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CTF Turbine Center.png
Basic Information
Map type: Capture the Flag
File name: ctf_turbine
Released: June 19, 2008 Patch
(Pyro Update)
Variants: Turbine Center
Developer(s): Flobster
Map Info
Environment: Industrial
Setting: Indoor
Bot support: Yes
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Smallhealth.png ×2  •  Mediumhealth.png ×4
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Mediumammo.png ×4
Map Photos
Loading screen photos.
Map Overview
Turbine overview.png
Map Stamp
Item icon Map Stamp - Turbine.png
Supporters Leaderboard
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 community-created Capture the Flag map added in the Pyro Update.

Turbine and Fastlane became the first community-created maps to be added to Team Fortress 2 by Valve as official maps due to their outstanding quality.

Turbine has been played in various competitive leagues, including the official Competitive Mode.


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.

Turbine Room

  • 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 near the base exits lead up to a balcony spanning the width of the opposite side of the room, leading to the other team's vents. To the side of the base, exits are the main hallway, leading to the Intelligence room. The containers and turbines provide good cover for players, even from people standing on the balconies.
  • Alcove: A small alcove at the foot of each staircase contains a medium Health pack.
  • Balcony: A balcony that spans the width of the room connects each team's vents to the Turbine Room. Most of the floor of the room can be seen from the balconies, making them an ideal location for Snipers.
  • Balcony Observation Room: A small windowed, doorless room lies at the center of the balcony. It opens on both sides to the rest of the balcony. The room provides some cover from players attacking from the floor of the Turbine Room. The outside of the room can be used to place sticky traps.

Intelligence room

  • Intelligence Room: The Intelligence room is a rectangular room with railings partially bordering the lower area. The Intelligence is located in the corner of the room.
  • Entrances: There are three entrances to the Intelligence room.
    • A set of stairs leads down from spawn to the Intelligence room.
    • Players can drop through a hole in the ceiling, connecting from the vent system.
    • Two large entrances connect to the main hallway that connects to the Turbine Room.

Main Hallway

  • Main Hallway: A hallway connects the Turbine Room to the Intelligence room. The hallway makes two right-angle turns, providing some cover for players and the opportunity to set up sticky traps and sentry nests.
  • Raised Platform: There is a raised platform along the corridor that leads directly into the Intelligence room with a medium health pack. The platform is too high to jump on top of normally, being accessible by either crouch-jumping, explosive jumping, or using a jump-boosting weapon. For other classes, there is a small cart next to the platform that can be crouch-jumped on in order to get on top, but the cart is located right next to the entrances to the Intelligence room, making platform access dangerous for enemy players.

Resupply and Vents

  • Resupply Area: The resupply room is L-shaped, and the hallway it leads out to is L-shaped as well. One end of the hallway leads to a staircase that descends to the Turbine Room, and the other end of the hallway leads to a staircase that descends to the Intelligence room.
  • Vent Access: The vent system can be reached at the top of the stairs leading to the Turbine Room.
  • Vents: Small vent tunnels provide passages from the Turbine Room to the resupply areas and to the Intelligence room through a hole in the ceiling of the room. The Vents are broken into two sections, joining at the Resupply Area entrance.

Helpful overview

Turbine's locations
5.Main Hallway
6.Raised Platform


Main article: Community Turbine strategy

Update history

June 19, 2008 Patch (Pyro Update)
  • Added Turbine to the game.

April 24, 2014 Patch

  • Fixed collision on spawn doors
  • Added prop to facilitate players jumping up to raised platform and fixed surrounding collision
  • Fixed collision under stairs in mid-room
  • Fixed misc prop collision
  • Fixed collision on signs in mid-room
  • Fixed the clipping in the rafters of flag rooms
  • Increased performance with addition of area portals
  • Added decals under ammo and health packs
  • Smoothed geometry in the vents
  • Added nobuild around spawn doors
  • Added light props over Red and Blu gate 1 doorways

February 29, 2016 Patch

October 21, 2016 Patch (Scream Fortress 2016)

  • Added ctf_turbine to the Competitive maps list.

October 25, 2016 Patch #2

  • Removed ctf_turbine from the Competitive maps list.

March 28, 2018 Patch #1

  • Added a bot navigation file for ctf_turbine.


  • Certain props on the map are not solid and can be walked through.

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