The Red and Blue teams of Team Fortress 2 now have a new enemy they both share, the machines! An update 2 years in the making, Valve has announced the new Man vs. Machine content patch which brings a new computer controlled “faction” and a new co-op mode to TF2.
Six players are pitted versus waves of robots, some of which are built to look like machine versions of the iconic TF2 classes. There are heavyweight heavy robots who love to brawl with their fists, robot snipers who shoot jarate filled darts, and bombs with legs who…are just bombs with legs.
There are also giant robots which come every few waves, such as Rapid Fire Soldier, who uses a rocket launcher more akin to a machine gun. Other “boss” style robots include a heavy who can shoot down projectiles and a super scout who moves lighting fast and can pick up bombs used to destroy the Mann co. Facilities you are trying to defend.
The update goes live August 15th which is tomorrow. In the mean time you can check out the trailer for MvM above or head on over to http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/ to find out more about the update. Do you think the Man vs. Machine update will be a forgotten novelty mode or will it last in TF2? Let us know!