Uploaded on Jan 2, 2008
This is a video I made to help people beginning to play demoman in Team Fortress 2. I hope it helps people ^^.
Added hints and tips:
- It was pointed out to me that the video lacks sufficient explanation on how to take down sentries. The main tactic is to fin a place where the sentry doesn't see you and where you can shoot over something to hit it. Then, lay stickies under or around it and ignite 3-5 stickies at the same time.
- Also, it was pointed out to me that crouching while stickybombjumping greatly increases how far you fly. I didn't know this, but it's true and is a really nice tip. So if you need the extra distance, lay a stickybomb, jump over it, crouch in mid-air and set off the bomb. It helps.
- The bottle can be broken for extra damage. To break it, hit a wall or another solid object a few times with the bottle. Apparently, it does more damage when broken.
- Regarding recent nerfs: The demoman has been made less powerful un two ways recently: You have half the stock ammo (32 to 16 for stickies I believe) and shot grenades now always damage you if they hit someone right in front of you. As for the ammo, many people make a fuss of it but it's actually not that big a deal. There's almost ALWAYS a ammo pickup nearby and you could always pick up someone else's gun. Also, you shouldn't run out ammo that much at all I guess.
The second posed more of a problem for me, because as shown in the video, I use my shot grenade launcher for short-range purposes. This used to, very rarely hurt you. However, now you end up always damaging and sometimes killing yourself. The damage is not much, and often you can take it, but I thought I should mention it because it makes the method shown in the vid a lot less useful.
This is made with the PC version, but it all apllies to the 360 too, naturally.
Oh, and sorry for the weird Technique s- text, but I somehow couldn't get that right.
I play on the Multiplay Dustbowl 24/7 servers (Both I and II) mostly, so most was filmed on these servers.
Fun fact: At about 1:45, the guy I'm killing is Daedalus, who made two other How To Play TF2 videos: Spy and Pyro.
Music is Weapon Of Choiche By Fatboy Slim.