Burn, baby, burn: Team Fortress 2 Pyro gets some new toys

It’s Thursday Wednesday, and that means the new updates for Team Fortress 2 are coming out on the PC tomorrow. First up, two new community-designed maps have been added to the game: CP_Fastlane, a control point map, and CTF_Turbine, a CTF map.

Next up, the Pyro has three new weapons and an upgrade to his old weapon. The Pyro’s base flamethrower has been tweaked to produce a blast of compressed air. The compressed air is strong enough to knock back enemies and bounce back projectiles. This creates perfect opportunities to humiliate Soldiers by bouncing their rockets back into their face and separating Medics from healing their teammates. 

The first unlockable weapon is the Flare Gun. It’s perfect for igniting enemies at a distance. The second unlockable is the Backburner. It’s like the regular flamethrower, except it doesn’t have the compressed air ability and it gives you fifty extra health points. The final unlockable is the Axtinguisher. The Axtinguisher will strike a critical hit on enemies that are on fire but it’s really weak against players who aren’t on fire.  

The final update for the Pyro class is the 35 new Achievements it’s getting. Just like the Medic Achievements, these Achievements look absolutely crazy. I think my favorite Achievement has to be: “BarbeQueQ: Cause a dominated player to leave the server.” That’s basically saying embarrass the hell out of your opponent until he leaves. I love it.

What do you all think of the new additions? Check out all of the Achievements after the jump and the official site for the Pyro update. Oh, and don’t forget that you can play Team Fortress 2 for free this weekend as well as the new Meet the Sniper video that was released yesterday.

Weenie Roast: Have 2 enemy Scouts on fire at the same time.

Trailblazer: Ignite 10 enemies that have recently used a teleporter.

Spontaneous Combustion: Ignite 10 cloaked Spies.

Second Degree Burn: Kill a burning enemy who was ignited by another Pyro.

Pyrotechnics: Kill 3 enemies in a single uber-charge.

Pyromancer: Do 1 million points of total fire damage.

Plan B: Kill 10 enemies while you’re both underwater.

Pilot Light: Ignite a rocket-jumping Soldier while he’s in midair.

OMGWTFBBQ: Kill an enemy with a taunt.

Next of Kindling: Ignite an enemy, and the Medic healing him.

Makin’ Bacon: Kill 50 Heavies with your flamethrower.

Lumberjack: Kill 3 people with your axe in one life.

I Fry: Ignite 10 disguised Spies.

Hotshot: Kill a Soldier with a reflected critical rocket.

Hot Potato: Reflect 100 projectiles with your compressed air blast.

Hot on Your Heels: Kill 50 enemies with your flamethrower, from behind.

Got A Light?: Ignite an enemy Spy while he’s flicking a cigarette.

Freezer Burn: Provide enemies with freezecam shots of each of your taunts

Firewatch: Ignite 10 snipers while they are zoomed in

Firewall: Ignite 5 Spies who have a sapper on a friendly building.

Firefighter: Kill 500 enemies.

Fire Chief: Kill 1000 enemies

Fire and Forget: Kill 15 players while you’re dead.

Dead Heat: Kill an enemy in the same second that he kills you

Dance Dance Immolation: Kill 3 enemies while they’re taunting.

Cooking the Books: Ignite 5 enemies carrying your intelligence.

Controlled Burn: Ignite 50 enemies capturing one of your control points.

Combined Fire: Use your shotgun to finish off 20 players you’ve ignited.

Clearcutter: Kill 6 people with your axe in one life.

Camp Fire: Kill 3 enemies in a row, all within the same area.

Burn Ward: Ignite 3 medics that are ready to deploy an Uber-charge.

BarbeQueQ: Cause a dominated player to leave the server.

Baptism by Fire: Force 10 burning enemies to jump into water.

Attention Getter: Ignite 100 enemies with the flare gun.

Arsonist: Destroy 50 Engineer buildings.

Hamza Aziz