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A page for describing YMMV: Team Fortress 2. Even after the other tours were also given a chance to drop the highly coveted "Meet the Pyro": Is Pyro a sick but truly good person who only wants to spread happiness, or just sick? (the fans interpreting this as Heavy's sisters wanting Sniper and Spy to sleep with each. his medical license. This was all covered in the Meet the Medic video. How do I get a free tour of duty ticket in team fortress 2? Does it improve damage?. For the taunt item, see Meet the Medic (taunt). 1 Video transcript; 2 Pre-release; 3 Notes; 4 Outtakes; 5 Trivia; 6 Gallery; 7 Related.
The next contract campaign is upon us, just in time for Smissmas! The Tough Break Update includes weapon-specific contracts, a weapon loan program, four whole new weapon collections, new community maps, taunts, and weapon balances! December 4, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Arkham Knight Contest Winners Pretending to be Batman or Robin just got a lot easier with the addition of new Batman-themed cosmetics personally approved by Batman himself!
Along with the three winners are seven runner-ups, including a full set, all available in the Mann Co. November 11, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Get Voting For the Saxxys! Voting has commenced for the Fifth Annual Saxxy Awards!
Get yourself to the voting page and choose your favorites! October 28, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Introducing the seventh annual Scream Fortress update!
Added this year are four new community maps, two new taunts, and loads of cosmetics! The event runs until November 11, so get in on the action while you can! Mannpower Mode is Out of Beta!
After almost a year of beta testing, Mannpower mode is out of beta! Included in this update is the new Hellfire map, three new power-ups, and a host of other changes! The Steam Workshop is now accepting entries for Batman: Arkham Knight cosmetics, so make sure to submit yours before November 16! October 6, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Introducing three new community maps, new cosmetic items and event-exclusive weapon reskins, this update is entirely crafted by the community, make sure to support them by purchasing an Invasion Community Update Pass!
September 21, - TF2 Official Blog updated. What We're Up To With the Gun Mettle Campaign winding down, it's time to prepare for the next big update, which should be out by the end of the year.
For Halloween this year, it's the community's turn to make the event shine! Get your workshop submissions in before October 18, to have a shot at seeing your item in-game! August 31, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Issue 5 of Team Fortress Comics! Only two more to go! August 27, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Got a bunch of Civilian grade weapons sitting around in your backpack and nothing to do with them? You're in luck, because now you can trade them up for higher tier weapons!
August 25, - TF2 Official Blog updated. If you can't attend, be sure to watch on Twitch! August 21, - TF2 Official Blog updated. The Fifth Annual Saxxy Awards! It's that time of the year again, another chance to earn yourself an Australium-plated Saxton Hale-shaped bludgeon!
Can you outdo the entries from the Dota 2 Short Film Contest? Head over to the contest page and show them what you're made of! August 18, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Developed in collaboration with Bad Robot and Escalation Studios, PASS Time is a new gamemode mixing traditional sport and the fine pastime of virtually murdering your friends. Try and score the Jack in the enemy's goal to gain points while avoiding becoming a bloody mess!
July 2, - TF2 Official Blog updated. The Gun Mettle update has arrived! Complete contracts, collect unique weapon finishes, and re-learn all your favourite weapons on four brand new maps in this huge update to Team Fortress 2. October 22, - TF2 Official Blog updated. To prepare yourself for the upcoming TF2-fying Halloween update, Valve is giving you the chance to play all five previous Scream Fortress events. Bring a change of underwear and get practicing your screams. September 8, - TF2 Official Blog updated.
You can now purchase TF2 merchandise from WeLoveFine's online storeand vote on the next batch of items to be sold! August 14, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Like there aren't enough t-shirts with drunken ramblings printed on them?
Okay but not drunken Demoman ramblings. Then come this way to submit your designs to the brand new Merchandise section in the Team Fortress 2 Workshop, and then buy them. The Clock is Ticking June 5, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Factory Floor As it turns out, making new weapons for a game isn't an exact science. Sometimes you fail, and sometimes you really fail. Take a peek into the minds of the TF2 Team as they share just how wrong and sometimes right things can go in weapon design.
May 2, - TF2 Official Blog updated.
A lot of lore can stack up over seven years. Don't know your Administrators from your Poopy Joes? Or just dazed, confused, and have a blinding headache that gets worse when bright sunlight hits your eyes so you make do with a life of lying among the dust bunnies beneath your bed, only venturing out to check the official TF2 blog for updates?
Then you're in luck. Take this comic and two aspirins, and everything will become clear. April 2, - TF2 Official Blog updated. The very laws of math have distorted, and two has turned into four. We are also let in on a sneak peek from an upcoming update, featuring a moonbase and Steam Workshop support for taunts. March 28, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Get ready to meet your Makers, maggots!
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KritzKast have compiled an series of interviews of several TF2 community contributors. Read up on all about it here. December 20, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Why, Smissmasof course! Buckle up with a bunch of new cosmetic items, and, provided that you've been a good mercenary, find free loot in the Gift-Stuffed Stocking. Team Fortress Comics 2!
Have you ever wondered what "bi-monthly" means? Apparently it's supposed to mean "once every two months," but nobody knows for sure! November 21, - TF2 Official Blog updated. A Tale of Two Cities: The announcement of the second new Mann vs. Machine map, Rottenburgcomes along with new upgrades that will bring your teammates back to life without the need to wait to respawn, and additional upgrades for the Soldier as well!
November 20, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Look sharp, the upcoming Two Cities Update will not only introduce a new map, but also new rewards! Additionally, the popular competitive map Snakewater will also become an official map! Look forward to the next part of the update! November 18, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Voting has opened for the Third Annual Saxxy Awards! Between now and November 24th, vote on submissions entered into the contest. The winners will be revealed on the 26th!
October 29, - TF2 Official Blog updated. It's that time of the year again!Meet the Medic! - Team Fortress 2 Special - Part 2
Scream Fortress is now live, along with all of the previous Scream Fortress events! Check out the new Helltower map, and try out the new Spellbook Magazine!
Grave Matters Are you all excited for Halloween? Here's a comic to pass the time as you wait! October 2, - TF2 Official Blog updated. The Third Annual Saxxy Awards! Start up your copy of Source Filmmaker and get cracking, and check out the official Source Filmmaker website for more details! September 18, - TF2 Official Blog updated.
It's never a bad thing to start preparing for Halloween early! Submission entries for the Halloween event are now open, if you've got the talent you may just see your workshop items in the game come October 31! Team Fortress Comics 1! Who says that you need a major update to enjoy reading comics about Saxton Hale?
Team Fortress Comics 1 has been released, with bi-monthly updates to come, so keep an eye on the official blog for more updates! August 27 24, - TF2 Official Blog updated. On this definitely-not-three-days-late day seventeen years ago, a motley crew composed of Robin Walker, John Cook and Ian Caughley created a mod for Quake that took the world by firestorm.
Also enjoy the addition of Chemistry Setsand try your hand at creating your own Strangifiers!
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August 20, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Ever wanted to re-live history and massacre hordes of Roman robots? Now you can, thanks to Romevision! Just put on a Hardy Laurelor play with somebody with one, and enjoy the show! July 17, - TF2 Official Blog updated. An Active Solution to an Idle Threat.
- Meet the Medic
Science has proven that standing around doing nothing is now more likely to get you shot than it is to get you free things. Valve has again modified the way that the game grants items! July 10, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Move That Update Up! After a week of teasing, it's finally here! Redeem your Summer Claim Checks for Summer Coolers that contain the newest batch of community-contributed items, enjoy the new and improved maps, and play with the newly improved weapons that you never thought to use before!
July 9, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Move Those Votes Up! Ever wonder how Valve decides which items submitted to the workshop are shipped into the game? They give us their breakdown with a handy list of criteria and, yes, your votes do count.
Also included is a sneak peak at one of the sixty-four items being shipped with the upcoming update. July 8, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Move Those Weapons Up! Next up under the microscope are weapons. From the underutilized Battalion's Backup to the omnipresent Dead Ringerdozens of weapons are getting their stats tweaked. Also getting an overhaul is the item sets system, with set bonuses being moved to individual set items. July 5, - TF2 Official Blog updated.
Move Those Maps Up! All good exploits must come to an end. An upcoming update will fix exploits in the majority of all official maps, including Badwaterand two more community maps, Process and Standinare going to become official! Look forward to more news to come! June 27, - TF2 Official Blog updated. Help Us Pay it Forward No item is made solely by one contributor without a little bit of help.
As thanks, Valve is now allowing workshop contributors to share some of the profit from their item sales with some of the service providers who provided that help. Even better is Valve has decided to take this money from their own cut of the sales, so now there's no reason not to share some of your profits with those mentors that helped you along the way.
June 13, - TF2 Official Blog updated. We just shipped some Gold Star items! Much to Valve's own surprise, workshop creators actually listened and resubmitted their items for gold star certification.
So Valve decided to turn around and, Valve Time be damned, shipped 10 of those gold star items in an update just two days later. Also, keep your eyes peeled for a super secret update coming soon. June 11, - TF2 Official Blog updated. If you want to try and earn yourself some of that sweet hat money, now's the best time to submit your work to the Steam Workshop. The item submission tools have been greatly improved, and any item submitted with the tool will be given a gold star to show that it is compatible with TF2.
In order to accomplish objectives efficiently, a balance of these classes is required due to how these strengths and weaknesses interact with each other in a team-based environment.
Although the abilities of a number of classes have changed from earlier Team Fortress incarnations, the basic elements of each class have remained, that being one primary weapon, one secondary weapon, and one melee weapon. During matches, the "Administrator",  a woman voiced by Ellen McLainannounces various game events over loudspeakers. Persistent statistics tell the player how he or she is improving in relation to these statistics, such as if a player comes close to his or her record for the damage inflicted in a round.
New sets of class-specific achievements have been added in updates, which add new abilities and weapons to each class once unlocked by the player. This unlockable system has since been expanded into a random-chance system, where the player can also obtain the items simply by playing the game. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
May Learn how and when to remove this template message Team Fortress 2 contains many core game modes. These include Capture the Flag where the BLU and RED teams fight to steal each other's intelligence represented in game as a briefcase and return it to their base.
At the same time, each team must defend their own intelligence. When the intelligence is dropped because of the player dying or manually dropping it, the intelligence will stay on the ground for 1 minute and return to its original location, or until picked up again by an enemy player.
The intelligence can only be picked up by the opposing team. The first team to capture the intelligence three times wins. For a team to win they must capture all the control points within the time limit.
The time limit is reset on the capture of a control point by either team. The BLU team wins by pushing the bomb cart to the last checkpoint, while RED team wins upon defending until the time limit runs out.
Upon the capture of the control point, a team specific counter starts counting down and stops upon being captured by the opposing team. The first teams' timer to finish counting down wins.
Payload Race, like Payload, both RED and BLU teams push a team-colored cart to a checkpoint, unlike Payload there is only one checkpoint at the end of the track and no timer. The team to reach their checkpoint first wins. Unlike Control Point only two points are accessible at a single time, upon a team's successful capture of a point the "stage" ends and the accessible capture points change. When a team only has control of a single control point they are blocked from capturing the opposing team's control point, and the team must wait until the time limit is up and the accessible capture points change.
A team wins by capturing all the control points. A team wins by holding the briefcase on a loading platform until they reach the top of the platform. To win a team must deliver a set number of pickups to the drop-off point. The player on each team with the most pickups is highlighted for everyone to see and gives passive healing to themselves and the teammates around them. To win each team must score 5 goals or have the most number of goals at the end of the timer.
To score a goal, a single ball, the "jack", can be picked up and thrown. Robots and tanks drop cash upon their death, players can use this cash to buy upgrades for themselves or their weapons.
The players win upon successfully defending their base from the bomb until the last wave. Training mode exists to help new players get acquainted with basic controls, and how to play four of the nine classes. It uses wood dummies and bots to teach players. The number of bots, their difficulty, and the map can all be adjusted to a player's preference. For example, Halloween included an extremely difficult Mann vs.
Machine round involving destroying more than enemy forces. Offense The Scout Nathan Vetterlein is a cocky, fast-talking baseball fan and street runner from Boston, Massachusettswho practiced running to "beat his maddog siblings to the fray.
The Scout can double-jump and captures control points and pushes payloads twice as fast as other classes. As a tradeoff, he has low health. The Soldier Rick May is both the second-slowest class in the game and the class with the second-highest health after the Heavy Weapons Guy.
A jingoistic American military man hailing from the Midwest despite the fact that he was never actually in the Army the Soldier is armed by default with a rocket launchershotgunand a folding shovel. The Soldier can use his rocket launcher to rocket jump to higher positions at the cost of some health. The Pyro Dennis Bateman is a mentally unstable pyromaniac of unknown gender or origin, clad in a fire-retardant suit and a voice-muffling gas mask. By default, they are armed with a shotgun, fire axeand a homemade flamethrower that can set players on fire.
It can also produce a blast of compressed air that knocks away nearby enemies and projectiles, and extinguishes burning teammates.
Though he is the slowest class, he can sustain and deal immense amounts of damage. His default weapons consist of his fists, a shotgun, and an enormous minigun that he affectionately refers to as "Sasha". He can also remotely destroy his structures using his Destruction PDA. By default, the Medic is also equipped with an air-powered syringe gun and bonesaw for situations in which his teammates don't protect him.
In a TF2 short, it is discovered that a dove is accidentally left inside the Scout's body. The Sniper John Patrick Lowrie is a cheerful New Zealand ocker -style character raised in the Australian outback equipped by default with a laser-sighted sniper rifle to shoot enemies from afar as his weapon has no damage falloff or spread with guaranteed critical hits on a shot to an enemy's head though this may not be the case, depending on the rifle selected.