Archive for June 9th, 2008

09 Jun / 2:00 pm

Axtinguisher, Pyro Unlockables

The Axtinguisher

Looks like Valve will be adding new unlockables to the Pyro class in the near future. I can’t wait to see what they do with everyone’s favorite flame thrower. The new weapon, featured here, will only deal half as much damage, but will guarantee a critical hit on an enemy that is on fire. This should make Axing Questions a bit easier.

We’ve almost completely wrapped up the next big release for Team Fortress 2, which will focus on the Pyro class, along with the Meet the Sniper movie. We’ve spent time looking at how the recent Medic release went, and have rolled feedback from that release into the new item designs for the Pyro and into the design of the achievements required to unlock those items. One item, shown here in concept form, will be the Axtinguisher. Although it does about half of normal damage to standard run-of-the-mill non-burning enemies, once you light someone on fire the Axtinguisher will guarantee a critical hit.

Along with all of the new content, we’re also going to be making some significant changes to the Pyro class for everyone, regardless of whether they have unlocked any new items.