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Promo image for Romevision, used on the Team Fortress 2 website
Let's kick this robot's ass back to the Bronze Age!
The Soldier demonstrating his poor history knowledge

Romevision is a cosmetic variation, similar to Pyroland, available only in Mann vs. Machine mode that changes the appearances of robots, tanks and carrier tanks in a pastiche of ancient Roman style, themed after the Total War game series. To enable it, the player must either wear the Hardy Laurel (similar to the Pyrovision Goggles) or play together with at least one other player who simply owns the item; it does not have to be equipped. In this case, the game will ask each player on the team via notification if they desire to enable it. This option is also available in the Advanced Multiplayer Options menu.

In-game changes

Unlike Pyroland, which changes map, audio, and item appearances, Romevision solely changes the existing robot models in Mann Vs. Machine. Robots will change appearance to have armor equipped in the stereotypical style of Roman military, while tanks take on appearances similar to battering rams and the carrier change to a vehicular version of the Pantheon of Rome.

Robot changes

  • Scout Robot: The default cap changes to a robotic version of the Beastly Bonnet, while the torso acquires gold stripes with lower metal tassels styled after the balteus (belt) of Roman infantry armor.
  • Soldier Robot: The default helmet changes to an imperial galea centurion helmet with a solid metal crest and detailed with gold trim, and the armor gains both segmented pauldrons and a dull black and brass balteus.
  • Pyro Robot: A galea with a vertical ridge crest of flames is added as headware, while the chest armor surrounding the neck and the shoulder armor take on a design similar to the Steel Sixpack with painted flames cresting the shoulders.
  • Demoman Robot: A galea with a horizontal crest made of five pieces of bolted rectangular metal (similar to the Centurion) is added as headware, while the torso acquires a solid chest armor made of circular metal, wide pauldrons akin to the lorica segmentata style of armor, and a cod guard made of rectangular segments of dark metal.
  • Heavy Robot: A helmet in the style of a Roman gladiatorial galea covers the Heavy Robot's head and a large, rounded and ridged pauldron is added onto the right shoulder.
  • Engineer Robot: The default hard hat is changed to a face enshrouding cavalry galea with three tassles that are made of angular steel and connected by joints, while a single tassle balteus is added to the cod.
  • Medic Robot: A galeus with a single vertical crest made of segmented metal blocks is added as headware and two defense plates are added to the chest, but most radically the robot's legs are removed in favor of a motorized white chariot with headlights, emblazoned with the Medic's cross on the center and trimmed with gold paint on the backside.
  • Sniper Robot: A conical grey helmet akin to a Roman archer's helmet is bolted atop the brim of the robot's cap, and a surrounding balteus is added to the waist.
  • Spy Robot: A metal hood is added as headware, and a single, rectangular balteus is added to the cod.
  • Sentry Buster: The round portion of the Sentry Buster's main body is replaced with a wooden sphere and the spikes are replaced with solid grey pyramid spikes.
  • Tank Robot: The majority of the exterior chassis is replaced with a blocky, wooden exterior similar to Roman battering rams and siege machines that covers the wheels, whilst the top scanner device is replaced with a more pyramid-shaped structure with segmented shielding and corner bracing. Additionally, the Freedom Staff is posted on both front treads, akin to territory markers.

Other changes

  • Carrier Tank: The carrier has undergone a radical redesign to appear as a moving replica of the Pantheon of Rome, complete with columns and three arched exits replacing the large bay of the original design. Additionally, windows emanating yellow light line the front and sides of the carrier.


Update history

August 20, 2013 Patch

  • Added Total War: Rome II "Romevision" promo for Mann vs. Machine mode.

August 27, 2013 Patch

  • Added Romevision sharing: anyone playing Mann vs. Machine on the same server with an owner of the Hardy Laurel can now opt-in to Romevision.
    • Manage your Romevision preference in the Advanced Options dialog.

November 21, 2013 Patch (Two Cities Update)

  • Fixed the Romevision tank not animating.

December 6, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed Romevision hats conflicting with gatebot hats in Mannhattan.

Unused content

  • RED variations of the Romevision equipment can be found in the game files (except for Sentry Buster and Tank), to be matched with the unused RED robots.



Promotional images

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