The Switchbacks and Grid Radar Array locations both have incredible sightlines over to the TV Station and Stadium, two main stops before hitting downtown. Given their obscurity, it may not be a bad idea to scout here prior to your assault on either locale.
The Superstore has multiple open shelves, both at ground level and above, which can make for some unique engagement opportunities. If you sense that an enemy is within the store, it doesn’t hurt to check every aisle, or use a tool that can give recon such as a UAV or Heartbeat Sensor.
Those who remember the “current” Downtown will find the streets in 1984 to be a bit cleaner. While great for driving your own vehicles through the streets, note that the cleaner streets will offer less cover opportunities, leaving you potentially exposed to snipers on the rooftops.
In general, the area south of the Salt Mine 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.
Due to its proximity to the new Airplane Factory, an extension of the Maintenance area, the East side of Superstore is prone to snipers from these buildings. Keep your guard up when travelling between these areas, in addition to looking over to the Airport itself, the Swimming Pool, nearby Video Store, and Torsk Bloc, all of which are good counter-sniping positions.
Notice a room with a view? The Apartment Block near the Ferris Wheel is one of many areas around Verdansk that contains a new landing with a window. Use it to snipe out of the building more safely or get a sense of where enemies are before continuing a climb to the top.
The Old Abandoned Mine can be a great spot to set-up an ambush on those rotating from the Verdansk Airport, or going through – or above – the Gora Tunnel, especially if you climb up the Loading Tower. While you are here, be sure check the mine for items left behind by the miners…
This area may be one of the most unique within Verdansk, but don’t feel overwhelmed: there are plenty of familiar buildings, such as police stations, fire stations, pharmacies, and a video store, that can help ease you into fights in the big city.
The two Comms Towers are the highest points within the Military Base area. Although they come with a bit of risk, snipers who want to scout ahead for their squad should put both of these points of interest on their radar.