After teasing us last week, Valve has finally decided to drop the Pyro update in our laps. Well, uh, actually they’ve decided to drop the Pyro update announcement. All that business last week was a teaser for the teaser, so don’t throw away all your rad monkey garbage just yet.
Apparently Pyro isn’t Poopy Joe, but our favorite, ill-fated simian friend does play into this in a big way. Along with “Pyromania,” Valve is also releasing a new official map and game type. The map sees one team carrying a suitcase nuke to Poopy Joe’s rocket (not to blow it up, but so that he can carry is to space and blow up rival monkeynaut Vladimir Bananas. Does that mean RED is working for the commies? Somehow, it all makes sense now.
Anyway, the new map and game type comes with a fresh set of achievements (just like Foundry did last Smissmass Eve). It basically sounds like CTF/Attack and defend (or one-sided CTF if you will, or some other actually real name that I’m not familiar with because video games who understands them.)
The update announcement continues tomorrow and Wednesday. “Pyromania” implies rad new Pyro weapons (and we’ve already seen one), but it’s likely that most of the classes will receive new stuff ala the Uber Update from last summer. Personally, I’m pulling for a bunch of new soldier weapons (poor guy always keeps getting shafted, where is the junkyard set we were teased with last year, or the pocket stuff?)
Supposedly, we can expect the actual update on Thursday. So dust off your TF2s, gentlemen, and I’ll see you on Doomsday.