Center Flag

A variation of capture the flag that requires you to think, shoot and move quickly.

Capture the flag is a classic version of paintball and a simple variation keeps things interesting – there’s only one flag instead of two. Center flag is fast paced and requires you think, shoot and move quickly.


Similar to classic capture the flag, two teams must position themselves at opposite ends of the field. Rather than placing a flag at the base of either team, only one flag is placed in the center of the field.


There are two variations of center flag – push it and pull it. If you push it, the center flag must be captured by a team and then pushed towards the opposing team’s base. Pulling the flag means that once you capture the flag you must return it to your own starting base.


The secret to center flag is to move fast and to shoot lots. Right at the start be sure to run as fast as you can and either grab the flag or at least take up position as close as possible to it. Whether you are trying to push or pull the flag, the team that first gains control of the flag typically wins. Often, the game is decided by a player who is willing to rush under fire and take a shot at grabbing the flag.

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