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Massive Team Fortress 2 Update Now Live
Posted by , 22 November 2013 at 4:52 pm UTC / 6837 views
Team Fortress 2 the popular free 2 play shooter from Valve has been updated to include a lot of new content!

Some of the new stuff
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Mann vs. Machine
Operation Two Cities
-Two new maps: mvm_mannhattan and mvm_rottenburg
-New advanced tour featuring four missions
-Two extra Boot Camp-only missions
Added 14 new achievements
Tour of Duty badge levels are no longer limited to 200
Players can earn a "Refund Upgrades" credit by collecting money during waves
Detailed player performance stats added to the scoreboard
Players can inspect upgrades on teammates via the "Inspect" key ("I" by default)
Fixed the Romevision tank not animating
Class changes (see full log)

General
Added a new community map cp_snakewater_final1
Added new achievements for Snakewater, Process, and Standin
Older event crates no longer expire on login, but have been updated to indicate they can no longer be opened
about:blank should now be a legal URL and won't get blocked for MOTD
Fixed bots using the Phlogistinator being able to airblast enemies
Fixed the stock Shotgun not appearing in the backpack with "Show stock items" option turned on
Fixed a problem causing map stamp leaderboards to not update under certain circumstances
Weapon adjustments (see full log)

VR Mode
Now supports resolutions other than 1280x800
Now supports cloning the main display (instead of using the Rift as an extended display)
Sharpness of the output has been significantly improved
Head-and-neck model has been fixed to remove unnecessary translation
Full Changelog

I haven't actually touched Mann vs. Machine at all, is it any-good? I am always impressed at how well Valve support their titles with new content other companies should look to them for a bit of inspiration sometimes.

Man vs. Machine does sound pretty fun:
QuoteMann vs. Machine lets you and five friends fight a lethal horde of robots on new maps, with the opportunity to upgrade abilities and weapons along the way
I really should try it and so should you!

Trailer for the update

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octoowl42 commented on 22 November 2013 at 6:10 pm UTC

The update is fun but very hard, for anyone who loves to play medic (like me) it's a complete game changer for co-op mode, basically going from a near useless class in MvM to the most powerful.

The update is fun but very hard, for anyone who loves to play medic (like me) it's a complete game changer for co-op mode, basically going from a near useless class in MvM to the most powerful.

titi commented on 23 November 2013 at 2:01 am UTC

Does this game still have those horrible loading times? I was so annoyed that I completly stopped playing it.

Does this game still have those horrible loading times? I was so annoyed that I completly stopped playing it.

JayBeee commented on 23 November 2013 at 2:01 pm UTC
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The game crashes when I've completed a round of MvM... =/

The game crashes when I've completed a round of MvM... =/

Bob commented on 23 November 2013 at 9:16 pm UTC

Same situation here. Is it a Linux specific problem?

Same situation here. Is it a Linux specific problem?

JayBeee commented on 24 November 2013 at 12:48 pm UTC
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Probably is. Haven't seen a windows user reporting it.

Liam, we should play sometime. =)

Probably is. Haven't seen a windows user reporting it. Liam, we should play sometime. =)

abelthorne commented on 27 November 2013 at 1:29 pm UTC

Quote from titiDoes this game still have those horrible loading times? I was so annoyed that I completly stopped playing it.
Well, it still has long loading times (on Windows too) but it's far better than when the game was released. It seems that launching the game is longer but loading levels is far shorter (before TF2 switched to the new file format, loading a level took 3-4 minutes on Linux).

[quote=Quote from titi]Does this game still have those horrible loading times? I was so annoyed that I completly stopped playing it.[/quote] Well, it still has long loading times (on Windows too) but it's far better than when the game was released. It seems that launching the game is longer but loading levels is far shorter (before TF2 switched to the new file format, loading a level took 3-4 minutes on Linux).

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