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CTF Turbine Center.png
Basic Information
Map Type: Capture the Flag
File name: ctf_turbine
Developer(s): Flobster
Map Info
Environment: Industrial
Setting: Indoor
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Smallhealth.png ×2   •   Mediumhealth.png ×4
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Mediumammo.png ×4
Map Stamp
Item icon Map Stamp - Turbine.png
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A CTF map inside a large industrial compound. It's clean and straightforward, making it easy to learn, but its well balanced layout ensures there are still a wide variety of strategic choices for teams to make, and for individual classes to shine.

Turbine is a Capture the Flag map that was released with the Pyro Update as an official map. It and Fastlane became the first community created maps to be chosen by Valve as official Team Fortress 2 maps due to their outstanding quality.

To win, the player's team must capture the opposing team's Intelligence continuously until they reach the game's capture limit (default limit is 3) while preventing the enemy from achieving the same. In competitive games, the goal is to capture the Intelligence more times than the enemy team in 30 minutes.


  • Turbine Room – The main area that links RED and BLU bases. It is a large room with three turbines in the middle, and a shipping container on either side. Two staircases lead up to a balcony at each end of the room, leading to each side's vents. A small alcove on either side contains a medium Health pack.
  • Intelligence rooms – A rectangular room with railings which partially border the lower area, containing the Intelligence. The rooms can be reached via three ways: from the stairs near the spawn, a drop through a hole in the ceiling from the vent system and two large entrances from the hallway that connects to the Turbine Room.
  • Hallway – A section of hallway connects the Turbine Room to the Intelligence rooms. There is a raised platform along one corridor for Scouts, Soldiers and Demomen to grab a medium health pack. It is also possible for an Engineer get up to the platform using a Teleporter, thus allowing access for any class. Engineers often build defenses on the platform. Engineers may also Crouch-Jump on top of their Dispenser or Sentry Gun, and gain access to the platform. There is an invisible slope close to the pillar beside the platform, where you can wedge yourself with a well-timed Crouch-Jump, and get up.
  • Resupply Area – The resupply room leads out to a hallway, one end of which leads to the Intelligence room, and the other end down to the Turbine Room. Vent access is near the top of the stairs leading to the Turbine Room, a common defensive position.
  • Vents – Small vent tunnels provide passages from the Turbine Room to the resupply areas and to the Intelligence rooms via drop down access. The Vents can be broken into two sections, joining at the Resupply Area entrance. One side exits to a balcony in the Turbine Room, the other leads to the hole to the ceiling of the Intelligence room.

See also: Turbine image gallery


Main article: Community Turbine strategy

Update history

June 19, 2008 Patch (Pyro Update)

  • Added Turbine to the game.

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