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 • 2 670

  • Uncle Dane
    Uncle Dane  Year ago +2242

    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 5 months ago

      ...i feel bad for ya

    • 07kilswitch
      07kilswitch 5 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 8 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 8 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)

    • Mikeal Krinzousky
      Mikeal Krinzousky 9 months ago


  • Gabriel Avila-neuheisel

    This was the first tf2 video I ever watched

  • Navneet Vinod
    Navneet Vinod 5 days ago

    This is like game theory..

  • Matus
    Matus 5 days ago +1

    Uncle Dane Is credit to community

  • xxDrain
    xxDrain 6 days ago


  • kered13
    kered13 6 days 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 9 days ago +1

    is that a THE RAT MOVIE reference in the description

  • Atomic
    Atomic 10 days ago

    What about the World's Smallest Coffee Cup?

  • Jessie TheMedic
    Jessie TheMedic 10 days ago

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

  • musical mango
    musical mango 10 days ago

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

  • It’s a Drgn
    It’s a Drgn 11 days ago

    0:52 is that a leveler?

  • Lorenzo Naves
    Lorenzo Naves 11 days ago

    so DeGrootKeep is the smallest

  • Randomizer
    Randomizer 12 days ago

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

  • Randomizer
    Randomizer 12 days ago

    Loose some wigth

  • MrGermandeutsch
    MrGermandeutsch 13 days ago

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

  • MrGermandeutsch
    MrGermandeutsch 13 days ago

    Irrelevant Comment:

  • Damiyo
    Damiyo 13 days ago

    Its been a year since this came out.

  • Chaud314231
    Chaud314231 14 days ago

    This is like something the actual Engineer would do.

    FUTURE10S 16 days 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 16 days ago

    Very yes! :D

  • Taco_Man
    Taco_Man 17 days ago

    Size 100

  • Spliggy
    Spliggy 19 days ago

    Dane is a stupid demo main

  • DoomDragonRider
    DoomDragonRider 20 days 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 22 days ago

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

  • Dabadibadooba
    Dabadibadooba 23 days ago

    Hey Vsauce!
    Uncle Dane here

  • SuperSansCraft Comment Edition

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

  • TheBeatBrain
    TheBeatBrain 27 days ago +1

    *get past my sentry boi*

    LEGOMAN 2 27 days ago +1

    I think that cp_cloak would be the smallest map.

    HOTHEAD 28 days ago

    nice crash 2 soundtracks

  • Miguel Ang
    Miguel Ang 29 days ago


  • Mr Depressed
    Mr Depressed Month ago

    is it just me or uncle looks like yogscast simon

  • mip0
    mip0 Month 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 Month ago

    Can someone kick the Uncle Dane wannabe

  • jumpydoo 5 0
    jumpydoo 5 0 Month ago

    What a sassy thumbnail​

  • Jason Keats
    Jason Keats Month ago

    i wonder how big higher tower is

  • Mr Yeet
    Mr Yeet Month ago

    2 fort is the biggest map- change my mind

  • KiwiKidGamer 49
    KiwiKidGamer 49 Month ago

    1:28 lol I completely forgot this section exsisted

  • some guy
    some guy Month ago

    what about koth_cloak ?

  • Joseph Bissett
    Joseph Bissett Month 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 Month ago

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

  • PotatoMcWhiskey
    PotatoMcWhiskey Month ago +1

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

  • MrNasa
    MrNasa Month ago

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

  • jjprs 306
    jjprs 306 Month ago

    Uncle Dane is literally just a tf2 matpat/austin

  • Mattman
    Mattman Month ago

    tfw Hydro still exists

  • Nightfury Matthew
    Nightfury Matthew Month 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 Month ago

    Ya know , TF2 will never die

  • Pudim
    Pudim Month ago +1

    Steel Sucks!

  • TheChocoKing will eventually be gaming

    I kinda want to know how big highertower is

  • I like sweets
    I like sweets Month ago +1


  • Z Films
    Z Films Month 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 !! Month ago +2

    Size doesn't matter.
    It's about playability

  • Quite A Cool Cat
    Quite A Cool Cat Month ago

    What the frick is a hammer unit

    BLITZN00DLE Month ago

    hydro thicc

  • LuvSeals
    LuvSeals 2 months ago

    “Dust balls” in caption

  • Ghost Rider04
    Ghost Rider04 2 months ago


  • Miles Williams-Lewis
    Miles Williams-Lewis 2 months ago

    Lots of phallic imagery when you use synonyms to the word "large".

  • DragonStrike
    DragonStrike 2 months ago

    This video is just pointless lmao.. If you could tell that the NAT files where not gonna work because of how big the maps where just shows that this video is pointless because you can just tell which is the biggest and which is the smallest map lol but whatever I guess it's just unique content for a TF2 RU-clipr I guess lol..

  • DragonStrike
    DragonStrike 2 months ago

    Oh so that's what Uncle Dane looks like, I thought he had a white beard, sunglasses and a white hat..
    I also thought that you meant the maps actual size due to the thumbnail that they were the small version of every map under the actual map buried and just resized so it's big enough for players to have a fair and decent battle on.. Lol idk if anyone else understands what I'm talking about but eh.. Some might but that's just what I thought the video was about just based off the thumbnail.. Idk

  • Izzkka
    Izzkka 2 months ago

    Globglogabgalab soundtrack?

  • Memes 4 life
    Memes 4 life 2 months ago


  • Rory Weiler
    Rory Weiler 2 months ago

    7:33 Lol!

  • lesley galvin
    lesley galvin 2 months ago

    *M A S S I V E M A P S*

  • Kwint
    Kwint 2 months ago

    the way u calculated it, it's not right, see, the side of little hills that u can jump against and then slip off again also count if u calculate it like that, take for example harvest, the little hill on which the shed is with the medium healthpack, the sides of that hill will count too, but you're technically not supposed to run on that.

  • Connor Thompson
    Connor Thompson 2 months ago

    What surprised me was how small CP_steel is. I guess that shows the effective use of space when designing that map.

  • Tume
    Tume 2 months ago

    now Vsauce is on my recommandations

  • Jouva Moufette
    Jouva Moufette 2 months ago

    1122 square feet? That's like... 33 1/2 feet by 33 1/2 feet on average. That's TINY.
    ...we're tiny

  • C4ptianmcd3rp
    C4ptianmcd3rp 2 months ago

    *mr sandman tune*

    M r m a p s i z e

  • G7X7X
    G7X7X 2 months ago

    Whats the smal inteligence map?

  • Yousor0
    Yousor0 2 months ago

    3kliksphilip would’ve done this in about 1 day 😂😂

  • Smudge SMJ
    Smudge SMJ 2 months ago

    i dont even play this game, i watched the whole thing


  • Justa_ Randomguy
    Justa_ Randomguy 2 months ago +1

    GET PAST MY SENTERY BOI!!! (Finde it mate)

  • Spiro Gamer
    Spiro Gamer 2 months ago

    What about hydro

  • J D
    J D 2 months ago

    Mmmmmmm splendidly delicous!

  • Will
    Will 3 months ago

    Hydro is only 37 kHu?

  • The_EnTiTy
    The_EnTiTy 3 months ago

    6:30 Turn on Captions and read

  • Elias Rahimi
    Elias Rahimi 3 months ago

    Why is uncle Dane talking about himself being thick

  • asdf asdf
    asdf asdf 3 months ago

    higher tower? uwu

    WHOMS'T DARES 3 months ago

    Mr. World

  • BeuBacon
    BeuBacon 3 months ago +1

    nice video

  • Damian Yin
    Damian Yin 3 months ago

    I’m your enemy and your friend (spy&engineer)

  • Jaxon Morkes
    Jaxon Morkes 3 months ago

    2:04 What's he holding

  • B4nster
    B4nster 3 months ago

    *Cue the Jurassic park theme.*

  • Saphiros
    Saphiros 3 months ago

    rip tc hydro you were a core map once

  • Xwater
    Xwater 3 months ago

    upward has more detalies then bad water ( i like more bad water)

  • epic_man89
    epic_man89 3 months ago

    tc_hydro is the biggest, Before i watched the vid.

  • Myst
    Myst 3 months ago

    map is big big

  • Halvstekt
    Halvstekt 3 months ago

    Thank u duncle cane

  • Певко
    Певко 3 months ago

    is this glodglobglabgala reference

  • Ilikesaying [T]
    Ilikesaying [T] 3 months ago

    *now find the sizes of the most popular community maps*

  • agentant 78
    agentant 78 3 months ago

    I think overall itemtest might be the smallest tf2 map

  • UltraGaming 49
    UltraGaming 49 3 months ago

    *_get past my sentry boi_*

  • Zane Snyder
    Zane Snyder 3 months ago

    Bro this the single most nerdy video you've ever posted

  • Neil Macneale
    Neil Macneale 3 months ago

    Get past my sentry boi

  • can u subscribe to me ?

    Mvm ?

  • KumPupp
    KumPupp 3 months ago

    EXACTLY 1.8 M

  • Tetragon 213
    Tetragon 213 3 months ago

    cp_steel is the 2nd smallest A/D map?! That just feels weird; Steel feels like such a large map when you actually play it. I wasn't expecting it to be so damn small!

  • Dead Bread
    Dead Bread 3 months ago

    The thumb nail has uncle dane have black hands

  • Victor Dennis
    Victor Dennis 3 months ago

    tfw hydro is smaller than enclosure

  • Matthew La
    Matthew La 3 months ago

    That felt like the beginning of a Vsauce video