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Lost Platoon
Game
Game

Halo 3: ODST

Features
Location

Uplift Reserve, New Mombasa, Earth

Terrain

Savannah, trees, cliffs, highway, walls, buildings

Weapons on Map
Vehicles on map
Preferred Gametypes

Firefight

Recommended Number of Players

1-4

  [Source]

Lost Platoon is a Firefight map in Halo 3: ODST. It is one of the larger and wider of the Firefight maps, as it contains a Warthog at the map's centre structure. Unlike the other maps that are too small or that just let the Covenant drop off Wraiths, this map will also let the Covenant drop Choppers.

Contents

Setting

Based off a section of the Campaign level Uplift Reserve, Lost Platoon is set in the Uplift Nature Reserve, a park located next to the metropolis of New Mombasa, which became a battleground during the Battle of Mombasa. By the time the map is set, the New Mombasa Orbital Elevator is still standing in the background.[1][2] The map consists of a series of buildings connected by walkways in the center of a scrub land-like environment. The name of the map is a reference to the Second Platoon, which is holding position in the area during the campaign level.

Tips

  • If you have four people, a good strategy is to have one player use the Spartan Laser and Sniper and make him snipe and pick off the Wraiths. Have two players use the Warthog and the third use a chopper. Alternatively, you could have the third player use the Sniper, making the Spartan Laser player use a chopper to get to the Wraiths faster.
  • Save your hammers for the third wave. A regular bash will kill most enemies in two hits, with the exception being Brutes and Hunters. Use the trigger bash on vehicles coming too close or hunters. Save these during Black Eye rounds, their bash will kill enemies fast and heal you as well. This works well when you have a group of enemies, as you can kill a majority of them fast and use the last one as a health punching bag with an alternative weapon.
  • Don't hesitate to splatter anything. Especially with the Chopper.
  • The Warthog will respawn with each weapon drop. Don't be foolish with it. Only drive out when the Phantoms are gone. At the end of each wave, get to a spot that they cannot shoot at you.
  • Snipers have an excellent vantage point on top of the base. You can shoot at any of the drop off points. However, Phantoms have a shot at you as they enter and leave (and the hill drop off has a shot at you during drop-off). Enemies have a hard time reaching you, with the exception of Drones and Jump Pack Brutes.
  • Good spots to hide are under the staircase in the base and behind objects in the spawning rooms. Use this if you're going for your Be Like Marty achievement and want to avoid any type of contact with Covenant.
  • If you only have two players, have one player be a sniper and wraith and the other fight off invading Covenant. Alternatively, two players can use a Warthog and have the gunner take out Wraiths.
  • If playing by yourself and on Legendary, getting a Chopper is strongly recommended, as you will have infinite ammo, speed, and can kill enemies at a distance. Alternatively, you can use the Anti-Air Wraith Glitch and take command of a Wraith (who are rigged to explode like AA wraiths are in the main campaign) but without a second person to be the gunner, you will be almost defenseless against drones.
  • A good strategy is to have a hog team, one person with laser and one person with sniper. Have the sniper and laser get a Chopper ASAP. When the wraiths land, its the Splaser's job to take them out. Once that is done, they should get back on their chopper. When tilt comes on, if possible get the hog team on choppers.
  • Splattering Chieftains with a Chopper or Warthog is a good way to kill them and save your ammo for later.
  • During the bonus round, using a Chopper or Warthog is a good choice, as you can splatter many Grunts at once and you don't deplete ammo. However, do not use the Warthog turret if it is stationary (no driver) dismount, remember the Catch skull is on and you are an easy target.

Trivia

  • On the walls inside some of the garages, one can see work schedule tables identical to ones in the Traxus Factory Complex 09 during Halo 3's campaign level The Storm and Multiplayer level Foundry.
  • Scoring 200,000 points or more on this map awards the player with the Lost Platoon achievement .
  • The name is a reference to the Campaign level Uplift Reserve, as this is the location during the mission where you locate the "lost" second platoon.
  • This map and the huge amount of points one can score in a Chopper was made fun of in a Bungie update."Choppers on Lost Platoon Don't Count!" [3]
  • This Firefight Mission is popular among fans that attempt the Vidmaster Challenge: Endure.

Gallery

Sources

  1. Halo 3: ODST
  2. Halo 3 ODST ViDoc: Bip. Bap. Bam.
  3. http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&link=BWU_100209
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