Pyromania Update

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This article is for content released in the update. For the patch itself, see June 27, 2012 Patch.
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You read that right (presumably): the long-awaited final Meet the Team short, Meet the Pyro, is dropping in less than three days, and we decided to assemble a massive update to celebrate it.

That only left the issue of what to call the update. Luckily, at the very moment we were thinking about it, someone turned on the radio. Guess what song was on? That's right: 'Safety Dance'.

"That's a pretty catchy song," we said. "Who sings that?" Well, we don't want to upset you, so we won't type it here, but suffice it to say the band that wrote 'Safety Dance' has the most unthinkably offensive name we've ever heard.
TF2 Official Website

The Pyromania Update was a major content update for Team Fortress 2 and was released on June 27, 2012, coinciding with the release of the final Meet the Team short, Meet the Pyro.


The Pyromania Update page officially began on June 25th, 2012, as announced on the TF2 Official Blog post "Pyromania: Day One", and included a countdown timer to the release of Meet the Pyro.

Day 1

The Pyromania Update revealed a new game mode, Special Delivery, and an accompanying map, Doomsday, along with 11 achievements for it. A Banana Peel was added to the bottom of the page, linking to a series of articles and images pertaining to the ARG.


Main article: List of maps
Name Picture Game mode File name
Doomsday Sd doomsday ingame 1.jpg Special Delivery
Australium neutral idle.png

Day 2

A dented can labeled "Captain Dan's Military Surplus Soup" was added to the bottom of the page, linking to a short story called "Soldier Needs A Home," written in a style reminiscent of Dr. Seuss, where the Soldier is looking for a place to live after being kicked out by his roommate, Merasmus the Magician. New sets of items for the Scout, Soldier, and Sniper are revealed, as well as item attributes for the previously mentioned Scorch Shot.

Class sets

Main article: Item sets
Item icon Public Enemy Bundle.png
The Public Enemy
Baby Face's Blaster Baby Face's Blaster
Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol
Fed-Fightin' Fedora Fed-Fightin' Fedora
Dillinger's Duffel Dillinger's Duffel
Item icon Dumpster Diver Bundle.pngThe Dumpster Diver Beggar's Bazooka Beggar's Bazooka
Helmet Without a Home Helmet Without a Home
Captain's Cocktails Captain's Cocktails
Item icon Urban Professional Bundle.pngThe Urban Professional Hitman's Heatmaker Hitman's Heatmaker
Cleaner's Carbine Cleaner's Carbine
Liquidator's Lid Liquidator's Lid


Main article: Weapons
Scorch Shot Scorch Shot

Day 3

Meet the Pyro was released. Source Filmmaker was announced as a beta release. A new toy, the inflatable Balloonicorn, was released in the Valve Store. It comes bundled with a code for a cosmetic TF2 item. A free limited edition Robot Chicken hat was revealed for fans of [adult swim]. Also, the Rainblower, the Lollichop, the Burning Bongos, and the Infernal Orchestrina were revealed. After the update was released, many new items were also added including the Scorched Key and the Pile of Ash.


Rainblower Rainblower
Lollichop Lollichop

Cosmetic items

Main article: Cosmetic items
Burning Bongos Burning Bongos
Infernal Orchestrina Infernal Orchestrina
Bird-Man of Aberdeen Bird-Man of Aberdeen
Apparatchik's Apparel Apparatchik's Apparel
Idea Tube Idea Tube
Gentleman's Ushanka Gentleman's Ushanka
Business Casual Business Casual
HazMat Headcase HazMat Headcase
Balloonicorn Balloonicorn
Pyrovision Goggles Pyrovision Goggles
Gentle Munitionne of Leisure Gentle Munitionne of Leisure
Robot Chicken Hat Robot Chicken Hat


Main article: Tools
Scorched Crate Scorched Crate
Scorched Key Scorched Key

Pre-announcement references

Main article: ARG#Pyromania

While officially announced on June 27, 2012, several references had been made by Valve prior to the release.

The addition of the Mysterious Treasures in the June 19, 2012 Patch led to a large-scale ARG which culminated in a blog post written by the Pyro.




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