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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 projectiles causing teleporter exits to detonate
  • Fixed the Huntsman not firing after being charged in the air and landing on the ground while using cl_autoreload
  • Fixed teammates blocking the removal of sappers when using the Homewrecker, Maul, and Neon Annihilator
  • Fixed a bug with the Gloves of Running Urgently that increased the marked for death time to 5 seconds instead of 3
  • Fixed a bug related to orphaned marked for death particles
  • Updated the target ID to be hidden while taunting
  • Updated the Bolt Boy to have two styles like the Bonk Boy
  • Updated the equip_regions for the Bonk Boy and the Bolt Boy
  • Updated the materials for the Boo Balloon
  • Updated pl_cactuscanyon

    • Added stage 3
    • Limited Red flanking route near cliff to Blu spawn in stage 1
    • Added health and ammo inside underpass by Blu spawn in stage 1
    • Adjusted spawn times in stage 2
    • Adjusted health and ammo packs

  • Updated rd_asteroid

    • Mode changes

      • Updated HUD layout
      • Fixed a bug that would prevent players from picking up the reactor core
      • Teams will now spawn 70% faster if their C robots are dead

    • Map changes

      • Fixed unbalanced ammo kits in Blu base near the vault
      • Added flashing light in the vault that will activate when a player is stealing points
      • Added larger one way glass windows to spawn exit doors
      • Added small ammo pack to top of the stairs at the cave exit
      • Shortened length of pipes in vents that require players to crouch
      • Increased track length for A robots. This is to provide more angles of attack.
      • Extended flat area near left spawn exit for Engineers to build teleporters
      • Lowered the health for the A robots from 500 to 300
      • Fixed a bug where the power supply would not disable the flashing alarms when it was captured

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 projectiles causing teleporter exits to detonate
  • Fixed the Huntsman not firing after being charged in the air and landing on the ground while using cl_autoreload
  • Fixed teammates blocking the removal of sappers when using the Homewrecker, Maul, and Neon Annihilator
  • Fixed a bug with the Gloves of Running Urgently that increased the marked for death time to 5 seconds instead of 3
  • Fixed a bug related to orphaned marked for death particles
  • Updated the target ID to be hidden while taunting
  • Updated the Bolt Boy to have two styles like the Bonk Boy
  • Updated the equip_regions for the Bonk Boy and the Bolt Boy
  • Updated the materials for the Boo Balloon
  • Updated pl_cactuscanyon
    • Added stage 3
    • Limited Red flanking route near cliff to Blu spawn in stage 1
    • Added health and ammo inside underpass by Blu spawn in stage 1
    • Adjusted spawn times in stage 2
    • Adjusted health and ammo packs

  • Updated rd_asteroid
    • Mode changes
      • Updated HUD layout
      • Fixed a bug that would prevent players from picking up the reactor core
      • Teams will now spawn 70% faster if their C robots are dead
    • Map changes
      • Fixed unbalanced ammo kits in Blu base near the vault
      • Added flashing light in the vault that will activate when a player is stealing points
      • Added larger one way glass windows to spawn exit doors
      • Added small ammo pack to top of the stairs at the cave exit
      • Shortened length of pipes in vents that require players to crouch
      • Increased track length for A robots. This is to provide more angles of attack.
      • Extended flat area near left spawn exit for Engineers to build teleporters
      • Lowered the health for the A robots from 500 to 300
      • Fixed a bug where the power supply would not disable the flashing alarms when it was captured
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Graham Smith)

So saxxy it hurts.

Every year Valve hold the Saxxy Awards to encourage and round-up the very best Source Filmmaker creations, and every year the submissions are almost solely set inside the Team Fortress 2 universe. That’s perhaps because they’re Valve’s most expressive characters and because TF2′s manic world is most easily bent towards drama and comedy, but for the just-announced 4th annual Saxxy Awards, Valve are encouraging submissions from other games. Mainly: Portal 2.

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The Saxxy Awards, Valve's annual Source Filmmaker competition, is now in its fourth year, and to shake things up a bit they're encouraging players/directors to make films about something other than Team Fortress 2 - namely Portal. All of Portal 2's assets (minus, er, the portals and a few other things) can now be downloaded into SFM as free DLC, enabling that Spy vs Wheatley crossover animation that (probably) hasn't been able to exist until now. That isn't the only content pack headed to the program either: Puny Human are offering up select assets from Blade Symphony too.



The deadline for submissions this year is September 24th, giving you just under two months to create your masterpiece. You'll find the guidelines for the awards here.



If you need inspiration and/or films to compare your efforts to, be sure to check out the winners from last year. This one won best short:



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 CTF HUD
  • Fixed the CTF HUD not updating properly
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 CTF HUD
  • Fixed the CTF HUD not updating properly
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 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

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 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

TF2 Blog




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.



TF2 Blog




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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