Valve has finally released the Scout class update for Team Fortress 2, which should bring some old players back into the fold. To attract new players, they're now offering the game for half the price on Steam.

Starting today, Team Fortress 2 will cost $9.99 instead of the usual $19.99. The sale ends on Friday, February 27th and is only offered through Valve's digital games store Steam. Here are the full list of patch notes from today's update, which adds a host of new achievements for the Scout and weapons that will be unlocked when you acquire enough of the achievements:

New features
  • Added The Force-A-Nature, The Sandman, and Bonk!
  • Added 35 new Scout achievements
  • Added crit boosted on/off sound effects
  • Added new sounds for upgraded teleporters
  • Added new sound for a fully charged medic dying
  • Add bonus points section to scores
    • Scouts earn a bonus point for killing Medics who are actively healing a target
  • Added several new speech concepts, mostly hooked up to new Scout lines
  • Added new "Remember last weapon between lives" option to the Multiplayer Advanced dialog
  • Spies can now control which weapon the enemy team sees them holding. Hitting the "last disguise" key while disguised updates the disguise to show the Spy's currently held weapon
  • Added several new Arena mode announcer speech events.
  • Added "First Blood" to Arena mode
  • Removed 2x item respawn times in arena
  • Changed backstab handling to fix facestabs
  • Spies disguised as enemy team can now see player IDs for enemies

New maps
  • Added community maps: cp_egypt, arena_watchtower, and cp_junction
  • Updated cp_fastlane with Arttu's new version

Mapmaker requests
  • Added new input for forward speed modifier to FuncTrainTrain
  • Added TeleportToPathTrack input to func_tracktrain

Bugfixes
  • Fixed a bug where players would sometimes gib from non-gib damage kills
  • Fixed stat screen showing an entry for a class called "map."
  • Fixed item model panels not using team skins

  • Fixed obscure bug where spectators were able to carry the flag

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