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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 Spy/Sniper Update, Goes Halfsies, Free Weekend

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT

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.

Sniper revamp update #6: Jarate

Jarate is a thrown jar that splashes upon impact. When splashed on enemies, they take 35% more damage for a period of time. Jumping in water will wash off Jarate. Jarate is also able to short out Spies’ cloaking devices. When used on teammates, Jarate will extinguish any fire effects.

Sniper revamp update #6: The Ambassador

There are two sorts of men in this world: the sort with blood pouring out of a hole in their heads, and the sort holding the Ambassador. It has the ammo count of a revolver and the pinpoint accuracy of a sniper rifle, even at long range. (But remember, a gun that packs this much heat needs to cool off between shots, so make every shot count.)

With its rosewood grip and likeness of your enemy’s mother (please send photo) engraved on the barrel, the Ambassador is eight motherloving pounds of steel your enemies won’t want to negotiate with.

Sniper revamp update #5: Achievments

  1. A Cut Above
  2. Agent Provocateur
  3. Burn Notice
  4. Come in From the Cold
  5. Constructus Interruptus
  6. Counter Espionage
  7. Deep Undercover
  8. Die Another Way
  9. Diplomacy
  10. Dr. Nooooo
  11. For Your Eyes Only
  12. FYI I am a Spy
  13. High Value Target
  14. Identity Theft
  15. Insurance Fraud
  16. Is It Safe?
  17. Joint Operation
  18. May I Cut In?
  19. On Her Majesty's Secret Surface
  20. Point Breaker
  21. Sap Auteur
  22. Sapsucker
  23. Skullpluggery
  24. Slash and Burn
  25. Sleeper Agent
  26. Spies Like Us
  27. Spymaster
  28. The Man from P.U.N.C.T.U.R.E.
  29. The Man with the Broken Guns
  30. The Melbourne Supremacy
  31. Triplecrossed
  32. Wetwork
  33. Who's Your Daddy?
  34. You Only Shiv Thrice

Sniper revamp update #4: The Razorback

The Dead Ringer watch cloaks you for a brief period of time upon being hit but leaves a corpse, while the Cloak and Dagger watch makes you invisible for as long as you stand still.

Sniper revamp update #3: The Razorback

The Razorback is a beautiful hand-carved tribal shield, built using indigenous techniques passed from father to son since before recorded time. Sometimes the old ways really are the best ways. And after using the Razorback in the field, we quickly discovered this was not one of those times.

All the tribal craftsmanship in the world, it turns out, cannot stop a modern butter knife. So we taped a car battery to it. Sure, the added weight of the redesigned Razorback’ll slow you down a little. But any poor sap dumb enough to backstab you while you’re sporting one is getting a surprise to the tune of 10,000 volts. Plus, if they want to stab you again, they’ll have to wait until their knife cools down. Which is lucky for you, since the Razorback collapses into a million finely crafted pieces after a single stab.

Sniper revamp update #2: New Game Mode, Two New Maps

Payload Race Mode: Gladiatorial cart combat


Set in a stormy mountain sawmill, this arena map has its cap point in a large structure atop a hill in the center of the map; beneath which lies a hidden underground spytech base; and above which, pouring down on everything we just mentioned, is rain—the first weather effect to appear in a TF map. If that previous sentence wasn’t long enough for you, replace the period with a comma and add this next part: players must ALSO watch out for the two deadly saw blades near the cap, which were left on when the previous occupants abandoned it for a less deadly, hilly, rain-swamped sawmill not built on a spybase.


A diabolical doomsday device is the foundation of this circular arena map, which features long sightlines and a bottomless radioactive pit underneath most of the game area. The cap, located in the center of the arena, is only accessible by catwalks suspended over a chasm, which open after the timer has run down.

Sniper revamp update #1 : The Huntsman

Any experienced sniper will tell you how irritating it is when your targets keep moving around. The question is how to stop these cheaters from wind-sprinting around like they own the place. And the answer is to pin them to a wall. How? With arrows!

"Now, hold on," you might be thinking. "I'm strong, but no one could throw an arrow that hard." Introducing the Huntsman longbow, which solves that age-old throwing problem.

"Now, hold on," you keep saying. "Aren't bows and arrows primitive and harmless?" Why don't you ask the dinosaurs? Except you can't, because the cavemen bow and arrowed them to death. One headshot from the Huntsman can mean an instant crit, in addition to a bolt-riddled corpse hanging from a wall that's gruesome and funny.

And even if you don't kill them, they'll carry around a certain arrow-shaped something as a living testament to your awesome archery skills and their frankly unawesome dodging skills. Comes with 18 arrows and a one-second charge for full power shots.

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