Team Fortress 2 Gold Rush Update Now Available

goldrush_thumb_1.jpgValve has announced that the Gold Rush update for Team Fortress 2 is now available free of charge through Steam. The update introduces the new Gold Rush map along with the new Payload gameplay type, which has one team trying to move a mine cart through several control points, while the other team tries to stop them. The update also brings some new achievements and unique items for the Medic class. Players who unlock a certain amount of achievements will be able to equip alternate versions of the Medic’s three tools, each of which has their own special abilities. A new syringe gun takes away your ability to score critical hits, but will draw health from enemies with each hit it lands. The new medigun will no longer give another player invulnerability with it’s uber-charge, but will grant constant critical hits for a short time. Finally, the new bone saw will fill your ubercharge a quarter o the way for each hit it lands. I haven’t tried out these new feature yet — too busy with GTA IV — but I’m guessing there’s about five or six medics on every server right now.

For more details on the update, you can check Valve’s official page.

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5 Comments on Team Fortress 2 Gold Rush Update Now Available

da soc

On April 30, 2008 at 12:42 am

Here’s how it all went down

Update released
All servers full
After waiting 20 minutes to join a server, who would have guessed, 4-6 medics per team and people whining about the new map

The achivements are generally INSANELY difficult to get, although it’s not too hard if you know what you’re doing and you have some people helping you get them. For example, one is ubering a heavy, and before your uber is up the heavy has to PUNCH 3 people to death

The last one is the hardest I guess, 10,000,000 global healing points I think

Or maybe just 1 mil. Either way, it’s going to take a while to get any of those weps, and it’s going to be a week before people stop whoring the medic


On April 30, 2008 at 11:28 am

They should of waited 6 months and released all the new weapons and achivements at one time… there is gonna be medic whoring for months.

I’m looking at the full achivement list, and while some are very hard to get, it’s not impossible. It looks like they made the “Assist Demoman/Heavy/Soldier with x kills in a single ubercharge” achivements to use the new ubergun to achieve these. Not to mention using the new syringe gun to get all the “kill x number of people with 1 life” achivements


On April 30, 2008 at 12:13 pm

yeah, i finally tried the update out last night and, yep, there were about 6 medics on a team at almost any given time. more surprising though was that some people were running around with the “ubersaw” already, meaning they managed to get all the new achievements in one day. crazy.

da soc

On April 30, 2008 at 1:25 pm


achievements_unlock_all in the console gives you all achievements and all unlocks.

And you can do that in ANY server.


On April 30, 2008 at 4:50 pm

not any more da soc, anyways its punch 2 enemies with an ubered heavy (doesnt have to kill) and its 1 million hp to heal