Team Fortress 2 – Next Update To Tweak Banners, Nerf Dead Ringer, And Split Item Sets

Last week, we covered the initial details of the latest update for the free-to-play shooter, Team Fortress 2, which you can read all about right here.

This week, the folks over at Valve gave more details regarding what changes TF2 players can expect once the upcoming update goes live.

First and foremost, some of the most important changes are the numerous weapons stats tweaks.

For example, the Soldier’s class’ ‘The Battalion backup’, which Valve admits is not a very popular item with players who unlocked it only using it less then 15% of the time, would rewarded the Soldier for taking damage. Post-update, it will reward said class for dealing damage instead.

On the opposite end, Valve will be looking to changing a very popular item within the TF2 community: None other than ‘The Dead Ringer’ which has a staggering 80% equip rate. The update will decrease the maximum time that the Spy class can ‘feign’ death according to the amount of damage they take after they fake their demise.

With that out of the way, Valve also mentioned changing item sets which they admit limit player choice due to making players feel “under-powered” if they weren’t wearing a full set and for being a balancing nightmare. Now, players can expect items to feature specific gameplay bonuses to specific items and the introducion of new bonuses to these sets that won’t affect gameplay balances.

At the moment, there’s still no confirmed date as to when this update will roll out, but we will be sure to update you guys.

Are you looking forward to this update? Let us know in the comment section below!

  • jj16802

    Might come back to this game when the update comes…. if the Steam servers don’t overload like most past major updates. :)

  • Jake

    GODANGIT VALVE! THET DIDENT JUST NERF THE DEAD RINGER THE NERFED THE ENTIRE SAHARAN SPY SET! oops caps :P. “Extra effexts while taunting” PFFT.

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