Robot Team coming to TF2??

#1 Edited by nmarchan (175 posts) -

Valve is up to it again, peppering their special brand of secretive information throughout TF2 and their website.

First, take a look at this video someone put together.

You guys remember the lore around the Halloween update?

Specifically, this censored last will and testament of Zephaniah Mann? It mentions Zephaniah's sons, Redmond and Blutarch. Yeah.

Now head on over to TeamFortress.com.

Those bloodstains on the left of the logo are new.

The top one brings you to the newly uncensored version of that two-year old document, revealing that there was a third son - Gray!

The second one brings you to a birth certificate of sorts, which you can see in the video above, noting that Redmond, Blutarch and Gray were triplets, and that Gray was abducted by someone or something simply known as Eagle!

What is going on?

Is there going to be a third, robotic team? Are there going to be giant class-shaped robots roaming the maps soon?

And why is Valve so awesome with this stuff?

#2 Posted by Metal_Mills (3048 posts) -

Holy shit, this is some M Night Shyamalan mind fucking.

#3 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4899 posts) -

I always thought the next step was a 10th class, but this seems pretty cool, too.

#4 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1535 posts) -

I want a green team! Green is my favorite color.

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#5 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

If its really a third playable team like some people are suggesting, then they chose the worst color for it. Gray is way too close to the color Blue.

Now, if it was a faction of robots that were all AI controlled in a horde mode style gametype.......

#6 Posted by Terramagi (1158 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

If its really a third playable team like some people are suggesting, then they chose the worst color for it. Gray is way too close to the color Blue.

Now, if it was a faction of robots that were all AI controlled in a horde mode style gametype.......

Red and Blu must team up to defeat the robot menace.

Except not because - as we all know - the enemy of your enemy is still a Blu.

#7 Posted by Irvandus (2898 posts) -

Definitely going to be some kind of horde mode I bet.

#8 Posted by supamon (1334 posts) -

Crazy conspiracies but looking forward to see what it actually is. Hoard mode? New faction? Singleplayer? Co-op?

#9 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Irvandus said:

Definitely going to be some kind of horde mode I bet.

I think this is exactly what it is.

#10 Posted by EXTomar (4951 posts) -

I wonder if Gray ends up being a "spoiler" team which will attack either team on some scenarios but yeah the most obvious role would be map bots (*rimshot*).

#11 Posted by ajamafalous (12164 posts) -

Oh god I hope there's a third team. 
 
 
WTB 4way CTF, TFC-style. Green/yellow 4 lyfe.

#12 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7100 posts) -

I might just have to get back into TF2

#13 Posted by believer258 (12208 posts) -

I hope this isn't that "big announcement" that Game Informer said they were going to make.

#14 Edited by Damolition (120 posts) -
#15 Posted by valrog (3648 posts) -

Damn, this is awesome.

#16 Edited by Meltac (2009 posts) -

Oh Valve, you so silly. 

#17 Posted by valrog (3648 posts) -

I hope the robot team will be controlled by players as well. Imagine a three team payload race.

#18 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4859 posts) -
#19 Edited by L44 (575 posts) -

Neutral AI??

#20 Posted by nmarchan (175 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda said:

@Damolition said:

http://www.teamfortress.com/bloodbrothers

Well hot damn, this is turning out to be something quite big.

That is fucking fantastic.

Also, TF2 has lore!? What!?

TF2 has SO MUCH LORE.

#21 Posted by EXTomar (4951 posts) -

Take in the rich lore!

#22 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

EAGLE ATTACK!

#23 Edited by ShadowKnight508 (665 posts) -

Is it just me, or are the Scout, Spy, and the Heavy on the top part of TF2's homepage shooting glares towards the Engineer? I dont remember them doing that when I last visited the page a month ago...

#24 Posted by valrog (3648 posts) -

@ShadowKnight508: Scout seems to be looking at either Pyro or Sniper. Something strange is going on...

#25 Posted by Bollard (5868 posts) -

Well, this is insane.

#26 Posted by ajamafalous (12164 posts) -
#27 Posted by ShadowKnight508 (665 posts) -

Official video:

#28 Posted by RuthLoose (836 posts) -

Great video with some interesting questions raised but they probably should have added some music that lasts for "3 minutes" as opposed to looping the same song a bunch. It got grating towards the end.

#29 Posted by ShadowKnight508 (665 posts) -
Mann vs Machine Co-op Update
#30 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1233 posts) -

SO HYPE SO HYPESO HYPESO HYPESO HYPE

#31 Posted by Dalai (7074 posts) -

I don't know if Team Fortress 2 just got way better or if they jumped the shark.

Oh well, I guess it's a reason for me to play again.

#32 Edited by TheHT (11819 posts) -
#33 Posted by Demoskinos (15165 posts) -

I like TF2 but I find myself not caring about this.

#34 Posted by familyphotoshoot (654 posts) -

So it's basically a TF2 skin of L4D?

I'm cool with that, I guess.

#35 Posted by RuthLoose (836 posts) -

@ShadowKnight508 said:

Mann vs Machine Co-op Update

As someone with the middle name of Gray... this is pretty freakin' awesome. I really wish I played more TF2 now.

#36 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@nmarchan said:

@GunslingerPanda said:

@Damolition said:

http://www.teamfortress.com/bloodbrothers

Well hot damn, this is turning out to be something quite big.

That is fucking fantastic.

Also, TF2 has lore!? What!?

TF2 has SO MUCH LORE.

Such as the man, the myth, the man, the legend, the man, Saxton Hale!

#37 Posted by Phatmac (5730 posts) -

Even if I suck at TF2, I'll be sure to check this out!

#38 Posted by Thumbrunner (133 posts) -

Awesome Love the fact they just keep pushing new content for the greatest CTF game of all time. Loved that lore video by the way thanks for that!

#39 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

Thus rendering all other games completely obsolete! Hurrah/curses!

#40 Posted by ZombieSpace (284 posts) -

Awesome news! recently got back into TF2 and this will only add to my play time.

#41 Posted by ShadowKnight508 (665 posts) -

More images

Mann vs Machine Co-op Update
#42 Posted by ShadowKnight508 (665 posts) -

New map (Mannworks)

Mann vs Machine Co-op Update
#43 Posted by dudeglove (8307 posts) -

Is it my imagination or are some of the classes absent from this mode?

#44 Posted by Nottle (1915 posts) -

I'm very interested in what this is. I know it is horde mode, but it mentions loot, and a few other things that sound cool.

#45 Posted by Fappo (15 posts) -

@dudeglove: It's your imagination. A member of Valve staff confirmed on their forums that all classes will be playable. They excluded some from the trailer because you can only have 6 players per team and 6 is less than 9.

#46 Posted by dudeglove (8307 posts) -

@Fappo said:

@dudeglove: It's your imagination. A member of Valve staff confirmed on their forums that all classes will be playable. They excluded some from the trailer because you can only have 6 players per team and 6 is less than 9.

Thanks for clearing that up.

#47 Edited by valrog (3648 posts) -

Does that mean if you wear the Purity Fist on Heavy that he is basically a double agent and will kill his teammates when not looking? WOAH.

#48 Posted by ShadowKnight508 (665 posts) -

Wonder what else will be revealed today as Day Two of the Mann vs Machine Update draws nearer? What kind of special loot, new maps (outside of Mannworks), and things will be put up today?

#49 Posted by Brake (1131 posts) -

This sounds pretty darn awesome. Cannot wait to shoot me some row bots.

I should really be doing something else, but real life can go eff itself...

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