Blacklight Retribution releases Netwar game mode
Perfect World Entertainment has released a new game mode in Blacklight Retribution, called Netwar. This update also features one of the largest maps in the game currently, and is heavily team-based, rewarding strategy and coordination.
The objective of the mode is to earn more points towards the total than your opponents. Points can be earned by holding any of four control points in the four sections of the map, or by capturing a flag that spawns in the center of the map. The flag can only be captured if your team controls one of the four points on the map.
Unattended points, however, decay back towards neutral, so constant defense will be required for you to maintain each point. Healing items are highly recommended in the mode to keep yourself and your teammates alive to score the most points.
Blacklight Retribution Netwar Trailer
New Game Type – Netwar
Introducing Netwar – Blacklight Retributions brand new gametype! Featuring one of the largest maps in the entire game, this mode is heavily team oriented and rewards strategy, as well as team coordination.
The objective of Netwar is to earn more points towards the match total than the opposing team. Points can be earned in a couple different ways – holding any of the four control points in the four quadrants of the map, as well as capturing a communal flag which spawns in the center. Only by controlling a point on the map is it possible to capture a flag.
It will be vital to mobilize strike groups towards the four capture points to take control of them, both to generate points as well as provide more options towards capturing the central flag. The more points that are held, the faster your team will start generating score towards winning. Keep in mind though that unattended points will slowly decay back to a neutral state – so constant guard is required to retain possession.
Recommended loadouts for this map include landmines for defense, long range weaponry, as well as shotguns and flamethrowers for defending points while in-doors. Healing equipment – as well as the revival injector – are extremely useful for assaulting points as well as escorting flag carriers to safety. Light armor and scout builds will also excel at rapidly assaulting points and the flag.
Overall, there are many different roles to play in Netwar. Whether you’re defending or attacking, the fluidity of the battle will fall solely on teamwork, skill, and map awareness. Good luck, Agent.