Posted: April 22, 2011 in Multiplayer


Special Weapon


Type: Kills / Special Weapon
Setting: Multiplayer
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-20 minutes
Value: ★★★★★
Reward: 1000

Earn 3 kills with Ordnance Weapons in a Multiplayer Matchmaking game.

So, what the hell is an Ordnance Weapon? Well, you know them better as the Rockets, Laser, Concussion Rifle, Grenade and Plasma Launchers — pretty much what we lovingly refer to as Power Weapons.

That means the problem won’t so much be scoring three kills — they’re Power Weapons, yeah? — but actually scoring the weapons to begin with. There’s usually a mad rush for most of them anyway, but with this Challenge matchmaking today might begin to resemble Black Friday at the Macy’s Guns & Ammo outlet.

Good morning. I'll be your explosive ordnance for the day.

It won’t matter much where or which gametype you head into — you can find these weapons on almost any standard map (Zealot and Asylum as the only exceptions) — but the larger-team playlists, with their higher kill-counts, give you more time to notch the Challenge before the game expires. They’re also more likely to feature vehicles, meaning the opportunity for Multikills on those with passenger seats or turrets.

Many gametypes actually allow you to spawn with an Ordinance weapon — the Grenade Launcher, as part of the Spectre loadout, for example — though if you’re more inclined to Sprint for the Rockets, keep in mind that enemy players will be so inclined too. Don’t make the typical mistake of rushing the weapon, snaring it, and then perishing instantly as the more patient players fiesta you with grenades.

Instead, BE one of those patient players, keeping an eye out for other players entering the zone who have fixated on the weapon rather than the hazards of their immediate environment (such as you). Once you see a safe alley open up, make a play for the weapon, equip it, and get to work.

And this from reader xxxthetoadxxx: Fire up Multi-Team, then start your engines for Rocket Hog Race.

“Don’t worry about the Objective, just work on knocking guys out of the ‘hog, then rocket them,” Toad says. “Easy kills usually, and you always start with the Rocket.”


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