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Valve suprises - A Classless Update
Written by Unknown and translated by Unknown on 12.08.2009 Time 02:43

Surprise gentlemen! For the first time in TF2 history, Valve announced a game update that is not related to one of the classes. Instead, they announced an update concerning ALL classes!
They call it The Classless Update.

Ein Klassenloses Update

On the first day of this classless update, Valve has announced that there will be 18 new hats. That's 2 new hats for each class (do the math). And why do they do that? Best explanation we can give is Valve's cartoon here, taken from the update site.

Classless Update Hat CartoonValve's explanation: Throughout history, men have worn hats as a way of showing how much better they are than other men.

“I buy hats,” a behatted man seems to say.
“I am better than you.”

In wartime, hats were a useful way of conferring rank, and ensuring that casualties were confined to the lower classes (hence the famous command of “Don't fire till you see the tops of their heads” at the Battle of Bunker Hill by William Prescott, a general renowned for only shooting enemy combatants who were poor). During peacetime, hats have been instrumental for men to let the non-hatted know just who is wearing the hat around here.

And that’s the entire history of hats. The history you were spoon fed at school, that is, in your government-run hat class. But here’s a little truth bomb your teachers, pastors and ombudsmen of your regional newspapers DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW: Team Fortress now has MORE hats. We hope this didn’t blow your mind out of the top of your head, since you’ll need a place to put all these cool new hats.

Five out of the 18 new hats are shown today. Two of them are in the background of the update page. The other three hats can be found below, click the images to enlarge them. By the way: The Engineer receives a nice Texas Cowboy hat, while the Heavy gets a Russian fur cap.

Classles Update Spy Hat

In other news, a new arena map has been announced: arena_offblast. Like many other maps, this map was created by a community member. The map is set by a missile silo in the top of a hollow mountain. The map was created by Magnar Jenssen, who worked on Bionic Commando Rearmed and GRAW 2. He also created the Day of Defeat: Source map dod_palermo. A first beta version of arena_offblast has already been released, you can find it here.


Finally, we take our time for some guesswork, too. Will the Engi be able to build zeppelins? Or is Valve misleading us? Please share your interpretations of the pictures below in our comments section. And don't mind the German comments, English comments are always welcome, too ; )

Classless Update Cartoon

Classless Update Cartoon

Classless Update Cartoon



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