Map #18 Hydro
Hydro gets its name from the abundance of water on the lower level part of the map, well at least that's how I imagine it did.
This map is well balanced and is pretty much symmetrical throughout. There are two, second floor ramps on each side of the map that you have to look out for as this is the only elevated parts on Hydro. There's also a little building in the middle with a ladder that leads down into the water part of the map where you can see each elevated ramp part on each side. The middle area is dangerous to be in since enemies can come up the ladder and enter from either side. This is where shock charges, claymores and C4 come in handy if you want to defend this part of the map.
The outsides of the map also have some tight corners for you to fight through and they make the map challenging as well as fun. You can access the watery underneath area from either side of the map. The water area is perfect for getting out of harms way as you're completely underneath the chaos going on above. The water area is straightforward; just watch out for the occasional enemy taking a break down there.
Weapon RecommendationsThis is another perfect map for the Peacekeeper, or whatever SMG you use, as it's a medium to close-range type map. I went back to the suppressor since I was sick of people finding me after I killed someone, and the fore grip is a necessity for accuracy. I also used the claymore for this map since it can protect me along with the shock charge either on the ramps or in the middle area of the map.
- Primary – Peacekeeper
- Attachments – Target Finder, Suppressor, Fore grip
- Secondary – None
- Perk 1 – Lightweight
- Perk 2 – Cold Blooded
- Perk 3 – Dead Silence
- Lethal – Claymore\
- Tactical – Shock Charge
- Wild card – Primary Gunfighter
ScorestreaksThe new rule I have for scorestreaks is to keep it simple, or hope you get something good in a care package. These are the scorestreaks I picked for Hydro:
- Lightning Strike – Pick three areas and hope for the best
- Care Package – Hope for an elite scorestreak to drop
- UAV – Find your enemies
- Turret – Put this on one of the ramps for a lot of kills
- RC-XD – Drive till you find someone and pull the trigger
What do you think of Hydro? Did you find similar play styles to mine helpful? What are your strategies for Hydro? Let me know in the comments below.
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