Über Update

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This article is for content released in the update. For the patch itself, see June 23, 2011 Patch.
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We've been holding one of the surprises pretty close to the vest for months now. We don't want to ruin it, but we'll give you four clues to get you guessing:

1.) It IS a "Meet the" short.
2.) It involves ONE of the two remaining classes.
3.) It's NOT the Pyro.

4.) It's the MEDIC.
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The Über Update was a major content update for Team Fortress 2, which was released on June 23, 2011 Patch. It was heralded as "the biggest, most ambitious update in the history of Team Fortress 2." Similar to other major updates, like the Sniper vs. Spy Update and Engineer Update, the Über Update followed a four-day-long system of daily content previews, the last of which featured a new short, Meet the Medic.

Day 1: Mobster Monday

Day 1 revealed mob-themed item packs for the Heavy and the Spy, the Black Market Business and The Man of Honor, respectively, as well as a new Payload map, Barnblitz.

Class sets

Main article: Item sets
Black Market Business Tomislav Tomislav
Family Business Family Business
Eviction Notice Eviction Notice
Capo's Capper Capo's Capper
The Man of Honor Enforcer Enforcer
Big Earner Big Earner
Made Man Made Man
Cosa Nostra Cap Cosa Nostra Cap


Main article: List of maps
Name Picture Game mode File name
Barnblitz Barnblitz.PNG Payload
BLU Bombcart.png

Day 2: Timbuk Tuesday

Day 2 revealed desert-themed item packs for the Sniper and the Demoman, the "Lawrence of Australia" and "One Thousand and One Demoknights", respectively. A hidden page, accessed by clicking on a crushed can of Bonk! Atomic Punch, also revealed a Bonk-themed set for the Scout known as "The #1 Fan".

Class sets

Lawrence of Australia Bazaar Bargain Bazaar Bargain
Shahanshah Shahanshah
Desert Marauder Desert Marauder
One Thousand and One Demoknights Splendid Screen Splendid Screen
Persian Persuader Persian Persuader
Ali Baba's Wee Booties Ali Baba's Wee Booties
Sultan's Ceremonial Sultan's Ceremonial
The #1 Fan Soda Popper Soda Popper
Atomizer Atomizer
Winger Winger
Bonk Boy Bonk Boy

Day 3: World War Wednesday

Day 3 revealed two World War II-themed item sets for the Soldier, The General's Formals and Airborne Armaments. Later in the day, a hidden page accessed by clicking on the drawing of the Pyro on a whiteboard revealed a hidden secondary weapon for the Pyro, the Detonator.

Class sets

The Airborne Armaments Liberty Launcher Liberty Launcher
Reserve Shooter Reserve Shooter
Market Gardener Market Gardener
Jumper's Jeepcap Jumper's Jeepcap
The General's Formals Mantreads Mantreads
Disciplinary Action Disciplinary Action
Armored Authority Armored Authority
Fancy Dress Uniform Fancy Dress Uniform


Main article: Weapons
Detonator Detonator

Day 4: Meet the Medic and Free to Play Announcement

Day 4 saw the unveiling of Meet the Medic, a new Medic item set called The Clinical Trial, and the announcement that Team Fortress 2 would become Free to Play.

Class sets

Clinical Trial Overdose Overdose
Quick-Fix Quick-Fix
Solemn Vow Solemn Vow


Main article: Cosmetic items

To compensate those who originally purchased Team Fortress 2, a promotional cosmetic item, the Proof of Purchase, was awarded to all who had bought the game before it became Free to Play.

Proof of Purchase Proof of Purchase

Day 5: Stuff Friday (Post-update blog post)

Day 5 was a blog post following the update.[1] It announced the availability of the Meet the Medic and Schadenfreude taunts on the Mann Co. Store, the Limited Edition Meet the Medic Lithograph in the Valve Store, and added Über Update-related wallpapers to the Artwork section of the TF2 website. Day 5 was not featured on the Über Update mini-site.

Meet the Medic (taunt) Meet the Medic
Schadenfruede Schadenfreude

Other additions


Pocket Medic Pocket Medic
Professor Speks Professor Speks


Reserve Shooter Reserve Shooter


Main article: Paint Can

The update also introduced six Paint Cans which change color depending on the player's team.

Waterlogged Lab Coat Waterlogged Lab Coat
Balaclavas are Forever Balaclavas Are Forever
An Air of Debonair An Air of Debonair
The Value of Teamwork The Value of Teamwork
Cream Spirit Cream Spirit
Operator's Overalls Operator's Overalls

The Strange Item Quality

Main article: Strange Quality

This update added the first 11 items to the game that could be obtained in Strange quality. They were a potential reward from the newly-added Mann Co. Supply Crate, which could be opened with a Mann Co. Supply Crate Key.

The available Crates and items were:

Crate Number Possible items
#19 Chargin' Targe Leaderboard class demoman.png
Grenade Launcher Leaderboard class demoman.png
Stickybomb Launcher Leaderboard class demoman.png
Eyelander Leaderboard class demoman.png
#20 Rocket Launcher Leaderboard class soldier.png
Direct Hit Leaderboard class soldier.png
Pain Train Leaderboard class soldier.pngLeaderboard class demoman.png
Shotgun Leaderboard class soldier.pngLeaderboard class pyro.pngLeaderboard class heavy.pngLeaderboard class engineer.png
#21 Gloves of Running Urgently Leaderboard class heavy.png
Minigun Leaderboard class heavy.png
Natascha Leaderboard class heavy.png


  • The numbers on the placards that the Heavy and the Spy are holding up in their mug shots on the Mobster Monday page are the release dates of their respective Meet the Team videos. Meet the Heavy was released on May 14th, 2007 and Meet the Spy was released on May 19th, 2009.
    • The placards have the letters "NM" on them, the abbreviation for the state of New Mexico in the USA.
    • The placards also read "Teufort", the locational name of 2Fort.
  • The line "sleep with the fishes" on the Mobster Monday blog post is a reference to The Godfather movie. The line is a term for someone who has been murdered and then thrown into the ocean and is therefore "sleeping" with the fishes.
  • Timbuk Tuesday refers to Timbuktu, a West African town that is commonly stereotyped as being exotically far away.
  • Before a big battle or the start of a war, the commanding officer of a group of soldiers may give a speech in order to raise morale and rally the strength of their troops.
  • The battleplan on the World War Wednesday page is similar to the one featured in Meet the Heavy.
  • Shortly after each Day release, these pages would be later slightly modified to include a few other elements, mostly hidden pages.
    • On the original Day 2 page, the item type for the Bazaar Bargain was misspelled as "Sniper Rilfe". The updated Day 2 page fixed the typo, and included an empty can of Bonk! Atomic Punch, leading to the "The #1 Fan" hidden page.
    • On the original Day 3 page, the drawing of the battleplan was identical to the one seen on Meet the Heavy. On the updated Day 3 page, a Pyro head was added to the battleplan, leading to the "Detonator" hidden page.


Hidden pages


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