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"Major" TF2 update this week

New map, game mode and Medic weapon unlocks prepare for action

Team Fortress 2 (PC) fans can look forward to finally receiving Valve Software's big update for the game this week.

There's no precise date yet, so keep eyes peeled. The update introduces unlockable weapons for classes, which debuts with the Medic, and a new map Goldrush that features a new game mode.

New Medic weapons are unlocked by successfully completing achievements associated with the class (more info on this here).

In the new game mode, one team must escort a small mining cart through a series of Dustbowl-like map segments. The cart moves faster the more Blue players are near it, but stops entirely if even one Red player is in range. Blue have to escort the cart all the way to Red's headquarters within a certain time limit.

There's still no word from Valve on when PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers can expect this update to TF2, but we're sure it's coming.