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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:


  • Fixed a case where move speeds could be exploited using player view angles
  • Fixed an exploit related to Bonk! Atomic Punch and Crit-a-Cola
  • Fixed cosmetic items not using the correct team skins when attached to ragdolls
  • Fixed a bug related to cancelling the Eureka Effect taunt and teleporting immediately
  • Fixed baseballs causing teleporter exits to detonate
  • Updated The Five-Month Shadow to fix a paint-related problem
  • Updated The Merc's Mohawk so it can be equipped by all classes
  • Updated the equip_region for the Exquisite Rack
  • Updated beta map pl_cactuscanyon

    • Redesigned the alternate window route over the choke point by stage 2 capture point 1
    • Window overlooking second stage final capture point is now a doorway
    • Removed stairs leading to back barn in stage 2 near final capture point
    • Back alley behind water tank in stage 2 is now a 1-way drop down
    • Added small health pack in the small room off the back stairwell flank near stage 1 capture point 2
    • Fixed players building in spawn rooms

  • Updated beta map rd_asteroid

    • Mode changes

      • Players must steal at least 25 points before they can leave the vault with the reactor core
      • Updated power core pick up sound
      • Updated robot death effects and sounds
      • Updated HUD layout

    • Map changes

      • Layout has been adjusted with the overall goal of increasing players ability to participate in creating points for their team
      • Added terrain path and cave entrance under mid bridge. Exit is located near the large row of windows. Cave contains a medium health pack
      • Widened play space near cave exit leading into large row of windows
      • Added small ammo pack to underwater flank that leads to enemy reactor vault
      • Added small health kit to staging area before the interior battlements
      • Reduced ammo pack near vault from full to medium
      • Added alcove near front door staging area
      • Robots have been rearranged

        • A robots now circle the staircase near the front door
        • B robots now roam the interior bridge above the water

      • Enabled flashing lights when a team's power reactor has been stolen
      • Fixed broken stair collision when exiting the water near the bridge. In some cases it would push players back into the water.
      • Added player blocker to ledge above exterior battlements
      • Widened glass tunnel flank doorway near C robots
      • Increased attackers spawn time by 1 second

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The folks over at Source Filmmaker have just announced the Fourth Annual Saxxy Awards, and in the process dropped a bombshell: they've also added a Portal content pack as SFM DLC, and invited the Portal community to submit Portal videos to the Saxxy Awards for the first time. This means that this year more than ever, Team Fortress will be forced to compete on the same Saxxy Awards stage as Portal. And this could spell trouble for the Saxxy Awards janitors, since the resulting bloodbath from the absolute creative eviscerating TF2's going to give the Portal community will clog up the drainage system for weeks.




But the time for big talking is over. Now it's time for action. And that means us leaving the stage after all the fun big talking and letting you do all the actual work. Check out the Source Filmmaker blog for rules and more details on the Saxxy Awards. And remember: Portals are just holes. You know what else are just holes? Toilets. Anyway, good luck to Toilet 2.



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The TF2 Retrospective event is taking place from July 23rd to July 27th at the sold-out Euskal Encounter XXII in Bilbao, Spain! Organized by the Bad Wolf team, Retrospective is a massive LAN tournament with over 150 players already signed up from Canada, Ireland, Russia, France and more. Check it out live on exTV this Thursday!



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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:


  • Fixed a client crash related to particle effects
  • Fixed the quickplay menu not remembering the Advanced Options settings after using the Play Beta Maps option
  • Fixed the Festive Sapper not having a skin for the Blu team
  • Added a new startup music track from Expiration Date
  • Added a Headset style for the Greased Lightning
  • Updated the Conga taunt to play sounds on the client instead of the server
  • Updated several materials to fix issues caused by mat_picmip
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated beta map pl_cactuscanyon

    • Redesign of the first half of stage 2. Blu team now pushes up the first hill
    • Removed the death pit in the first barn building of stage 1
    • Ammo increased in stage 2
    • Fixed Red building in the spawn room of stage 2

  • Updated beta map rd_asteroid

    • Mode changes

      • Power Cores and Reactor Cores now add their point value to a team's score over time
      • Reduced the rate at which points can be stolen from 15 per second to 10 per second
      • Robots now heal 5 health per second to nearby friendly players
      • The HUD has been reworked

        • Inverted the layout to better represent the layout of the level
        • Added progress bars to represent each team's score
        • Potential point gains from stolen reactor cores are now visually represented on the score progress bars
        • Thief icon now moves across the score board relative to the thief's position in the level
        • Updated thief icon to represent both the color of the power core stolen and the color of the thief's team

      • Added new strings to the win panel that explain why the team won
      • Replaced the current "points being stolen" sound with a new sound
      • Added better collision hulls to robot models
      • Reworked robot skins to reduce similarity to the Ubercharged skin
      • Sentry guns no longer target Ubercharged robots

    • Map changes

      • Layout has been adjusted with the overall goal of improving visibility of teammates
      • Removed spawn teleporter
      • Reduced map size by removing the front lobby and cave sections
      • Added terrain paths on the sides of the mid bridge
      • Increased width of the mid bridge
      • Removed doors that locked when A and B robots were active
      • Robots have been rearranged:

        • A robots now roam the bridge above the water
        • B robots now roam around the floor in front of the vault
        • C robots now roam around the upper deck

      • Added more line of sight blockers to the water room to provide better cover during combat engagements
      • Reduced travel time for the water flanking route under the interior bridge
      • Added a drop down to enter the water room from the front door staging area
      • Increased size of the glass room near C robots to provide flanking cover to use against sentries that are placed at the corner of the upper deck
      • Increased width of vault corridors
      • Reworked vent route that leads to the vault, no longer need to crouch jump on exit
      • Moved left spawn exit forward to reduce effectiveness of spawn camping
      • Added a resupply cabinet to the right side spawn exit
      • Re-positioned health and ammo pickup locations
      • Added ramp collision to stairs
      • Changed setup time from 60 seconds to 40 seconds
      • Changed power reactor max return time from 90 seconds to 60 seconds
      • Fixed gap in the death pit that allowed players to survive

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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

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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:


  • 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.



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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:


  • 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
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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:


  • 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
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