Badlands (Capture the Flag)

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Badlands (Capture the Flag)
Basic information
Map type Capture the Flag
Developer(s): Valve
Map Info
Environment: Desert
Setting: Daylight, sunny

Badlands (Capture the Flag) was the version of Badlands that was being developed before both the release of Team Fortress 2 and Badlands from 2006 [1]. It eventually became the Badlands that is currently in the game.

In 2016, former Valve employee Stéphane Gaudette would go on to publicly release screenshots he had taken of the map during his time at Valve.[2] Besides the screenshots taken by Gaudette, there remained some textures relating to the map included in the game files and some of the models inside a build of Source Filmmaker. These models are misplaced, so they spawn at their original positions on the map. With this method, the geometry of the map can be roughly recreated.[3]

The layout of the map is shown to be similar to the Team Fortress Classic version of Badlands, with the same desert environment the released maps had. The layout of the interior is speculated to also follow the Team Fortress Classic layout, as evidenced by concept art.


Concept Art



  1. Gallery showing various Valve games, TF2 is second.
  2. Gallery of artwork.
  3. Compilation of props.
  4. [1]