Rottenburg

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Rottenburg
Rottenburg.png
Basic information
Map type Mann vs. Machine
File name: mvm_rottenburg
Developer(s): Valve
Map Info
Environment: German Town
Setting: Daylight, sunny
Hazards: Pitfall
Pyrovision: No
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Smallhealth.png ×0   •   Mediumhealth.png ×14   •   Largehealth.png ×0
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Smallammo.png ×0   •   Mediumammo.png ×12   •   Largeammo.png ×3
Map Photos
Menu photos mvm rottenburg.png
Map Overview
Rottenburg overview.png
The second of our Two Cities finds the mercs defending the Medic's vaguely European hometown of Rottenburg — a sprawling village famous for its centuries-old traditions of 1) chasing the next in the resident lineage of mad doctors out of town with torches and pitchforks whenever they swapped out too many super-charged baboon hearts, and 2) never having been attacked by an army of robots. Traditions will fall, as will Rottenburg itself if the mercs can't defend its twisting cobblestone streets and iconic towers from Gray Mann's robot onslaught.
Two Cities Update

Rottenburg is a Mann vs. Machine map released in the Two Cities Update. It takes place in the Medic's hometown of Rottenburg, located in Germany, Europe. It is the second of two MvM maps introduced in the Two Cities Update, the first being Mannhattan. The map contains 3 missions: the Intermediate mission Village Vanguard, and the Advanced missions Hamlet Hostility and Bavarian Botbash.


Locations

Hatch Area

The hatch is a metal sewer grate located in between the two merc spawns. There is only one main path that the robots will take when carrying the bomb, however, there is a catwalk path on the left for mercs, as well as a rear path that Tanks will sometimes take.

  • Morgue/Theatre: The right side merc spawn/Upgrade Station.
  • Medic Workshop: The left side merc spawn/Upgrade Station, next to the leftside catwalk access.
  • Tank Path: To the left side behind the Medic Workshop spawn is a pathway that only Tanks will take. The Tank will have to pass through a tunnel only they can access. Part of the wall is destroyed and anyone not paying attention to where they're going will fall and die in the river below.
  • Overhead Platform: To the right along the main path is a stairway to a platform above the robot path. The platform and serve as a height vantage point for Snipers or a Sentry Gun position.

Outer Hatch Area

At this point, the sole path splits into two possible robot paths. One on the main road, and the other from a stairway to the lower part of the city.

  • Catwalks: Along the path is a catwalk that can be used to directly stay out of the line of fire.
  • Tunnel Entrance: The stairway on the right side provides access to the Outer Hatch path, as well as a shortcut to the Robot spawn. At the end of the lower path are the doors to the Tank Tunnel. On select waves the Tank will take this path and once inside the tunnel, it cannot be followed again until it comes out the other end at the Tank path to the side of the hatch.

Town Square

The town square is the area surrounding a tall stone tower. The area has two different paths: The bridge path above, and the dirt path underneath.

  • Stone Tower: The central tower. Accessible from the wooden catwalks next to the bridge path. The interior holds a max ammo kit and medium health kit, and is a useful hiding place for Teleporters.
  • Catwalks: A set of catwalks rest along the dirt path.
  • Historic Disposal Shaft: Along the dirt path is a pitfall in the wall. Skilled Pyros can use this to their advantage and airblast robots into the pit for instant kills.

City Gates

The main gates of Rottenburg lead to the exterior field where the Carrier Tank is located. From here is where the robots will spawn.

  • Pitchfork Checkpoint: To the left of the main entrance is a smaller entrance that robots will not enter. This entrance also contains an upgrade station inside.
  • The Field: The field has three different paths. The left side is exclusive to mercs, and the center is barricaded off. However, during Tank rounds the Tank will always take the center path, destroying the barricade along the way. Once this happens, robots will start taking that path as well.
  • Blocked Off Tunnel: During Tank rounds the wooden barricade will be destroyed and Tanks will spawn from the hole.
  • Left Side Cliff: The robots' primary spawning location. In front of the cliff is a giant rock that can serve a tactical advantage as robots will be forced to split up between the rock.
  • Right Side Cliff: The robots' secondary spawning location. Mercs can get up close to it from a uphill path along the side of the cliff.


Strategy

Main article: Community Rottenburg strategy

Gallery

Related achievements

See also: Obtaining Mann vs. Machievements

Rottenburg has 3 map-specific achievements.

A Bygone Century
A Bygone Century
Pit 100 enemies in Rottenburg.


Crasher Crusher
Crasher Crusher
Play an advanced wave in Rottenburg without the bomb entering the town.


Palace-aid
Palace-aid
Kill a tank before it crashes through the barrier in Rottenburg.


Bugs

  • It's possible to get stuck on the wooden spike barricade in front of the town by responding to a partner taunt, e.g. High-Five or Square Dance.
  • When restarting the map during gameplay, a glitch may occur which makes the front (near the robot spawn) upgrade station unusable.
  • When getting stuck on the wooden spike barricade as Soldier shooting yourself with any Rocket Launcher will make you be considered airborne,which makes the Air Strike have its increased firing speed and make the Market Gardener always deal critical hits.

Update history

November 21, 2013 Patch (Two Cities Update)

  • Added Rottenburg to the game.

December 6, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed a bug where the bomb could get stuck out of reach in the corner near the cap.
  • Fixed a bug where bots could be instantly killed by being pushed into the tank tunnel once opened.
  • Fixed a bug where money could get stuck in the tank barricade when it was rebuilt, preventing collection.

January 23, 2014 Patch

  • Improved collision near barricade to reduce players getting stuck.
  • Fixed credits not always being collected when they fall into the barricade.

Trivia

Anatomy of a Heavy Weapons Guy.
  • Rottenburg is given to be the Medic's hometown, while his official profile also states that he was raised in Stuttgart, Germany. There are several similarly named places in Germany; a few are within or near Stuttgart:
    • Rotenberg is an old, small village actually within Stuttgart.
    • Rottenburg am Neckar is a city 38 km (24 m) southeast of and geopolitically linked with Stuttgart.
    • Rothenburg ob der Tauber (literally "Red Fortress") is a city 95 km (59 m) northeast of Stuttgart, famous for its roles as a film location for a number of movie and as a model for a number of videogames. The buildings in the Rottenburg map and in this Bavarian Rothenburg have remarkable similarity in the stone color and in the general architecture.
    • Rottenburg an der Laaber is a town 209km (130 m) east of Stuttgart, much closer to Munich.
  • Mann vs. Machine: The Sound of Medicine takes place in a modified version of Rottenburg.
  • In the Operating theater seen from the spawn room facing the bombpoint, a skeleton arm in the far left corner and a cropped picture of the Anatomy of a Heavy Weapons Guy poster in the center of the room can be seen.
  • Behind the front tower, a dark area under a roof contains a crate, with Mad Milk bottles, syringes, and a Syringe Gun lying on it, hinting at the Mad Milk Syringes upgrade for the Medic.