Want a preview of one of the most hotly anticipated games of the year? Get on Steam right now, and download the Metal of Honor open Beta, which extends through October 7th. The beta takes up to 1.7 GB of space on your hard drive.
This four day preview of Metal of Honor includes two new maps and modes for the multiplayer version of Medal of Honor. The Metal of Honor beta expires at midnight on the 7th, but has a really detailed set of mission objectives:
Shaikot Mountains is one of the maps available in the Metal of Honor beta. "A Chinook helicopter has crashed somewhere in the Shahikot mountains. These snow covered mountain peaks, called The Place of the King in the local tongue, has been a rebel hiding place since ancient times. Python 1 is inserted to investigate and look for survivors in these eerie surroundings. As they embark from their helicopter they hear the first crackling sound of a sniper rifle roll between the steep mountain sides."
You'll play a Combat Mission game mode, where coalition has to fight through a campaign of five objectives, heavily defended by OPFOR forces.
Objectives on Shahikot Mountains:
NEUTRALIZE CHOPPER WRECK
NEUTRALIZE AMMO DEPOT
DESTROY MORTAR STATION
NEUTRALIZE ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN
Tactics on Shahikot Mountains
Take control of the high points and make sure to cover your advance with smoke grenades.
There will be many OPFOR snipers waiting to take you out so laying suppressing fire while advancing is a must.
The key to break through the chokepoints are smoke grenades with consistent rushing from cover to cover while taking out any snipers in the hills.
The coalition will try to come from all directions to get an advantage, make sure to find a good spot where you can see them first to take them out.
Rushing the coalition forces is not recommended since they will come in groups and can spawn near friendly units.
Take advantage of the choke points on the level to create a barrier that the coalition need to break through.
In the second map, Kunar Base, you'll play Sector Control. "The sector designated N2KL along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border is teeming with violent activity. A coalition forward operating base comes under attack as OPFOR mount an aggressive assault. The remote hill top is slowly covered in smoke from constant artillery strikes as soldiers huddle in the maze like trenches."
Sector Control is a domination type game mode where players fight to secure and hold objectives for score.
Tacticts on Kunar Base Sector Control
In sector control you need to control at least 2 of the 3 sectors to take control of the map so this is your first objective.
When you have secured a sector try to cover it from a distance instead of standing at it where you can be struck with grenades or a mortar strike!
Make sure to take advantage of the few high points that exist on this level such as the towers and roof tops.
Sneaking through the barracks while clearing the rooms with a hand grenade is a great way to get around and ambush the enemy forces.
Here are the computer system requirements to play the Metal of Honor beta:
OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Processor: Pentium D 3.0GHz / Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz / Athlon X2
Graphics: GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900
Graphics Memory: 256MB
About Metal of Honor:
Operating directly under the National Command Authority, a relatively unknown entity of handpicked warriors are selected when it is crucial that a mission must not fail. They are the Tier 1 Operators. There are over 2 million active soldiers. Of those, approximately 50 thousand fall under the direct control of the Special Operations Command. The Tier 1 Operator functions on a level above and beyond even the most highly trained Special Operations Forces. Their exact numbers, while classified, hover in the low hundreds. They are living, breathing, precision instruments of war. They are experts in the application of violence. The new Medal of Honor™ is inspired by and developed with actual Tier 1 Operators from this elite community. Players step into the boots of these warriors and apply their unique skill sets to fight a new enemy in the most unforgiving and hostile conditions of present day Afghanistan.
This is a new war. There is a new warrior. He is Tier 1.
- Fight Today's War: Elite Special Forces in a gritty combat campaign using the surgical tactics of Tier 1 Operators combined with the sledgehammer force of Army Rangers.
- Unparalleled Authenticity: Intense story with incredible pacing and variety set in the rugged Afghanistan landscape, creating a shooter experience only available from the storied Medal of Honor franchise.
- Online Multiplayer Redefined: Developed by the world-class team at DICE (makers of Battlefield Bad Company 2) this fast paced combat delivers the perfect mix of tactical warfare and all-out action.
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