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The making of Facing Worlds, Unreal Tournament's most popular map

Revisiting a multiplayer masterpiece 20 years on

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Feature: Revisiting a multiplayer masterpiece 20 years on

The making of Facing Worlds, Unreal Tournament’s most popular map

On a dinky asteroid orbiting the Earth, two symmetrical ziggurats mark the red base and blue base. Each sniper-lined tower guards a flag, and their confined spaces contrast with the exposed and treacherous bridge between them. It is elegant, simple, stark against a grand sci-fi background. This is Facing Worlds, a level in the once dominant first-person shooter Unreal Tournament. This modest map has created…

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