Unreal Tournament 3 Tweak Guide

Author: Koroush Ghazi

Last Modified: June 2011


The original Unreal Tournament was released in 1999, and eight years later it continues to live on in a new incarnation now simply known as Unreal Tournament 3. For people who've never played Unreal Tournament, UT3 is a good introduction to the frenetic gameplay that is UT; to existing UT2004 and UT99 players, it's a mixture of the old and the new. Some UT veterans like it, some prefer older versions, but either way UT3 is proof that a venerable online gaming franchise can continue to evolve and possibly gather new fans along the way.

The heart of UT has always been deathmatch, and UT3 provides a deathmatch experience which is at once both new and very familiar to UT players. The theme music, weapons, tactics, environments and sound effects are all altered, but still recognizably 'UT' in nature. If anything the pace feels even faster than before, and there are times when playing UT3 that you may feel it's all just one great big blur of explosions, death and carnage. Fortunately UT3 has four other game modes besides straight Deathmatch which may suit those who want a slower pace, or want the opportunity to use team-based strategy: Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Vehicle Capture the Flag and Unreal Warfare. There's something for everyone in UT3, as long as you're not too squeamish.

Given the game utilizes the new Unreal Engine 3 to full effect, this guide covers all aspects of the new engine in detail, from basic to advanced, and gives you all the information you need to tweak and customize both UT3 and other games based on the Unreal Engine 3 to suit your particular needs. Wade right in and see for yourself what the guide can do for you.

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Note: This guide refers to the latest version of Unreal Tournament 3, Version 2.1. Make sure to check back regularly for updates.