— The Engineer, on none of the classes being dressed for sub-zero conditions
Coldfront is a Standard Control Point map. It was included in the Engineer Update as an official community map due to its outstanding quality.
The objective is to capture all five control points. Each team starts with their second and final control points locked, leaving only the middle point available.
Each area of the map provides ample opportunity for certain classes to utilize their abilities in order to overcome their enemies. Scouts, Soldiers and Demomen are able to traverse the cliffs and main house, while the slope of the terrain and sharp corners allows ambush classes such as the Pyro, Engineer and Heavy to take down attackers. In addition, various open spaces indoors allow Medics and Spies to move freely to advantageous positions while Snipers lay down suppressive shots.
Control Point 3 (Decrepit Cabin)
The central control point rests comfortably within the wreckage of the cabin.
Entrances: Each team has three paths to the house area. Two paths enter from the ground, going uphill as you get closer to the house, and an upper path among the one of the high cliffs.
High Cliff: One of the passageways into the area from yard. Normally a one-way drop-down, but Scouts and Soldiers can climb up, too. It is a common Sniper perch.
House: The worn down cabin which holds the control point. Soldiers and Demomen can rocket jump on top for a better view of the area.
Behind the Rocks: A small safe haven for Medics and Engineers, especially due to the close proximity to medium Health and Ammo packs.
Yard: Each side has a large, open intermediate area in between CP2 and the CP3 cabin. Separated into two halves by a pipe-bridge.
Control Points 2 & 4 (Warehouse Caves)
Entry to BLU base
RED's second point
Side entrance to point 2
The intermediate control points are set in the centre of the elevated concrete road.
Entrances from Yard: Teams most commonly enter in through the main central path (building), but the side route (pipes) and the ramp room (forward respawn) are there as alternatives.
Garage: The location of the first forward resupply. An effective but risky flank to topple defenders on the platform.
Platform: A large elevated platform near the control point. Teams should base their defenses around this platform, but beware of flanks through the ramp room.
Control Points 1 & 5 (Headquarters)
Side entrance to the final point
BLU's final point
BLU's Final Point
BLU's spawn room.
The final control points are locked into the centre of the circular final chamber.
Entrances from CP 2/4: Three small but separated doorways are used to enter the final chamber. Far left (through silo), center, and far right.
Silo: Otherwise known as the far left flank, this passage is most commonly used to sneak an assault on the final CP, but can become dangerous if you're caught in this narrow passage.
Outer Ring: The upper ring surrounding the central chamber that all teams must pass through if entering/exiting the area. The slight height advantage and plenty of cover makes it significant location to control for both attackers and defenders. The support beams spanning across the ceiling do not have collision detection and players can pass right through them.
Central Chamber: The open space in the center of the room. Its lower elevation makes this a no-man's land if the attackers succeed in taking the Outer Ring. Good for hiding Sentry Guns.
The Back: The elevated area behind the final control point. A stable but not most ideal point of defense for a team making a last-ditch or makeshift defense. Health and ammo packs area available in the back, and an easy drop-down to the control point itself.