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For the Battlefield 2142 map, see Verdun
Verdun Heights
Verdun Heights Concept Art
Game

Battlefield 1 Icon Battlefield 1

Part of the

World War I

Teams

BF1 German Empire Icon German Empire vs. BF1 French Army Icon French Republic

Date

February 23 - February 24 1916

Location

Samogneux, Verdun, France

Terrain

Burning hillside

Mode(s)

All

Combat

Large-scale infantry

Platform(s)

PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One

"The opening barrage of the Battle of Verdun created massive forest fires in which players will fight for domination. This is an uphill battle towards the massive fortresses of Verdun. A constant grinding struggle where the artillery never stops. Where the forge and “the Devil’s Anvil” continues to consume even the bravest combatants."
— Battlefield.com Description

Verdun Heights is a map set to be featured in the Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass expansion. It takes place during the Battle of Verdun in the year 1916.

OverviewEdit

The major feature of Verdun Heights is the hillside in French territory, set ablaze by a recent artillery barrage.

Verdun Heights is one of two maps that exclude mobile vehicles, the other being Fort De Vaux.

BehemothEdit

Instead of a Behemoth, four Elite Kits spawn for the losing side: one Flame Trooper kit, one Trench Raider kit and two Sentry kits, one wielding the Villar Perosa, the other wielding the MG 08/15. Along with the Elite Kits, each side will also receive access to the BL 9.2 Siege Gun, which can cover everything but beyond La Fontaine Ruin for either side. The Elite kits and siege guns are also used on Rush.

Control PointsEdit

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Control Point Frontline Conquest Domination Operations Rush
German Deployment BF1 German Empire Icon BF1 German Empire IconBF1 Sentry IconBF1 Flame Trooper IconBF1 Trench Raider Icon
Samogneux North BF1 German Empire Icon 1ASector 1A
Samogneux Village A A Sector 1B
Samogneux South 1B
Mormont Trench B Sector 2A
La Fontaine Ruin B C BF1 Trench Raider Icon 2ASector 2B
Côte 344 Observatory D 2BSector 3
Côte 378 Fortification C
Mess Hall A Sector 4B
Raynal Blockhouse B Sector 4A
Côte 378 Trench Lines BF1 French Army Icon E 3A
Côte 378 Battery BF1 French Army IconC 3BSector 5
French Deployment BF1 French Army IconBF1 Sentry IconBF1 Flame Trooper IconBF1 Trench Raider Icon

Samogneux VillageEdit

The village of Samogneux sits at the edge of the valley:

Samogneux NorthEdit

A larger cluster of residences and farm lofts located on the western side of the map. A pair of observation balloons are tied down on the southern side.

Samogneux is often approached from the west by German forces. One field has been tilled of hay—the bales providing some cover, but can be destroyed by explosives. Another field of bare trees forms the central approach. A hillside obscures vision into the valley leading to Côte 378.

Samogneux SouthEdit

Past a creek stand more buildings.

Mormont TrenchEdit

A line of trenches to the north of Samogneux Village, blocking access to the valley beyond.

La Fontaine RuinsEdit

The remains of a large church stand on a small hill, which itself conceals a large underground complex.

Côte 344 ObservatoryEdit

An observatory is located halfway up the hillside opposite of Côte 378 and its defenses. This blockhouse uses a layout similar to those at Côte 378: Two entrances at either end leading underground, linked by a series of rooms, and interior staircases leading up to "cloche" observation posts that allow two occupants to look and fire outside. The cloche bell can be destroyed by explosives or artillery, turning the position into another point of access.

Côte 378 FortificationEdit

Two blockhouses at the foot of Côte 378, described below

Mess HallEdit

Located in the southern of Côte 378's blockhouses. Kitchens in the eastern rooms serve the dining rooms in the west, and two cloches rise up to the valley side.

Raynal BlockhouseEdit

The northern of the two blockhouses. Barracks quarters are available to either side of the hallway. A cloche can be accessed at the southwest corner, and an exterior hardened bunker stands to the south.

Côte 378 Trench LinesEdit

The Trench Lines are the next defensive line leading up to the battery.

Côte 378 BatteryEdit

Site of the French Siege Gun.

FrontlinesEdit

Battle begins at La Fontaine Ruins.

French forces fall back to Côte 378, with Objective A in the northeast corner of the battery, and Objective B behind the machine gun nest.

German forces fall back to Samogneux. Objective A is in the central block, while Objective B is in one of the hillside houses.

ConquestEdit

Conquest on Verdun Heights takes an unusual S-shaped path through the map, with deployments tucked behind high ridges away from the main axis of battle. The map configuration allows the BL 9.2cm siege guns at each deployment to cover their respective half of the map.

DominationEdit

Combat takes place on Côte 378, between the blockhouses and the battery.

OperationsEdit

Verdun Heights is the first map featured in Operation "Devil's Anvil".

Sector 1Edit

Sector 2Edit

Sector 3Edit

With Côte 378 cleared of defenders, the Germans advance on Fort De Vaux.

RushEdit

Rush on Verdun Heights takes place over five sectors, pushing through Samogneux up to the French defenses on Côte 378.

Sector 1Edit

The German Army starts in the southwest forest, and must clear Objective A in the first long farmhouse, and Objective B outside of the large central building.

The German BL 9.2 Siege Gun becomes available partway through battle, along with four elite kits (Trench Raider, two Sentries, and Flame Trooper).

Sector 2Edit

French forces fall back to Mormont Trench and attempt to hold the church.

The German siege gun can still be used to attack Objective A, which sits on the western hillside. Objective B is found in the cellar under La Fontaine.

Sector 3Edit

Battle resumes at Côte 344, with Objective A outside the observatory's southern entrance, and Objective B at its center.

Sector 4Edit

With the threat of a rear assault cleared, the Germans advance up Côte 378. Objective A is inside the northern bunker, and Objective B is in the southern blockhouse's mess hall.

Sector 5Edit

With the blockhouses overrun, the French set up their final defenses at the battery. Objective A is tucked behind the central machine gun nest, in front of the siege gun.

A siege gun and elite kits are made available, this time for the French forces. While the German intruders may potentially take up the siege gun for themselves, the elite kits are kept in the French deployment.


GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In Samogneux, an easter egg can be triggered by finding and breaking a series of wine bottles concealed near the fence lines, then shooting at weather vanes on top of three buildings. Looking west, a house will then be seen carried aloft by three colored balloons. This is a reference to the movie Up, discovered by easter egg hunters on Discord.
  • Raynal Blockhouse is likely dedicated to Sylvain Eugène Raynal, who as a major led the defense of Fort De Vaux, holding out for six days against forces led by Crown Prince Wilhelm of Prussia.
  • Near the French deployment, a structural foundation forms the outline of a small-scale reproduction of Fort Douaumont.

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