Introduction to Carball

Carball is a user modification (or mod, for short) for Unreal Tournament 2004 (UT2004) that introduces a new gametype involving vehicles and a giant ball in a soccer/football like competition. Players drive dune buggy like vehicles with the goal of knocking a large, indestructible, bouncing ball into a goal. These vehicles are capable of not only flipping, jumping, and other acrobatics, but also of using various power-ups to change their speed, visibility, and weaponry.

The Carball mod is unique in that it changes the game's focus from killing other players to driving, teamwork and having fun with physics. Weapons can affect other players, but are more often used on the ball. Chaos and unpredictability are common in Carball games, even ones with great team work and communication from both sides. Far more so than most mods, Carball will often make you laugh as much as it will make you jeer and cheer.

Image of the Ball

Unreal Tournament 2004 and experienced video game players should be able to read our Quickstart Guide and get started playing Carball with little effort.

Experienced Carball players trying the newest version of Carball for the first time may wish to read our New Features Guide

Specific topics about Carball are discussed in great detail in their own help sections, all listed below. Perhaps you are new to UT2004 or a casual video game player. Then our Detailed Gameplay Guide may help. Was there an issue with installation? Then read our Detailed Installation Guide. Witnessed veteran players pulling off amazing tricks and would like to know they did it? Then read the Tricks, Tips and Techniques Guide. Been playing for a little while now and have the urge to create your own maps? Then read our Mapping Guide. Generally speaking, if you are having difficulty, want to know the details of something, looking for advice, or want to expand your Carball involvement, you should check out our Detailed Guides, listed near the top of this page.

Please do not forget to visit the hub of the Carball community, the Official Carball website, located at