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The subject of this article appeared in Unreal Tournament.

Map description[]

The map takes place in a burned-out facility with plenty of circular hallways, turns, and areas with several columns. The game lacks proper area names for this map, so this article will use conjectural names for each of the map's distinct areas:

  • Northeast Warehouse: A quarter-circle dome that contains a few stacks of crates and the Ripper.
  • Southeast Area: A multi-leveled area with a ramp connecting both levels. Connected with the Northeast Warehouse at one corner.
  • Southeast Hallway: A circular hallway that contains a few crates and the Flak Cannon. Begins and ends at the same point in the Southeast Area.
  • South Corridor: A long lower-level corridor connecting the Southwest Chamber and the Southeast Area, intersected by a corridor leading into the Central Area. Contains some spawn chambers.
  • South Upper Lobby: A wooden corridor that houses the Pulse Gun and contains a ramp going onto the upper level of the Central area.
  • Southwest Chamber: Alternatively known as the Shock Rifle Chamber; a small chamber with a lift connecting both levels. Houses the Shock Rifle.
  • Central Area: The main hub of the map, connected to almost every other area of the map. At the lower level, it houses the Rocket Launcher. At the upper level, it contains ramps to a very elevated area housing the Bio Rifle. Contains some spawn chambers.
  • Central Upper Corridor: An upper-level corridor connecting the Central Area (at both levels), Northeast Warehouse, and Southeast Area at the upper level. Houses a spawn chamber.

Weapons and pickups[]


Weapon Count Location
W: 1
Weapon: Central area, at the highest level platform.
Ammo: Near the weapon.
W: 1
Weapon: Shock Rifle Chamber, upper level.
Ammo: Near the weapon.
W: 1
Weapon: South Upper Lobby, on a balcony facing the Southeast Area.
Ammo: Near the weapon.
W: 1
Weapon: Northeast Warehouse.
Ammo: Northeast Warehouse, behind some crates between both lower-level entrances.
W: 1
Weapon: Central Upper Corridor, in the spawn chamber.
Ammo: Near the weapon.
W: 1
Weapon: Southeast Hallway, in the center.
Ammo: Near the weapon.
W: 1
Weapon: Central Area.
Ammo: Central Area, inside of a spawn chamber.


Pickup Count Location
4x South Upper Lobby, near entrance from Shock Rifle Chamber.
2x Southeast Hallway, near the Flak Cannon. 2x Northeast Warehouse, behind some crates. 2x Central Area, at one of the spawn chambers. 2x Central area, at the highest level platform. 2x South Corridor, at one of the spawn chambers.
Northeast Warehouse, at the end of the upper balcony.
Southeast area, lower level, at a balcony.
Central Area, upper level, at a corner facing the Southeast Area and the Central Upper Corridor.


PC (Retail/GOTY)[]

"A former Liandri smelting facility, this complex has proven to be one of the bloodiest arenas for tournament participants. Lovingly called the Heavy Metal Grinder, those who enter can expect nothing less than brutal seek and destroy action."
Mission description

Hijinxs's Unreal Tournament character card

Name: Hijinxs
Race: Human
Classification: Classified: L9

Preferred weapon:
Rocket Launcher

"No profile available. Level 9 security clearance required."
The subject of this article appeared in Unreal Tournament.

Xoleras's Unreal Tournament character card

Name: Xoleras
Race: Human
Classification: Executioner

Combat Style: MeterFloat-(+1,00).png 0.50
Preferred weapon:
Pulse Gun

"A former Greek mob executioner on 'extended leave' from his 'family business', Xoleras has a reputation of completely and utterly dominating his opponents. A master of thin ledges and with vision of an eagle, he rarely misses an opportunity to blank an unskilled opponent."
The subject of this article appeared in Unreal Tournament.

Cadaver's Unreal Tournament character card

Name: Cadaver
Race: Necris
Classification: Necris Murderer

Accuracy: MeterFloat-(+0,75).png 0.30
Strafing ability: MeterFloat-(+1,00).png 0.50

"A ruthlessly skilled murderer who knows every nook and cranny, every bolt, and every weapon location. His aggressive ability to control Tournament arenas makes easy prey out of challengers."
The subject of this article appeared in Unreal Tournament.

Tips and tricks[]

  • With elevated platforms nearly everywhere, this map is good for delivering intense splash damage upon your opponents without leaving a scratch upon yourself.
  • Lurk near the Body Armor and Damage Amplifier; even if you don't get those power-ups, you'll be in the center of the action.[1]
  • The Rocket Launcher will also be an area of heavy contention. Get up on the catwalks that overlook the Rocket Launcher and wait for players to enter the room, hoping to grab the powerful long-range weapon. Couple your camping with the nearby Damage Amplifier for twice the fun.[1]
  • The Body Armor rests just under the Damage Amplifier at the top of a small staircase. Grab the armor right after securing the amplifier for a long-term killing spree.[1]
  • Another room also contains the Thigh Pads at the end of a long catwalk. Hide behind the crates here and wait for players to trap themselves on that catwalk; fire up some Shock Rifle bursts or rockets to ruin their day.[1]
  • Smart use of the Impact Hammer will open new shortcuts for clever players.


  • The map has a hidden level entry text: "Welcome to the Heavy Metal Grinder". It may be a reference to the heavy metal band Judas Priest, as one of their songs is named "Grinder."
  • The beta version of the map has a player count of 2-6.


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See also[]

Deathmatch maps for Unreal Tournament
Epic Bonus Pack maps: 
Inoxx Pack maps: 
Bonus Pack 4 maps: 
Chaos UT maps:
Beta 4 Mappack: 
GOTY Mappack: 
Console exclusives: