Community Brickyard strategy

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Community Brickyard strategy
Pass brickyard.png
Basic information
Map type PASS Time
File name: pass_brickyard
Developer(s): Valve
Bad Robot
Escalation Studios
Map Info
Environment: Urban city
Setting: Daylight (sunset), Sunny
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Smallhealth.png ×9  •  Mediumhealth.png ×9  •  Largehealth.png ×2
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Smallammo.png ×5   •   Mediumammo.png ×9   •   Largeammo.png ×2

This article is about Community Brickyard strategy.

Note: It is recommended to read the main Brickyard article first to become familiar with the names of key map locations used in this article.

General strategy

Class-specific strategy

Leaderboard class scout.png Scout

Scouts, like in any PASS maps, are usually the staple of any team wanting to win, their high mobility can be useful for them to be the designated scorers.

  • Whatever you do, DO NOT stop running once you have the JACK; if you do, you're an easy target for any pursuing enemy Scouts who will stop at nothing to get the JACK (this also applies to the enemy).
  • Engineers who build their Sentry Guns near the center (where the JACK spawns) are usually the biggest threat to any Scout if they're gunning down your allies:
  1. Use BONK! if you know a friendly Sniper is close by. By doing this, the Sentry will pick on you, allowing the Sniper to pick off the Engineer and then the Sentry Gun, allowing the central area to be less risky if you have the JACK.
  2. if you can convince a Medic to Über you to reach the JACK, try and use the Sentry Gun's rockets to blast yourself towards the enemy goal. Timing is important; pop the Über too late and the Scout would be killed quicker than you can press MOUSE2.
  • Scouts can be useful for intercepting the enemy if they have the JACK.
  • The 3-point goal is easier to access than in different maps, making it an easier location for well-practiced Scouts to aim the JACK. Skilled Scouts can also utilize these jump pads and manipulate their direction by air-strafing, allowing them to fly across your team's defenses without difficulty. Make sure there are other teammates defending the jump pads towards this goal as it can be a major game-changer.

Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

The Heavy can be a bit of a bizarre sighting if he's running with the JACK, but remember; his large health pool allows him to tank through bullets and rockets, thus making any defense less deadly for your team. Do remember that Snipers will often target you if you've got the JACK.

  • As a Heavy, you are more likely to hang around your team's goal to prevent any enemies scoring a point. Try using the Natascha to slow down enemy Scouts, allowing friendly Snipers to pick them off the if they are weakened enough.
  • In the unlikely moment you are carrying the JACK as a Heavy, remember that you can push through quickly with the small boost the JACK grants upon picking it up; if you're already close to the enemy goals, use the jump pads to boost you closer to the goals. However,
  1. If any Soldier on your team is equipped with the Concheror and its rage buff is active or has the Disciplinary Action active, whatever you do, stay close; the mobility boost both items grant acts as a godsend if the boost from the JACK has expired in the heat of the fray. If you do not want to score the goal yourself and there are much more agile classes nearby (Scouts and Medics are the best candidates), throw the JACK at them.
  2. Don't hang around too long in one spot, as Spies will pick you off easily if you let you're guard down. Run backwards regularly when not approaching a blind corner and Spy Check anyone suspicious.

Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

The Engineer can be a godsend to players if they are losing quickly. Try your best to support any friendly Engineers that are building their nests by the center, taking out any Snipers on the roof tops or in the rooms that give said Snipers a nest for them to attack.

  • The central area is a good place to setup a base with a Teleporter exit, allowing friendly team members to reach the JACK before the enemies do. This also allows your Sentry Gun to demolish any enemies if they are making a beeline for the JACK.
  • Enemy Spies will target you and other friendly Engineers quickly if they see you and their Sentry Gun taking down their allies. Constantly Spy check any suspicious "team mates" to prevent losing your Sentry Gun and Dispenser or being backstabbed.
  • It is not just Spies that are after you; Snipers will take advantage of the upper rooms that overlook where the JACK spawns to potshot you or any other Engineers (said rooms are out of a Sentry Gun's range). Try and harass the Sniper (either wrangling the Sentry Gun to fire at the Sniper or inform your teammates that a Sniper is nearby).
  • Building a teleporter from spawn to the JACK spawn is a surefire way of assisting your team (especially Scouts); however, DO NOT build it where Spies and Snipers can easily destroy it (try and build it somewhere secluded such as behind the large crates in the center of the map).
  • There are several effective locations on the map to place Sentry Guns:
  1. Defending: Placing a Sentry Gun behind the metal Fencing midway between any team's sector. Mini-Sentry Guns can easily protect this location as Scouts carrying the JACK can be eliminated without much difficulty. This location can also protect your Sentry Gun from offending Snipers attempting to destroy your defense line.
  2. Attacking: Placing a Sentry Gun and a Teleporter in the room where a large vertical jump pad leads to the roof. This is a common location for an attacking Engineer to bring his teammates closer towards the objective. However, make sure that there are other defending classes or Engineers to protect the goals before attempting this strategy. The best locations for the Sentry Gun and the teleporter are where the medium medkit is located and atop the two stacked crates in respective order.
  • When equipping the Gunslinger to construct Mini-Sentry Guns, combine it with a shotgun/bullet-based weapons just in case attacking enemies may be able to breach your defense line. This will allow you to finish off enemies that have taken substantial damage from your Sentry Gun.

Leaderboard class medic.png Medic

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

  • Owing to the large amount of roofs and hidden areas, Snipers can be an ideal support for their teams.
  • Learn to use the jump pads to get to the perch under the secret goals on the water towers, from which you may command the roof tops across the entire map.

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy