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Caspian Border is a map featured in Battlefield 3 as well in the Battlefield 4: Second Assault expansion.

Battlefield 3Edit

Caspian Border
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Game

Battlefield 3 Icon Battlefield 3

Part of the

War of 2014

Music

Damavand Peak Loading Music

Teams

USMC logo United States Marine Corps vs.
Flag of the Russian ground forces Russian Ground Forces

Tickets

300

Date

2014

Location

Turkmen-Iranian Border

Terrain

Countryside, Woodland

Mode(s)

All base modes

Combat

Combined Arms, Vehicular Combat

Platform(s)

PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Caspian border map
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Battlefield 3 Beta - Caspian Border Jet Gameplay

Caspian Border (Persian: مرز خزر) is a map featured in Battlefield 3's multiplayer. Caspian Border is a multi-faceted, vehicle heavy map that exemplifies classic Battlefield gameplay. This map is one that is fit for all classes as a result of a wide variety of vehicles and different terrains. It pits the United States Marine Corps against the Russian Ground Forces and was revealed through Battlelog 14 to be set on the border between Iran and Turkmenistan near the Caspian Sea.

It was exclusive to PC players in the Battlefield 3 Beta and was, until the release of the Back to Karkand expansion pack, one of the largest maps in the game.

BackgroundEdit

A Russian recon force has set up camp over on the Turkmenistan side of the Iranian border and proceeded to take over the heavily built up border checkpoint.

ConquestEdit

EquipmentEdit

Flag of the United States United States Marine Corps
Light vehicle(s)
Main Battle Tank(s)
Anti-Aircraft Vehicle(s)
Helicopters(s)
Fixed-wing aircraft
Emplacement(s)
Flag of Russia Russian Ground Forces
Light vehicle(s)
Main Battle Tank(s)
Anti-Aircraft Vehicle(s)
Helicopters(s)
Fixed-wing aircraft
Emplacement(s)

FlagsEdit

AntennaEdit

This flag only appears on the Conquest Large variant available to PC players. Players from either side can still use the antenna area regardless of map size, as a side road (between the US deployment and Gas Station) gives easy access. A tank and a ground transport will spawn here.

Players can also use the built-in ladder to reach the lower platform, and aircraft or Radio Beacons to get to the higher platforms. Javelin teams have a good vantage point from which to assault the US deployment. The railings also provide defense against gunfire from below.

CheckpointEdit

This area is more developed than other flags, with many buildings (both permanent and portable) and cargo containers adjoining the border post. A creek running parallel to the main service road gives some cover to attackers.

ForestEdit

This is the only flag that doesn't have an emplacement. Overlooking the flag area are several ridges, one adjacent to the creek, another along the border, and several outcroppings from the remaining side. There are portable buildings at the second border crossing between here and Antenna.

Gas StationEdit

This is one of the more developed bases on the map. Since it has a small village in the base, players can be seen hiding in buildings, behind cars, etc. It is very prone to be attacked by enemy vehicles such as tanks and helicopters. A tank and a ground transport vehicle spawn here. Like the small radio tower on the Hilltop, the base's water tower can be brought down.

HilltopEdit

From here, players have good vantage point over all the flags, though the surrounding forest provides plenty of visual cover. Two roads provide access from the main service road, and many footpaths allow access from all sides.  A ridge across the service road gives the Russians some vantage to the slope leading to the flag, but not the hilltop itself.

RushEdit

The three sets of objectives on this map are spaced far apart, although the game mode ensures that players will attack them.

EquipmentEdit

Flag of the United States United States Marine Corps
Light vehicle(s)
Main Battle Tank(s)
Helicopters(s)
Fixed-wing aircraft
Flag of Russia Russian Ground Forces
Main Battle Tank(s)
Fixed-wing aircraft
Emplacement(s)
Stage 1Edit

The checkpoint holds the first set of Russian M-COMs, one inside the smaller building beside the border, and the second in the cargo container area. The field between here and the US deployment leaves attackers highly exposed. The fence on the opposite side of the main service road and the hilly area leading towards the antenna provide some opportunities for flanking.

Stage 2Edit

The gas station holds the second set of objectives. M-COM A is located in the set of buildings near the water tower, and M-COM B is set inside the gas station itself.

Stage 3Edit

Attackers must climb the slope leading up to the airbase housing the third set of objectives. The M-COMs are both housed in warehouses on opposite sides of the airfield.

Squad RushEdit

Attackers DeploymentEdit

The attackers spawn at the same area as the Checkpoint flag.

Stage 1Edit

The first M-COM is located at the small building closest to the Attackers Deployment where the Hilltop flag would be normally.

Stage 2Edit

The second and last M-COM is located at the building nearest to the gas station itself at the Gas Station area.

Team DeathmatchEdit

The Gas Station area provides the setting for Team Deathmatch.

Squad DeathmatchEdit

The setting for Squad Deathmatch encloses the Forest, Hilltop, Checkpoint and Gas Station areas.

GalleryEdit


Battlefield 4Edit

Caspian Border
Caspian Border
Game

Battlefield 4 Icon Battlefield 4

Part of the

War of 2014

Teams

USMC logo United States Marine Corps vs.
Flag of the Russian ground forces Russian Ground Forces

Date

2014

Location

Turkmen-Iranian Border

Terrain

Countryside, Woodland

Mode(s)

All

Combat

Vehicular Combat, Combined Arms

Caspian Border returns in Battlefield 4 as one of four maps featured in the Second Assault expansion pack and was first seen in the Battlefield 4: Premium Trailer. The map has been significantly changed since Battlefield 3, but retains the same layout and general features.

ConquestEdit

FlagsEdit

AntennaEdit
[Conquest Large] The original antenna was never rebuilt, and sections of it remain in the field where they fell some time prior. The long grass can be set fire to by a blowtorch.


HilltopEdit
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Hilltop

A smaller Antenna has been built at the hilltop, replacing the radio tower seen in Battlefield 3. It features an elevator to allow players to ascend the structure. The base still provides a good vantage point as well as numerous paths to allow for infiltration.

The large building on the hilltop now has an underground portion where the very base of the Antenna is located. Inside is a fuel container that can be rigged to explode, in a manner similar to that seen in Zavod 311. There is also a hidden tunnel entrance found in a vent nearby the fuel container which leads to a sewer that runs to the creek outside.

After the fuel container has detonated, the Antenna will topple as a result, either destroying a large portion of the checkpoint wall or collapsing towards the gas station, and allowing for infantry to use the fallen Antenna as a new pathway to reach the flag.[1]

After the fuel tank has been destroyed, the air in the underground area is subsequently filled with toxic gases that will slowly deplete health.


CheckpointEdit
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Checkpoint

The base remains unchanged but the border checkpoint itself has been enhanced with a high security wall that runs the length of the map, and vehicle barriers that can be triggered at the guardhouse. The guardhouse has closable windows. The Antenna may fall towards the checkpoint, effectively destroying a large portion of the wall.


ForestEdit
Caspian Forest

Forest

This base remains unchanged from the past variant. Overlooking the flag area are several ridges, one adjacent to the creek, another along the border, and several outcroppings from the remaining side.


Gas StationEdit
This base still takes place in a small village and remains mostly identical, with the exception of the water tower's replacement by the radio tower that was formerly at the Hilltop. The area itself was damaged from previous fire fights, damaging some nearby buildings. The entire village has also now been enclosed with concrete walls and watch towers.


RushEdit

Stage 1Edit

The M-COMs are located at the checkpoint, next to the security wall.

Stage 2Edit

The M-COMs are located in the small village at the gas station. Unlike in Conquest, the antenna will fall toward the village, littering the surrounding area with debris.

Stage 3Edit

The M-COMs are located at the RU Deployment.

ObliterationEdit

DominationEdit

DeathmatchEdit

Capture The FlagEdit

GalleryEdit


TriviaEdit

Battlefield 3Edit

  • During the Battlefield 3 Beta, the Antenna had a ladder which could be used to reach an area on the antenna. The ladder was removed in the final version of the game.
  • The antenna could not be collapsed in the final version of the game until the release of the Back to Karkand DLC. The antenna now collapses when one team has less than 10–25 tickets in Conquest, depending on map size. Players can hear radio chatter describing the artillery barrage that is targeting the antenna.
  • The antenna is long enough to reach to the portable buildings by Checkpoint and it will kill and/or destroy any vehicles beneath it as it falls. If the player is on the antenna when it starts falling, he will simply fall through it or be launched upwards randomly, as if they were ejected from a jet.
  • It's one of the three maps that feature dynamic events during the gameplay (the others being Operation Metro with the JDAM strike over the subway in Rush, and the F-18 that blows up the hotel in Strike at Karkand).
  • During the load screen, the USMC cadence named "Delayed Recon Cadence Count" can be heard.
  • Despite the map's location, text on the gas station is in some sort of Latin script. Writing in Persian can also be found on shipping containers, which suggests it is in fact in on the northern Iranian coast of the Caspian Sea.
  • The water in the river outside of the map boundaries is solid, as tapping it with an air vehicle will cause it to take damage as if it crashed;  occasionally, the water will instantly destroy the vehicle.
  • This map has four towers in total that are capable of being brought down. The radio tower at the RU spawn, the water tower at the Gas Station, and the radio tower on the Hilltop can all be brought down with the addition of the scripted antenna collapse.
  • The American side of the map is set in Iran, while the Russian side across the border checkpoint is set in Turkmenistan.

Battlefield 4Edit

ReferencesEdit

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