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August 22, 2009


Last of the DLC maps “Blood River” is detailed along with more Clash of the Titans from Brad Crow

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Justin Rouse and Duncan Stanley are back again on the website with top tips for players on maps from the DLC map pack “Historic Battles” available for just 800 points on Xbox Live. This time one of my favourite maps in the game, Blood River gets detailed.

With starting positions placed in opposite corners, up on a hills, and a river with only 2 crossings above it, even the inexperienced player can feel relatively safe at the onset of a Blood River match. Then there’s the look, we chose this map to be set inside of the Forerunner shield world simply because we didn’t have one in that location yet. We always intended to make sure players of all game sizes (1v1, 2v2, 3v3) have a chance/choice to play on all our worlds.

Says Justin Rouse, map designer at Robot Entertainment. Community Manager, Duncan Stanley continues with some professional gameplay advice:

If you can hold the middle and keep pressure on your opponent, you can spend some time building armor or flying units which can really turn the tide of a battle, especially against UNSC. If they build a flame thrower army to counter your infantry, some flying units can really tear them up.

Given how small the map is, it’s very risky to try to boom on this map, map control early on is much more important than going for late game heroics with super units.

So beware of the rushers in competitive play! Get the full scoop over on

In other news we have Brad Crow, an art bot from Robot Entertainments pods with his entry into the Clash of the Titans with Perseus confronting the Kraken:


Looking awesome as always from our favourite Art Bots. Be sure to leave a comment and check out the full blog post on the Robot website!


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  1. Aug 23 2009

    Interesting and informative. But will you write about this one more?

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