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Valve Not Done With TF2 Yet, 360 Getting PC Content

New features and a class pack for the scout on Steam, while the 360 version will soon get "everything" available on the PC.

Much love coming soon for this tall drink of water.
Amidst all the hubbub about Left 4 Dead, you might have forgotten about last year's big multiplayer release from Valve, Team Fortress 2. Good thing Valve hasn't forgotten! Yesterday the official TF2 blog ran a story with a bunch of updates about what's going on with the game. Most surprising was the revelation that the Xbox 360 version will finally be getting all the fun post-release add-ons the PC version has seen lately.

We are actively working on a massive XBox 360 update, which will include pretty much everything we've shipped on the PC in the last year. We'll provide you with a rough date when we have one.

Great news for people who complained Valve has been neglecting the 360 game. And perhaps even better news for people who bought Left 4 Dead on the Xbox (and are, y'know, wondering about post-release support on that one).

The post also detailed numerous improvements coming to the game, from class and teleporter tweaks to the next character class content pack, which it was confirmed will go to the Scout. The first patch is now out, and here's a full rundown of the changes (stolen from Shacknews).

  • The Engineer's teleporters can now be upgraded to level three. It will recharge faster the higher level it is
  • The Engineer's dispensers can now be upgraded to level three. It will give out metal and heal faster as it is upgraded
  • Spies will be able to recharge their cloaking ability by picking up ammo off of the ground or from health cabinets
  • Some changes to the second part of the first stage of Goldrush to give the attackers more of an advantage
  • Any weapons that fire bullets (shotguns, sniper's machine gun, heavy's minigun, etc.) can now break apart the Demoman's stickybombs
  • The icon on the HUD for a person calling for Medic will now give more information to the medic (if the target is low on health, on fire, etc.)
  • Added an achievement tracker that will allow people to choose specific achievements that they are trying to get
  • There is now a custom icon for death messages when the player was killed from a critical hit
  • Added a new particle effect for when a player enters the water
  • Added smoke to the feet of a rocket jumping soldier
  • Players will now have some particles swirling around them so other players can see when they are overhealed

Anybody still playing Team Fortress 2 out there, or have Gears 2, Left 4 Dead, and other shiny new toys distracted you?
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Posted by Brad
Much love coming soon for this tall drink of water.
Amidst all the hubbub about Left 4 Dead, you might have forgotten about last year's big multiplayer release from Valve, Team Fortress 2. Good thing Valve hasn't forgotten! Yesterday the official TF2 blog ran a story with a bunch of updates about what's going on with the game. Most surprising was the revelation that the Xbox 360 version will finally be getting all the fun post-release add-ons the PC version has seen lately.

We are actively working on a massive XBox 360 update, which will include pretty much everything we've shipped on the PC in the last year. We'll provide you with a rough date when we have one.

Great news for people who complained Valve has been neglecting the 360 game. And perhaps even better news for people who bought Left 4 Dead on the Xbox (and are, y'know, wondering about post-release support on that one).

The post also detailed numerous improvements coming to the game, from class and teleporter tweaks to the next character class content pack, which it was confirmed will go to the Scout. The first patch is now out, and here's a full rundown of the changes (stolen from Shacknews).

  • The Engineer's teleporters can now be upgraded to level three. It will recharge faster the higher level it is
  • The Engineer's dispensers can now be upgraded to level three. It will give out metal and heal faster as it is upgraded
  • Spies will be able to recharge their cloaking ability by picking up ammo off of the ground or from health cabinets
  • Some changes to the second part of the first stage of Goldrush to give the attackers more of an advantage
  • Any weapons that fire bullets (shotguns, sniper's machine gun, heavy's minigun, etc.) can now break apart the Demoman's stickybombs
  • The icon on the HUD for a person calling for Medic will now give more information to the medic (if the target is low on health, on fire, etc.)
  • Added an achievement tracker that will allow people to choose specific achievements that they are trying to get
  • There is now a custom icon for death messages when the player was killed from a critical hit
  • Added a new particle effect for when a player enters the water
  • Added smoke to the feet of a rocket jumping soldier
  • Players will now have some particles swirling around them so other players can see when they are overhealed

Anybody still playing Team Fortress 2 out there, or have Gears 2, Left 4 Dead, and other shiny new toys distracted you?
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Posted by lamegame621

WOOT!! ...and uh...first comment...?

Edited by Gelatinousgelboy

Yay! TF2!

But what the hell can the scout possibly get??!?!

It boggles the mind!!!

EEE!!!
Posted by lamegame621

Awesome news!

Posted by Zinc

Finally.  Let's hope the update is not too expensive.

Edited by Grape

Awesome.
TF2 is definitely Valve's multiplayer masterpiece.

Posted by theglobe88

FINALLY!!!!!! hopefully it's free (and Brad, it's a TITLE UPDATE, not a patch)

Posted by TwoOneFive

cool beans

Posted by nakratz

Haven't played TF2 for awhile but will probably get back into it over holiday break. Level 3 Teleporters and Dispensers are good

Posted by Chocobo_Blitzer

"Any weapons that fire bullets (shotguns, sniper's machine gun, heavy's minigun, etc.) can now break apart the Demoman's stickybombs"


Uhhh, huh?

Posted by ImperiousRix

OH THANK GOD!
Despite its many glitches, I still found myself returning to TF2 on my 360 again and again.  I love this game too much for its flaws to get in my way.
Can't wait for this patch, though.  Hopefully it's free, but even if it's not, I'll get the damn thing.

Posted by FoxMulder

great, looks ike the PS3 gets f***ed over again for add on content!

Posted by RHCPfan24

TF2 is still awesome...though I haven't played it in awhile. I will once this update arrives.

Posted by mussbus999

So when Brad says "Patch" this not DLC, right?

SOOO no payment for the new classes?

Posted by RawShark

YES. A reason to dig out TF2 on my 360 again.

Posted by dsplayer1010
Froed said:
"Yay! TF2!
But what the hell can the scout possibly get??!?!

It boggles the mind!!!

EEE!!!
"
They'll think of something. 
Posted by pause422

Holy shit, I'm so playing some TF2 now to check out that update.

Posted by Coltonio7

Huge TF2 Player! This.sounds.awesome.

Edited by Zuul

The patch is for PC, you nOObs!

The DLC/TITLEUPDATE is coming to the Xbox 360 later in the future

ROFL LOL LOL

Posted by GIVEMEREPLAY

FINALLY! The spy and demoman changes will COMPLETELY change the dynamics of the game. A spy can now run around an enemy base indefinitely, and the demo man no longer has winbombs, just stickybombs. Amazing. Shame to see the upgrade go to the scout rather than the spy, but I suspect the new cloking rules will give the spy a much easier time in stalemate prone maps like 2fort.

Posted by pause422
Zuul said:
"The patch is for PC, you nOObs!

The DLC/TITLEUPDATE is coming to the Xbox 360 later in the future

ROFL LOL LOL"
That was made clear......it said the 360 update is going to happen very soon, but the update released today was for PC.  Trolling doesn't look good on you, I suggest you stick to something else.
Posted by TheGTAvaccine

There will ALWAYS be people playing TF2. On the PC at least.

Posted by CleverLoginName

After 400 hours of TF2, I thought I was done... dammit.

Posted by Hamz

Oh man thats some great news, i know they said that updates for TF2 would be slow or non-existant until early 2009 but now i can see why. Finally the console gamers get in on the cool updated us PC gamers have had for ages!

Posted by pause422
Hamz said:
"Oh man thats some great news, i know they said that updates for TF2 would be slow or non-existant until early 2009 but now i can see why. Finally the console gamers get in on the cool updated us PC gamers have had for ages!"
Yep. I'm surprised this last update even made it out, but it has some pretty significant changes in it that seems very interesting, I'm definitely playing some in a little bit. We should get in some games soon Hamz :)
Posted by Ubergeist

Finally. I love the stuff they've done so far but I'm a console gamer and I've been dying to play TF2 again on 360.

Posted by GIVEMEREPLAY

PS its live NOW!!!!!

Posted by Crono

Finally, they are breaking their silence!  Good to know Scout will be getting some love.  He is definitely useless in payload maps... usually only used as a last resort to zerg the cart in the last minute of a close game.  Since they are focusing on him being updated for payload play, I am sure we can safely assume they will be adding another payload map with the update as well.  Also, very glad to hear about the engi/spy updates, the spy upgrade is music to my ears :D

Edited by Winterwolf79

Sweet, finally a reason to play TF2 again. I wonder if they are planning on releasing new maps along with the class updates on the 360.

Posted by MKHavoc

Good.  I really hope people start playing that on the 360 again.  When I first got the orange box I only had a silver membership.  I played TF2 for a few hours on a friends gold membership and loved it.  Now that I can play it myself I can't wait.

Posted by stephengotlost

Team Fortress 2, I can't quit you.

Posted by SleepyDoughnut

yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love TF2 on 360 even through all its flaws lag wise! Im sooooooooooo happy about the update!!!
It has arguably the most replayable multiplayer next to CoD4. Everyone buy Orange Box and play TF2 with me!!!!

Posted by Illmatic

Wow, looks like I'll be picking this game up again. Was that a pig flying by my window?

Posted by jakob187

All I want in L4D right now is a FUCKING MELEE NERF!!!  Melee spams are completely FTL, and I'm ready to fucking strangle all those pussies that can't learn to fire a weapon!!!

Posted by Vafthrutnir

Haven't stopped playing this since it came out. Never gets old to me, updates just make it better to keep playing.

Posted by DrRandle

I can't wait. I love TF2, I just discovered it last August. I haven't had much time for it with school and the glut of holiday releases, but it is my go-to online multiplayer game. Never mind Call of Duty or any of that... okay well L4D is there, too. Also I love City of Heroes... Since when did I become a PC gamer?

Posted by TomA

Kool,maybe they do care about the consoles still.But the majority of people will still play TF2 on PC but for people without game capable PC's this is great.

Posted by lantus

If the 360 update has all the maps, game modes, and weapon upgrades, then I don't think I would mind paying, as long as it's reasonably priced. Hopefully, though, Valve could work something out to give it to use for free.

Posted by nickzed

i always go back to tf2 when im bored of other games.  its like a faithful dog

Posted by SandwichApoc

Awesome. But I'll a little uneasy about some of the changes.

Posted by Kazona

It's about time

Posted by Champy

YAYAYAY its a christmas present from valve! yeah!

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

Hmm... Valve continues to fail to support the PS3 version. I personally play it on PC, but come on Valve, support your fucking game on BOTH consoles.

Posted by Aaox

I still like TF2.

Not as much as before, but I still like it.
Posted by Captain_Fookup

just picked it up orange box again for 15 new at eb games a couple days ago Fuck yeah

Posted by Neurogamer

Yay! I actually just started playing TF2 like 2 weeks ago when I finally pickedup the Orange Box on Steam and I've been addicted ever since! The new changes sound great! Valve is an awesome developer! I can't wait to see what's in store for Left 4 Dead in the future!!!

Posted by Turtlefuzz

I play TF2 on pc a crap ton.
CAN
NOT
WAIT
For this.

Posted by BarneyCletus

"Hmm... Valve continues to fail to support the PS3 version. "

Not fail. More like they made a conscious decision not to even port it themselves, never mind support it.

Posted by PapaLazarou

I don't see why people would be playing it on the 360 anyways.

Posted by canadadry

Come ooonnnn sniper update!

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