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This weekend, August 6th and 7th, the top four RGL teams will be flying out to Foxborough, MA, to prove who the best team in North America is and earn their part of the $5,800+ prize pool!


Catch all of the action live on the RGL Twitch stream!


Schedule - Day 1 (Saturday, August 6th)
12pm Eastern - Quarter Finals
4pm Eastern - Semi-finals / Lower Bracket Semi-finals


Schedule - Day 2 (Sunday, August 7th)
12pm Eastern - Lower Bracket Finals
4:30pm Eastern - GRAND FINALS


For more information about the LAN or if you're interested in being an in-person spectator, go to LAN.RGL.gg!


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The PASS Time Federation is opening sign-ups for their third season! With new twists and changes, Season 3 is looking for players itching to try out something special! Even if you've played PASS Time before, you'll want to check it out!


The new season won’t start until both the NA and EU branches have their team slots full (8 teams for each), but if the number of qualified teams reaches 24 then the divisions will be split into NA/EU High and Low. There will be in-game medals and a prize pool of keys for the first place team!


Sign-ups are already underway! Registration will run until August 27th, so gather your mates for a rousing 3-4 weeks of deadly soccerhockeybasketball!


Join the PASS Time Federation Discord for more information, and get ready to PASS some Time!


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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 the Summer 2022 Cosmetic Case
    • Contains 25 new community-contributed items
    • Adds 11 new community-created Unusual effects (29 variants total)
  • Fixed a server crash caused by Sniper trying to eat his gun (switching to Sniper while Heavy is eating a Sandvich)
  • Fixed an occasional lag spike when showing the kill cam for some players
  • Fixed a regression where spotlights and spawns could not be parented
  • Fixed a regression with incorrect prop lighting on some maps such as Barnblitz
  • Fixed incorrect team colors for the default style of The Caped Crusader when using the itemtest command
  • Fixed missing materials for some Strange Filters in the Mann Co. Store
  • Updated/Added some tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
Jul 20
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The avocados are going on vacation this year! BlapBash is officially back for 2022 raising money for SpecialEffect to put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games!


The two-day livestream event will take place on July 30th and 31st starting at 12pm CEST / 6am EDT for 12 hours each day and will feature many familiar TF2 personalities & communities. They’ve got an avocado-jam-packed schedule featuring a variety of events inside and outside of TF2, including their largest ever TF2 crate unboxing and giveaway yet! Catch all the action on the EssentialsTF Twitch channel.


And of course, the famous BlapBash medals are back once again to be claimed starting with a minimum $10 donation. They've also brought back their original medal, now the BlapBash Advocator, as a new reward tier! To donate, head over to the BlapBash donation page and find more info about the event!


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Ready up on the plate, slugger! You might have a bat in hand, but you're playing catcher, too!


Another Fortress Faceoffs event is starting soon, so get yourself a ticket to the front row! A unique game mode is in play, combining an American classic with another sport of unknown origin! That's right, it's baseball-dodgeball season! Teams of five Scouts will compete against one another with only one hit of health, taking their pick of skillful leaping or clumsy cleat-eating as baseballs zip through the sky like a Grand Slam out of Fenway! Do your best to dodge the fastballs or you'll be struck OUT for the round! Overcome the AWAY team in a first-to-five frenzy and topple the bracket to become champion of Major League Mayhem! Be part of the fifth Fortress Faceoffs event and make it to the Top 8 to have your MVP plays streamed live!


For this event, bonus regions like South America, Asia, and Oceania can participate for big prizes as well (though games won't be streamed).


In the future, some Fortress Faceoffs events will only be announced on their social platforms (Discord, Steam, Twitter). Watch for new not-so-secret announcements to make sure you can be part of the games and fun!


Sign up today to get your free entrance and overpriced water! The big game starts August 5th @ 1PM EDT / 13:00 CEST (for NA and EU respectively) and will last around 3 days. For more information about event rules, prizes, and more, join the Fortress Faceoffs Discord and claim your spot in the Hall of Fame!


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Gentlemen and gentlewomen, rejoice! Soon, it will be time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our streak of heroic cowardly defenses from the robotic nuisances merciless machines. It's because of this occasion that our greatest adversary, Gray Mann, has arrived with a plethora of presents, one of which included a pipe bomb that was not defused on time. Moreover, he has sent his robotic armies for the umpteenth time to try and force us into submission, and recon says that these machines are bigger and badder than ever before. Grab your weapons and Military-Grade Cakes, because it's time to celebrate!


Operation Anniversary Annihilation is a brand new Mann vs. Machine event brought to you by Moonlight MvM that features 6 intermediate, 12 advanced, and 7 expert missions across 17 maps. Complete the waves to earn up to 3 in-game medals! Event servers are available worldwide in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.


In addition to sending Gray Mann back to his retirement home, you can also donate to the International Fund for Animal Welfare to support animals in need. Earn up to 3 in-game donor medals for donations of $5, $10, and $15 USD, respectively. Click here for more information on how to donate.


Interested in learning how to create your own MvM waves? Well you're in luck because new submissions are being accepted for the next event! Check out the submission forum for more information. All content creators with an accepted submission will earn a special in-game creator medal!


Have fun, but don’t delay! This tour will implode in just 30 days on August 15th, 2022!


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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 payload cart not rolling back
  • Fixed soundscape regression
  • Fixed being dropped from the server when refunding upgrades in Mann vs. Machine
  • Fixed jiggle bones on the inspect screen
  • Added some tournament medals
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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:
  • Several fixes to address exploits and stability issues
  • Added a game server setting, "net_chan_limit_msec", which allows server operators to limit amount of processing time the game server can spend on processing packets for each client per tick. Clients that send packets causing server CPU processing time to exceed configured number of milliseconds will be kicked from the game server.
  • Added a game server setting, "net_chan_stats_dump" which, when enabled, will dump statistics of each network channel when that network channel is closed. Statistics include messages, bandwidth, and CPU processing time breakdown.
  • Added a game server setting, "tf_fall_damage_disablespread", to disable random fall damage (default: 0)
  • Fixed not being able to adjust the offset for a cosmetic item's Unusual effect
  • Fixed some players seeing [unknown] for their player name
  • Fixed broken transparency on cosmetics
  • Fixed lag compensation when melee-ing teammates
  • Fixed not being able to hit a player's hitbox if it extends outside the player's bounding box during an animation
  • Fixed jiggle bones rendering in the loadout and item previews
  • Fixed the Iron Bomber's projectile collision size not matching other projectile collision sizes
  • Fixed ConVar buttons flickering after being clicked to toggle the value
  • Fixed The Shortstop shove showing as self-inflicted damage
  • Fixed Mini-Sentry guns not triggering damage alerts in the HUD
  • Fixed net_disconnect_reason affecting disconnect messages on the client
  • Fixed Medi Gun charges expiring too early if a server forces add_uber_time
  • Fixed network edicts being used for server-side-only entities
  • Updated mat_picmip to allow values below -1
  • Updated/Added some tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated Mann vs. Machine
    • Fixed not being able to kick Spectators
    • Fixed bots not displaying the correct names
    • Fixed the loading screen backgrounds on Valve servers
    • Fixed Übercharge charge rate and duration upgrade not working for the Vaccinator
  • Updated Arena mode
    • Fixed players being able to late-join the game
    • Fixed players on team Unassigned being able to kill other players
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Get ready! The annual TF2Maps 72-Hour Summer Jam is back for 2022, and the whole community is invited to take part! The 72-Hour Jam starts Friday, July 22nd, at 5pm GMT, and lasts until Monday, July 25th, at 5pm GMT!


For anyone new to the concept, the 72-Hour Jam is a TF2Maps tradition where the community dedicates 3 days of their time to producing cool content themed around Team Fortress 2! This includes maps, models, war paints, animations, videos, paintings, drawings, mods, fan-fiction, woodwork, stonework, legwork, homework, and everything else in-between so long as it's related to Team Fortress 2! Let the waves of creativity rush over you! Post your creation(s) on their web site to show them what you made, and they'll give you a genuine in-game medal to flaunt over random passersby!


This year, the Jam’s charity drive is supporting Doctors Without Borders. Anyone who donates $5 or more to the drive is eligible to receive this year’s in-game charity medal. Donate here!


For more information, check out the thread on TF2Maps or join the TF2Maps Discord. And be sure to follow TF2Maps on Twitter for live coverage during the event!


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LAN's are finally back, and so is the LAN Downunder! Teams and players from around Oceania will meet this weekend to crown another LAN champion at the GIC Arena in Melbourne, Australia!


The event will feature a six round Swiss stage, followed by single elimination playoffs on day 2. There can only be one winner! Who will it be? Tune in at 11pm AEST to CappingTV for some jam packed action!


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