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Fao Fortress is a map featured in Battlefield 1. Taking place during the British amphibious landings on the Al-Faw peninsula in 1914, it sees the Ottoman Empire defending the hilltop fortress from land and sea attack.



This map features the Dreadnought as its Behemoth. The Dreadnought is potentially able to knock down portions of the fortress walls, but is vulnerable to torpedo bombers and torpedo boats which spawn in for either side.

Control PointsEdit


Control Point Conquest Domination Rush Operations Frontline
British Deployment BF1 United Kingdom Icon
Beach Outpost Sector 1 1A
Turtle Hill A BF1 Light Armor Icon Sector 2 1BA
Sunwada Redoubt B 2BB
Marsh Village C Sector 3B 2AC
Al Faw Battery D BF1 Tank Hunter Icon Sector 3A BF1 Ottoman Empire Icon
Fao Gate A
Outer Courtyard E BF1 Flame Trooper Icon 3A
Fao Galleries B Sector 4A
Inner Courtyard/Fao Bastion F C Sector 4B 3B
Shatt al Arab Post G BF1 Light Armor Icon
Ottoman Deployment BF1 Ottoman Empire Icon




British Empire DeploymentEdit

Ottoman Empire DeploymentEdit


Turtle HillEdit

Sunwada RedoubtEdit

Marsh VillageEdit

Al Faw BatteryEdit

Outer CourtyardEdit

Inner CourtyardEdit

Shatt al Arab PostEdit


Fao Fortress is featured as the first map in Oil of Empires in Operations. The attackers are the British Empire making a beach landing, while the defenders are the Ottoman Empire trying to prevent the attackers from reaching the fortress.

Sector 1Edit

British forces commence their attack by landing at the beach west of the fortress.

Sector 2Edit

Ottoman forces retreat east as the British make their way through a village surrounded by marshland.

Sector 3Edit

British forces advance to the fortress itself with the objective of capturing both the outer and inner courtyard, which would result in them taking over the beach and securing a landing point for more reinforcements before heading to the Suez Canal.



Domination takes place in Fao Fortress proper.

A: Fao GateEdit

B: Fao GalleriesEdit

C: Fao BastionEdit



  • While taking place in completely different engagements, Fort Nöbet seen in The Runner has many similarities with Fao Fortress.
  • In the game files this map is named MP_FaoFortress.
  • Craters created on the beach will fill up with water if they are in contact with the ocean.
  • The Operations intro of Fao Fortress for the British side shows the ship SS River Clyde, which isn't present on this map.