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Team Fortress 2 "Pyromania" update unleashes three days of updates

Today Valve announced that they will begin rolling out their latest update to their five-year-old modern classic, Team Fortress 2. This time the update will be centered around the Pyro class, culminating in the release of the long-awaited Meet the Pyro video.

Today was the first day of the "Pyromania" update (two more will follow,) and introduces a brand new game mode. The new mode is called Doomsday, and it's pretty much the most insane thing we've ever heard. According to Valve's TF2 website: 

"Doomsday pits BLU against RED, with only one team getting the honor of transporting a suitcase nuke full of recalled Mann Co. Australium to American monkeynaut Poopy Joe’s rocket, so he can blast off and hunt down Soviet space chimp Vladimir Bananas. It's the same spirit of competitive enterprise that stalled the moon landing by three years when Buzz Aldrin suplexed Neil Armstrong into a pile of folding chairs at Astromania '69! Both teams will attempt to get the necessary fuel up a preposterously slow-moving elevator and into Poopy Joe’s Australium-powered rocket to the stars."

We would have liked to explain the new game mode to you in our own words, but frankly Valve's explanation is pure gold. There's no way we could have said it better. The new update also introduces a bunch of new space launch-themed achievements. 

We'll have more on the TF2 Pyromania update as it continues being rolled out, and of course we'll be bringing you the undoubtedly-awesome "Meet the Pyro" video as soon as it's available.

8 comments

  • NOGIRLSIWANNAJETPACK - June 25, 2012 2:17 p.m.

    So they are updating 5 year old free to play games and ignoring the idea of giving fans news of any new games. Thanks Valve!
  • FOZ - June 25, 2012 2:30 p.m.

    They do give news of new games. Even though the wait is so ludicrous that jokes about the length of the wait are now cliches themselves, you have to remember that they make other games. They recently announced Dota 2 would be free to play, as well as a release date and price for CS GO, and both of those games are in beta and getting updates. And anybody who references TF2 as "5 years old" in a derogatory manner does not know shit about the game. If TF2 died, it would pretty much be the worst thing that could happen to multiplayer PC gaming. There's nothing that can replace it.
  • bigwill1221 - June 25, 2012 2:59 p.m.

    Apparently you have never played tf2...
  • Jessmn2 - June 25, 2012 5:47 p.m.

    When a game is this damn good...you don't need more. Updates are a nice way to keep it fresh.
  • slimjim441 - June 25, 2012 7:29 p.m.

    Updates are nice way to remind everyone that Valve isn't working on Half-Life...
  • rabidpotatochip - June 26, 2012 7:34 a.m.

    That's right, because they only work on one project at a time.
  • TheFabricOfTime - June 25, 2012 8:01 p.m.

    Valve pumps out some awesome games though, and updating them with fan service isn't a bad thing either.
  • Fruitbat - June 26, 2012 12:05 p.m.

    We're getting an undoubtedly excellent (and free) update to a great (and free) game that still looks superb and plays fantastically, with an enormous community that is exactly that enormous because they keep rolling out premium (yet free) updates that keep the game fresh and people continually interested. Nope, no problem here.

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