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Team Fortress 2 Update Released

May 17, 2013 - 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:
Source Engine Changes

  • Fixed server CPU spikes caused by compression of string tables and packets.
  • Added sv_netspike, sv_netspike_sendtime_ms, and sv_netspike_output convars for investigating server performance
  • net_compresspackets_minsize default value increased to 1024. This convar now also determines the threshold to determine when a "fragment" (logical game network message, before being broken up into network packets) is compressed.
  • Added vprof_vtrace and vprof_report_oninterval convars, and tweaked vprof_dump_spikes and vprof_dump_oninterval to reduce output
Team Fortress 2
  • Added the Robotic Boogaloo community update:
  • Fixed a chat exploit that would cause other clients to timeout from dedicated servers
  • Updated the Mann Co. Store
    • Added RoboCrate Keys
    • Added A Random RoboKey Gift
    • Added Pile of RoboKey Gifts
    • Backpack Expanders on sale at 80% off
  • Updated the localization files