If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the day that you’ll be able to “Meet the Pyro”, then you’re almost finished waiting. A blog posting and countdown have went live on Valve’s website, both teasing and detailing an announcement for Wednesday.
Not only will Team Fortress 2 fans be able to meet the pyro character for the first time, they’ll also receive a new mode and Steam achievements. Valve will be adding the “Doomsday” mode which pits the BLU & RED teams against one another to transport Australium.
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.
What twist do you think Valve will have in store for their Meet the Pyro announcement? Are you excited to receive the new Doomsday mode? Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, or discuss Team Fortress 2 in our forums.