The game takes place just one month after the events of the first Killing Floor game, specimen clones are everywhere and civilization is in disarray. Players will track specimen clone outbreaks, descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate them. Will feature the most advanced gore system ever devised.

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We are proud to announce the Grindhouse mapping event has returned for all you blood thirsty content creators! With over $50,000 in prize money and the possibility that your map winds up in the official Killing Floor 2 map lineup, this is not a opportunity to waste! Here's all the nitty gritty details you budding map makers need.

Phase 1 will start October 12, 2015 and ends November 30, 2015. All submissions must be in by the deadline of November 30, 2015 6pm EST.

COUNTDOWN TO 30 Nov 2015 00:18:00 -0500

Phase 2 will start December 7, 2015 and ends January 31, 2016. All submissions must be in by the deadline of January 31, 2016 6pm EST.

COUNTDOWN TO 31 Jan 2016 00:18:00 -0500


All maps created should be for "Survival" mode for Killing Floor 2. The judging will be heavily weighted on how well the map creator uses the KF2 tools. The Judging Criteria shown below gives a rough guideline of how Tripwire Interactive will grade maps. There are also some additional cash prizes set aside for maps that don't fit in the "standard" category - see below!

The maps will be judged in two phases based on the ranking that the community has chosen to be of the top of each category.

All maps must be comprised of only original content created by the Entrant(s), or content already contained in Killing Floor 2 and the Killing Floor 2 Editor. That means that no part of the map, including but not limited to, models, entities, audio files, textures or any other content can be taken, derived or ported from any other game or third party map. Maps must be playable on the retail version of Killing Floor 2 and be easy to install and load. Maps must be available for free download from ModDB on or before the date of their submission to the contest and remain available for download throughout the contest period. All maps must be in compliance with and are governed by the terms of Tripwire Interactive’s Killing Floor 2 End User License Agreement (”EULA”) available here.

Map creators should use the link below to add their map(s) to ModDB to be eligible for voting and judging.


The judging of the submitted Maps will be done by individuals employed or selected by Tripwire Interactive. Judges will choose from the entries of each Wave and will select the top Maps to receive the awards and prizes. Key criteria for the main “Survival” map mode contest will include (but not be limited to):

  • Gameplay and Fun
  • Performance
  • Graphics
  • AI Pathing
  • Complexity
  • Technical stability
  • Polish
  • Creativity

And proper use of Killing Floor 2 features, including trader locations, specimen and item spawns. The following is a (non-exhaustive) list of examples:

  • Pathing is completed and the ZEDs can get to the player, without getting stuck
  • Zeds can spawn into the map reliably
  • Boss can spawn into the map reliably
  • Pickups are in the map and working
  • Trader Pods are in the map and working
  • Doors are in the map and working
  • Portal entry solution for Zeds implemented


Whats a competition without epic prizes, and we offer fame (should your map make it into the game) and fortune to the winners.


Best Survival Map

  • 1st Place - $5,000 USD
  • 2nd Place - $2,500 USD
  • 3rd Place - $1,500 USD
  • 4th Place - $700 USD
  • 5th Place - $300 USD

Non Survival Map Prize Pool

  • $5,000 USD

Phase 2

Best Survival Map

  • 1st Place - $10,000 USD
  • 2nd Place - $7,500 USD
  • 3rd Place - $5,000 USD
  • 4th Place - $1,500 USD
  • 5th Place - $1,000 USD

Non Survival Map Prize Pool

  • $10,000 USD


In order to submit your Map, fill out the Entry Form on the Contest site. The submission of this form verifies that you legally represent all of the creators of the Map and that you agree to comply with all the Rules, the Killing Floor 2 EULA and all decisions of the Contest Judges. You must provide your name, address, date of birth, email address, telephone number and also provide the name, address, date of birth, email address and telephone number of the other contributors to the Map (if any), including the type of asset(s) each contributed. You must also include the URL where Judges and the public can download your map from ModDB. The download URL for the map must be directly accessible by the judges without any sort of registration or file queuing. Again, all entries must be the original creations of the Entrants. Read the full rules, terms and conditions here.

Good luck to all entrants, we eagerly await your creations.

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Guest Jun 20 2015 says:

Will this game come out of MacOS

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TheUnbeholden Jun 5 2015 says:

Theres a bit of an issue with the EULA since 2013, explained here:
Its a bad idea to be taking such a tough stance on racism/sexism/bullying since any single comment can be misconstrued and blown out of proportion by a social media group to get Tripwire to fulfill their "promise" to perm ban the person (or admin of a server) who said it. Its the kind of politics best not to get yourself involved in. Its social justice warrior thinking, that if a minority group yells loud enough any potentially offending phrases even if out of context is cleaned away, and the opposing opinions are banned for it.

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TheUnbeholden Jun 5 2015 replied:

Its a bad idea to deny people with radical opinions a outlet or voices of dissent, for instance towards social justice warriors (even when the dissent is necessary to critically question the validity of what sjw's accuse people of like bigotry and sexism). Like I said, its pretty ugly territory to want to be part of.

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Guest Jul 3 2014 says:

After asking one of the devs it turns out that KF2 is NOT going to be released for Mac!
Pretty unsatisfying for Mac users

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SinKing May 19 2014 says:

Hear, hear! Is this still developed by the original creator of Killing Floor, Alex Quick?

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AJ_Quick Jul 7 2014 replied:

I did some work on the UI, but other than that, no.

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SinKing Aug 27 2014 replied:

That's good to hear, because since the video came out, I stopped liking this one. It looks like it was made by 14 year olds for 13 year olds. Not technically speaking, but from the way the scary stuff from KF is now 'below the top' ridicule. I could have lived better with "over the top", but that would have been a big departure from the KF standard and perhaps a different game.

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L0n3r May 19 2014 says:

In your face, pal!

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