Team Fortress 2 Engineer Update is Live

By Xav de Matos, Jul 08, 2010 5:55pm PDT Valve has finally released the long awaited, and incessantly teased, Engineer update for Team Fortress 2. Included in the update are four new maps: Thunder Mountain, Hightower, Upward and (the "community built") ColdFront as well as 35 Engineer-based achievements, among a slew of other bonuses.

Engineer fans will have new weapons and items in their arsenal, including the wrench-replacing "Gunslinger" that allows engineers to build mini-sentries, the sentry-controlling "Wrangler" and the devastating shotgun replacement, the "Frontier Justice."

Today's Team Fortress 2 update (which will automatically download after a Steam restart) adds, changes and fixes the following:
    Team Fortress 2 -- Engineer Update
  • Added The Frontier Justice.
  • Added The Wrangler.
  • Added The Gunslinger.
  • Added The Southern Hospitality.
  • Added 35 Engineer achievements.
  • Engineers can now pickup & move their buildings.
  • Added Engineer main menu music.
    Engine
  • Fixed client crash related flashlight usage.
  • Fixed several issues related to alt-tabbing (invisible players, etc).

    Added 4 new maps:
  • Thunder Mountain, a 3 stage Payload map.
  • Hightower, a Payload Race map.
  • Upward, a Payload map.
  • ColdFront, a community built Capture Point map.
    Item tuning:
  • The Sandvich now uses a cooldown timer, instead of the health pack recharge mechanic.
  • The Gunboats now reduce self-damage by 60% (was 75%)
  • The Tribalman's Shiv bleed duration reduced to 6 second (was 8), and its damage penalty increased to 50% (was 35%).

  • Added better feedback sound for Pyros on when their flamethrower is doing damage.
  • Fixed blood effect on bleeding player.
  • Added a glow effect to Payload carts.
  • Added Romanian language support.

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