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Operation Hastings is a multiplayer map featured in Battlefield Vietnam and Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam.

Battlefield VietnamEdit

Operation Hastings
BFV OPERATION HASTINGS
The Temple
Game

BFV Icon Battlefield Vietnam

Part of the

Vietnam War

Teams

United States vs. North Vietnam

Date

July 18, 1966

Location

Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone

Terrain

Jungle, river

Mode(s)

Conquest

Platform(s)

PC

"July 18, 1966 - Operation Hastings was the largest combined operation in the war to date. Elements of the U.S. Marine Corps, the South Vietnamese, and the Republic of Vietnam participated in one of the first "Search and Destroy" missions of the war. Operation Hastings is a Head On Map. Each force begins with one Control Point. The force that controls the majority of the Control Points will cause the other team begin a constant ticket loss."
— Introduction screen

Operation Hastings is a map featured in Battlefield Vietnam. It is a very large map, consisting of a network of waterways dividing small islands and plateaus, surrounded by highlands, and all covered in jungle. The most prominent features of the map is the temple on the East side of the map.

EquipmentEdit

BFV Operation Hastings Pre-Game

Operation Hastings Loading Screen.

Flag of North Vietnam 5th Battalion, 812th Regiment
Armored Personnel Carrier(s)

BTR-60

Light tank(s)

PT-76

Helicopters(s)

Mil Mi-8

Fixed-wing aircraft

MiG-17

Naval vessel(s)

Sampan

3rd Battalion 5th Marines Insignia
Flag of the United States 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment
Armored Personnel Carrier(s)

M113

Light tank(s)

M551 Sheridan

Helicopters(s)

UH-1C, UH-1D

Fixed-wing aircraft

A-7 Corsair II

Naval vessel(s)

Patrol Boat River

Emplacement(s)

M55

BasesEdit

US BaseEdit

The US Base is the starting point for the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines (USMC). It consist of three flat levels leading downwards to the water. The top level is an airstrip and a helicopter pad where the fighter jet and a transport helicopter spawn. The next level is the largest and is where there are two helicopter pads where the attack helicopters, and the anti-air turret spawn, and a few bunkers made of sandbags and wooden beams, and where an APC spawns. The last level is associated to the height of a few wooden docks where two boats spawn. It, like the NVA Base, is particularly difficult to capture, as the timer for a single person to capture the flag starts at 2:00, instead of 0:12 for any normal flag.

Under USMC control, one M113, one A-7 Corsair II, two UH-1Ds, one UH-1C Transport, two Patrol Boat Rivers and one M55 spawn here. Under NVA control, all American vehicles will remain until destroyed, and two sampans spawn, but only once the PBRs are destroyed or displaced.

Forward Fire BaseEdit

The Forward Fire Base is the closest flag to the US Base. It consists of a camp on a plateau, surrounded by sandbags, tents and bunkers. There is also another bunker and agglomerations of sandbags in a lower level, along with a helicopter pad. From the plateau, there is a road that leads directly to The Temple.

Under USMC control, an M113 and PBR spawn. Alternatively, under NVA control, a BTR-60 and Sampan spawn.

The TempleEdit

The Temple is notably the most prominent flag of the map. It consists of a large, tall temple that players can climb by a long set of stairs, either from in front or from in back, leading up towards a small open chamber. It's from this chamber that players can capture the flag. In front of the temple is a small lake with a singe waterway in and out. This lake is surrounded by road, one direction leading towards the Forward Fire Base, another leading up a hill that heads towards The Plantation. The Temple is closer to the US Base, but, with the proper haste and initiative, any faction can capture the flag first. When the USMC holds it, a Sheridan and PBR spawn, and their counterparts under the N.V.A.

The PlantationEdit

The Plantation is a flag in the center-East of the map. It consists of a sloped road with a dock and a semi-destroyed concrete house at the bottom, where a Sheridan and PBR (or their counterparts)spawn, and a few rice terraces along the way. There's a road leading to the west, up a hill towards The Temple, and another leading south towards The Fishing Village.

The Fishing VillageEdit

The Fishing Village is the closest flag from the NVA Base. It consists of a small village made of wooden huts along a river. Many of the structures stretch out within the water and are elevated on terraces by bamboo sticks. The was apparently a bridge to cross the river towards The Plantation, but it collapsed and the extremities remain along the shore. For this reason, APCs and amphibious tanks will have a problem crossing the river, since the two pieces of bridge can actually stop the APCs, and leave them floating in the water. There is a path on the East, past the last house in the village, that can lead the APCs safely across the river.

Under USMC control, one M113 and PBR spawn. Alternatively, under NVA control, one BTR-60 and one Sampan spawn.

NVA BaseEdit

The NVA Base is the starting point for the 5th Battalion, 812th Regiment (NVA). It consists of a few levels, like the USMC base. The top level is the airstrip, where the fighter jet and light tank spawn. The second level consists of a few bunkers made of sandbags and wooden beams, with two helicopter pads in the back surrounded by sandbags, where the two attack helicopters spawn. The last level consists of a concrete dock extending into the water and a wooden dock along the a road, where an APC and boat spawn. In singleplayer, the boats spawn more within the water and to the right of the dock.

Under NVA control, one PT-76, one MiG-17, two Mil Mi-8 Hips, one BTR-60 and one Sampan spawn. Under American control, all the NVA vehicles will remain until destroyed or displaced, and one M113 and one Patrol Boat River spawn here, once their equivalents have been destroyed or displaced.


Battlefield: Bad Company 2: VietnamEdit

Operation Hastings
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Bridges and hills during Operation Hastings
Game

BC2V ICON Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam

Part of the

Vietnam War

Music Loading report 1Loading report 2
Teams

United States vs. North Vietnam

Tickets

Conquest 250 vs 250

Date

July 15th - August 3rd 1966

Location

Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone

Terrain

River, hills, villages

Mode(s)

Conquest

Platform(s)

PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

OperationHastings
"After a large NVA presence has been discovered moving through the demilitarized zone, American forces deploy multiple units to clear and secure the many hills and swamps that make up the landscape. Bloody engagements are expected as this large scale battle will be won by digging in and persevering."
— In-Game Description

Operation Hastings is a map featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam. However, it was not directly available. Much like Coral Sea for Battlefield 1943, Operation Hastings only became available once 69 million team actions (revive, heal, spot assist, resupply, and repair) occurred on each of the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 game systems.

The counter for team actions began on December 21, 2010 and can be found here. The PC community was the first to unlock the map, reaching 69 million actions at around 12:00 AM (UTC) on December 30, 2010,[1] whilst Xbox 360 players were still at around 36 million, and PlayStation 3 users at around 27 million.

On January 1, 2011, DICE released the map for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as a present for the new year, despite neither reaching the 69 million collective team actions.[2] The loading music for the map is "Memphis Guitar Soul" by Anders Lewen.

ConquestEdit

EquipmentEdit

Flag of the United States United States Army
Light vehicle(s)
Main Battle Tank(s)

M48 Patton

Helicopters(s)

UH-1 Iroquois

Naval vessel(s)

Patrol Boat River

Flag of North Vietnam North Vietnamese Army
Light vehicle(s)
Main Battle Tank(s)

T-54

Helicopters(s)

UH-1 Iroquois

Naval vessel(s)

Patrol Boat River

US deploymentEdit

It is located on the south side of the map, and is very close to flag A. Two M48s and one M151 spawn here.

NVA deploymentEdit

Operation Hastings CQ NVA Deployment

NVA deployment.

Located on the north side of the map, this spawn is very close to flag D. Two T-54s and one GAZ-69 spawn here.

A: Military BaseEdit

Located directly north of US deployment, on the south side of the map. The flag itself is in between a few dug-in barricades, and there are a few small, metal shacks nearby to take cover in. Under US Army control, one M151, one UH-1 and one PBR. Under NVA control, one GAZ-69, one UH-1 and one PBR.

B: Temple RuinsEdit

Flag B is located on the easternmost side of the map, in the temple ruins. As obviously stated, the whole area is a rundown temple, with Flag B in the middle. There are a lot of corners around the flag that are close enough to capture it, so be on the lookout. Under either US Army or NVA control, one Tuk-tuk and one PBR spawn here.

C: MarketplaceEdit

This flag is located on the western side of the map. There is moderate cover here, but it is situated atop a small hill, but there is higher ground above it. There are a few buildings to the east of it, and one right next to it. This building is very helpful to capture the flag, as you can still capture the flag inside of it, and its gives you a fair amount of protection. Under US Army control, one M151, one Tuk-tuk and one PBR spawn here. Under NVA control one GAZ-69, one Tuk-tuk and one PBR. Note that the Tuk-tuk spawns near the buildings across the river from where the PBR spawns.

D: VillageEdit

Flag D is located on the north side of the map. It is south of the NVA deployment. The flag is located between a few small buildings, which all provide decent cover. Also, there are some barriers to protect the player. Under US Army control, one M151, one Tuk-tuk and one UH-1 spawn here. Under NVA control, one GAZ-69, one Tuk-tuk and one UH-1 spawn here.

RushEdit

Like all other maps in the Vietnam expansion pack for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Operation Hastings has only three M-COM bases for the gametype.

EquipmentEdit

Flag of the United States United States Army
Light vehicle(s)

M151 MUTT

Main Battle Tank(s)

M48 Patton

Helicopters(s)

UH-1 Iroquois

Naval vessel(s)

Patrol Boat River

Flag of North Vietnam North Vietnamese Army


Stage 1Edit

Operation Hastings First Stage

Map overview of stage 1.

The M-COMs are stationed in and around the Temple Ruins. The first M-COM lies next to a small wall while the other station sites next to the heart of the ruins.


Stage 2Edit

Operation Hastings Second Stage

Map overview of stage 2.

The second set of M-COMs are located in the Marketplace. Since a large hill overlooks the market, it is usually filled with Snipers and others pushing up onto the stations.


Stage 3Edit

Operation Hastings Third Stage

Map overview of stage 3.

The third and final set of M-COM stations are found in the Village and a small bunker on a hill leading up to the village. It is advisted to go for the station in the village first because it is not only the hardest but once the M-COM on the hill has detonated it makes arming the other near impossible.


OutcomesEdit

U.S. Victory/NVA Defeat

2 F-4 Phantoms come and bomb the area.

NVA Victory/U.S. Defeat


TriviaEdit

  • In Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam, a surfboard can be found during Operation Hastings, lying around the military base to the south of the map, which is a reference to the film "Apocalypse Now".
  • Operation Hastings is the only map from Battlefield Vietnam to return in Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam.
  • If the player is part of the best squad after a match on this map ends, he/she will get the 2nd Tour Of Duty achievement/trophy.

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