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Deathrun Guide



This is the information thread for the Vulcan Network Deathrun server. Here you can find any important information regarding the Deathrun gamemode.
In Deathrun, you will automatically be assigned a team. These teams are broken up into two categories: "
Team Runner" and "Team Death".
The objective of the Runners is to make it through an obstacle course without getting caught in any traps.
The objective of the Deaths is to trigger the traps in a way that will kill all the Runners in the most efficient way possible.

Deaths - Press buttons, get kills

Runners - Run, and don't die


The Complete guide:

When you connect to the server, you will be automatically watching the current round in progress. You will be shown in Spectator on the scoreboard (bottom left). You can see this by pressing and holding tab. You will also see everyone else playing on the server.

Like this:


NOTEThe red cross over your avatar as well as your name washed out, indicates if you are alive or dead, you can also see this on other people to see who is left alive etc.

When the next round starts, you will automatically be put into a team - unless you have Spectator Mode enabled. You can turn this on/off in the F2 Settings Menu.



Runner Tactics

Runners can bait the traps in order to cause the Deaths to trigger them without getting a kill. This involves techniques such as air-strafing, Bunny Hopping, and even teammates distracting the Deaths while they try and trigger the traps. Runners should do whatever they can to avoid dying, however dirty or dodgy their tactics may be.

Death Tactics

Deaths can take advantage of this, however, prediction and game sense is key - Good Deaths can read the Runner's movements and predict when the Runner is about to try and cross the trap, as opposed to when they are trying to bait the trap. If a teammate is trying to distract you, you can expect the Runner to try and cross the trap in the moment that they think you're distracted. Pay attention!


Strategy & Tips


* Learn how to Bunny Hop.
* Jump back and forth when behind traps (This gives an illusion that you will actually go in the trap).
* Spin around behind the trap (This also gives an illusion that you will actually go in the trap).
* Count on other players to go in the trap; if they go in first you can wait for them to either die or live.
* Know your maps (Play on the map at least more than once so you can know where the traps are).
* Try not to get distracted.


* Don't trap spam (This will mean you will lose many traps up ahead because of this).
* Try to trap a large crowd not just one person.
* If a person is running up ahead get someone else to deal with them (Or deal with them yourself).
* Make sure to know your traps and their proper buttons.
* Try not to get distracted (Same as runners).



Runner's Ending

As a runner, once you have successfully reached the end, you will usually see 3 or 4 "portals" or "chambers" to go through. Usually they say something like "BHOP" "Knife" or they don't say anything at all. Once you pick one of these chambers you will be teleported to a new part of the map. This area is where you get to fight the Death and try to win for your team. You get a series of weapons usually, varying from crowbars to SMGs.

Death's Ending

As a death, once the runner's have beaten all of you traps they will go into end where they choose what to do. This time you have to wait a few seconds before you get teleported into the final room. This is where you fight the runners and try to win for your team, The Deaths. A death's goal is to kill all of the runners before they reach the end.


Spectator's Team


If you need to go AFK (away from keyboard), or if you just want to watch the round rather than play it, then go to the Settings Menu by pressing F2, and click the "Spectator only mode" button. This will put you into Spectator, as indicated above on the bottom left of the scoreboard. Also, if you are in spectator on the last round of a map, and the map changes, on the first round of the next map, a box will appear asking you if you would like to remain in spectator, or if you would like to join the game.





Additional Buttons to Press:

F1 - This brings up the help menu. This menu is where you can find out more information about the server, including Donator Information, Server Guide, Rules, Forums, Steam Group, Gametracker, and staff list. 

F2 - This brings up the Deathrun Settings Menu, where you can toggle Spectator Mode, as well as Autojump.

F4 - This is the pointshop. With this shop, you can purchase different player models, as well as accessories for your player model, weapons, trails, etc. Some items in the PointShop will have a star on them. This indicates it is a donator only item. Donator information can be found here

F5 - This brings up the Deathrun Player Listing. This menu will display everyone who has played on the server, as well as their total time, and rank. All players will get Member Rank when they reach 25 hours on the server.

F6 - This brings up the Deathrun XP/Level System Menu.


Chat Commands:

!3p - This will toggle Third Person mode.

!cleanup - Available only during the round state WAITING FOR PLAYERS. This command cleans up the map and all it's entities, thus resetting all the traps so that you can practice the course again.

!createflip to create a CoinFlip. !flips to view all current flips.

!crosshair - This menu allows you to customize the appearance of your crosshair.

!css- Missing CSS Textures? This may help. 

!daily - This will open the Daily Rewards menu. 

!discord - The link to our Discord server.

!donate - Donator information. 

!forums - The link to the Vulcan Network Forums.

!motd - Opens up the MOTD.

!respawn or !r - Available only during the round state WAITING FOR PLAYERS. This command respawns you at the start of the map in case you get stuck anywhere.

!rtv - Rock the vote. Use this to call for a map vote.

!settings - The settings menu is where you can edit all your client-side settings such as go into Spectator and autojump. Also availabe via F2.

!shop - Opens up the Pointshop. Also possible via F4.

!steam - This will take you to the Vulcan Network Steam Group.

!stuck - If you get stuck, use this.

!workshop - This will take you to the PropHunters workshop collection.




Vulcan Network Deathrun Level System

In order to level up, you must gain enough XP points which can be done by winning rounds (more XP will be given to you depending on what finishing place you get - 1st place will get the highest XP given), and killing players of the opposite team. See below for more information.

When you win a round as a Runner, you have a chance to gain extra xp for things such as:
  - Finishing the map 1st place = 200 xp
   - Finishing the map 2nd place = 150 xp
  - Finishing the map 3rd place = 100 xp
- Finishing the map 4th place = 75 xp
- Finishing the map 5th place = 50 xp
- Finishing the map (after fifth place) = 10 xp

Additional xp:
- You will receive 10 xp for killing a member of the opposite team.
- The winning team will receive 20 xp.


Below is a list that shows all the levels that are on the Deathrun server. You can check what level you are by pressing TAB to view the scoreboard, or by pressing F6.

0. Starter
Starting Rank

1. Rookie
1,000 exp needed

2. Amateur
2,000 exp needed

3. Decent
3,000 exp needed

4. Average
4,000 exp needed

5. Semi-Pro
5,000 exp needed

6. Professional
6,000 exp needed

7. Master
7,000 exp needed

8. Lord
8,000 exp needed

9. King
9,000 exp needed

10. Infamous
10,000 exp needed

11. Destroyer
15,000 exp needed

12. Eliminator
20,000 exp needed

13. Annihilator
25,000 exp needed

14. Fearless
30,000 exp needed

15. Hound
35,000 exp needed

16. Beast
40,000 exp needed

17. Titan
45,000 exp needed

18. Terminator
50,000 exp needed

19. Emperor
55,000 exp needed

20. Abnormal
60,000 exp needed

21. Beserk
70,000 exp needed

22. Predator
80,000 exp needed

23. Assassin
90,000 exp needed

24. Gruesome
100,000 exp needed

25. Indomitable
110,000 exp needed

26. Omniscient
130,000 exp needed

27. Draconic
150,000 exp needed

28. Demon
170,000 exp needed

29. Satanic
190,000 exp needed

30. Phantom
200,000 exp needed

31. Marvelous
215,000 exp needed

32. Daemon
230,000 exp needed

33. Monarch
250,000 exp needed

34. Fanatic
275,000 exp needed

35. Cultist
300,000 exp needed

36. Bloodthirsty
325,000 exp needed

37. Merciless
375,000 exp needed

38. Ace
400,000 exp needed

39. Unpredictable
410,000 exp needed

40. Impracticable
420,000 exp needed

41. Psychopath
440,000 exp needed

42. Maniac
460,000 exp needed

43. Dangerous
480,000 exp needed

44. Public Enemy
500,000 exp needed

45. Godlike
520,000 exp needed

46. Demi-God
550,000 exp needed

47. God
570,000 exp needed

48. GodKing
600,000 exp needed

49. Etherious
1,200,000 exp needed

50. Vulca
1,500,000 exp needed




Don't break any of the server rules, which you can check over here, and remember that you can apply for staff in the server applications section found here

I hope this has explained everything about Deathrun - have fun and enjoy


About Us

Vulcan Network, established on the 28th January 2018, is primarily a Garry's Mod gaming community that orients itself towards close connections and strong community bonds.

We have a Bunny Hop, Deathrun and PropHunters server. Come check them out sometime.

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