The Battlefield 4 Siege of Shanghai map was the showcase map for the game and the Frostbite 3 engine. Here are 7 tips to get the most out this specific map and be well prepared for general multiplayer strategy in other maps.
If you’ve played previous versions of Battlefield then some of these tips will definitely be familiar, but it never hurts to refresh your memory .
Get to know the skyscraper
The strategic point on the Siege of Shanghai map is a spectacular skyscraper in the center of the map and all players want to do some damage to it. But what’s the best way to enter it?
The front and rear entrances are constantly bombarded by tanks, so approach carefully.
The best thing to do is catch an elevator as soon as you can: where you end up will depend on which elevator is chosen. If you take the front elevator, it’ll take you to the penthouse level, whereas if you take the elevator at the rear of the building, you’ll get access to the roof.
On that point, look carefully at the roof – there are usually snipers there. Take them out quickly before advancing and the roof will be yours.
Don’t draw attention to yourself
Avoid detection at all times. One of the easiest ways to pass unnoticed is to turn off all possible lights and lasers on your weapons. If you see a red dot and take aim, thinking it’s an enemy, well, bear in mind that your opponents will think the same: keep this in mind and avoid pointless deaths.
Use the Spot button
This will help you achieve the points below: take advantage of the Spot button. With this, you can mark enemies who are close by, so your allies can visualize them in their HUDs.
Help out your teammates
Battlefield 4 rewards team play big time; very simple collaborative actions will get you a ton of points. For example:
- Get 25 points every time an ally kills an enemy you have marked with Spot
- Earn 10 points every time you get an ammo pack if you’re in the Support class or a medical kit if you’re in the Assault class and a teammate picks it up
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
If you’ve helped an ally don’t be shy about asking for help too. As you can see, it’s a win-win situation! To do so, use the spot button.
For example, if you need ammo, mark a Support soldier, and if you need to regenerate your health do the same with one from Assault. You can also seriously benefit from the Engineers: if you need to repair a tank, stay close to a soldier of this class.
By doing this you’ll not only receive help at the right time, but your team mate will receive additional points, as outlined above.
Take alternative routes
In key moments of the Siege of Shanghai, both sides tend to concentrate their fighting in the center of the map. How about surprising the enemy by popping up where they least expect it? Chances are that rivals are waiting near the main building or in nearby areas, so take them unaware and cross the map by the water. You can also dive for a few moments, so they won’t even detect you swimming on the surface.
This simple strategy can sometimes help you recover a lost point in Conquest mode or even get an unclaimed one.
Don’t abuse the tanks
The tanks are the easiest way to move around the map, and they’re a good way to gain points in Conquest mode. Having said that, they’re not useful for all strategies.
So, use them to destroy buildings and avoid enemies in narrow streets, but avoid for rapid-fire shooting at enemies. Doing so can injure teammates who happen to be near them and besides, you’re not using it optimally. If you want to shoot at your enemies, use the mounted machine gun.
Every player has their own strategy
The advice we’ve offered here is just a collection of suggestions based on typical player behavior. That’s why we recommend you keep them in mind but think of your own strategies too.
Another issue to consider is that while these tips refer to the Siege of Shanghai map they can certainly apply to other multiplayer maps for Battlefield 4.