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Valve revealed today that the upcoming Pyro class update in its online class-based shooter Team Fortress 2 is "almost completely wrapped" and will include significant changes to the core class beyond unlockable weapons.

The update featured concept art of one of the Pyro's new unlockable weapons. Dubbed the Axtinguisher, the tool does about half the damage as the regular axe but will guarantee a critical hit when striking enemies set ablaze by the Pyro's flamethrower.

The post also noted that the Pyro will see significant changes that will be enacted for every player, regardless of whether they have unlocked any of the new weapons via the new set of achievements. However, the company did not detail the changes further.

Valve went on to note that feedback from the last April's Medic update have been incorporated into its plans for the Pyro.

"We've spent time looking at how the recent Medic release went, and have rolled feedback from that release into the new item designs for the Pyro and into the design of the achievements required to unlock those items," the company stated.

The news was spotted by Shacknews in an update on the company's downloadable gaming platform Steam, though the information is not currently reflected on Valve's website.


http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/53041
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Hmm...I'm not quite sure how the Axtinguisher will work out. Nonetheless, I'm anxious to find out what the "significant changes" for the pyro class are as well as the other weapons + achievements.

Thanks for the find!
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Hehe, so this lauches we get server's full of Pyro's Might start playing Medic again when everyone else goes Pyro

And here's what Valve said (in case you skip the news on Steam restarts):
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We've almost completely wrapped up the next big release for Team Fortress 2, which will focus on the Pyro class, along with the Meet the Sniper movie. We've spent time looking at how the recent Medic release went, and have rolled feedback from that release into the new item designs for the Pyro and into the design of the achievements required to unlock those items. One item, shown here in concept form, will be the Axtinguisher. Although it does about half of normal damage to standard run-of-the-mill non-burning enemies, once you light someone on fire the Axtinguisher will guarantee a critical hit.

Along with all of the new content, we're also going to be making some significant changes to the Pyro class for everyone, regardless of whether they have unlocked any new items.
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i dont like the axtinguisher unlock at all. Pyro's with that weapon will look to ignite someone and then pull it out for a quicker kill. They said they listened to feedback, but most of it was to have all classes be unlocked at once so there isnt a disproportionate amount of the same class running around. Although, the update and content is free so i cant complain that much.
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hmmm just when the pyro couldn't get any more annoying
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hmmm just when the pyro couldn't get any more annoying
Yea, but this is good training for me as a spy. Whats buggng me is the core upgrades the pyro is getting....what does that mean? will other classes get it??
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Yea, but this is good training for me as a spy. Whats buggng me is the core upgrades the pyro is getting....what does that mean? will other classes get it??
All classes will get them.
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Awesome! Can't wait for this,Hopefully they will do new weapons for all characters.
 
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