Team Fortress 2's "The War Update" Lets Players Vote With Kills

Valve's next Team Fortress 2 update will add new maps, new "surprises" and new weapons for the Soldier and Demoman classes. Somewhat surprisingly, a seventh top secret weapon is also en route. And it's up for grabs.

Either the Soldier or Demoman class will be on the receiving end of that seventh, still to be revealed unlockable. And Valve is letting players decide who gets it, having them vote via bodycount.

"If you want your class to have it, you're going to have to fight for it," writes Team Fortress 2 lead Robin Walker on the official blog. "The more Demomen you kill as the Soldier class will help ensure the Soldier gets the weapon at the end of the week. The more Soldiers you kill as the Demo will help the Demo class get the exclusive seventh weapon."

The Demoman and Soldier are both getting for three new unlockable items, new additions expected to be revealed over the course of the week. If you feel strongly about your class getting that seventh, we'd advise you to start contributing to the kill count pronto!

The War Update [Team Fortress]


    Solly FTW!

    Hmm, I don't quite like that, means one class will have more choice than all the other classes. Won't matter TOO much if the demo wins seeing as that's one of my more used classes.

      Then put on your soldier suit and rack up them demo scalps

    Really depends on what the extra is, but I hope the Soly wins as the Demo is already a bit overpowered

      Agreed, having the demoman get yet another weapon doesnt sound too great to me given how bloody powerful a class it is already, i mean honestly who has ever seen a soldier top the scoreboard outside of say arena.

    It's WAR!!!!'re going down..

    Wow now the servers will be full of these two classes

      Want a tissue?

      You should be greatful that Valve have managed to keep TF2 so fresh for so long.. so what if its all Demo and Soli for the next two weeks..

      As a career demo I cant wait for this update.. just racked up 50 war kills to add to the tally..

    Suicide Demos!

    What a great idea. This is fantastic way to not only include people in decision making but a great gimmeck to get people playing again.

    Good Job Valve.


    When I saw how people reacted to the medic update (ie. servers full of battle medics and uber charges) and then the pyro update (couldn't turn a corner without catching fire) as people scrambled for the items, these two classes were my major concern. All I could imagine were servers full of area effect explosions knocking you from one end of the map to the other. God bless valve for facing it head on and pitting them against each other, and woe betide any poor scout who gets caught in the crossfire.

    Team Demo.

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