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 XP-earned text being truncated for some clients
  • Fixed some missing particles when running in DirectX8
  • Fixed the Athenian Attire not being paintable
  • Added server ConVar “sv_downloadlist_include_navfile” to control downloading .nav files to clients (disabled by default)
  • Added ESEA 6s Invite Season 29 and Season 30 tournament medals
  • Added Brazil Fortress 6v6 Season 1 and Season 2 tournament medals
  • Updated the LODs for the TFNew tournament medals
  • Updated the Roaring Rockets unusual taunt particle effect
  • Updated pl_rumble_event
    • Fixed bumper car head start not being awarded correctly to the winning team of the normal world
    • Fixed Merasmus announcing winner of the bumper car race twice
    • Fixed players sometimes getting stuck on closing doors
    • Added spawn locations for the collectable soul gargoyle in the normal world
    • Increased sound distance for the flying sawblades so they can be heard from farther away
    • Improved clipping in the underworld race area
  • Updated pl_millstone_event
    • Fixed an issue where players were able to trap Headless Horseman above the death pit
  • Updated pd_cursed_cove_event
    • Fixed missing materials
  • Updated koth_slasher
    • Fixed an inconsistent set of func_nobuilds at mid
    • Fixed a spot where Engineers could hide buildings in trees
    • Fixed players being able to build on top of the spawn rooms
  • Updated koth_bagel_event
    • Entering the underworld now puts players back to full health
    • Players will no longer fall off the platform if they enter the underworld while moving backwards or sideways
    • Added a couple pumpkin spawn locations in the underworld
    • Minor visual update to underworld exit

Some users have reported that they have been added as a friend and told that their account are pending to be "banned". The account in question could be someone they never encountered before, or someone on their friend’s list for a long time (presumably hijacked).

They will request that they are to add the person to have their "ban report" removed, or else their account will be "banned".

Please, for the sake of keeping your games / virtual hats / what not, do not click the link they send you, or any suspicious link, for that matter. It is most likely a redirect to a website looking like the usual Steam Community website, except loaded with malware and all that gnarly stuff to steal your account information and who knows what else.

Block them if they appear, gather evidence, report them, etc. if you see them.

Stay safe out there.

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:

  • Updated the Roaring Rockets unusual taunt particle effect
  • Updated the equip_region for the Earbuds
  • Updated the models for the TFNew tournament medals to fix their broken LODs
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated pl_fifthcurve_event
    • Fixed a bug where players could spam “escaped from underworld”
  • Updated koth_bagel_event
    • Fixed a projectile bug that was occurring in RED’s vent room
    • Updated some propfades on the lightbulbs in RED’s valley
  • Updated pl_rumble_event
    • Fixed an exploit related to using the tiny spell and building sentries inside a wall
    • Bumper cars are now placed in a random order in underworld, after main world has run out of time or ended by explosion
    • Fixed bumper car race instructional text not showing to all players
    • Fixed Merasmus sometimes using his round-beginning lines in the middle of the round
  • Updated koth_slasher
    • Fixed the clipping issues in the spawn yards and in BLU’s mineshaft
    • Fixed a case where the control point is unlocked while Merasmus is hiding
  • Updated pd_monster_bash
    • Fixed a gap in the spiral stairs that players could slip through when using the tiny spell
    • Fixed a kill trigger not always killing players in the dungeon
    • Fixed players taking fall damage when passing through the pit to the dungeon
  • Updated pd_cursed_cove_event
    • Fixed projectiles colliding with the waves at the shore
    • Fixed projectiles colliding with the capzone mist effect in locker
    • Fixed players sometimes getting stuck when exiting the locker
    • Adjusted particles on the pickups
    • Increased music volume
    • Added sound to the ship moving through the town (Thanks Spipper)
    • Added sound to the zone closing in the locker
    • Optimization tweaks
    • Various small detail fixes

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:

The Insured Tank Update

  • Fixed a common crash related to the Panzer Pants taunt
  • Fixed competitive match history failing to load
  • Fixed an issue preventing some players from being able to activate Halloween Contracts

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:

Scream Fortress X has arrived!

  • Featuring 5 new community maps: Cauldron, Gravestone, Monster Bash, Slasher, and Cursed Cove
  • Added the Violet Vermin Case
    • Contains 20 new community-created cosmetic items that make-up the Violet Vermin Collection
    • Has a chance to give one of 4 community-created Halloween-restricted items as a bonus item
    • Has a chance to give a taunt Unusualifier as a bonus item
  • Added the Scream Fortress X War Paint Case
    • Contains 10 new community-created War Paints that make-up the Scream Fortress X War Paint Collection
    • Has a chance to give a taunt Unusualifier as a bonus item
  • Added two new official taunts to the Mann Co. Store
    • Taunt: Panzer Pants
    • Taunt: The Scooty Scoot
  • Added 17 new community-created Unusual effects
    • 11 new effects for Unusual hats
    • 6 new effects for Unusual taunts
  • Added 5 new Contracts for the featured maps
    • Completing a Halloween Contract will give players a classic Halloween item and the chance for a Violet Vermin Case or a Scream Fortress X War Paint Case
  • All players who launch the game will receive a Soul Gargoyle if they don’t already have one
    • Grants access to Merasmissions and Halloween item transmutations
    • Tracks Merasmissions completed and souls collected
  • All Halloween Contracts have been reset, allowing them to be completed again
  • Continue last year’s event by collecting the souls of dead players for your Soul Gargoyle by killing enemies, doing map objectives, or collecting the Soul Gargoyles that spawn in the maps
  • All cases will grant Halloween 2018 Unusual effects instead of their normal Unusual effects during the event
  • Join Halloween matches by using the Special Events category in Casual
  • Scream Fortress X runs through November 14th, 2018

General

  • Fixed stickybombs doing damage through walls and doors in some situations
  • Fixed a problem with client-side prediction on Halloween maps that use the bumper car mini-game
  • Added Tip of the Hats 2018 community medals
  • Added ozfortress Season 23 tournament medals
  • Added TFNew 6v6 Newbie Cup tournament medals
  • Added RGB 3 LAN tournament medals
  • Added United Dodgeball League Season 1 tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files

Tip of the Hats returns this weekend, live 11am-11pm CDT from October 5th through the 7th!

Since 2013, Tip of the Hats has raised over $750,000 for Camp One Step, a charity providing camps and other programs allowing kids with cancer to enjoy being just kids. Tune in for three straight days of TF2 and a variety of other games, with a truly phenomenal lineup of special guests! This year’s event is going to be better than ever, but if you’re not able to watch it while it’s live, you can still join in on the giving; donations are open now. The event will be streamed live on the tipofthehats Twitch channel, and you can keep up with the production by following their Twitter.

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 LBTF2 6v6 Season 15 tournament medals
  • Added NewbieDuo Cup Summer 2018 tournament medals
  • Added Ultimate Ultiduo Season 2 tournament medals
  • Added Fresh Meat Prolander Cup Summer 2018 and Autumn 2018 tournament medals
  • Added ETF2L Highlander Season 15, 6v6 Season 30, and Highlander Season 16 tournament medals
  • Added Newbie Highlander Season 4 tournament medals
  • Added RGL.gg Season 4, Season 5, and One Day Prolander Cup tournament medals
  • Added PASS Time Federation Season 1 tournament medals
  • Added Chapelaria Highlander Season 1 tournament medals
  • Added Respawn League Highlander Season 1 tournament medals
  • Added Moscow LAN Summer 2018 tournament medals
  • Community request: player_hurt events are now visible to SourceTV clients
  • Updated the localization files


(Image credit – Soda)

When 9 go up against 9 on the 9th of the 9th, ETF2L Highlander Season 16 is going to unleash its explosive Grand Finals across the virtual land.

This Sunday, surging down the internetwire aiming straight for the hearts of viewers via the hertz of their monitors, four time ETF2L champions Strong Opinions line up against the talented turmoilsquad of Feila eSports.

Prepare your banterous binds, puffed and buffed-up balloonicorn emotes as well as coherent copypastas to join KritzKast’s Twitch for a miraculous matchup to decide fame from shame.