The skyscrapers may command your attention, but there is plenty of loot to be found in the smaller apartments and shops in Downtown. Don’t be afraid to stay at the ground level; you may just find what you need to complete your loadout.
Elevator shafts are a prime place to set up an ambush or protection via equipment pieces. Be cautious when deciding to head up an elevator shaft; it may be a safer option to take the stairwell and potentially flank those in waiting.
Although there are no buildings around it, the Crash Site should be on your stop list when travelling through North Verdansk. The downed plane’s fuselage may have some untouched loot that could be what you need to finish your loadout.
The Gora and Karst Rivers are mostly a transitionary area, save for their Flood Gates, which can be a great place to take cover. Just be careful about climbing the ladders out of here; if you are planning on doing so, it may be wise to pack a pistol along for self-defense.
Craving some close-quarters combat? Coax the enemy team to meet you in the Training Course, which is fairly cluttered and complex for being such a small footprint in Verdansk. Just watch out for any operators who may be refereeing from the watchtower.
In general, the area south of Quarry before hitting Central Verdansk has only a few villages and points of interest that are far between each other. Be prepared to either travel by vehicle through here or prepare for long-range shootouts and using natural cover for survival.
The Barakett Market has numerous stalls to explore or use as cover while exploring the Barakett Promenade. With how expansive and complex this outdoor market is, it’s not a bad idea to set up some equipment traps or ambushes in between the stalls.
The Control Tower gives by far the best view of the entire airport, and even areas of North Verdansk, but it may not take long for other squads to catch onto a sniper up here. Worst case scenario: parachute away from the airport, as there are fewer points of interest there, which may translate to fewer enemies.
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From the Railyard, you can follow the rail tracks by heading southeast, and travel (ideally by vehicle) throughout the entire map, tracing the railroad, and stopping off at multiple destinations. This rail network can be very helpful when learning the geography of Verdansk.