Map Guide: Cliff

Cliffs and rocky ridges separate opposing bases on this map. A variety of cover allows for focused attacks in crucial directions. The direct route may seem ideal for a breakthrough assault, but do not neglect your flanks!

Please note that this guide does not account for any map changes or adjustments made after Update 1.18 (August 2022). While it is generally applicable, some tips, tricks, and guidelines may no longer be accurate.


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Cliff is one of the oldest and most common battlefields in World of Tanks, available for Tier IV to X battles. The Summer map is almost mirrored on a horizontal axis cutting through the prominent lighthouse. It is very open with many hills, bushes, and trees. A perfect battleground for dynamic vehicles with good elevation angles, but everyone can claim victory with the right tactic.

Map Overview

Interactive image. Hover the cursor over icons on the minimap to view additional information.

Take control of the area around the lighthouse to spot enemy mediums and lights and to allow flanking maneuvers for fast allied vehicles around the back.

Occupy this position to spot enemy vehicles and provide fire support into the middle. Beware of advancing enemies surprising you from behind.

Occupy this position to spot enemy vehicles, provide fire support into the middle, and stop enemies flanking from the west.

Excellent sniper positions.

Excellent sniper positions.

Light Tanks
Medium Tanks
Heavy Tanks
Tank Destroyers
Self-Propelled Guns

Check the map above to see the most favorable positions for every class and points of interest to gain the upper hand.

  • Dive right into the action: Both teams start on equal footing, and popular strategies apply to either starting position. Early encounters and brawls for the best positions are unavoidable.
  • Control the middle, control the match: Quickly gaining control of the center of the map will put high pressure on opponents, forcing them to adapt their tactics.
  • Know the battleground: Key positions are the “Doughnut area” (E3/4 and F3/4), the middle of the map (E5/6 and F5/6), and the hill with the lighthouse (E8 and F8).
  • Hot spots: D3 position for the team starting in the north (row A) and G2 position for the team starting in the south (row K) are to provide support during early battle development and late game.

Class Strategies

  • Light Tanks
  • Medium Tanks
  • Heavy Tanks
  • Tank Destroyers
  • SPGs
  • Try to quickly gain higher ground, preferably around the lighthouse (F8 on the minimap) at the end of the drawn-in path.
  • Fast vehicles should spot the enemy team, provide vital intel, and fire support from the X positions (D3 red and G2 green).
  • Well-armored vehicles should advance toward the middle at the foot of the lighthouse hill (E5/6 and F5/6).
  • Fast ones can try to flank the enemy via the back route around the lighthouse hill (column 9 on the minimap) if your team holds the lighthouse position (F8).
  • Slow and sturdy vehicles should follow the western route (along columns 1 and 2 on the minimap) toward the enemy base. The path along the cliffs provides cover and allows for entrenched brawls.
  • Agile vehicles with high firepower and low armor should provide support for medium tank advances in the middle (along columns 5 and 6 on the minimap).
  • Slower vehicles should cover their home base and provide long-range fire support from the positions marked with X (rows B and J on the minimap).
  • Excellent sniper positions are located around A5 and K5 at the end of the drawn-in path.
  • Only a limited number of favorable positions close to the team bases.
  • Fall back to the corners of the map at A1 and K1 to provide support for heavy tanks advancing along the cliffs (columns 1 and 2 on the minimap) and the “Doughnut” area in the middle (E3/4 and F3/4).
  • Take position at A4 and K3 to provide support for allies in the center of the map (rows E and F from columns 3 to 6 on the minimap).

Find your path to victory and Roll Out!