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Version: 3.04 | Updated: 04/17/02

|Return to Castle Wolfenstein|
|        Medic FAQ           |

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction (*)
    Who I am, why I'm writing this, the name I use in RTCW.
2. Version Information (*)
    The version of this FAQ and what's new since the last one.
3. Description of the Medic Class
    The man with the Red Cross logo on his helmet.
4. The Medic's Arsenal
    Is that a syringe in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
5. Medic Strategies (*)
    How to bring people back to life without dying in the process.
6. Chatting
    Helpful text to keep yourself armed and forcibly understocked.
7. How to Befriend a Medic
    Want to be on a Medic's good side? Advice here...
8. Map-Specific Tips (*)
    Advice for when "mp_assault" becomes a "beach".
9. Comprehensive Voicechat Listing
    What the heck does "V27" do again?
10. Medic Class Wishlist for Further Game Balancing (*)
    And all that could have been...
11. Acknowledgements (*)
    Thank you for making me who I am today and stuff...
12. Approved Hosting Sites and Other Legal Info
    If you're listed here, I can't sue you for using this.

|1.0 - Introduction|

Well hey. Welcome to my first public FAQ, the Return to Castle Wolfenstein 
Medic FAQ. Released in 2001, Return to Castle Wolfenstein is the 
fully-realized sequel to the classic Wolfenstein 3D, a game that many 
recognize as the first true FPS (first-person shooter).

Although there is a single-player mode in RTCW, this guide covers the much 
more popular version of the game, its multiplayer mode. With an army of 
servers that nearly contends with the amount of servers running 
Counter-Strike, you will likely never have difficulty finding a new game to 

My reasoning behind writing this FAQ is 1) because there are no other medic 
FAQs that I've seen and 2) I want to share the skills I've picked up as a 
medic in RTCW with all of the new players picking up the game so we can 
ensure that every RTCW server has teams with smart medics who keep the game 
close. Ok, that may be a little too arrogant. I'm not in a clan and I doubt 
I could hold my own in a tournament, but I'm often the highest-scorer on my 
team! Not that that really means anything if your team loses its 

So yeah... my name (in RTCW anyways) is RAMMS+EIN. You'll find me online if 
you look for the alternating green and yellow letters.

"Journal" Update (4/17/02):
Yeah, yeah, I know I promised quicker updates in the last journal. I'm 
sorry. I'm lucky I still have my original copy of this file :p.

I am currently using my brand-spankin'-new college computer (an early high 
school graduation gift) to type up this update because my old computer is 
currently being formatted and serviced because of Windows errors.

To make up for it, this is a rather hefty update. A few reader-submitted 
strategies, very good stuff. Thanks for hanging in there with me, and keep 
the strategies and comments coming.

"Journal" Update (3/31/02 - 4/1/02):
Sorry for the long delay between updates again, but I've once again been 
caught up in school work as well as scholarship applications and financial 
aid papers and all that fun stuff that accompanies imminent high school 

I hope to make another update to this FAQ at some point this week where I 
will finally add my map-specific strategies to "Assault" (mp_assault) and 
"Communique" (mp_base). Depending on how much time I'm able to play the game 
(and its been a while, believe you me), I may also include some tips on 
"Ice" (mp_ice), although my current time spent playing the map leads me to 
believe that it might just not be a friendly map for medics.

Finally, I'd like to BEG once again for anyone that has tips on "Depot" 
(mp_depot) to send them in. I haven't ever really played this map, the few 
times I have were really unrewarding, so I really don't have the experience 
necessary to give advice on it. Also, if you have a certain user-created map 
that you really enjoy playing, send me any tips you have as well as a short 
overview and the objectives. I don't get much of a chance to download these 
maps, but I know the information could be very helpful to people reading 
this FAQ.

Don't forget to auto-update your version of RTCW to Version 1.31 by clicking 
the handy auto-update button on the top-left corner of the starting screen!

Thanks for your patience.

"Journal" Archive (3/15/02):
The Version 1.03 patch is now out for Return to Castle Wolfenstein, so be 
sure to go to the official site at http://www.castlewolfenstein.com to 
download it or else you'll no longer be able to play online. Not only does 
the patch fix a bunch of issues with the game (i.e. - Lt.'s have a longer 
wait between airstrikes), it also adds a new multiplayer mission, "Ice" 
(mp_ice)! This map is HUGE!

Seriously though, I've only played the map once or twice but I just figured 
out where the objective was after about half an hour of playing it :p. It's 
one of the few maps where the Allies get to be on the defensive side, so be 
sure to check it out!

"Journal" Archive (3/10/02):
Wow... it's been a while since I've been able to update this file. I guess I 
had some major misconceptions about my high school senior year, because 
we're almost 3/4 through the year and we're still doing major projects :p. I 
miss playing RTCW as much as I used to, but hopefully I'll have some free 
time soon to get myself out there again.

If anyone had map-specific Medic tips for "Depot" (mp_depot), "Destruction" 
(mp_destruction), or "Trench Toast" (mp_trenchtoast) it would be greatly 
appreciated if you could send them in. This is the "last" section of the FAQ 
that needs to be fleshed out before I can rest with the file, and I haven't 
really had much experience with the three of those maps, although I know 
that the checkpoint style of "Destruction" and "Trench Toast" really limits 
the specific strategies that a Medic can employ. I hope to be able to add my 
own tips for "Communique" (mp_base) and "Assault" (mp_assault) sometime in 
the next few days. Thanks for your continued interest in the file!

"Journal" Archive (2/23/02):
Anyways, to the meat of this update and the "important RTCW project 
information" mentioned in the Version Information. I am very interested in 
working with other RTCW players to create a website that would offer a 
comprehensive guide to all of the classes of RTCW, as well as basic 
connection and playing information. If you play RTCW and have some expert 
tips and tactics that you'd like to share for the Soldier, Engineer, or 
Lieutenant classes, please send me an email at briparks@hotmail.com and I 
will get back to you as soon as possible. As always, tips from Medics are 
also appreciated, but I'd really like to hear some good strategy for the 
other three classes, seeing as now I've played Medic for so long that I 
probably couldn't do jack with any other class :p. And to think, I used to 
be a newbie soldier just because I liked using the big weapons to kill 
people heh... how times change.

|2.0 - Version Information|

Version 3.04 (4/17/02) - Added a "journal update" as well as some 
reader-submitted medic tips, wishlist additions and map-specific tips. Also 
updated the acknowledgements section.

Version 3.03 (4/1/02) - Added a "journal update" renewing a cry for help in 
map-specific tips as well as some comments on the updating future. Also 
added some submitted medic strategies from Cpt. Blanks 
(peacecraft4@hotmail.com) and Spanky (kcdonohue@yahoo.com) as well as a 
special update to the medic wishlist section. Finally, added a legal section 
to establish this document as my work to disuade people from attempting to 
pirate it.

Version 3.02 (3/15/02) - Added a "journal update" regarding tonight's 
release of the Version 1.03 patch as well as added the map specifics for 
mp_ice to the map-specific tips section (no tips yet).

Version 3.01 (3/11/02) - Added map-specific tips for the Axis side on "Beach 
Invasion" (mp_beach), submitted by Exgermanator (yoshibda@yahoo.com). Also 
added a "journal update" to the Introduction and another approved hosting 

Version 3.0 (2/28/02) - Added a new section: "Medic Class Wishlist for 
Further Game Balancing."

Version 2.05 (2/26/02) - Added more of my own map-specific tips, this time 
covering "Das Boot" (mp_sub). Added another approved hosting site (2/27/02).

Version 2.04 (2/23/02) - Added a new section to detail all of the Voicechats 
in depth.

Version 2.03 (2/23/02) - Added map specific tips for the "Village" map 
(mp_village) courtesy of myself :p. Added asterisks (*) to the Table of 
Contents as a means of flagging sections that have been updated in the most 
recent version of this FAQ. Also added some important information to the 
introduction concerning a future RTCW project.

Version 2.02 (2/22/02) - Added map specific tips from mm362@cornell.edu for 
the "Castle" map (mp_castle). Added information and objectives for all of 
the Nerve Software-produced maps. Also, this FAQ has finally broken the 
limits of Notepad! From now on, the file will exist as a WordPad document, 
and hopefully this doesn't make it difficult for my hosting sites to update.

Version 2.01 (2/21/02) - Added some more sites to the list of sites that can 
feature this FAQ. I plan to add more tips soon.

Version 2.0 (2/17/02) - Added sections on how to befriend your team's medic 
and map-specific Medic tips for the Beach Invasion map. Also added more 
names and sites added to the list of acknowledgments.

Version 1.03 (2/16/02) - Added some more "fan tips" to Section 5.0, this 
time from mm362@cornell.edu - some of it serves as a reinforcement to my own 
strategies, but the tips are still worth posting nonetheless.

Version 1.02 (2/6/02) - Added some "fan tips" from aau@hotmail.com to the 
Sections 4.0, 5.0, and 6.0. Added some tips of my own to 4.0. Added another 
site to Section 8.0 and added some acknowledgements to Section 7.0.

Version 1.01 (2/5/02) - Added a list of sites that have my permission to use 
this file.

Version 1.0 (2/4/02) - The first edition of this FAQ! Only the bare-bones 
stuff has been added, but hopefully I'll have new stuff to put in soon. 
There are probably a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes too, but please 
excuse them for now.

|3.0 - Description of the Medic Class|

The Medic class of Return to Castle Wolfenstein's multiplayer mode is a very 
thankless position. Although you are reinforced (spawned) with the ability 
to revive ten dead people and can give health packs to anybody who needs 
them, most of the time you'll find yourself dying as you try to revive 
somebody or getting yelled at because your weapon meter is down and you 
can't throw any more health packs until it recharges. Nonetheless, there are 
advantages to playing the role of medic, especially if you like to support 
your team and score high on individual points.

For example, the Medic is the only class that can regenerate their health 
every second that they are not getting attacked, up to a maximum of 140, 
though it may be less depending on how many medics are on your team. All of 
the players on your team also spawn with more than 100% health if you're 
playing the role of medic.

On the points side of things, you receive points every time you revive 
somebody who falls in battle. I believe the current point rate is two points 
per successful revive. This means that any worthwhile medic can revive a 
bunch of people on his team and find himself on top of the scoreboard. 
Remember, however, that RTCW is a *TEAM* game, and getting 100 points in one 
round doesn't mean jack if your team loses the match.

Now for the negatives. A medic spawns with a paltry armament. Simple as 
that. You exist to help your teammates that go and get themselves killed. 
This does not mean, however, that you won't be able to kill any of the 
opposition. Remember, with 30 or 32 shots with your main weapon, you'll have 
to make your shots really count if you want to provide any kind of help in 
the killing department. Many medics make the mistake of wasting all their 
submachine gun ammo blindly shooting at an enemy and then die when they have 
to wait to switch to their pistol and try to take down the enemy at a much 
slower rate of fire.

With all of this in mind, the Medic class can be very rewarding to play, if 
you take the time to practice and perfect the skills that you need to be 

|4.0 - The Medic's Arsenal|

Here's where things get a little confusing. Depending on which side you play 
for (Axis or Allies), your arsenal will be different. If you play as an 
Allied Medic, you will spawn with:

|Weapon Slot|Weapon                 | Ammo     |
|     1     |Knife                  | None     |
|     2     |Colt Model 1911 Pistol | 8/24**   |
|     3     |Thompson Submachine Gun| 30/0**   |
|     4     |Pineapple Grenade      | 1        |
|     5     |Syringe                | 10       |
|     6     |Health Pack            | Infinite*|

*Health Packs are directly tied to your weapons bar on the lower right 
corner of the screen. When the bar runs out, you can no longer drop Health 

**The number on the left is the amount of bullets in the gun when you spawn. 
The number on the right is the amount of bullets you can use when you 

If you play as an Axis Medic, you will spawn with:

|Weapon Slot|Weapon                 | Ammo     |
|     1     |Knife                  | None     |
|     2     |Luger 9mm              | 8/24**   |
|     3     |MP40 Submachine Gun    | 32/0**   |
|     4     |Potato Masher Grenade  | 1        |
|     5     |Syringe                | 10       |
|     6     |Health Pack            | Infinite*|

*Health Packs are directly tied to your weapons bar on the lower right 
corner of the screen. When the bar runs out, you can no longer drop Health 

**The number on the left is the amount of bullets in the gun when you spawn. 
The number on the right is the amount of bullets you can use when you 

So what's the difference? Well, the MP40 can hold a whopping *two* more 
bullets than the Thompson. To make up for this paltry ammo differential, the 
Thompson uses .45 shells that can be fired at 700 rounds per minute while 
the MP40 fires 9mm shells at 500 rounds per minute. The MP40 is more 
accurate at a distance, however.

Note: Although the difference between the MP40 and the Thompson is not as 
extreme as I put it in this FAQ, there is a small degree of difference 
between them. After all, Lieutenants and Soldiers are given a choice of one 
or the other, so they must be different enough to warrant the option.

Another difference is in the handguns, though it is hardly different to the 
same degree as the difference in the submachine guns. Both guns use 9mm 
rounds and can be fired in a semi-rapid fire mode if you click the fire 
button fast enough.

The last difference between the arsenal of the Axis and Allied medics is the 
type of grenade that each gets. The Axis medic gets a "potato masher" 
grenade, which is basically a stick with an explosive metal charge on the 
end of it. This type of grenade relies on shrapnel for full effect. The 
Allied medic, on the other hand, gets a "pineapple" grenade, the standard 
grenade that looks like a small green pineapple. There is little difference 
between these grenades, although the pineapple grenade may bounce off of 
walls better due to its shape.

Finally, a little bit of information about the syringe and the health packs. 
The syringe, which you get ten of at spawning, is what you use to revive 
fallen teammates. On your radar, a small red circle with a syringe in the 
center will show you which direction to go in to find the soldier that needs 
to be revived. To revive the teammate, crouch down and hit the fire button 
to inject the person with the life-saving serum. A revived teammate will 
have all of the ammo they had when they died as well as 50 health points. It 
is a good idea to throw two health packs to a revived teammate so they are 
at a reasonable health level to continue fighting.

Due to the limitations of the weapons meter, you can throw roughly three 
health packs before you are held from deploying any more. Each health pack 
grants the person that picks it up 20 health points. If a live teammate is 
calling for a medic, this means that they want a health pack, and their 
direction will be denoted by a red circle with a white cross in the middle 
of it on your radar.

And now, the black sheep of the Medic's offensive arsenal, the combat knife. 
That's right... the combat knife. Though I know many people who can 
successfully rack up kills with the knife, I have never had the good fortune 
to do so. I rarely use this weapon; in fact, I never use it unless I have 
totally run out of ammo. I believe that you can sneak up on people and score 
a one-hit-kill backstab like in RTCW single player, but as I've said, I've 
never had the oppurtunity. So my best advice for you if you have to use the 
knife is to use stealth to your advantage, try not to run and cause a 
commotion, and hope that you can pull off one hell of a miraculous backstab.

|Tips from Readers:|

The following tips were provided by aau@hotmail.com:

Because you don't start with much ammo, every shot has to count.  Until 
you're visited by your friendly neighborhood Lt., treat that MP40/Thompson 
as a semi-automatic weapon (i.e. single-round bursts only).

If you're low on ammo (10-15 rounds left), switch to the pistol right away.  
The low rate of fire gives you more time to aim between shots, so the pistol 
is sometimes more deadly than the MP40/Thompson.  Also, nearby Lts. will 
often notice you using the pistol and give you more ammo.

|5.0 - Medic Strategies|

Any kind of strategy that you intend to use when you play as a Medic should 
definitely involve following and supporting at least one of your teammates. 
Although this makes for a greater risk of being ambushed and losing two 
players from your team in a matter of seconds, there are many advantages to 
this strategy.

1) If you travel with a Lieutenant, they can provide you with extra ammo so 
that you have a fighting chance when you encounter the enemy.
2) If you travel with a Soldier, they will usually be holding a better 
weapon than you (a Mauser, Panzerfaust, Venom, or Flamethrower) and you can 
rely on them to dispatch the enemy while you watch their health gauge and 
revive/throw health packs to make them an invincible fighting force.
3) If you travel with an Engineer, you can provide cover for them while they 
set or defuse dynamite to achieve mission objectives. Though it may not be 
too wise to try and actually use your weapons to set cover, you can switch 
to your health packs and keep your teammate pretty much invincible so they 
can concentrate on what they need to do.
4) Finally, its safer to travel with a teammate because you never know when 
you'll encounter the enemy and how many of them there will be, so its best 
to have two guns instead of one.

Specific "teaming" tips:
-----When teamed with a soldier using a submachine gun.

In this team, you should be going into situations side-by-side with the 
soldier so that you can spray a lot of bullets in a wide area.

-----When teamed with a soldier using a Mauser sniper rifle.

Always crouch when you walk around so that you do not give away the sniper's 
position. If you give away the sniper's position, they will not only be very 
upset with you, but they will also be very susceptible to attack from an 
opposing sniper, a Panzerfaust, or a Lieutenant calling in an air strike 
with his binoculars. Remember to heal the sniper as he takes fire.

-----When teamed with a soldier using a Venom gun.

Never stand in front of the soldier, even on a friendly-fire off server. Let 
the soldier mow down the enemies and stand behind him with health packs to 
keep him strong.

-----When teamed with a soldier using a Panzerfaust.

Again, never stand in front of the soldier. Although this is a general 
statement, most Panzerfaust soldiers are RTCW newbies that have a tendency 
to slip and fire rockets into masses of their own teammates. Trust me, I 
realize that there are many skilled Panzerfaust soldiers, but I learned 
twice in one round that you should never stand in front of one of these 
guys. As with the Venom soldier, stand behind and throw health packs when 

-----When teamed with a soldier using a Flamethrower.

Guess what? Stand behind him. You don't want flames to obscure your vision, 
especially not from your own teammate. Stand behind and throw health packs 
as necessary.

-----When teamed with an Engineer.

Work together to clear out rooms with your submachine guns leading up to the 
objective that needs to be detonated. When the Engineer does his dynamite 
routine, cover him with either suppressive fire or by throwing health packs 
at his feet so that he will pick them up if he is shot. This way, you can 
destroy obstacles with relative ease and complete your mission.

-----When teamed with a Lieutenant.

If the Lieutenant is using his binoculars to scan the enemy ground and 
possibly call in an airstrike, be sure to throw some health packs at his 
feet. He is very vulnerable to snipers as well as opposing Lieutenants.

It should also be noted that Medics are much more useful to defending teams 
than they are to assaulting teams. Although a Medic can be helpful in 
replenishing the attacking force, more often than not you will find yourself 
cut down by enemy fire while you try to revive a newly-dead teammate. A 
defending medic's job is much easier, as you can set up in an important area 
and heal your teammates that are defending the objective.

Finally, don't be afraid to run after some objectives yourself if you think 
you'll be able to escape. The Medic's ability to regain health every second 
that he isn't being attacked is very helpful when you are on a map like the 
"Beach Invasion" and need to run the documents to the radio room.

|Tips from Readers:|

The following tips were provided by aau@hotmail.com:

In a pinch, don't forget you can throw/pick up your own health packs.  This 
is especially useful if you're fleeing with an objective.

Revive fellow medics first, but heal them last.  This seems odd, but 
remember that medics automatically regain health.  Don't heal medics unless 
they request assistance, or everyone else is at full health.

Resist the urge to revive players while under fire.  Not only are you at 
risk of getting killed, the revived player might get killed again right 
away.  Plus you want at least one medic to survive the firefight, so don't 
rush in if you're the only medic.

Always be looking for someone to heal.  If your meter is full and everyone 
nearby is healthy, consider dropping a pack or two in places where your 
teammates might retreat to.  Often this is near a doorway or a hallway 
intersection.  While advancing, you can also drop medkits for the teammates 
advancing behind you.

My experience is that medics are good at killing flamethrower troops.  You 
are usually at full health (and constantly regenerating), so you have more 
time to line up those headshots.  Once the flamethrower is taken care of, 
use medkits on yourself to keep the flames from overwhelming you.

The following tips were provided by mm362@cornell.edu:

Medics work well with the mg42s. Since they essentially have regeneration, 
they can withstand more enemy fire. But what i prefer to do is work in a 
pair when using the mg42. For example, have a soldier man the gun, while the 
medic drops med packs at his feet. And when he dies, the medic can revive 
and the guy can continue gunning. Just watch out for the panzerfausts and 
snipers.  The rockets obviously gib you both...but the sniper, he'll just 
pick off the gunner everytime you revive him, thereby wasting your syringes.

Medics are VERY good at being the main offensive runner. If you have ever 
played quake 3, a man with a regeneration power up takes a long time to 
kill. Same thing applies to the medic. If the objective is something like in 
mp_beach where you have to steal the war docs, the medic can usually 
withstand enough gunfire to complete the objective.

Another thing, watch who you revive. If the same player dies every 3 seconds 
and you revive him each time, it’s just a waste of your syringe. Sure you 
get the points, but that’s not the mission objective... focus on reviving 
players who are vital to your team's success. Of course, you should revive 
anyone that falls, but this suggestion applies only if you repeatedly have 
to revive someone.

The following tips were provided by Cpt. Blanks (peacecraft4@hotmail.com):

Ever seen Saving Private Ryan, where a couple medics are crawling up the 
shingle saving peoples lives, and one medic says "Priorities. This guy is 

You have 2 syringe charges left, but 3 guys dead. One soldier with a 
flamethrower, being guarded by a rocket marine. One dead medic, and one dead 
engineer near the seawall door on mp_beach. Think, priorities.

The flamethrower marine is gone. Both of you will be gibbed if you try to 
save him.

The medic is #1 on the list. If you pair up with him, theres a chance (small 
one) that you can take out the rocketeer guarding the pyro and you can 
revive him too.

The engineer, though a little behind the medic's priority, is the next most 
important. He can blow the wall, capture the bunker, so if anyone else dies 
they'll respawn closer. You *COULD* revive him first and have him back you 
up on saving the soldier instead of the medic. But I don't suggest it.

The following tips were provided by Spanky (kcdonohue@yahoo.com):

Ammo and the Medic
When you spawn, you have only 1 clip in the gun (32 rounds in the gun).  If 
a Lt is around, you can only pick up a max of 3 ammo packs (giving you 96 
rounds in reserve) with a total of 128 rounds (32/96).  Any packs you pick 
up after that is wasted and takes away from other players that need it. 
However, after you have 96 rounds in reserve, you can go over that limit by 
picking up dropped or fallen players' guns (of the same type of course).  I 
have had well over 200 rounds in reserve by staying alive and not shooting 
that much.

So if you scavenge guns and don't be a glutton and waste Ammo Packs, you 
could be a soldier as well as a medic in an effective team, offence or 

BTW, the packs at the feet and along a retreat route is great avdice for 

Also, let's make sure the Lt's aren't stingey with the Ammo...I can't tell 
you how often I've fought intruders with the knife while desparately trying 
to get to fallen commrads!

The following tips were provided by Jim Elliot (WardenJFE@hotmail.com):

Stay about one room behind the attacking squads. If the defenders cut them
down you can easily revive teammates who have fallen in the corridors. Two
medics teamed up with this tactic can provide several assault waves, one
after another.

Got any other medic tips? Email briparks@hotmail.com and I'll add them, 
giving you full credit.

|6.0 - Chatting|

Chatting is an essential part of any multiplayer game. Communicating with 
your teammates can help to coordinate attacks and alert players to any 
impending danger that they may be unknowingly walking into. Here are a few 
situations where you should say some key phrases to convey your plans.

-----Situation: A dead teammate is calling for help. They are in a safe area 
and are actively calling for you, signaling that they intend to wait for you 
to revive them rather than jump into limbo mode.-----

In this situation, it's a good idea to use the Quickchat option called 
Function. To use this, hit "V" and then hit "6". This will cause your 
character to say out loud that they are a Medic. This way, the wounded 
teammate will know that you intend to go and revive him, so he should remain 
in the playing field.

-----Situation: A dead teammate is calling for help, but he is in a very 
"hairy" area where you could easily be torn to shreds.-----

In this situation, you should probably use your team message to say that you 
won't be able to get to him to revive him. Sometimes if you just say 
"Sorry", the person calling for help will see your name, check the overlay 
and see that you are a medic, and jump into limbo mode so they can get back 
in the game. The quickchat for "Sorry" is "V", then "5", then "4".

An alternate strategy for this situation is to throw your grenade (if you 
still have it) at the soldier calling for help. Their body may conceal the 
grenade, allowing you the chance for a possible enemy kill as well as 
sending your teammate into limbo automatically when their body becomes a 
bunch of gibs.

-----Situation: A living teammate is calling for help, which means that he 
wants you to go to him and give him some health packs. He is in a safe 

Same as with a dead soldier. Use the Function quickchat, run in the 
direction of the teammate and throw him some health packs.

-----Situation: A living teammate is calling for help, but he is in a 
"hairy" area and you don't think you can reach him in time before he 

Again, say "Sorry" and attempt to revive your teammate if they in fact die 
but the area becomes safe. If the teammate lives and kills the people 
attacking him, use the Function quickchat, because it is your duty to run 
over and heal him.

-----Situation: You spawn and realize that you have barely any ammo.-----

Immediately use the quickchat that calls for ammo. This is accomplished by 
hitting "V", then "2", then "2". A yellow ammo icon will appear over your 
head as well as on the radar of your team's lieutenants, allowing them to 
know that you are in need of ammo. Hopefully a lieutenant will show up to 
help you become a more offensive force.

-----Situation: You have just been killed and the person or force that 
killed you is approaching an important objective.-----

Immediately use the quickchat for "Incoming!" (it is lost on me at the 
moment) or type "Incoming!" in team chat. If you can, inform your teammates 
how many enemies are closing in and what kind of weapons they are holding. 
This is especially true if you see a soldier using a Venom, Panzerfaust, or 

-----Situation: You are in limbo mode but teammates are frantically calling 
for a medic and it does not appear that there are any medics on your team 
that are alive.-----

Use your time in limbo to type a team message telling the teammate that you 
will either tend to them when you respawn (be sure to tell how many seconds 
are left) or tell them to jump into limbo so that they can respawn with you 
instead of being useless on the ground.

-----Situation: You are near an area that needs to be blown up with 
dynamite, but there are no Engineers around.-----

Use the "Need an Engineer!" quickchat by pushing "V", then "2", then "4". 
This will place a blue exclamation point on your teammate's radar so that 
any Engineers can find their way to where you are and blow up the objective. 
Be sure to cover them as they do so.

-----Situation: You are killed and there is another living medic on your 

Don't hop into limbo mode yet! Help out your fellow medics by calling them 
using quickchat ("V", then "2", then "1") and get the chance to respawn 
right where you died. This can be hard for some beginning medics to get used 
to, as it can be considered embarrassing for a medic to need a medic, but 
put your pride aside and help your fellow medics get points as well as help 
your team by bringing you back so you don't have to linger in limbo mode.

|Tips from Readers:|

The following tips were provided by aau@hotmail.com:

-----Teammate calls for medic - You are responding-----
The other important feature of "I'm a medic" is that it broadcasts your 
location.  A fallen teammate can decide whether to wait for you, or to jump 
back into the reinforcement queue.  If starting far away, you might want to 
periodically announce your location as you get closer.

-----Teammate calls for medic - You are not responding-----
If you're busy supporting other teammates and can't respond to a call, 
consider using the "I'm on defense" or "I'm on offense" messages.

Got any other medic chatting tips? Email briparks@hotmail.com and I'll add 
them, giving you full credit.

|7.0 - How to Befriend a Medic|

Ever wonder why your team's medic isn't healing you when you call for him? 
Knowingly or unknowingly, you may be doing one of the cardinal misdeeds in 
dealing with people that play the Medic class in RTCW. Here's a sampling of 
things you can do to make sure you keep on the good side of the team medic.

-----If you die, only call for a medic once.-----
Believe it or not, people (not just medics) will begin to ignore you if you 
abuse the "Medic!" voice chat and flood the screen and the airwaves with 
your desperate cries for help. Although you may think that calling more than 
once is a good way to make sure the Medic knows where to find you, the truth 
is that a Medic's radar will point him in the direction of any team member 
that falls, regardless of whether they manually call for a Medic or not. 
Thus, if you call for a Medic and you hear the "I'm a Medic" voicechat, sit 
tight and wait for the Medic to come help you. If you hear the "Sorry" 
voicechat or the Medic types that he can't help you, just hop back into 
limbo mode. Either way, you'll have earned the respect of the Medic by 
showing that you can stay cool even after being killed.

-----For Lts.: Always stock your medic.-----
As I covered earlier in this FAQ, the Medic spawns with a very small amount 
of ammunition with which to protect himself while dashing around from victim 
to victim. Thus, if you throw a few ammo packs to the Medic at the start of 
the round or after a respawn, you will be thanked and chances are, you will 
be saved by the same Medic later on when you need help.

Also, if a Medic revives an Lt., it is an unwritten law that the two should 
spread their wealth by giving each other ammo and health. A Medic saving an 
Lt. that doesn't help to stock their supply will probably be quite miffed 
when the Lt. runs off without anything more than a "Thanks."

-----If you are revived by a medic, THANK THEM.-----
Nothing, and I mean nothing, aggravates a Medic more than an ungrateful 
patient. A Medic in RTCW lays their life on the line to save you, and the 
least you can do is type in the "Thanks" quickchat (V-5-8-1). If you forget 
to do this, chances are you'll end up on the Medic's "sh*tlist", and you'll 
want to be in good graces with him in case you fall again.

-----Cover a medic when you see him running around with his syringe.-----
Unlike the medics of games like Team Fortress Classic, the Medic in RTCW 
can't attack with his healing tool. That means that when you see your team's 
Medic running around with that long yellow syringe in his hand, he is 
completely defenseless to attacks from the opposition. If you take a 
covering position and protect him from attacks while he is doing his job, 
chances are he'll repay the favor later on.

Got any other tips on winning over that special medic in your life? Email 
briparks@hotmail.com and I'll add them, giving you full credit.

|8.0 - Map-Specific Tips|

As in any first-person shooter, the skills needed to play the game are only 
half of the battle. The other half is knowing your surroundings and what you 
need to do to help your team succeed in their mission. Eventually I hope to 
provide tips for all of the official maps, but for now I will detail some 
tips I like to use on the "Beach Invasion".

Map Name: "Beach Invasion" (mp_beach)
Tips Courtesy of: RAMMS+EIN
Short Overview: The Allied forces have landed on the beach at an Axis 
military installation and must steal and transmit documents containing 
secret Axis information to their Allied generals.
Allied Objectives:
    1) Blow open the Sea Wall door or the Sea Wall breach to gain            
  	 access to the main area of the Axis stronghold.
    2) Hold the Forward Bunker to gain a closer reinforcement point. 	 
(Optional objective.)
    3) Obtain the secret Axis documents.
    4) Transmit the documents to Allied forces from the radio room.

Axis Objectives:
    1) Prevent the Allies from completing their objectives before time       
  	 runs out.
    2) Hold the Forward Bunker to keep the Allied reinforcement point
       down at the beach. (Optional objective.)

Allied Medic Tips:
The Allied team is attacking on the Beach Invasion mission, which can make 
it hard for a Medic to do his job. As you run up the beach, you will be 
pinned down by MG42 fire just like the rest of the team, and chances are 
that you might be killed trying to get out and heal teammates that fall prey 
to enemy fire.

A good strategy to use as a Medic before your team blows open one of the 
entrance points to the Axis base is to pair yourself up with an Engineer and 
run with him to one of the dynamite points. Once there, you can cover him as 
he blows the point and then follow him inside.

Another strategy you can use is to accompany a sniper to sniper hill. For 
those who don't know, sniper hill is located to the right of the Allied 
beach spawn and offers protection with its small concrete walls and overhead 
canopy. While the rest of your team moves in to breach the compound, you can 
assist the sniper as he picks off the enemy by healing him when he faces 
fire and reviving him when an enemy sniper or lieutenant fires.

Once your team breaches the compound, your primary objective as a Medic 
should be to dash into the war room, grab the documents, and book it to the 
radio room. As odd as it may sound, it is not really worth tracking down 
people to heal them in this phase of the mission. When your teammates die at 
this point, they will be in an area that is very well-defended and you will 
likely die in the process of reviving them. However, if you accompany 
someone to the war room and they grab the documents, you should immediately 
switch to your medical packs and run behind them, throwing packs at them as 
they take fire so that they can transmit the documents.

Axis Medic Tips:
The Axis Medic has a much easier job on the Beach Invasion, for your primary 
worry for the first few minutes of the match is simply to run around healing 
your teammates that fall due to air strikes, Panzerfaust rockets, or being 
sniped. You will not face any opposition until the Allied forces break 
through the dynamite points, so you can take it easy and conserve your ammo 
at the beginning of the match.

Before the walls fall, however, your teammates will undoubtedly end up 
jumping the sea wall breach or jumping over the forward bunker to try and 
kill the Allied soldiers on the beach and prevent them from even breaching 
the compound. Though this may be tempting, I highly dissuade Axis Medics 
from jumping the wall. You don't have enough ammunition to provide a 
significant challenge to the enemy and if you try to heal your teammates 
that die, you'll be very vulnerable to enemy fire unless you're being 
covered by a teammate manning an MG42 or sniper rifle.

Once the Allied forces have breached the compound, you need to run over to 
the point that was breached and assist your teammates in killing any Allied 
soldiers that run through the new hole in your defenses. If your teammates 
fall, kill the incoming soldier first and then return to heal them. Your 
fellow soldiers will be of no use if they're brought back to life as an 
enemy player is on his way down to the objective.

Another strategy during this phase of the mission is to stay on the top 
floors of the compound and heal the soldiers that remain up there to man the 
MG42s or use other weapons to fire down at the enemy.

Once the second dynamite point falls, I recommend that you immediately run 
down into the war room and join the defensive squad that is undoubtedly 
holed up to defend the documents. As the Allied forces converge their attack 
on the war room, many of your teammates will need to be healed and revived 
in order to maintain an effective defense of the objective. In between 
assaults, you should heal all injured teammates and take an effective 
position in the room to fire upon any enemy soldiers that enter the room in 
hopes of grabbing the documents. Done right, your defense will prove to be 
an insurmountable obstacle that keeps the enemy back and wins the match for 
your team.

Tips Courtesy of: Exgermanator (yoshibda@yahoo.com)
Axis Medic Tips:
Okay, if you are an axis medic, stay near the war room. If an allied soldier 
comes in, they'll most likely die, but take a few axis soldiers down with 
them. stay concealed, (maybe behind the red grate where the allied soldiers 
go through the vents.) If they come through, you can yell "incoming." After 
you hear the allied soldier yell "Medic, help!" then rush in the room and 
replenish everyone's health and revive anyone who may be dead as fast as you 
can so they can be prepared for the next wave of allied troops. On top of 
earning alot of points for yourself, it also very "healthy"  for your team. 

Also, if you have enough ammo, when you hide in the red place, you can kill 
the allied troops as they drop down the vents. Seeing as you have automatic 
replenishing health, then you will be hard to kill, and most likely they'll 
land with their back turned to you. aim for the head and give them a very 
surprising death.

Map Name: "Castle" (mp_castle)
Tips Courtesy of: mm362@cornell.edu
Short Overview: The Axis forces are holding a Sacred Obelisk in a coffin 
amongst the remains of one of their Castles; the Allied forces must 
infiltrate the castle and steal the obelisk to return to their generals in a 
truck for further study.
Allied Objectives:
    1) Fight your way to the Northeast Courtyard and place dynamite on       
      	 the Coffin.
    2) Dynamite the Hallway Gate in order to provide quicker access to the  
	 Northeast Courtyard. (Optional objective.)
    3) Dynamite the West Gate for quick access to the West Access Room. 	 
(Optional objective.)
    4) When the coffin has been blown up, steal the idol hidden inside.
    5) Escape with the idol to the Allied truck waiting in the Southwest 	 

Axis Objectives:
    1) Prevent the Allies from completing their objectives until time runs 	 
    2) Protect the Hallway Gate to deter the Allied advance. (Optional 	 
    3) Protect the West Gate to deter the Allied advance. (Optional 	 

Allied Medic Tips:
At the start of the match, your engineers will have to blow up a couple 
gates, but the Axis will be there waiting. Constantly replenish and revive 
the engineers... they should be your first priority.

Once the gates are blown up, the objective is to blow up the coffin.  Attack 
with the rest of your team and protect the engineers, reviving anyone along 
the way... no special strategy.

After the coffin is blown up, your role should be analogous with the role in 
mp_beach... run in and get the idol, then run out.  The Medic's regenerative 
health is a huge advantage when the entire Axis team has their crosshairs on 

On a side note, I have a personal strategy for getting the gold and running, 
but it only works under one circumstance. You have to be alive when the 
coffin blows up... immediately after its broken, just jump down, grab the 
gold and run like hell.  When the coffin is broken, a lot of Axis soldiers 
were probably cleared out anyways.  And no one alive will be around the 
coffin when it explodes.  So as the dust and smoke is still there, run in, 
get idol, run out.  Worked plenty of times for me =)

Axis Medic Tips:
As a medic, your primary goal is to revive your teammates who do the main 
brunt of the defending.  I personally recommend staying on the high ground 
above the coffin and reviving my teammates.  Just sit back and fire only if 
the enemy comes in your line of fire.

Never be in the front line, per se, because you'd be useless.  Let the 
soldiers do the work. At the start of the map, however, it is expected that 
your team pushes near the gates that the Allies have to blow up.  Same 
strategy as before... let the soldiers do the main fighting and you just 
keep busy reviving.

Got any other tips for the Beach Invasion or any other RTCW maps? Email 
briparks@hotmail.com and I'll add them, giving you full credit.

Map Name: "Depot" (mp_depot)
Tips Courtesy of: RAMMS+EIN
Short Overview: In an abandoned depot, the Allied and Axis forces have both 
set up operations to take out the opposing force.
Allied Objectives:
    1) Destroy the Anti-Aircraft Gun.
    2) Defend the Allied field operations.
    3) Prevent the Axis from blowing up the West Gate. (Optional 	 
    4) Destroy the East Gate to gain a closer reinforcement point. 	 
(Optional objective.)
    5) Obtain the forward deployment point. (Optional objective.)

Axis Objectives:
    1) Defend the Anti-Aircraft Gun.
    2) Destroy the Allied field operations.
    3) Destroy the West Gate to gain a closer reinforcement point. 	 
(Optional objective.)
    4) Prevent the Allies from blowing up the East Gate. (Optional 	 
    5) Obtain the forward deployment point. (Optional objective.)

Allied Medic Tips:

Axis Medic Tips:

Map Name: "Village" (mp_village)
Tips Courtesy of:
Short Overview: In an Axis-controlled village, the Allied forces have 
infiltrated the area in hopes of stealing gold from the tomb in the Axis 
Allied Objectives:
    1) Dynamite the Cemetery Crypt to gain access to the gold.
    2) Steal the Axis gold from inside the Cemetery Crypt.
    3) Escape with the gold to the Allied truck in the village.
    4) Capture the Northwest Courtyard to gain a closer reinforcement 	 
point. (Optional objective.)

Axis Objectives:
    1) Defend the gold inside the Cemetery Crypt.
    2) Prevent the Allies from stealing the gold from the Cemetery 	 Crypt.
    3) Prevent the Allies from taking the gold to the Allied truck in the 	 
    4) Hold the Northwest Courtyard to keep the Allied reinforcement 	 point 
deep in the village, far from the cemetery.(Optional 	 objective.)

Allied Medic Tips:
As an Allied Medic on "Village", your first goal is to run through the 
village with your teammates in the direction of the Northwest Courtyard. 
Depending on the strategy of your opponents, this route can play out one of 
two ways:

1st Option - The Axis team will not make any attempt to stop you on your way 
to the Northwest Courtyard.
Under this option, the Axis team has adapted a strict defensive strategy 
where the whole force gets to the Cemetery as soon as they can. Although 
this helps them cover up the main entry points to the primary objectives, it 
leaves most of the level open for you to claim the forward reinforcement 
point at the Northwest Courtyard.

2nd Option - The Axis team will spread out.
Under this option, an option which has become less popular as of late, the 
Axis team splits up and a force is sent to try and intercept your team 
before you can grab the flag and reinforcement point at the Northwest 
Courtyard. If this happens to you, be ready to attack the enemies as well as 
heal the odd man on your side that may fall to an ambush.

However, the initial run plays out, remember that the main objective of the 
first part of the mission is to grab the Northwest Courtyard reinforcement 
point. This means that though the Axis forces may be using the 1st Option in 
their defense, you may meet resistance hiding behind the boxes at the 
Northwest Courtyard. Deal with this threat accordingly and take the flag to 
secure a firm starting point for your team.

The next phase of this mission begins when you reach the Northwest 
Courtyard. From this point, you have a variety of options to choose from in 
assaulting the Cemetery area. You can enter the Wine Cellar adjacent to the 
Northwest Courtyard or you can go out of your way to enter the Cemetery 
through the passage near the Axis spawn point. For reasons of both 
accessibility and safety (because you'd surely get killed by spawning Axis 
forces, if not on your way over from the Northwest Courtyard), I will deal 
with the two choices you have once you enter the Wine Cellar.

Warning - As soon as you enter the Wine Cellar, expect to be reviving people 
and healing people often. Most Axis defenders are intelligent enough to know 
that they can hold the Cemetery for nearly the entire match if they cover 
the two ladders that lead up from the Wine Cellar. Expect to deal with 
grenades, air strikes, and gunfire on your attempts up the ladders.

The first ladder that you can see after going down the stairs into the Wine 
Cellar is the "safe" ladder. This ladder leads to a small area protected 
partially by some crumbling wall. This entry point is usually less defended 
because you will enter the Cemetery in the middle of the tombstones and will 
still have to battle your way up to the Cemetery Crypt, which will probably 
be crawling with Axis forces. As a Medic, if you use this ladder, you will 
probably be alone because most people use the other ladder to emerge closer 
to the Cemetery Crypt. Thus, you should be charging the Cemetery Crypt to 
thin out Axis forces and allow your teammates to enter the area safely.

The second ladder, found when you completely explore the Wine Cellar, will 
undoubtedly end in death unless you are supported by teammates. Expect this 
ladder to be heavily defended, usually by engineers throwing their bounty of 
grenades, by a soldier using the flamethrower or Venom, or by a Lieutenant 
whose airstrikes will sometimes be carried out when he throws them down the 
hole. However, if you are able to reach the top of the ladder, you will be 
in a semi-protected area right next to the Cemetery Crypt. As a Medic, your 
role at this ladder will be to revive your teammates if they fall back down 
the ladder and command a seemingly infinite army that will eventually punch 
through the defenses.

Once you are at the Cemetery Crypt, find the nearest engineer that is 
setting dynamite and throw some health packs at his feet. This way, any 
wounds he's suffered to that point will be healed and he will absorb the 
extra health if an Axis soldier manages to escape your cover fire and try to 
waste the engineer. Once you have supported an engineer and the dynamite has 
been planted, heal any of your teammates that need the extra health, revive 
the fallen, and assume a strategic firing position that will help you take 
out any Axis engineer that tries to disarm the dynamite.

With any luck, you'll be alive and the dynamite will have blown a nice big 
hole in the Cemetery Crypt. The Axis gold is now available for the taking, 
so run in and grab it and immediately run back down the ladder closest to 
you to get into the Wine Cellar. If a teammate grabs the gold, switch over 
to your health packs and run behind him, healing him as he goes.

The path back to the Allied truck can be very difficult to navigate, 
especially with Axis forces reinforcing and trying to find areas to ambush 
your run. My suggested route is to run up the stairs in the Wine Cellar and 
enter the Northwest Courtyard once more. From here, you run through the 
tavern area of the village and the rest of the level can be pretty easily 
navigated so long as you remember the route you followed to reach the 

As you reach the Allied truck, be very cautious. Occasionally, an Axis 
player will jump into the back of the truck and kill the person with the 
gold, stopping the victory run and walking over the gold to return it to its 
position in the Cemetery Crypt. For this reason, it is important to approach 
the truck before the person carrying the gold to make sure that your work 
will not be ruined.

Axis Medic Tips:
If you've already gone over the Allied Medic Tips for this map, then you'll 
know that your teammates will either be using an all-defense strategy or a 
diversified strategy. Either way, I suggest that you get yourself over to 
the Cemetery, and fast.

As a Medic, you will be much more useful to the force protecting the 
Cemetery than you will to any kind of group that is trying to run at the 
Allies and take them out before the reach the Northwest Courtyard. It's 
their choice to try and take an offensive stand on a map where you're 
defending, and thus it is their consequence if they die out in the middle of 

When you get to the Cemetery area, you have a few options as far as what 
kind of position you want to take in defense. There is a mounted MG42 facing 
the Cemetery area in a corner near the Axis spawn point, as well as another 
MG42 in front of the Cemetery Crypt that can be used to take out Allied 
soldiers that use the big Cemetery entrance or the first ladder up from the 
Wine Cellar. If you choose to man one of these guns, be sure to drop health 
packs at your feet periodically so that you can replenish your health as you 
take fire. If another player is manning the gun, be sure to provide them 
with health packs as well as revive them if they fall.

Another option is to stand in the general area of the Cemetery Crypt and 
hide in a corner to ambush an Allied engineer going in to plant dynamite. If 
you choose to do this, remember to heal your team's engineers, as they will 
likely be in the same area rushing around to defuse dynamite.

The final and less-preferred of all options is to join the attack on the 
Allied movement up the ladders from the Wine Cellar. Although chances are 
the Allied soldiers will not make it halfway up the ladder, you will be 
wasting yourself here if your teammates are not being killed as they 
defended the entry points. Sad, but true. Only use this strategy if you feel 
that you will need to be in the area to heal your defense.

If the Allied players are able to blow up the Cemetery Crypt, your primary 
objective is to take down the person carrying the gold at any cost. Hit 
"Tab" to view the scores and see who is carrying the gold and then head off 
in the general direction of the Allied truck, all the way across the 

If you encounter Allied forces along the way, be sure to take them out 
unless they outnumber you or are carrying more powerful weapons that will 
make short work of you. The only exception to this rule should be if the 
group has the person with the objective. In that case, run directly towards 
the person with the objective and kill them, then be sure to run over the 
gold to return it to the Cemetery Crypt. Though you may die in the process, 
the gold will once again be in an easily defendable area and you will be on 
the verge of reinforcing to defend it.

Finally, if you beat the Allies to the truck, hop in the back and crouch 
with your gun poised. As soon as you see the person with the objective, fire 
away and hope that they die and you are able to return the gold to its 
original position. Be aware, however, that odds are against your success 
using this strategy, as you'll likely face a large group of Allies.

Map Name: "Das Boot" (mp_sub)
Tips Courtesy of: RAMMS+EIN
Short Overview: The Allied forces have discovered a secret Axis base and 
must infiltrate the complex to destroy an Axis submarine.
Allied Objectives:
    1) Dynamite the Axis submarine to sink and destroy it.
    2) Clear out the quick path to the Axis Submarine Storage by placing 	 
dynamite at two key doors. (Optional objective.)
    3) Capture the Central Access Room to gain a closer reinforcement 	 
point. (Optional objective.)

Axis Objectives:
    1) Defend the Axis Submarine.
    2) Prevent the Allies from advancing by halting their attempts to 	 
dynamite a quick path to the Axis Submarine Storage. (Optional 	 objective.)
    3) Prevent the Allies from capturing the Central Access Room to keep 	 
their reinforcement point back in the beginning of the map.	 (Optional 

Allied Medic Tips:
When you play as an Allied Medic on "Das Boot", you will find yourself in 
the role you've come to associate with the Allied team - attacking. As 
always, this means that your job as a Medic will be very complicated and 
that you will probably die a lot trying to revive your teammates. However, 
don't let this discourage you from playing on the Allied team, because the 
Medic is the most important class on this map, aside from the engineer.

When you first spawn on "Das Boot", you will be in a secured section of a 
large Axis compound. From this area, you have two options. You can continue 
around a "U" section and blow up the door by the Central Access Room or you 
can go downstairs and blow open the door by the Filtration Room. Either way, 
you need to be present to make sure that the engineer survives long enough 
to dynamite the door.

If you go to the door by the Central Access Room:
Be wary of Axis soldiers sneaking up on your position from the safety of the 
Ducts. A smart team of an Axis Soldier and an Axis Medic can wreak havoc on 
your aspirations to take this door down if you're not careful. Always 
remember to throw health packs at the engineer first and then watch the 
entrance to the ducts as the engineer sets the dynamite. Once it is set, 
take a covered position in order to attack any Axis players that may come 
out of the Ducts. Be especially cautious of Axis engineers that will try to 
run in and quickly defuse your team's dynamite.

Once the door is blown, you still have a ways to go until you reach the 
Submarine Storage. Directly through the blown doors on the left is a 
descending stairway that leads to the Central Access Room securing flag. If 
you have entered this area with a group, it is a reasonable strategy to 
become suicidal and run for the flag at all costs to make sure that your 
team has a closer reinforcement area. Chances are, with the Medic's 
regeneration ability, you will probably have enough health to spare to take 
out your main opposition after raising the flag.

Beyond the flag is a bridge over water and then another room before you 
enter the Submarine Storage. Both of these areas are usually very hairy 
(filled with enemies), so aim true and revive as many of your fallen 
teammates as you can so that you will be able to punch through the defense.

If you go to the door by the Filtration Room:
You will face much less resistance on the path to this entry point. This can 
be attributed to the fact that this dynamite point is not very accessible to 
the Axis team; it is far from the sub and they cannot afford to leave their 
main objective unprotected.

However, once the door is blown you may face a force of Axis soldiers in the 
Filtration Room itself. The higher ground in the middle of the Filtration 
Room, as well as architecture that the Axis team can hide behind, make this 
a difficult room to fight through if the Axis has indeed set up a group of 
their forces here.

Once you fight through the Filtration Room, you will be in the heart of this 
map... the Submarine Storage.

Submarine Storage Strategy:
The Submarine Storage is a cavernous room with water in the middle holding 
the Sub. There are plenty of catwalks for the Axis forces to snipe from, and 
you will often find yourself pinned down by fire from above.

This level of action means that as a Medic, your main goal for this segment 
of the mission should be to find the nearest engineer and accompany him to 
the part of the Sub that he intends to set his dynamite on. As he sets his 
dynamite, he WILL be under heavy fire, because the Axis reinforcement area 
offers extremely quick access to the Submarine Storage. Be sure to throw as 
many health packs as you can at his feet and revive him ASAP if he falls. 
Once the dynamite is set, you can either find another engineer to assist in 
planting "insurance" dynamite or you can find a covered position to guard 
the dynamite from. There are a few pillars on the ground level of this room 
that can be useful in hiding behind until you see an Axis engineer and can 
make a clear run to kill him as he attempts to disarm the dynamite.

Axis Medic Tips:
The Axis Medic on "Das Boot" will find himself in a much more favorable 
position than that of his Allied counterpart. Your task as an Axis player 
consists mainly of sneak-attacking Allied engineers who try to dynamite the 
Sub while healing your teammates to maintain an effective defense against 
the rush.

From the time you reinforce at the beginning of the map, you are a hop, 
skip, and jump away from the Submarine Storage. At this point, you can 
either decide to stay in this area and play a 100% defensive game or you can 
run up with the majority of your teammates and try to stop the Allied forces 
at the dynamite point near the Central Access Room. Normally I would 
recommend that you stay back and play a highly defensive game, but this is 
one map where I can say that running to the front lines can also be an 
effective strategy. In one game, I supported two Soldier teammates in the 
ducts and the Allied team was never able to break through any of the 
dynamite points, giving us a near-flawless victory.

If you decide to play defense in the Submarine Storage:
Find a good vantage point on one of the catwalks from which you can see both 
sides of the pool that the Sub rests in. When you face the front of the Sub 
(facing towards the small window in the far wall), the entry point from the 
Central Access Room is on the left and the entry point from the Filtration 
Room is on the right. In order to successfully defend this area, you must 
keep a close watch on both sides of the room while also looking out for 
Allied snipers taking up a haven in the room with the window that looks 
directly into the Submarine Storage. After a lot of practice, you should be 
able to consistently take out Allied engineers before they can plant 
dynamite on the Sub, but be prepared to assist your team's engineers if they 
need to defuse dynamite that has been planted. Just as an Allied engineer 
planting dynamite is vulnerable, so is the Axis engineer trying to defuse 
the dynamite. Be sure to throw health packs at his feet and provide cover 
fire as he saves the objective.

If you decide to rush to the front lines:
At the beginning of most matches played on "Das Boot", you will see a 
majority of your teammates rushing out of the Barracks room that you 
reinforce from and getting across the pool as soon as they can to rush the 
Allied team. The key is to follow these players to get a sense of where to 
go; eventually you will reach the Central Access Room.

From here, you should head up the stairs and hop into the Ducts directly 
across from the top of the stairs. From the Ducts, you can sneak into 
position to take out an Allied engineer planting dynamite or you can 
continuously heal and revive a teammate attacking the Allied forces 
attempting to blow up the door. From this area, your only real threat should 
come from Allied players throwing grenades into the ducts and being lucky 
enough to gib both you and your teammate(s). However, be sure to watch out 
for the occassional flamethrower or Venom soldier who decides to storm the 

With this strategy, you can only maintain this offensive strategy until the 
Allies break into the Submarine Storage. Once they do, it is your 
responsibility to head back into the Submarine Storage and use the 
strategies described in the "All-Defense Strategy" above to make sure that 
the Axis Sub does not sink under the weight of the Allied offense.

Map Name: "Communique" (mp_base)
Tips Courtesy of:
Short Overview: The Axis base is receiving a top secret message from Axis 
generals through two radars; the Allied forces have learned of this and have 
infiltrated the base with the goal of destroying both radars before the 
message is finished translating.
Allied Objectives:
    1) Destroy the North Radar.
    2) Destroy the South Radar.

Axis Objectives:
    1) Defend the North Radar.
    2) Defend the South Radar.

Allied Medic Tips:

Axis Medic Tips:

Map Name: "Assault" (mp_assault)
Tips Courtesy of: mm362@cornell.edu
Short Overview: The Allied forces have taken over a communications tower 
that was once controlled by the Axis forces; the Axis forces must blow up 
the communications tower to make the Allied conquest of the tower useless.
Allied Objectives:
    1) Defend the captured Communications Tower.
    2) Prevent the Axis from destroying the Warehouse Door to slow the 	 
Axis 	 advance. (Optional objective.)
    3) Prevent the Axis from breaching the Gate Hatch to slow the Axis 	 
advance. (Optional objective.)
    4) Hold the Gate Area. (Optional objective.)

Axis Objectives:
    1) Destroy the captured Communications Tower.
    2) Dynamite the Warehouse Door to open an easier path to the 	 
Communications Tower. (Optional Objective.)
    3) Dynamite the Gate Hatch to open an easier path to the 	 
Communications Tower. (Optional objective.)
    4) Capture the Gate Area. (Optional objective.)

Allied Medic Tips:
In some maps, like mp_castle, the role of the medic is
to stay back and heal and revive.  On this map, I find
that taking a more aggressive role works very well,
assuming that you have Lts. that actually give out
ammo.  At the beginning of the map, follow your
teammates as they madly dash towards the gate.  Since
medics start out with one clip, I recommend letting
your teammates run in front of you and start
attacking.  It's especially important that Lts. throw
airstrikes over the gate to hinder dynomite planting on
the hatch.  I digress from giving medic tips =p.  One
of the goals of the allies is to get the checkpoint
flag and to make life tough for any Axis that pass
through that general area.  Although staying back and
reviving teammates is always a medic strat that often
works, what I find the best strat is to stand by your
teammates and attack.  I like to play on big servers,
and when the Axis spawn, its a huge wave of players
coming straight for you.  As long as you have a
constant ammo supply, stay in the front line and attack
attack attack!  Plus, your regeneration abilities gives
you extra health.  As you fight, don't forget that your
main job is to still heal and revive your teammates, so
that should still be the main focus.  Your main job is
to stay alive so that you can revive fallen teammates,
so if you start really feeling the pressure from the
enemy, fall back behind your team and do your job as
the medic.

Once the warehouse is breached, most of your team will
fall back to the Comm Tower.  Let the grunts do the
majority of the fighting (i.e. dont take unnecessary
risks).  I recommend one of two things.  Stay on the
bottom (near the base of the comm tower) and heal and
your revive teammates as you all fight incoming Axis.
The alternate strategy is to stay up on the Comm. Tower
and heal anyone up there.  What I recommend the most,
however, is sticking by the engineers and keeping them
healthy.  The engys are your number one priority!  If
dynomite is planted, theyre the ones who disarm them,
so try to keep them alive to the best of your

Axis Medic Tips:
The general strategy for the medic is like on
most other maps, to stay back and heal and revive.  The
grunts should do the majority of the fighting, and if
you die fighting in the front line, you are no use to

At the beginning, there will be lots of firepower
concentrated in the area around the flag and the gate
hatch.  I recommend staying back near the truck (the
ones that next to the permanently open gate) and going
out into the main area to heal and revive.  As medics,
there is not much else you can do at this point.

Once the gate hatch is blown, follow your engineers!
The engineers are the key to winning the map, and if
they stay alive, you win.  They will encounter lots of
resistance in blowing up the warehouse entrance and the
comm. tower so be there to heal and revive them often.

Map Name: "Destruction" (mp_destruction)
Tips Courtesy of: mm362@cornell.edu
Short Overview: This is a checkpoint map where the only goal is for the 
Allied forces or the Axis forces to hold all of the checkpoint flags on the 
map; controlling all of the checkpoints allows the team to secure the 
Allied Objectives:
    1) Hold the Southern Control Point.
    2) Hold the Western Control Point.
    3) Hold the Western Courtyard Point.
    4) Hold the Eastern Courtyard Point.
    5) Hold the Eastern Control Point.
    6) Hold the Northern Control Point.

Axis Objectives:
    1) Hold the Southern Control Point.
    2) Hold the Western Control Point.
    3) Hold the Western Courtyard Point.
    4) Hold the Eastern Courtyard Point.
    5) Hold the Eastern Control Point.
    6) Hold the Northern Control Point.

Both teams:

This map is the epitome of staying back and out of the
line of fire.  In my strats for the other maps, the
medics are usually not in the front line of fire, but
they still participate in fighting nonetheless.  On
this map, it is IMPERATIVE that the medics stay out of
the line of fire whenever possible.  That means staying
in one of the side buildings and paying close attention
to your radar to see where someone needs a medic.  Do
not stay in the middle area for prolonged periods of
time!  You will either a) be oblitered by an atrike, or
b) be caught in deadly crossfire.  Venture out into the
middle only if there are no airstrikes.  If you haven't
figured it out, airstrikes gib any wounded soldiers so
that you cannot revive them.  It is better to not be
gibbed along with them than trying to play hero.

There are several places to camp along the side areas
of the central.  If you have teammates in any of those
strategic camping locations, drop medpacks at their
feet even if they dont need them.  If they get shot,
they'll get automatically healed because they're
standing on top of a medpack.

This tip applies to servers with fast powerbar
recharging -  in those side areas away from the central
fighting area, drop tons and tons of medpacks.  Hurt
grunts can quickly run in and heal themselves if they
get shot.

The following tips were provided by Allan Kerrigan (allanjk@hotmail.com):

In a checkpoint game the medic is the best front runner charcater as long as 
hes given Ammo by the leuiteant. The fact he heals automatically means that 
as long as you have 90/120 rounds in your weapon you should be running for 
the flags early.

Allied Medic Tips:
i) When the team is trying to breach the north alley try and leave medpacks 
behind players so as they back up they will be healed automatically.
ii) Also the north alley is THE place to use that one and only grenade.
iii) always revive leiutenats /flamethrower soldiers first. This map calls 
for heavy weaponary and firefights are always intense you need the people 
who can take down large no.s of the enemy fast.
iv) Usually the last flag to be taken by the Allies will be the north 
flag... the medic is the best person to make the run for this flag the 
automatic healing really pays off here.

Axis Medic Tips:
i) Axis seem to get pinned outside the courtyard a lot on this map. Be 
prepared to push into the courtyard and do a lot of healing else you will 
lose this map.

Map Name: "Trench Toast" (mp_trenchtoast)
Tips Courtesy of:
Short Overview: A series of trenches lines the No Man's Land between Allied 
and Axis bases; the team that holds all of the checkpoints will control the 
Allied Objectives:
    1) Hold the Southern Flag.
    2) Hold the Southwest Flag.
    3) Hold the South Clearing Flag.
    4) Hold the North Clearing Flag.
    5) Hold the Northeast Flag.
    6) Hold the Northern Flag.

Axis Objectives:
    1) Hold the Southern Flag.
    2) Hold the Southwest Flag.
    3) Hold the South Clearing Flag.
    4) Hold the North Clearing Flag.
    5) Hold the Northeast Flag.
    6) Hold the Northern Flag.

Allied Medic Tips:

Axis Medic Tips:

Map Name: "Ice" (mp_ice)
Tips Courtesy of:
Short Overview: The Allied forces have set up a position close to an Axis 
Allied Objectives:
    1) Defend the Allied War Documents.
    2) Stop the Axis from transmitting the Allied War Documents.
    3) Do not let the Axis destroy the Service Door.
    4) Do not let the Axis destroy the Fortress Wall.
    5) Hold the Shipping Halls.

Axis Objectives:
    1) Steal the Allied War Documents.
    2) Transmit the Allied War Documents.
    3) Destroy the Service Door.
    4) Destroy the Fortress Wall.
    5) Hold the Shipping Halls.

Allied Medic Tips:

Axis Medic Tips:

Do you have any map-specific Medic tips? Even if I've already covered them 
or strategies have already been sent in, don't hesitate to send your tips to 

|9.0 - Comprehensive Voicechat Listing|

Ever been killed while you're trying to type out orders to your teammates? 
Then the Return to Castle Wolfenstein Voicehcat option will soon become your 
best friend. Although this really isn't specific to the Medic class, I feel 
that this information can be useful for anybody who views the file.

The default key to open the Voicechat menu in RTCW is "V". When you hit "V", 
a small blue box will show up on the bottom-left corner of your HUD. Six 
main options will be listed, and pushing the corresponding number will 
either open up a further menu of chat options or make your character say 

For example, hitting "V" and then the number "1", "2", "3", "4", or "5" will 
bring up a new list of numbers and chats in the Voicechat box. Hitting "V" 
and then "6" will make your character state their function.

Below are the six main Voicechat categories and the options you have once 
you push them.

Category 1 - Statements (Accessed by pressing "V", then "1")
1. Path cleared.
   Mainly used by an Engineer after dynamite has cleared an obstacle.
2. Enemy weak.
   Used by anyone to announce when the enemy is weak.
3. All clear.
   Used by anyone to announce when an area is clear of hostiles.
4. Incoming.
   Used by anyone to announce that an enemy is approaching the
5. Fire in the hole!
   Used by anyone to announce the throwing of a grenade or the planting
   of dynamite.
6. I'm on defense.
   Used by anyone to announce that they are protecting the objective.
7. I'm attacking.
   Used by anyone to announce that they are running to the front lines.
8. Taking fire.
   Used by anyone to announce that they are pinned down and cannot move
   because they are being fire at.

Category 2 - Requests (Accessed by pressing "V", then "2")
1. Medic!
   Used by anyone when they are in need of a medic.
2. Ammo!
   Used by anyone when they want ammo from a Lieutenant.
3. I need backup!
   Used by anyone when they need backup to enter a hostile area.
4. Need an engineer!
   Used by anyone when they have reached a dynamite point and need an
   engineer or in general when a team needs somebody to switch to the
   class of engineer.
5. Cover me!
   Used by anyone to request cover fire.
6. Hold your fire!
   Used by anyone to call a halt to the team's attack.
7. Where to?
   Used to ask where to go next; usually by a person with an objective
   who doesn't know where to bring it.

Category 3 - Commands (Accessed by pressing "V", then "3")
1. Follow me!
   Used by anyone to command a person to follow them; this is a good
   chat to use when somebody asks "Where to?"
2. Let's go!
   Used by anyone to command a person to hurry towards an objective.
3. Move!
   Used by anyone to command somebody to get out of their way; for
   example, when somebody stands in a doorway.
4. Clear the path!
   Used by anyone as either an alternative to calling for an engineer
   or as a command to clear out the enemies in an area.
5. Defend objective!
   Used by anyone to command teammates to get to their objective and
   defend it from attack.
6. Disarm dynamite!
   Used by anyone to command an engineer to disarm dynamite that has
   been planted.

Category 4 - Talk (Accessed by pressing "V", then "4")
1. Yes (Team)
   Used as a means of responding in the affirmitive; can only be heard
   by teammates.
2. No (Team)
   Used as a means of responding in the negative; can only be heard by
3. Thanks.
   Used to thank a teammate.
4. You're welcome.
   Used in response to the "Thanks." of a teammate.
5. Sorry.
   Used to apologize to a teammate.

Category 5 - Global (Accessed by pressing "V", then "5")
Note: All voicechats in this category can be heard by all players.
1. Yes (Global)
   Used as a means of responding in the affirmitive.
2. No (Global)
   Used as a means of responding in the negative.
3. Enemy weak (Global)
   Used to announce that the enemy is weak; can be heard by everyone.
4. Hi!
   Used to welcome a new player or to greet people upon entering the
5. Bye
   Used to inform teammates that you are leaving the server or to say
   good-bye to someone who is leaving.
6. Great Shot.
   Used to congratulate somebody on a great shot.
7. Cheer/Celebrate
   Used to celebrate a win or successful move in game; Allies usually
   say "Yeah!" or "Alright!" while Medics usually say "Jawol!" (sp?)
8. More global chats
   Used to access the voicechats of Category 5:8.

Category 5:8 - More Global Chats (Accessed by pressing "V", then "5", then 
Note: All voicechats in this category can be heard by all players.
1. Thanks.
   Used to thank somebody.
2. Welcome.
   Used in response to being thanked.
3. Oops.
   Used when you commit some type of boneheaded move :p.
4. Sorry.
   Used to apologize.
5. Hold Fire.
   Used to command somebody to hold their fire.
6. Good game.
   Used to congratulate everybody involved on a good game.

Category 6 - Function (Accessed by pressing "V", then "6")
No further options are listed; pressing "V", then "6" makes your character 
announce what class they are so that your name knows.

|10.0 - Medic Class Wishlist for Further Game Balancing|

Even though I believe that, for the most part, the classes of multiplayer 
Return to Castle Wolfenstein are well-balanced, here is my wishlist of 
changes that could be made to the Medic class in order to make the class 
balancing even better.

Note: I realize that some of these suggested changes would probably end up 
throwing the classes out of balance and give too much added power to the 
Medic class. I'm also pretty sure that at least one of my suggestions 
(number 3) would not be possible due to limitations in the game engine. All 
in all, the Medic is a class that was intentionally shortchanged on the 
offensive and ammunition departments so that it could be balanced out as a 
major healing force on the battlefield. It should be understood that this 
wishlist is mostly for amusement purposes due to the debates it will 
undoubtedly spark. After all, everyone will have a good laugh when somebody 
suggests that the Medic should be given access to a rapid-fire, 
infinitely-stocked Panzerfaust, as well as be able to heal people simply by 
looking at them :p.

Devour your grain of salt and enter the dreamland of the RTCW Medic.

(In no particular order)
1.) A medic that performs a successful revive should be granted a one (1) 
second long invulnerability period.

Reasoning - I feel that once a Medic has successfully revived a teammate, he 
should be rewarded with more than just points for his daring dedication to 
his role on the team. All too often, a Medic is ambushed and killed 
immediately after reviving a teammate because he cannot switch back to a 
weapon fast enough to defend himself. Thus, I believe that a one second long 
invulnerability period would help the Medic take cover after doing his job; 
after all, the revived player receives a period of invulnerability too!

Although there is sure to be negative response to this suggestion, I believe 
the invulnerability length that I suggest needs to be evaluated. In one 
second, the Medic will barely be able to switch over to his weapon of 
choice, which prevents him from using the period of immunity to unfairly 
affect the opposing team. In most cases, the Medic would end up simply 
running to cover anyways, which changes nothing in the positions of the 

2.) If a Medic revives a player that goes on to capture the objective or win 
the match in that same life, the Medic should be given one (1) point on the 
scoreboard for his assistance.

Reasoning - This one is easier to explain. Without the revive so the player 
could remain in good position to attack an objective/win the match, the 
player would have been stuck reinforcing back at his team's set 
reinforcement point and would not have gotten the job done. One point is a 
small price to ask for this act, which is basically equivilent to an assist 
in sports.

3.) The weapon meter should be gauged by the current situation; in 
situations where the Medic would need to drop a lot of health packs, he 
should be able to drop six (6) before his weapon meter runs out; in 
situations where the Medic is not immediately called upon to drop health 
packs, the standard drop of four (4) packs should remain in effect.

Reasoning - It happens all too often that I am surrounded by wounded 
teammates that all need health packs. Unfortunately, the standard limit of 
four health packs greatly limits my effectiveness to the team. Though I may 
throw four packs at the feet of three people, chances are that the players 
will clamor and only one or two will be sufficiently healed. With the 
ability to drop six health packs in such a situation, each player would be 
able to net two health packs for 40 health points. Although clamoring would 
still likely occur, the health packs stand a greater chance of remaining on 
the ground because it would be easier for a player to get up to maximum 

Maybe Nerve Software read this FAQ or maybe I'm just having delusions of 
grandeur, but thankfully the new patch, Version 1.3, has a much quicker 
refresh rate on the weapon bar, meaning that medics are able to whip out 
those health packs much quicker than before. No more team kills because 
somebody thinks you're holding out on them!

4) The health packs dropped by a Medic should be graphically altered to 
designate which team dropped them. If this were to be put into play, picking 
up health packs from an enemy Medic would take away five (5) health points 
while picking up friendly health packs would still provide twenty (20) 
health points.

Reasoning - With limited ammo for both of his guns and a mere knife to back 
him up afterwards, the Medic is at a marked disadvantage when cornered by 
enemies. If he were able to inflict even a little bit of energy through his 
health packs, which are tied to his weapon meter and could only potentially 
do 20 health points of damage to a single person, a Medic would at least be 
able to distract the enemy and escape a dangerous situation when his 
munitions run out.

Wishlist item submitted by mm362@cornell.edu:
5) There should be a one-second delay in reviving someone.  For example, the 
engineer has a delay in arming and
disarming the dynomite.  There should be a slight delayin healing someone, 
albeit shouldn't be as long as the
engy's delay.  I personally HATE it when I kill 3 enemy soldiers, then a 4th 
comes in and kills me.  But what
do you know?  He's a medic and heals all 3 of them.  It happens to me at 
least once a round.

Do you have any items (serious or comedic) to add to this wishlist? If so, 
email briparks@hotmail.com to add your ideas to this FAQ - as always, full 
credit will be given.

|11.0 - Acknowledgments|

Thanks to id Software and Gray Matter for making this awesome game in the 
first place.

Thanks to RTCWonline.com for the comprehensive weapons section on their 
site. I used some of the information that they provided for the Thompson and 
MP40 in my own words.

Thanks to everyone who thought about writing a Medic FAQ but didn't so that 
I have a better chance of seeing this posted :p.

Thanks to http://www.neoseeker.com and http://www.cheathappens.com for being 
so quick to request permission to use my FAQ on their sites. This is the 
first FAQ I've been gutsy enough to put online, and I'm glad its being 
well-received thus far.

Thanks to aau@hotmail.com for adding his expert Medic advice to this FAQ, 
complimenting me on my work, and being the first outside contributor to the 
contents of this file.

Thanks to mm362@cornell.edu for adding more Medic advice to this FAQ. A 
special thanks for lending a bounty of map-specific advice.

Thanks to Cpt. Blanks (peacecraft4@hotmail.com), Spanky 
(kcdonohue@yahoo.com), and James Elliot (WardenJFE@hotmail.com) for their 
Medic strategies.

Thanks to Allan Kerrigan (allanjk@hotmail.com) for map-specific strategies.

A very special thanks to Cheat Happens (http://www.cheathappens.com) for 
featuring my Medic FAQ on their front page as a special feature. The 
recognition is greatly appreciated!

|12.0 - Approved Hosting Sites and Other Legal Info|

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