Posted on August 13, 2008,

The Killing Gloves of Boxing: More Details on TF2 Heavy Update

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Next Tuesday, Valve will be releasing the third major class update for Team Fortress 2. This time the lovable Heavy gets in on the action, along with a new community map, an entirely new mode, and other good stuff. Valve today revealed the first batch of details on the Heavy’s new achievements and unlockable weapons. The first new weapon will be the K.G.B., which is a set of boxing gloves for the fat fella to put on.

Valve explains what they do:

The unlockable for the Heaviest pugilists out there is the K.G.B. Any time a Heavy kills an enemy with the K.G.B he receives five seconds of guaranteed critical hits. This crit-boost can be used to punch and kill further enemies, extending the boost time. Alternatively, the Heavy can switch to another weapon and use the boost to take out an enemy at range. The Heavy’s slow movement speed, and the K.G.B’s slower swing speed, make it a risky prospect.

We should learn what the other two new weapons are in the next few days, as well as Achievement specifics. For now, you can glance at the names and images for all 35 Achievements and take a guess at what they might be — they’ve got some great names, including “Crock Block,” “Borscht Belt,” “Pushkin the Kart,” and my personal favorite, “Stalin the Kart.” What do you think they’ll require you to do?

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5 Comments on The Killing Gloves of Boxing: More Details on TF2 Heavy Update


On August 13, 2008 at 11:51 pm

i’d really like to give this game a shot, but the fact that the spy character is useless prevents me from getting into it. correct me if i’m wrong, but from what i understand, although the spy can assume people’s identities, he loses the costume if he gets hit ONCE, right? why? why the spy hate? in EVERY online game i’ve ever played, spies/stealth-based classes have always been the redheaded bastard children that everyone loves to hate.

why do developers succumb to the BOOM! HEADSHOT!11oneelevenlulz crowd who have NO skill other than keeping M1 depressed while using an overpowered class? meanwhile, us players with actual brains and cunning are looked over. then nerfed. and nerfed some more. i’m talkin’ more nerfed than this new generation of super soakers, that’s how pussified most spy/stealth classes in online games are.
blah :mad:


On August 14, 2008 at 12:09 am

Sorry man, but ya got it wrong. :shock: Spies only lose their costume if they attack, and they are a very powerful class, despite the nay sayers. However, they are a more difficult class to play, but once you get it down they can easily change the pace of the battle.


On August 14, 2008 at 6:17 am

i like this game it fun even tho my main class the pryo got a update i cant wait to see what the other classes get.


On August 14, 2008 at 6:35 am

Mooshimooshi you’ve got it all wrong TF2 is a very fun game and it’s quite far away from the “Boom headshot!” crowd. It’s really just a game to have some fun on, spies are very, very good if you use them right and I play the class alot.

Don’t judge games from what a few clueless people say, play it yourself. They have free weekend TF2 events so I suggest you go and play for free for 2 days and see what you think.


On August 14, 2008 at 6:38 am

Moo, You obviously have NEVER touched this game. The spy is one of the classes which requires a good bit of skill to stay alive, and no, you don’t lose your disguise when YOU GET HIT, its when YOU HIT. Another guy bashing a game hes never played.

I thought that the engi update was coming next…fooled me valve xD