Setting: Rocky Mountainous Desert
Size: Medium / Large
Description: Each side of this rocky desert map is fairly defensible, but given all of the narrow entry passages, one good enemy rush can trap you and your team in your base, where you will wind up frantically swatting at multiple enemy flanks. The middle of the map, however, is nice and open, and the ruins of an ancient jumbo jet add ambiance and a little cover. But be warned: get caught out in the central area and you’re a snipers dream (especially due to the overlooking bunkers), so either bolt through or take the long way round. While not the most secret-laden map, there are a few tricks and quirks to Afghan that can give you the advantage.
High Ledge: This ledge at ‘air defence west’ is a great sniping spot, and it’s made better by the pile of mattresses beneath it. Your cushiony friends below make a normally deadly fall survivable, creating a quick getaway route, especially if your opponent doesn’t know the trick and hesitates.
Big Bunker: The cliff top bunker here is a great spot for long-range defense, but like any stronghold, someone will come along and clear it out every once in a while. Stay vigilant.
Cavern: This roomy cavern leads directly to one of the flags in CTF matches. Its is the most obvious entryway and is thus a poor route to launch a real attack. However, with a riot shield and some guts, creating chaos in the cave is a great way to distract the defenders while your teammates sneak around from one of the side entrances.
Gas Tanks: Use your environment! A pile of explosive gas tanks in the Southwest corner of this map can be used to scatter attacker’s limbs like jenga blocks. If for some reason you’re completely out of ammo, a strange quirk will cause the tanks to explode if you jump on them from enough distance and height. That’ll surprise ‘em (and kill you)
Plane: The cockpit of this bit of wreckage is a good place to hide when defending the bombsite within it. You’re backed into a corner and exposed to grenade attacks, but headstrong enemies will often run into the plane too quickly to catch you before you aerate their chests with bullets.