Let’s face it, we can’t keep planting C4s, delivering milk jugs and escorting EVs over and over again (I’m not counting capture point as it’s specific to a secondary objective). At one point, it’s going to be fairly stale. When I played during Steam Closed Beta, DB had just 5 maps along with those three objective types : Trainyard, Underground, Terminal, Chapel and Bridge. As of today, we recieved three new maps (Dome, Dockyard and Vault), but the objective types remain the same. DB might become kinda stale if the next 8 maps are going to be the same objective types as well.
This is why I would like to suggest some new objective types that could spice up OBJ/SW games. It’s probably too late for castle, but it could be very welcomed for the maps created after this one. I do hope DB won’t stop at Castle after all.
IMPORTANT NOTE : I am talking about new objectives for OBJ/SW gamemodes. This thread has nothing to do with new gamemodes !
— HACKING —
This objective works a bit like C4 Defuse, but is similar to both attackers and defenders. Hacking takes 16 seconds (8 with engineers) and its progress is always saved. However, it can be undone by the enemy team by the same way and with just 75% of the progression rate (it’s going to be 25% slower. engineers still do it faster ofc). The objective is completed if Jackal manages to complete the whole hacking progress bar.
— OBJECTIVE DESTRUCTION, BUT WITH POWER ARMOR —
Jackal uses some kind of power armor to destroy the objective. You must escort the player in the armor to the capture zone so he destroys the objective (usually some kind of gate). The armor moves slow (with a fixed speed, no matter who the merc inside it is) and is limited to some kind of shotgun, but gives to its owner a much higher health pool. It also has an abiklity called Mortar that can only be used if you reach the capture zone, and is used in order to blow up the objective. You’ll have to use it on the objective until it goes down (shouldn’t take more than three shots). Mortar has a CD of 3 seconds. Merc abilities can’t be used when using the power armor. If defenders kills the ally wielding the power armor, the objective resets and you have to do the escort all over again. This objective does not require an engineer.
This is all I have for now. I might update this thread if a new idea comes through my mind, or if you guys suggest something really good.