Hey all, I am one who loves Hardpoint... well I like all the game modes specifically CTF, KC, HP in that order but anyways, I wanted to start a discussion on Hardpoint strats and tactics. but now going with just tactics for multiple game modes.
Hardpoint is about knowing the game. The Points cycle is the same everytime through so you know where to be and when to be there. This forces you to plan ahead, "Where is it going to be?" "are the enemies already there?" "If they are how should I go about killing them?" In League when playing with masters You will likely hear people talking about anchoring.
Anchoring is important because it keeps you closer to the objective. An anchor point is a place that holds your team to a specific spawn. Not holding these points makes it a bit more difficult as the enemy can quickly spawn back in, and reinforce the hardpoint. and more often then not the anchor point is in a position to defend on of the flanks. On Slums one anchor is the Fountain and the other is the parking lot. By holding these you greatly improve your chances of winning. A good team will aim to take the anchor point.
But now a bit deeper into that part. Who on your team should be there Ideally? The anchor points are a high value target if you will XD, Expect it to be attacked by some of their best players... if not all... As such you should have your Second best player/killer or your best long range killer, holding this point. They will likely have to fight off 2 or more enemies at a time. The anchor points are not entirely easy to take though. They are a safe haven filled with cover.
The next bit is the hardpoint itself, Who should sit on it directly? Honestly, Sitting on the hardpoint should be for one of your lower players. Reason being is that Ideally they shouldnt be seeing too much fighting. Thats because the rest of the team will be pushing out from the capture point and creating I guess a perimeter (o.o that word looks odd dont know why). This is What I do in just about all game modes. It gives me tons of kills, tons of score per minute, defends the objective be forcing the other team back, and is just fun. Im not saying that I never touch the objective. quite the opposite. I secure the objective and then move on. If the opposing team is on it I move to kill them all, once that is done and the hardpoint is in our control I switch to pushing them back.
At no point should you ever have more then 2 on the hardpoint. everyone else should be close by but not on it.
Here is a game I had on cove that shows what Im talking about.
anyone have a different strategy?