We spoke, they listened, and now Valve has dropped yet another massive bomb on are puny little human minds.
Team Fortress 2 is going hatless!
Oh, man, we’re sorry about that picture up there. We totally used the wrong one by accident, and the guy who knows how to change it is sick today. Anyway, you can keep reading to find out all the juicy details behind TF2’s latest update.
In a brilliantly humorous, and self referential, press release, the men and women behind Team Fortress 2 have been working hard to bring the people what they wanted. A hat free update to the game that keeps on giving. Along with freeing our minds from the restrictions of head based fabrics, a slew of other updates have been implemented in the hugely popular team based shooter.
Newer players (or older ones who haven’t yet lost all sense of humility) now have access to new training levels and the ability to hire an altruistic coach. Your coach will be able to pop into your game at any time, view the game from your perspective and offer some tips on how best to slaughter the enemy. Sounds like a laugh really, and an excellent opportunity for veteran players looking for something a little different. Plus, given the rather sterling reputation the TF2 online community has, it hopefully won’t devolve into a haven for trolls and griefers… well, maybe I’m being a bit too optimistic there.
Elsewhere on the update front, changes have been made to better deal with “community issues”. Integrated voting has been added to allow users to kick each other off or pick the next level, and integration with Steam ID should allow Valve to better track bad or abusive servers. There are also some graphical optimizations, a few tweaks to the dueling system, and other balancing/bugfix issues. To check out all the new things added and changed in the game, you can head on over to the official site.