Team Fortress 2 gets Scout update and 50% discount

By on February 27, 2009, 11:07 AM
As promised, Valve is continuing its support for Team Fortress 2 with the release of a long awaited update focused on the Scout class. There will be a total of 3 new weapons to play around with the Sandman baseball bat, the Bonk energy drink and a double barreled shotgun along with thirty five new Scout achievements and three new community maps.

Additionally Valve announced that the game will be getting a 50 percent price cut, as it did with Left 4 Dead recently, to renew interest in the game and bring in some new players. The sale will run until later today and sees the popular multiplayer shooter drop down to a mere $10 it is definitely worth the purchase. A full list with details of the update can be found after the jump.
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
o 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

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fwilliams said:
Is there a Linux Version yet!
Shorty7598 said:
Article says Valve did a 50% price cut on Team Fortress 2, it's like a mere 10 bucks. ok I went to the Steam Valve webiste and I'm not seeing a price cut. I see $19.99, basically 20 bucks. What happened to the discount?
Warbarz said:
It was a weekend deal, thing is, i never saw the deal, been watching for it for 2 weeks. I regularly use STEAMPOWERED, and have had my eye out for it since i heard about the deal, was going to get extra copies for friends when they come over. To bad its all hype and they just want people to pay the full price of 20.00. Might i remind everyone that for 10 more, you can get the full orangebox with several other games. 20$ is a bit high for tf2 alone, Though, tf2, being online, must be purchased, probably part of valves strategy to grease some more bills from their customers.
seanp789 said:
Confirmed, there is no discount. The weekend deal is on Lost Planet.
Shorty7598 said:
Thanks. Well it's not TF2, but for $4.99 I will take Lost Planet. It would be nice to see TF2 for 4.99 ::dreaming:: I'm sure.
JosVilches said:
The article says "The sale will run until later today." Perhaps it was my mistake not to specify I was referring to Friday (the day the article was published). Anyway, the TF2 sale is over now but Lost Planet for $4.99 seems like a good buy too.
eafshar said:
valve definitely doesn't disappoint with tf2 and all its updates
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