Snake Shop (originally called Snake Cavern) is a community map for the Gem Grab event.
The map is separated into distinct wall clusters with bushes residing near them. In the center are two diagonal bush clusters and two walls pointing towards the center of the map. The map is diagonally symmetrical.
- Dynamike and almost any other thrower are very valuable Brawlers for this map. They should head over and hide near the Gem mine inside the walls pointing towards the center. From there, they can block off key choke points and attack enemies attempting to gain control of the center of the map.
- Any Brawler that can destroy bushes and obstacles are viable as well. At times players may find Brawlers camping in bushes near the end of the match, usually the Gem carrier will be hiding towards the back. Use a Super here to destroy obstacles and bushes. However, be strategic when destroying cover as destroying enemy walls can prevent them from falling back but might prove more favorable to enemy sharpshooters, and vice versa.
- Avoid using sharpshooters like Piper because there are a lot of walls that can block projectiles.
- Medium-ranged Brawlers can use the diagonal bush clusters to attack Brawlers directly on the other side.
- Two Brawlers should camp in the center of the map, preferably the Gem carrier and a support Brawler.
- Because this map is focused on the fairly narrow center, control Brawlers like Emz or Bo can be very powerful in it. Keep in mind though that heavyweights and assassins can counter these.
- On 26/06/19, Snake Cavern was added to the game.
- On 29/08/19, a client update had fixed an issue which incorrectly showed a Retropolis banner on Snake Cavern that had the Mine theme.
- On 18/12/19, Snake Cavern was removed from the game.
- On 10/09/20, Snake Cavern was added back to the game. Snake Cavern was renamed to Snake Shop. The environment of Snake Shop had changed from Mine theme to Gift Shop theme.
- On 27/01/21, the environment of Snake Shop had changed from Gift Shop theme to Starr Force theme.
- On 16/06/21, Snake Shop was removed from the game.