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Sign ups are still open (Four for the KritzKast Low-Fi Offclass Cup until Saturday 12:00AM EST. Interested in something a little different? Players are limited to no more than two of each: Pyro, Sniper, or Spy and only one Heavy, Engineer, or Medic. There's a few unlocks white listed as well, more details can be found in their announcement. Specific sign up details are available here.

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Thanks to some talented community translators, there's now a Russian version of 'A Smissmas Story' available for you to read here.

Update: Zde je odkaz na českou verzi komiksu, vytvořenou členem komunity SC.

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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:
  • Naughty/Nice Winter Crate Keys have been changed to regular MannCo Crate keys.
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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 Spy-cicle exploit
  • Fixed the Manmelter idle effects showing on other flareguns
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With all the hustle and busty fustle of Australian Christmas, you probably thought we forgot the most important part of it: The gift-giving. Well, we didn't forget. We were hoping you would. But you didn't--you guys are sharp! So get your Gift-Gettin' Pants on, because you are about to get gifts, and we'd prefer you were wearing pants for it.

GIFTED! All the community items previously only available in the Nice Crates are now craftable, droppable, and available in all the ways you're used to getting them!

ALSO THIS GIFT! A free Secret Saxton for every premium account!

DUCK! GIFT COMIN' ATCHA! To acknowledge all you generous souls who've been handing out Secret Saxtons and piles of gifts since the formation of the TF economy, everybody is receiving a Spirit of Giving badge. It's a plate-sized x-ray illustrating to your peers exactly how big your heart is, and consequently, what a good person you are. You—and more importantly, everybody else—will actually be able to see your heart grow over time depending how many gifts you're giving. We strapped an actual decommissioned Soviet-era x-ray machine to several team members' chests, and trust us, the science checks out: The people in our experiment with the biggest hearts were in fact the nicest guys on staff. How do we know? You should have seen how many people showed up at their funerals.

STOCKING STUFFER! In an effort to get the gift-giving juices flowing, we've made every map as Smissmassy as possible by wrapping lights around every rope!

BUT THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL... was inside you all along. It's blood! Turns out you can sell it! See you at the plasma center! Merry Smissmas, everybody!

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Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
  • Added community-created winter items to the drop lists, the craft tables, and the store
  • Added the Spirit of Giving
  • Gifts from Secret Saxtons and Piles o' Gifts now have a chance to grant a gift in addition to whatever item they would have granted normally
  • Fixed hearing the deny sound while rotating a sentry during placement
  • Manmelter balance tweaks:
    • Added particle effect on muzzle that appears when ready to fire
    • Increased projectile speed while maintaining the same travel arc
    • Increased extinguish range
  • Added festive lights to all ropes and cables
  • Fixed a problem that would sometimes allow the detonator projectiles to crit on burning targets
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated the gamehaptics file:
    • Added draw/melee swing/melee hit/crit forces for the The Sharp Dresser and the Spy-cicle
    • Added draw/recoil/reload/crit forces for the Pomson 6000
    • Added draw/recoil/crit forces for the Manmelter
    • Added draw/recoil force for the Wrap Assassin
    • Added melee hit/world hit force for the Third Degree
    • Added crit forces for the Holiday Punch
    • Fixed missing forces for Demoman swords
    • Refined recoil force for the Sandman
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Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
  • Fixed the Stocking Stuffer candy cane using the incorrect material
  • Updated the Brown Bomber so it can be painted
  • Updated the festive weapons so they can be gift-wrapped
  • Updated the localization files
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Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
  • Fixed the Frontier Justice getting infinite crits
  • Fixed a problem that would allow Pyro Mmmph to activate in the air without taunting
  • Fixed Manmelter getting crits from Mmmph
  • Fixed an exploit with The Eureka Effect and The Phlogistinator where the effects could activate without taunting in high-lag situations
  • Fixed the Brown Bomber not showing up on the Demoman
  • Fixed client HUD crash
  • Fixed colors on Christmas lights for the Blue team Scout weapons
  • Fixed a bug that would cause minicrits when switching weapons rapidly
  • Steam Workshop zip file size limit has been increased from 4 MB to 10 MB
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Board up your chimneys! Bury your milk and cookies in the yard! Load your shotguns and stuff all of your turkeys! Part 2 of the update has been announced and the update is now live. In case you missed out on Part 1 of the announcement, check it out now.

"Wait, which holiday?" you may be wondering. "Australian Christmas? Or Smissmas?" Both! Read this comic to find out what happens when holidays collide! Two special days enter the squared circle! ONLY ONE LEAVES!

In the spirit of Australian Christmas/Smissmas/Your Holiday Here, we'd like to give a few shout-outs to all the hardworking boys and girls who made this update possible. First, a big thanks to all our community holiday item creators. Thanks also to the Dr. Grordbort guys for their cool retro-futuristic Engie and Pyro weapons. If you think they look nice in-game, wait'll you see their real-life equivalents, on sale right now at drgrordborts.com!

Dec 15, 2011
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Couple of videos have crossed our desks here at the office this week. Enjoy! We certainly did.

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