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"This distant wastemarsh of Vandaron 3 is said to be the wettest place in the galaxy. A post dreaded by soldiers due to its remote location, cramped quarters and maddening echo of ever beating rain."
Map description

CTF-Dreary (whose full name is Dreary Outpost) is a map in Unreal Tournament. It is a crammed multi-tier arena which gives you little room to dodge any incoming splash damages. Since this map is symmetrical, knowing your own base like the back of your hand will assist you in your team winning the match.

Map description Edit

It is a map with various rooms and ways to reach the opposing team's flag. It is perhaps one of the most complex, yet playable maps of the game.

Each base has the flag room, a main hall (divided into upper hall and lower hall), two lateral lifts, and an upper loft. There's also a central loft.

Each flag room is an octagonal room with a pool of slime over which stands a cross-shaped ramp with the flag in the central convergence.

The red loft and blue loft act as the upper entrances to the base, and are connected to the central loft by way of a thin bridge spanning all over both bases' main halls, and to the flag room by way of a hole in the ramp to the flag base.

The main halls are three-leveled rooms, one per team, connecting the lofts with the central loft (the aforementioned thin bridge) and both bases with each other (the second and third level) by way of one passage per hall, plus the first and second level by way of a lift spanning from a team's lower hall to the same team's upper hall, and the lower level with the upper one by way of question-sign shaped lift entrances (four per team, eight in total).

Weapons and pickups Edit

Weapons Edit

Weapon Count Ammo Weapon Location Ammo Location
Bio Rifle 1 2 1x Center Loft, central column, opposite to the Shield Belt. 2x Near the weapon.
Shock Rifle 2 4 1x Red Loft, near hole to Red Flag Base. 1x Blue Loft, near hole to Blue Flag Base. 2x Near the Red Loft weapon. 2x Near the Blue Loft weapon.
Pulse Gun 2 4 1x Red Right Lift Entrance, in front of the lift. 1x Blue Right Lift Entrance, in front of the lift. 2x Near the Red Lift weapon. 2x Near the Blue Lift weapon.
Ripper 2 4 1x Red Left Lift Entrance, in front of the lift. 1x Blue Left Lift Entrance, in front of the lift. 2x Near the Red Lift weapon. 2x Near the Blue Lift weapon.
Minigun 2 4 1x Blue Upper Hall, between Lift exit and hall to Red Upper Hall. 1x Red Upper Hall, between Lift exit and hall to Blue Upper Hall. 2x Near the Blue Hall weapon. 2x Near the Red Hall weapon.
Flak Cannon 2 4 1x Blue Flag Base, opposite to the entrance. 1x Red Flag Base, opposite to the entrance. 2x Near the Blue Flag weapon. 2x Near the Red Flag weapon.
Rocket Launcher 2 4 1x Red entrance to Red Main Hall from Red Flag Base. 1x Blue entrance to Blue Main Hall from Blue Flag Base. 2x Near the Red side weapon. 2x Near the Blue side weapon.
Sniper Rifle 2 4 1x Blue Loft, near entrance to Blue Main Hall. 1x Red Loft, near entrance to Red Main Hall. 2x Near the Blue Loft weapon. 2x Near the Red Loft weapon.

Pickups Edit

Pickup Count Location
Health Pack 10 1x Red Upper Hall, near the Minigun. 1x Blue Upper Hall, near the Minigun. 1x Blue Main Hall, upper bridge from Blue Loft to Center Loft. 1x Red Main Hall, upper bridge from Red Loft to Center Loft. 1x Blue Main Hall, near entrance to Blue Lower Hall. 1x Red Main Hall, near entrance to Red Lower Hall.
Body Armor 2 1x Blue Main Hall, lower level. 1x Red Main Hall, lower level.
Thigh Pads 2 1x Red Loft, center.
Shield Belt 1 1x Center Loft, central column, opposite to the Bio Rifle.
Damage Amplifier 1 1x Blue Loft, center.

Tips and tricks Edit

  • Learn how and where to use the Translocator. This is one of the maps where its use shines the most.
  • There's a bug with this map, namely if you use location names to learn how to guide yourself. The Blue Right Lift Entrance is misnamed as "Red Right Lift Entrance".

Trivia Edit

  • The flag base is completely different in the console versions: after reaching this entrance, you have to pass through a room with a column, where you have three entrances, the frontal one, and two lateral ones. The flag base also lacks the slime; it's sealed.
  • The console versions have the flag enclosed in a field.

External links and references Edit

Capture The Flag maps for Unreal Tournament
CTF-CommandCTF-CoretCTF-DrearyCTF-EternalCaveCTF-FaceCTF-GauntletCTF-LavaGiantCTF-NivenCTF-NovemberCTF-Tutorial
Bonus Packs 1-4: CTF-BeatitudeCTF-Cybrosis][CTF-Darji16CTF-EpicBoyCTF-Face-SECTF-Face][CTF-HallOfGiantsCTF-HighCTF-Hydro16CTF-KosovCTF-Noxion16CTF-NucleusCTF-OrbitalCTF-Ratchet
Console maps: CTF-PhalanxCTF-SepulchreCTF-SpiritoCTF-StormFrontCTF-Sundial
Chaos UT GOTY maps: CTF-CUT_ChaosCastle-pfCTF-CUT_Horus

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