Team Fortress 2 Scout Update – Coming Soon!

BY Andrew Miesner / January 27, 2009

In a recent blog release by Team Fortress 2 developers, Robin Walker has stated that the next update will be for scouts. All the designs and coding have been moved on to the next pack and is expected to be released soon. Weapons and achievements are done but the artwork is still in progress. An update is expected tomorrow but only to fix a lot of bugs and exploits.

We like to do the final art as late as possible to ensure that we don’t waste any work, which turned out to be a good decision this time around due to the large number of unlockables we tried out as alternatives to the Scattergun.

Here are a couple of FAQ that TF2 fans ask on a regular basis.

When’s the next update going to be out?

We’ve got an update that should be out tomorrow with a bunch of bug & exploit fixes. Later this week we hope to have another update out that changes the way we store your unlockable items. You shouldn’t notice much difference, other than if you play on multiple computers we’ll now propagate your item choices. You can think of that update as the one that moves your inventory into the Steam Cloud. Once that’s out of the way, we’ll be able to ship the Scout pack.

Why should I use Natascha? And doesn’t she only do 66% damage, not 75%?

You’re correct, there was a bug that caused her to lose 0.75 damage off each individual bullet she fired. She spits out so many bullets that a tiny amount like that added up to a significant difference. Tomorrow’s update will fix that, and also includes a slight boost to the amount of slowdown she delivers. Our internal playtesters have been finding her much more useful, especially on the large number of Scouts running around with new toys.

More information is expected to be released soon about the Scout’s class in the near future but more specifically on the scattergun. For more information about this update or any that you may have missed visit Team Fortress 2 official blog site here.