Even though December's quota for robot slaughter isn't any lower than the other 11 months out of the year, Team Fortress 2
still encourages us all to pause and reflect on the importance of the season. The Mecha Update is designed to foster introspection during spirited rounds of Mann vs Machine
in Team Fortress 2 –
oh, and to provide a new robot to destroy. Because robots have
to be destroyed.
The new robot in question is the Mecha-Engineer, pictured above – he's able to teleport ahead in the map and even bring other robots with him. On top of dealing with a new robot class, players will enter a place they've never been: Big Rock. The map is one long path leading to a Mann Co. base where players must defend.
The festive Naughty and Nice crates
return this year in Team Fortress 2
, until January 3, 2013. The Naughty crates will include limited edition weapons introduced in the Mecha Update, while the Nice crates will drop winter apparel designed by the community.