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Map Layout & Design
Cartel Map Layout
Large Map With Structures
The Cartel can be seen as a mix between traditional maps and the larger ones like Armada and Crossroads. It features plenty of structures for players to enter as they battle for specific points in the map.
Despite being one of the larger maps in the game, Cartel only has motorcycles for players to use to quickly navigate the map.
Urban Close Quarters Combat
With numerous accessible buildings and structures peppering the map, Cartel focuses more on slow door to door combat. Bring a mix of both mid to close range weapons when fighting here.
Map Tips & Tricks
Lethals & Tacticals Are Your Friends
As several important spots in this map are inside buildings, bringing Lethals like Grenades and C4s can help to easily clear them out. You can also bring Tacticals like the Stun Grenade as an alternate solution.
Use Other Paths To Flank
The middle part of Cartel is arguably a heavily contested spot in every game. Located north of the path is a creek that you and your team can use to flank and attack the enemy team. On the other hand, the enemy team can also use this path to launch attacks, so guard it well.