CTF Codes

In CTF matches, particularly 2 on 2 and 3 on 3, experienced players make use of the benefits of teamchat. Teamchat always works if all blue players are odd numbers on the player list, and if all red players are even numbers. It takes too long to type full messages, so a code has been developed which is used and adapted by many players. I have created this article to work as a reference to these codes, and as a tool for teaching it to people. I recommend learning this, as it is a vital tool for communicating with today’s CTF players.

You are telling your team that you are at low health, and are about to die. If you have the flag, this message is telling your team to “get ready”, or in other words camp at the enemy base and prepare to take the flag when you die. See “3”.

You are telling your team that you are at medium health. See “1” and “3”.


Usually said by the person who is currently carrying the flag. Saying 3 means that you are at full health, and generally safe from being killed. By saying 3, you are telling your teammates that there is no need to camp at the enemy base, or get ready to grab the flag when you die. This can be said by other people as well, such as someone who is camping, or possibly defending. Say your health if you think it will help your team.

Stands for attack. Saying you are “on A” means that you are attacking instead of defending. Mostly used in big games with 8 or more people.

Camp at the enemy base.

Stands for carrot. Say this if the carrot (fullNRG, not 1 health carrot) has spawned, and you want another member of your team to get it, generally the flag holder. If you have the flag and are at 3, say CAR so another member of your team get it. This will deprive the enemy of health. With levels that have multiple fullNRG carrots, players might say something like LCAR or RCAR, which mean Left Carrot and Right Carrot.

Stands for defence. Saying “on D” means that you are defending instead of attacking. Usually used in large games.

Defend the base.

Stands for “Don’t Die”. Used to tell flag holder not to die.

Enemy health
To say what health the enemy flag holder has, or another member of the enemy team, say the first letter of their name (or part of their name if needed) and then their health. If I had your flag and you wanted to tell your team that I was at 1 health, you would say E1. E stands for EvilMike.

Some players like to say a bunch of random letters if they are in trouble. If your flag holder does that, assume they are near death.

Good game. Not really a code, but used fairly often and can be confusing to people.

Good job.

Used to tell team members to go capture the enemy flag, or go to the enemy base.

If you want to say that a powerup has spawned (so your team can get it), or say what weapons you have, call them by their number instead of name. Gun 1 is blaster, 2 is bouncers, 4 is seekers, 5 is RF missiles, 6 is toasters, 8 is pepper spray and 9 is electro blaster. 3 and 7 are ice and TNT, but those aren’t real weapons, are they?

R or RDY
You are Ready to take the enemy flag. Saying R means that you are camping at the enemy base. Occasionally, the flag holder of your team may say this. If so, they are ready to score a point instead of capture the flag. Oftentimes a player might say “R3” or “R1”, which means they are ready with so much health.

You are telling your flag holder to get killed, and that you are ready to take the flag. Used by experienced players to transfer the flag between team members.

Added on Jul 26:

Used to ask how much health your flag holder has left, or other teammates. If you want to ask what the health of an enemy is (if anyone is able to guess), say their name and then H.

You are asking someone to hold their position and/or current tactics. Say this with the person’s name.

HELP (if you have flag)
You are asking for help, generally at your own base. This is usually used if there are too many campers for you to safely take on. Say location after saying “HELP” to be more specific.


Violet CLM on July 25, 2002 06:00

I applaud this. Virtually.

EvilMike on July 26, 2002 06:00

This code is used by more people than any other code there is, and has been adapted by Europeans and North Americans. By the way, I’m making additions to it. Check the bottom of the list for new stuff. Thanks to anyone who reminds me.

Enigma on July 26, 2002 06:00

You didn’t know? EEEEEEEEEEE!!! Why didn’t you ask me then?!! It could’ve saved us a lot of trouble. :-)

Anyway, thanks for the article Mike. It’ll save time when all the codes don’t have to be explained in the game itself. And there are a few codes in there i didn’t know yet :D

Oh, and maybe you should mention the “fake 3” in that part about health. You know, when you get hit but don’t lose health, and you’re likely to suffer a 3 heart kill afterwards

Enigma on July 26, 2002 06:00

The problem with that, Cracco, arises when two players who use different codes are placed in one team. It’s definitely not a bad idea to have some universal codes. You can of course use your own if you know your teammate uses the same

White Rabbit on July 26, 2002 06:00

This is great. Helped me a lot cause Cell was saying out a whole truck load of weird non-sense to me today. ;-P

Super Saiyan on July 26, 2002 06:00

Woah! This is so helpfull for me, now Im busy with ctf last days. Well Made.

CraccoBoy on July 26, 2002 06:00

No offense, but I think every clan/player should use his own strategy and code and not necesarily follow this. Go DAKGBS code :P.

CraccoBoy on July 26, 2002 06:00

Well Enigma, I guess you’ve got a point there, but I don’t like this strategy enough to use it myself. It misses some things..

BúññyÉlmérTšb on July 26, 2002 06:00



Gg come’s from UT ;)


Asking how many hearts your teammate’s have left.

MoonBlazE on July 26, 2002 06:00

Oooooooh, I always had it in the way that DD mean I where getting killed, becuse I always get when Enigma says DD to me. ;-P

byggemester on July 27, 2002 06:00


Taz on July 28, 2002 06:00

Nice idea, but you can also use another codes.

4I Falcon on July 28, 2002 06:00

Well, this certainly helps me. I’m a relatively slow typer, and I prolly don’t have the time to type out full messages. This is extremely helpful. Thanxes.

Go EvilMike woowoo!

DoubleGJ on July 30, 2002 06:00

This will be useful, but hard to remember… uhm…

Taz on August 03, 2002 06:00

Clap clap clap.

Elliot on August 05, 2002 06:00

Ooo! I knew this, but…

RagE XR on August 07, 2002 06:00

Good article. You missed some though.

CAR1 (Or C1 If there is no enemy beginning with a C)= 1 Health Carrot has spawned (For another teammate to take.

GR = Go Right (If the enemy flag carrier is on the right side of the level, this can be used by the flagcarrier)

GL = Go Left (Same as above but with Left instead of Right)

Also, I say ‘DIE’ instead off ‘SUICIDE’.

EverLasting on August 13, 2002 06:00

Ever heard about Voicecom? =)

American on December 19, 2002 06:00

In JJ2? ;P

the WINNER on August 23, 2003 06:00

Yay! I use this thing with the latest Omega!

Evil Hare (aka) General on July 24, 2006 23:04

Thanks for the helpfuls!

Saphir on October 22, 2006 21:31

Very helpful – this really was needed.
Uh, and \“GG\” is used gamewide, not just UT :)

Medivo on February 21, 2007 22:10

This Codes is UseFull and Good.
Good Job EvilMike

Anubis on February 22, 2007 22:24

E1, E2, E3, Elow = enemy health
C stands for car too
BC – base camp = base is getting camped
RTS – ready to score a point, say health after RTS
LC – left carrot has spawned
CD – carrot is down
EB – enemy in box (used in DW)
EW – enemy in warp (used in BBLair)
RC – right carrot has spawned
FA – full ammo
HA – half ammo
NA – no ammo

These are often used too.