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Grocket secret lifted - Soldier Items
Written by Unknown and translated by Unknown on 21.07.2011 Time 14:46

No puff and paff - they were transporters *sigh* However, Valve lifted the secret quite fast. The Soldier gets most of the cake, all other classes get the crumbs. 2 new weapons and 2 misc items have been send as a conecept to Valve by the WETA Workshop. Valve uses this as  Dr. Grordbort's"-Paket, which includes additionally one misc item for all other classes.

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    • Cow Mangler 5000

      • This weapon does not require ammo.
      • This weapon can fire a charged shot that mini-crits players and disables buildings for 4 sec.
      • No random critical hits
      • This weapon deals reduced damage to buildings.

      The Cow Mangler 5000 is a primary weapon for the Soldier. It appears to be a large bazooka-style retro-future ray gun.

      This weapon is able to fire 5 blasts of energy that delivers identical damage to players as the Rocket Launcher, but reduced damage aganst buildings. The Cow Mangler 5000 features a "Mangler" bar in the HUD which serves as an indication of its clip; after being depleted, it can be recharged through a reloading process. It does not feature the traditional ammo reserve used by other weapons.

      When the Mangler bar is full, pressing and holding the secondary fire button will cause the weapon to begin charging up. During this process, the entire Mangler bar is consumed and the Soldier's movement speed is reduced to a third (from his standard 80% of normal speed to roughly 27%). This charging period lasts for 3 seconds, after which a single charged shot can be fired. This shot delivers additional base damage to players as well as dealing mini-crit damage. Additionally, enemies hit by this blast will suffer afterburn identical to that of the Flamethrower, albeit for half of the normal duration. This also allows the weapon to be used to ignite Huntsman arrows held by a friendly Sniper. The charged shot is further capable for disabling any building for a total of 4 seconds.

      Enemies killed by the Mangler suffer a unique death; they will turn black and hover in mid-air while team-colored fire particles surround them and disintegrate their body.

    • Righteous Bison

      • This weapon does not require ammo.
      • This weapon fires a projectile thatpenetrates enemy targets.
      • This weapon's projectiles cannot be deflected.
      • This weapon deals reduced damage to buildings.

      The Righteous Bison is a secondary weapon for the Soldier. It is a handheld retro-future ray gun.

      This weapon fires an unreflectable projectile that delivers reduced damage against buildings, but is capable of piercing multiple targets. It does not feature the traditional ammo reserve used by other weapons. Additionally, it can be used to light Huntsman arrows held by an enemy Sniper.

      Enemies killed by the Righteous Bison suffer a unique death; they will turn black and hover in mid-air while team-colored fire particles surround them and disintegrate their body.

    • Lord Cockswain's Pith Helmet

      Lord Cockswain's Pith Helmet is a hat for the Soldier. It is a pith helmet with a strapped on pair of goggles and antenna.

    • Dr. Grordbort's Crest

      A symbol of service in the Venusian legions.

    • Lord Cockswain's Novelty Mutton Chops and Pi

      • Effect: Genteel Pipe Smoke

      Lord Cockswain's Novelty Mutton Chops and Pipe is a miscellaneous item for the Soldier. It replaces the Soldier's helmet with a novelty hairpiece and beard as well as a novelty smoking pipe, complete with a "Genteel Pipe Smoke" effect.

    • Dr. Grordbort's Victory Pack

      Grab the whole pack of Dr. Grordbort items, designed by WETA Workshop!

The weapons themselves, are a novelty in Team Fortress 2. Never before were such futuristic weapons with these skills implemented in the game. The weapons don't need any ammunition and are able to deactivate Dispenser, Teleporters and Sentries for 4 seconds. Time will tell how strong the gameplay will be altered.

Though, Valve uses the update not only for new items. In fact some corrections have been done. For example, the team colours should now work correctly.

Team Fortress 2

  • Added the items for Dr. Grordbort's Victory Pack
  • Fixed hatless hats not working correctly
  • Fixed a display issue with team color paints
  • Updated the localization files

Undocumented changes

  • Fixed issue with the Gentle Manne's Service Medal not appearing.
  • Added Bomb carrying animations (Only on Soldier.)

Next to this fixes, Valve has put the story in a Comic. It explains, how the Soldier found the Grockets.

What do you think of the update? Write your opinions in the comments!

Screenshots

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