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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:
Matchmaking
  • Players can now form rematches at the end of a Casual match
    • At the end of a Casual match, players will have 30 seconds to opt-in to a rematch
    • If at least 6 players from BLU and 6 players from RED have chosen to rematch, then a rematch will begin
    • A rematch will use the same teams, map and server
  • Players can now re-queue into Casual Matchmaking during the end of a match
    • Players who decline a rematch or simply don't vote in the rematch voting period will automatically be re-queued
  • Updated the way XP is earned in Casual matches
    • Players will now be awarded more XP based on their team's performance at the end of a match
    • XP is no longer lost for leaving a Casual match early
    • A breakdown of XP sources is now shown when your XP bar fills up
  • Casual matches now more strongly prefer to distribute players to teams based on experience, in order to better avoid creating one-sided matches
  • Casual matches are now more likely to start with fewer than 24 players in lower population game-modes or regions, wherein the wait time for a full match would become excessive
    • The current minimum allowable match size in such situations is twelve players
    • The matchmaker will still attempt to place late-joiners into these matches as they become available
  • Competitive matches no longer terminate when any player abandons the match
    • Bots will now fill in for players who have abandoned, or temporarily disconnected from, Competitive matches
    • Matches that finish at an advantage or disadvantage (e.g. 6v5 or 5v6, not counting any bots) will now result in larger or smaller skill rating adjustments for disadvantaged wins or disadvantaged losses, respectively
    • Competitive matches that lose more than one player per team will keep the current behavior of ending the match
    • Players who abandon Competitive matches still receive a large skill rating penalty and Competitive matchmaking cooldown, regardless of whether a bot was allowed to take their place
  • Greatly improved the reliability of client ping estimates when placing users into matchmaking servers
    • The game client now periodically checks in with the matchmaking server network to estimate ping to each region, and feeds the information back to the matchmaking system
    • This should greatly reduce cases of players being placed in regions to which they have poor ping, even when said regions are geographically nearby
  • The scoreboard now shows the connection status for missing and connecting players
General
  • Added tournament medals for ozfortress Season 16 and Season 17
  • Fixed an exploit related to the Eureka Effect and carrying buildings
  • Fixed Live Streams menu not displaying the list of streams
  • Fixed the flamethrower not drawing the Halloween Spell: Spectral Flame effect during Halloween and Full Moon events
  • 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:
  • Internal changes to the way the client talks to the Valve gameserver network in preparation for future changes to the matchmaking ping system
TF2 Blog


Tip of the Hats is a charity event hosted and supported by members of the TF2 community. Last weekend they raised over $180,000 for Children's Oncology Services, Inc! Congratulations to everyone involved in Tip of the Hats 2016, and thanks for continuing to be the greatest community in gaming history!


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 case where crouching was used to see outside of the playable area. This could be exploited to place buildings at invalid locations.
  • Fixed regression that prevented valid building placements
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 regression in Mann vs. Machine where stunned bots could not pick-up the bomb
  • Fixed being able to damage enemies through gates with the Cow Mangler 5000
  • Fixed an exploit related to placing buildings outside of the playable space
  • Updated the localization files
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Tip of the Hats 2016 is starting this coming weekend! Join the fun September 16th through the 18th, from 9am to 9pm PST, or check out the live stream on Twitch. Tip of the Hats is a charity event hosted and supported by members of the TF community. Since 2013, it has raised over $320,000 for Children's Oncology Services, Inc. (COSI), which offers camps and other programs that allow kids with cancer to just be kids. With your help, COSI can offer these services at little to no cost to their families. Click here to learn more, and follow their Twitter here!


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 an exploit related to not respawning in the spawn room at the beginning of Casual and Competitive matches
  • Fixed Pyros griefing teammates by attacking them with the flamethrower
  • Fixed Medics getting a permanent speed boost after healing a charging Demoman
  • Fixed Medics getting the Demoman's charging speed when using Mediguns other than The Quick-Fix
  • Fixed the Strange Razorback double-counting the number Spies shocked
  • Fixed a bug related to the Sniper's zoom and taunting
  • Fixed players being able to pick-up the PASS Time jack while they are stunned
  • Increased the matchmaking system's preference for matching large pre-made parties against each other in Casual Mode. This should result in more balanced matches, but may cause a slight increase in queue times for larger parties.
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:
  • Fix the Righteous Bison projectiles colliding with, but not impacting, some doors (ex. the BLU spawn doors of cp_mountainlab)
  • Updated the localization files
TF2 Blog


Prepare yourself, the UGC League Fall Season is about to start! Join the 1,000 teams that played last season for some competitive TF2 action! The first week of matches starts late this month: September 21st for 6v6, September 24th for 4v4, and September 26th for Highlander.


UGC has over 8,000 players in divisions across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. Players from any of these regions are encouraged to sign up and join the fun! Remember, October 4th is the last day that teams can sign up. Visit the UGC website for more information.


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The European Team Fortress 2 League (ETF2L) Season 25 schedule and signups have opened! The season is kicking off with a 6v6 cup, testing new maps and weapon pickups. Signups are open until September 15th at 21:00 CEST. Any 6v6 or Fun Team that has 6 players on the roster at the end of signups is eligible to participate. Click here to sign up and get more information!


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