1047 Games players want to know how to win a match on a Simulation Map in Splitgate.
Since its popularity explosion onto the gaming scene, 1047 Games' Splitgate has been at the forefront of the battle royale genre across most platforms. The studio took that popularity and turned it into an indefinite beta stage where players can enjoy several new modes underneath the newly-launched "Season 0." One of these modes involves a confusing new map type: a Simulation Map.
First, we need to answer an all-important question.
What is a Simulation Map?
A simulation map is essentially just a smaller map with built-in additional portal support surfaces meant for much smaller matches than the traditional battle royale gameplay. Most Simulation Maps only allow three players to a team or a total of six players in a single match. This should provide an idea for the scope of just how big—or, rather, small—these maps truly are.
To access a simulation map, players need to navigate to the Showdown/Takedown servers through the Casual and Matchmaking menus. They can also be found through custom games—though the exact mode will be less visible.
Win a Match on a Simulation Map in Splitgate
The key to Simulation Maps—and, really, any other small, team-based match—is communication. With such a small team, there's no room to be carried. No one can hide in the back and hope their teammates will pull their weight for them. Players will need to coordinate with their team to pull off useful maneuvers and overwhelm the other team.
Without proper communication, players run the risk of getting divided, overwhelmed, and completely overpowered.
In that same vein, it's important to stick together. A 2v1 is easier to survive than a 1v2 and lone players are easily hunted to be picked off.
Practice makes perfect, as well. Don't be afraid to jump feet first into a match. You'll likely suffer some devastating eliminations—but you aren't the only one. Be prepared to die and learn from those mistakes to do better next time. Eventually, you'll know which spaces to avoid, where the opposing team tends to hole up, and where you can get the jump on an unsuspecting passerby.
Finally, knowledge is power. If you're still having trouble, jump into a stream. Watching a pro—or, at least, someone a bit above your own skill level—perform on a map could give you some much-needed insight into how certain plays should be executed. Streamers will often call out their thought processes, as well, making the process of adopting those pointers much easier.