Broadcast Tower is still under construction, making it easier to climb up than ever before. However, its claim to being the highest point in Downtown has been usurped by the crane next to it. Use this piece of construction equipment to get the ultimate high ground at the cost of exposure on all sides
The foothills of the Salt Mine may leave you completely exposed, but still has incredible views over the potential action down below. Just watch your six when you’re up here: you’ll have to set up some protection or a buddy behind you, as there isn’t a border to save you from a flank from the north.
Scrapyard will be familiar ground for Call of Duty veterans, which may make it a hotly contested area if it is part of the safe area. Prepare for close quarters combat within the fuselages, warehouses, and office… And don’t forget to check the catwalk of Scrapyard Warehouse 3, one that’s been a notorious sniper perch for decades.
Should a Circle Collapse deem the dense woods of West Verdansk a safe haven, prepare for long-range sniper duels from the map’s edge line. Use the points of interest out here as cover, in addition to the rocks and trees that populate this border.
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.
Forget Downtown – Bloc 6 is closest major area to the absolute center of Verdansk. Therefore, circle collapses have a high probability of including this suburb in the first safe zone, so it’s best to learn this area just as much as Superstore and other popular drops!
The Zordaya Prison Complex Yard can hold valuable items and even vehicles, but the guard towers and wall can house enemy sharpshooters. Be cautious when wandering out onto the yard, lest you be sent to the Gulag.
Your parachute is your best friend when taking the high ground in Downtown. Remember that you can pull the chute if you are taking a potentially fatal plunge, and parachuting through the city could be one of the fastest modes of transportation.
If you want to potentially get the jump on players at the Summit or other points northwest, skip them and land towards Riverside. With it being at a less extreme location on the map and having plenty of buildings for scavenging opportunities, your squad could set some ambushes for enemies sprinting towards a safe zone.