The Mecha Update was a major update for Team Fortress 2 released on December 20th, 2012.
The update was announced on December 19, 2012. It announced the addition of the final class in Mann vs. Machine, the Mecha-Engineer, as well as the map Bigrock. It further included the comic Shadow Boxers, and announced the addition of the Rescue Ranger, Loose Cannon, and the Vaccinator, new weapons for the Engineer, Demoman and Medic, respectively. Finally, the update announced the return of Nice and Naughty Winter Crates.
Adult Swim Cosmetics
|Flight of the Monarch|
|Scout||Festive Holy Mackerel|
|Soldier||Festive Buff Banner|
|Demoman||Festive Grenade Launcher|
|Engineer||Festive Frontier Justice|
|Naughty Winter Crate Key 2012||Used to open the Naughty Winter Crate 2012. After January 3, 2013, this key will turn into a normal key.|
|Nice Winter Crate Key 2012||Used to open the Nice Winter Crate 2012. After January 3, 2013, this key will turn into a normal key.|
|Name||Picture||Game mode||File name|
|Bigrock|| Mann vs. Machine
- The preview page of the Mecha Update is directly based off the movie poster of the Japanese, sci-fi kaiju film, "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II".
- The strips of paper with numbers and blocks on the page are formatted as a punch card. When decoded, it reveals the message, "UPDATE IMMINENT DECEMBER 20 2012"
- The middle screen of the Mecha-Engineer poster that says, "Hats, all your ha_" is a reference to the meme "All your base are belong to us." from the video game Zero Wing.