Über Update

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This article is for content released in the update. For the patch itself, see June 23, 2011 Patch.
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We've been holding one of the surprises pretty close to the vest for months now. We don't want to ruin it, but we'll give you four clues to get you guessing:

1.) It IS a "Meet the" short.
2.) It involves ONE of the two remaining classes.
3.) It's NOT the Pyro.
4.) It's the MEDIC.

TF2 Official Website

The Über Update is a major content update for Team Fortress 2 and was released on June 23, 2011 Patch. It was heralded as "The biggest, most ambitious update in the history of Team Fortress 2." Similar to other major updates, such as the Sniper vs. Spy Update and the Engineer Update, the Über Update followed a four-day-long system of daily content previews, the last of which featured the release of Meet the Medic.

Day 1: Mobster Monday

Day 1 revealed mob-themed item packs for the Heavy and the Spy, Black Market Business and The Man of Honor, respectively, as well as a new Payload map, Barnblitz.

Class sets

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Heavy
Black Market Business Tomislav Tomislav
Family Business Family Business
Eviction Notice Eviction Notice
Capo's Capper Capo's Capper
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Spy
The Man of Honor Enforcer Enforcer
Big Earner Big Earner
Made Man Made Man
Cosa Nostra Cap Cosa Nostra Cap

Maps

Name Picture Game mode File name
Barnblitz Barnblitz.PNG Payload
BLU Bombcart.png
pl_barnblitz

Day 2: Timbuk Tuesday

Day 2 revealed desert-themed item packs for the Sniper and the Demoman, "Lawrence of Australia" and "One Thousand and One Demoknights", respectively. A hidden page, accessed by clicking on a crushed can of Bonk! Atomic Punch, also revealed a Bonk-themed set for the Scout known as "The #1 Fan".

Class sets

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Sniper
Lawrence of Australia Bazaar Bargain Bazaar Bargain
Shahanshah Shahanshah
Desert Marauder Desert Marauder
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Demoman'
One Thousand and One Demoknights Splendid Screen Splendid Screen
Persian Persuader Persian Persuader
Ali Baba's Wee Booties Ali Baba's Wee Booties
Sultan's Ceremonial Sultan's Ceremonial
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Scout
The #1 Fan Soda Popper Soda Popper
Atomizer Atomizer
Winger Winger
Bonk Boy Bonk Boy

Day 3: World War Wednesday

Day 3 revealed two World War II item sets for the Soldier, The General's Formals and Airborne Armaments. Later in the day, a hidden page accessed by clicking on the drawing of the Pyro on a whiteboard revealed a hidden secondary weapon for the Pyro, the Detonator.

Class sets

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Soldier
Airborne Armaments Liberty Launcher Liberty Launcher
Reserve Shooter Reserve Shooter
Market Gardener Market Gardener
Jumper's Jeepcap Jumper's Jeepcap
The General's Formals Mantreads Mantreads
Disciplinary Action Disciplinary Action
Armored Authority Armored Authority
Fancy Dress Uniform Fancy Dress Uniform

Weapons

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Pyro
Detonator Detonator

Day 4: Meet the Medic and Free to Play Announcement

Day 4 saw the unveiling of Meet the Medic, a new Medic item set called The Clinical Trial, and the announcement that Team Fortress 2 would be Free to Play.

Class sets

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Medic
The Clinical Trial Overdose Overdose
Quick-Fix Quick-Fix
Solemn Vow Solemn Vow

Cosmetics

To compensate those who originally purchased Team Fortress 2, a promotional cosmetic item was awarded to all who had bought the game before it became Free to Play.

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All Classes
Proof of Purchase Proof of Purchase

Day 5: Stuff Friday (Post-update blog post)

Day 5 was a blog post following the update.[1] It announced the availability of the Meet the Medic and Schadenfreude taunts on the Mann Co. Store; the Limited Edition Meet the Medic Lithograph in the Valve Store, and Über Update-related wallpapers added to the Artwork section of the TF2 website. Day 5 was not featured on the Über Update mini-site.

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Medic
Meet the Medic (taunt) Meet the Medic
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All Classes
Schadenfruede Schadenfreude

Trivia

  • The numbers on the placards that the Heavy and the Spy are holding up in their mug shots on the Mobster Monday page are the release dates of their respective Meet the Team videos. Meet the Heavy was released on May 14th, 2007 and Meet the Spy was released on May 19th, 2009.
    • The placards have the letters 'NM' on them, the abbreviation for the state of New Mexico in the USA.
    • The placards also read 'Teufort', the locational name of 2Fort.
  • The line sleep with the fishes on the Mobster Monday blog post is a reference to The Godfather movie. The line is a term for someone who has been murdered and then thrown into the ocean and is therefore "sleeping" with the fishes.
  • Timbuk Tuesday refers to Timbuktu, a West African town that is commonly stereotyped as being exotically far away.
  • Before a big battle or the start of a war, the commanding officer of a group of soldiers may give a speech in order to raise morale and rally the strength of their troops.
  • The battleplan on the World War Wednesday page is identical to the one featured in Meet the Heavy (shown in the gallery below).
  • On the announcement for Timbuk Tuesday, Sniper Rifle is misspelled "Sniper Rilfe"

Gallery

Hidden pages

References

  1. Day 5 on the TF2 Official Website

External links