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Pipeline Junction West is a map set on Geonosis in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II, playable in the Clone Wars era. It is a large, ground map available in both the game's multiplayer and Instant Action. The map was released on 26 March 2019, as part of the Capital Supremacy Update.[1][2]

OverviewEdit

Set on the planet Geonosis, Pipeline Junction West is modelled after just that, a pipeline junction. Unlike the previous maps that came before it, Pipeline Junction West was created specifically with Capital Supremacy in mind. It is circular in nature, as most of the map takes place in a basin-like canyon, and is lined with walls and terraces of Geonosian rock. Beginning in the acid spills on one side of the map, multiple paths are available to players. In the immediate vicinity lies a defunct forward command center, flanked by landed LAAT Gunships and pipe networks. Ahead left lies a small outpost filled with various crates, boxes and a canopy - alongside a natural rampart that leads to the top of the walls overlooking it. To the right, another outpost is positioned at the back of a downed A4 Juggernaut that now resides in a sandy dune. This base is supported by a command center and blaster turrets, as well as an elevated hill situated behind it.

On the opposite side of the map, a small field of rocky boulders is accompanied by the debris of destroyed Separatist vehicles and equipment. Journeying forward and to the right, another similarly constructed outpost is positioned in the middle of a small basin passageway. To the left of the field is yet another outpost, this time slightly elevated and reinforced by forward command centers, crates, blaster turrets and a downed AT-TE. Additionally, numerous gaping geysers surround this area that obscure vision with their boiling-hot steam.

In the center of the map lies an outpost that stands taller than the rest. Accompanied by the usual decor of crates and blaster turrets, this rocky hill holds key strategic value and serves as the de-facto high ground of the map. Below it, a small network of Geonosian caverns create viable flanking opportunities for soldiers brave enough to enter.

ModesEdit

Capital SupremacyEdit

In Capital Supremacy, Pipeline Junction West is used to its full potential. The playable area consists of the entire map, as it was built specifically for this mode. The Galactic Republic's main spawn is positioned by the gunships in the acid spills, whilst the Separatists spawn in the boulder field on the opposite side of the map. The Command Posts are as follows:

  • A is situated in the basin passageway outpost.
  • B can be found in the outpost to the left of the acid spills.
  • C is at the Juggernaut outpost.
  • D is positioned in the geyser outpost.
  • E is located atop the center hill, within its respective outpost.

During the boarding phase, one boarding craft will descend onto the sandy dunes, next to the Juggernaut's head. The other will hover above the center hill, in close proximity to Command Post E.

Instant ActionEdit

In Instant Action, the playable area of the map is identical to the one used in Capital Supremacy. This is because Instant Action is a nearly identical, offline port of Capital Supremacy's ground phase.

Units availableEdit

Capital SupremacyEdit

Galactic RepublicEdit

SWBFII Class Assault Icon SWBFII Class Heavy Icon SWBFII Class Officer Icon SWBFII Class Specialist Icon
Assault Heavy Officer Specialist
SWBFII BARC Speeder Icon Portrait atrt SWBFII TX-130 Icon
BARC AT-RT TX-130
150 BP 200 BP 800 BP
SWBII DICE Clone Jet Trooper Icon SWBII DICE Wookiee Warrior Icon SWBFII ARC Icon SWBFII CloneCommando Icon
Jet Trooper Wookiee Warrior ARC Trooper Clone Commando
1000 BP 1500 BP 2000 BP 2000 BP
SWBFII Anakin Skywalker Icon SWBFII Chewbacca Icon SWBFII Obi-Wan Icon SWBFII Yoda Icon
Anakin Skywalker Chewbacca Obi-Wan Kenobi Yoda
4000 BP 4000 BP 4000 BP 4000 BP

SeparatistsEdit

SWBFII Class Assault Icon SWBFII Class Heavy Icon SWBFII Class Officer Icon SWBFII Class Specialist Icon
Assault Heavy Officer Specialist
SWBFII STAP Icon SWBFII AAT Icon
STAP AAT
150 BP 800 BP
SWBII DICE B2-RP Rocket Droid SWBFII Droideka Icon SWBII DICE B2 Super Battle Droid Icon SWBFII BX Commando Droid Icon
B2-RP Rocket Droid Droideka B2 Super Battle Droid Commando Droid
1000 BP 1000 BP 1500 BP 2000 BP
SWBFII Bossk Icon SWBFII Count Dooku Icon SWBFII Darth Maul Icon SWBFII General Grievous Icon
Bossk Count Dooku Darth Maul General Grievous
4000 BP 4000 BP 4000 BP 4000 BP

Instant ActionEdit

Galactic RepublicEdit

SWBFII Class Assault Icon SWBFII Class Heavy Icon SWBFII Class Officer Icon SWBFII Class Specialist Icon
Assault Heavy Officer Specialist
SWBFII BARC Speeder Icon Portrait atrt SWBFII TX-130 Icon
BARC AT-RT TX-130
150 BP 200 BP 800 BP
SWBII DICE Clone Jet Trooper Icon SWBII DICE Wookiee Warrior Icon SWBFII ARC Icon SWBFII CloneCommando Icon
Jet Trooper Wookiee Warrior ARC Trooper Clone Commando
1000 BP 1500 BP 2000 BP 2000 BP
SWBFII Anakin Skywalker Icon SWBFII Chewbacca Icon SWBFII Obi-Wan Icon SWBFII Yoda Icon
Anakin Skywalker Chewbacca Obi-Wan Kenobi Yoda
4000 BP 4000 BP 4000 BP 4000 BP

SeparatistsEdit

SWBFII Class Assault Icon SWBFII Class Heavy Icon SWBFII Class Officer Icon SWBFII Class Specialist Icon
Assault Heavy Officer Specialist
SWBFII STAP Icon SWBFII AAT Icon
STAP AAT
150 BP 800 BP
SWBII DICE B2-RP Rocket Droid SWBFII Droideka Icon SWBII DICE B2 Super Battle Droid Icon SWBFII BX Commando Droid Icon
B2-RP Rocket Droid Droideka B2 Super Battle Droid Commando Droid
1000 BP 1000 BP 1500 BP 2000 BP
SWBFII Bossk Icon SWBFII Count Dooku Icon SWBFII Darth Maul Icon SWBFII General Grievous Icon
Bossk Count Dooku Darth Maul General Grievous
4000 BP 4000 BP 4000 BP 4000 BP

TriviaEdit

  • Pipeline Junction West is the first large-scale map in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II that is actually based on a planet already in the game. The first large-scale Geonosis map, Trippa Hive, was released alongside the planet in the Battle of Geonosis Update for Galactic Assault.
  • Pipeline Junction West can actually be observed from the canyons on the Trippa Hive map. It is to the left of the large canyon cliffs, albeit without any debris or capital ships above it.

UpdatesEdit

Cooperation Update

  • Map now available to play in Instant Action.
  • Fixed a visual issue with the shadow of the HMP Gunship Droid during the Boarding cinematics on Geonosis - Capital Supremacy, when the PC Graphic settings were set to Medium or Low.
  • Various visual and collision improvements on Naboo - Capital Supremacy, Geonosis - Capital Supremacy, Republic Attack Cruiser and Separatist Dreadnought.

Roger Roger Update

  • Various collision fixes done on: Republic Attack Cruiser, Separatist Dreadnought, Geonosis - Pipeline Junction West, Jakku - Starship Graveyard, Yavin 4 - Great Temple.
  • Exploding geysers have now been added to Geonosis - Pipeline Junction West.

June 11th Patch

  • Fixed a visual issue with the brightness of the Command Post projections on Geonosis and Kashyyyk.
  • Fixed an issue where LAAT pilots would be seen floating in air when boarding the Dreadnought on Geonosis - Capital Supremacy.

Giants Above Kachirho Update

  • Lighting, sound effects and visual polish across the maps, cinematics and Battle Beyond elements in Capital Supremacy.
  • Fixed several collision and map geometry issues on all playable maps of Capital Supremacy.
  • Fixed a visual issue with the skybox on Geonosis - Pipeline Junction West.
  • Fixed an issue where the players would not get damaged from environment fire on Geonosis - Pipeline Junction West.
  • Fixed an issue where the user would not be rewarded with points when capturing Command Post D while mounting the E-Web turret.
  • Fixed an issue where the player was able to destroy the Spider Droid near Command Post A on Geonosis.

Capital Supremacy Hotfix

  • Fixed an issue where Geonosians would occasionally be seen flying through the ground on Geonosis: Pipeline Junction West.

Capital Supremacy Update

  • Added to the game. Playable in Capital Supremacy.

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