Valve has revealed the first unlock for the Team Fortress 2 Sniper Update – the Huntsman Longbow, which can pin enemy players to walls.
The new weapon, likely to replace the sniper rifle, allows players to immobilize enemies by pinning them onto walls. The Longbow still crits on headshots and will have 18 arrows and a one-second charging time for “full powered shots”. It is not clear if Snipers will be able to zoom, or “scope”, with the Longbow.
View the Sniper Update mini-site for more details.
Valve has now added a snare in the form of the wall-pinning, in addition to a stun ability in the form of the Scout’s Sandman unlock, seemingly violating their design philosophy of not taking control away from players. What are your thoughts on this?