February 24, 2009 Patch

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This article is specific to the patch released. For information on the update, see Scout Update.
Source: http://store.steampowered.com/news/2288/
Official update page: The Scout Update

Patch notes

Scout Update Title Card.png

Scout Update was published on February 24, 2009 and marked the fourth update Class Pack.

New features

  • Added The Force-A-Nature, The Sandman, and Bonk!
  • Added 35 new Scout achievements
  • Added crit boosted on/off sound effects
  • Added new sounds for upgraded Teleporters
  • Added new sound for a fully charged Medic dying
  • Add bonus points section to scores
    • Scouts earn a bonus point for killing Medics who are actively healing a target
  • Added several new speech concepts, mostly hooked up to new Scout lines
  • Added new "Remember last weapon between lives" option to the Multiplayer Advanced dialog
  • Spies can now control which weapon the enemy team sees them holding. Hitting the "last disguise" key while disguised updates the disguise to show the Spy's currently held weapon
  • Added several new Arena mode announcer speech events.
  • Added "First Blood" to Arena mode
  • Removed 2x item respawn times in arena
  • Changed backstab handling to fix facestabs
  • Spies disguised as enemy team can now see player IDs for enemies

New maps

  • Added community maps: Egypt (cp_egypt), Watchtower (arena_watchtower), and Junction (cp_junction).
  • Updated Fastlane (cp_fastlane) with Arttu's new version

Mapmaker requests

  • Added new input for forward speed modifier to FuncTrainTrain
  • Added TeleportToPathTrack input to func_tracktrain

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug where players would sometimes gib from non-gib damage kills
  • Fixed stat screen showing an entry for a class called "map."
  • Fixed item model panels not using team skins
  • Fixed obscure bug where spectators were able to carry the flag.

Undocumented Changes

  • Added new Scout voice lines.
  • Added a new taunt, used by the Sandman
  • Reduced stab radius to 160 degrees. Removed quickbackstabs and thus reduced the Spy's backstab range[1]. Made backstabs quicker.

Notes

  1. This has since been reverted