Wednesday, April 16th 2008

Valve Reveals Final Team Fortress 2 Medic Weapons

Game developer Valve released the final details on its upcoming Team Fortress 2 content update during a party in downtown San Francisco. Although I have never played TF2, from all the comments this update sounds like a big deal, and most of it will be directed to the medic character in the form of three new weapon replacements dubbed "The Blutsaugher", "The Critzcrieg" and "The Ubersaw". The weapons will be earned through a new achievement system, and equipped through a loadout menu. Below you can check out Valve's official descriptions for the weapons.

The Blutsaugher
For players that earn one third of the 36 new medic achievements, they will be given a new syringe gun. Called "The Blutsaugher," this new weapon no longer has the ability to score critical hits against an opponent. Instead it will draw health from enemies each time a syringe hits. Especially useful as a weapon to retreat away from the fight while staying alive.

The Critzcrieg
Once a medic has earned two thirds of the achievements, they will be granted "The Critzcrieg." This new medigun uses its ubercharge not for invulnerability, but to give its recipient 100% chance to fire critical ordinance. Medics and the player they are charging need to be careful though, because as much fun as it is to fire critical rockets as fast as you can, the other team will see what you're up to and try to put a quick stop to your plan.

The Ubersaw
For the determined medic that has earned all 36 of the new achievements, they will find themselves the proud owner of "The Ubersaw," which will take damage done in melee attacks and convert it directly to ubercharge. Four hits with this new weapon will fully charge whatever medigun the medic has equpped.Source: Shacknews
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21 Comments on Valve Reveals Final Team Fortress 2 Medic Weapons

#2
calvary1980
what is this Battlefield 2? these are so directed at the Public, I don't think anybody who plays competitively really cares. the Ubercharge is a big asset nobody said playing Medic in any game was "Action Packed" I don't see why they couldn't just increase the damage multiplier of the Needle Gun by 5% or something.

Valve is also releasing a new map "Gold Rush" and "Meet the Scout" Trailer.

- Christine
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#3
derFeef
by: calvary1980
what is this Battlefield 2? these are so directed at the Public, I don't think anybody who plays competitively really cares. the Ubercharge is a big asset nobody said playing Medic in any game was "Action Packed" I don't see why they couldn't just increase the damage multiplier of the Needle Gun by 5% or something.

Valve is also releasing a new map "Gold Rush" and "Meet the Scout" Trailer.

- Christine
I dont get it, you are comparing the new unlocks to BF2? Cmon, think further. Valve is adding new "Gameplay" with these weapons instead of just "weapon stats" like BF2.
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#4
calvary1980
I guess your right. most Leagues disable Critical Hits and will probably disable Achievement based Weapons.

- Christine
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#5
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
This is awesome i play TF2 alot and i will like this new update. But i dislike the achivement crap, its like Xbox 360 and i don't want to have to do things just to get it. But i will try anyways.
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#6
bruins004
Wasn't this update suppose to be done in Q1?

Not bad, but seems to take forever to get these kind of updates.
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#7
das müffin mann
this is awesome i wish they would give someting new to the scout, i never play with the medic, but this may change that, cant wait:toast:

ps we gota get an all tpu game going one day:toast:
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#9
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: das müffin mann
this is awesome i wish they would give someting new to the scout, i never play with the medic, but this may change that, cant wait:toast:

ps we gota get an all tpu game going one day:toast:
I would really like to get a TPU game going. Just need someone to start a server and inform us. But please make the server at the end of the month because i still need the webs at my house. I would love to join:)
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#11
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: das müffin mann
every one can join in!
to make things easier follow this link and join
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=40279
x2mA mPn is my Brother, So we share the same Steam account(its on the list). But i mostly play TF2(he likes CSS more). Our TF2 name is xXTank RushXx.
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#12
das müffin mann
alright cool when i get home and i remeber ill add you then we will see what we can get going later
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#13
Dangle
WOOOOOOOOT TIME TO OPEN MY TF2 SERVER!!! deadinjapan.com

by: calvary1980
I guess your right. most Leagues disable Critical Hits and will probably disable Achievement based Weapons.

- Christine
Leagues, and highly competitive groups ruin these games. They try to turn them all into old-school Counterstrike. If you want to play counterstrike, GTFO of TF2, COD4, UT3 etc...
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#14
das müffin mann
woot sounds fun ill be playing later tonight if anyone wants to join
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#16
JoJoe
I haven't played TF2 in months... got tired of it.

I don't think this new content makes me want to play it again either...
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#17
ShadowFold
are they gonna add new stuff for just the medic or other classes with new updates?
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#18
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: das müffin mann
alright cool when i get home and i remeber ill add you then we will see what we can get going later
k, Thanks.:), I should be getting the Internet by the 23rd, i just moved so i have to wait. So maybe i can get informed on the 24th and get the server started some time then.
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#19
das müffin mann
sounds good, i am having some serious problems with my computer right now so it should be working by then:toast:
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#20
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: das müffin mann
sounds good, i am having some serious problems with my computer right now so it should be working by then:toast:
I now got the internet, came really early(thankfully):). And i have excepted your friend request.;) What computer problem are you having?
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#21
das müffin mann
im having mobo problems im gunna flash the bios tonight and see if that fixes it
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