Team Fortress 2 update seeks to remove bugs and exploits

By Prarthito Maity , Updated Jul 09, 2013 09:24 AM EDT
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Team Fortress 2 is about to get better, with less glitches and bugs to plague the game. According to reports, the game's official blog has confirmed that the next major update for Team Fortress 2 is set to fix bugs and remove exploits from maps.

The team has outlined all the fixes for the problems that arrived via the 140 new weapons that developer introduced for the game in the last two years. The update is not just meant for internal fixes, but also for introducing two new maps, courtesy designer Ian Cuslidge.

The update, as the post states, will have a list of patch notes “longer than a stalemate on Hydro,” and the company figured that “we'd spend a few blog posts taking you through some of the soon-to-be-released update content, so you'd get an idea of the process behind some of the changes and additions we're making.”

"TF2 has been evolving since the day we released it back in 2007. Unfortunately, as players' tactics and abilities have grown, so have the bugs and exploits in some of the maps," the official blog states. "For example, since Badwater shipped in The Heavy Update, TF2 has added more than 140 weapons to the game, some of which introduced new capabilities: sentry jumping, rocket jumping with no health cost, the ability to pick up and move your buildings. All of these are just a fraction of the many ways players can now turn maps like Badwater upside down."

Valve says that while it loves the fact that players keep on inventing new ways to win, "It's never fun to be gunned down from above and behind."

Apart from the fix to the old maps, the team is also adding two new community-created maps by Ian Cuslidge, with the introduction of two new Capture Point maps: Process and Standin. “Beyond a great polish, both of these maps offer unique and exciting gameplay; Process with its five streamlined Capture Points and Standin with its triple Cap Point free-for-all.”

Although Valve is yet to mention a date for the Team Fortress 2 update, it could be assumed that the update will approach soon as it has already made its way to the company’s official blog. The last major update for the game, known as Robotic Boogaloo, featured a comic that shed light on Team Fortress 2's background story, alongside 57 virtual items for players to collect and build on.

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