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Desert Storm


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Map details

Desert Storm is a Middle Eastern-themed map with multiple sandstone buildings. There are also trucks with mounted weapons, but they cannot be manned. This map is suitable for sniping because of the spacing between the two spawns and multiple accessible positions. There is a drained canal supposedly stopped by a dam that separates the Ghosts and Phantoms.

There are also three hidden passageways that go under the map, these are very uncommonly used unless you are trying to tactically sneak up on the opposing team by avoiding the open middle of the map where you are subject to gunfire from all sides. You will rarely find people down in these tunnels as many players don't know their existence. One of the tunnels is extremely hard to find, and is hidden in an obvious but rarely noticed spot in one of the buildings. This map also features a selection of Phantom Forces billboards advertising the game, it's creators and how to find them on social media websites, such as Discord and Twitter. Also, Royota (The Roblox parody of Toyota) pickup trucks can be found littered around the map.

Overall, this map is great for all weapon types as it has a wide range of different ranges to it. Although this map is thought to be very fair and balanced, the map was highly disliked upon its release as it had a day/night cycle that plunged the map into near complete darkness.

Desert fall

A player that has fallen off the map

Desert gallery

Gallery of developers

Strategy

Mastering the map can be a strategy, but it's not necessary. Take note of spots fond to snipers and ambushers, such as the water tower, adobe buildings and corners of the map. Dive to prone (Shift + X) to cross across the trenches without falling or finding the stairs leading to the surface. This is a map that is friendly to all types of weapons, from PDWs to Sniper rifles.

When the night strikes, there are less light sources provided by trucks, lamps, or game-modes (Flare Domination). Attaching a Flash Hider barrel would help you become hidden.

Trivia

  • This page was Article of the Month last August 2015.
  • Sometimes during a battle, the time of day can change, ranging from day and night. This feature is currently on most other maps.
  • There is a prayer room close to capture point C of Flare Domination which includes prayer rugs and a developer's gallery of four StyLiS Studios members on the far wall.
  • In the building where shipping crates are located, there is a room which has a video camera on a tripod, two construction lights, a chair, and a car battery next to the chair. An earlier version of the map included a black flag with a middle eastern language (Presumably Arabic) written on it, which was placed on the wall behind the chair.
  • This map is famous among the parkour enthusiasts of Phantom Forces for the amount of vaulting locations and close proximity buildings.
  • All of the underground tunnels are connected. One of them can be used to lead under the dam from Objective C to Objective B completely unharmed.
  • This map, along with Crane Site was polished since update 2.0.0 to look more "fresh, balanced and more appealing to players".

Gallery

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A player, armed with an L115A3, looking over a balcony after 2.0.0.

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The "streets" after 2.0.0.

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Eliminating a lone enemy

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A Ghost Recon unit engaging a Phantom sniper nest with an L115A3.

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The extended area next to Objective B after 2.0.0. Above the pit of sand and the rope is the well, indicating that the well is dry. This entire room is one of the stops of the massive maze under the map. As stated earlier, jumping down from the well brings the player into this room.

List of Maps
Base Luna (REMOVED) - Crane Site - Crane Site Revamped - Desert Storm - Highway Lot - Mall Construction - Metro - Ravod 911 - Warehouse

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