- "Balancing his replacement weapon has been very tricky due to large threat difference of the Scout between skilled and non-skilled hands."
- ―TF2 Official Blog
The update was mainly focused on the Scout. In addition to three new weapons, the class gained several unique voice responses to his new weapons and gameplay events, adding further immersion for players.
Three community-created maps, Egypt, Watchtower and Junction, were established as official due to their outstanding quality. A large patch was also made to the existing map Fastlane. A further map, Pipeline, was teased on Day 3 of the update as the backdrop, but would not be released until later.
The Scout Update was released in the February 24, 2009 Patch.