Polar

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Polar
Pl coal event.png
Basic information
Map type Payload
File name: pl_coal_event
Release date: December 2, 2021
Last updated: December 8, 2021
Developer(s): Ryan "Chill" Foy
Denis "xB33" Varchulik
Elián "Iron" Rodríguez
Oliver "OverPovered" Pennaned
Matthew "Panckakebro" Hiller
William "Cheesypuff" Bartley-Bolster
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Map Info
Environment: Smissmas
Setting: Night, snowy
Hazards: Pitfalls
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Smallhealth.png ×7  •  Mediumhealth.png ×11
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Smallammo.png ×1   •   Mediumammo.png ×17   •   Largeammo.png ×2
Map Photos
Menu photos pl coal event.png
Map Overview
Polar overview.png
Map Stamp
Item icon Map Stamp - Polar.png
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Polar is a community-made Payload map released during the Smissmas 2021 update. It is a Smissmas version of the custom map Coal.

Polar was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Locations

Checkpoint A

  • Christmas Tree: Right outside the Blu's right spawn exit, a large yard containing a decorated Christmas tree can be seen.
  • Boulder: Directly attached to the Blu spawn is a rocky boulder.
  • Brick Building: Right across the Blu spawn, the Brick Building serves as a shortcut to the first checkpoint.
  • A point Building: Overlooking the point A is a large, rectangular building. It has four entrences/exits, one of which is a gate which can only be opened from the inside.
  • Sentry Deck: In front of the aforementioned A building is a simple wooden deck with some cover. Often a major defensive position.

Checkpoint B

  • Chute: An industrialesque building which contains a chute leading to the Jenkin Coal Co.
  • Jenkin Coal Co.: Named after the sign plastered on it, this is a large building complex right in the middle of the map. Besides acting as a shortcut to B, it also houses the Blu's second spawn.
  • Concrete platform: Opposite the Jenkin Coal Co. is a small cement platform with a chainlink fence. Has a medium Health and Ammo pack.
  • Sniper's Hut: As indicated by its name, this wooden hut often houses Red Snipers.

Checkpoint C

  • Dropdown: Not actually a dropdown. Just a room with an elevated Platform, only accessible via blast jumping. It also has a large healthpack.
  • Gates: Just before reaching checkpoint C, the Cart will stop and wait for the metal gates in front it to open up.
  • Flank: On C's right side is a simple building serving as a flank route around the Gates.

Checkpoint D

  • Shack: Located right next to the Red's third spawn.
  • Clearing A piece of flat, elevated ground. Also found right in front of the Red's third spawn.
  • Factory: A large complex building. Composed of multiple floors, routes, staircases and opening. Whoever controls this building usually wins the battle of checkpoint D.
  • Shipping Crates: Some shipping crates can be seen just in front of the Delivery Pod.
  • Delivery Pod: The pit in which the Blu is supposed to throw the Cart. Although it is a Pitfall, it is covered by wooden planks for the majority of the game. As such, it does not claim many victims during the round.

Strategy

Main article: Community Polar strategy

Update history

December 2, 2021 Patch (Smissmas 2021)

  • Added Polar to the game.

December 3, 2021 Patch

  • Fixed a clipping issue with a window.
  • Fixed a displacement.

December 8, 2021 Patch

  • Added a second route into C
  • Detail fixes
  • Optimization