Altar of Flame
|Altar of Flame|
Dunes is a high-traffic area on one of the map's sides. Despite technically being an open area, it features plenty of cover for players to utilize in a firefight.
Here, players will also find the only interior area on the entire map. It is a spawn point for one of the teams and can be found on the end of Dunes that is the furthest from the map center. That location is unofficially called Books.
Candles is a small area near the edge of the map. It is a popular flanking route, due to its four access points that can lead a player to Dunes, Circuit, or Curve.
During games of Control, one of the capture points will be located in this zone. Due to its relatively small sizes, holding Candles can sometimes prove difficult, but a few well-placed obstacles can shut down some shooting angles for attackers, making the task much easier.
Circuit is a narrow corridor with three entry points. It is best utilized as a rotation and flanking route.
Curve is an area that divides the center of the map. It is relatively large and open, so lingering there for too long could prove to be deadly. However, some cover opportunities are present, in case a firefight breaks out in this zone.
Try not to get caught off guard in the Gate area. It provides a good opportunity to ambush an unaware opponent, but if you are caught there, you will have little cover to rely on.
The Disk area, also called Platt is a tiny zone just behind the Vex Gate. It is best utilized as a flanking route when rotating between Blocks and Dunes.
Blocks is a large, relatively-open area just off the center of the map. While it is the fastest route from the Cliff spawn point to Gate, players traversing it should be mindful of enemy snipers. The zone doesn't offer that much cover and there are several dimly-lit vantage points that overlook it. A careless Guardian could easily be shot down without even seeing the enemy.
Hall is a small area, connecting Shrine, Blocks, and Curves. It is a popular flanking route, as well as an excellent sniping position. It offers some great shooting angles towards Blocks and four access points that can prove beneficial during a retreat.
Shrine is a large, relatively-open area on one side of the map. It holds a team spawn point, which means that one team often has a tight grip on this area.
The zone offers several good vantage points for snipers, as well as plenty of cover and dim lighting. This makes it a great area to shake off pursuers and set up ambushes.
Points to Capture in Control
B & C - Getting B should be priority here. It normally is the centre of grenade spam first thing, hold your grenades back just a little bit so you have some to both defend and destroy the team if they do decide to jump on the flag. Other than this C is easier to hold than A in my opinion, so C and B is the way to go.