Product Update - Valve

Compendium Reward Released: Mini-Pudge Courier and Level 50 Alternate Style
Compendium Reward Released: Chat Emoticons
Compendium Reward Released: Weather Effects (equip-able in the Global loadout)
Compendium Reward Released: Alternate Styles for Lt. Squawkins

Added Live Rewind feature for spectators
Gold border added to top bar if a teammate can buyback when dead
Placing your cursor over an Ultimate diamond in the top bar will show you it's cooldown.
Fixed a bug where the buyback toast would get stuck on.
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 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
Product Update - Valve
Tower Wars combines elements of tower defense, RTS, and all-out multi-player mayhem to bring you a completely unique experience, delivered with a fun and funny not-so-old world style!

Along with the third season of competitive play, the latest updates include new ranked maps, gameplay changes, and an extended tutorial. Check it out!

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:

  • 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
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 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
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 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
Product Update - Valve
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
Product Update - Valve
Compendium Reward Released: Added Favorite Hero Challenge
Select a Favorite Hero in the compendium, and try out the new in-game performance analysis tool
Compendium Reward Released: Added 1v1 Practice Mode
Practice solo midlane against one other player

Team matchmaking is now merged into ranked matchmaking
To play as a team, prepare a party of five for ranked matchmaking. Then select the option to play using the team identity.
Max team roster size increased from 5 to 7. Any team roster change will reset the team MMR.
You may not create a team or be a member of a team until you reach level 13. (Existing teams with players lower than level 13 are not removed from the roster, but will be prevented from matchmaking.)
Abandonment rules and available game modes are now the same as ordinary ranked matchmaking.
You may not participate in team matchmaking while in the low priority matchmaking pool.
Teams will only be matched against other ranked parties of five, preferably against other parties playing using a team identity, but potentially against ordinary parties not using a team identity.

Visual update to the Hero Picker and Loadout Browser.
Combined co-op and normal bot match tabs.
Several ability and item tooltip adjustments.
Updated controls when watching replays, it now auto-hides at the bottom of the screen.
Team profiles for pro teams now only display official player names, and have limited right-click options.
Game end scoreboard now shows rank changes and fantasy points in ranked and league matches, respectively.
Added a Player Score details popup to the Fantasy Roster and Matchup pages.
Spectators can now see item tooltips on purchase announcements.

While in game, changing the camera zoom level is now smooth.
Double tapping Select All will now center the camera on your hero.
Fixed bug where panning the camera or clicking on the minimap did not immediately update the camera's height.
Spectators can now zoom out while using the Directed Camera, Free Camera, and Hero Chase Camera.
Fixed a bug in Showcase View where if you clicked on another unit to begin dragging the camera, you would move to that hero.
Increased the click radius for selecting another unit in Showcase View.
Showcase View no longer defaults to the front of the selected unit, unless it’s the first time, or unless the player is in another player’s perspective (including broadcasters).
Fixed a bug where the camera’s transition into Showcase View would rotate in an awkward way.

Improved effectiveness of language matching in the matchmaking algorithm.

Added bot for Bristleback.

Fixed a bug where Tether could sometimes move Io towards the previously Tethered unit instead
Fixed large stacks of Thirst sometimes letting you run through Kinetic Field and Pounce's Leash
Fixed Cleave not hurting units that are currently being teleported to
Fixed an issue with Sleight of Fist and Disarm not interacting properly
Fixed Huskar's Burning Spears malfunctioning on rare occasions
Fixed Ember Spirit sometimes being affected by damage reflection while invulnerable in Sleight of Fist
Daedalus now plays the crit sound on an attack connecting, rather than on attack start
Product Update - Valve
Serious Sam 2 Now With Steamworks!

Serious Sam 2 has just been updated with support for Steamworks, to eliminate the need for Gamespy since the service has been announced to be officially closed on May 31st of this year.

The update also includes:
- fixed problems with FOV on widescreen resolutions,
- fixed wrong rendering of Uzi weapon in first person.

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 client crash related to the HUD weapon selection menu

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