Special Delivery (game mode)

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For the item set, see Special Delivery (item set).
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Special Delivery is a game mode introduced in the Pyromania Update. The objective for both teams is to take a neutral briefcase to a specified area of the map, while preventing the other team from doing so. It combines elements of Capture the Flag and Payload.

Once the round starts, the neutral Australium briefcase is unobtainable for 45 seconds. Once taken by a member of a team, the Australium becomes property of that team by switching to that team's color and will emit gold sparkles, small clothing particles and a long golden trail. If the carrier is killed, the briefcase will be dropped and can only be picked up by the same team. If the opposing team successfully defends it for a duration of 45 seconds, it will return to its original location and become neutral again, allowing either team to take it.

Players must take the Australium to a loading platform. Only the team with the Australium can make the platform operate. Similar to the Payload Cart, the platform will gradually dispense health and ammo to friendly players. Unlike the Payload Cart, the speed of the loading platform is not dependent on the number of teammates on it; only the teammate carrying the Australium can move the platform. If the Australium is dropped or the Australium leaves the platform, the platform will retreat and gradually return to its original position. Once the platform reaches the top of the rocket, a compartment on the nose of the rocket will open. The team that places the Australium in this compartment will launch the rocket, winning the game. Note that once the Australium compartment is open, the platform no longer needs to be raised in order to launch the rocket. As long as a player is able to make contact with the compartment, the rocket will launch.

Strategy

Main article: Community Special Delivery strategy

Maps

Main article: List of maps

Special Delivery maps carry the sd_ prefix

Name Picture File name
Doomsday Sd doomsday ingame 1.jpg sd_doomsday
Carnival of Carnage Carnival of Carnage.jpg sd_doomsday_event

Related achievements

Main article: Astro-chievements

Update history

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

  • Added Special Delivery mode.
  • Added map: Doomsday.

July 20, 2012 Patch

  • Moved Special Delivery to entry 7 on the Start Playing menu.

October 29, 2014 Patch (Scream Fortress 2014)

  • Added map: Carnival of Carnage

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Australium resembles the original backpack icon, with extra metallic items attached to it, such as the Australium bar itself.