According to Valve, the next Team Fortress 2 update is tentatively scheduled to go live on Thursday, April 17, or possibly on Friday, April 18. With the news, come extra details on the major makeover for the Medic class. Check out the latest list of the 36 new Medic achievements that%26rsquo;ll be heading towards a series of tubes near you.
Helpful healers can look forward to three new unique items to customize their Medic with as they unlock the 36 new achievements.
The Blutsauger: Earn 12 of the 36 new Medic Achievements and you%26rsquo;ll be able to pimp your doc with this replacement for your Medic%26rsquo;s Syringe Gun. It%26rsquo;ll feed you 3 health points anytime you hit an enemy, but the drawback is that it will never yield a critical hit. This weaponsounds especially useful for keeping you alive while retreating from an enemy. Say goodbye to those Heavy-killing Pyros trying to chase you down.
The Critzcrieg: Earning 24 Medic Achievements will unlock this new Medigun. Instead of granting you and your target invulnerability, using an uber-charge will grant your target a 100% critical hit chance. We%26rsquo;re not sure whether Medics will like giving up invulnerability for critical hits. While there%26rsquo;s no doubt that unlimited critical hits will cause a lot of damage, we%26rsquo;re not sure how effective this new weapon will be for making a big push forward. Perhaps this new weapon will lead to some creative new ways for Medics and other classes to work together.
The Ubersaw: Only the most hardcore Medics will receive access to this new weapon once they earn all 36 of the new Medic Achievements. The Ubersaw will charge your uber meter by 25% with each hit. So the next time you%26rsquo;re caught unawares and whack an opponent with a melee strike, you%26rsquo;ll be well on your way to being %26ldquo;fully charged.%26rdquo;
Above: Each of the new Medic weapons has a really cool bonus. But none of them come without a drawback. Even the Ubersaw comes with a 20% speed cut
UPDATED MEDIC ACHIEVEMENTS
FIRST DO NO HARM: Play a full round without killing any enemies. And score the highest on a team of 6 or more players.
QUADRUPLE BYPASS: Heal a teammate who%26rsquo;s taking fire from 4 enemies at once.
GROUP HEALTH: Work with 2 other medics to deploy 3 simultaneous uber-charges.
SURGICAL PREP: Have an uber-charge ready before the setup phase ends.
TRAUMA QUEEN: Deploy 3 uber-charges in less than 5 minutes. And assist in 5 kills during that time.
DOUBLE BLIND TRIAL: Deploy an uber-charge within 8 seconds of a nearby enemy medic deploying his.
PLAY DOCTOR: In a team with no medics, be first to switch to Medic after a teammate calls %26lsquo;Medic!%26rsquo;, and then heal 500 health.
TRIAGE: Deploy an uber-charge on a teammate less than a second before they%26rsquo;re hit by a critical explosive.
PREVENTIVE MEDICINE: Block the enemy from capturing a control point with an uber-charged teammate.
CONSULTATION: Assist a fellow Medic in killing 5 enemies in a single life.
DOES IT HURT WHEN I DO THIS?: Kill 50 Scouts with your Syringe Gun.
PEER REVIEW: Kill 50 Medics with your Bone Saw.
BIG PHARMA: Assist a Heavy in killing 30 enemies, where neither of you die.
YOU%26rsquo;LL FEEL A LITTLE PRICK: Assist in killing 4 enemies with a single uber-charge on a Scout.
AUTOCLAVE: Assist in burning 8 enemies with a single uber-charge on a Pyro.
BLAST ASSIST: Assist in exploding 5 enemies with a single uber-charge on a Soldier.
BLUNT TRAUMA: Assist in punching out 4 enemies with a single uber-charge on a Heavy.
MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH: Assist in destroying 8 enemy Engineer buildings with a single uber-charge on a Demoman.
MIDWIFE CRISIS: Heal an Engineer as he repairs his sentry gun while it%26rsquo;s under enemy fire.
UBI CONCORDIA, IBI VICTORIA: Assist in killing 5 enemies on an enemy control point in a single life.
GRAND ROUNDS: Heal 200 teammates after they%26rsquo;ve called for %26lsquo;Medic!%26rsquo;.
INFERNAL MEDICINE: Extinguish 100 burning teammates.
DOCTOR ASSISTED HOMIDE: Assist in killing 20 nemeses.
PLACEBO EFFECT: Kill 5 enemies in a single life, while having your uber-charge ready, but undeployed.
SAWBONES: Hit enemies with your Bonesaw 10 times in a row without dying or missing.
INTERN: Accumulate 7000 heal points in a single life.
SPECIALIST: Accumulate 10000 heal points health in a single life.
CHIEF OF STAFF: Accumulate 10 million total heal points.
HYPOCRITICAL OATH: Kill an enemy Spy that you have been healing.
MEDICAL INTERVENTION: Save a falling teammate from dying on impact.
SECOND OPINION: Uber-charge 2 teammates at once.
AUTOPSY REPORT: Provide an enemy with a freezecam shot of you taunting above their ragdoll.
FYI I AM A MEDIC: Use your Bonesaw to kill 5 enemy Spies who have been calling for %26lsquo;Medic!%26rsquo;.
FAMILY PRACTICE: Uber-charge ten of your Steam community friends.
HOUSE CALL: Join a game that one of your friends is in and then deploy an uber-charge on him.
BEDSIDE MANNER: Be healing a teammate as he achieves an achievement of his own.
Apr 16, 2008