Setting: Airplane graveyard
Description: This location is a vehicle junkyard bordered by warehouses, offices, loading docks and other structures necessary to run the yard. Several scrapped planes encircled by a road line are the center of the map. Warehouse 3 features three levels from which to engage enemies, whereas the Offices have a second level. Both of these structures offer windows from which you can snipe or call out enemy locations. You can find plenty of ground fighting here, but also lots of sniper work. Watch for Office-to-Warehouse sniping at all times and dish out some of your own sniping too.
Tips: Launch a Frag Grenade over the center of the map and each corner of the far building. Try to nail someone right at the spawn. Grenades come in your direction as well, so be prepared to take cover quickly. If a sniper pins you down and you can’t escape without getting shot, pop smoke and wait for it to spread before you jump up and run out. You can navigate the Scrapyard a few ways depending on your mission. If you’re playing search and destroy and you need to plant the bomb, try going straight up the east side through Warehouse 4. This route keeps you under cover as you advance. Proceed through the Warehouse, between the Propane Tanks and the Burning Truck. Then continue around the back of the Red Tanks to the “B” bomb plant site. If you want to plant the bomb at “A” head thought the plane’s Tail Sections, southwesterly toward the Loading Bay. Expect some grenades and a few enemies waiting to meet you there, but toss in some grenades early to clear your way. The Loading Bay has decent cover, but don’t peek your head out through the garage doors. Otherwise house 3 snipers and get a look at you.
The scrapped planes in the middle offer good cover when you’re just moving through, but they aren’t good campsites. You can even stop and fire a few shots if you see someone thought the windows, but don’t try to hold this position very long. This map’s elevated areas are generally the most contested, so keep looking north and south as the Offices and Warehouse 3, specifically the upper levels. Watch for snipers in the windows. If you can lock down one of these buildings with a team mate or two, you can do some real damage and rack up Killstreaks. If you don’t have enough teammates to cover your back, Claymores can help. Even if they don’t kill the intruder, they serve as an early warning device for you to get up and watch your back.