Sidewinder Gulch
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The Sidewinder Canyon




Operational as Simulation Bases

Sidewinder Gulch is the name of a canyon located on the snowy planet of Sidewinder. Sidewinder Gulch has been seized and used by Project Freelancer for the use of Simulation Bases. It makes an appearance in The Freelancer Archives.


Sidewinder Gulch is a large and barren place, the heat often considered unbearable. The multiple suns of the Planet's system prevent there from ever being night time. On one side is Red Base (occupied by the Red Team) and at the other side is the Blue Base that houses members of simulation Blue Team. There is very little plant life in the canyon. On one length is a set of complex caves and on the other length is a high ridgeline that is often used as a sniper perch. The bland terrain with little cover makes this canyon a challenging Simulation scenario for Freelancer training.
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The battle against Utah and Alaska

Role in PlotEdit

Blood Gulch is the Simulation canyon that Alaska and Utah are assigned in their first mission. They are assigned to a team with the task of retrieving a flag. However, the mission falls and the Freelancers are forced to fight for their lives as both Simulation Teams form an alliance in an attempt to kill both Utah and Alaska.


  • The version of Blood Gulch that features in Up Close and Personal is the Halo multiplayer map Sidewinder Gulch from Halo: Combat Evolved.
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