Valve Surprise: Team Fortress 2 Sniper Update Will Include Spy Unlockables, Too (Updated)

By Nick Breckon, May 15, 2009 1:47pm PDT Update: Valve's Doug Lombardi has confirmed to us that the update will include both the Spy and Sniper unlockables.

Original story: The upcoming Sniper update for Team Fortress 2 will also include new weapons for the Spy class, developer Valve announced today.

The Spy announcement fittingly uncloaked during the week set aside for the Sniper revelations, the spook himself using a classic feign ability (below left) to steal the spotlight from the unwitting Aussie.

Two unlockables for the Spy have been divulged by way of a faux order form (above right). The "Dead Ringer" spy watch will leave a dead corpse of the Spy on the ground while the "real" Spy is cloaked for eight seconds. The "Cloak and Dagger" spy watch will grant a cloak regeneration ability, allowing spies to remain hidden indefinitely while immobile.

The free update will now encompass the Sniper and Spy unlockable weapons, the Payload Race game mode, two new Arena maps, and cosmetic head-slot items for all classes. According to the TF2 blog, the whole package will be released on May 21, or next Thursday.

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  • I always wanted spy to be last so Valve could get the spy unlocks 100% right when compared to the other classes. However I like what I see so far...

    "Dead Ringer" for the more wreckless spy.

    "Cloak and Dagger" for the more cautious spy. I always hated how the cloak would degenerate even when being still. Especially if the enemy was passing by but not in a tight group. It would always run out before the last person passed by.

    Spies were such a menace when TF2 first came out. May this update bring that fun back to the spy.

    PS- Pyros are about to have a good ole time.