Calling All Warheads!

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Get ready for another head-to-head tournament this 4 July weekend. This time around, test your skills on the expansion pack map ‘Fallen Star’ and in the free update mode ‘Collection’ (see rules below). Ten Grand Prizes will be chosen between SCEE and SCEA. These top Warheads will receive a 90 day Subscription Voucher for PlayStation Plus* and a Warhawk Champion’s Blade.
*Voucher can be used to extend your current service or to create a new one.
This tournament is short so be ready to go!

Warhawk PS3 tournament July 4th weekend, 2010

And for those of you that don’t already have Fallen Star, from 23 June to 5 July you can pick up this explosive expansion pack for €1.99 (original price: € 5.99).

  • When: 1 July at 5am PST until 5 July, 5am PST.
    Where: Warhawk Fallen Star, Collection Tourney servers (look for the blue Tourny-FallenStar # servers).
  • Modes: 32 player Fallen Star, Collection Mode, Team Game only
  • What you need to win: be a part of your match’s winning team and you will get one point. You get zero points for losses and draws.
  • Where to find your rank: just like last time, your stats will be posted on, in the Leaderboard area.
  • What you can win: the top 10 players from North America and Europe will all win the fabled Champion’s Blade. Also, they’ll win a 90 day subscription to PlayStation Plus.

Collection Rules
This gameplay mode is like multi-flag CTF. There are 4 energy cores scattered around the map, generally positioned in the centre or between the 2 teams’ main bases. Each team has a Reactor where Energy Cores are taken to score points.

Warhawk PS3 tournament July 4th weekend, 2010

Warhawk PS3 tournament July 4th weekend, 2010

In the screen shot above you can see 2 Energy Cores positioned on a Eucadian bridge. Bringing these Cores back to your team’s reactor will score points for your team, and you can carry more than one Core at a time.
The scoring system is progressive, so if you score just one Core, your team gets one point. Two Cores will score three points. Three Cores are good for six points and, if you manage to work as a team and bring all 4 Cores back to the Reactor at once, then your team scores a whopping 10 points.
As you can see in the screenshot below, the Cores are displayed on your character and the more you are carrying, the more you see whirling and orbiting around you. You’ll also see them on the mini-map as pulsing energy symbols. The score is displayed in the upper right corner as usual, but there is a new display for Collection Mode. It’s the little yellow number that shows you how many Cores your team currently is currently carrying. This is critical for knowing where your focus should be; offense or defence.

Warhawk PS3 tournament July 4th weekend, 2010

Tip: you can press the triangle button to throw the Cores you are carrying; passing Cores among your team is super effective :-)

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