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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:13am 13/05/09 | 89 Comments
Update: The date has been set as May 22st 2009 (U.S. PST) and The Meet The Spy video has found its way online.

Valve, those teasy mcteasers, have sent through word the next Class Update for Team Fortress 2 is coming soon. Well, actually it'll be made available in the "next few coming days" (no actual date has been set yet), but you can hit up their Sniper Update specific site until the update's actual release.
Like prior TF2 Class updates, the Sniper will deliver new Achievements, maps and unlockable weapons free of charge to all owners of Team Fortress 2 for the PC.
Hit this link to be escorted to the new countdown site, and stay tuned, because a "free weekend" will be coming soon too, according to our Valve sources.



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Latest Comments
Jabroney
Posted 10:49am 13/5/09
the new unlockable is a bow and arrow, bit weird.
$ack
Posted 11:40am 13/5/09
hmmm, dont know if i'll be a fan of that.

Not a fan of the sandman either.
Mass
Posted 12:29pm 13/5/09
Thats Gold. You're gonna see heavy weapons guys running around looking like porcupines. Wonder if they'll let you pin someone to wall while they're alive.
casa
Posted 12:30pm 13/5/09
ive died like once or twice by being stunned by the sandman, its a piece of s***. The only thing its good for is stunning medics who are ubered and it drops the uber from their target
Trauma
Posted 12:54pm 13/5/09
Mass, it seems it will do just that, look here... http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2499
$ack
Posted 01:17pm 13/5/09
Wonder if you can still shoot while pinned to a wall.
ravn0s
Posted 07:39pm 13/5/09
robin said that its only the ragdolls that get pinned to walls etc. so if you get pinned it means you died.
Superform
Posted 07:43pm 13/5/09
looks awesome
reso
Posted 07:44pm 13/5/09
Yeah, I think it's more like a "fatality" kind of thing, where if the arrow does enough damage to kill you it'll pin you to the wall.
thermite
Posted 07:49pm 13/5/09
Yeah the intro for the huntsman made it sound like a sandman sort of thing, but it's not.
ravn0s
Posted 07:56pm 13/5/09
its like the crossbow from hl2
ravn0s
Posted 08:43am 14/5/09
woot new payload map and arena maps look awsome
CHUB
Posted 08:48am 14/5/09
New payload looks f*****g awesome!

Bring it on.
$ack
Posted 11:37am 14/5/09
I was waiting for that map to come out with the scout update... but it never did :(

They just threw it in the background to tease us.

greazy
Posted 11:43am 14/5/09
hah yeah i remember that, everyone pretty much knew what the map was all about.
Superform
Posted 04:30pm 14/5/09
da y 2 is up

2 way payload and cpl of new maps.. looking good
Jayebee
Posted 11:48pm 14/5/09
looks like that map ^^ is coming with the sniper update. Looks like fun :D
thermite
Posted 10:40am 15/5/09
New unlock

It's a back shield that electrocutes anyone that stabs it.

StreX
Posted 10:55am 15/5/09
no more free kills for spies :(
casa
Posted 11:47am 15/5/09
what, a lvl 3 sg, dispenser, exit c/w a engineer not easy enough for you?
DM
Posted 12:25pm 15/5/09
I think the new shield is a 1 time per death type thing. If it wasn't it'd just be flat out OP toward spies and no other class. Mabye it won't even kill them outright and just take off half hp or something
casa
Posted 12:27pm 15/5/09
it should absorb the crit part of the backburner too :( f*** that noise
ravn0s
Posted 12:28pm 15/5/09
the way its worded it looks like it will just stop the spies long enough so you can turn around and kill them.

if you were a competent spy you would just deliver 3 revolver shots into the snipers back thats using the shield.

the shield might work well with snipers on the front line using the huntsman
casa
Posted 12:35pm 15/5/09
and face stabs -_-
thermite
Posted 12:48pm 15/5/09
What do you sacrifice for the shield? Secondary or melee? And yes the shield can only survive one stab, and does not kill the spy - only disables his knife for a bit (and gives some damage). Not that great really.
ravn0s
Posted 01:06pm 15/5/09
im guessing secondary
WetWired
Posted 07:08pm 15/5/09
I'd say you'd lose your knife actually, judging from the fact this shield would likely be worn on the back of the sniper and that the knife pouch currently holds that position. At least it looks like a knife pouch.
$ack
Posted 09:31pm 15/5/09
Sure, the added weight of the redesigned Razorbackll slow you down a little.

So you'll be walking around at soldier speed?

Wonder if you get full speed back if a spy stab/shatters it.
DeePer
Posted 12:58am 16/5/09
click on the medic configuration, what is up with the "head" slot? any word? =p
thermite
Posted 09:06am 16/5/09
------------------------------------ ???

WTF??

SPY UPDATE???

har har FEIGN DEATH is back

There is also a more permanent cloak the regenerates when you stand still.

Actually I can't tell wtf this is.

last edited by thermite at 09:06:22 16/May/09
CHUB
Posted 09:12am 16/5/09
yeah wtf?

"surprise" ?

Double update? w00t?
`ViPER`
Posted 09:17am 16/5/09
Cause the spy needed more easy ways to kill people! A good spy can already pretty much walk around and kill whoever he likes, this will just make it worse.
WetWired
Posted 09:32am 16/5/09
guess it's pyro time when this is released, this is gonna be fun
ravn0s
Posted 10:44am 16/5/09
haha awsome. two class update woot
StreX
Posted 11:02am 16/5/09
Gentlemen...
$ack
Posted 11:19am 16/5/09
CHUB
Posted 11:20am 16/5/09
^^

hah, awesome pic.
Crakaveli
Posted 02:44pm 16/5/09
F*** YES. Spy update is what ive been waiting for to get back in this game. Sniper should be kinda fun aswell. Scout was bleh.
Crakaveli
Posted 02:47pm 16/5/09
Hahaha its gonna be carnage, everyone will be a spy or sniper. So im going pyro .
greazy
Posted 06:30pm 16/5/09
ahha crackaveli you've got the right idea. I usually wait till everyone's over farming for the new stuff and then go for it.
Snakeman
Posted 02:31pm 17/5/09
Meet the spy video leaked. F*****g funny s*** :D

reload!
Posted 02:58pm 17/5/09
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/70742/157512-original.mp4
slightly better quality, if you're into that kinda thing

pretty funny
Crakaveli
Posted 03:14pm 17/5/09
Ahahaha, that was the best meet the video ive seen so far. God valve are such good animators.
thermite
Posted 03:27pm 17/5/09
That was an awesome one
FraktuRe
Posted 03:28pm 17/5/09
f*** i love valve.
Phooks
Posted 04:12pm 17/5/09
Woohoo!
greazy
Posted 04:19pm 17/5/09
scouts mother = new class?
ravn0s
Posted 04:27pm 17/5/09
it wasnt really leaked. valve put it on their youtube channel then took it off. guess someone saved it before they did.
StreX
Posted 04:34pm 17/5/09
f*****g awesome vid.

best god damn game ever.
3x0dus
Posted 04:37pm 17/5/09
that.

was

awesome!

they just keep getting better
Dazhel
Posted 04:51pm 17/5/09
scouts mother = new class?


I wouldn't put it past Valve to pull an awesome Samus Aran style reveal that the Pyro is not only female, but scout's mother as well.
Spook
Posted 05:07pm 17/5/09
that was an awesome little clip;
$ack
Posted 08:22pm 17/5/09
That was awesome.

Throwing Sappers new weapon unlock?
greazy
Posted 10:31pm 17/5/09
Dazhel:


last edited by greazy at 22:31:53 17/May/09
Snakeman
Posted 09:23pm 17/5/09
Throwing Sappers new weapon unlock?


F*** yeh, if thats what it is.
CHUB
Posted 09:27pm 17/5/09
I reckon... especially if they slide like in the vid.

Imagine the chaos, it would work quite well. The instant reaction now once something is sapped is all players around the SG start spamming like mofo's instantly killing the spy.

/throw sapper
/everyone goes crazy looking for spy
$ack
Posted 09:37pm 17/5/09
I still love the "StabSap" combo. Feels so rewarding.
Fireblood
Posted 10:03pm 17/5/09
That meet the spy video was freaking GREAT!

I was totally thinking it was the blue spy too, so good ending! :)
greazy
Posted 10:41pm 17/5/09
haha fireblood do you play a soldier?
Fireblood
Posted 02:00am 18/5/09
^ Mainly medic to be honest, but 2nd longest played is Soldier.
I suck at games now days :(
Plus havn't played TF2 for around 4 months and only played like...20 hours all up.
Viper119
Posted 06:53am 18/5/09
So TF2 is worth getting? I remember the days of team fortress... good times.
CHUB
Posted 07:32am 18/5/09
So TF2 is worth getting? I remember the days of team fortress... good times.
TF2 is one of the greatest multiplayer games ever created, I would drop $100 on it easy, for the current price it's absolutely criminal not to buy it.

Plus havn't played TF2 for around 4 months and only played like...20 hours all up.
Need to crank those hours.

I got an epic 101 teleports in one life yesterday, ruined my beautiful demoman stats... now my graph looks s*****.

ravn0s
Posted 09:55am 18/5/09
how the f*** did you get that many teleports? was the other team too stupid to blow it up?
casa
Posted 10:06am 18/5/09
My most teleports is 101 too!
Fireblood
Posted 10:15am 18/5/09
58 kills in one life?! That's freaking INSANE, I think the best I have got is like....6? mainly cus i play too much 2fort with 36 players and get smashed.
thermite
Posted 10:28am 18/5/09
58 points not kills. On some servers you get points for doing f*** all. Also, stupid spies can give you a lot of points with repeated sappers.
Crakaveli
Posted 10:41am 18/5/09
I win

trog
Posted 11:04am 18/5/09
that is a f*****g awesome video
casa
Posted 11:20am 18/5/09
shame you wont pull your head out of your ass and play it, trog
DeePer
Posted 11:30am 18/5/09
second that, wru trog
Crakaveli
Posted 11:32am 18/5/09
f*** this thread, every time i refresh the page i see Sniper update availa

Then i mouse over it and i am disappointed every time.
trog
Posted 11:35am 18/5/09
second that, wru trog
I find it boring :(
CHUB
Posted 11:54am 18/5/09
how the f*** did you get that many teleports? was the other team too stupid to blow it up?
32 player badwater, offence, tele entrance @ point 2 (spawn after you cap point 3).

Set it up instantly, stayed up for 10+ minutes, ONLY engi on a 16 player team... just cranking them through, non-stop.

People underestimate how damaging sapping entrances at spawn is :D
Dazhel
Posted 01:12pm 18/5/09
People underestimate how damaging sapping entrances at spawn is :D


Zactly, this is on the shortlist of c***ish but otherwise awesome spy tactics.

Hmm, I can either stab maybe one or two heavy/soldiers before getting pummelled by sentries OR I could sneak around to the base and cause everyone spawning an additional 15-20 seconds of walking time to the front line... (maybe get a stab in on the poor engie trying to recover)
$ack
Posted 01:19pm 18/5/09
OR I could sneak around to the base and cause everyone spawning an additional 15-20 seconds of walking time to the front line...


The priceless part of this is the distraction. you have 5 players running around spawn looking for you while your team is capping / defending.
casa
Posted 01:24pm 18/5/09
32 player badwater, offence, tele entrance @ point 2 (spawn after you cap point 3).
and exactly how I got my 101 too haha
Dan
Posted 01:34pm 18/5/09
f*** this thread, every time i refresh the page i see Sniper update availa

Then i mouse over it and i am disappointed every time.
There ya go. Fixed it just for you! (and cause that was bugging me too)
Crakaveli
Posted 01:51pm 18/5/09
Haha cheers.
thermite
Posted 01:52pm 18/5/09
It doesn't take a spy to own the tele entrance. On a few maps I can make it all the way to the spawn as Pyro if lucky. When you're a pyro and you can get behind the front line you can really ruin a few spawn waves for the other team.
thermite
Posted 11:41pm 19/5/09
Anyone been reading the tf2 blog http://www.teamfortress.com/ ? lol
$ack
Posted 12:17am 20/5/09
lmao, they've gone mad.
ravn0s
Posted 08:58am 20/5/09
`ViPER`
Posted 09:18am 20/5/09
A good spy is gonna be unstoppable now with all the updates, thinking the might make the the spy a bit to powerful in the right hands.
thermite
Posted 09:22am 20/5/09
Yes yes yes, that revolver is what I will use. I already try to outsnipe snipers with the existing revolver. Doesn't work very well once they know you're trying to do that though, and it does take quite a few shots because of the accuracy. This might just give me the edge and I'll finally enjoy maps like 'Well'.
CHUB
Posted 09:41am 20/5/09
A good spy is gonna be unstoppable now with all the updates, thinking the might make the the spy a bit to powerful in the right hands.
He's only powerful on pub because people don't spy check enough.

There's a few players on node 14 that ONLY spy check, it's literally impossible to do any sort of damage. This one guy plays scout and spends the entire game running circles behind heavies/cart/engis and shooting every single player non-stop.

I sometimes play pyro and do the same thing if the team has 2-3 spies that are doing lots of damage.

More mics would solve the problem too.
CHUB
Posted 09:49am 20/5/09
On the subject of teleports. I never actually realised HOW useful they were.

Most maps they save the player 15 seconds or so, big maps sometimes 30 seconds.

1 player (out of 16 in my case), with a lvl 3 tele running non-stop is the same as the other 15 players having 15-30 seconds cut off their respawn time.

eg. No tele, GR stage 3 offence. 45 - 50 seconds, essentially your spawn timer is now 60-80 seconds every death, MASSIVE influence.

Which is why I RAGE when people run over my lvl 3 tele because people are lining up. It takes 50 seconds to run, or under 5 seconds to wait... do the maths dips****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

last edited by CHUB at 09:49:49 20/May/09
Midda
Posted 10:10am 20/5/09
Another good thing to do with teles (which I've been doing a fair bit lately) is if you run out of your spawn and see a few teles lying around that aren't upgraded, is to run back into spawn, change to engy, upgrade them, then change back to your preferred class. Saves the engies time and metal, and gets the whole team to the frontlines faster.
CHUB
Posted 10:21am 20/5/09
Another good thing to do with teles (which I've been doing a fair bit lately) is if you run out of your spawn and see a few teles lying around that aren't upgraded, is to run back into spawn, change to engy, upgrade them, then change back to your preferred class. Saves the engies time and metal, and gets the whole team to the frontlines faster.


Yep. It PISSES me off when you see 3 people lining up on a lvl 1 tele. They could jump into spawn, change to engi, get it upgraded to lvl 3 and teleport through well before the lvl 1 would have kicked in.

Same with spy sapping at spawn. If the tele is sapped, don't stand on it looking at die? WTF? Change to engi and repair it. I often see 5+ people run over a sapped tele at spawn, makes no sense at all.

If you're a class that doesn't need to setup straight away on defence (engis, meds and heavies have to run forward), upgrade the teles to lvl 3 at the start and you can still run up to the gates well before they open.

last edited by CHUB at 10:21:19 20/May/09
casa
Posted 12:22pm 20/5/09
pyro for every first wave on offense, engineer for all thereafter.
engineer for every first wave of defense, and pyro for all thereafter.
It pisses me off when you see d**** setting up turrets at the 5th cap point on badwater, when the game has just started (extreme example, but it happens).
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