Team Fortress 2 – Heavy Update

Over on the Official Team Fortress 2 Blog they announced that the update for the Heavy would be coming on Tuesday, August 19th. Appearently, this update is the biggest yet for the game and includes a new game mode, 5 maps for this game mode, 1 additional map for the payload gametype, 3 new heavy weapons, and 35 (heavy) achievements, as well as a “special” Meet The. I really want the soldier and demoman to get this treatment.

[Update]: Valve just posted an additional post detailing the first of The Heavy’s new weapons. The Killing Gloves of Boxing give you 5 seconds of guaranteed crit. But with the trade of off a slower swing rate. They also posted all of the icons and names for the 35 new achievements, but give no explanation of what the achievements actually are.

TF2 sees a Gold Rush

Team Fortress 2 - Gold Rush Map

The new Gold Rush map, and Medic achievements have been added into the PC version of Team Fortress 2. Unfortunately, I’m having some problems with my CPU cooling right now so I havent been able to play it. But I look forward to it! (Also, I’ve been busy with MGO Beta and GTAIV).

New TF2 Medic Weapons Revealed

New Medic Weapons

All 3 of these weapons are unlocked by performing in game achievements in the PC version of the game. Valve hasn’t confirmed if or when these weapons will make their way to the console versions.

Blutsaugher is the first of the 3 weapons and is unlocked by completing 12 of the 36 achievements. Its a new syringe gun that saps the enemie’s life and refills your own. It is not able to score critical hits.

For unlocking 24 of the achievements the Critzcrieg will award its user the power to not uber-charge their team mates, but to make their chance of hitting a critical hit 100% for a short time.

The final addition to the Medic’s arsenal, requiring all of the achievements, is the Ubersaw. This melee weapon charges your other mediguns with each hit, including your normal medigun and the critzcrieg. After about 4 attacks they will be 100% charged and ready to go.

In addition to all the weapons upgrades a new game mode was also suggested, though no details were given. These new weapons are pretty bad ass. I cant wait to see what the other characters in the game get with their inevitable upgrades.

All updates are said to be coming to the PC “shortly after April 15th”.