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Operation Madness vs Machines is a brand new community co-op Mann vs Machine charity event brought to you by the same group that created Operation Titanium Tank and Operation Canteen Crasher!

Operation Madness vs Machines will take place on May 17th, 2019. Work closely with other players to complete the community-created contracts! Earn in-game medals for playing community Mann vs Machine maps and missions!

This charity contest is now accepting new or work-in-progress community Mann vs Machine maps and missions to be showcased on their servers during the event. The deadline for all submissions is May 15th, 2019. Click here for details.

Donations are already open for this event! You can donate money on their Extra Life page or TF2 items on ScrapTF. All donations of $10 (USD) or more will earn an in-game donor medal. Reaching the $10,000 fundraising goal will award all donors an additional special co-op donor medal! Click here for donation instructions.

All players, donors, and creators can earn up to eight (8) in-game medals. Click here for more details.

Eager to fight the robot menace right now? The Operation Canteen Crasher campaign is still running! Operation Canteen Crasher features 30 maps and 68 missions. You can win up to five (5) in-game medals for playing Mann vs Machine! (Operation Canteen Crasher ends on May 16th.)

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 NewbiDuo Cup Winter 2019 tournament medals
  • Added Streamer Cup Season 1 tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated cp_snakewater_final1
    • Fixed missing clip brush in RED kitchen
    • Fixed minor clipping issues

It’s that time of the year again! Merry Smissmas!

New Community Cosmetics

We’re shipping 18 new community cosmetics in the Winter 2018 Cosmetic Case. Plus, The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the Winter 2018 Cosmetic Case.

Big Sale in the Mann Co. Store

It wouldn’t be Smissmas without the Spirit of Practically Giving. Look for 50% off tons of items, taunts, and tools in the Mann Co. Store through January 7th, 2019.

And last but not least… Stocking stuffers for everyone! Merry Smissmas! See you in 2019!

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:

Happy Smissmas 2018!

  • All players who play TF2 during the event will receive a Stuffed Stocking as a gift! Stockings contain goodies for good little Mercenaries.
    • Event runs through January 7th, 2019
  • Added the Winter 2018 Cosmetic Case
    • Contains 18 new community-contributed items
    • The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the case
  • Mann Co. Store winter sale!

General

  • Fixed func_rotating entity not working properly in maps like 2Fort and Gravelpit
  • Fixed Strange Filter: Brimstone not displaying the prefix in the weapon name
  • Fixed a Mann vs. Machine bug with giant robots reported by Justin G. (sigsegv)
  • Added LAN Downunder 2018 tournament medals
  • Added ETF2L 6v6 Season 31 and Highlander Season 17 tournament medals
  • Added Brazil Fortress Season 3 tournament medals
  • Added Russian Highlander Season 1 tournament medals
  • Added Sacred Scouts 6v6 tournament medals
  • Added AsiaFortress Cup Season 14 tournament medals
  • Added AsiaFortress LAN 2018 tournament medals
  • Updated the Starstorm Slumber unusual effect to fix a display problem
  • Updated the backpack image for Mr. Quackers
  • Updated pd_monster_bash
    • Fixed an out-of-bounds exploit in RED’s courtyard
  • Updated pl_millstone_event
    • Fixed a spot where players could trap players with teleport exit
    • Fixed Headless Horseman getting stuck in B area house staircase
  • Updated p_snakewater_final1
    • Fixed “splash bug” issues throughout the map
    • Fixed a lot of visual issues
    • Improved clipping and made movement smoother
    • Made fence near yard closed to projectiles

On Monday, December 10th, at 9:30pm EST, come and experience the most competitive RGL.gg 7v7 Prolander Grand Finals to date! Over two months ago six teams set out on a quest for the crown, but from the start there were two clear front runners: Cat Noises, the longest running team in RGL Prolander history, and The Cowardly Dogs, who had some notable pickups this season of b4nny on Scout and Nursey on Medic.

Now these teams will meet on the biggest stage of them all, with a $4,000 total prizepool up for grabs–this is definitely a match you do not want to miss out on! Watch it this Monday at twitch.tv/eXtvESports.

On the 15th and 16th of December from 1:00 – 5:00 pm EST, TFConnect is hosting a Highlander tournament to raise money for SpecialEffect! During the event, they’ll also have item giveaways and a live game night with the community!

The event will be streamed live on Byte’s Twitch channel, and donations to SpecialEffect will be received through their Justgiving page. Get more information here!


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It has been almost half a decade since NA Highlander has seen a prize pool in a competitive league. This changes with RGL.gg HL’s first season and the Grand Finals clash taking place on the 3rd of December to decide which team will take home part of the $1,380 prize pool.

On Monday at 9:30 PM EST, the longtime legends Kids Next Door will face off against b4nny and the rest of the powerhouse team IRENE in a best of 3 map series on Upward, Cascade, and Steel.

Tune into this match cast on https://www.twitch.tv/extvesports as the top two North American Highlander teams lay it all on the line for a chance at that sweet, sweet cash. With big names likes Kresnik, Nursey, habib, and bo4r, it’s not a match you’ll want to miss!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I hope everyone has had a great bunch of fun with family, friends, and lots of food!

Make sure to think about the things you are thankful for, and let them know you are appreciative of it! These can be small things, or big things. Just be thankful for the things you do, and do not have.

— Warmly,

Munzy

Operation Canteen Crasher is a new community Mann vs. Machine event brought you by the same group that hosted Operation Titanium Tank!

This community-created event features 28 maps with 50 missions and new shiny medals! Complete the campaign and take home up to 5 in-game Canteen Crasher participant medals! Official servers are available in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Private servers are available for free for groups that wish to play together.

Just sign your name here, ignore the fine print, and go gun down some robots!