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Now that Valve has reintroduced milestones as a way of unlocking weapons we’ve updated our guide so that you can get your Sniper and Spy weapons in about 30 minutes. We know people want their weapons and they want them now.

If you haven’t got all of your weapons yet we can help you do that. We’ll show you how you and a friend can get all the acheivement weapons without being on an achievement farming server. It’s much easier to get your friend to help you than some random stranger.

Here’s a sample of our guide and what you’ll get:

Sniper Sample page

You can find the full guide for all six of the class releases so far on our website. LiTi-4’s TF2 Achievement Guide will help you and your friends get all your achievement weapons fast and easy. Thanks for your continued support and we’ll be fragin’ you soon!

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After only a week of players constantly complaining about the new update system Valve has decided to allow Spy and Sniper classes the chance to do achievements to unlock their weapons.

Now it’s time to get on the ball and get those achievements done! We will be offering an update to our guide tonight with the new Sniper and Spy content. We’ll tell you which achievements to go for and the best way to do them.

Here’s the offical update notes from Valve:

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

May 29, 2009, 4:30 pm – Valve – Product Update

Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include:

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  • Added Sniper/Spy milestone achievements as an additional way players can get the new unlockables
  • Arena Mode
    • Added tf_arena_use_queue server convar. Turn this on to get the old queue behavior. Default is off
    • Added tf_arena_round_time to set a timelimit on the round
  • Added the userid of the player who built the teleporter to the “player_teleported” event
  • Fixed player killed event causing server crash
  • Fixed Spies not being telefragged when standing on an enemy teleporter exit with the Dead Ringer enabled
  • Fixed attackers seeing the mini-crit particle effect for full crits if the victim has the Jarate effect enabled
  • Fixed the Ambassador not doing damage to buildings
  • Fixed Spies disguised as their own team not drawing blood effects
  • Fixed players killed by flaming arrows not showing the appropriate death icon

Since the update there’s been so much confusion it’s hard to figure out what’s possible and what’s not. Today is the one week marker for the update and plenty has changed since its release. We’ve had a few patches to make fixes and other things that needed to be put into place.

Some of the things we’ve learned about the Sniper:

  • The Huntsman’s arrows can be lit on fire by friendly Pyros to make flaming arrows.
  • The Razorback is great on maps where you’re not going to be close to your other teammates.
  • Jarate, while gross, is a great team weapon.
  • The accuracy of the Huntsman isn’t exactly what we had expected.

Here are some of the things we’ve learned about the Spy:

  • The Dead Ringer is a great situational tool. Not having full cloak makes you have to work harder to get those kills.
  • The Dead Ringer was changed so that you lose all cloak even if you come out early, so use all 8 seconds.
  • The Cloak and Dagger is the more popular item unlock for the Spy. This baby pretty much gives you full stealth all the time. I feel it gives people too much of a comfort zone and not take as many chances. Most people would rather stay in stealth the whole map, when you don’t have to.
  • The Ambassador is a great weapon for those people who like to take one shot kills. If you’re good enough with it you can headshot just about anyone from anywhere. On the downside, that one shot had better put your target down.

A lot of things that have been done to the game have really made people upset. Veteran players in particular feel as if they’re being treated unfairly. Those of us that already have all the previous weapons don’t need or want copies of what we already have. We want Valve to make is so that we either get a shot at the hats or the newer weapons.

With the addition of the hats we can only wonder what other things they intend on implementing into the game. With four classes left to update there’s potential for a lot of changes. One thing is for certain, when the last update is released things will have changed just as much as they have since vanilla TF2.

jarateWell it seems that we were very wrong. We assumed that Valve had tricked us by making us believe it was the Sniper update when it was really the Spy update.

Apparently we’re going to get the Sniper AND the Spy update tomorrow. So we’ve now seen all of the Spy gear and today bring the last of the Sniper gear.

Recapping the Spy’s gear, we know that he’ll recieve The “Dead Ringer” Spy Watch, The “Cloak and Dagger” Spy Watch and The Ambassador.

The Sniper is going to recieve The Huntsman, The Razorback and now The Jarate. The Jarate was todays release for the Sniper.

One of the most disturbing items so far in TF2, the Jarate will extinguish flame, pull enemy Spies out of cloak and cause enemies to take 35% more damage.

Valve seems to have taken some inspiration for the Sniper update from MMORPG’s. He’ll get a bow, a shield and an item that makes people take more damage. That sounds a lot like an MMORPG to me. Regardless we’ll see how this all plays out.

Here’s a list of the Sniper achievements:

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Today should be the day that the update is coming, but for some reason Valve has decided to push it back until Thursday. Either the patch just isn’t ready or they’ve got a lot more content they are going to be bringing out with this update. It could also be that they gave two days of a fake Sniper update and they’re making it up by adding two more days before the release. Regardless the patch should be here on Thursday.

Today brings the release of The Ambassador. This is going to be the Spies new revolver and second hand man in a fight. Anyone who’s ever attempted to backstab someone who’s turning around knows that the revolver is a great way to finish the job.

Not only does this thing look pretty it’s also highly lethal. It doesn’t say “Put two wheels on this thing and it’s a cannon” for nothing. With this much firepower it’s going to most likely have a pretty big cool down.

What I wouldn’t be surprised about is if you can get a headshot / instant kill with this puppy. The description says that it has the accuracy of a sniper rifle. I’m willing to bet the amount of power it’s packing you’ll be able to remove your enemies head from his spine.

Check out the picture of this beauty:

The Ambassador

Don’t forget to check out our two new TF2 Guides; TF2 Achievement Guide and TF2 Class Guide. If you get the achievement guide today you’ll get the Spy content a few hours after the release of the patch.

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Today brings a sad and yet funny day. Valve intended on releasing their Meet the Spy video today as the official Spy Update of the day before its release tomorrow.

Sadly someone from their department failed to make the video private and waiting sharks snagged it up. So Meet the Spy was leaked on Saturday but today is it’s official release. So in honor of its release we shall post it again for your viewing enjoyment.

The video was not the only thing released today though. They have officially released the icons and names of the achievements for the Spy. Don’t forget to check in tomorrow as we will be updating our LiTi-4 Weapon Unlock Achievement Guide. We’ll have a guide to get all the weapons for the Spy tomorrow.

So enough talk about the achievements, let’s see them! Here’s all 34 Spy achievements:

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Hold on to your hats! The Team Fortress 2: Sniper update was really the Team Fortress 2: Spy update all along! All of us were fooled by Valves amazing disguise.

While lots of people were suspicious of the weapons the Sniper was going to get not many saw this one coming.

While giving the Sniper a bow and arrow does seem a bit strange, the shield didn’t. For anyone that had their doubts about the bow had their minds changed when the shield was released.

Regardless today is the day we will be seeing what amazing things they’ll be giving the Spy.

Two new watches have been added to the Spies collection of gadgets.

The “Dead Ringer” Spy Watch sounds like it will drop a rag doll on the floor making it appear that you’ve been killed. Really you were instantly cloaked for eight seconds; just long enough to back stab the sucker.

The “Cloak and Dagger” Spy Watch is your new cloaking watch that can allow you to stay invisible permanently. The catch to this watch is that you can’t pick up metal to replenish your cloak but if you stand still you can regenerate your cloak over time.

I think these two new gadgets are going to make the Spy even more of a pain than he was before.

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