This is a basic guide on how to set up Capture the Flag.

Setting up Capture the Flag

 

Setting up the Map

  1. By this point you should have the Map set up with
    1. Most of the maps lay out done
    2. Bases or Places for at least Red and Blue
    3. Spawning Locations for at least Red and Blue
    4. a place that you want to be neutral to the teams

Placing the Flag and Goal

If CTF the flag and the goal are set as one object on the map.

  1. Go to the Red Base
  2. Create one of the following and place it where you want the flag to spawn
    Usually the flag spawns in side of the Flag stand
    Neutral is where the Neutral CTF Flag spawns

    1. Flag stand (found in Objectives tab) –Recommended –
      1. i.      Will stay in the Flag stand until picked up
      2. ii.      Will reset after picked up and timer’s limit has been reached
  3. Hill Marker (found in Objectives tab)
    1. i.      May fall when spawned
    2. ii.      May reset even if no one has picked it up, because it moved
  4. Anything else
    1. i.      May have strange effects including not spawning, spawning where cannot be picked up, object may not be able to be picked up, or others.
    2. ii.      May reset even if no one has picked it up, because it moved
    3. iii.      If set as a movable object (gun, vehicle, dice) and it moves to another place and the bomb reset, the bomb will reset where the object is.
    4. Have that objective selected and hit x
    5. Set Team to Red
    6. Give the object a shape of about the size of a Spartan
      This is because all the player needs to do is touch the shape while with the flag in order to score.
    7. Go to the advanced tab
    8. Change game specific to True
      1. If you do not, it will show your object in every gametype
      2. Change the Gametype Label to “CTF_FLAG_RETURN”
      3. Repeat Steps 1 to 8 replacing but for at least Blue team and Neutral
        1. May include Orange and Green

Setting up Capture the Flag Spawning

By this point in the map design you should have Initial Spawns (with team colors of at least Red and Blue) and Respawn Points (all neutral).  This section is for setting up the Respawn Influencers that will be affecting these points.

The Way Bungie Handles CTF Spawning

On Large map Bungie only uses one respawn zone per team (Red, Blue, Green, and Orange).

  1. Go to the area or base for Red Team
  2. Hit x and open the Object Menu, Then Go to the Spawning Tab and create a Respawn Zone
  3. Place above the “CTF_FLAG_RETURN”
  4. Hit x on the Respawn zone
  5. Set Team to Red
  6. Give a Shape
    1. Make sure it covers the Red Base and least some of the Respawn points outside of the base
    2. Usually covering a large area of 1/4 to 1/3 of the map.
  7. Go to the advanced tab
  8. Set Game Specific to “TRUE”
    1. If you do not it will affect other games that use Real team and Fake teams.
  9. Set Game Type Label to “TEAM_ONLY”
    1. Will affect Assault, CTF, Team Headhunter, Team KoTH, Team Oddball, Team Slayer, Bro-Slayer, Stockpile, Territories.

Finishing Up Capture the Flag Setup

So far we have set up the bombs, goals, and tuned the spawning. Now it is time to finish up the map.

These steps are usually reserved for Weapons, Vehicles, Armor Abilities, or Toys.

Not Recommended for Setting for Buildings and scenery, as they will not spawn in some game types

Team Specific Items

In this step you add ANYTHING that you want to be placed in the team Based games (those that are not Invasion or infection). This is a very powerful, because items with this label will only spawn in Team Based Games.

1.Grab the object you wish to spawn in only in team games

2.Hit x and go to the advanced tab

3.Set Gametype Specific to “TRUE”

4.Set Game type Label to “TEAM_ONLY”

5.Repeat for all of these items

CTF Specific Items

In this step you add ANYTHING that you only want to be place in a CTF game. This is a very powerful label, because items with this label will only spawn in CTF.

1.Grab the object you wish to spawn in only in CTF games

2.Hit x and go to the advanced tab

3.Set Gametype Specific to “TRUE”

4.Set Game type Label to “CTF”

5.Repeat for all of these items

Symmetry Specific Items

In this step you add ANYTHING that you only want to be place in a Symmetry Specific game. This is a very powerful setting, because it could give both teams a weapon in symmetric games or on the same map give only one team a weapon in an asymmetric game.

1.First decide if you want this item to be dependent on team games or CTF games or none.

a.If choose Team or CTF do those steps 1 to 5 first then continue 2 sections above.

2.Second decide if you want this item to be dependent on CTF symmetric or asymmetric games (when running CTF)

3.Hit x on the Object and Go to the Advanced Tab

a.If Not

i.Leave symmetry set to “BOTH”

b.If you want it to be only in Multi-Flag and Neutral-Flag

i.Set Symmetry to “SYMMETRIC”

c.If you want it to be only in One-Flag

i.Set Symmetry to “ASYMMETRIC”

*** Note***

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*** End Note***

So far we have set up the bombs, goals, and tuned the spawning. Now it is time to finish up the map.

These steps are usually reserved for Weapons, Vehicles, Armor Abilities, or Toys.

Not Recommended for Setting for Buildings and scenery, as they will not spawn in some game types

Team Specific Items

In this step you add ANYTHING that you want to be placed in the team Based games (those that are not Invasion or infection). This is a very powerful, because items with this label will only spawn in Team Based Games.

1.Grab the object you wish to spawn in only in team games

2.Hit x and go to the advanced tab

3.Set Gametype Specific to “TRUE”

4.Set Game type Label to “TEAM_ONLY”

5.Repeat for all of these items

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