Dustbowl is comprised of three small maps, each containing two control points. The control points must be taken by the attacking team in order on each small map before moving on to the next map. Additional time is given when the attacking team takes control of a point. The attacking team wins when the final point is controlled on the third map. The defending team wins if the time runs out. BLU always attacks and RED always defends. The map was introduced in TFC shortly after release and was the first map to have one team attack and one team defend. It was an instant success and although many maps were released with the attack defend game mode such as Avanti, only Dustbowl made it to Team Fortress 2 officially.