|July 4, 2020 (Death & Taxes)
Watchtower is an official Arena map, set inside a crater where a radio watchtower watches and towers over the radial arena. The point becomes available after 60 seconds.
Watchtower was added to Team Fortress 2 Classic on July 4, 2020, in the Death & Taxes update. It was created by a user named "JoshuaC", and was prior added to Team Fortress 2 on February 24, 2009.
Each team spawns in a small mineshaft whose gates open at round start. Outside they are led to the arena, which is a circle with four pipes leading into the watchtower. There is a tunnel leading to the below area, with each corner filled with a small pool of deep water.
The watchtower holds the Control Point, which can be accessed through the pipes, stairs, or holes in the roof. Unlike every other map in this game, the windows in the watchtower can be broken, leading to a delightful display of fluttering glass and novel opportunities for bullets to come through.
- Added arena_watchtower