Team Fortress 2 Mystery Update Is "Not A New Game Mode"

The most recent update to Valve's two-year-old shooter Team Fortress 2 did more than just fix bugs, it added a bunch of new sound files for the game's Announcer, newly referencing friendships, betrayals and mercenaries. So, new game mode? Nope!

While some Team Fortress 2 players are left scratching their heads, some have already heard the Announcer's new dialogue used in game. The developer says the update is not related to a new game type.

"We've got something coming, but it's not a new game mode," Valve's Robin Walker says. "The key to understanding the new sound files is to figure out who's hearing them in-game, and who isn't."

Well, that's certainly cryptic, Mr. Walker! Since I've not heard them in-game yet, nor have I taken a survey of who has, we're still trying to figure this one out.


Comments

    Something to do with your friends list?

    Would love more payload maps

    2 years on and I'm still hopelessly addicted to TF2.

    I keep buying new games but not finishing them because of it.

      This.

    OK those sound rather awesome...whatever the reason.

    wow and today a whole server "game.on.net #14"was calling this one kiddy a whack job for hearing new anouncer sounds/ calls etc...
    Hmm ScottyWAY2Hotty I apologize (from Fluffy)

    I reckon it's the same as the domination feature, except this will probably be stuff like assists, and changing sides. So you get friend status with a person, change sides and you get betrayal. Constant changing of sides gets you mercenary. Stuff like that.

    Free-For-All?
    Boss battles with the announcer?
    but really,this sounds more spy orientated

    Something new (comic) has appeared on the TF2 website related to this update:
    http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=3219
    http://www.teamfortress.com/war/administrator/

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