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In addition to the three unlockable Pyro weapons, we've made a significant addition to the base Pyro flamethrower. By hitting the alt-fire key, the Pyro is able to produce a blast of compressed air that knocks enemies away, and redirects enemy projectiles. It’s a highly versatile tool, allowing Pyros to get away from nearby enemies after igniting them, to kill enemy soldiers with their own rockets, or to separate enemy Medics from their healing targets. In particular, it allows a skilled Pyro to contain an enemy invulnerability push, and even to separate the Medic completely if the surrounding terrain supports it.
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The first Pyro unlockable is The Flare Gun, which replaces the shotgun. It allows the Pyro to ignite an enemy at long range, but does require careful aim on their part. It’s particularly useful for causing havoc on Snipers and Engineers who want to keep their distance.



The second Pyro unlockable is The Backburner. This flamethrower is built for the Pyro who likes to ambush their opponents. It removes the compression blast capability, instead guaranteeing critical hits whenever it’s used on an opponent from behind. To aid in survivability, it grants the Pyro an extra fifty health.



The third Pyro unlockable is The Axtinguisher. This mighty axe guarantees critical hits on any enemy that’s currently on fire, although it’s significantly weaker against enemies who aren’t. A great combination with the The Flare Gun, or with another Pyro buddy riding alongside doing the igniting.
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Hm.....

Flare gun sounds fun
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Haha, that's cool.
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Backburner looks awesome.

Free TF2 wekeend for my friends.

Achivements look uber hard >.>
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Adds a new aspect to my lowest-played class. I'll probably try these whenever the initial flood of pyros settles down.
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It's my highest played class, and the second highest is 50% below Pyro.

This will definitely be good.. They made the Backburner obsolete before release though, with the new Flamethrower feature. No way anyone is going to give up that air compressor thing for a few critical hit chances.
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Backburner looks awesome.

Free TF2 wekeend for my friends.

Achivements look uber hard >.>
not really, easier than the medic ones ... although some are again pot luck to complete
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I'm not looking forward to the flare gun. The pyro is my least favorite class.

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hot weapon designs
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