Update 1.18, one of the biggest updates of 2022, is out! It brings many exciting features, including the new Outpost map. Take a peek behind the curtain and find out what factors drove our Map Development team to make it a fair, balanced, and—most importantly—fun new battleground.
Outpost Map: Development Time-Lapse
What were the toughest moments during implementation, and how did the team overcome them?
The main and most difficult task we face when creating maps is the need to balance the effectiveness of five different vehicle classes. They influence one another, and it’s important to let players experience opportunities to earn bragging rights, no matter the vehicle class.
Initially, the map turned out to be very beautiful but also very demanding of system resources. We had to remove some animations and objects to avoid players having technical difficulties during a match.
How did you ensure the fairness and balance of the map for both teams?
First, we tried to create similar positions on both sides. Then, we constantly studied heat maps and balanced the layout after testing the changes.