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Day 2: King of the Hill is coming - Getting colder
Written by Unknown and translated by Unknown on 13.08.2009 Time 15:37

On the second day of The Classless Update there is brand new stuff for all Team Fortress 2 fans. The rumor about the soldier's entry in the TF2 blog (4. Hill defense) has come true, King of the Hill is going to be added to the list of game modes, which was already long, now it's even longer.

TF2 - KOTH - King of the HillSince their discovery in 1895, hills have fascinated kings

King of the Hill (KotH) is an intense new game mode focused around a single central capture point that must be defended for three minutes. Gameplay begins with the point initially locked—after a short time, it will open for capture by either team. Once the point is captured by a team, their team clock will start a three minute countdown. If the enemy team manages to capture the point back, their clock will start counting down while the other team’s clock freezes at the time the point was recaptured.
But a game mode without any new maps is no use for players, right?

That's why Valve has decided to bring in the map KOTH_Viaduct. This is the first official map with snowfall (cp_glacier had this, too, but Valve didn't know that before. Post by the Announcer about this matter) Mappers will like this as well as players, because they can, as usual, take all the assets of this map to build their own snow maps.

TF2 KOTH_Vladuct
Viaduct is an all-new map especially built for KotH, set outside of the entrance to a secret underground base. Viaduct is also the first Team Fortress map to take place during a snowfall (not counting Acegikmo’s awesome cp_glacier map, or for that matter all the other community mappers who manage to think up and execute on all the cool stuff before we even think of it). Both teams start at the base of a low hill, and will have to climb to get to the capture point at the hill’s peak. The various elevations of the map and multiple routes to the central point guarantee some frenzied battles as the point changes hands during gameplay.

TF2 KOTH_Vladuct

TF2 KOTH_Vladuct

TF2 KOTH_Vladuct

And because the new game mode is not supposed to be totally boring, after you played this for one week, two of the official Arena maps have been modified to be playable in King of the Hill. These are KOTH_Sawmill and KOTH_Nucleus.

What do you think about the info on this second day of the "Classless Update" ?

By the way, they put some hidden hints for us to speculate in the site again.


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