Product Update - Valve
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
Product Update - Valve
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
Product Update - Valve
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"
Product Update - Valve
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
Product Update - Valve
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
Product Update - Valve
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
Product Update - Valve
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
Product Update - Valve
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
Product Update - Valve
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
Product Update - Valve
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
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