Orion is a vertical oriented macro positional styled map designed for competitive King of the Hill game play. It is macro positional in the sense that there is no single power position that is dominating on its own, but that multiple positions across the map must be held simultaneously to effectively control the map. Each position greatly influences a team's ability to hold any individual position, as they work in tandem to one another. The main positions are Top Gold, Red Street (Gold or Purple side), Blue Street (Gold nbsp;or nbsp;Purple nbsp;side , Purple Lobby orRocket Ramp, and Snipe Spawn (Under Purple). It is essentially combinations of six different positions that should be held down by three players, the strongest holding Gold nbsp;or nbsp;Rockets, and the fourth player roaming/supporting.
Hill movement is a 1 - 2- 1 - 4 cycle. It starts at Under Purple (Snipe Spawn), moves to Blue Street (Purple Side) returns to Under Purple and finishes at Red Street (Gold Side) before recycling back through the rotation. This style is also known as a Wild Card - Control Hill cycle dynamic as the first and third hill location is extremely difficult to control and can become chaotic if a team's set up breaks down, while the second and final hills are a lot easier to set up and control. Control of the Wild Card hill is what makes or breaks it for a team, as this is the hill where the difference in skill between two teams really shines.
Additional Notes:<br />This map is asymmetrical and intended for asymmetrical gametypes (KotH and Slayer). While Blue Side features a hard route connecting the top and bottom levels via a ramp, Red side features a soft connection in the form of a drop down with a Jet Pack at the bottom.<br /><br />The lifts have been meticulously crafted to allow players to throw nades up (the lift carries them up and out), as well as prevent players from going back down from the exit. Additionally players are incapable of getting stuck in the lift, which is a problem that plagues many forge maps.<br /><br />There are variously jumps that have been included in the map for players to find that will benefit more skilled players when it comes to traversing and controlling the map. Master all the jumps and you'll greatly increase your teams chances of winning.