Team Fortress 2's Engineer Gets 'The Wrangler', Total Sentry Control

The Team Fortress 2 Engineer Update continues, building up to its end-of-week release, with the Wrangler. If you've ever wanted manual control for your sentries and a shield to protect 'em, this is the item for you.

The Engineer will swap his trusty pistol for the Wrangler, should he choose to equip it, which will hand over a sentry's automatic aiming to the player. While that may sound like a raw deal - sitting back and letting the sentry do your work for you is the whole point, right? - the Wrangler has a few pluses. When using the Wrangler, your sentry will get a fancy, damage-absorbing shield and a faster missile launcher.

Perhaps the biggest benefit to the Wrangler might be giving the Engie something to do. You know, instead of frantically whacking those dispensers with a wrench over and over and over and over...

The Wrangler joins the shotgun replacement known as Frontier Justice as part of the Engineer's arsenal.

Head over to the official site for your first look at "Upward", an "all-new, Valve-designed Payload map".

The Engineer Update [Team Fortress - thanks, jerkbot!]


    Wow, talk about easy targets for spies. Engies are gonna have to borrow the snipers razorbacks.

      I was just thinking the opposite... Enginies will spam bottle necks making it so spies cant get through. You can always work in pairs with one sentry automatic.

        Agreed. I don't mean to be a douche and call it overpowered before it's even released but I think it's going to make things very annoying. But, it's gotta be damn fun to use.

    Engineer updates have been fairly... underwhelming so far. I was expecting new buildings, instead we get a lazer pointer and a shotgun that stores crits. How innovative ....

    His third unlock better be really special

      I wonder if the range limitation will still hold? Coz if you can shoot outside the usual autoshoot range, this would be really nifty...

      These updates are more focused towards engineers who want to get their hands dirty.

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