Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 is a team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Valve Corporation. It is the sequel to the 1996 mod Team Fortress for Quake and its 1999 remake. It was released as part of the video game compilation The Orange Box on October 10, 2007 for Windows and the Xbox 360.[3] A PlayStation 3 version followed on December 11, 2007.[2] On April 8, 2008, it was released as a standalone title for Windows. The game was updated to support OS X on June 10, 2010, and Linux on February 14, 2013. It is distributed online through Valve's download retailer Steam; retail distribution was handled by Electronic Arts.

How To Play Team Fortress 2

Like its predecessors, Team Fortress 2 is focused around two opposing teams competing for a combat-based principal objective.[10] In the game's fiction, the teams are composed of mercenaries hired by two feuding brothers to protect the company assets belonging to one brother while trying to destroy those of the other; the teams are thus represented by the names of these companies: Reliable Excavation & Demolition (RED) and Builders League United (BLU). Players can choose to play as one of nine character classes in these teams, each with his own unique strengths, weaknesses, and weapons. Although the abilities of a number of classes have changed from earlier Team Fortress incarnations, the basic elements of each class have remained, that being one primary weapon, one secondary weapon, and one melee weapon.[11][12] The game was released with six official maps, although 44 extra maps, 9 arena maps, 8 king of the hill maps, and various other map types have been included in subsequent updates.[13][14] In addition, a number of community assembled maps have been released. When players join a level for the first time, an introductory video shows how to complete its objectives. During matches, "The Administrator",[15] a woman voiced by Ellen McLain, announces various game events over loudspeakers.[16] The player limit is 16 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.[17] On the PC, in 2008 Valve updated Team Fortress 2 to include a server variable that allows up to 32 players.[18]

Heroes of Team Fortress 2

Offense The Scout (voiced by Nathan Vetterlein) is a cocky, fast-talking baseball fan and street runner from Boston, Massachusetts, who practiced running to "beat his maddog siblings to the fray."[30] He is a fast, agile character, armed with a scattergun, a pistol and an aluminum baseball bat. The Scout can double-jump and captures control points and pushes payloads twice as fast as other classes, but has the lowest health. The Soldier (Rick May) is more durable, but slower. A jingoistic American military man (despite the fact that he was never actually in the Army),[31] the Soldier is armed with a rocket launcher, shotgun, and a folding shovel. The Soldier can use his rocket launcher to rocket jump to higher positions at the cost of some health. The Pyro (Dennis Bateman) is a mentally unstable pyromaniac of unknown gender or origin, clad in a fire-retardant suit and a voice-muffling gas mask. As well as a shotgun and fire axe, the Pyro is armed with a homemade flamethrower which can set players on fire and produce a blast of compressed air that knocks away nearby enemies and projectiles and extinguishes burning teammates.[32][33] Defense The Demoman (Gary Schwartz) is a black, one-eyed, heavy-drinking Scotsman from Ullapool.[34] Armed with a glass bottle, grenade and sticky bomb launchers, the Demoman can use his explosives to provide indirect fire and set traps.[32] The Heavy (Gary Schwartz) is a large Russian from the USSR, heavy in stature and accent, and obsessed with firepower. Though he is the slowest class, he can sustain and deal immense amounts of damage. His default weapons consist of his fists, a shotgun, and an enormous minigun that he affectionately refers to as "Sasha".[35] The Engineer (Grant Goodeve) is a relaxed and intellectual "good ol' boy" from Bee Cave, Texas.[36] The Engineer can build structures to support his team: a sentry gun for defending key points, a health and ammunition dispenser, and a teleporter.[32] He is armed with a standard shotgun and pistol, and a wrench which is also used to repair, upgrade, and speed up building of his structures. He can also remotely destroy his structures. Support The Medic (Robin Atkin Downes) is a German doctor from Stuttgart with little regard for the Hippocratic Oath.[37] The Medic's "Medi Gun" heals teammates and gradually builds "ÜberCharge"; on activation, the ÜberCharge grants boosts such as temporary invulnerability to the Medic and patient. The Medic is also equipped with an air-powered syringe gun and bonesaw.[22][32] He keeps doves as pets, one of which is named Archimedes. The Sniper (John Patrick Lowrie) is a cheerful New Zealand ocker-style character[38] equipped with a laser-sighted sniper rifle to shoot enemies from afar and a submachine gun and a kukri for close combat.[32] The Spy (Bateman) is a French double agent equipped with covert tools, including a cloaking device disguised as a watch, an electronic sapper used to sabotage and potentially destroy enemy Engineers' buildings, and a device hidden in his cigarette case that enables him to disguise as enemy players. Armed with a revolver, the Spy can also use his butterfly knife to stab enemies in the back or sides (known as a backstab), which instantly kills them.[32]

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