Product Update - Valve
Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Fixed Unicode characters getting stripped from player names
Product Update - Valve
Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Added sv_namechange_cooldown_seconds, to throttle clients from changing their name too rapidly. (Defaults to 20 seconds)
  • Added sv_netspike_on_reliable_snapshot_overflow to selectively enable the automatic dumping of netspike file if a client drops due to "reliable snapshot overflow" (defaults to 0, which disables the debugging)
  • Added check to prevent player names from containing color codes
  • setinfo console command will now reject attempts to set / change convars with any unusual characters

Team Fortress 2
  • Fix a bug that caused gameservers to not properly receive client inventory updates. (Frequent cause of the "The server you are playing on has lost connection to the item server" error message.)
  • Fixed not being able to equip all-class items properly
  • Fixed the DX8 water effect
  • Fixed the Beggar's Bazooka misfiring with 100% crits after firing a crit rocket
  • Fixed the Strange Sandman not accepting the Posthumous Kills strange part
Product Update - Valve
Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Fixed a client crash on exit (after connecting to a server using sv_pure)
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 Pyromania cosmetic items to the Mann Co. store
  • All ash-related items have been faded away to dust
  • Fixed Strange Escape Plans not counting kills
  • Fixed missing strings for the ESL medals
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 ESL Season VI and Season VII medals
  • Fixed a client/server crash when re-connecting to the item server
  • Fixed The Business Casual tie not being blue for the Blue team
  • Fixed body groups not hiding correctly on ragdolls
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 new options for Pyrovision to the Advanced Options dialog
    • Added enable/disable for the HUD border
    • Added the ability to make the HUD border static
    • Added the ability to turn off the skybox depth of field
  • Fixed The Sandvich and The Buffalo Steak Sandvich using the wrong models when thrown
  • Fixed not seeing the blue team skin for the Robot Chicken Hat
  • Fixed not seeing team colors on the sleeves for The Equalizer and The Escape Plan
  • Fixed The Escape Plan allowing medic calls
  • Fixed The Beggar's Bazooka exploding on random targets in the world when overloading
  • Fixed The Hitman's Heatmaker bodyshot damage penalty affecting the Sniper's other weapons
  • Fixed The Amputator's radius heal effect applying to players who have The Escape Plan deployed
  • Fixed the Rainblower taunt attacking players through walls
  • Optimized the Rainblower taunt particles
  • Updated Sd_Doomsday
    • Fixed rocket lid staying open sometimes after a player drops the Australium on the lift
    • Fixed case where the lift could continue traveling up when a player with the Australium died at the same time he touched the lift
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated the gamehaptics file:
    • Added recoil/reload/draw/crit forces for the Baby Face's Blaster
    • Added new recoil forces for The Beggar's Bazooka, The Cleaner's Carbine, The Hitman's Heatmaker, The Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol and The Scorch Shot
    • Added more detail to the reloads for the Scattergun, the Baby Face's Blaster, the SMG, and The Cleaner's Carbine
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 when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM, CS:S)
  • Fixed a problem that allowed spoofed IP addresses to make connections to the game server

Team Fortress 2
  • Teddy Roosebelt can now get assists in Pyrovision
  • Fixed Pyrovision sometimes activating in killcams for more than just weapons and cosmetics
  • Fixed exploit where the Scorch Shot could fire its short range kill pellet at the very beginning of the taunt
  • Fixed blood getting sprayed on the world in some cases in Low Violence and Pyrovision
  • Fixed decapitations creating head gibs in Low Violence and Pyrovision
  • Fixed Hitman’s Heatmaker headshot not properly getting counted on the scoreboard
  • Fixed tracers being fired for other weapons (SMGs) while in focus
  • Fixed Sydney Sleeper’s bonus not properly protecting against Decapitating Headshots
  • Added team color to rainbow-showered players in Pyrovision
  • Updated localization files

Counter-Strike: Source
  • Added ConVars sv_rcon_maxpacketsize and sv_rcon_maxpacketbans to allow server admins to control the maximum RCON packet size and whether or not users get banned for exceeding that limit. The defaults reflect the existing behavior.
  • Fixed not being able to import custom spray images on Macs
  • Fixed Macs cancelling http map downloads that take longer than 30 seconds
  • Updated the HTML renderer for displaying server MOTD
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 sd_doomsday to the mapcycle files
  • Fixed exploit that allowed Beggar's Bazooka to indefinitely hold rockets in the chamber without misfiring
  • Fixed hatless hats not not-drawing correctly
  • Fixed bugs with The Hitman’s Heatmaker
    • Headshot kills now properly decapitate
    • Bodyshot damage penalty is properly applied
    • Fixed sound issues while in focus
  • Fixed missing DX8 particle effects
  • Fixed seeing through Sniper fences in 2Fort when using Pyrovision
  • Fixed the second style for the Robot Chicken hat
  • Teddy Roosebelt can now get assist credits
  • Updated sd_doomsday:
    • Players can now fall into the launch pad after the rocket lifts off
    • Optimized some prop_dynamics to reduce server hitching
    • Engineers can no longer build teleporters behind the spawn
    • Players will no longer get pushed through the terrain if the elevator falls on them
    • Death pits now kill dead ringer Spies
    • Lowered the frequency of announcer lines
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Added ConVars sv_rcon_maxpacketsize and sv_rcon_maxpacketbans to allow server admins to control the maximum RCON packet size and whether or not users get banned for exceeding that limit. The defaults reflect the existing behavior.
  • Fixed not being able to import custom spray images on Macs
  • Fixed Macs cancelling http map downloads that take longer than 30 seconds

Team Fortress 2
  • Added Pyrovision!
  • Added new game mode Special Delivery and map Doomsday!
  • Friendly players glow when carrying the flag
  • Fixed rare cases where flag could fall out of the world
  • Fixed cases where the Payload HUD looked like the cart is still on a hill when it isn't
  • Fixed cases where some clients didn't receive broadcasts about long continuous particle effects being started or stopped
  • Updated the HTML renderer for displaying server MOTD
  • Votes created by a dedicated server no longer trigger a failed vote cooldown
  • Fixed map triggered annotation events not working on dedicated servers
  • Fixed the game crashing if tempents are created that use invalid materials
  • Using a Name Tag while in game notifies everyone of the name change
  • Fixed Strange Part: Projectiles Reflected not tracking grenade and sentry rocket deflections
  • Added new items
    • City on Fire item sets
    • Pyroland weapons and cosmetics
    • Community-contributed cosmetic items for all classes
    • Mysterious treasures have been incinerated, but are now craftable
    • Added crafting recipe for Pile of Ash
    • Scorched Keys are now available in the store for a limited time
    • New promo item
  • Weapon balancing changes
    • Gloves of Running Urgently
      • Removed self-damage over time penalty
      • Heavy takes mini-crits while active and for 3 seconds after switching away
      • Attack damage penalty reduced from -50% to -25%
    • Tomislav
      • Spin-up speed bonus reduced from +40% to +10%
    • Quick-Fix
      • Medic mirrors blast jump of their heal target
    • Crusader's Crossbow
      • Reload speed time reduced by +40%
    • Cozy Camper
      • Regenerates 1 heath per second
      • Reduced movement penalty from -90% to -80%
    • Sticky Jumper and Rocket Jumper
      • Added 'flying' sound to blast jumps
    • The Concheror
      • Changed rage building source from "damage done and damage received" to only "damage done"
      • Increased the rate at which Rage builds for this item by +25%
    • The Equalizer
      • Removed player move speed modification and added it to a new item named The Escape Plan
      • All owners of the Equalizer will be automatically granted The Escape Plan
    • Crit-a-Cola
      • Added +25% increased movement speed while active
      • Increased duration from 6 to 8 seconds
    • Atomic Bonk
      • Increased duration from 6 to 8 seconds
    • All Flamethrowers
      • Increased base damage by +10%.
    • Backburner
      • Removed +10% damage bonus attribute
      • Note: Because of base damage increase, damage remains unchanged
    • Degreaser
      • Added -10% damage penalty attribute
      • Note: Because of base damage increase, damage remains unchanged
    • Phlogistinator
      • Damage defense while taunting reduced from -90% to -75%
  • Item bug fixes
    • Fixed sentry sometimes spawning in shielded mode while the Wrangler was equipped, but not deployed
    • Improved visual and audio cues for when the Manmelter is ready to fire
    • Fixed Manmelter being able to earn crits via friendly Pyro self-damage
    • Fixed Scotch Bonnet's blue team skin not showing
    • Fixed Unarmed Combat's taunt not working
    • Unarmed Combat's color now matches the team using it
    • Fixed the Apparition's Aspect showing a burning texture in DX8
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 Liquor Locker
  • Fixed a rare case where the offensive/defensive buff particle effects could get stuck on players
  • Fixed the Spy's cloak effect not working properly for The Texas Half-Pants and the Something Special For Someone Special
  • Fixed the Gentle Manne's Service Medal not being drawn when equipped
  • Updated some of the localization files
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