Multiplayer FPS Team Fortress 2 gets a replay system today via a new PC and Mac update, developer Valve has announced.

As detailed on the game's official site, the Replay System lets users record and edit gameplay clips before uploading them to YouTube or Steam for all to see.

"Replay-enabled servers record every round of the action, allowing you to make movies of your awesome performance (and the embarrassing performances of others) in the Replay Editor, using different camera angles, sexy motion blur and antialiasing," reads the launch blurb.

The update also adds in eight replay-centric achievements and there are new in-game items up for grabs too. If one of your clips racks up 1000 YouTube views you'll get a special hat, whereas editing your first bit of footage will earn you a new set of taunts.

As an incentive to get recording, Valve has called for entries to the inaugural Saxxy Awards. There are 20 categories including Most Inventive Kill, Best Team Costume and Most Epic Fail, with winners snagging virutal gold trophies. Take a look at the trailer below for more on that.

Entry information and an FAQ explaining how the Replay System works are also up on the official site.

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