Valve Set To Release Another Team Fortress 2 Update Next Month

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
Valve still isn't done with Team Fortress 2. Having now completed an update for each class in the team-based shooter, it's now poised to release a grander update that adds in item-trading, more weapons and hats, and even a new game mode to the PC version of the game.

According to PC Gamer, said new items will come from the Polycount contest, which was a competition Valve set up challenging the Polycount community to come up with themed sets for each class in the game. The submissions were evidently creative enough to be dropped in the game proper, and as you'll notice come next month when this patch hits, the items' attributes will be up to snuff with the developer's own stuff in the game.

"…We definitely have lowballed those in the past, in that we’ve chosen something that’s more underpowered than overpowered, because we can just make it a little better later," Valve's Robin Walker explained to PC Gamer. "The Polycount items have had a lot more time on them as a whole, so, we’re doing more interesting stuff there than in general we have with the other items.” 
 

 The Saharan Spy.

Walker said a special "surprise" pack from the Polycount contest would be included in the update as well. He didn't tease the nature of this surprise, nor did he have much to share about the new game mode. Walker said Valve would start talking about it when Valve figures out how to talk about it. 

Fair enough. I figure the least we can do to reimburse Valve for all the free content we've devoured is by being patient for a few more weeks.
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
Valve still isn't done with Team Fortress 2. Having now completed an update for each class in the team-based shooter, it's now poised to release a grander update that adds in item-trading, more weapons and hats, and even a new game mode to the PC version of the game.

According to PC Gamer, said new items will come from the Polycount contest, which was a competition Valve set up challenging the Polycount community to come up with themed sets for each class in the game. The submissions were evidently creative enough to be dropped in the game proper, and as you'll notice come next month when this patch hits, the items' attributes will be up to snuff with the developer's own stuff in the game.

"…We definitely have lowballed those in the past, in that we’ve chosen something that’s more underpowered than overpowered, because we can just make it a little better later," Valve's Robin Walker explained to PC Gamer. "The Polycount items have had a lot more time on them as a whole, so, we’re doing more interesting stuff there than in general we have with the other items.” 
 

 The Saharan Spy.

Walker said a special "surprise" pack from the Polycount contest would be included in the update as well. He didn't tease the nature of this surprise, nor did he have much to share about the new game mode. Walker said Valve would start talking about it when Valve figures out how to talk about it. 

Fair enough. I figure the least we can do to reimburse Valve for all the free content we've devoured is by being patient for a few more weeks.
#2 Edited by Franstone (1124 posts) -

Eh?  
 
Ooohhh I bet  I just ruined some1's day!
#3 Posted by Jazz (2281 posts) -

Well, more stuff for TF2 is always welcome.

#4 Posted by Xolare (1284 posts) -

Franstone I hate you.

#5 Posted by RageGummy (102 posts) -

Loving some more content. 

#6 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

Dammit, stop updating this game. The more things they change, the angrier I get. This game was perfectly balanced upon release! Just release more maps, not these new items and shit. They already ruined joining other people's games for me by adding those stupid class limits on the 360, now you're telling me they're going to change the balance of the PC version even MORE? Jeez, I really hope they drop the ball on bringing this content to the 360 version, or else I just won't be playing TF2 anymore.

#7 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -

TF2 Dota.

#8 Posted by TheClap (538 posts) -

Orange Box, still the greatest value of all time. Thank you, Valve.

#9 Posted by Crushed (884 posts) -
@Little_Socrates said:
" Dammit, stop updating this game. The more things they change, the angrier I get. This game was perfectly balanced upon release! Just release more maps, not these new items and shit. They already ruined joining other people's games for me by adding those stupid class limits on the 360, now you're telling me they're going to change the balance of the PC version even MORE? Jeez, I really hope they drop the ball on bringing this content to the 360 version, or else I just won't be playing TF2 anymore. "
I disagree about the game being perfectly balanced upon release. And they do release new maps. It's just a handful at a time, but in the 3 years since the game's come out the amount of maps has multiplied quite a few times over.
 
Team Fortress 2 is now practically Team Fortress 3 in terms of the amount of content, features, and balance changes they've added and made. Any other company would have sold this as tons of DLC or as a whole new "sequel."
#10 Posted by Sogeman (872 posts) -

It comes out in 2 months. 1 month in Valve time is 2 months. (if you're lucky)
 
I need more Weapons and can't wait for trading..not that I have really much to trade.

#11 Posted by Sweep (8869 posts) -

Fuck yeah!

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#13 Posted by TomWhitbrook (434 posts) -

Should be good, really just getting into this game.

#14 Posted by ProjektGill (752 posts) -

People need to calm down. From what I understand, these weapons are just funny looking skins for existing items (ie. The Scout gets a bottle of milk that seems to do exactly the same thing as Bonk!). I highly doubt that they will have any different attributes or stats.

#15 Posted by Foil1212 (444 posts) -

This is what made Team Fortress 2 extremely convoluted and almost unplayable to me.  The crafting system, needing to play for long periods of time to MAYBE get the weapon you want.  Whatever, I guess they're just pandering to the people who actually play a lot...

#16 Posted by BionicMonster (1032 posts) -
@Franstone said:
" Eh?   Ooohhh I bet  I just ruined some1's day! "
its ok that person was delusional anyway.
#17 Posted by Evil_Alaska (294 posts) -

I'd pay $60 to bring the full TF2 experience to 360.

#18 Posted by Sneakybadger (226 posts) -
@Little_Socrates: CRY SOME MORE
#19 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

There putting in a nuke!

#20 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

Great! I've just recentaly got back into TF2 so more updates are fantastic for a game I paid for 3 years ago.

#21 Posted by lawlerballer (204 posts) -

trading finally

#22 Edited by zaglis (910 posts) -
@Little_Socrates: 
OH O. LITTLE BABY SOILED DIAPER?
 
Wait..you dont even OWN TF2.
You, sir, is a fail.
#23 Posted by Robin_Gr (137 posts) -

I can't wait. I hope the extra pack is for the medic. He needs some new stuff.

#24 Posted by DrBobUK (54 posts) -
@Little_Socrates: bawwwwwwwww this game was not balanced when it came out
 
learn to adapt to the new changes and stop acting like a whiney tourneyfag
#25 Posted by TheTallestGnome (11 posts) -

best news since Bioshock infinite,

#26 Posted by Brackynews (4087 posts) -
@EvilHaole said:
" I'd pay $60 to bring the full TF2 experience to 360. "
They're saving it for TF360~~!!!
All team colours are GREEN!  Some have matte white guns, some have shiny black guns.
#27 Posted by Olivaw (1215 posts) -

God I love TF2.
 
Looking forward to those new Pyro items!

#28 Posted by HellBrendy (994 posts) -

Great! Clocking aprox 700 hrs of this game, and I still love it. 

#29 Posted by JAH_Donuts (183 posts) -

...soooooo, when will this hit the XBOX?
 
LAWL!

#30 Posted by Glak (613 posts) -

I just got TF2, and this is great news!

#31 Posted by Crushed (884 posts) -
@ProjektGill said:
" People need to calm down. From what I understand, these weapons are just funny looking skins for existing items (ie. The Scout gets a bottle of milk that seems to do exactly the same thing as Bonk!). I highly doubt that they will have any different attributes or stats. "
I'm not one of the people complaining, but these are getting their own attributes.
 
We've already had community-made weapons with their own special attributes.
#32 Posted by Rehehelly (414 posts) -

NEW GAME MODE?!
 
DOTA?!

#33 Posted by Sogeman (872 posts) -
@ProjektGill: Yes they will. Valve has never released just skins. Once they use them they become real weapons.
#34 Posted by Sogeman (872 posts) -
@EvilHaole:  The only reason why they didn't already is because there's too much content in the game now. The consoles Memory can't handle it anymore.
#35 Posted by TotalEklypse (1000 posts) -
@Little_Socrates said:
" Dammit, stop updating this game. The more things they change, the angrier I get. This game was perfectly balanced upon release! Just release more maps, not these new items and shit. They already ruined joining other people's games for me by adding those stupid class limits on the 360, now you're telling me they're going to change the balance of the PC version even MORE? Jeez, I really hope they drop the ball on bringing this content to the 360 version, or else I just won't be playing TF2 anymore. "
strike one was mentioning the console version of this. strike 2 was complaining about balance when the game is very well balanced. strike 3 was thinking any one of us on pc will miss you if you dont play anymore. done crying now?
#36 Posted by sear (369 posts) -

It is insane how you can either play Team Fortress 2 full time, or just on and off, coming back to a whole bunch of new stuff every time.

#37 Posted by Lihtster (76 posts) -

FINALLY AN UPDATE!!! ABOUT TIME...

#38 Posted by Tregard (141 posts) -
@Rehehelly: @Rehehelly said:
" NEW GAME MODE?!  DOTA?! "
I love how that would completely steal Monday Night Combat's thunder.
#39 Posted by realfunfuneral (75 posts) -

I'm all over TF2 at the minute so I can't wait.

#40 Posted by Crono (2674 posts) -

I hope everyone has been shampooing if I am to be trading hats with them.

#41 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

Meet the Pyro.  I'm calling it!

#42 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@Little_Socrates said:
" Dammit, stop updating this game. The more things they change, the angrier I get. This game was perfectly balanced upon release! Just release more maps, not these new items and shit. They already ruined joining other people's games for me by adding those stupid class limits on the 360, now you're telling me they're going to change the balance of the PC version even MORE? Jeez, I really hope they drop the ball on bringing this content to the 360 version, or else I just won't be playing TF2 anymore. "
You play the 360 version, your whining is invalid.
#43 Posted by wonderhare (350 posts) -

Finally!! Also hoping for that Meet the Medic...

#44 Posted by CommanderZx2 (134 posts) -
@Kyreo: I believe the next one will be Meet the Medic, as the voice actor for the medic has already remarked 'just wait to you see meet the medic' and that was months ago. Therefore he's probably already done all the voice work for it.
#45 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2110 posts) -
@Rehehelly said:
" NEW GAME MODE?!  DOTA?! "
If that's the case I wont get monday night combat, but it's doubtful that a DotA style thing would be implemented but we'll wait and see.
#46 Posted by LordKorax (278 posts) -

Come on, guys. Anyone who's been paying attention to the TF2 blog for the past few months already knew this.

#47 Posted by enigma (43 posts) -

This is great news for TF 2 fans.  WHERE THE HELL IS HALF-LIFE 2 EPISODE 3! GOD DAMMIT!!

#48 Posted by Vaile (355 posts) -

I'm starting to think that Valve and Bethesda are in cahoots.

#49 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -
@Franstone said:
" Eh?   Ooohhh I bet  I just ruined some1's day! "
I'm guessing since you have nothing better to do than spam video game news sites, you've set the standard pretty low already.
#50 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1145 posts) -

The amount of free updates this game has had are absolutely insane.

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