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



Map description Edit

A map taking place in an ancient facility. Although both flag bases are symmetrical, the way to reach them is not. There are six key areas in the map:

  • Blue/Red Base: A room with two big columns, and the flag stationed in them. It also contains a nearby spawn chamber, and an escape route with a teleporter behind them.
  • Red Foyer: A big area that comprises the nearby area to the Red Base, contains spawn rooms for both the Blue and Red team. Separated from its Blue counterpart by way of a big wall which contains a Redeemer inside of it.
  • Lava Room: A lower level chamber holding the Shield Belt over a thin ledge. Like its name implies, the whole area is a set of bridges going around and above a lava pit.
  • Blue Foyer: The area nearby the Blue Base, spans a large bridge (the origin of which is located at the Red Foyer) and contains also an elevator from the lower level.
  • Blue Armory: Although there's an error regarding it (see Trivia), we'll name it for description purposes: it's a nearby area from the Blue Foyer that houses a spawn point for the Blue team. Only the Blue team has an Armory.

Weapons and pickups Edit

Weapons Edit

Weapon Count Location
W: 2
A: 4
Weapon: 1x Red Foyer, in a dark chamber next to the entrance to the Red Base. 1x Blue Foyer, upper level, in a dark chamber next to the entrance to the Blue Base.
Ammo: 2x Next to the Red Foyer weapon. 2x Next to the Blue Foyer weapon.
W: 2
A: 3
Weapon: 1x Lava Room, on the northern bridge. 1x Blue Armory, near a window facing the Blue Foyer.
Ammo: 2x Blue Foyer, northern entrance to the Red Foyer. 1x Near the Lava Room weapon.
W: 1
A: 2
Weapon: 1x Red Foyer, Blue Spawn Room.
Ammo: 2x Next to the weapon.
W: 2
A: 4
Weapon: 1x Blue Base Spawn Chamber. 1x Red Base Spawn Chamber.
Ammo: 2x Next to the Blue Base weapon. 2x Next to the Red Base weapon.
W: 3
A: 6
Weapon: 1x Blue Armory, near window to the Red Foyer. 1x Blue Base, among the ramps facing the Spawn Chamber. 1x Red Base, among the ramps facing the Spawn Chamber.
Ammo: 2x Blue Armory, below the bridge. 1x Blue Base, among the ramps facing the Spawn Chamber. 1x Red Base, among the ramps facing the Spawn Chamber.
W: 2
A: 4
Weapon: 1x Blue Foyer, below the bridge to the Blue Base. 1x Red Foyer, Red spawn room.
Ammo: 1x Blue Foyer, lower level, near a dark cave at the southeast corner. 2x near the Red Foyer Red Spawn Room weapon.
W: 1
A: 1
Weapon: 1x Lava Room, on the southern bridge.
Ammo: 1x Next to the weapon.
W: 1
A: 2
Weapon: 1x Red Foyer, top of the bridge, near entrance to the Blue Foyer.
Ammo: 2x Next to the weapon.
W: 1
Weapon: 1x Red Foyer, near the entrances to the Blue Foyer, in a chamber whose doors open slowly.

Weapon Count Location
W: 2
A: 4
Weapon: 1x Red Foyer, in a dark chamber next to the entrance to the Red Base. 1x Blue Foyer, upper level, in a dark chamber next to the entrance to the Blue Base.
Ammo: 2x Next to the Red Foyer weapon. 2x Next to the Blue Foyer weapon.
W: 2
A: 3
Weapon: 1x Lava Room, on the northern bridge. 1x Blue Armory, near a window facing the Blue Foyer.
Ammo: 2x Blue Foyer, northern entrance to the Red Foyer. 1x Near the Lava Room weapon.
W: 1
A: 2
Weapon: 1x Red Foyer, Blue Spawn Room.
Ammo: 2x Next to the weapon.
W: 2
A: 4
Weapon: 1x Blue Base Spawn Chamber. 1x Red Base Spawn Chamber.
Ammo: 2x Next to the Blue Base weapon. 2x Next to the Red Base weapon.
W: 3
A: 6
Weapon: 1x Blue Armory, near window to the Red Foyer. 1x Blue Base, among the ramps facing the Spawn Chamber. 1x Red Base, among the ramps facing the Spawn Chamber.
Ammo: 2x Blue Armory, below the bridge. 1x Blue Base, among the ramps facing the Spawn Chamber. 1x Red Base, among the ramps facing the Spawn Chamber.
W: 1
A: 4
Weapon: 1x Red Foyer, Red spawn room.
Ammo: 1x Blue Foyer, lower level, near a dark cave at the southeast corner. 2x near the Red Foyer Red Spawn Room weapon.
W: 1
A: 1
Weapon: 1x Lava Room, on the southern bridge.
Ammo: 1x Next to the weapon.
W: 1
A: 2
Weapon: 1x Red Foyer, top of the bridge, near entrance to the Blue Foyer.
Ammo: 2x Next to the weapon.
W: 1
Weapon: 1x Red Foyer, near the entrances to the Blue Foyer, in a chamber whose doors open slowly.

Pickups Edit

Pickup Count Location
Health
10
2x Red Foyer, in a corner next to the Northern ramp. 2x Red Foyer, in a corner next to the Southern ramp. 2x Blue Base, atop of a ramp next to the entrance to the base. 2x Blue Foyer, below the bridge to the Blue Base. 2x Red Base, atop of a ramp next to the entrance to the base.
Armor
2
1x Blue Foyer, northern entrance to the Red Foyer. 1x Red Foyer, between a dark cave and a pillar.
2
1x Red Base, near corridor to teleporter. 1x Blue Base, near corridor to teleporter.
1
1x Lava Room, over a thin ledge.

Walkthrough Edit

PC (Retail/GOTY) Edit

"Not all environments are retrofitted Liandri real estate. The Gauntlet is one of a small number of highly stylized combat arenas specifically designed for the Tournament. This particular venue has been customized for teamplay."
Mission description

Playstation 2 Edit

"Not all environments are retrofitted Liandri real estate. The Gauntlet is one of a small number of highly stylized combat arenas specifically designed for the Tournament. This particular venue has been customized for teamplay."
Mission description

Dreamcast Edit

Tips and tricks Edit

In general Edit

  • This seemingly ancient arena is suited for defensive teamplay. The architecture is somewhat favorable to the red team, which makes winning this map somewhat easy. The structures come in a way which makes it difficult to deliver effective splash damage. The Ripper can come quite handy here.
  • After grabbing either flag, escape through the teleporter positioned behind the base. If you're escaping from the blue flag, head through the teleporter and turn right into the underground room. If you're escaping from the red flag, head through the teleporter and either go up the ramp or through the underground room ahead.[1]
  • Hide your numbers when inside either base's flag room. Don't have all players looking out the entrance. Keep some on the sides out of view. When an enemy player enters, fire in a crossfire fashion at the ground before the player can escape.[1]
  • Drop down the translocator inside the tube leading to the teleporter. If the enemy player gets the flag, transport inside the tube and block the player's exit. Have a powerful weapon handy for optimum results.[1]

Red team Edit

  • Locate the secret redeemer to help clear out the defenders. Have several assaulting players run ahead while the redeemer player shoots the missile into the room. Stay out of the blast radius, but follow as closely as possible. When the enemy players explode, you're free to grab the flag and run through the escape teleporter.[1]
  • Though the red base only includes one way to get to its sole entrance, the blue base includes two: you must either go up the ramp in the middle room or wait until you reach the lift on the left just before the flag room. Take the ramp unless blue players guard it directly. Attempting to ascend the lift with blue defenders firing from above is next to impossible. You'll have better luck going toe to toe with defenders if you're positioned on the same level.[1]

Blue team Edit

  • If you're guarding blue base, positioned one defender at the lift and another near the ramp in the middle of the map. If an enemy player gets past the defense at the ramp, you'll still have players waiting inside the base to prepare for enemy entry.[1]

Trivia Edit

  • The beta versions of the map lacked the lateral connections between bases (starting from the Redeemer secret room) and the backwards escape route.
  • The beta version has a playercount of 4-6.

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-Gauntlet" @ PlanetUnreal

See also Edit

Capture the Flag maps for Unreal Tournament
CTF-CommandCTF-Coret (UT map)CTF-DrearyCTF-EternalCaveCTF-Face (UT map)CTF-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