TF2 Über Update übertaneously updated with gifts for the Sniper and Demoman

The überness continues over at the Team Fortress 2 website, where Valve has revealed another pair of character packs set to drop as part of the game's Über Update this Thursday. Entitled Timbuk Tuesday, the desert themed freebies include new gear for the Sniper and Demoman, aka the Lawrence of Australia and the One Thousand and One Demoknights.

Following in the same generous vein as yesterday's Mobster Monday goodies for the Spy and Heavy, these character DLC packs will outfit the Sniper and Demoman with a handful of new weapons. For the Snipers, Valve is offering The Bazaar Bargain, a sniper rifle imbued with extra headshot bonuses and body shot penalties; and The Shahanshah, a sword that scales in effectiveness according to the player's health. Demomen (and Demowomen, of course) will be receiving The Splendid Screen, a shield designed to better protect against fire, explosive and charge impact damage; The Persian Persuader, a sword sporting an enchanced recharge rate and the ability to turn ammo into health; and the Ali Baba's Wee Booties, a pair of shoes that increase the player's health and turning control while charging.

In fine Valve fashion, the update reads like it was written by a mad man, describing the Demoman as a desert wanderer who, “has never even been to the beach - but his empty eye cavity naturally accumulates moisture that drips down his head into his throat, making him the equivalent of a one-eyed cactus that swears.”

Oddly enough, that makes sense. Strange, creepy, gag-inducing, sense.

This is the second last update before the big Über Update reveal on Thursday. Any bets as to what today's will be called? My Mann Co. dollars are on 'World War Wednesday' or 'With This Ring, I Thee Wednesday'.

Jun 21, 2011

[Source: Team Fortress 2


  • nadrewod - June 22, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    Anyone else notice the pigeons a few days ago, before the Uber Update was announced? If you clicked on them, you saw three images, a hospital, a waiting room, and a doctor's office based on their JPEG names. The hospital now serves as the backdrop for the Medic profile, but maybe it could also serve as a upcoming map?
  • Koouunn - June 22, 2011 7:20 p.m.

    come on western Wednesday i need more unlocks for the engie
  • FOZ - June 22, 2011 7:13 p.m.

    Demoman weapons are idiotic. He's the Demoman. I'm tired of Valve pushing this DemoKnight nonsense onto the game.
  • Cutter9792 - June 22, 2011 6:37 p.m.

    Second to last*
  • Rek - June 23, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    @kor2disturbed You can buy the weapons in the Mann Co Store with real money, but that's a waste as you will randomly receive weapons and such simply through playing. You will also be able to craft the new weapons once you have their recipes figured out.
  • kor2disturbed - June 23, 2011 4:56 a.m.

    So I don't get it how do you get these do you just have then in game, do you have to buy them, do you randomly get them in game, someone please tell me!
  • EnragedTortoise1 - June 22, 2011 9:23 p.m.

    Rek, your comment made me laugh harder than I should have.
  • BurntToShreds - June 22, 2011 8:59 p.m.

    What happened to the art design? It used to be a crazy take on the 1960s, but now it's more like a Free-to-Play MMO what with it's cash shop, but you still have to buy the game.
  • slimjim441 - June 22, 2011 7:15 p.m.

    This is going to be the best update ever. Anyone who says TF2 is a dying game, this is proof that your voice is being muffled through the pants that your ass is talking through.
  • AlphaAGENT144 - June 22, 2011 6:22 p.m.

    new demo is OP, so is scout
  • Theminimanx - June 22, 2011 6:08 p.m.

    They've also announced new items for the scout. Click on the soda can in the demoman's shields picture to see it.
  • falcon4196 - June 22, 2011 6:06 p.m.

    I've been playing off and on since this game launched. Looks like I'll be paying it another visit. Valve takes a good approach towarfs the weapons in this game. None of the them provide a clear advantage over one of the other options they just are tailored to different play styles and skills.
  • Rek - June 22, 2011 5:51 p.m.

    Wizard Wednesday. You're a wizard, Pyro.

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