The Big 3

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The Big 3 or TB3 is a phrase often used to describe the 3 most commonly-played maps in each game mode.



In 1on1 and 2on2 these maps are DM2, DM4 and DM6. Some argue that 1on1 now has a "TB5", such is the popularity of the custom maps Aerowalk and ZTNDM3.


In 4on4 TB3 is made up of 2 deathmatch maps - DM2 and DM3 - plus E1M2, a map from the Quake1 single player campaign.

TB3 dominance

Debate has raged in the QW scene about whether it's better to stick to the tried and tested TB3 map pool, or whether so-called "Kenya" maps should be played in tournaments.

The 4on4 scene is currently dominated by TB3, with a slim minority of games being played on CMT3 and CMT4.

See also

QuakeWorld terminology
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