10. Break the Law. Can’t decide if you prefer the short-range power of an SMG or the flexibility of an assault rifle? Feel like taking a sniper rifle without hindering your ability to fight up close? Use the Law Breaker Wildcard and solve the problem by equipping two primary weapons.
9. Burn It Down. Used well, the Molotov can be an invaluable piece of Equipment on Rush. Toss one in the elevated walkway or the arena TV room to momentarily shut down access. When the fighting gets hectic, you can even use it to visually obstruct the enemy’s line of sight.
8. Serve It with a Shotgun. Consider taking a shotgun along as your secondary weapon so you always have a short-range blaster on hand when encountering enemy Operators around a corner or obstacle. Pair it with an assault rifle for a highly-versatile Loadout.
7. B Flag Lockers Flank. The Domination B flag is especially tricky to turn on Rush, with so much action going on around that point at any given time. If you can’t break the enemy’s hold, try attacking from the interior locker room. Just outside the lockers sits a midsize piece of cover with a great view into the middle of B.
6. Decoy Out. Especially when fighting inside, the Decoy Grenade can do wonders for confusing your opponents and sending them down the wrong path. Toss it away from your location and then hunt down anyone gullible enough to chase after it.
5. Keep Cool with Spycraft. Rush offers all kinds of spots for enemies to place pesky Field Upgrades like the Jammer, Field Mic, Proximity Mine, and Gas Mine, not to mention Operators on the hunt using the Paranoia and/or Tracker Perks. Negate it all with one handy Perk: Spycraft.
4. Hit ’em with Gas. Equip the Gas Mine Field Upgrade and Gearhead Perk to set multiple traps throughout the match. Set your mines up around key objective pathways to damage and disorient enemies before they have the chance to cause major damage.
3. Up and Over. When traversing the elevated walkway at the top of the map, you’re trading one risk for another. While you may be protected from the middle, you’re in for a fierce fight if an enemy meets you head-on coming from the other side. If the mini-map indicates that might happen, set up by the large overturned tires in the middle of the walkway. They offer reliable cover with a clear shot at incoming Operators.
2. Equip the OTs 9. Newly released with Season Four Reloaded, the OTs 9 SMG offers a big punch at close-quarters and is perfectly suited to Rush. Check out our OTs 9 guide, coming tomorrow, for tips on completing the in-game challenge required to unlock the little beast.
1. Redeploy and Redeploy Again. Rush very much sits in the category of easy to learn, difficult to master. If at first you don’t succeed — and even if you do! — get back in there and sign up for the next match. The more you play, the more its myriad tactical possibilities will come into view.
Execute the mission.