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April 20th - May 8th 1945
The Battle of Berlin (German:Schlacht um Berlin, Russian: Берлинская наступательная операция), fought in 1945 between the forces of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union over the German capital was the final major battle in the European theater of World War II, resulting in the decimation of the German forces and the eventual surrender of Germany. It is a map featured in Battlefield 1942.
The battle is primarily an infantry map, although there are several tanks. The Soviets must advance from their uncapturable base to try to control the three capturable German outposts. The Germans are at a disadvantage with only one tanks and an APC vs two Russian T-34 tanks. The Russian Army suffers ticket bleed that can be stopped by capturing any one of the three flags.
Berlin, like Stalingrad, has a reputation of being quite susceptible to grenade spam. Some servers have had to be modified not to allow grenades.
The Soviet HQ consists of a narrow street. With an MG gun in the front of spawn, Its defensive capabilities is really worth something. However the Soviet flag is rather open and can turn into a killzone with rather ease. Near the edge of intersection is a building with three levels; climbing to the third story can provide a sniping point to the street. A second entrance is located in a narrow alleyway that comes out behind the flag. It's covered to some degree by an MG position in the top floor of a building.The base is uncapturable and spawns one T-34-85, one T-34-76, and two MG emplacements.
The Brunnenstrasses HQ is the closest flag to the Soviet flag. Its layout is an open area with a sandbag fortification against the wall. Grenades work well in this base for players who need to dislodge several enemy troops. The base spawns no vehicles or emplacements.
Bernauer Strasse HQEdit
The Bernauer Strasse HQ is located right across the street from the Brunnenstrasse HQ. The flag spawns the only APC spawn in the map, which actually spawns away from the flag, out in the middle of the main street. The layout is basically a group of small buildings the northern part of the block is where two MG 42 facing towards the soviets are located an other MG emplacement is located near the actual flag itself facing towards a narrow street, The building in the northern part have some windows that face towards the little courtyard where the flag is located. Theres two ammo boxes near the actual flag itself. An APC and three MG emplacements spawn here.
German Mitte HQEdit
The Germans' possible last stand is located in the western part of the map. This spawns the only armor available to the Germans: a single Panzer IV. The flag is centered between several bombed out buildings.