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"There is no sweeter feeling than that rude jerking, letting you know your chute has opened."

-Sergeant Edward Barnes

The Opening is the fourth Medal of Honor: Airborne campaign mission, taking place during Operation: Market Garden. The player airdrops into a section of Nijmegen, Holland, with a church, which is near a large bridge that the player must secure.

Overview[]

The mission takes place in the town of Nijmegen, where combat ranges from medium-long range outdoor fighting to intense close quarter indoor fighting. Then, the mission progresses to underneath the bridge and finally, the bridge itself. On the bridge and underneath the bridge poses medium range fighting with little cover.

Mission objectives[]

  • Sabotage Bridge Demolitions Equipment
  • Disable Explosives Plunger
  • Disable Radio Equipment
  • Secure Town of Nijmegen
  • Collect Gammon Grenades
  • Knock out Roving Tiger Tank
  • Clear MG Nests (3)
  • Clear Resistance and Assemble with Airborne
  • Knockout Tiger Tank
  • Assemble With Airborne at Bridge Surface
  • Clear and Secure Bridge
  • Knockout Tiger Tank

Skill drops[]

  • There's one near the church steeple, on a platform just outside.
  • In between the buildings to the south that house two of the MG nests, there's a small plank connecting two of them. Land on the plank.
  • In the same buildings as above, head to the easternmost building and go upstairs. There's a parachute in the northwestern corner of the building, near a large hole in the wall. Land inside the hole.
  • On the northern side of the city, near the demolitions equipment, there's a large alleyway leading north. Spot the chute hanging down to the street, and land in the balcony above it.
  • In a building near the radio equipment, there's one last parachute.

Enemies[]

In this mission, the player encounters Waffen infantry, Waffen Officers as well as a few Waffen Senior Troopers and is introduced to two new enemies: the Fallschirmjäger infantry and the deadly Panzergrenadier.

Weapons[]

This mission introduces two new weapons, the Panzerschreck rocket launcher and the powerful Gammon grenades. Also, the Browning Automatic Rifle can be found here, and the StG-44 seems to have supplanted the MP40.

Vehicles[]

Characters[]

Trivia[]

  • The Opening is one of the few occurrences in which a location from a previous Medal of Honor game is revisited.
  • The song that is played in the beginning of the mission is the iconic Arnhem from Medal of Honor: Frontline (Original Soundtrack).
  • When the player reaches the bridge British fighters can be seen chasing Stukas.
  • Being on the tower in the church, player
  • can notice the shadow of a Tiger tank under the bridge.


Background Music[]

  • "Arnhem" (MoH: Frontline Soundtrack) (Before and during the jump)
  • "The Rowhouses" (MoH: Frontline Soundtrack)
  • "Border Town" (General Background) (MoH: Frontline Soundtrack)
  • "After the Drop" (When entering the church for the first time) (MoH: Frontline Soundtrack)
  • "Manor House Rally" (MoH: Frontline Soundtrack)
  • "Wreckage of Nijmegen" (MoH: Airborne Soundtrack)
  • "Defusing the Charges" (MoH: Airborne Soundtrack)
  • "Last Rites" (MoH: Underground Soundtrack)
  • "Escaping Gotha" (MoH: Frontline Soundtrack)
  • "The Halftrack Chase" (MoH: Frontline Soundtrack)
  • "Beneath The City" (MoH: Underground Soundtrack)
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