round one, both consisting of walkways above the battle station's ubiquitous bottomless pits. The curved room connects to a long, arcing walkway leading around one of the superlaser firing wells. The round room leads to two narrow hallways with small indentations in the sides for cover, some of which connect the halls and make for very close fighting. Both ways lead to a large room with many walkways leading above bottomless pits, where most of the fighting will likely take place. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/3218/deathstar12qc.jpg Modes: Conquest (Empire/Republic), Capture the Flag (Empire/Republic) CP 1 is one of two Command Posts in a hangar bay. It has several passages that connect with the other hangar bay and the circular room. There's a lot of room to maneuver in it. In CtF, it's one of the bases. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6601/deathstar27ap.jpg Modes: Conquest (Empire/Republic), Capture the Flag (Empire/Republic) This CP is in a room akin to the one near where our heroes escaped into the garbage chute in Episode 4. It's fairly small, and attackers can only come from a few directions. In CtF, it's off to the side, in the other square room. Command Posts 3 & 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8859/deathstar342cp.jpg Modes: Conquest (Empire/Republic for 3, CIS/Alliance for 4) 3 and 4 are both on large, circular platforms like the one Obi-Wan disabled the Death Star's tractor beam on. Many walkways lead around them for excellent close and long-range fighting. The flag starts near 4 in CtF. Note that the bridges between Command Posts 4 and 5 can be removed by destroying the two green control boxes; they stay gone and make the gap virtually impassable until repaired. Command Post 5: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1553/deathstar58uc.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance) CP 5 is in the superlaser firing well. The main way around it is a long walkway along the circular edge; smaller catwalks lead down, but you'll likely never use them. Be sure not to fall into the firing well itself, or you'll die. In CtF, the CP is on one of the lower side platforms. Command Post 6: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4558/deathstar60cd.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance) This CP is in a slightly smaller hangar. It has only two entrances and is a base in CtF. -Endor (GCW only) Size: 5/5 Openness: 3/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2263/endormap6vg.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/5723/endorflag0ew.jpg) -Hunt (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/4334/endorhunt0uc.jpg) Heroes: Han Solo, Darth Vader Vehicles: AT-ST, Speeder Bike, Laser Turret Endor is a huge level, but the great amount of undergrowth and huge trees makes it seem enclosed. It's mainly just a huge forest on mostly flat terrain. Plants everywhere obstruct vision but can be fired and moved through. There are several series of platforms running between the huge trees that make great vantage points for long-range attacks. Several downed tree trunks are also hollowed out and can be moved through. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/3944/endor18lj.jpg Modes: Conquest (Empire) This Command Post is in the shield generator bunker. There's only one way in and there are turrets outside, so it's very easy to defend. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5950/endor20ep.jpg Modes: Conquest (Empire), Hunt (Empire) This spawn point is in a relatively open clearing. It's the main spawn point for vehicles for the Empire. If CP 3 is taken (which it often is), Imperial forces should fall back to here. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8015/endor36ao.jpg Modes: Conquest (Empire), Capture the Flag (Empire) This CP is the Empire's forward Command Post. They must fight hard to defend it from the Rebels, and it provides an advantage to whoever controls it. In CtF, it splits into two nearby Command Posts controlled by the Empire. Command Post 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2130/endor49lr.jpg Modes: Conquest (Alliance), Hunt (Ewoks) This CP is the foremost one belonging to the Rebels. It's near some tree trunk walkways and is the best early spawn point for them. The Ewok Command Post in Hunt is nearby at the flag spawn point in CtF. Command Post 5: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/3967/endor51wg.jpg Modes: Conquest (Alliance), Capture the Flag (Alliance) This Command Post is farther back and not a good one for Rebels to spawn it. It has some more walkways near it, though. In CtF, it moves to the right. Command Post 6: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6343/endor65la.jpg Modes: Conquest (Alliance), Capture the Flag (Alliance) Command Post 6 is way, way far back in Rebel territory. They shouldn't spawn there unless they're defending it, in which case they've probably lost already. -Felucia Size: 4/5 Openness: 3/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6142/feluciamap8nf.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/237/feluciaflag0tr.jpg) Heroes: Aayla Secura, Jango Fett, Chewbacca, Boba Fett Vehicles: AT-RT, Armored Tank Droid, AAC-1, AT-ST Felucia is a fairly large level, but like Endor it's filled with undergrowth and bizarre, impassable plants that keep things confined. They provide plenty of cover and lots of ways to sneak into enemy territory, as well as just plain making things hard to see. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7430/felucia16mp.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire) CP 1 is far to the left, but not completely removed from the action. It moves east to the river in CtF. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/659/felucia25pg.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire) Command Post 2 is a decent choice for spawning, especially for attacking CP 3. It barely moves at all in CtF. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6509/felucia30yv.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance) Command Post 3 is situated in the central river and is probably the best place for CIS/Alliance troops to spawn most of the time. In CtF, it becomes the flag's starting point. Command Post 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4774/felucia48ie.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance) Command Post 4 is fairly far back, but well-situated for attacking 6. Not much else to say, really. Command Post 5: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7703/felucia50zi.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance) Command Post 5 is unusual in that it's perched on top of a massive rocky spire with only a few ways up. It's probably the CIS/Alliance's easiest CP to defend. Command Post 6: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2406/felucia65bo.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance) CP 6 is the Empire/Republic's foremost Command Post and well-situated for attacking 4 and 5. It moves closer to the mountain in CtF. -Geonosis (CW only) Size: 5/5 Openness: 5/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2175/geonosismap9uk.jpg) -2-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/5997/geonosisflag8bh.jpg) -Hunt (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/381/geonosishunt5eo.jpg) -XL (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/4299/geonosisxl2ps.jpg) Heroes: Mace Windu, Count Dooku Vehicles: AT-TE, Spider Droid, Hailfire Tank, LR1K Cannon Rocky Geonosis is one of the most versatile maps in the game, with 4 different play modes. It's also one of the most open, with only a few rocky crags obstructing the battlefield. Its massive size makes it perfectly suited for the Republic and CIS' biggest vehicles. Players should be aware of some of its main geographical features, like two caves around the midpoint of the map that make for great sneaking up on enemies and a huge cliff to the side with a neutral command post for the taking. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8817/geonosis13an.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS), Capture the Flag (CIS), XL (CIS) CP 1 is situated in a rocky crag of a command center. It's far removed from the action and its main virtue is that it's near one of the CIS' vehicle spawn points. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9031/geonosis20ov.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS), XL (CIS) This CP is in a huge hangar. Once again, it's far from the action, but well- situated for taking CP 5 and near a turret and vehicles. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4101/geonosis35ll.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS), Capture the Flag (CIS), Hunt (Geonosians), XL (CIS) This CP is the farthest forward for the CIS and the best one to start at. It's in a bunker with two small alcoves made for safe sniping. There are only two ways in, which can make it difficult to take. It moves northeast and belongs to the Geonosians in Hunt mode. Command Post 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4850/geonosis45yv.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic), Capture the Flag (Republic), Hunt (Republic), XL (Republic) CP 4 is the Republic's foremost Command Post, positioned in the wreckage of a crashed Techno Union starliner. For regular infantry, it's the best one to start at. It's also one of the best for taking CP 5. In Hunt, it moves southeast. Command Post 5: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5520/geonosis58ja.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral) Found only in Conquest mode, CP 5 starts out neutral and is ripe for the taking by either side. Whichever one holds it gets an advantage in tactics and reinforcements. It's also at the top of a cliff that's perfect for snipers to shoot from and other infantry to surprise the enemy from. Command Post 6: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7179/geonosis68fz.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic), XL (Republic) CP 6 is located extremely far back, like 1. There's usually no reason for Republic troops to spawn there. Command Post 7: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7606/geonosis71cj.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic), Capture the Flag (Republic), XL (Republic) CP is positioned on a rocky crag that units spawn around. Except for taking CP 5, there's little point in starting there. AT-TE: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5039/geonosisatte7ay.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic), XL (Republic) The Republic gains a big advantage in the form of its hulking AT-TE, which spawns far, far back but can serve as a mobile command post as it trudges forward into battle. It should be used to the Republic's advantage by advancing as far as possible and causing massive casualties on its way. -Hoth (GCW only) Size: 5/5 Openness: 5/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1687/hothmap9mi.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/4800/hothflag8nf.jpg) -Hunt (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/236/hothhunt7im.jpg) -XL (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/8733/hothxl8jx.jpg) Heroes: Pilot Luke, Darth Vader, Hoth Defense Turret, Hoth Dish Turret Vehicles: AT-AT, AT-ST, Snowspeeder, Tauntaun Hoth is the ultimate map for people who like wide open spaces. Except for its Rebel bunker, it's one massive plain of snow with only a few trenches to get in the way. Infantry have trouble crossing the massive level, so it's often the vehicles and turrets that turn the tide. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4498/hoth15ju.jpg Modes: Conquest (Empire), XL (Empire) Command Post one is one of the Empire's two de facto Command Posts. It's far from the action and separated from Command Post 3 by a hill, but it is close to a few trenches and turrets, as well as the AT-ST spawn point. The kill also makes it fairly easy to sneak up on CP 3. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2875/hoth21ao.jpg Modes: Conquest (Empire), XL (Empire) CP 2 also belongs to the Empire, and is in another bunker with turrets that make it easy to defend. It's the closest one for attacking Command Posts 3 and 5. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1369/hoth32ri.jpg Modes: Conquest (Alliance), XL (Alliance) CP 3 is also in a bunker, and belongs to the Alliance. Like 2, it is well- defended by turrets and difficult to take. Watch for people from CP one coming over the hill. It's connected to the Rebel bunker by a tunnel and lets you sneak up on Command Post 4. Command Post 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2360/hoth43gk.jpg Modes: Conquest (Alliance), Capture the Flag (Empire), Hunt (Wampas), XL (Alliance) CP 4 is located in the Rebels' hangar with the Snowspeeders. Several turrets defend the hangar door, but you must also watch for attacks from within if CP 3 is taken. Command Post 5: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7120/hoth54ik.jpg Modes: Conquest (Alliance), XL (Alliance) Command Post 5 is located next to the shield generator and several turrets as usual. I'm pretty sure that it doesn't affect reinforcement depletion, since it starts out giving the Rebels an advantage. Command Post 6: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8356/hothhunt1lc.jpg Modes: Capture the Flag (Alliance), Hunt (Alliance) Command Post 6 is only used in Capture the Flag and Hunt modes. It's located in a large clearing with two massive transports and the usual trenches and turrets that is blocked off in Conquest and XL. In Hunt mode, it splits into two nearby Command Posts and the turrets make mowing down Wampas fairly easy. A cave near it leads to a dead end. AT-ATs: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/3757/hothatats2pj.jpg Modes: Conquest (Empire), XL (Empire) In Conquest and Xl, the Imperials deploy their massive AT-AT walkers. (That's right, they actually get two) Though they each only have one position, they can inflict massive damage to Rebel troops and installations, even blowing speeders out of the air. Like the AT-TE, they also serve as mobile Command Posts for the Empire. -Jabba's Palace Size: 2/5 Openness: 2/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7077/jabbamap3ku.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/5280/jabbaflag1ax.jpg) Heroes: Aayla Secura, Darth Maul, Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett Vehicles: None Jabba's Palace is easily one of the more confined levels; it's dark and convoluted dungeons make for some of the best and intense close-range fighting there is. Mastering its twists and turns will give you a significant advantage in a battle. Also, beware of the hostile Gamorrean guards in this level; one hit from their vibro-axes is an instant kill. The game keeps things cutthroat by having 5 Command Posts, ensuring that one team or the other will always be losing reinforcements. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7808/jabba17it.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral) This Command Post is in a rectangular room near the CIS/Alliance's starting point and will most likely be taken by them. Note the droid being tortured right next to it. =) Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9117/jabba26yq.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance) This Command Post is the starting point of the CIS/Alliance. It is located to the side of the level, but its branching paths let troops reach many places quickly. Note the broken window in one of the sides that serves as a shortcut to the stair room. In CtF, it moves down to the southern exit of the room. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/3852/jabba36jx.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire) Command Post 3 is located in a large, round room in the corner of the level. Fighting is rare there and it isn't too difficult to take and hold. In CtF< it moves north to a hallway. Command Post 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/442/jabba49ta.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral) CP 4 is located in Jabba's throne room. (The villainous slug can't be killed, unfortunately) With its many branching paths and centralized location, most of the level's fighting will likely be done over this Command Post, though the Republic/Empire can take it early on. Command Post 5: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5842/jabba53yt.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire) Located in one of the larger rooms in the level, CP 5 is the other starting point. It won't see much fighting unless CP 4 is taken. -Kamino Size: 4/5 Openness: 4/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8790/kaminomap0gn.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/2615/kaminoflag6lu.jpg) Heroes: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jango Fett, Han Solo, Boba Fett Vehicles: Laser Turret Kamino is one of the larger and more open levels, consisting of 11 connected platforms and two spotlessly clean bases. Though the layout of platforms allows one to see a lot, the ramps connecting them restrict movement (except for Jet and Dark Troopers, and Jedi, who get a big movement advantage) and create firefights, making the level one of the best in the game for snipers. Each platform contains some crate and pillars for cover, and most also have restoring droids and Laser Turrets. Command Post 0: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6029/kamino07jt.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance) Strangely, the Command Posts of Kamino start at 0 instead of 1. This one is in one of the two large bases, in the central room. No large-scale fighting will usually occur here, but watch out for sneaky soldiers who try to enter unseen and take it. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9942/kamino14mz.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance) Most of the CIS/Alliance troops will probably start at this command point. It's next to the central area where most of the fighting will likely occur, and has access to many turrets for use. It moves right to the adjacent platform in CtF. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8450/kamino21yc.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire) CP 2 is far removed from the action. It's a decent place for snipers to start, or for troops attempting to take Command Post 0. It moves up by 1 for CtF mode. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8088/kamino32on.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire) CP 3 is also in a big base, this time in a side room. Once again, you only need to watch for troops sneaking into it attempting to steal it. Command Post 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6818/kamino46tq.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire) This Command Post is the most desirable spawn point for most Republic/Empire soldiers. It starts out next to the central area, but is lower down. Command Post 5: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6416/kamino53hn.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance) This CP is also far from the action. It's a good choice for snipers, but not for anything else. -Kashyyyk Size: 4/5 Openness: 5/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4880/kashyyykmap4lm.jpg) -2-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/5935/kashyyykflag9ii.jpg) -Hunt (CW only) (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/109/kashyyykhunt1sb.jpg) -XL (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/5625/kashyyykxl3zl.jpg) Heroes: Yoda, Jango Fett, Chewbacca, Boba Fett Vehicles: IFT-X, BARC Speeder, Armored Tank Droid, STAP, AAC-1, Speeder Bike, IFT-T, Concussion Cannon Turret, Laser Turret The Wookiee homeworld Kashyyyk is somewhat smaller than the other XL maps and has only 4 Command Posts, but is extremely open and vehicle-friendly, with huge amounts of vehicles and turrets in nearly every mode. It has little cover with only a few short barriers and rocks on the ground, so expect to be shot at often. There are a few sets of interconnected platforms that lead to turrets and provide a bit more protection than being on the ground. The CIS or Empire probably gets an advantage in this level by starting with 5 tanks to its opponent's 2, while the Republic or Alliance only gets a Command Post behind a fortified wall to defend. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8208/kashyyyk10ie.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire), Capture the Flag (CIS/Empire), Hunt (CIS), XL (CIS/Empire) This CP is on the far side of the lake in the map. It's surrounded by a few rocks for cover, and three tank-type vehicles and two speedy vehicles will spawn near it. Near those is a ramp leading up to one of the platform series. The platform in the middle of these is a great sniper spot. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6643/kashyyyk24pu.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire), Capture the Flag (CIS/Empire), Hunt (CIS), XL (CIS/Empire) This Command Post is also surrounded by rocks and is midway around the shoreline. 2 more tanks will spawn here. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6082/kashyyyk35dx.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance), Capture the Flag (Republic/Alliance), Hunt (Wookiees), XL (Republic/Alliance) This CP starts units off on some platforms next to a cliff face, and has many stone barriers in front of it that do little to impede vehicles. The Republic/Alliance's only two tanks spawn near it. Command Post 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6905/kashyyyk47df.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance), Capture the Flag (Republic/Alliance), Hunt (Wookiees), XL (Republic/Alliance) This CP is far removed from the action. It's behind a destroyable wooden barrier and a permanent stone one with two Concussion Cannons on top. Don't respawn here unless Command Post 3 is taken. (Which it often is due to the CIS/Empire's huge vehicle advantage) -Mos Eisley Size: 4/5 Openness: 2/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6537/tatooinemap1oj.jpg) -2-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/541/tatooineflag4kl.jpg) -Assault (GCW only) (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/8812/tatooineassault0hc.jpg) -Hunt (GCW only) (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/9048/tatooinehunt7ai.jpg) Heroes: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul, Han Solo, Boba Fett Vehicles: Mos Eisley Railing Turret, Laser Turret Mos Eisley is the other Tatooine map, and like with Jabba's Palace it pays to know it well. It's a series of interconnected buildings that form alleyways, rooftops, and dead ends. It's fairly big but hard to get around through all the buildings, and several separate battles will often go on at once. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6706/tatooine16eb.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance), Assault (Heroes), Hunt (Jawas) Command Post 1 is up in the top right corner, though it moves west for CtF and southwest to an adjacent alley for Hunt. It's a decent place for the Republic/Empire to spawn if they want to go around and try to secretly capture 5 or 6. In Assault, it's one of the better places for Heroes to spawn. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2997/tatooine29vm.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire), Assault (Villains) This CP is situated in a dead end, and isn't a good choice to respawn in in either mode. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2382/tatooine30rs.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire), Assault (Heroes) This CP is well-located for attacking 4 from, but little else. It moves northwest in CtF mode. In Assault, it's the least desirable place for Heroes to spawn at. Command Post 4: http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/4066/tatooine48ii.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire), Assault (Villains) Command Post 4 is in a cantina, which makes it slightly easier to defend. Once of its two exits lead near the side wall, the other to the main clearing where much of the fighting will likely occur. It's THE place for Villains to spawn in Assault, and CIS/Alliance troops in Conquest. It moves outside its northwestern entrance in CtF. Command Post 5: http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/4376/tatooine51lp.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance), Assault (Villains) 5 is pretty far from the action. Its main use is for taking CP 1. Command Post 6: http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/1143/tatooine66wo.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance), Assault (Heroes), Hunt (Tusken Raiders) CP 6 is in a large shipyard, one of the biggest spaces in the level. It's probably the best place for Heroes to spawn in Assault. In CtF, it moves north to outside the shipyard. -Mustafar Size: 3/5 Openness: 3/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7859/mustafarmap7bl.jpg) -2-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/1669/mustafarflag4zz.jpg) Heroes: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Republic and Alliance), Darth Maul, Anakin Skywalker Vehicles: None The lava world of Mustafar is another of my favorite levels. It has a perfect combination of large and small spaces and different levels that allow for all kinds of fighting. Command Post 0: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9498/mustafar04oh.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire), Capture the Flag (CIS/Empire) Like Kamino, Mustafar starts with Command Post 0. This one is located across two bridges from CP 5 on a narrow platform. Another door leads to the more open part of the level, and replenishing droids are opposite that. The Republic/Alliance will likely work hard to take this Command Post early on, so the CIS/Empire should either defend it or take another one. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9574/mustafar17kk.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance) CP 1 is at the far southern end of the level, on a large, flat platform. Fighting rarely happens down there, so the Command Post rarely changes hands. In CTF, it moves up to a 4-wall intersection of hallways. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9466/mustafar21yh.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance), Capture the Flag (Republic/Alliance) CP 2 is in a long control room of sorts with a lowered section and stairs in the middle. It's in the middle of the level, so lots of fighting will likely happen here as well. One of the doors leads to a balcony overlooking the lava bridges and CP 0. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2900/mustafar34eu.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire) CP 3 is to the northeast in another large, open area. This and the two gantries leading from it give lots of running room to defend this Command Post. Command Post 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9808/mustafar41ml.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire), Capture the Flag (CIS/Empire) Cp 4 is right above 3, on a ramp on the higher level of the open area. Stairs to either side of the ramp connect them, and the other side of the ramp leads to the room with CP 2. This Command Post is less roomy, so expect tight fighting when defending it. Command Post 5: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7140/mustafar55vq.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance), Capture the Flag (Republic/Alliance) CP 5 starts in another control room of sorts across two bridges from CP 0. Its' next to the large central control room and can also lead down to CP 1. Note the control panels next to the two bridge doors; if destroyed, the bridges sink into the lava and make it impossible to reach CP 0 until they're repaired. In CtF, it moves down closer to CP 1. -Mygeeto Size: 5/5 Openness: 3/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7388/mygeetomap9dw.jpg) -2-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/3050/mygeetoflag1qq.jpg) Heroes: Ki-Adi-Mundi, General Grievous, Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett Vehicles: IFT-X, AAT, AAC-1, IFT-T, Particle Cannon Turret The warn-torn city planet of Mygeeto is another more open level with many vehicles and turrets. There are many open roads for vehicles to travel on, but also lots of cover in the ruins. Like in Jabba's Palace, there are 5 Command Posts, so one team or the other will almost always be losing reinforcements. The huge circular structure is the center of the level and most of the fighting will be done on the roads around it. Be sure to take advantage of the Particle Cannon Turrets to blast vehicles while they last. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8461/mygeeto15gk.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance), Capture the Flag (Republic/Alliance) This Command Post is far in Republic/Alliance territory, across a long bridge. Don't start here unless you want to drive a vehicle. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8851/mygeeto21dn.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance), Capture the Flag (CIS/Empire) This CP is the Republic/Alliance's foremost one. Most of its troops should start there and defend it vigorously. If it falls, they'll be at a serious disadvantage. In CtF, it moves to the left and changes sides. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2632/mygeeto31is.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral), Capture the Flag (Republic/Alliance) CP 3 starts out neutral in Conquest and is the top priority for each side. Whichever one controls it gains a reinforcement advantage. In CtF, it moves down to the right of 2. Command Post 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/431/mygeeto41ti.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire), Capture the Flag (CIS/Empire) CP 4 is in a small niche and makes someone taking it an easy target. It's the foremost one for the CIS/Empire and the best one for troops to spawn at early on. Command Post 5: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6560/mygeeto57mf.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire) Like with 1, CIS/Empire troops should only spawn inside the giant tower if they want vehicles. -Naboo Size: 4/5 Openness: 2/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4240/naboomap8dv.jpg) -2-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/1529/nabooflag2oc.jpg) -Hunt (CW only) (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/7784/naboohunt7fo.jpg) Heroes: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul, Princess Leia, The Emperor Vehicles: AT-RT, AAT, AAC-1, TFT-T, Laser Turret Scenic Naboo is situated in Theed, providing plenty of open spaces for vehicles and combat but also cover and some balconies for snipers. The street layout is simple, but offers many ways to get nearly everywhere. Most of the battles will likely start in the central square and expand from there. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6242/naboo13fn.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire), Capture the Flag (CIS/Empire), Hunt (CIS) This CP is in a huge covered fountain area with three bridges leading from it to the outer curving street. It's fairly easy to reach and take, and will likely change hands several times in a battle. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/3381/naboo20yo.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance), Capture the Flag (Republic/Alliance) CP 2 is the main one for the Republic/Alliance, and the spawn point for vehicles. It's fairly far back, so don't spawn there unless you have no choice or want to drive. It moves farther up in CtF. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/3026/naboo39mr.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance) CP 3 is in a small cul-de-sac between two ramps. It's between the Republic/Alliance's other two Command Posts, so unless 4 falls it isn't taken often. Command Post 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/412/naboo49ei.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance), Hunt (Gungans) 4 is located in the central square and provides an advantageous position, as well as some of the most intense fighting. The Republic/Empire should fight hard to defend it, and the CIS/Empire harder to take it. Bringing a vehicle in can help to turn the tide. It moves up to the closed northern gate for the Gungans in Hunt mode. Command Post 5: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/365/naboo52oi.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire), Capture the Flag (CIS/Empire) CP 5 is one of the CIS/Empire's, and one of the easiest to take early on if their enemies defend 4. It's located on a balcony that's excellent for snipers. Command Post 6: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/654/naboo60ee.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire), Capture the Flag (CIS/Empire) 6 is near the CIS/Empire's vehicles, but far removed from the action. Just like with 1, don't start there unless you wanna drive. -Polis Massa Size: 3/5 Openness: 1/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7825/polismassamap9vf.jpg) -2-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/3276/polismassaflag0zd.jpg) Heroes: Yoda, Darth Maul, Princess Leia, The Emperor Vehicles: AAT, AAC-1 One of the most confined levels, the asteroid of Polis Massa makes for some of the tightest and most intense fighting in the game; be sure to watch out for and wisely use grenades to gain an advantage. It is also one of the most heavily skewed; the taking of Command Post 3 is virtually inevitable and puts the Republic/Empire at a disadvantage it's nearly impossible to recover from. One way to mix things up is to take a vehicle from one of the three hangars and drive it to another to get behind enemy lines. Be careful to stay in vehicles when outside in the vacuum; only CIS droids don't get damaged in the cold. (The game seems to think Dark Troopers are human) Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7842/polismassa10um.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire) This Command Post is far, far back in the caves. Only spawn there when defending 2 or using the hangar. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7097/polismassa29jz.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire) CP 2 is right next to the cave entrance. Two stairways lead to the main halls of the level. After CP 3 is taken, this is where most troops will spawn. In CtF, it moves farther down past the stairways. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9684/polismassa37jy.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance) Command Post 3 is pivotal. It starts with the Republic/Empire, but because of how the enemy gets two hallways to pour through, it will nearly always be taken by the CIS/Alliance early on and virtually never reclaimed. This begins a trend that pushes the Republic/Empire farther and farther back, eventually claiming CP 2 and sealing victory for the CIS/Alliance. This imbalance is made even worse by the fact that troops that spawn there actually appear back in the middle hangar, limiting their ability to defend the Command Post while allowing CIS/Alliance troops to spawn even farther forward and continue their unstoppable advance after it's taken. I can only hope that a patch will be CP 3 and the entire level balanced for both sides. Command Post 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2988/polismassa41vv.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance) CP 4 is the optimal place for CIS/Alliance troops to take CP 3 from. They get a choice of two hallways to flood down, preventing the enemy from easily blocking them. In CtF, it moves to the middle of the ring room it's in. Command Post 5: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/958/polismassa57lz.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance) Like 4, CP 5 is located in a large ringlike room. You'll only spawn here if 4 is taken, which due to the imbalance of the map never happens. Command Post 6: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2999/polismassa61qo.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance) CP 6 is in a large warehouse-like room, one of the biggest spaces in the level. It's adjacent to the third hangar, and since it will NEVER be taken from the front, your main purpose in spawning here will be to defend it from vehicle attacks or to use the hangar yourself. -Space Felucia (CW only) Size: 5/5 Modes: Assault (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2144/spacefelucia6fh.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/1927/spacefeluciaflag9bc.jpg) Felucia is the largest Clone Wars-era space map. The main capitol ships start flanked by frigates facing each other head-on, from a good distance apart. It's easily one of the most straightforward levels to play in and allows for lots of starfighter combat. Scout fighters get tins of room to roam, especially if the enemy frigates are eliminated. -Space Hoth (GCW only) Size: 3/5 Modes: Assault (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1078/spacehoth4nz.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/8445/spacehothflag7md.jpg) Hoth is one of the closer Galactic Civil War maps. The capitol ships start off in an impending head-on collision with frigates off to either side. It makes landing a boarding party and staying away from enemy turrets fairly easy; starfighters have no trouble reaching either capitol ship. -Space Kashyyyk (CW only) Size: 2/5 Modes: Assault (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2818/spacekashyyyk7ez.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/6211/spacekashyyykflag1of.jpg) Kashyyyk is a fairly small map. The capitol ships are side by side, fairly close to each other, with one frigate each in between. Landing parties have a relatively easy time, but starfighter combat can be vicious. -Space Mygeeto (CW only) Size: 1/5 Modes: Assault (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1169/spacemygeeto4or.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/3526/spacemygeetoflag8yj.jpg) Space Mygeeto is absolutely crazy. The capitol ships start out extremely close to each other, and each side get 3 (yes, 3) frigates, one of which for each side circles around above the battle.. Don't expect to last long unless you can take out some turrets. -Space Tatooine (CGW only) Size: 4/5 Modes: Assault (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4358/spacetatooine7yd.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/1540/spacetatooineflag3vx.jpg) Tatooine is somewhat like Kashyyyk, but the ships are at a much more relaxed distance, and each side gets two frigates. There is plenty of space for dogfights in between ships. -Space Yavin (GCW only) Size: 5/5 Modes: Assault (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7227/spaceyavin3zu.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/4718/spaceyavinflag0sq.jpg) Yavin is a large and open level. The frigates start out virtually over the capitol ships, leaving nothing but space in between. Remember to fly underneath the enemy capitol ship when approaching. -Tantive IV Size: 1/5 Openness: 1/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/523/tantivemap9wt.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/3839/tantiveflag7tc.jpg) Heroes: Yoda, General Grievous, Princess Leia, Darth Vader Vehicles: None The Tantive IV is probably the smallest and least open level in the game. Its hallways give little breathing room and make Thermal Detonators deadly. Most of the fighting will be done over the two neutral Command Posts in the middle for a reinforcement advantage. Most fighting happens in the two long hallways above and below the neutral Posts; try to get past it to the CPs and capture them, possibly using the bigger room in the middle. Command Post 1: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/659/tantive11aj.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance), Capture the Flag (Republic/Alliance) CP 1 is the Republic/Alliance's starting one, and is in the bridge of the ship. Passages from it lead to conference and command rooms, then to the main hallway where most of the fighting occurs. Command Post 2: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4385/tantive26th.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral) 2 is in one of the escape pod bays. It starts out neutral, and either side will likely rush for it early on, though the Republic/Alliance may be able to reach it first. Try to be the one that gets it, and if not, capture it later on. Control of the center Command Posts is control of a game here. Command Post 3: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2336/tantive38aj.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral) 3 is in a more spacious escape pod bay with three exits to various parts if the ship. The CIS/Empire is probably in the best position to take this one early on. Command Post 4: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1954/tantive43xb.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire), Capture the Flag (CIS/Empire) CP 4 is the CIS/Empire's starting point. It's in a large reactor room on a balcony, with stairs leading down to either side of the level. Troops should only spawn here until they take a new Command Post. The reactor energy is deadly to anyone who enters it, but can be shut off by destroying the control console next to it. (A small red dot) -Utapau Size: 4/5 Openness: 4/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/4492/utapaumap1dx.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/9771/utapauflag2bp.jpg) Heroes: Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous, Han Solo, Boba Fett Vehicles: AT-RT, AAT, AAC-1, IFT-T The sinkhole world of Utapau has 4 neutral Command Posts for the taking, making the early game here very important. There are two main paths on which fighting will occur, a wider one and a narrower, vehicle-friendly one. Cover is sparse on this map, so expect to die often. Command Post 1: http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2220/utapau13vp.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Alliance), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire) This CP is in a covered pit on the higher end of the level and where CIS/Alliance troops start. It's well-situated to take 2 and 3. Command Post 2: http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6294/utapau24xp.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral) CP 2 is in a corner in the wider path; taking it can be dangerous. The ledge above it makes for an excellent sniper spot. Command Post 3: http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/8085/utapau33kj.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance) 3 is on the narrow path where much of the vehicle fighting will likely occur. The CIS/Alliance should capture it early on to give themselves an advantage in this. Command Post 4: http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9748/utapau49mv.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral) 4 is in one of the small structures to the side of the main path. It gives Republic/Empire troops seeking combat here a place to spawn. Command Post 5: http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/3808/utapau59zx.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire) 5 is also on the narrower path, near the eastern entrance. It is easily taken by the Republic/Empire early on, but will be contested later. Command Post 6: http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/7529/utapau62nx.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Empire), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire) Located in a huge hangar bay, 6 is the Republic/Empire's starting point. It has a series of catwalks above it, but they likely won't be used. Vehicles will spawn towards the southeast end of the hangar. -Yavin 4 Size: 5/5 Openness: 4/5 Modes: Conquest (http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/7862/yavinmap1ue.jpg) -1-Flag CtF (http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/8868/yavinflag4jf.jpg) Heroes: Mace Windu, Darth Maul, Chewbacca, Boba Fett Vehicles: IFT-X, BARC Speeder, AAT, STAP, AAC-1, TFT-T, Speeder Bike, Yavin Tower Turret, Laser Turret The dense jungle world of Yavin 4 is a very large map, with decent visibility and lots of space for vehicles to drive in. The trees don't provide cover so much as they inhibit movement, especially for tanks. The presence of a seventh neutral Command Post makes for an elaborately big game and means that one side will be losing reinforcements. (Although the CIS/Empire gets an advantage in reaching it first) Command Post 1: http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6118/yavin17gn.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire) 1 is on a ledge at the far southern end of the map. The CIS and Empire's vehicles spawn there, so unless you want one, start farther forward. A tank can give your team excellent firepower, while a Speeder Bike or STAP will get you to the battle quickly. Command Post 2: http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9633/yavin26gf.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire) This CP is in a large fountain with lots of cover, one of the easiest CPs to defend. It's one of the best for quickly taking 4. In CtF, it moves left to outside the fountain. Command Post 3: http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7461/yavin32on.jpg Modes: Conquest (CIS/Empire), Capture the Flag (Republic/Empire) 3 is under a long walkway in the trees. It's fairly open and near a prime trail for vehicles, so it should change hands several times. It's also close to 4. It moves south to the end of the walkway in CtF. One allied tank will spawn near this CP. Command Post 4: http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/8238/yavin42oc.jpg Modes: Conquest (Neutral) The earliest part of the game will be spent taking Command Post 4. The CIS/Empire starts closer, so they'll usually get it first. The stairs around it prevent vehicles from taking or defending it well. Command Post 5: http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/5065/yavin53se.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance) This CP is at the beginning of the aforementioned walkway. It cuts straight through much of the level and can be traveled on to surprise the enemy. One of the most fun exploits is to drive a Speeder Bike (or something similar) down it full speed and off the end to the ledge Command Post 1 sits on, providing both an exciting ride and a way to sneak all the way back to the enemy's first Command Post. Just be sure to get off the bike before it crashes and explodes. 5 is also the best CP to try for 4 from. Also, one more tank will spawn near this CP. Command Post 6: http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/161/yavin64fm.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance), Capture the Flag (CIS/Alliance) 6 is on a large tower with steep steps leading up to it. This feature can make it rather difficult to take, since vehicles are little help. Command Post 7: http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/7809/yavin79cn.jpg Modes: Conquest (Republic/Alliance) 7 is way up in the Rebel's command base. Their vehicles start right outside, so unless you want to take one, start farther forward. You likely won't see fighting here in a typical game. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ \\\\\\\\\\11. Awards (Awrds)\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ By performing extraordinary feats in battle without dying, you can win various awards that grant you useful bonuses. Many are quite powerful, and all are worth trying to get. -Gunslinger (get 6 kills with a Pistol) Award: Precision Pistol For the brave ones who forgo stronger weapons and like to blast things with a pistol, the Gunslinger award is a huge prize. The Precision Pistol is ammo- based unlike other Pistols and is incredibly powerful; 2 hits from it are enough to kill nearly anything. It's also accurate enough for sniping. -Frenzy (get 12 kills with a Blaster Rifle) Award: Elite Rifle Frenzy is hard to get because of the large number of kills required, but it can make the Blaster Rifle even stronger. The Elite Rifle fires bursts of 3 shots that are instant death to anything they hit. A good shot can easily now enemies down with it. Like the Precision Pistol, it's also quite accurate. -Demolition (get 4 critical hits with the Rocket Launcher) Award: Guided Rocket Launcher Demolition is possibly the most tedious award to get, but it is fairly easy. Start as the Rebels on Hoth with no computers in Instant Action, in the hangar. Fly a Snowspeeder out to below the nearest AT-AT, get out, and blast its neck until you get the award. It's as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. -Marksman (get 6 Sniper Rifle headshots) Award: Beam Rifle Skilled Sniper get the Beam Rifle for 6 headshots. Though extremely powerful, the weapon is a mixed bag-it has less ammo, a clip half as big, and has some strange hit detection glitches. If you aim for people's bodies with it, you'll get instant kills every time. -Regulator (get 8 Shotgun kills) Award: Flechette Shotgun Skilled Engineers who take out 8 enemies get the powerful Flechette Shotgun, which fires stronger shots that spread out less, increasing its range. -Technician (slice into an enemy vehicle) Award: Vehicle Regen A daring Engineer that manages to slice an enemy vehicle gets a powerful vehicle regeneration bonus, like the one Pilots get in space. It makes them even deadlier with their stolen rides. -Endurance (get 12 points) Award: Energy Regen Endurance is the easiest award in the game to attain; it's almost easier not to get it. Fittingly, the bonus is fairly small; an Energy Regen bonus that refills your stamina meter faster. -Guardian (get 24 points) Award: Damage Reduction A unit that survives to get 24 points gets will take reduced damage from attacks, a powerful bonus indeed. -War Hero (get 36 points) Award: Damage Increase A player who manages to get 36 points in one life gains increased damage for all his/her weapons. Note that you have a 30-second "grace period" after getting an award. If you die within it, you'll keep the award upon respawning. Each award also has different levels that affect how you get it in battle. -Green (0-3 times) When you've barely gotten an award at all, attaining it in battle does nothing except notify you of your success. You have to start somewhere. -Veteran (4-31 times) Veterans of an award can get it in battle by meeting the prerequisite. Nothing special about Veteran status. -Elite (32-63) Once you're ranked Elite with an award, the requirements for it go down by about a fourth. (You only need 4 Pistol kills for Gunslinger, or 18 points for Guardian) -Legendary (64+) A player skilled and patient enough to get an award 64 times is in luck-the effect of that award becomes permanent in all single player modes, providing a huge advantage. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ \\\\\\\\\\12. Legal Information (Legin)\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Copyright 2005 This guide may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without my permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. Although you may find this FAQ elsewhere, it was originally posted on www.gameFAQs.com, so check it out! Credit for the information in this guide goes mostly to my experience with the game and the LucasArts website, but also to: Death Durron for telling me what the Harpoon Gun is for. http://reg.imageshack.us/ for hosting my screenshots. Dmitry for a correction on Neuro-Poison. If you helped with my guide but don't see your name here, let me know!