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Omaha Beach is a map featured in Battlefield 1942, and is based upon one section of the Normandy landings, which were in turn part of Operation Overlord. Historically, Omaha Beach was one of the most famous of the beaches due to the extremely heavy defenses, failed plans, and the subsequent lack of armored support (due to the failed landings of the armor) for the landing infantry; in spite of overwhelming odds, however, the landing units managed to drive the German defenders away from the coast, and linked up two of the other landing zones; Utah and Gold beaches.
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US forces begin the map on a ship out at sea. On the beach lies a flag, unowned at the start of the map (this is unique, however. It can only be captured by the Allies). Up on the cliffs at the head of the beach is a German fortified position, behind which is a German garrison. The Allies have to land on the beach then push inland.
The first Allied objective is the landing beach, and can only be taken by them. This flag will spawn a Sherman. The beach itself provides little cover apart from static destroyed landing craft and some beach obstacles. There is only a single way up to the second (and subsequently third) base, a road on the west side of the landing zone that arcs east at the top of the map.
German Fortified PositionsEdit
A bunker system featuring machine gun emplacements and a tank spawn. This is one of two initially Axis controlled bases. In spite of the appearance of a number of MG42 machineguns, the AI will rarely use them effectively, and occasionally the weapons will go unused altogether.
The Axis fallback base, it spawns a tank and an APC. If the Allies capture this base, the Axis will start losing tickets at a fast rate and eventually lose.
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- Omaha Beach was the highest voted map to be remade in Battlefield 4 in a poll by DICE LA to bring a remade map to the game, beating Wake Island by approximately 250 votes. Despite this, however, it was ultimately decided that Dragon Valley would be selected despite not winning the poll.