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Team Fortress 2 receiving Über Update this Thursday, über überness promised (überly)

Valve is planning big things for Team Fortress 2. Über things, one might say. Yesterday, the studio launched a new TF2 website and began teasing the arrival of “the biggest, most ambitious update in the history of Team Fortress 2”, aka the Über Update, heading for Steam this Thursday, June 23rd.

Part of the update will include a new “Meet the” short film featuring either the Pyro or Medic character. Cryptic clues like “It's NOT the Pyro” and “It's the MEDIC” have been posted to the site, although these raise more questions than answers.

Thankfully, Valve was more forthcoming with information about two new classes associated with the update. Revealed yesterday during Day 1 of the Über Update countdown, the “Mobster Monday”  pack brings three new weapons with varying perks to both the Scout and Heavy classes. It also includes a new payload map entitled Barnblitz, wherein players can “show your enemies you can 'hit the broad side of a barn' (be really good at the Mafia) while you make them 'buy the farm' (quit their Mafia jobs and becomes farmers).”

Judging by the hype, and the significant freebies detailed in 'Mobster Monday', it appears TF2 players are in for a truckload of new content come Thursday. An Über truckload, no less. And to sweeten the pot, Valve is offering newbies an opportunity to experience the uberness for no money right now down during its “Week-Long Free Weekend”.

For daily updates on the Über Update, update your bookmarks to the überly updated TF2 blog.

Jun 21, 2011

17 comments

  • Kazumi - June 22, 2011 3:07 a.m.

    Awesome. I can't say that I play TF2 that often any more, however I still enjoy it from time to time. I'm interested to see what this new content will hold.
  • archnite - June 21, 2011 11:41 p.m.

    This is the first update I will be be experiencing and I am excite Also SPY IS SCOUT??
  • SirCheesedip - June 21, 2011 10:23 p.m.

    I'm looking more forward to Meet The Medic on Thursday!
  • rabidpotatochip - June 21, 2011 8:46 p.m.

    TF2 was the game that paid for the Orange Box for me. I spent $50 and got about 70 hours of honest to goodness entertainment on that game alone. Hats are fine, unlockables are fine, that store bothers the hell out of me, but I think it's awesome that they're still pushing new content for this game so (relatively) long after its release.
  • 435 - June 22, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    So, I play TF2 regularly with some of the dudes who have contributed to the MANNco store and updates. I have no problem with the store, as those profits do turn around to the creator. I look forward to meeting the Medic properly. Hopefully, the Pyro will come before TF3.
  • jackthemenace - June 22, 2011 9:15 a.m.

    @DarkRicochet- I'm with you. I understand Valve mainly uses Steam, but I bought my TF2 on 360 long before I got a decent computer, and I find it incredibly annoying that NONE of these updates are coming to the console versions
  • nadrewod - June 21, 2011 11:34 p.m.

    @Matt Bradford, I thought the new weapons were for the Heavy and the SPY, not the Heavy and the SCOUT as you stated above. Please edit.
  • TheMagnificentManCooker - June 21, 2011 10:15 p.m.

    I believe you meant Spy not Scout
  • HamsterGutz - June 21, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    @Bubblesauce There were 30 million steam accounts as of last year. Does that mean about 25 million people play TF2?
  • PretzelBoy - June 21, 2011 9:24 p.m.

    Great that's another 2Gb for TF2 to eat up on my hard drive. *Nom nom nom*
  • Bubblesauce - June 21, 2011 7:59 p.m.

    @BALLSTOTHEWALLET The majority of steam still plays team fortress 2 -.-
  • NightCrawler_358 - June 21, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    I love Team Fortress 2! Ive never bought anything on the store, nor have I ever recieved a hat! I just love the classic, frantic gameplay. I don't play it as often as I used to, but I usually play whilst listening to TalkRadar!
  • BALLSTOTHEWALLET - June 21, 2011 7 p.m.

    Does anybody still play "Hat Fortress 2"?
  • SecretGingerWizard - June 21, 2011 6:19 p.m.

    I'm tired of people complaining about the Manco store update. Bots are what ruined the game. I can't ever find a server that actually has the ammount of people it says it has. It's always 2 people and 18 bots.
  • Thequestion 121 - June 21, 2011 6:18 p.m.

    This is sweet! I've been meaning to get back into playing TF2 and it's free on Steam? That's awesome!
  • Pocotron - June 21, 2011 6:11 p.m.

    But how many hats will be included in this update???
  • EAC73 - June 21, 2011 6:03 p.m.

    this means nothing, the game went all downhill ever since the stupid MANco. store

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