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Team Fortress 2 Update Released

December 21, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
Happy Smissmas 2016!

  • All players who play TF2 during the event will receive a Stuffed Stocking as a gift! Stockings contain goodies for good little Mercenaries.
  • Added the limited-time key-less Winter 2016 Cosmetic Case to the Mann Co. Store
    • Contains 17 new community-contributed items
    • The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the case
  • Added 3 new taunts to the Mann Co. Store
    • The Scotsmann's Stagger (community-contributed)
    • The Didgeridrongo (community-contributed)
    • The Table Tantrum (Valve)
  • New weapons for the Festivizer!
    • Fire Axe, The Jag, The Kritzkrieg, Pistol, The Quick-Fix, Natascha, The Sandman, The Spy-cicle, Kukri, Shovel and The Scottish Resistance
  • Mann Co. Store winter sale!
    • Look for 20%-75% off selected unlocked cosmetic crates, taunts, and tools in the Mann Co. Store through January 11th, 2017
  • Matchmaking Improvements
    • At the end of a Casual match, players are automatically formed into a new match with the same players and teams
      • Players get to vote on which map the new match will take place on
        • There are 3 maps to vote on, chosen based on the maps everyone in the match had selected when they began searching for a match. The current map is always the first option.
      • This replaces the Rematch system
    • Players can now set their maximum acceptable ping by clicking the new gear icon in the top right of the Casual and Competitive matchmaking lobby screens and choosing "Ping Settings"
  • New autobalance system to help with balancing teams when players leave a match. The system will ask players to volunteer to switch teams.
    • Automatically enabled for all Casual match servers
      • Players who switch will be able to earn bonus XP as a reward
    • Community servers can enable this new feature by using "mp_autoteambalance 2"
General
  • Fixed security issue reported by Justin G. (sigsegv) and Linus S. (PistonMiner)
  • Fixed not clearing the teleport condition for players who have their teleport interrupted before the teleport is complete
  • Fixed PASS Time exploit related to bonus points
  • Updated mat_monitorgamma so it can be adjusted in Competitive mode
  • Fixed the ShouldPreserveSquad flag not being parsed correctly in Mann vs. Machine mode
  • Fixed a bug related to bot Engineers and teleporters in Mann vs. Machine mode
  • Fixed not being able to transfer Strange stats between versions of Jarate and the Sapper
  • Fixed incorrect particle position for Unusual taunt effects when using the Racho Relaxo
  • Added the ESA Rewind tournament medals
  • Added the Winter Wonderland 2016 community medals
  • Updated the Dalokohs Bar to fix a bug related to the health buff
  • Matchmaking
    • The Competitive maps list has been updated
      • Added cp_granary and cp_badlands
      • Disabled cp_snakewater and cp_foundry
  • Updated cp_metalworks to fix a texture problem
  • Updated pd_watergate
    • Respawn times will now change depending on which team is in the lead: 8 seconds to leading team, 4 seconds to trailing team
    • Moved the current beer amount to the center of the HUD
    • Added a jump to low spawn route to give respawned players something to do en-route to mid
    • Added a light to illuminate roof-snipers better
    • Adjusted some clipping

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

November 23, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Added Jingle Jam 2016 community medals
  • Fixed Casual mode search criteria sometimes not loading properly when starting the game
  • Updated the Unusual Cap to support Unusual taunt particle effects
  • Unusual taunt effects now follow the player during taunts where the player moves

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

November 21, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Taunt Unusualifiers apply non-Halloween Unusual effects now that Halloween has ended
  • Added a "Jungle" tag for Workshop submissions

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

November 18, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Returned Unusual drop chances and possible particles effects to their original values now that Halloween has ended
  • Added beta support for the CELT voice codec
    • Currently only enabled in community servers that opt-in to the beta
    • Server operators can enable CELT usage by setting the below convars, followed by a level change
      • sv_use_steam_voice 0
      • sv_voicecodec vaudio_celt
  • Updated the localization files
  • Fixed an occasional client crash with an error message regarding "CL_ReadPreserveEnt"

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

November 14, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Fixed a bug related to using the Dead Ringer while carrying the flag
  • Fixed some Strange map filters displaying the wrong map names in their descriptions
  • Updated the localization files

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

November 10, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Updated tf_gravetalk setting for Competitive mode to be on by default

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

November 10, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Fixed invisible weapons on other players when they have recently changed loadout
  • Fixed color correction not working
  • Fixed players not always returning to the matchmaking lobby screen at the end of a Mann vs. Machine match
  • Fixed particles not being removed from cosmetics when toggling between third-person and first-person views
  • Fixed seeing the wrong custom projectiles for grenade launchers like the Iron Bomber when the wielder has recently changed loadout
  • Fixed some Strange map filters displaying the wrong map names in their descriptions
  • Replaced convar tf_teamtalk with tf_gravetalk
    • When enabled, living players can receive text and voice chat from dead players
    • When disabled, living players cannot hear the dead, regardless of team
    • Removes the odd behavior of tf_teamtalk wherein living players were exclusively unable to hear dead players on the other team
    • Defaults to on, except in Competitive matches
  • Fixed being able to use The Holiday Punch on enemies during a Halloween boss truce
  • Fixed not being able to activate the Pyro's Phlogistinator rage again right away if the first attempt failed
  • Fixed Mann vs. Machine bots not playing the teleport sound effect and not becoming invulnerable after teleporting
  • Fixed not switching Snipers to their melee weapon while under the effects of the "tiny" spell
  • Fixed a missing material in the main menu
  • Added the Unusual Cap to be used for granting a Self-Made Unusual Cap to Unusual particle effect contributors
  • Added the Chapelaria 6v6 tournament medals for season 1
  • Updated the spawn/death sounds for Monoculus and Merasmus to remove the Horseless Headless Horsemann sound effects
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated mvm_ghost_town to fix the cube maps
  • Updated mvm_mannhattan
    • Fixed Spies spawning behind the closed door at Gate A
    • Fixed Sentry Busters sometimes staying at Gate A instead of attacking the sentry gun
  • Updated pl_millstone_event (Hellstone)
    • Fixed an exploit where you could trap Horseless Headless Horsemann in place
    • Fixed some door frames from being able to shoot through them
    • Fixed a texture error
    • Fixed a barrel that you could walk through
    • Improved navigation file for better bot movement
    • Fixed being able to shoot through building wall located front of RED 1st base
    • Community request: Added OnTruceStart and OnTruceEnd outputs to the tf_gamerules entity for maps

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

November 2, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Added the GA'lloween 2016 community event medals
  • Fixed sv_shutdown not working for community dedicated servers
    • All servers now enter hibernation state when they are empty and have no remaining work, which informs commands such as sv_shutdown
    • Added tf_allow_server_hibernation (default: 1) to allow disabling hibernation state
    • This should generally only be necessary if running server plugins that are not compatible with hibernation
    • Added sv_shutdown_cancel to cancel a pending shutdown
  • Updated the truce period during Halloween boss fights
    • Players are no longer affected by the truce when in their spawn room, allowing them to fight their way out if necessary
    • Sappers can no longer be used while a truce is active
  • Updated the "tiny" spellbook spell
    • Fixed a case where players could get outside the world
    • Fixed not switching Heavies to their melee weapon
  • Updated player destruction mode so the "Team Leader" does not heal teammates while in the Underworld
  • Fixed Halloween contract reward items not being craftable
  • Fixed Strange Human Cannonballs and Strange Battery Canteens not tracking stats
  • Fixed Casual search criteria being saved automatically while connecting to a server
  • Fixed a case where players could suicide on a pumpkin bomb to gain progress on certain Merasmissions
  • Updated the equip region for the Spine-Chilling Skull
  • Updated pl_fifthcurve_event (Brimstone)
    • Fixed exploit where players could get under the map near BLU starting area
    • Fixed exploit where players could get out of the map near graveyard
    • Fixed exploit where players could enter RED base as BLU
    • Fixed some skeletons running into lava when there are no enemies in Hell
    • Fixed medieval tiny spell & other Merasmus voice spells lasting too long for some players
    • Fixed big ghost getting stuck when map ends
    • Fixed a spot where players could get stuck if entering it under Tiny spell
    • Fixed another case of non-solid pumpkin
    • Tuned respawn time for RED team at last area
  • Updated cp_sunshine_event (Sinshine)
    • Fixed multiple visible nodraws and other texture bugs
    • Fixed nonsolid pumpkin in lobby
    • Fixed trigger bounds in RED spawn
    • Various lighting changes

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

October 25, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Removed ctf_turbine from the Competitive maps list
  • Updated Mann vs. Machine to use the new ping information system already in use for Casual and Competitive matchmaking
    • In particular, parties with members from differing regions should now have a better queue experience
Correction from the Scream Fortress VIII release notes:
  • Added a taunt Unusualifier
    • A new tool that will Unusualify a specific taunt with a random Unusual effect when the tool is applied to the taunt

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

October 25, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Extended Scream Fortress VIII to run through November 16th, 2016
  • Fixed a problem causing some players to receive the incorrect number of Merasmissions
    • Players should receive one Scream Fortress VIII Merasmission per day of the event, for a maximum possible of seven as of today
    • Players who received too few Merasmissions will be able to quickly catch up to the intended amount
    • A small number of players who received too many Merasmissions will not receive any for the next few days
  • Fixed the Tome of Merasmissions displaying an erroneous maximum number
    • All players will have the opportunity to receive twenty-six Merasmissions during this year's event, regardless of number of Merasmissions completed in previous years
  • Fixed a small number of unusuals that did not have the proper displayed quality (unique (golden name) instead of unusual (purple name))
  • Updated the model/materials for The El Paso Poncho
  • Fixed not seeing the correct display name for featured community maps (example: pl_fifthcurve_event vs. Brimstone)
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated mvm_ghost_town to fix error models in the spawn rooms
  • Updated pl_fifthcurve_event (Brimstone)
    • Fixed RED players getting inside BLU's 2nd forward spawn
    • Fixed skull's teeth in hell being non-solid
    • Fixed hell's coffin tune and tiny spell song sometimes playing to the next round from previous round
    • Fixed some players dropping into hell's lava in rare cases
    • Fixed big pumpkin in RED 2nd base being non-solid
  • Updated pd_pit_of_death_event
    • Fixed an exploit which allowed players to enter the enemy spawn
    • Fixed enemy players teleported to the Underworld spawning in one another
    • Fixed finale particles not being drawn from certain distances
    • Fixed certain overlays not rendering
    • Increased damage over time dealt in the Underworld
    • Added climbable props to the platforms near mid
    • Added a nobuild to the area surrounding the portal
    • Added signs in spawns to make the second door more obvious
    • Adjusted respawn times so that the losing team will respawn faster
    • Adjusted health, ammo, and spellbooks around the map
    • Changed the Underworld buff to use the Purgatory buff from Eyeaduct
    • Players killed during the finale will now turn into ghosts
    • Decreased score limit from 5 to 4 points per player

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

October 21, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Fixed spooky OS X crash upon joining a server
  • Fixed not being able to gain progress on Merasmissions

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

October 21, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
Scream Fortress VIII has arrived!

  • Featuring 3 new community maps: Brimstone, Pit of Death, and Maple Ridge Event
  • Added the Creepy Crawly Case
    • Contains 21 new community-created items that make-up the Creepy Crawly Collection
    • Has a chance to give one of 3 community-created Halloween-restricted items as a bonus item
    • Has a chance to give a taunt Unusualifier as a bonus item
  • Added a taunt Unusualifier
    • A new tool that will Unusualify the specified taunt with the Unusual effect listed in the tool's description
    • Can be found as a random bonus item when opening a Creepy Crawly Case
  • Added two new taunts to the Mann Co. Store
    • Taunt: The Victory Lap
    • Taunt: Second Rate Sorcery (community-created)
  • Added 8 new community-created Unusual effects
    • 4 new effects for Unusual hats
    • 4 new effects for Unusual taunts
  • Continue last year's event by collecting the souls of dead players for your Soul Gargoyle by killing enemies, doing map objectives, or collecting the Soul Gargoyles that spawn in the maps
  • Join Halloween matches by selecting the "Halloween" category in Casual
  • Scream Fortress VIII runs through November 9th, 2016
During Scream Fortress VIII
  • All players who launch the game will receive a Soul Gargoyle if they don't already have one from last year's event
    • Grants access to Merasmissions and Halloween item transmutations
    • Tracks Merasmissions completed and souls collected
  • Added 3 new Merasmissions for the featured maps
    • Completing a Merasmission will give players a classic Halloween item and the chance for a Creepy Crawly Case
  • The chance to receive an Unusual item from a case opening has been increased during the event
  • All cases and Mann Co. Supply Crates will grant Halloween 2016 Unusual effects instead of their normal Unusual effects
Matchmaking
  • The Competitive maps list has been updated
    • Added pl_badwater and ctf_turbine
    • Disabled cp_granary and cp_badlands
    • Maps will continue to enter and exit this list over time
  • Added "Load Saved Settings" and "Save Current Settings" buttons to the Casual mode Map Selection menu
    • Search criteria is now manually saved to give players more control over the default settings when the game is launched
  • XP earned in Casual matches has been adjusted to reward players more for their personal contribution to the match
    • XP per point has returned to 6.5 XP per point
    • XP earned for match completion and objective completion now scales based on your score relative to total amount of points scored by everyone in the match
  • Increased the matchmaker's priority of matches with imbalanced teams
    • This should reduce the occurrence of extended imbalanced matches when multiple players leave
General
  • Added the AsiaFortress Cup Season 10 tournament medals
  • Added LBTF2 6v6 Season 13 tournament medals
  • Improved several aspects of texture handling for OS X and Linux clients
    • This should reduce the rate of "Out of memory" errors for players on high texture settings, especially on level change
    • Players still encountering this error can reduce texture quality to medium or lower to greatly improve stability pending further improvements
  • Fixed a missing material issue on cp_sunshine
  • Fixed players not taking damage when exploding as a bombhead without stunning Merasmus
  • Fixed Mann vs. Machine zombies not using the correct skin in Ghost Town outside of the Halloween event
  • Fixed a bug with the vote-kick timer in Mann vs. Machine mode
  • Fixed taunts not restoring the proper weapon when the taunts are finished
  • Fixed the Pomson 6000 playing the shotgun reload sound
  • Updated the sounds made when the Scout shoves someone while using the Shortstop
  • Updated some Merasmus audio files that weren't playing properly
  • Updated the localization files

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

October 12, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Players will now be randomly selected to participate in a survey at the end of Casual and Competitive matches
  • Ongoing improvements to the matchmaking backend to improve match quality and reduce wait times
  • Fixed air-blasts sometimes sending deflected projectiles in random directions when the Pyro is close to enemy players
  • Fixed a case where players joining community bootcamp servers via the server-browser could not select a team
  • Reduced the rate at which players can earn bonus points for extinguishing teammates
  • Fixed a case where players could use the Halloween teleport spell to get outside the map
  • Updated the localization files
  • Community requests
    • Fixed Merasmus not being stunned by bomb-head players on community Halloween maps
    • Added the ability for community Halloween maps to call a truce during a Monoculus or Merasmus fight
      • Can be set via the game rules entity using the SetMapForcedTruceDuringBossFight input
    • Fixed energy weapons not hitting pumpkin bombs, Merasmus props, and RD robots
  • Mann vs. Machine update
    • Fixed the Sentry Buster sound being orphaned if the Sentry Buster detonates while invulnerable
    • Fixed zombies not using the correct skin in Ghost Town
  • Updated cp_snakewater_final1
    • Changes based on community feedback
  • Updated pl_millstone_event
    • Updated bot navigation file, bots now use all routes, won't get stuck so easily and are smarter
    • Fixed woodpile spot where HHH could get stuck
    • Improved clipping on wood piles
    • Fixed missing rooftop texture
    • Fixed a few props flashing at certain angles
    • Fixed a spot in the last area where you could place stickies underground
    • Fixed Monoculus not getting stunned when hit by players exiting purgatory
  • Updated cp_sunshine
    • Blockbulleted spiral staircase on the back of second
    • Added medium ammo to mid near choke
    • Removed clipping over wooden arch going into second from valley
    • Reduced the size of the wooden arch
    • Blockbulleted a few undersides of staircases on last that could catch projectiles
    • Removed a ladder on last

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

September 28, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Fixed some players not being able to click on the new rematch UI elements
  • Fixed the end of round music not playing in Casual matches

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

September 27, 2016 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
Matchmaking

  • Players can now form rematches at the end of a Casual match
    • At the end of a Casual match, players will have 30 seconds to opt-in to a rematch
    • If at least 6 players from BLU and 6 players from RED have chosen to rematch, then a rematch will begin
    • A rematch will use the same teams, map and server
  • Players can now re-queue into Casual Matchmaking during the end of a match
    • Players who decline a rematch or simply don't vote in the rematch voting period will automatically be re-queued
  • Updated the way XP is earned in Casual matches
    • Players will now be awarded more XP based on their team's performance at the end of a match
    • XP is no longer lost for leaving a Casual match early
    • A breakdown of XP sources is now shown when your XP bar fills up
  • Casual matches now more strongly prefer to distribute players to teams based on experience, in order to better avoid creating one-sided matches
  • Casual matches are now more likely to start with fewer than 24 players in lower population game-modes or regions, wherein the wait time for a full match would become excessive
    • The current minimum allowable match size in such situations is twelve players
    • The matchmaker will still attempt to place late-joiners into these matches as they become available
  • Competitive matches no longer terminate when any player abandons the match
    • Bots will now fill in for players who have abandoned, or temporarily disconnected from, Competitive matches
    • Matches that finish at an advantage or disadvantage (e.g. 6v5 or 5v6, not counting any bots) will now result in larger or smaller skill rating adjustments for disadvantaged wins or disadvantaged losses, respectively
    • Competitive matches that lose more than one player per team will keep the current behavior of ending the match
    • Players who abandon Competitive matches still receive a large skill rating penalty and Competitive matchmaking cooldown, regardless of whether a bot was allowed to take their place
  • Greatly improved the reliability of client ping estimates when placing users into matchmaking servers
    • The game client now periodically checks in with the matchmaking server network to estimate ping to each region, and feeds the information back to the matchmaking system
    • This should greatly reduce cases of players being placed in regions to which they have poor ping, even when said regions are geographically nearby
  • The scoreboard now shows the connection status for missing and connecting players
General
  • Added tournament medals for ozfortress Season 16 and Season 17
  • Fixed an exploit related to the Eureka Effect and carrying buildings
  • Fixed Live Streams menu not displaying the list of streams
  • Fixed the flamethrower not drawing the Halloween Spell: Spectral Flame effect during Halloween and Full Moon events
  • Updated the localization files