The Team Fortress 2., officially known as A Heavy Update, was the third major content update for
The focus of the update was the Heavy class. As was customary, three new weapons for the class were revealed, and the slowdown mechanic was introduced. To accompany the Sandvich consumable weapon, Meet the Sandvich was released alongside the update.
The update was released with the August 19, 2008 Patch.
|Killing Gloves of Boxing|
|Name||Picture||Game mode||File name|
|Badwater Basin|| Payload
|Steel|| Control Point
|Added: New firing sounds to The Backburner|
|Changed: Increased the faster Ubercharge build rate to 25% (from 10%)|
Beginning a recurring process for major updates, portions and features of the Heavy Update were revealed on a daily basis leading up to its culmination and release into the game. Each day was marked with a page depicting at least one of the aspects, delivered in an informative and unique style.
- The slowdown effect inherent with Natascha originally stacked upon itself, resulting in enemies coming to a complete halt when hit with multiple bullets. This occurred at any range between the Heavy and his target.
- The Sandvich was advertised as healing 120 Health every time it was eaten, and having unlimited use. A cooldown bar was implemented for balance issues, and then it healed the wearer to their maximum health when they taunt.
Day 1. The community map Steel was announced.
Day 3. Badwater Basin was announced.
Day 4. Natascha was announced.
Day 5. Arena game mode and 5 Arena maps were announced.
Day 6. Meet the Sandvich was announced.