TF2 Maps (Actual Size)

  • Published on Apr 5, 2018
  • Maps, maps, we are the maps. Celebrateanadabada birthday bash.
    Basically, this is a half story-time, half Fun Fact video about the size of TF2 maps (or at least the size that actually matters). I tried to make the subject as interesting to watch as I thought it was to research. Hope you enjoy. And yes, there are more videos coming soon regarding the most recent Blue Moon update. This is a video I was working on before the patch dropped last week.
    (04/06/2018) Updated the size of Enclosure from 48.446 to 41.0497. Pazer discovered that the nav flood had extended into an inaccessible area by accident. Still the biggest map, but not by as much as previously thought.
    (04/07/2018) The conversion rates from kHu² to real life measurements are incorrect; here is a list of every map, along with their averages in km² (data provided by @the_link_crafte on Twitter):
    Here’s the full data:
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Comments • 2 633

  • Uncle Dane
    Uncle Dane  Year ago +2345

    Before you ask, yes I'm going to be making a video about the Short Circuit since it was updated last week to be a freakin Mega Man gun. Uploading that video will take some time since I'm waiting on a few possible bug fixes and generally just getting a good feel for how to use it effectively, so thanks for your patience. Hopefully this video holds ya'll over in the meantime. :)

    • Syndrome sydney
      Syndrome sydney 7 months ago

      ...i feel bad for ya

    • 07kilswitch
      07kilswitch 7 months ago

      Man this has to much dick refrences in it "just because its long doesnt mean its big" "lets mesgure thier actual size" i honestly think some girls where giggling this whole video haha

    • Cameron Bunn
      Cameron Bunn 10 months ago

      Uncle Dane hi I was wondering if you could send a friend request to me but if you do I will send you one

    • matthew hurley
      matthew hurley 10 months ago

      Uncle Dane did you remember / count cp_cloak? (It's included with the default install of the game but isn't in valves map rotation)

    • Car
      Car 11 months ago


  • Lathonland
    Lathonland 4 days ago

    where is the idubbbz green screen

  • Captain Sinclair
    Captain Sinclair 6 days ago +1

    Hydro wasn’t included with the measurements.

  • Bartosz Pietrzyk
    Bartosz Pietrzyk 7 days ago

    I've came just to watch uncle dane gameplay

  • Grant Carlson
    Grant Carlson 8 days ago

    Uncle dan is very gud mapping man

  • Mistery-Games Gamer
    Mistery-Games Gamer 10 days ago

    You don't only main Engineer... *YOU* are an Engineer in Real Life!

  • jakarta gamer
    jakarta gamer 10 days ago +2

    just put every map next to each other lol

  • Justin Nguyen
    Justin Nguyen 14 days ago +7

    Captions: Dust Balls Tight-
    Me: Dust Balls?

  • Soren Lee
    Soren Lee 15 days ago

    stop the MEMES

  • Sapphire Spire
    Sapphire Spire 15 days ago +2

    I just deleted my entire item inventory. I had everything except the p2w stuff.

  • TheKopakah
    TheKopakah 16 days ago

    good man

  • Ramdage
    Ramdage 16 days ago

    I love the Mr. Worldwide reference in the thumbnail.

  • Telmo Ghost
    Telmo Ghost 17 days ago

    Uncle Dane is *T H I C C*

  • Khris Wilburn
    Khris Wilburn 20 days ago

    0:47 to 1:10 is the greatest working ive ever seen in my life

  • Harry Sheard
    Harry Sheard 21 day ago

    It'd be interesting to see which ones are bigger in terms of volume, as different maps have higher skyboxes

  • epic gaming tips
    epic gaming tips 23 days ago

    Is uncle dane just 3kliksphillip but american

  • BetaVista
    BetaVista 26 days ago +12

    Community: did you do it?
    Uncle Dane: yes
    Community: what did it cost?
    Uncle Dane: my dispenser

  • Gary Oak
    Gary Oak 27 days ago +3

    this video would have been way better if you made in 2008 instead of 2018

  • False Pankake
    False Pankake 27 days ago

    So... where's orange?

  • Scanlaid
    Scanlaid 27 days ago

    I liked the amount of crash bandicoot music in this

  • Blight VonDrake
    Blight VonDrake Month ago

    "I'm the Uncledanegolab. I love maps." *rapidly smashes like too many times for the system to process*

  • Zero
    Zero Month ago

    what about M V M

  • Bubbanator
    Bubbanator Month ago

    I think you've done a pretty cool thing for the TF2 Commun with this. Good job Uncle.

  • ShyGuy793
    ShyGuy793 Month ago

    Me: *sees RTgame* COUNTRY ROADS

  • Teatro do Bairro
    Teatro do Bairro Month ago

    I would just like to know if you considered all the flat walkable area that you complained before, and add up all the space from all the maps, would it be as big as your typical openworld game?

  • Frosty
    Frosty Month ago

    Damn Hydro Be Thicc.

  • Mr. Fuccboi
    Mr. Fuccboi Month ago

    4:46 *BOi??*

  • I'hsayah O'guj
    I'hsayah O'guj Month ago

    What about walkable roofs

  • Hannah
    Hannah Month ago +1

    I swear to god, Pazer used up at least 45 minutes of that hour to create the ASCII uncle dane face in the console

  • Mamaduke
    Mamaduke Month ago

    0:28 what about a vsauce joke there lmao

  • C & C Miller
    C & C Miller Month ago

    Why aren't gorge and 5gorge the same size? They are the exact same map

  • C & C Miller
    C & C Miller Month ago

    Can you do one for orange, and achievement engineer? Maybe some other popular community maps?
    Alternative maps?

  • Thanos 27
    Thanos 27 Month ago

    2:56 what's this sound effect called?

  • Le Ouef Meister
    Le Ouef Meister Month ago

    im now wondering what higher tower would be

  • Pihutihutihutijay
    Pihutihutihutijay Month ago +3

    I realize this is a year old but youtube recomendations are weird like that.
    how could you not measure the best map cp_orange?

  • fookin lazoh sights

    Look buddy. I'm an engineer. That means I solve problems. Not problems like "What is beauty?" Becouse that would fall within the purview of your conundrums of philosophy. I solve practical problems, for instance: how am I going to stop some mean mother Hubbard from tearing me a structurally superfluous behind? The answer, use a gun, and if that don't work... Use more gun. Take for instance this heavy caliber tripod mounted lil' old number designed by me, built by me, and you best hope... Not pointed at you.

  • Peepsil GamePlayer
    Peepsil GamePlayer Month ago


  • stuff gamer and reaction

    This math nolage is over welming and super hard to remember

  • Tin Cheng
    Tin Cheng 2 months ago

    How about item_test? It is the biggest map, it
    took forever to navigate through it.

  • Monster Ben
    Monster Ben 2 months ago

    Uncle Dane are you a psychopath

  • Cubic Ralsei
    Cubic Ralsei 2 months ago

    (the maps are extremely small, but they have a skybox area which is an extremely small area projected in the sky to make the background decoration. the max map size for map devs is about the size of the fortnite map.)

  • NoahBTv 2019
    NoahBTv 2019 2 months ago

    my god (btw i do not like tf2 cuz is filled with bullys)

  • JayJay Golden
    JayJay Golden 2 months ago

    Ok but how big is highertower

  • Komrade Kermit
    Komrade Kermit 2 months ago

    Music: Globgogabgalab

  • Jacket
    Jacket 2 months ago

    Upward is actully not that big its an moutain base in the desert. blue spawn is right beside the final point Actully

  • frail lolman
    frail lolman 2 months ago +3

    This was the first tf2 video I ever watched

  • Jimmy Chimmy
    Jimmy Chimmy 2 months ago

    This is like game theory..

  • Matus
    Matus 2 months ago +2

    Uncle Dane Is credit to community

  • xxDrain
    xxDrain 2 months ago


  • kered13
    kered13 2 months ago

    The unit conversions are way off. Even the ones in the "corrected" file are wrong. The correct conversions are:

    256 HU^2 = 1 ft^2
    2756 HU^2 = 1 m^2
    1 million HU^2 = 1 kHU^2
    276 million HU^2 = 1 km^2
    714 million HU^2 = 1 mile^2

  • baconboi
    baconboi 2 months ago +1

    is that a THE RAT MOVIE reference in the description

  • Atomic
    Atomic 2 months ago

    What about the World's Smallest Coffee Cup?

  • Jessie TheMedic
    Jessie TheMedic 2 months ago

    Am I the only one who watches all his videos every few months

  • ya boi skinny penis
    ya boi skinny penis 2 months ago

    Uncle Dane
    Enjey man
    Gets the kills
    He's the man
    Uncle Dane
    Sentry man
    Gets the crits
    Uses spam

  • MonkeCi MonkeDo
    MonkeCi MonkeDo 2 months ago

    0:52 is that a leveler?

  • Lorenzo Naves
    Lorenzo Naves 2 months ago

    so DeGrootKeep is the smallest

  • Randomizer
    Randomizer 2 months ago

    A lot of wait and get a six back and not the bear caind

  • Randomizer
    Randomizer 2 months ago

    Loose some wigth

  • MrGermandeutsch
    MrGermandeutsch 2 months ago

    Uncle Dane: *_Suijin_*
    Sub-Titles: *_Sweden_*
    I am dissapointed.

  • MrGermandeutsch
    MrGermandeutsch 2 months ago

    Irrelevant Comment:

  • Damiyo
    Damiyo 2 months ago

    Its been a year since this came out.

  • Chaud314231
    Chaud314231 2 months ago +1

    This is like something the actual Engineer would do.

    FUTURE10S 2 months ago

    What happened to these subtitles, they look like they were pregenerated and then never cleaned up. Why is Dustbowl spelled Decibel?

  • Alex Giovanni
    Alex Giovanni 2 months ago

    Very yes! :D

  • Taco_Man
    Taco_Man 2 months ago

    Size 100

  • Spliggy
    Spliggy 2 months ago

    Dane is a stupid demo main

  • DoomDragonRider
    DoomDragonRider 2 months ago +1

    "Just because a _map_ is long doesn't mean it's actually big"

    ...My dirty mind will get me killed one day...

  • Zeke Bragg
    Zeke Bragg 3 months ago

    That was a vsauce grade transiti- fuck iLander already said that.

  • Dabadibadooba
    Dabadibadooba 3 months ago +2

    Hey Vsauce!
    Uncle Dane here

  • SuperSansCraft Comment Edition

    4:46 I like how the text shows the Uncle Dane logo

  • TheBeatBrain
    TheBeatBrain 3 months ago +1

    *get past my sentry boi*

    LEGOMAN 2 3 months ago +1

    I think that cp_cloak would be the smallest map.

    HOTHEAD 3 months ago

    nice crash 2 soundtracks

  • Miguel Ang
    Miguel Ang 3 months ago


  • MrDepressed
    MrDepressed 3 months ago

    is it just me or uncle looks like yogscast simon

  • mip0
    mip0 3 months ago

    I really like your honesty, when you say things like:
    "what I would call their 'actual sizes'" (1:45) and
    "it would still be bigger than dustbowl _in_ _terms_ _of_ _playable_ _surface_ _area_ " (9:17)
    There's so much sloppiness with definitions, and some people even use it for deception. Liked and subscribed!
    Also, how about this measure: The minimum number of characters (or cameras) you would need to place for every playable-area-pixel to be in line-of-sight of at least one of them.
    E.g. for a square map with an empty single room building in the middle, you would need three: Two at opposing corners of the house, and one inside. This could to some extent solve the problem of big open useless spaces making a map bigger.
    A computationally heavy brute force way of doing it would be to put stationary enemies everywhere, and see how many sentries you would need to put down to hit all of them. Where enemies everywhere would mean, say, one per square Hu, on a uniform grid. Obviously there must be a better way of doing it that doesn't use the game but works with the map files directly, I just wanted to be constructive.

  • JC Stone
    JC Stone 3 months ago

    Can someone kick the Uncle Dane wannabe

  • jumpydoo 5 0
    jumpydoo 5 0 3 months ago

    What a sassy thumbnail​

  • Jason Keats
    Jason Keats 3 months ago

    i wonder how big higher tower is

  • Mr Yeet
    Mr Yeet 3 months ago

    2 fort is the biggest map- change my mind

  • KiwiKidGamer 49
    KiwiKidGamer 49 3 months ago

    1:28 lol I completely forgot this section exsisted

  • some guy
    some guy 3 months ago

    what about koth_cloak ?

  • Joseph Bissett
    Joseph Bissett 3 months ago

    I would guess payload maps feel bigger than they are not because of long narrow corridors, but because of how slowly the game moves through them. Payload carts are pretty sluggish, and you have to stay near it to win, so even though the actual distance it travels is pretty short, it takes a whole game to traverse it.

  • Elias Johnson
    Elias Johnson 3 months ago

    Well is also the best CTF map and of the best maps in general

  • PotatoMcWhiskey
    PotatoMcWhiskey 3 months ago +1

    Am I crazy or did this man do very little of the actual work to obtain this knowledge 🤔

  • MrNasa
    MrNasa 3 months ago

    And I dont mean T H I C C like how im T H I C C

  • jjprs 306
    jjprs 306 3 months ago

    Uncle Dane is literally just a tf2 matpat/austin

  • Mattman
    Mattman 3 months ago +1

    tfw Hydro still exists

  • Nightfury Matthew
    Nightfury Matthew 3 months ago

    Anyone ever wanted a turret that could fire from any range, well, now you can! Introducing tiny maps! All the players spawn beside each other and there's no need for skill or competitiveness! What if I fall? You'll die of course! Welcome to team fortress 2!

  • Un-Known Mapping
    Un-Known Mapping 3 months ago

    Ya know , TF2 will never die

  • Pudim
    Pudim 3 months ago +1

    Steel Sucks!

  • TheChocoKing will eventually be gaming

    I kinda want to know how big highertower is

  • I like sweets
    I like sweets 4 months ago +1


  • Z Films
    Z Films 4 months ago +1

    to put an Real Life scale of things, the KOTH map Viaduct is 100 times bigger than a standard NHL hockey rink (Acourding to my calculation).

  • Vemomat !!
    Vemomat !! 4 months ago +6

    Size doesn't matter.
    It's about playability

  • Quite A Cool Cat
    Quite A Cool Cat 4 months ago

    What the frick is a hammer unit

    BLITZN00DLE 4 months ago

    hydro thicc

  • LuvSeals
    LuvSeals 4 months ago

    “Dust balls” in caption

  • iGhost TF2
    iGhost TF2 4 months ago