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Team Fortress 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: EA
Developer: Valve
Release Date: April 8, 2008 (US), April 11, 2008 (EU)

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'Team Fortress 2' Rolls Out Scout Revamp, Goes Halfsies

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 1:34 a.m. PST

Team Fortress 2, part of the Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map, delivers new gametypes, a signature art style powered by ValveĀ’s next generation animation technology, persistent player statistics, and more.

Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map. This year’s most anticipated online action game, TF2 delivers new gametypes, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next generation animation technology, persistent player statistics, and more.

Unlike other “class-based” games that offer a variety of combat classes only, Team Fortress 2 packs a wild variety of classes which provide a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities, and lend themselves to a variety of player skills. Play as the flame-throwing Pyro, the room clearing Heavy, or the Spy, a master of disguises. Other classes include: Scout, Sniper, Medic, Engineer, Demoman, or Soldier.

New features

• Added The Force-A-Nature, The Sandman, and Bonk!
• Added 35 new Scout achievements
• Added crit boosted on/off sound effects
• Added new sounds for upgraded teleporters
• Added new sound for a fully charged medic dying
• Add bonus points section to scores
• Scouts earn a bonus point for killing Medics who are actively healing a target
• Added several new speech concepts, mostly hooked up to new Scout lines
• Added new "Remember last weapon between lives" option to the Multiplayer Advanced dialog
• Spies can now control which weapon the enemy team sees them holding. Hitting the "last disguise" key while disguised updates the disguise to show the Spy's currently held weapon
• Added several new Arena mode announcer speech events.
• Added "First Blood" to Arena mode
• Removed 2x item respawn times in arena
• Changed backstab handling to fix facestabs
• Spies disguised as enemy team can now see player IDs for enemies

New maps

• Added community maps: cp_egypt, arena_watchtower, and cp_junction
• Updated cp_fastlane with Arttu's new version

Mapmaker requests

• Added new input for forward speed modifier to FuncTrainTrain
• Added TeleportToPathTrack input to func_tracktrain


• Fixed a bug where players would sometimes gib from non-gib damage kills
• Fixed stat screen showing an entry for a class called "map."
• Fixed item model panels not using team skins

- Fixed obscure bug where spectators were able to carry the flag

Scout Revamp Achievements

  1. A Year to Remember : Get 2004 lifetime kills.
  2. Artful Dodger: Dodge 1000 damage in a single life using your Bonk! Atomic Punch.
  3. Batter Up: Perform 1000 double jumps.
  4. Batting the Doctor: Kill a Medic that is ready to deploy an UberCharge.
  5. Beanball: Stun a scout with their own ball.
  6. Belittled Beleauger: Kill an opposing player that has your intelligence while holding theirs.
  7. Block the Plate: Block 50 point captures.
  8. Brushback: Stun 50 enemies while they are capturing a point or pushing the cart.
  9. Caught Napping: Kill 50 enemies from behind with the Force-A-Nature.
  10. Closer: Destroy 3 teleporter entrances.
  11. Doctoring the Ball: Kill 3 enemies while under the effects of a Medic's UberCharge.
  12. Dodgers 1, Giants 0: Kill an enemy Heavy and take his Sandvich.
  13. Fall Classic: Cause an environmental death or suicide using the Force-A-Nature's knockback.
  14. First Blood: Get the first kill in an Arena match.
  15. First Blood, Part 2: Kill 5 enemies with the First Blood crit buff.
  16. Foul Territory: Cause an environmental death by stunning an enemy.
  17. Gun Down: Destroy an active sentry gun using your pistol.
  18. If You Build It: Destroy 3 enemy buildings while they are still under construction.
  19. I'm Bat Man: Survive 500 damage in one life.
  20. Moon Shot: Stun an enemy for the maximum possible duration by hitting them with a long-range ball.
  21. No Hitter: Steal and then capture the enemy intelligence without firing a shot.
  22. Out of the Park: Bat an enemy 25 meters.
  23. Pop Fly: Kill 20 players while double-jumping.
  24. Quick Hook: Kill a player in Well before the round starts.
  25. Race for the Pennant: Run 25 kilometers.
  26. Retire the Runner: Kill a Scout while they are snared by the post-dodge slowdown effect.
  27. Round Tripper: Capture the enemy intelligence 25 times.
  28. Set the Table: Initiate 10 point captures that ultimately succeed.
  29. Side Retired: Capture the last point in a CP map.
  30. Stealing Home: Start capping a capture point within a second of it becoming available.
  31. Strike Zone: Kill 50 enemies while they are stunned.
  32. The Big Hurt: Stun 25 UberCharged enemies.
  33. The Cycle: In a single life, kill an enemy while you are on the ground, in the air, and in the water.
  34. Triple Play: Capture three capture points in a row in one life.
  35. Triple Steal: Capture the enemy intelligence 3 times in a single CTF round.

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