Freight

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Freight
Freight1.png
Basic information
Map type Control Point
File name: cp_freight_final1
Developer(s): Jamie "Fishbus" Manson
Mitch "Ol" Robb
Map Info
Environment: Desert / Industrial
Setting: Daylight, sunny
Deep Water: Yes
Hazards: Trains
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Smallhealth.png ×8   •   Mediumhealth.png ×6
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Smallammo.png ×10   •   Mediumammo.png ×10
Map Photos
Menu photos cp freight final1.png
Map Overview
Freight overview.png
Map Stamp
Item icon Map Stamp - Freight.png
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Freight is a Standard Control Point map. It shares many similarities with the map Well, with underwater routes, modified trains, and bases designed for divisions of the RED and BLU teams all being prominent features.


Freight was included in the April 28, 2010 Patch as an official community developed map due to having outstanding quality.


Locations

Freight contains one middle point flanked by two buildings, and two symmetrical bases that correspond to either team. There are also two yards, and a final area which contains train tracks.

Control Point 3

The central point is located between two train tracks on opposing sides, which mark the end of each team's yard. To the direct left and right of the point are two buildings, with slanted roof areas that players can stand on. This point is bordered by the team's yards, which each contain a separate stair case that is instantly accessible from the base exits, and plateaus into a Sniper deck. The yard also contains a health pack and an ammo pack located behind a concrete block, which can be used for cover.

  • Flank/Stairs: On the close side of each team's mid area is the flank. It can be accessed from the top of the stairs at the far side of the mid area, which leads to a small drop onto the train tracks.
  • Wall: Parallel to the central building, and separated by the point, are the walls. The walls have two openings which lead into each team's yard and water way entrance. There are a set of stairs on the opposite side of the wall to the point, which lead to a platform at the top of the wall. This is a very common spot for Snipers.
  • Water: The waterway runs under the entire mid area, and is mainly entered from behind each team's wall. The water ways lead to an opening on the enemy's side of the mid area next to the point.
  • Yard: Outside the entrances to each team's main building is the yard. It is an open area containing the main water way canal, the wall, and the third forward respawn gates.

Control Points 2 & 4

Control Points 2 & 4 are located in each team's main buildings. The main buildings consist of small corridors and tight spaces. With only two entrances, both being narrow hallways, this is by far the hardest control point to capture on the map, especially if the enemy has a Sentry Gun set up.

  • Main Entrance: From the defender's perspective the main entrance is on the right. It is mostly used when making large attacks as it exits out directly in front of the point. In front of the swing door when entering is a window on the wall of the second floor of the building, only accessible for the defenders.
  • Flank Entrance: The flank entrance is the only other entrance to the main building. It enters down to the main hallway behind the point.
  • Well Room: Between the entrances is the well room, which contains a drop down to the water way.
  • Second Floor: The second floor runs through the inner part of the building behind the point. It leads to a balcony overlooking the point, the small room above the main entrance ramp, and the small flank room directly across from the final point. The second floor is directly accessible by a stair case near the short exit, and another staircase by the yard exit.
  • Short Exit: The short exit is the exit closest to the point. It exits out directly to a ramp, which plateaus right in front of the final point.
  • Yard Exit: The yard exit is located at the end of the hallway behind the point. It exits out across from the final point, at the basin of the yard.

Control Points 1 & 5

These control points are closest to each team's respawn. At round start, they belong to the team closest to it. They are directly outside the respawn and are in between two sets of train tracks. From this area, there are three exits:

  • Basin: The open area in front of the point is the basin. It leads to two of the exits: The flank exit to the right, and the main yard exit next to it. The basin has a concrete block and barrier, which can be used for cover by players.
  • Tracks: The point is located between two train tracks, which at random times will have trains crossing them. On the spawn side of the point is a barrier which covers the point from being directly attacked from the spawn rooms.
  • Crates: Behind the point barrier is a stack of crates and roofing tiles, which can be jumped on for a vantage of the whole area. This is a common spot for Snipers and Sentry Guns.

Strategy

Main article: Community Freight strategy

Control Point timing

Control Point Multiplier Seconds
Control Point 1 and 5 ×1
4 .000
×2
2 .667
×3
2 .182
×4
1 .920
Control Point 2 and 4 ×1
12 .000
×2
8 .000
×3
6 .545
×4
5 .760
Control Point 3 ×1
18 .000
×2
12 .000
×3
9 .818
×4
8 .640


Update history

April 28, 2010 Patch

  • Added Freight to the game.

Trivia

  • Although CP_Freight and CP_Freight_Final both exist, the version that was added to the game as an official map is CP_Freight_final1, yet another tweaked version of the map.
  • An unofficial Arena iteration of this map by the same creators also exists.
  • The developer's initials, JM, can be found in a hidden room underneath the middle point; the initials are only reachable via the noclip command.
  • The picture on the loading screen when loading Freight is of the beta version of Freight.