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This article is about the Halo 3: ODST Firefight map. For the Spartan Ops mission in Halo 4, see S1/Didact's Hand/Rally Point.
Universe and lore
Rally Point is set in New Mombasa Sector 10; the New Mombasa island's southmost point aside from the Alpha Site. During the Battle of Mombasa, the area was used as a rally point for UNSC and NMPD forces being pushed back by the Covenant, intended to regroup at the Alpha Site. In the Halo 3: ODST campaign, this area can be encountered in the final defensive section of the level Kizingo Boulevard during the day, and as part of the open world Mombasa Streets at night.
Located in the center of New Mombasa, it is a small, asymmetrical map and features uneven terrain, with a network of roads and walkways around the entrance to the ONI Alpha Base. Phantom dropships are able to drop Wraiths onto the map. The battlefield slopes upward towards the building, allowing a player to get a decent view of the enemies, while walkways connect different areas of the map.
Rally Point (Night)
Due to its geometry being shared with both a campaign level and the Mombasa Streets hub-world level, Rally Point is one of two maps (alongside Crater) to also receive a night variation of the map. The night variant features identical map geometry, with the primary difference being the night-time setting of the map as opposed to the afternoon setting of the standard map. The night setting imposes an additional challenge on the player, requiring more use of the VISR. The night-time variant features a number of small changes, including;
The night variant of Rally Point otherwise features no differences from the standard version.