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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 rd_asteroid to fix another problem with respawn times for Blu attackers
TF2 Blog
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 rd_asteroid

    • Fixed incorrect respawn times for Blu attackers
    • Fixed missing kill triggers in pits
    • Added blockers to starting gates to prevent engineers from building outside the base before the round starts
    • Added medium health kit near large ammo pack at the front doors of each base
    • Removed the ability to create buildings in the lasers
    • Removed chair prop from vent access room near vault

  • Updated pl_cactuscanyon

    • Prevented players from shooting over the fences by the mid building in stage 2
    • Prevented players from shooting between spawns in stage 2
    • Fixed a bug which prevented Blu team from winning upon a successful capture
    • Fixed players getting under the terrain near the first Blu Spawn in stage 1

TF2 Blog
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 Mann Co. Beta Maps - Early Access program

    • Added 2 new beta maps: RD_Asteroid and PL_CactusCanyon
    • Beta maps can be accessed via the quickplay menu by clicking the Play Beta Maps option

  • Added a new startup music track from Expiration Date
  • Added UGC Highlander Season 12, UGC 6v6 Season 14, UGC 4v4 Season 1, and Tumblr Vs Reddit Season 2 medals
  • Fixed the server browser not properly filtering for the "US - East" region when selected
  • Fixed a bug where players that are taunting would not be playing the correct animation
  • Fixed Australium weapons using the incorrect arm skin for the Blue team
  • Fixed Mutated Milk not being a valid item for the Scout's Special Delivery item set
  • Fixed The Stealth Steeler not using the correct team materials
  • Fixed some festive weapons using the lowest LOD for the first person view
  • Minigun: Winding up via secondary attack now counts toward reducing the one-second accuracy penalty
  • Updated the equip_regions for The Southie Shinobi, The Chronomancer, and The Pencil Pusher
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated The Towering Pillar of Summer Shades

    • Fixed not using the correct team materials
    • Updated to be paintable



  • Reminder - Bread Boxes can no longer be crafted after tomorrow (July 9th)

    • Craft them via the crafting system (Items->Crafting->Special Blueprint->Fabricate Bread Box)

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Have you ever wanted to construct battle arenas where mercenaries fight to the death over important global issues, but found you would rather shoot people in those arenas instead of riveting things that need riveted? We ve got a position for you! Now is your chance to boss around the little guy as you stand on the ground floor of cutting edge environment construction!



We need volunteers that are capable of putting these spaces through the wringer. We want to make sure they stand the test of time for future generations of mercenaries, so they may also enjoy the simple things in life, such as detonating explosive ordinance, setting men on fire and conga dancing.



This is your chance to help guide the direction of TF2. You will get to participate in the development process as we cycle through different iterations of gameplay, based on your feedback.



FAQ:



How do I participate?



  • Click on Play Multiplayer, enable Play Beta Maps checkbox, and then choose a mode to play.



Why are you running a maps Beta?



  • We would like to include the community early in the development process to gather feedback as we try variations in the map layout and game play mechanics.



What sorts of things can I do to help the development process?



  • Continually playing the maps is one of the biggest ways you can help us develop. Having servers full of users interacting with each other quickly points out problems with the gameplay that need to be addressed.



How do I submit feedback?



  • To help gather feedback, send us links to discussions happening on your favorite community forum. Or you can write us directly to express your thoughts. We will also be joining servers to play alongside you, shooting down enemies for the greater benefit of the team.



Will the maps be changing a lot?



  • Yes. There will be times when a change will be needed. That change may be as small as moving a health kit to a different room or it may be a larger change, such as reworking an entire section of the layout.



Are the game mode rules final?



  • No. We may see drastic swings in rule sets to make comparisons to previous versions. We may change the rule set one update only to find the previous iteration was better.



Are there Beta map servers? Can we host our own?



  • Yes and Yes. We're running a set of official Valve Beta servers using quick play matchmaking. Community server owners are welcome to host beta maps.



TF2 Blog
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 a new startup music track from Expiration Date
  • Fixed a client crash related to the B.A.S.E. Jumper
  • Fixed an exploit related to the B.A.S.E. Jumper and supply cabinets
  • Updated the B.A.S.E. Jumper backpack to use an open model when the parachute is deployed
  • Fixed a few crates not displaying which Unusual Series they can potentially output
  • Fixed a client crash caused by applying a tool to an empty backpack slot
  • Removed the shot effect for The Classic in DirectX 8
  • Updated the name of The Senguko Scorcher to be The Sengoku Scorcher
  • Updated the Summer Starter Kit and Summer Adventure Pack to be marketable
  • Updated the localization files
TF2 Blog
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:


  • Reverted the recent stickybomb damage ramp up change. We will continue to evaluate the use of stickybomb air detonations and potential changes to that mechanic.
  • Fixed being able to taunt with enemies between spawn room doors
  • Fixed a problem with The Senguko Scorcher's materials
  • Updated the Towering Pillar of Summer Shades so they are marketable
  • Updated the attribute description for the Back Scatter to better explain what it does
  • Updated the localization files
TF2 Blog
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 client crash related to the B.A.S.E. Jumper
  • Updated the prioritization method used when choosing which partner taunt to join such that players under the crosshair will have the highest priority.
  • Fixed The Classic scope not being drawn correctly in DirectX 8
  • Fixed the Tide Turner and Chargin' Targe doing impact damage at any range
  • Fixed the Tide Turner refilling the Charge meter on any decapitation
  • Updated the B.A.S.E. Jumper to prevent buying unusable upgrades in Mann vs. Machine
  • Fixed Lugermorph animations
TF2 Blog
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 a new startup music track from Expiration Date
  • Added a crafting recipe for The Back Scatter
  • Fixed a client crash caused by Strange Fists
  • Fixed players using the partner taunts to enter enemy spawn rooms
  • Fixed a regression with the Disco Beat Down unusual effect
  • Fixed The Classic automatically zooming in after going through a teleporter while charging
  • Updated The Tide Turner to also refill the charge meter from impact kills
Jun 18, 2014
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Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically. The major changes include:



  • Love & War Update

    • Added 5 new weapons, 15 new taunts, and 43 cosmetic items for the Love & War update
    • Partner Taunts can now be performed with the opposing team
    • Added a new Taunt Loadout with 8 slots so multiple taunts can be equipped at the same time

      • Taunts are no longer equipped in the Action Slot
      • Pressing the Taunt key in game now brings up the new Taunt Selection menu
      • Pressing the taunt key while the Taunt Selection menu is open performs a weapon taunt, or joins a partner taunt

  • Mann Co. Store

    • Added 15 new taunts and a taunt bundle
    • Added 5 new weapons and a weapon bundle
    • Added 44 new cosmetics and a cosmetic bundle
    • Added "Taunt" category into the store
    • Added Mann Co. Stockpile Crate Key
    • The "Hats" and "Misc" categories have been merged into "Cosmetics"

  • Items

    • Added the Mann Co. Stockpile Crate to the droplist

      • Each Mann Co. Stockpile Crate can be repeatedly shuffled to contain a set of 4 possible items

    • Added the Mann Co. Audition Reel. Contains taunts and a rare chance at an unusual taunt
    • Updated Mann Co. Crates to display which Unusual Series they can potentially output
    • Added Bread Box Special Crafting Recipe. This recipe will no longer be available after July 9th, 2014. Items from the Bread box have a chance to be strange.
    • Added crafting recipes for newly added weapons
    • Added Killstreak Kits to MvM for newly added weapons
    • Added OzFortress Season 11 tournament medals

  • Weapon changes and updates

    • With The Hitman's Heatmaker, pressing reload now activates focus when it is full
    • The Axtinguisher now does mini-crit damage from the front and full crit damage from behind to burning targets
    • The Bushwacka can no longer randomly crit
    • All mini-guns now have damage and accuracy ramp up after they start firing. Full accuracy and damage is reached 1 second after firing.
    • All Demoman stickybombs now have damage ramp up. Full damage is reached 2 seconds after firing.
    • Updated Loch-n-Load reload animation
    • Sentry bullets are now affected by damage falloff outside of sentry scan range
    • Sentry bullet damage has been changed so it calculates damage based on the sentry's position, not the Engineer's

  • Misc Changes

    • Updated the Halloween holiday to automatically be enabled when the server runs an _event map
    • Added a check to prevent achievement announcement spam
    • Converted several weapon models to use the c_models system
    • Updated the localization files

  • Bug Fixes

    • Fixed an exploit where charging Demoman could turn more than allowed
    • Fixed a bug where Halloween spellbooks were overriding PDAs and Disguise Kits
    • Fixed The Director's Vision taunt not playing both variations for the Pyro
    • Fixed the Pyro's spell audio not sounding like the rest of the Pyro's audio
    • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause items to unequip themselves
    • Fixed a dedicated server crash related to using 'mp_forcecamera 0' with one player on the server
    • Fixed a regression with the trigger_gravity entity not correctly applying its settings
    • Fixed another exploit where Engineer buildings could build up a large amount of health
    • Fixed a server performance issue related to the item_teamflag entity
    • Fixed the itemtest command

      • Fixed cosmetics shared between multiple classes not rendering correctly
      • Updated the cosmetic item list to sort by name

  • Map Fixes

    • Updated cp_granary

      • Removed collision from lights and small props protruding from walls
      • Fixed collision on fences
      • Fixed the tire props near Blu's forward spawn so players may no longer jump up to the spawn door platform
      • Fixed players shooting through gaps around forward spawn doors
      • Fixed door protruding through roof on Red's forward spawn
      • Fixed a collision bug that gave players access to the roof above Red's spawn door
      • Prevented players from building inside spawn room doors
      • Adjusted area portals to improve rendering and performance

    • Updated koth_harvest_final

      • Added metal panel prop to Blu building, which now mirrors the jump up on the Red side
      • Small performance increase through prop fade adjustments
      • Players can no longer build inside spawn doors

    • Updated pl_upward

      • Fixed physics debris triggering the payload cart s finale explosion


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