Icarus

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Icarus
Icarus - Languid Sea, Mercury.jpg
Map overview

Game:

Rise of Iron expansion

Location:

Mercury

Gameplay overview
 

Icarus is a Crucible map located in the Languid Sea on Mercury.[1] Exclusive to the PlayStation 4, it is a solar-collection site.[2]

Grimoire description[edit]

ARENA DESIGNATION: Icarus
LOCATION: Caloris Basin, Mercury

This facility on Mercury has remained untouched by the Vex for reasons unknown. The Golden Age technology at this location remains intact, harnessing energy from the sun and converting it to Solar Light. The Vanguard has denied petitions from the various weapon foundries of the City to research the solar farm (and the resources it continues to collect) until the Warlock orders have finished their surveys. An exemption has been granted to Lord Shaxx and his Crucible: the Guardians are free to use Icarus as a live-fire training zone.

Strategies[edit]

The map possesses a circular design, which funnels players into confrontations at the map's center. The map also has contrasting points of engagement, boasting long stretches of area with little cover prime for snipers, and tight enclosed spaces with plenty of corners suitable for setting traps. Both of the map's Heavy Ammo spawns are divided on opposite sides of the area, one near the open space and the other near the enclosed area, offering options for either play strategy. Due to the interior of the map having many entrance and exit points, flanking is far faster than the majority of Crucible maps, and players can maneuver through the center to reach any given point quickly. [3]

Trivia[edit]

  • The site is possibly named after the figure of the same name from Greek mythology who lost his life due to flying to close to the sun, as a reference to the place's solar collecting function.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bungie (2016/20/9), Destiny: Rise of Iron Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Icarus
  2. ^ Game Informer #81: Destiny: Rise of Iron
  3. ^ Bungie (2016/20/9), Destiny: Rise of Iron Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard