The Battlefield games sure are fun, aren’t they? Are you somebody who wants to create their own, but isn’t sure how to do so?
I can’t tell you exactly how to make one, but I CAN offer a little bit of advice!
This time, we’re going to talk about creating a well-balanced Battlefield!
Now, why do we want that? And, first of all, what even IS “balance”?
Well, when talking about balance in games, we usually mean making a game that doesn’t favor one Player over the others.
Depending on what you want from the game, creating an unfair game CAN have its merits, certainly.
But if you want people to play and enjoy your Multiplayer shooter game, it’s a safer bet to create one where everybody has an equal chance of succeeding. And since you get gold and EXP when Players play your game, I’d say that making the Players happy is very beneficial for you.
Makes sense? Good! Let’s start!
There are three main points to consider, and these can be applied to any type of shooter game, not just Adventure Box.
Maneuverability basically means “How the Player moves around on the map”.
Most shooter maps are built with shapes like circles or eights (Both standing and lying) in mind, and sometimes both at the same time. Like this:
These eights and circles can also apply to different floors of the level, like running up and down stairs in a circle.
Remember that the shapes don’t have to be perfect circles and eights – Just go for a general shape. Like, something oval, circle-ish or eight-ish is fine.
Try to avoid creating too many dead ends. Getting ganged up on and cornered in a Multiplayer match isn’t very fun.
And if you create hidden passageways, finding some goodies there, like health, ammo or a new gun is very nice indeed!
Landmarks let the Players to let them know where they are on the map.
Unique landmarks make it easier for Players to find their way around and not get lost. Try to make them look distinct.
Cover is there to protect the Players, giving them some breathing room and a chance to prepare to strike back.
But try to find a balance here – Make sure that the cover instead isn’t too good to prevent potential camping. That means that a Player stays in one spot for the whole game and picks off their opponents from there. Not much fun, really…
There are lots of ways to build a Battlefield map, but as long as you keep these three main points in mind, you should be fine.
And that’s it! Have fun creating your Battlefield map!
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