Note: This post is essentially a summary of the current info I’ve seen regarding the much hinted at “Mann Versus Machine” Team fortress 2 update, complete with the video that’s been going around with some of the info. A good portion of the info was linked by or found in the Facepunch Major Update Speculation thread, mostly the pages around 120-130, give or take a few.
Well here’s your tf2 year and speculation review!
This year has been exceedingly busy for the past two months with the advent of meet the pyro and the sleeping dogs promos but we’ll start at the start.
This is the story of the new game mode that’s coming in tf2 which will completely overshadow special delivery, meet the pyro and every other update in the year so far.
The story starts in 2010 with the engineer update- [Snipped this, as it made the post huge, and readmores don’t work on video posts, so click to read the whole thing]
-Facepunch user 01271’s summary, covering things in the video in more detail, as well as some things not in the video
The upper right one looks like granary, as it’s all industrial looking.
The on on the left looks like badwater.
The one on the bottom right looks like both 2fort and doublecross.
The map is found inside the blu base, all of the carriers are blue.
- User CrossNgen’s speculation on the map found in one of the secret rooms, in reference to These tanks, currently found in the skyboxes of 2fort, Badwater, Granary, and Doublecross
Lastly, to most trusted Elizabeth I leave the entirety of my “miracle” gravel cache, uncovered with Barnabas during a trip to Terra Australis. My weakling son Gray resurfaced last year and has threatened to blackmail me for it. I give the gravel to you and swear you to utmost secrecy in its keeping.
(Complete typed out will Here)
- The recently more-uncovered will of Zephaniah Mann, father of Bluregard and Redmond, creators of the teams- the will was released quite a while ago, however, the dirt was only removed in the past few days, now referencing the 3rd son, Gray, also referenced in multiple other areas (most notably, the secret page on the Team fortress blog). Comparison pic by Suttles
Apparently, having a Damaged Capacitor (Now Equippable) and a high-five taunt equipped, and doing one with a fellow player who has the same equipped, produces a message. Here’s a page with them listed and such. I’m not entirely sure what to make of this yet, how the messages appear, etc, as I can’t find much clear info, but it’s similar to the banana-codes from the pyromania update is seems.
Keep in mind though, this is quite a lot of speculation- whether something comes out of all of it isn’t guaranteed, neither is anything coming out soon, I’m just writing this up as a Summary sort of post of some of the important bits, may have missed some. Credit for the discoveries goes to the thread and linked users as mentioned, again, sorry if I missed any, and sorry again if I’ve posted stuff that’s been posted before. Hope you all enjoy.