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New Scout unlockables, custom maps, bug fixes, and more!

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Yesterday on Tuesday, February the 24th, Valve has held to their promised release date for the new Scout Updates! Though huge game changes and new implementations such as these don't always go through without some sort of issues. The update had created a bug where a Spies backstab would instantaneously crash the server. Valve has allegedly fixed this issue already but it was a pain in the ass at first to figure out what was crashing servers.

Many of you already know the lineup for the Scout unlockables, but in case you're not sure yet, here is a list with their new features!

"Force-A-Nature"



Unlocking the Milestone 1 Achievement awards the Scout with a new Shotgun called, the "Force'A'Nature". This gun is basically a sawed-off shotgun that has two bullets in the chamber and can knock back enemies when hit, and will also push the scout in the opposite direction of which he is aiming. You can use it to triple jump to higher places that the scout couldn't normally reach before, and you can also use it to double-jump if you have the second unlockable equipped.


"The Sandman"



Unlocking the Milestone 2 Achievment awards the Scout with a new Bat Melee weapon replacement, called "The Sandman". This baby is a classic wooden bat that allows you to pound baseballs at enemies, stunning them when directly hit. It can even stun enemies who are currently being Ubercharged. The amount of time a player is stunned for depends on how far the ball flew through the air before hitting the enemy. But be careful, Enemy scouts can hit the ball back! The main drawback to this weapon is that you lose your ability to double-jump, so this is where you use your "Force-A-Nature" to compensate.

"Bonk Energy Drink"



Unlocking the Milestone 3 Achievement awards the Scout with a new Pistol replacement, called an "Bonk Atomic Punch" Energy Drink. This juice will practically make you invulnerable to enemy fire for about 3/4 seconds though you cannot shoot while under the effects of this highly energetic tonic. ;) This perfectly allows you to either run by a sentry without dying, or you can even use it to distract sentries just long enough for your team to run in and destroy engineer buildings. Though this does come with the aftereffects of "crashing" which makes the Scout run slower for about 3/4 seconds after your juiced up phase.



More updates were also added to the game, including a few new custom map additions, spy and engineer mini-updates, and a few bug fixes.

The official Valve TF2 Update Information-

"Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include:"

  • 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
    • Bugfixes

      • 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
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Daystranger
Daystranger

Its awesome how VALVe listens to its community and uses all of its ideas and memes like "boink" :D

Can't wait for Left 4 Dead update!

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notoorjus
notoorjus

Not a "meme", a phrase said by the scout.

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Sionfel
Sionfel

turned internet meme.

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purplehaze412
purplehaze412

Lol, I like the enegry drink crash...

^^same here. L4d update is gonna be awesome

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Tides
Tides

Valve = Legendary

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Dremth
Dremth

no statement could be more true

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Kaabeus
Kaabeus

I'm downloading it right now, can't wait to try it out!

I wonder what they will do for the next Meet the Class...

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DedMustDie
DedMustDie

I think Soldier or Sniper, but who knows?

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Sionfel
Sionfel

those both already have one.
spy might be next.

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4CH!
4CH!

Always a developer listening to the communtiy is good...

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bassi
bassi

yeah though i'd have prefered the spy update :P

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

Valve is really starting to become awesome and listening to there huge community. Will try this soon.

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KerenskyTheRed
KerenskyTheRed

I like that the spy can now choose his weapon now too. I have a feeling that there will be more sapping and backstabs occurring this month.

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omayksilo
omayksilo

Fun stuff. It is always great to see progressive updates for the game to keep it fresh. Nice thing about these sort of updates is that it is an excuse to try out a class you don't normally use it. I rarely use the scout, but would definitely fancy given them a go to earn some of these!

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BladeRunner162
BladeRunner162

This is the one I've been waiting for

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Lt.SnoWolf
Lt.SnoWolf

Force-A-Nature is friggin FTW in Scout on scout battles you can make them die of fall damage XD

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Arxae
Arxae

im just wondering...what is this kind of news doing on moddb?

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RuffeDK
RuffeDK

You're the best, guys! :D

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Cookie_Dough
Cookie_Dough

Great update, its fun have everyone play as scout, unlike the pyro update

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klemen1702
klemen1702

i LIKE THE SCOUT UPDATE BUT I HATE THAT ALL THE PLAYERS EVERYWERE ARE SCOUTS ITS JUST CONFUSING HOPE TO SEE AN UPDATE SOON

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NinjaWursti
NinjaWursti

srsly, it's normal that everyone is scout now. It's the same with every class update, after a week or so it will be back to normal.

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ghost_rider
ghost_rider

Its completely O-K. When the medic update happened, alot of ppl were medics. Same with pyro and heavy update. No difference here.

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leilei
leilei

the sniper update is going to be nightmares

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital

Thank you Valve from the bottom of my heart.
For being one of the last mainstream professional devs that know what they are doing.

To use a quote from a far smarter person to describe Valve:
"A small band of idealists taking on the fast approaching bloated hulking giant of western mediocrity casting its suffocating shadow on this industry."

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Renorick
Renorick

this is good stuff... now when does the Demoman or Sniper get a cut?

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Tron619
Tron619

I hope they make a POWERTHRIST skin for the energy drink

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L3TUC3
L3TUC3

Heh, got the weenie roast award today.

I can't seem to get enough awards to actually unlock anything though.

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Promagnum
Promagnum

Never thought I'd say this but, you people + Valve have ****** Team Fortress to all hell.
It's no surprise only 300 people play it.

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Lt.SnoWolf
Lt.SnoWolf

This is SPARTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!11one *kicks Promagnum Down a bottom less pit.

More than 300 people play dude. CS has 1 mill Tf2 has thousand or so.

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Mr.QBlack
Mr.QBlack

NIIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEE

i can't wait to get the new items ;)

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headshot702
headshot702

Valve sets the benchmark for customer service. Too bad Ubisoft, Activision, and EA can't do the same thing

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Lt.SnoWolf
Lt.SnoWolf

Ubisoft cant do **** anymore EA is a friggin graphics ***** and Activision is decent with the CoD4 Mp, But Valve i thinks the best of em all the only mistake they have is long release dates.

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DedMustDie
DedMustDie

Blizzrd has even more release dates, check their Starcraft II, in development for 7th year already! And we don't have even public demo!

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