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Pl coal event.png
Basic Information
Map type: Payload
File name: pl_coal_event
Released: December 2, 2021 Patch
(Smissmas 2021)
Developer(s): Matthew "Panckakebro" Hiller
Elián "iron" Rodríguez
Ryan "Chill" Foy
Denis "xB33" Varchulik
William "Cheesypuff" Bartley-Bolster
Oliver "OverPovered" Pennanen
Map Info
Environment: Smissmas
Setting: Night, snowy
Hazards: Pitfalls
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Smallhealth.png ×7  •  Mediumhealth.png ×11
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Smallammo.png ×1   •   Mediumammo.png ×17   •  
Largeammo.png ×2
Map Photos
Loading screen photos.
Map Overview
Polar overview.png
Map Stamp
Item icon Map Stamp - Polar.png
Supporters Leaderboard

Polar is a community-made Payload map released during the Smissmas 2021 update. It is a Smissmas version of the custom map Coal.

Polar was contributed to the Steam Workshop.


Checkpoint A

  • Christmas Tree: Right outside the BLU's right spawn exit, a large yard containing a decorated Christmas tree can be seen.
  • Boulder: Directly attached to the BLU spawn is a rocky boulder.
  • Brick Building: Right across the BLU spawn, the Brick Building serves as a shortcut to the first checkpoint.
  • A point Building: Overlooking the point A is a large, rectangular building. It has four entrances/exits, one of which is a gate which can only be opened from the inside.
  • Sentry Deck: In front of the aforementioned A building is a simple wooden deck with some cover. Often a major defensive position.

Checkpoint B

  • Chute: An industrialesque building which contains a chute leading to the Jenkin Coal Co.
  • Jenkin Coal Co.: Named after the sign plastered on it, this is a large building complex right in the middle of the map. Besides acting as a shortcut to B, it also houses the BLU's second spawn.
  • Concrete Platform: Opposite the Jenkin Coal Co. is a small cement platform with a chainlink fence. Has a medium health and ammo pack.
  • Sniper's Hut: As indicated by its name, this wooden hut often houses RED Snipers.

Checkpoint C

  • Dropdown: Not actually a dropdown. Just a room with an elevated platform, only accessible via blast jumping. It also has a large health pack.
  • Gates: Just before reaching checkpoint C, the Cart stops and waits for the metal gates in front of it to open up.
  • Flank: On C's right side is a simple building serving as a flank route around the Gates.

Checkpoint D

  • Shack: Located right next to the RED's third spawn.
  • Clearing A piece of flat, elevated ground. Also found right in front of the RED's third spawn.
  • Factory: A large complex building. Composed of multiple floors, routes, staircases and opening. Whoever controls this building usually wins the battle of checkpoint D.
  • Shipping Crates: Some shipping crates can be seen just in front of the Delivery Pod.
  • Delivery Pod: The pit in which BLU is supposed to throw the Cart. Although it is a pitfall, it is covered by wooden planks for the majority of the game. As such, it does not claim many victims during the round.


Main article: Community Polar strategy

Update history

December 2, 2021 Patch (Smissmas 2021)

  • Added Polar to the game.

December 3, 2021 Patch

  • Fixed a clipping issue with a window.
  • Fixed a displacement.

December 8, 2021 Patch

  • Added a second route into C.
  • Detail fixes.
  • Optimization.