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Egypt 01.jpg
Basic Information
Map type: Control Point
File name: cp_egypt_final
Released: February 24, 2009 Patch
(Scout Update)
Developer(s): Sean "Heyo" Cutino
Map Info
No. of Stages: 3
Environment: Egyptian
Setting: Daylight, sunny
Hazards: Ceiling trap,
Fire (environmental)
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Smallhealth.png ×4  •  Mediumhealth.png ×7  •  
Largehealth.png ×5
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Smallammo.png ×2   •   Mediumammo.png ×16   •  
Largeammo.png ×4
Map Photos
Loading screen photos.
Map Overview
Egypt overview.png
Map Stamp
Item icon Map Stamp - Egypt.png
Supporters Leaderboard
They can bury you in the 'Tomb of the Unskilled Soldier!'
The Spy on the burial location for the mummified Soldier

Egypt is a community-created Attack/Defend Control Point map adopting a custom Egyptian desert terrain theme, and featuring notably unique use of vertical space. RED's goal is to defend a tomb of gold from BLU discovered after an archaeological dig. Egypt is one of the community maps chosen by Valve as honorary official maps due to their high quality.

The objective for the map is that BLU must capture both points to complete a stage. RED attempts to defend the points and wins if any of the points remain uncaptured when time runs out. The timer is extended if BLU captures any of the points.


Note: If you are having trouble with finding the locations listed here, see the Helpful overview section to see their exact position marked on the map.

Stage 1, Point A

Details of stage 1.(Large file)
  • BLU Spawn: A corridor with a staircase leads to two main exits, one on the left and one on the right to assault A.
  • Control Point: The first control point is located on a raised platform with ramps leading up to it, almost directly outside the BLU spawn. On the platform is another smaller platform running along the side towards the spawns. This prevents BLU Soldiers and Demomen from rocket/sticky jumping up straight out of the spawn. BLU is required to move around the point and up the ramp to capture the control point.
  • Small Courtyard: One of the two courtyards leading from Point A. The small courtyard has two wooden ramps and a set of stairs that lead to Point B's tunnels and the Point B chokepoint.
  • Large Courtyard: The second courtyard leading from Point A. This curves around the building between Point A and the Point B chokepoint.
  • Ledges: There is a wooden structure just right of the point.

Stage 1, Point B

  • Control Point: The second control point is situated in a well surrounded by higher ground on all sides, providing good sightlines for Snipers and Sentry Guns, and a lot of tunnels frequented by Spies and Pyros. This forces the attacking team to deal with the flanks first before assaulting the control point itself.
  • Tunnels: Other than the main chokepoint, another area useful to attackers are the tunnels that connect directly to the point and to a small courtyard behind the point.
  • Point Courtyard: Behind Point B is a small courtyard at the end of the tunnels. It is above ground level from the point, leaving many classes that are defending unable to access the area.
  • RED Spawn: A corridor with a staircase leading to B. There is also a shortcut to A, which locks when A is captured by BLU. Any RED team member attempting to use the shortcut when A is captured will become trapped and be crushed by a dropping ceiling.

Stage 2, Point A

Details of stage 2.(Large file)
  • BLU Spawn: A small spawn room leads to two large and spacious corridors. The leftward corridor has two exits, one on the ground level and one elevated, and the right corridor leads to a single exit on the ground level.
  • Control Point: The first control point is placed atop a tall structure that can be reached by two routes. The left route is a linear, uphill climb with another set of stairs while the right route uses stairs to scale the immense height.
  • Side Path: One of the two routes to the point. This upward path bends around the central structure leading to a set of stairs that lead to the point, and also leads to the platform area below the point which connects to a bridge above the spawn area and the second set of stairs that access the point.
  • Stairs: A large set of stairs connected to the courtyard that exits from the spawn. This leads to another small set of stairs that connect to the point and the platform and bridge that are below the point.

Stage 2, Point B

  • Control Point: The second control point is an elevated atop a flight of stairs, meeting at even ground with the enemy spawn.
  • Main Building: The building that is straight behind Point A. This is the main area attackers attack from. It has a main entrance leading to the area below the point and a gate that meets with ground level near the point.
  • RED Spawn: A small spawn area with a single exit behind a fence where the RED team must walk to reach B.

Stage 3, Point A

Details of stage 3.(Large file)
  • BLU Spawn: A small spawn room links to a small chamber with two pathways. The left pathway is a single ground exit, while the right is a short corridor that also leads to the ground floor, near the valley.
  • Control Point: The first control point of this stage uses the same "CP atop a huge structure" concept as the first point in Stage 2 but features a lot more open ground and cover.
  • Opening: From the attacker's spawn is a large opening in the ceiling.
  • Valley: Outside the attacker's spawn is a valley that gives access to many sets of stairs eventually leading to the central structure and the side path to the point.
  • Central Building: The building in the center of the valley. From the stairs leads to a bridge that connects the building. It has another bridge that connects to the point.
  • Side Path: Other than the central building the point is also accessed from another path that connects with the valley.
  • Flank: From the spawn is a winding set of stairs that lead to the top area by the point.

Stage 3, Point B

  • Control Point: The final control point is at the tomb entrance itself, but just like the other second points in the previous two stages, is covered by a lot of open, high ground. Once again, this forces the attacking team to deal with their surroundings in a logical order first.
  • Caves: Connecting Point B's courtyard and Point A are a series of caves with 3 different entrances.
  • Courtyard: From the tunnel entrances are the courtyard which most of the fighting goes on at. Half of it is atop a flight of stairs and has a large arch structure in the middle which leads to the final point.
  • RED Spawn: A small spawn room with a single exit, located to the right of Point B.
  • Vault/Tomb: When the final point is captured, a door opens in front of it. This door has a flight of stairs that leads to a tomb with a sarcophagus filled with gold coins.

Helpful overview

Egypt's locations
2.Small Courtyard
3.Large Courtyard
5.Point Courtyard
7.Side Path
8.Main Building
12.Central Pillar

Red/blue diagonal lines: Red/Blu first spawn
Red/blue double diagonal lines: Red/Blu second spawn
Red/blue double diagonal lines w/ a rectangular: Red/Blu third spawn
Purple circle: First control point Stage 1
Green circle: Second control point Stage 1
Blue circle: First control point Stage 2
Dark red circle: Second control point Stage 2
Pink circle: First control point Stage 3
Black circle: Second/final control point Stage 3


Main article: Community Egypt strategy

Control Point timing

Control Point Multiplier Seconds
Control Point 1-1 ×1
28 .000
18 .667
15 .273
13 .440
Control Point 1-2 ×1
6 .000
4 .000
3 .273
2 .880
Control Point 2-1 ×1
8 .000
5 .333
4 .364
3 .840
Control Point 2-2 ×1
6 .000
4 .000
3 .273
2 .880
Control Point 3-1 ×1
10 .000
6 .667
5 .455
4 .800
Control Point 3-2 ×1
6 .000
4 .000
3 .273
2 .880

Update history

February 24, 2009 Patch (Scout Update)
  • Added Egypt to the game.

May 1, 2009 Patch

  • Updated cp_egypt with changes based on player feedback, added additional health/ammo and updated routes.

January 24, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a bug with the round ending when a control point is captured during Overtime in CP_Egypt.

July 10, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed clip brush exploits
  • Players can no longer build on top of arches and high ledges

August 27, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed players building inside of Blu's first spawn.


  • The instant kill trigger inside of the stage 1 red spawn is always accessible until the first point is captured.
  • Players are able to build in all of the spawn rooms excluding the stage 1 BLU spawn room.


The hieroglyphics.
  • Some of the hieroglyphics featured in the map are Team Fortress 2-related. These include a Heavy with his Minigun, a Sapper, two small Sticky Bombs, a large Sticky Bomb, a level one Sentry Gun, the Backstab symbol, a simplified Demoman face, a crocodile, an Ubersaw, a Soldier (sitting down), the Team Fortress logo, a hamburger, and what could be construed as a Pyro (mainly because of an axe-like protrusion at the front of a silhouetted figure).

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