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About Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament, released in November 1999, took the Unreal-engine to new standards of excellence in online play, graphics and introduced several new integrated gametypes. Single player was out, Deathmatch remained and Epic Games (formerly Epic Megagames) added Domination (where you try to maintain 'control points' while fragging your enemies), Capture the Flag (get their flag and bring it back to your flag while *it* is still there) and Assault (conquer objectives while on your way to laying siege to your opponent's base faster than he can do it to you).

A 'ladder' tournament replaced the single player gametype, where you worked your way through bots of increasing difficulty, eventually facing the feared 'Xan', a super-bot that stood between you and the final Unreal Tournament trophy. Along the way, you had to work your way through all four gametypes.

Along the way, Epic Games, Digital Extremes and Inoxx (Unreal-engine mapper) released several 'Bonus Packs'. These Bonus Packs included new meshes, skins and models, maps and introduces 'Relics' and the beginning of skeletal animation to Unreal Tournament.

Unreal Tournament established the Unreal engine as a cutting-edge gaming platform. Many mods were written by the Unreal-engine community for UT, and the UnrealEd editor saw several major enhancements during the life of the game. Many people still play Unreal Tournament, for good reason, while they await the release of UT 2003, scheduled to be in stores by late June, 2003.


  • Impact Hammer
  • Chainsaw
  • Enforcer
  • Pulse Gun
  • ASMD Shock Rifle
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Flak Cannon
  • GES BioRifle
  • Ripper
  • Sniper Rifle
  • Minigun
  • Redeemer


  • Bullets (Enforcer, Minigun)
  • Energy Cells (Pulse Gun)
  • Shock Cores (ASMD Shock Rifle)
  • Rocket Packs (Rocket Launcher)
  • Flak Shells (Flak Cannon)
  • Tarydium Sludge (GES BioRifle)
  • Razor Blades (Ripper)
  • Rifle Rounds (Assult Rifle)
  • Redeemer Rockets (Redeemer)
  • Body Armor
  • Thigh Pads
  • Shield Belt
  • Health Vial
  • Health Pack
  • Big Keg 'O Health
  • Damage Amplifier
  • Scuba Gear
  • Invisibility
  • AntiGrav Boots

Note: many of the Unreal 1 items are also available for use in the Unreal Tournament editor.