Day 4: The Spy Update...yes really!

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  1. Hectic Glenn

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    Gentlemen...please! Yes the spy update will be coming along with the sniper update and it looks brilliant. The update shows a catalogue of gadgets from which the spy is selecting, many of which are junk but he has settled on two items to be unlocks for the spy.
    • The "Dead Ringer" Spy Watch - Upon being hit, your body will ragdoll to the ground, however the real you will cloak for 8 seconds tricking the attacker thinking you have died
    • The "Cloak and Dagger" Spy Watch - Permanent invisibility when you stand still, movement will drain its power.
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    [br]We will be getting both the sniper and spy update. Although the update page shows many other possible unlocks (Crab walking kit) the spy seems nonplussed by these, so the third unlock remains unknown! See the update page for the spy here.
     
  2. Barnz

    Barnz Retired Content Creator
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    Valve, raping brains since '98.
     
  3. Slug Advisor

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    Oh hell yes.
     
  4. Wang Tang

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    Wow, Valve got us there again. n1 pld

    Btw, update is now scheduled for may 21, instead of 19. Says so on the front page of the blog.
     
  5. ellimanest

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    They both get one more unlock though right, they're still both on two.
    And what d'you think the watch will replace, I'm guessing sapper.
     
  6. scotland1

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    This is so incredibly awesome.
     
  7. DEATH eVADER

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    Totally, like, wasn't expecting that


    I do like the sound of the Hypnopen, and the ski mask grappling hook
     
  8. CyberPitz

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    I applaud Valve for that one.
     
  9. TwwIX

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    What? Two updates at once? GTFO!
    Valve, i wanna make love to you!

    lol The Steam forums have come to a crawl.

    This weekend and the following week are filled with awesome sauce. That's right! Awesome Sauce!

    Killing Floor, Call of Duty 5 weekend deal and now this. Awe-some SAUCE! *starts dancing in a frantic manner
     
  10. Lucid

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    What the ****.
     
  11. Absinthe

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    The new spy shit sounds really nifty. I want.

    And needless to say, I'm stoked about 2 updates in one package.
     
  12. FriskyDingo

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    anyone notice that the tf2 blog originally said this:

    Day 4 of the Sniper update brings us… hold on, that’s not…

    Holy hell. All those conspiracy theorists on the TF forum couldn’t have been right all along, could they? When the Pyro hears about this she’ll be inconsolable.

    It was like that for about 5min for me then it changed to what it is now. It happened to one other friend but no one else noticed. It's prolly just a joke or something to get the forums going but either way it makes me love the tf2 team even more.
     
  13. scotland1

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    Has anyone noticed that the spy's gun looks different in day 3?
     
  14. lefty

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    what the fuuuuuuuuuck.
     
  15. Hectic Glenn

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    Yes the spies gun looks different, there is a certain bronze look to it, also his cigarette is different in the image.

    Note the order form on the catalogue as 4 spaces. I'm seriously thinking there may be 4 unlocks for the spy. The revolver and cigarette case replacements. Especially considering the new watch won't replace any weapons, it's just a part of the spy.
     
  16. the.v.dog

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    There's two watches that both work with the same goal; avoiding detection. However, they work in a mutually exclusive manner.
    I'd say that you can use either watch, but you can't use both at the same time. There's another two unlocks to come.

    What's next is anyone's guess- this blows everything out of the water.

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    Edit: the other two are going to be the revolver and the knife. Check the Spy loadout screen. Either of the new watches will replace the existing watch.
     
  17. Hectic Glenn

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    So that is confirmed then, definitely 2 more unlocks for the spy.
     
  18. Diesel_Power

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    Troubling times ahead for heavy/medic players... such as me :(
     
  19. Dekstar

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    The cool stuff I could do with a hypnopen and a school of sharks.
     
  20. the.v.dog

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    Aye. I'd fit them all with lasers.
    That's alright, the Pyros will be having a ball.

    The game is going to be nuts once this launches. I can't wait. :D
     
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    these will definitely be replacing the default watch.
     
  22. Hectic Glenn

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    So is the sniper update not real or are they going to do both at the same time?
     
  24. Hectic Glenn

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    Valve have said this will be "the biggest TF2 update yet", so yes...we will get both.
     
  25. Diesel_Power

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    Heavy! I'll spray the windows and someone watch my back! :angry:
     
  26. Evo

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    Pyro time! \o/

    :D
     
  27. V-Man339

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    To be expected from Valve.
     
  28. tschumann

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    I thought those other gadgets could be for real. Until I saw the Baccarat Detector.
    Funny stuff anyway.
     
  29. g0d

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    Any idea on the release day (estimate)?
     
  30. DEATHMASTER

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    So are these watches replacements for the one we already have? So we'd have 3 choices of watches for that one slot?
     
  31. DEATH eVADER

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    I'm only going to assume the Pyro will, yet again, save the day
     
  32. Wang Tang

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    Look on the blog: It says " The Spy Update (5/21/09)"
     
  33. DEATH eVADER

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    Huh, not long, its only next week
     
  34. Somefool

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    Dohohoho, they changed the pyro's gender back to genderless. The "she" is no longer there.
     
  35. ríomhaire

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    Oh dear I read the crab-walk bit I and did lol.
     
  36. Rizzo

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    Called it.
     
  37. MJ12

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    YESSSSSSSS.

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  38. StabMasterArson

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    Well played valve,well played.

    The nice thing about 2 class updates in one is it lessens the spamming effect of having servers full of all scouts or medics or heavies, like previous updates.
     
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    Oh - and did y'all notice the tag line at the bottom of the catalog page? "MANN CO - We sell products and get in fights". heheheh...
     
  40. Jintor

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    So AWESOME

    Dead ringer might still be useless against pyros but.
     

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