Coal Town

From Team Fortress Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Coal Town
Poster Coal Town.png
Basic Information
Map type: Mann vs. Machine
File name: mvm_coaltown
Released: August 15, 2012 Patch
(Mann vs. Machine Update)
Variants: Ghost Town
Developer(s): Valve
Map Info
Environment: Desert
Setting: Daylight, sunny
Hazards: Pitfall
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Mediumhealth.png ×2  •  
Largehealth.png ×5
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Mediumammo.png ×4   •  
Largeammo.png ×12
Map Photos
Loading screen photos.
Map Overview
Coal Town overview.png
Other mining museums may promise guided tours, “employees” and functioning bathrooms, but only Hale’s Coal Town offers the authentic mining experience! Smell the coal dust! See the coal piles! Don’t touch any of the exposed wiring!

Coal Town is a Mann vs. Machine map released in the Mann vs. Machine Update. The map contains 6 missions: the Normal mission Crash Course, the Intermediate missions Cave-in and Quarry, the Advanced missions Ctrl+Alt+Destruction and CPU Slaughter, and the Expert mission Cataclysm.

A Halloween-themed nighttime version of this map, Ghost Town, was added in the Spectral Halloween Special. This version of the map has a single, unique mission: the Nightmare mission Caliginous Caper.


Hatch Area

The hatch area has two pathways for mercs and four possible pathways for robots.

  • Left Side Hotel (Bottom Floor): The 'Panoramic View of Coal' is a max health and ammo kits.
  • Left Side Hotel (Top Floor): Pathway for robot waves. Contains medium health and ammo kits.
  • Right Side Mann Mining: Pathway for robot waves. Contains max health and ammo kits.

Salt Rock

The Salt Rock is the center area of the map.

  • Mining Accident Simulator: Bottomless death pit behind the structure. Pyros can airblast robots into the hole for easy kills.
  • Salt Rock Interior: Entrance inside the building is accessible from the left lane. Contains a lone Max Ammo kit. Excellent for hiding Teleporters
  • Rooftop: On the left side is a platform for Snipers. The right side has a bridge to the right lane catwalks.

Robot Spawn

Robots spawn from the front and sides of the closed mineshaft at the end of the map. On certain waves a tank comes out from the mineshaft. Near the spawn is a Sniper vantage point with large ammo boxes on both sides. The robots only have one path they can take until they reach the Salt Rock.


Main article: Community Coal Town strategy

Update history

August 15, 2012 Patch (Mann vs. Machine Update)

  • Added Coal Town to the game.

September 4, 2012 Patch

  • Blocked bots from being blasted into the tank tunnel.
  • Blocked giants from getting stuck under the stairs in the final pit.


  • When standing on the rocks where robots spawn on the left side and switching weapons in the loadout, players respawn at spawn with their new loadout (provided tf_respawn_on_loadoutchanges is set to 1).


  • In the description of the "Historic Secretarial Alcove", "Bilious" is misspelled as "Bilius".
  • Preservation of a working coal mine as a museum is not unheard of -- one such mine is in Wales.
  • The clipboard found on the "Secretarial Alcove" exhibit reads "DO NOT REMOVE FROM PREMISES".
  • There is a large ammo pack and medium health kit located out of bounds. They are both behind the lone medium ammo pack on the top right path.


See also

External links