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CTF-Command (whose full name is The Last Command) is a map appearing in Unreal Tournament .



Map description Edit

It is an asymmetrical map filled up with curves. It contains three main areas: Red Base, Blue Base, and center.

The Red Base is an horizontal O-shaped area surrounded by a large acid pool with two lateral entrances and the flag in the middle point, while the blue base has a vertical V-shape with the flag on top of the highest level.

There are several item-holding chambers serving for various purposes. First, the Blue base has a tube ending in a chamber right above the Red chamber, another shortcut between bases, but only as an attack route. The central chamber is the only two-way attacking route. Finally, each base has a chamber of their own each serving as spawn points and item holders.

The level is also host to a lot of "secret" powerups and items distributed among the bases, so keep an eye open!

Weapons and pickups Edit

Weapons Edit

Weapon Count Location
W: 2
A: 4
Weapon: 1x Red Base, southeast corner, end of the south slime walkway to the base. 1x Blue Base, northwest corner, end of the north entrance to the base.
Ammo: 2x Near the Red base weapon. 2x Near the Blue base weapon.
W: 1
A: 2
Weapon: 1x Central Area.
Ammo: 2x Near the weapon.
W: 1
A: 2
Weapon: 1x Red Base, behind a pillar behind the flag.
Ammo: 2x Near the weapon.
W: 3
A: 8
Weapon: 1x Red Base, end of the North walkway to the base. 1x Blue Base, north side of the flag. 1x Blue base, south side of the flag.
Ammo: 3x Near the Red base weapon. 3x Near the Blue base south weapon. 2x Near the Blue base north weapon.
W: 2
A: 4
Weapon: 1x Central area, red chamber. 1x Blue Base, blue chamber.
Ammo: 2x Near the Red chamber weapon. 2x Near the Blue chamber weapon.
W: 2
A: 2
Weapon: 1x Red Base, platform in front of the flag. 1x Blue Base, in front of the lift.
Ammo: 2x Near the Blue base weapon. 2x Near the Red base weapon.
W: 2
A: 2
Weapon: 1x Red Base, bifurcation of the South entrance. 1x Blue Base, south entrance.
Ammo: 1x Near the Blue base weapon.

Pickups Edit

Pickup Count Location
Health
7
4x Blue base, above South entrance to the base, near a column. 3x Red base, bifurcation of the North entrance.
16
2x Red base, near the Minigun, end of North walkway. 2x Red base, near the BioRifle, end of the South walkway. 4x Central area. 4x Blue base, next-to-last ramp to the flag. 4x Blue base, chamber to Red central chamber.
Armor
2
1x Inside the Red central chamber. 1x Inside the Blue central chamber.
1
1x Above passage between red chamber and central area, hidden.
Powerups
2
1x Red base, tube above north bifurcation. 1x Blue base, tube above south entrance.
1
1x Red base, tube above south bifurcation.

Pickup Count Location
Health
7
4x Blue base, above South entrance to the base, near a column. 3x Red base, bifurcation of the North entrance.
16
2x Red base, near the Minigun, end of North walkway. 2x Red base, near the BioRifle, end of the South walkway. 4x Central area. 4x Blue base, next-to-last ramp to the flag. 4x Blue base, chamber to Red central chamber.
Armor
2
1x Inside the Red central chamber. 1x Inside the Blue central chamber.
Powerups
2
1x Red base, tube above north bifurcation. 1x Blue base, tube above south entrance.
1
1x Red base, tube above south bifurcation.

Walkthrough Edit

PC (Retail/GOTY) Edit

"The Last Command is a fully functional Nuclear Processing Station owned by the LC. This facility’s system oriented layout makes an ideal proving grounds for the Capture the Flag Tournament matches. High Tech voluminous industrial architecture paired with curving maintenance corridors means fighting here will require quick reaction times if your team plans on surviving."
Mission description

You might want to exploit the red side of the central area as much as you can, if you attack, as bots won't translocate through it. Bear in mind, though, you have only one exit when carrying the flag. Also, practice translocating to it.

Dreamcast Edit

Tips and tricks Edit

  • The facility is surrounded by toxic slime, so be cautious.
  • This map requires flexible use of the Translocator to obtain certain pickups and to have an advantage over the enemy team.

Red team Edit

  • As a defender, you might want to control the entrance above the chamber on your side of the central area.
  • The same shortcut the Blue team can use to infiltrate your base can be used for your team to infiltrate your own base. Red players can enter the red computer console room and fire their translocator through the square shaft. Jump as you fire the translocator; once the disc lands on top, use the alternate function to transport. Use the translocator to get unstuck from the low ceiling and proceed down the tube to the blue flag.[1]
  • The wide open area of the blue base, with its one important lift, provides quite the challenge when attacking. Use the translocator to ascend quickly up the ramp and over the lift. Use long-range weapons like the shock rifle or rocket launcher when attacking the blue defenders. You'll have little success with close-range weapons inside the wide open area.[1]
  • The red base is tougher to defend than the blue base because of its multiple entrances, but it's also tougher for enemies to move around in without falling into the toxic sludge below. Use weapons like the alternate fire of the ripper and the rocket launcher to knock enemy players off the catwalks and into the toxic sludge. If more than one player is defending the flag, have one be the lookout and continually scan the various entrances. If you're prepared for the direction the attack comes from, you'll perform better and select the appropriate weapon.[1]

Blue team Edit

  • There's a shortcut to the red base. Behind the blue flag you'll spot a long tube. In the room at the end, you'll see a set of square holes in the ground. Fire the translocator into one of the holes and teleport to the other side. You'll be at the red computer console. Exit out and keep moving forward, and you'll reach the red base in a matter of moments.[1]
  • The red base includes several routes to the flag, either straight through or around catwalks to the sides. Use the side routes and snag the invisibility or damage amplifier hidden in the tubes on the walls. Normally, the red players will gather these items, but if a power-up rests there, you'll have an extra boost when going for the flag.[1]
  • On the blue team, guard the lift that rises to the flag floor. Watch for red players eschewing the lift and using the translocator. Fire at the translocator's position when you see the disc, either destroying it or hurting the player upon teleportation.[1]
  • As a defender, you might want to keep an eye on the back path to the flag, in order to avoid unnecessary risks.

Trivia Edit

  • The retail version of the game features Blood Reavers as the rival team.
  • Seen from the top view, the map has a rather... suggestive shape.
  • The Shield Belt hideout and its blue side equivalent are absent in the Dreamcast version. Also, the overall geometry of the map is heavily simplified.

CliffyB's Notes Edit

"The issue of symmetry is something we really beat ourselves up over when making the UT maps. At the end of the day we went with a mixed selection; some maps were symmetrical while others weren't. The asymmetrical maps required a ton of testing and we feel that they're pretty well balanced. For instance, in CTF-Command the blue base has a slow lift and long ramp to get to the flag, but there's a back entrance you can access fairly easily if you're good with the translocator."
Cliff Bleszinski[2]


Gallery Edit

External links and references Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Capture-the-Flag Map Strategies: CTF-Command" @ PlanetUnreal
  2. CliffyB's .plan

See also Edit

Capture the Flag maps for Unreal Tournament
CTF-Coret (UT map)CTF-DrearyCTF-EternalCaveCTF-Face (UT map)CTF-GauntletCTF-LavaGiantCTF-NivenCTF-NovemberCTF-Tutorial
Epic Bonus Pack maps: CTF-CybrosisIICTF-Darji16CTF-Hydro16CTF-Noxion16
DE Bonus Pack maps: CTF-HallOfGiantsCTF-Orbital
Inoxx Pack maps: CTF-FaceIICTF-HighCTF-KosovCTF-Nucleus
Bonus Pack 4 maps: CTF-BeatitudeCTF-EpicBoyCTF-Face-SECTF-Ratchet
Chaos UT maps: CTF-CUT ChaosCastle-pfCTF-CUT Horus
Console maps: CTF-PhalanxCTF-SepulchreCTF-SpiritoCTF-StormFrontCTF-Sundial