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DM-Pyramid (whose full name is Floating Pyramid) is a map appearing in Unreal Tournament .



Map description Edit

A four-level pyramid floating in space. As its name implies, each of the levels is wider than the one above. For description purposes, we're calling these levels, from wider to shorter: Lower-Mid-High-Upper. Connecting the three levels is a zero-gravity invisible field which players can use to travel to the upper levels. This field also reaches below the lower floor, at three specific points, where powerful items are located.

Weapons and pickups Edit

Weapons Edit

Weapon Count Location
W: 1
A: 2
Weapon: 1x Lower floor.
Ammo: 2x Near the weapon.
W: 1
A: 2
Weapon: 1x High floor.
Ammo: 2x Near the weapon.
W: 1
A: 2
Weapon: 1x Mid floor.
Ammo: 2x Near the weapon.
W: 1
A: 2
Weapon: 1x High floor.
Ammo: 2x Near the weapon.
W: 1
A: 2
Weapon: 1x Mid floor.
Ammo: 2x Near the weapon.
W: 1
A: 2
Weapon: 1x Lower floor.
Ammo: 2x Near the weapon.

Pickups Edit

Pickup Count Location
Health
4
4x Lower floor.
Armor
1
1x Below the lower floor, at the west.
1
1x Below the lower floor, at the east.
Powerups
1
1x Below the lower floor, at the lowest point.
1
1x Below the lower floor, at the north. [Unreachable, see Trivia]
Other
1
1x Below the lower floor, at the south.

Tips and tricks Edit

  • The lower part of the middle tube, where all the powerups are, is an excellent chance to get some free frags or just lower your foes frag counts.
  • Take time to fire things into the flow in the pyramid's center. Biorifle sludge travels upward, and flak cannon secondary fire grenades will operate unusually as well. As the area becomes crowded, litter it with toxic sludge from the biorifle.[1]
  • If the translocator is active, use it to travel up the pyramid, either after gaining the power-ups below, or as a quick escape maneuver to the upper levels.[1]
  • Falling off the edge on any floor sends the player into the infinite abyss. Look for opportunities to knock others off; the shock rifle and the rocket launcher work best.[1]
  • Float to the very top of the pyramid and look down into the center. Wait for players to attempt to float up or down and nail them with the rocket launcher or other weapon.[1]

Trivia Edit

  • Due to a building error, it's impossible to see or reach the Invisibility item.
  • Actually the mapper placed the invisibility of Unreal which UT replaces with its own.

Author's Notes Edit

"I just wanted to do something weird and brutal, where fight is the only goal of the Level, and where gathering Items is secondary. The Tube in the middle allow you to fly from floor to floor. The Level is oversimplified but the resulting gameplay is interesting. You can go under the basement level to get all the goodies but it's risky since anyone who sees you can send you flying in the sky."
Inoxx's website[2]


Gallery Edit

External links and references Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Deathmatch Map Strategies: DM-Pyramid" @ PlanetUnreal
  2. DM-Pyramid history by Inoxx

See also Edit

Deathmatch maps for Unreal Tournament
DM-BarricadeDM-CodexDM-ConveyorDM-CurseIIDM-Deck16IIDM-FetidDM-FractalDM-GothicDM-GrinderDM-HyperBlastDM-KGalleonDM-LiandriDM-MorbiasIIDM-MorpheusDM-OblivionDM-PeakDM-PhobosDM-PressureDM-StalwartDM-StalwartXLDM-Tempest (UT map)DM-Turbine (UT map)DM-TutorialDM-Zeto
Epic Bonus Pack maps: DM-AgonyDM-ArcaneTempleDM-CybrosisIIDM-HealPodIIDM-MalevolenceDM-MojoIIDM-ShrapnelII
Inoxx Pack maps: DM-CraneDM-SpaceNoxx
Bonus Pack 4 maps: DM-BishopDM-CloserDM-Grit-TOURNEYDM-Viridian-TOURNEY
Chaos UT maps:
Beta 4 Mappack: DM-CUTA BridgeDM-CUTA CerebroDM-CUTA ChaosArenaDM-CUTA PillarDM-CUT DM4DM-CUT JailHouse
GOTY Mappack: DM-CUT EclipseDM-CUT ProxykingDM-CUT SkullMoonDM-CUT StorageAlphaDM-CUT TheBellTollsDM-CUT WeaponsOfChaosDM-CUT WeaponsOfWar
Console exclusives: DM-BabylonDM-BlockPartyDM-BrickyardDM-CanyonFearDM-ColdSteelPressureDM-CoreDM-DamnationDM-DepotDM-DustDM-FluxDM-GearboxDM-GirderDM-GoogleDM-HalberdDM-IndustrialDM-InfernalDM-InstinctDM-LoathingDM-MegaplexDM-NebulaDM-NeoTokyoDM-OutskirtsDM-PaladinDM-PantheonDM-Sector9DM-SingularityDM-SorayamaDM-StationControlDM-Underlord
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