defense has become considerably more complicated as a result of the
"shield" overloading method. Basically you need to review the
video in the titan assault section of this tutorial. If a
allows for the new titan attack mode, titan defense becomes much more
complicated. Some things have not changed. It will
benefit you greatly to have an infantry IDS to spot the location of
attackers. Nevertheless, because an engineer with a pilum can
take down consoles 1 and 2, setting up the titan defense is
considerably more difficult. At first, it should be noted
ammo boxes cannot be placed near the interior walls of the titan cargo
bay because a crafty engineer could use that for themselves.
is not entirely clear that even placing the ammo boxes along the outer
walls will prevent an engineer from resupplying, so the placement of
the ammo boxes is riskier now. At the same time, leaving
boxes around unattended is very foolish.
It is clear that
defenders will now need to venture out of the corridors 1 and 2 in
order to do a proper defense. Since a pilum can strike the
shields from many different places (anywhere that they have line of
site), defenders need to prevent engineers from gaining line of site
defenses. This means that defenders can expect attacks to be
from the cargo bay balcony, from the top of the cargo bay cargo boxes,
and from a plethora of other locations. Defenders should be
of these differences.
As the new titan attack methods are
integrated, specific strategies for defending the titan will emerge.
Until then, defenders would do well to prioritize the 4 entry
points as the focal points of the defense. There are only 4
into the titan. These pathways are now the simplest locations
isolate and contain a titan attack. Defensive strategies
be developed to maximize the amount of resistance attackers will face
as they enter and penetrate these four areas.
old method of titan defense is outlined below. It remains
effective on servers which prohibit "shield overloading" and may still
provide some basic tips and tricks which might come in handy.
Basic Titan Defense
defense is one of the easiest things to do in the game. The
to a good titan defense is the right kit. I prefer to use a
support kit armed with the infantry detector and the sentry gun.
I utilize the shotgun unlock rather than the Ganz.
it is very easy to stand behind one of the columns in corridor's one or
two and place a sentry gun in front of the column.
below gives a much better representation of where to stand.
You can rearm
yourself with plenty of grenades and with a well placed infantry
detector, you can see them coming. A single support can hold
teams for a long time. It does not hurt to have a medic as
just in case. You should regularly drop more ammo to make
you do not run out of nades.
Do not worry
about defending all
of the consoles at once. Just pick a console (1 or 2) and
it. If consoles 1 or 2 are blown, titan defense gets much
trickier. An assault team can blow consoles 3 and 4 without
entering the hallway. All they have to do is throw grenades
the corridor and they will be able to blow consoles 3 and 4.
Therefore, you need to be a little more creative at this
the game. I usually like to attack them from behind their
at this time. It is best to come around back and drop a
the upper deck- usually off to the side where they won't see it.
Then try to blast them with your shotgun. It is
you will be able to hold consoles 3 and 4 indefinitely, so your best
bet is to try to stall them as long as possible.
do get into the core, NEVER give them the recon kit with rdx.
do not know how many times I have blown titan cores using the other
teams RDX kit after dispatching with the defense. I wonder
why some people choose
that kit to defend with. It is bad enough when they get your
box, but the worst is to leave them an rdx kit.
is the key to titan defense after consoles 1 and 2 have been blown.
Experiment with podding behind them and tracking them thru
corridors, or sneaking up behind them as they crouch on a staircase.
Unless you are hanging against the back or front walls of the
core, you are probably
always susceptible to a nade attack in the titan core. Do not
too comfortable back there. It is nice that someone is
sit in the core and defend it- but I'm usually not the one to do it.
Besides, if you have set up a defense in corridor 1 or 2
enough, it is very unlikely you will ever need to worry about that.