Swarm is a class-based teamplay modification. The mod consists of two Races: Human and Xen, up to 8 teams, of any racial combination, and five modes of play: Team Deathmatch, Capture the Object, Destroy the Object, Escort the Player, and Survival. The most obvious scenario is Human V Xen, however it is possible to have Xen V Xen, Human V Human, or any other combination of Races up to 8 teams. A mapper can control which classes a Team can have, therefore allowing combat between different sections of a Race. An example would be where some renegade assassin have gone over to help the Xen. In this case you would have 3 teams, 1 Xen, 1 Human that could only be Assassins, and 1 Human that could be any class. Team deathmatch is essentially Half-life Teamplay, but with different weapons depending on your class.
Swarm 2238 is now a public beta release. The Patch from 2236 is available from This release has two modified maps and some bug fixes. (For a full list consult the modifications official webpage: ) The...Sep 1, 2002 News