The Twisting Tower is similar to Khaine’s Embrace and Highpass Cemetery in that it is a hybrid rules scenario. It is a combination of King of the Hill and Murderball. There are two points to capture: The Loft, and the Atrium. The tower is designed vertically, the Loft is above the Atrium, and the Oculus of Change spawns above both of them. There are spiraling staircases that will take you up to each level, inside and outside of the tower.
When your faction controls both points, the Oculus of Change will spawn. This murderball gives the holder the ability to deal extra damage, but makes them a tempting target, granting double XP. It will also trigger an event that will change everyone in the tower into something else – bears and other animals are common. Then the tower will be purged by fire, killing everyone within.
Order & Destruction Strategy
Each side begins on a island separate from the main battleground. There are two launchpads, one that will take you to the top of the tower, and one that will take you to the bottom. The one that takes you to the top is the most useful once the Oculus has spawned – it takes you directly to the room where it will be. If you’re looking to join the main fight, you’re better off taking the other pad, as it is a very long run from the top of the tower to the nearest capture point.
The scenario itself is full of chokepoints that occur on the staircases and in the doorways. This, and the high number of players in the scenario, makes it heaven for AoE classes, and somewhat difficult for others. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with the landscape so that you can avoid the inevitable clustering that will happen on any of the main staircases. The game can stagnate if either faction is unable to break the stalemate and capture the second point. Also, communication is important in this scenario. If you want your team to get the Oculus – which has the highest point generation potential – then you should have people waiting at the top to grab it when it spawns. Make sure to pay attention to the text on-screen in order to avoid being transformed or blasted to smithereens.