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CTF-High (whose full name is High Towers) is a map appearing in Unreal Tournament.


Map description Edit

A map very similar to CTF-Face, from the same author. There are two high towers, with two bridges connecting them, and falling from the playing field ends in death. But that's where the similarities end. The map is set in a city, it features most of the weaponry of the game (sans Bio Rifle, Pulse Gun and Redeemer), and each base not only has four floors (with a long way to the flag, located atop the fourth floor). The insides of the tower also have a series of teleporters and lofts leading to another floor at the top level. At the fourth floor, at each side of the tower, there are four Automatic Minigun Cannons, two per entrance, with the objective to prevent escapers from returning with their flag to their bases.

The map makes a heavy use of teleporters at each base for extra access to the top levels, with 16 in total:

  • A pair connecting the upper level before the top of the tower with the 1st. floor, next to the West (Red)/East (Blue) entrance to the bases.
  • A pair connecting the top of the tower with the 1st. floor, next to the West (Red)/East (Blue) entrance to the bases.
  • Another pair connecting the upper level before the top of the tower with the top of the tower.
  • Finally, a pair connecting the crane at the lower level with the same crane at the upper level.

The map is almost symmetric, though the item locations are the same, and there are no major differences between both towers, the architecture distribution is different at each side, which may lend to some base favoritism, but not too strong to favor one team or the other.

Weapons and pickups Edit

Weapons Edit

Weapon Count Location
Weapon: 2
Ammo: 4
Weapon: 1x Blue tower, 1st. floor, near some big crates near the platform to 2nd. level. 1x Red tower, 1st. floor, near some big crates near the platform to 2nd. level.
Ammo: 2x Blue tower, 1st. floor, near some big crates near the platform to 2nd. level. 2x Red tower, 1st. floor, near some big crates near the platform to 2nd. level.
Weapon: 2
Ammo: 4
Weapon: 1x Second floor of the Blue tower, inside of a crate near the platform to the third level. 1x Second floor of the Red tower, inside of a crate near the platform to the third level.
Ammo: 2x Second floor of the Blue tower, near some crates at the middle. 2x Second floor of the Red tower, near some crates at the middle.
Weapon: 2
Ammo: 6
Weapon: 1x Blue tower, third floor, at a big horizontal crate near the East Entrance. 1x Red tower, third floor, at a big horizontal crate near the West Entrance.
Ammo: 3x Blue tower, third floor: one behind a crate near the ramp to the 4th. floor, one near the East entrance, one near the West entrance exit from the 2rd. to 3rd. level platform. 3x Red tower, third floor: one behind a crate near the ramp to the 4th. floor, one near the West entrance, one near the West entrance exit from the 2rd. to 3rd. level platform.
Weapon: 2
Ammo: 4
Weapon: 1x Blue tower, second floor, near platform to 3rd. level. 1x Red tower, second floor, near platform to 3rd. level.
Ammo: 2x Second floor of the Blue Base, near the 1st-2nd floor lift, inside of a crate. 2x Second floor of the Red Base, near the 1st-2nd floor lift, inside of a crate.
Weapon: 2
Ammo: 4
Weapon: 1x Blue base, third floor, near the 3rd-4th level ramp. 1x Red base, third floor, near the 3rd-4th level ramp.
Ammo: 2x Third floor of Blue tower, near the ramp to the 4th. level. 2x Third floor of Red tower, near the ramp to the 4th. level.
Weapon: 2
Ammo: 4
Weapon: 1x Top of the Blue tower, near the air dispensers. 1x Top of the Red tower, near the air dispensers.
Ammo: 2x Top of the Blue tower, near the pole. 2x Top of the Red tower, near the pole.

Pickups Edit

Pickup Count Location
12 2x West entrance of the Red base. 2x East entrance of the Blue base. 1x Second floor of the Red base, inside of a crate near West entrance. 1x Second floor of the Blue base, inside of a crate near East entrance. 1x Second floor of the Red base, inside of a crate near platform to 3rd. floor. 1x Second floor of the Blue base, inside of a crate near platform to 3rd. floor. 2x Top of the Red tower, inside of a crate. 2x Top of the Blue tower, inside of a crate.
2 1x Blue tower, upper floor before the top, hidden in a dark hallway (requires Translocator). 1x Red tower, upper floor before the top, hidden in a dark hallway (requires Translocator).
2 1x Blue base, first floor, atop of a big crate with a wooden ledge. 1x Red base, first floor, atop of a big crate with a wooden ledge.
2 1x Blue base, third floor, at the base of the 3rd-4th level ramp. 1x Red base, third floor, at the base of the 3rd-4th level ramp.
2 1x Blue base, 4th. floor, atop the ledges. 1x Red base, 4th. floor, atop the ledges.
2 1x Blue tower, atop of a crate near the 3rd. to 4th. level ramp. 1x Red tower, atop of a crate near the 3rd. to 4th. level ramp.

Tips and tricks Edit

  • Much like Face, the key is on knowing when to get into the enemy base, but also from where to enter. It's not recommended to enter right at the fourth floor due to the Minigun Cannons. Without snipers to care about, your best bet may be from the upper floor, then teleport to the fourth floor from the top of the tower. Since the Shield Belt is not available on this map, you should enter to the enemy base with at least picking up Armor and BKOH. Your exit will definitely be harsh and you'll definitely need teammates covering you.

Trivia Edit

Author's Notes Edit

"After finishing my work on UT I realized most of the maps would be good for 10 players max. It's still decent with more players but I wanted to make something big enough to allow a lot of players without feeling to crowded so I made Crane, Kosov and High Towers. I think these maps will be playable with up to 32 players."
- GamesWeb Interview[1]
"It's taking place in the same "City Environment" as Crane. Like the other Levels, it's big."
- Inoxx's website[2]

Gallery Edit

External links and references Edit

  1. GamesWeb Interview
  2. Inoxx Pack analysis by Inoxx himself

See also Edit

Capture The Flag maps for Unreal Tournament
CTF-BeatitudeCTF-CUT ChaosCastle-pfCTF-CUT HorusCTF-CommandCTF-Coret (UT map)CTF-CybrosisIICTF-Darji16CTF-DrearyCTF-EpicBoyCTF-EternalCaveCTF-Face-SECTF-FaceIICTF-Face (UT map)CTF-GauntletCTF-HallOfGiantsCTF-Hydro16CTF-KosovCTF-LavaGiantCTF-NivenCTF-NovemberCTF-Noxion16CTF-NucleusCTF-OrbitalCTF-PhalanxCTF-RatchetCTF-SepulchreCTF-SpiritoCTF-StormFrontCTF-SundialCTF-Tutorial