Don't misinterpret that headline -- the much anticipated update for Valve's cartoony multiplayer run-and-gunner, Team Fortress 2
, will not see the dismissal of the game's most burninating
class. No, we simply mean that Valve has revealed one of the unlockable weapons for the Pyro: the mighty Axtinguisher. Well, the sometimes
mighty Axtinguisher -- Valve explained in a recent Steam blog post
that the weapon only deals half as much damage as the standard fire axe, unless used against engulfed opponents, in which case it deals a guaranteed critical hit.
We've yet to learn the achievements required to unlock this powerful armament, or the other equipment that will be made available to the flame-obsessed archetype
-- though in the same news post, Valve confirmed the Pyro-centric update will be accompanied by one of their popular video introductions
for the most steady-handed TF2
character, titled "Meet The Sniper". Also, Valve confirmed that they've "almost completely wrapped up" the update. Arsonists, rejoice!
[Via Evil Avatar