s a bow-shaped, medium-sized valley of pain, Danger Canyon has a bit of everything: vehicles, sniping positions, multiple paths to the flag, bumpy terrain, and teleporters. While there are no Banshees, each team is allotted a Warthog, a Rocket Warthog, and two Ghosts. These vehicles can be used to go the obvious outdoor route (or in groups!), but gutsy ground troops can also go “the back way” through tunnels, around barricades, and ultimately straight to the enemy flag.
The primary control point in Danger Canyon is the middle of the map, above the ramp. You’ll know it when you see catwalks stretching across the canyon. On the outermost ledge are an over shield, rocks for cover, a pistol, grenades, a sniper rifle, and a bail-out teleporter that takes you to ground level – i.e., all the ingredients for domination. Flag carriers attempting to go the indoor route will have to deal with any snipers there, and the easiest way to do so is with the fuel-rod gun located in the center room of the indoor area. Grab it (and the adjacent health pack if necessary), and if you encounter resistance on your way back home, toss the flag aside and rain pain with the fuel rod, then continue for an easy score.
A reworked version of the single-player game’s Silent Cartographer map, Death Island is loaded with vehicles. You’ll get a pair of tanks and one of each Warthog variant, plus a Covenant turret (aka Shade) and a pair of Banshees just a teleport away. Also, remember the shotgun and health pack inside your base.
The best ways to get the flag are:
Method 1: Inside your base are two teleporters situated across from each other, with icons on the walls indicating where they take you. One warps to the Shade overlooking your base, while the other takes you on top of the map to a sniper rifle and your team’s pair of Banshees. Grab the shotgun, warp to the Banshees, and fly one directly across the map. Swoop down to the enemy base entrance, hop out, grab the flag, then it’s up, up, and away out of the enemy’s line of fire. A great way to score if the enemy is caught napping.
Method 2: A simple vehicular caravan is the other prime method of flag-capturing. Simply get (ideally) both tanks and a Warthog with at least one gunner. Take the long drive to the enemy base and let the tanks dish the hurt while the jeep swoops in and snatches the brightly colored fabric.