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Urban Terror™ is a free multiplayer first person shooter developed by FrozenSand, that will run on any Quake III Arena compatible engine. It is available for Windows, Linux and Macintosh.

Urban Terror can be described as a Hollywood tactical shooter; somewhat realism based, but the motto is "fun over realism". This results in a very unique, enjoyable and addictive game.

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newspaper Urban Terror 4.3.3 release

bullet_none in Urban Terror - posted 22 days ago by FrozenSand

Bugs squashed!

While the development team is working hard on Urban Terror Resurgence with the goal to bring it to your screens quickly, we have cooked a 4.3.3 release for Urban Terror : Still Dying.
Information: This release contains several important security fixes and various bug fixes and improvements. It is highly recommended to update as soon as possible.
To update your game client, simply run the UrTUpdater executable from your game folder. You can alternatively download the full Urban Terror 4.3.3 pack or the 4.3.2 to 4.3.3 update package.


Security fixes

Fixed CVE-2017-6903 #73
Fixed a potential buffer overflow exploit with the funstuff cvars
Fixed a potential exploit with the cl_guid variable
Fixed a potential exploit: do not allow loading .menu files from the /download/ subfolder and enforce menu files to have the .menu extension
Fixed a potential exploit where the result of the /stats command called by a spectator while following a player would be sent to the followed player instead of the spectator
Fixed a potential exploit with ROM and INIT cvar types being forced to USERINFO


Fixed the server browser not showing any server when using the legacy Quake 3 engine
Fixed modern ioq3 engines crashing with the error "Engine linkage error #31" #399

Match Mode

Fixed the substitute status being sometimes applied when g_matchmode = 0 #404
Fixed substitute players randomly spawning and being invincible on map restart in certain game modes

Jump Mode

Fixed wrong value of y-axis being used when loading a saved position in Jump mode #80
Jump mode: fixed persistent position saving which was sometimes loading another player's saved position #131


Gun Game: fixed being stuck with the HK69 when playing with g_randomorder 1 #394
Tweaked the FR-F1: torso/vest hits make players bleed. Zoom reset if getting >= 50% of damage (previously: 20%)
Tweaked P90's and Benelli's positions on screen #217
Potentially fixed fire mode of a spectated player's weapon being sometimes picked up #7
Fixed bots failing to load on Cascade and Kingdom
Tweaked bot files for UrT 4.3.3


Fixed g_inactivity timer inconsistencies #414
Fixed the rcon "players" command that wasn't always displaying player's auth names #419
Fixed /rcon players command returning wrong slot and IP values for clients
Added current half info to /rcon players if g_swaproles is set to 1
Fixed a bug where a map_restart after changing the g_matchmode cvar would spawn the same random weapon an infinite number of times #81
Fixed g_redteamlist and g_blueteamlist not always being recognized as valid server cvars #83


Potentially fixed the "Couldn't find weapon xx" error which was introduced in 4.2.014
Fixed the TOD50 texture file size which was causing a crash on map load when using the legacy Quake 3 engine
Updated quake3's master server port in server_example.cfg (please update your custom server configs!)
Fixed the server browser showing several times the same servers when quickly refreshing the list multiple times
Clarified server browser filter options
Fixed a bug where spamming a key binding while downloading a map would result in a "client overflow" game crash
Fixed ignore list not being saved on map reload/change and other inconsistencies with the /ignore command #23
Replaced all .png textures with .tga textures to fix some UI elements not being displayed correctly when using the legacy Quake 3 engine

Many thanks to the players who have reported issues on our GitHub repository, as well as community developers who contributed to the engine code, menus files and bot files: Ionkamikaze, IyeOnline, mickael9, NotVeryGood, Z3nny and travmon.
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newspaper Urban Zone Winter Cups

bullet_none in Leagues - posted 2 months ago by FrozenSand

Good news everyone! Urban Zone is holding two competitions this winter. The Winter Fun Cup will be dedicated to fun, chill and relaxed games and the teams will be able to choose the mode they want to play. The Winter Pro Cup will be dedicated to serious and try harder players, the teams will only be able to choose the same map once, like in league div1.

For more information regarding game type, rules and to sign up please vist Urban Zone.
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newspaper Urban Terror Security Update

bullet_none in Urban Terror - posted 2 months ago by FS Barbatos

Urban Terror players!

Vulnerabilities found

Several vulnerabilities have been detected within the game engine and may be used by malicious entities to alter your game experience. We've made the necessary fixes and it is highly recommended to update your game clients as soon as possible.

How to update?

There are two ways to update your game client:

Launch the UrTUpdater which is located in your Urban Terror game folder, it will automatically download and update the necessary files
Manually download the files from here and put them in your Urban Terror game folder
Information: Game servers are not affected by those vulnerabilities, but it is also recommended to update your servers with the new binaries.
Stay safe and happy fragging!
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newspaper The Battle Jump tournament

bullet_none in Leagues - posted Sunday, 15 October 2017 by FrozenSand

It's been a long time since the Urban Terror community has put together a proper jump related event. To remedy that, Sachka​ and Hugo​ are organizing the Battle Jump competition, hosted by Urban Zone, and everybody from beginner to skilled jumper is welcome to participate.

​There will be three different divisions in which people with the same skill level compete against each other, on maps with matching complexity and difficulty level. The goal is to be the fastest in your bracket to finish the maps.

The tournament will span several weeks and multiple maps will be played in each division. To participate, it is necessary that you are using an Urban Terror account​ and that you are registered on the Urban​ ​Zone​ website.

For this first edition of the Battle​ ​Jump​ Tournament​, the organizers offer 50 €​ to the winner of each division. In the next few days you will be able to access the​ ​rules​ as well as the official list​ ​of​ maps​ that will be played.

Good luck and lots of fun to all the participants!

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October 18 - Contest rules published on the Urban Zone website
October 20 - Maps list announced on Urban Zone and
October 21 - Registrations open on the Urban Zone website

More information

If you have any questions, you're very welcome to contact the event organizers on their Discord​ server.
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pencil Gear Loadout System

bullet_none in Devs blogs - posted Monday, 09 October 2017 by FS hg`.Gost0r
FS hg`.Gost0r: It has been almost a year since I posted an update on the progress of UrT. Well, that's not because we're not working on the game anymore, but rather a question of how to dedicate the time. Do I rather go down the road of recording and writing some blogpost or rather spend the time developing the game instead.  Well, once in a while when something isn't just half-finished, but moreover in a prese […]

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newspaper Urban Zone Knockout 2017

bullet_none in Misc - posted Monday, 24 April 2017 by FrozenSand

Urban Zone is hosting a new KNOCKOUT event on Sunday, May 7th at 15:00 CET. The event will be streamed on and the reigning champion, deCrimzon` will be defending his belt from 2016 (video).

Signups will be done through the Urban Zone website, this news post has all the details. The first 15 to reply on Wednesday, April 26th at 12:00 CEST to it will get a spot. But if you want to "skip the queue" you can subscribe to Urban Zone's twitch channel here. Aside from supporting future streams you'll also reserve a spot in the KNOCKOUT tournament! If you aren’t one of the lucky fifteen, don't get discouraged and sign up anyway – some people always drop out and you can take up their place.

Join us on the Urban Zone Discord server,

Happy fragging!
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pencil Introducing Frozensand Games Limited

bullet_none in Devs blogs - posted Wednesday, 21 September 2016 by FS GROM*RaideR
FS GROM*RaideR: We don't tend to post information on the boring stuff that goes on in the background of our development team. However, in this case, after many years, the Urban Terror Universe is now incorporated in the United Kingdom.  ‹image›  Frozensand Games Limited ( 10343942 )  Taking over the mantel of Business Administrators, myself and Barbatos take on the responsibility of running the company. B […]

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pencil Evolving the HUD

bullet_none in Devs blogs - posted Wednesday, 07 September 2016 by FS hg`.Gost0r
FS hg`.Gost0r: CONCEPTAll good things start with a decent design phase. Our design thread contains dozens of posts which centralize around 4 design concepts. In the end we decided to stick with this basic concept done by Nounou:  ‹images› Keep in mind that this is just a concept and nothing is final.CURRENT ITERATION  ‹images›  I will explain each element, how it functions and what the icons represe […]

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