Mar 19, 2013
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Ever since we saw The Terminator, we've been keeping an eye out for the singularity that will trigger the robot apocalypse. So when Oculus VR contacted us about incorporating its terrifying future technology into TF2, we immediately called the police.




Luckily the Bellevue, WA police commissioner also saw The Terminator, and was able to patiently explain to us that this is nothing like that. So good news! We're adding Virtual Reality mode to TF2, custom-designed to work with Oculus's soon-to-ship Rift dev kits. All you'll have to do to get in on the non-terrifying, Terminator-free future of Team Fortress is pre-order a Rift kit. Once you've got it, add "-vr" to your command line options in Steam to access VR mode. Be sure to post in the forum and tell us what you think about it!




Still scared? Us too. (We accidentally watched The Terminator again in between paragraphs.) Visit the VR How-To Page on the official TF2 Wiki, which is packed with information about this new mode, and depressingly little information about how to stop the naked men that are on their way from the future to kill you.


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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:


  • Unlocked the "What's in the Portal 2 Soundtrack Box?"
  • Added new promo Items
  • Removed Salvage Crate #40, Crate #49 and Crate #54 from the drop list
  • Added Salvage Crate #50, Crate #56, and Crate #57 to the drop list
  • Updated the localization files

Mar 8, 2013
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North American teams take on European teams in this weekend's showmatch hosted by TeamFortressTV. Europe's SNSD will be taking on North American Ginyu Force. Be sure to catch all the action Saturday March 9 at 22:00CET!

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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 a new ConVar sb_filter_incompatible_versions. This will default to true and hide servers on the Internet tab that are running incompatible versions.

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TF2Maps.net has opened up the voting for their 9th major map contest featuring Mann vs Machine maps from the community. Visit the voting site for all the details and vote for your favourite!

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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 new promo items
  • Added crafting recipes for the Sticky Jumper and the Rocket Jumper
  • Fixed r_depthoverlay ConVar not using the correct material
  • Improved performance and stability for the Linux version

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Polycount has launched their Escape: A Polycount Challenge. Unlike previous contests where the rules were very much defined this contest is all open!


  • Open to as many video game artist types as possible.

  • Open to as many art style & direction as possible.

  • Open to as many interpretations as possible.


Intrigued? Head on over to their contest page for all the details.

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More Highlander, more fun! ETF2L's Highlander Season 4 has opened signups for their tournament and will remain open until March 8. All participating teams that finish their season will receive some in game items as prizes in addition to the €1,000 up for grabs between the top three teams. Have at it!

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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 when attempting to fire the flamethrower while coming out of a taunt
  • Fixed The Phlogistinator's Mmmmph particle effect getting stuck on after performing a taunt

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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)

  • Improved performance for the Linux version


Team Fortress 2

  • Fixed a problem that was preventing some older demos from being played
  • Fixed a client/server crash when a flamethrower gets destroyed while firing
  • Fixed missing buttons on the item import tool
  • Removed the promo restrictions from the Shred Alert, the Brutal Bouffant, and the Buck Turner All-Stars
  • Updated the Vaccinator with its own uber-off sound and a sound when toggling resist types
  • Updated some of the animations for the Shred Alert taunt
  • Updated a couple HUD panels to support team scores with more than two digits

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