TF2 Sniper Update Adds Backstab Protection

Valve’s Team Fortress 2 blog has updated again, revealing that the Sniper will be receiving a shield.”The Razorback is a beautiful hand-carved tribal shield, built using indigenous techniques passed from father to son since before recorded time,” reads the blog. “Sometimes the old ways really are the best ways. And after using the Razorback in the field, we quickly discovered this was not one of those times.””All the tribal craftsmanship in the world, it turns out, cannot stop a modern butter knife,” the blog laments. “So we taped a car battery to it.”The Razorback looks like it’ll be back-mounted shield, built for protection against spies. Using it slows the Sniper down considerably, and it can only take one hit before it shatters, but anyone who backstabs you while wearing one gets “a surprise to the tune of 10,000 volts,” in addition to a rather serious cooldown time on their knife before they can attack again.This follows the reports from the past two days, which detailed the Sniper’s Huntsman longbow, and the new maps and game mode that will be appearing in the imminent Sniper Update.

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