The time has finally come, my Team Fortress 2 brethren -- Pyromania is upon us! Last Friday Valve teased an update, and lo and behold today we have received a grand delivery. Three days of content updates, culminating in the release of the Meet the Pyro video lay ahead of us. It's enough to drive a man mad, wear a flame-repellant suit and talk in mumbled gibberish.
Day 1's content update is named Doomsday and details a new map and game type. The Doomsday map pits our surly RED and BLU teams against each other once again, this time with one team rushing to plant a nuclear device on rocket about to launch. It's all, err, a bit complicated:
"Doomsday pits BLU against RED, with only one team getting the honor of transporting a suitcase nuke full of recalled Mann Co. Australium to American monkeynaut Poopy Joe’s rocket, so he can blast off and hunt down Soviet space chimp Vladimir Bananas. It's the same spirit of competitive enterprise that stalled the moon landing by three years when Buzz Aldrin suplexed Neil Armstrong into a pile of folding chairs at Astromania '69! Both teams will attempt to get the necessary fuel up a preposterously slow-moving elevator and into Poopy Joe’s Australium-powered rocket to the stars."
The update also teases eleven new achievements to be included in Pyromania, showing the icons but not the specifics on how to acquire said achievements. They're each likely related to the new map, so expect a variety of rocket explosion mayhem.Time to reinstall Team Fortress 2, my nerds.
There is one last bit of information revealed on the Pyromania update page: a countdown. The ticking clock is appropriately centered in the middle of a video-sized aperture. Neoseeker scientists have told me this is likely a countdown to the Meet the Pyro video. The clock currently stands at 48 hours -- where will you be the the glory of Pyromania reaches its apex?