This map is set along the edge of a huge canyon overlooking a large Jawa settlement and the playable area in most modes goes right up against the canyon cliff. Scraps of broken down machinery and starship parts are littered throughout the map, providing cover and connecting the tops of rock outcrops that would otherwise only be accessible with a Jump Pack. Close to the cliff, the rock outcrops are close enough together to create tunnel-like areas. Further away from the cliff, where a Jawa Sandcrawler can be found, the ground is more level. Continuing to move away from the cliff puts the player right up against steep, vertical columns of rock, marking the edge of the map. There are passageways between these rock columns that can be accessed and fought in.
In Fighter Squadron, the playable area is greatly expanded to include the whole canyon area and beyond, allowing a closer look at the central Jawa settlement than what can be seen in ground modes.
Jawa Refuge appears in the follow modes:
Some players try the difficult task of getting on top of the Jawa sandcrawler using a Jump Pack and pick off enemies from the safety of the sandcrawler roof. It is doable, and keeping the roof free from enemies once the player is on it is easy as long as the player pays attention to their radar and the sound of Jump Packs from enemies.
Hand grenades such as the Thermal Detonator are very efficient in lobbing into the narrow alleys and objective areas.
Heroes vs. Villains
The Rebels spawn behind the sandcrawler, while the Imperials spawn in front of it. Most teams tend to rush towards the rocky outcroppings close to the sandcrawler and then fight each other off at a distance. Sometimes the time with more close range heroes will charge towards the other team or flank them. Emperor Palpatine, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Bossk, Dengar, and Chewbacca can easily mow down the opposition in these tight areas of engagement.
- The large Jawa settlement seen in the canyon is actually based on concept art of a Jawa city created by Ralph McQuarrie for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
- Depending on which team is winning in modes such as Blast, a different Battle Beyond element is triggered. If the Imperials are winning, a convoy of Imperial AT-ATs appear in the canyon as they slowly approach the Jawa settlement. If the Rebel team is winning, damaged TIE Fighters will briefly pass along the cliff edge as they are chased by X-Wings.
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