The single-player mode of the game consists in the player's journey from rookie to Tournament champion, building a team in the process.

Synopsis Edit

"The Liandri Corporation's Unreal Tournament enters its twelfth year as a legally sanctioned competition. This year's tournament is the most highly anticipated yet, with teams captained by highly regarded former champions Malcolm, Gorge, and the long absent Xan Kriegor, as well as a dangerous team from the Skaarj Empire."
UT2004 intro video

Overview Edit

This game's version of the mode is a step-up regarding the past game's SP mode. The novelty in this case is that it's money-based. In order to compete and advance, you must gain money through beating matches. Like in the past game, you must create your own team and defeat them in order to progress, but you won't enter directly to the Tournament. You must win the Team Qualification rounds as well, which won't be easy.

It's the year 2303. The game takes place right after Unreal Tournament 2003. The team composed by Malcolm, Brock and Lauren was defeated by Gorge's team of Juggernauts in the past Tournament, and broke up. Malcolm returned to lead his old team, Thunder Crash, and Brock and Lauren reformed Iron Guard. Gorge also wants to demonstrate that it's team of Juggernauts isn't a one-hit-wonder team, and wants to win the Tournament as well by leading, once again, the Juggernaut team. Also, the Skaarj Empire sent a team to compete in the Tournament in order to make them to atone for the Seven Years War. And if that wasn't enough, the success of the Juggernauts prompted Axon to create and sponsor a new team of Juggernauts, Goliath, in hopes of creating an all-Juggernauts finals.

Currency Edit

You start with an initial of 200 currency. You can win additional money as you win more matches. In addition, the killing sprees and kill combos will grant you small amounts of money, which are increased as you do longer (and several) kill combos and killing sprees. Said money will be spent in player hirings, teammate healings, arena changings, and matches. (See Challenges, below)

You can also get cosmetic awards by doing Hattricks, (capturing the flag while doing a dodging, or doing an acrobatic stunt with a vehicle) finishing a match with a Flawless Victory, or getting a determinate amount of kills with Shock Rifle combos, Sniper Rifle or Lightning Gun headshots, or with the Flak Cannon, among other things.

Every match has an entry fee, and your money must be equal or above said quantity in order to enter. Furthermore, in the Team matches you must also have extra money in order to pay your teammates.

You can also get more money by winning matches against team leaders in head-to-head matches. See the "Head To Head" subsection of the Challenges section for more info.

Challenges Edit

After a match, if the game didn't challenged you, you can choose to challenge an opponent team in a head-to-head match or a bloodrites match.

Bloodrites Edit

This challenge becomes available from the Domination Ladder onwards. In it, your team must defeat the other team. If you were challenged, then you must fight in order to retain a member of your team. If you challenged the other team, you must fight in order to get the other team's member. Unfortunately, you can't see the stats of the other team's member, unless you've already defeated them in the Tournament. The matches takes place in the big arenas of the game, and are set to 4on4, 35 frags, 20 minutes, and (if you're the challenger) you can decide if it will be an all-weapon or Instagib match.

Head-to-head Edit

This challenge becomes available from the Team Qualification Round onwards. In it, you must defeat the other team's leader in a 1on1 match. You have to select a map, and an amount of money to bet. The game will select two maps from the following pool, and then, you must defeat the other team's leader in a 1on1 match set to 15 frags in 20 minutes, except when fighting in CTF-1on1-Joust, where the match is set, instead, to 3 captures. When you win, you get the double of the money you've bet:

Teams Edit

You'll face a team in a match depending on it's tier. The teams you'll be facing in the Ladder are:

Team name Leader Members
Sun Blade Cleopatra Imhotep, Isis, Ramses, Diva, Hyena, Nafiret, Scarab
Super Nova Perish Nemesis, Ariel, Wraith, Faith, Phantom, Nova, Dragon
Goliath Rampage Misery, Brutus, Fury, Outrage, Titania, Bullseye, Clangor
Fire Storm Makreth Damarus, Mokara, Komek, Faraleth, Motig, Nebri, Selig
Nightmare Black Legion Abaddon Harlequin, Fate, Brutalis, Succubus, Mortis, Domina, Samedi
Blood Fist Mandible Thorax, Syzygy, Widowmaker, Cobalt, Rapier, Corrosion, Renegade
Iron Guard Brock Lauren, Wraith, Mystique, Remus, Satin, Xantares, Prism
Juggernauts Gorge Ambrosia, Frostbite, Reinha, Avalanche, Perdition, Sorrow, Jezebel
Hellions Zarina Rae, Garreth, Kaela, Greith, Outlaw, Kane, Baird
Thunder Crash Malcolm Tamika, Othello, Riker, Annaka, Azure, Aryss, Picard
The Corrupt Xan Kriegor Enigma, Divisor, Virus, Matrix, Cathode, Cyclops, Axon
Iron Skull ClanLord Drekorig, Dominator, Guardian, Gaargod, Gkublok, Skakruk, Kraagesh

As you play, you'll get the chance to unlock more members for your team. Initially you can only hire bots from the Qualification Round. The teams of the Weak tier only appear in the Team Qualification round, and when you pass it, you can hire their members for your team. Also, when you defeat a Tier (by winning all matches in all ladders against that tier's teams) the members of that tier's teams will be available for hire. This eventually means that you can potentially get every single bot for your team (except the members of the team you face in the Finals) when it's time for the Final Round.

You must win the four ladders in order to reach the finals.

Ladders Edit

Qualification Round Edit

Match Gametype Score limit Fee Prize Rivals Other notes
Deathmatch tutorial - - - - Optional
One On One 10 50 150 1
Cut-throat 15 75 250 2 Arena switch for DM-1on1-Trite requires 27 GU.
Cut-throat 15 100 500 2 Arena switch for DM-1on1-Roughinery requires 55 GU.
Five-Way 15 200 650 4 After winning, draft your team.
Draft your team and fight them 20 250 750 5 After winning, unlocks Team Qualification.

Team Qualification Round Edit

You'll fight against the Weak tier teams at least once. The last match will be played against the team which performed the best against your team.

Match Gametype Score limit

Prize Rival team Other notes
DM-Sulphur 30

500 Arena switch for DM-Curse4 requires 55 GU.
DM-Rankin 40

750 Arena switch for DM-Rrajigar requires 82 GU.
DM-Corrugation 50

1000 Arena switch for DM-Antalus requires 110 GU.
DM-Morpheus3 60

1250 Arena switch for DM-Goliath requires 137 GU.
After winning, unlocks the DDOM ladder.

Double Domination Edit

Match Gametype Score limit Timelimit Prize Rival team Other notes
DOM-Atlantis 2 15 1000 Arena switch for DOM-ScorchedEarth requires 110 GU.
Tough tier.
DOM-Renascent 2 15 1500 Arena switch for DOM-Junkyard requires 165 GU.
Tough tier.
After winning, unlocks the CTF ladder.
DOM-Access 2 15 2000 Arena switch for DOM-OutRigger requires 220 GU.
Strong tier.
DOM-Ruination 3 20 2500 Arena switch for DOM-Suntemple requires 275 GU.
Strong tier.
DOM-Conduit 3 20 3000 Arena switch for DOM-Core requires 330 GU.
Strong tier.
DOM-Aswan 3 20 3500 Arena switch for DOM-SepukkuGorge requires 385 GU.
Godlike tier.
After winning, completes the DDOM ladder.

Capture The Flag Edit

Match Gametype Score limit Timelimit Prize Rival team Other notes
CTF-FaceClassic 2 15 1000 Arena switch for CTF-Maul or CTF-Citadel requires 110 GU.
Tough tier.
CTF-Grendelkeep 2 15 1500 Arena switch for CTF-Magma or CTF-Geothermal requires 165 GU.
Tough tier.
After winning, unlocks the BR ladder.
CTF-Smote 3 15 1750 Arena switch for CTF-TwinTombs requires 192 GU.
Tough tier.
CTF-Grassyknoll 3 20 2000 Arena switch for CTF-Avaris requires 220 GU.
Strong tier.
CTF-January 3 20 2250 Arena switch for CTF-Lostfaith requires 247 GU.
Strong tier.
CTF-MoonDragon 4 20 2500 Arena switch for CTF-Orbital2 requires 275 GU.
Strong tier.
CTF-BridgeOfFate 4 25 3000 Godlike tier.
CTF-AbsoluteZero 4 25 3500 Arena switch for CTF-DoubleDammage requires 385 GU.
Godlike tier.
After winning, completes the CTF ladder.

Bombing Run Edit

Match Gametype Score limit Timelimit Prize Rival team Other notes
BR-Serenity 15 15 1000 Tough tier.
BR-Bifrost 15 15 1500 Arena switch for BR-Anubis requires 165 GU.
Tough tier.
After winning, unlocks the AS ladder.
BR-Canyon 20 15 2000 Arena switch for BR-DE-ElecFields requires 220 GU.
Tough tier.
BR-Disclosure 20 20 2250 Strong tier.
BR-TwinTombs 25 20 2500 Strong tier.
BR-IceFields 25 20 2750 Strong tier.
BR-Skyline 30 25 3000 Arena switch for BR-BridgeOfFate requires 330 GU.
Godlike tier.
BR-Colossus 30 25 3500 Godlike tier.
After winning, completes the BR ladder.

Assault Edit

Match Gametype Score limit

Prize Rival team Other notes
AS-FallenCity 1

1500 Tough tier.
AS-RobotFactory 1

1750 Tough tier.
AS-Convoy 1

2000 Strong tier.
AS-Glacier 1

2500 Strong tier.
AS-Junkyard 1

3000 Strong tier.
AS-Mothership 1

3500 Godlike tier.
After winning, completes the AS ladder.

Finals Edit

Main article: Unreal Tournament 2004 Finals

The game finals consist of a Team Deathmatch, followed by a 1-on-1 Deathmatch against a Godlike opponent. Your team has to face a team from the Godlike tier. Which one you'll face depends on their ranking, which you can see by clicking the Details button, and going to the Opponent Teams tab. You have to defeat first the whole team in a Team Deathmatch game, and then their leader, in a 1on1 game. All matches are clocked, therefore overtime feature is available in the case of a tie.

After that, congratulations! You're the Tournament champion!

Also, unless you've cheated, if it's also the first time you beat that team, you unlock their leader, (Malcolm, ClanLord or Xan Kriegor) so you can select him in the Options menu.

Match Gametype Score limit Timelimit Prize Rival team Other notes
Semifinals 35 20 5000
Finals 20 20 10000 After winning, wins the Tournament!

Trivia Edit

It's possible to see results from up to three random matches between the regular Tournament teams and a bunch of non-playable teams and the aforementioned teams in Details => Other Matches. Almost all of them come from the first UT's ladder:

Also, these teams were also supposed to appear in Other matches, but they are probably dummied out. Many of them were relegated from regular teams in UT2003 to this, and their team symbols still appear in the Team Symbol selection screen:

  • Apocalypse
  • Bone Crushers
  • Camping Whores
  • Children of the Sun
  • Cold Steel
  • Crusaders
  • Dark Province
  • Demolition
  • Dragon Breath
  • Drunken Masters
  • Dune Raiders
  • Gear Heads
  • Happy Dead
  • Happy Smooth
  • Hot Dog
  • Lords of Pain
  • Metal Guard
  • Nail Protectors
  • Nightstalkers
  • Pain Machine
  • PeePee
  • Penguin
  • Pill Poppers
  • PooPoo
  • Professor Death
  • Roswell
  • Skaarj
  • Smelly Cat
  • Spider
  • Strange Love
  • Turtle
  • War Machine
  • War Cry
  • Wrath of God

External links and references Edit

See also Edit

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