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A Mutator is a built-in component to the game which adds features or change the game characteristics in the Unreal series. All of the multiplayer-based Unreal games have Mutators, and some can be gametype-specific, such as "No Orbs" in UT3's Warfare gametype. Many Mods can be toggled on/off with the Use of Mutators.

Although, compared to conventional mods, changes made to the game are small, mutators can have a large impact on gameplay. For instance Instagib is sometimes considered a whole new gametype.

Unreal Tournament[edit | edit source]

In order to use the mutators, go to the settings in any non-campiagn game and select "Mutators."

Mutator Description
Arena Replaces every weapon and ammo pickup in the match with one of these, depending on which one is selected. See the page for more info.
BigHead Killing raises the size of your head, being killed reduces it.
(Only available in the Playstation 2 version by unlocking)
Chainsaw Melee The Impact Hammer is replaced by a Chainsaw.
FatBoy Frag a lot, and your body grows. Be fragged a lot, and your body shrinks.
Hyper Speed The speed of the game is raised to 150%.
(Only available in the Playstation 2 and Sega Dreamcast versions)
Instagib DM Removes every pickup from the arena, and gives the players an Enhanced Shock Rifle, which causes players to explode into gibs instantly on being hit.
Instant Rockets The Rocket Launcher won't fire 6 rockets, but one rocket at a time.
Jump Match Enables players to jump extremely high.
Low Gravity Reduces the gravity of the map.
No Health Health Packs, Health Vials and Big Kegs O' Health are removed from the map.
(Only available in UT: GOTY Edition through the use of the Chaos UT mod)
No Powerups Invisibility, Shield Belt, Damage Amplifier, Jump Boots and the Big Keg O'Health are removed from the map.
No Redeemer Redeemers are removed from the map.
Relics (Bonus Pack 1) Add relics to the match. See the page for more info.
Slomo The speed of the game is slowed to 50%.
(Only available in the Playstation 2 and Sega Dreamcast versions)
Stealth Makes everyone invisible during a match.
Sword Arena All weapons on the map are converted to a Chaos UT Bastard Sword, ammo is removed.
(Only available in UT: GOTY Edition through the use of the Chaos UT mod)
Sword Melee Everyone's melee weapon is a Chaos UT Bastard Sword.
(Only available in UT: GOTY Edition through the use of the Chaos UT mod)
Team Beacon (Bonus Pack 2) Your teammates have an arrow above their heads, so you can identify them.
Volatile Ammo (Bonus Pack 2) Ammo explodes when hit by a weapon.
Volatile Weapon (Bonus Pack 2) Weapons are discharged when a player dies.

Unreal Championship and Unreal Tournament 2003/2004[edit | edit source]

Of the options available while selecting a map, there is a section called "Mutators." Picking up and moving Mutators will toggle them as on or off. If you select a gamemode that does not support a certain Mutator (such as Low Gravity on Assault), the mutator will be deselected.

Mutator UC 2003 2004 Description
Air Control - X X Changes how players move in the air.
Arena X X X Replaces weapons and ammo in map.
BigHead X X X Same effect as FatBoy, but with the user's body instead of just his/her head.
Big Wheels - - X ONS/AS only. Kill a lot, and your vehicle's wheels grow in size. Be killed a lot, and they'll shrink.
Bonus Combos - * X Adds the Pint-sized (LLLL) and Camouflage (RRRR) Adrenaline Combos.
Bonus Vehicles - - ** Replaces certain vehicles with the Cicada, SPMA and Paladin.
Competition Mode X - - Disables Species specific attributes and levels the field to everyone. It's the inverse to Species Statistics.
Floaty Cadavers X X - Cadavers don't fall to the floor, but float.
Game Speed - - X Modifies the game's speed.
Instagib X X X See Unreal Tournament section above.
Lightning Guns - - X Replaces all Sniper Rifles with Lightning Guns.
Lightweight Vehicles - - X ONS/AS only. When being hit, vehicles will fly higher and farther like balloons.
Link Gun Medic X - - The Link Gun heals teammates.
LowGrav X X X See Unreal Tournament section above.
No Adrenaline X X X Adrenaline pickups are removed from the map.
No Superweapons - X X Redeemers and Ion Painters are removed from the map. In 2004, the Target Painter is removed as well.
Onslaught Weapons - - X Adds ONS weapons (Mine Layer, Grenade Launcher, AVRiL and Target Painter) to the other gametypes.
QuadJump - X X Players can jump up to 4 times instead of 2.
Regeneration X X X All players regenerate health.
Slow Enemy X - - Reduces the enemy's speed.
Slow Motion Corpses X X X Dramatic slow-mo death animations.
Sniper Rifles - - X Same as Lightning Guns, but inverted: LG are replaced by SR.
Species Statistics - - X Each race has unique combat statistics.
Stunt Vehicles - - X ONS/AS only. Vehicles can jump. Hold down the crouch key to charge up and then release to jump. They can also control wheeled vehicles in mid-air.
Super Berserk - - X Weapons are insanely fast and powerful.
Team Regeneration X - - All members of your team regenerate health. That's still no excuse to shoot them.
UDamage Reward - - X Any remaining UDamage powerup is thrown from players when they are fragged.
UT Classic - - X Classic UT style weapons and movement options.
UT2003 Style - - X UT2003 style fast weapon switching and boost dodging.
UTV2004S - - X Required to support UTV2004 SeeAll mode.
Vampire X X X Damaging your opponents will regenerate your health.
Vehicle Arena - - X ONS/AS only. Replaces all vehicles in a map with a particular one.
Vehicle Pickups - - ** Vehicles can pick up items and give them to the driver.
Zoom InstaGib - X X Same as Instagib, but the secondary fire is a zoom function.

(*) Available in UT2003 through Epic Bonus Pack. (**) Available in UT2004 through ECE Bonus Pack or Mega Pack.

Unreal Championship 2[edit | edit source]

Players can make extra jumps by spending adrenaline.
Players receive notification when a powerup respawns.
To prevent camping, all players carry a ticking time bomb. Kill your enemies to buy extra time. When the timer hits zero, your bomb explodes, killing you and anyone nearby.
Only your starting pistols and melee weapons are allowed.
No adrenaline, locking, melee, or third person camera. Pure old school.
Players gain adrenaline twice as fast.
Attacks that hit friendly players do half damage instead of none.
One shot, one kill. Melee weapons and high-power sniper rifles only.
Players drop their ammo and powerups when they die.
Gravity is reduced, but only for players.
Gravity is reduced for players and world objects.
Only melee weapons are allowed.
Level the playing field by disabling all adrenaline abilities.
Health pickups are removed.
Players cannot lock onto enemies.
Melee weapons are not allowed.
Airborne players can jump three times instead of once.
Players glow with radioactivity based on their score.
Pickup and powerup respawn delays are randomized.
Revenge is sweet! Take revenge on your killer to earn bonus points.
A match is played as a series of three rounds. Each round is played with normal game rules. The team who wins the most rounds wins the match.
A match is played as a series of five rounds. Each round is played with normal game rules. The team who wins the most rounds wins the match.
All players have Adrenaline-enhanced Speed, all the time.
Force third person camera.
All players have the Vampire ability active all the time. There are no health pickups; get your health by attacking your enemies.
Ammo and health pickups explode when shot.
All players have the Wall Crawl ability active, all the time.
All players start with the same weapon, randomly chosen. Once someone gets 5 kills, they are the Weapon Master. They receive a score bonus, and then a new weapon is selected. Only third-person perspective is allowed.

Unreal Tournament III[edit | edit source]

Go to the settings while selecting a map and clicking on "Mutators" will bring up the Mutators. Gamemodes conserve their own selection of Mutators, unlike other games, and all Mods will be visible at the botom of the list.

Mutator Description
Big Head See UC/UT2003/UT2004 section above.
Friendly Fire Shooting teammates damages them. (50% damage)
Only available in teamgames.
Handicap Provides armor and weapon bonuses to losing players.
Instagib See Unreal Tournament section above.
Kills Slow Time Time slows down for a moment every time you kill an enemy. (Instant Action only)
LowGrav See Unreal Tournament section above.
No Hoverboard The players won't have the Hoverboard during a match. Only available in VCTF, Warfare and Greed.
No Orb Removes the Orb from the map. Only available on Warfare.
No Super Pickups Shield Belt, Berserk, UDamage, Invisibility, Invulnerability, Megahealth and Redeemers are removed from the map.
No Translocator The players won't have the Translocator during a match. Only available in CTF and Greed.
SloMo Slows the game's speed.
Speed Freak Speeds the game's speed up.
Super Berserk Players fire at Berserk speed for the entire match.
Survival Spectating players spawn into the match after current players are killed (for the Duel gametype only).
Titan Allow players to become Titans.
Weapon Replacement Default weapon pickups in a level can be substituted with different weapons.
Weapons Respawn Weapons respawn instead of always being available. (Inverse of Weapon Stay)

Unreal Tournament 4[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The spanish translation for Unreal Tournament hides the Instant Rockets, Impact Arena and Minigun Arena mutators, requiring the modification of a file. In addition, due to a spelling mistake, the Chainsaw Melee mutator doesn't work and requires another efiting.
  • In UC2, it's possible to unlock mutators by running through the Ascension Rites, the Challenges or the Individual Ladders. They are usually found at the match that unlocks them.

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