Prepare yourself, the UGC League Summer 2016 Season is about to start! Come join the 1,100 teams that played last season for a summer of competitive TF2 action! The first week of matches starts May 23rd for Highlander, May 25th for 6v6 and May 27th for 4v4. UGC has over 9,300 players across its divisions in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. Players from any of these regions are encouraged to sign up and join the fun! (Remember, May 31st is the last day that teams can sign up.) Visit the UGC website for more information.

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 client crash related to custom HUDs
  • Fixed the Powdered Practitioner not using the correct Blue team material
  • Fixed seeing the Competitive Mode doors at the beginning of the round for Mann vs. Machine
  • Updated the Patriot Peak with a second style that will hide the Scout’s headphones
  • Updated the Quickplay category for Alternative game modes to include Medieval maps

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 content and features for the TF2 Competitive Mode beta
    • For more information on how you can participate in testing, please visit https://steamcommunity.com/groups/tfcompetitive
    • Added a ten second countdown to the beginning of each round after the first
    • Added cp_gorge to the map rotation to test attack/defense format (using stopwatch mode)
  • Fixed a potential security issue (thanks to Justin G., aka sigsegv, for this report)
  • Fixed ragdolls not drawing the head properly when a Spy feigns death
  • Fixed the Festive Backburner missing the pilot light
  • Fixed The Classic leaving laser particles in the world
  • Fixed a problem with the Mann Co. Catalog images being drawn off-screen
  • Updated models/materials for The Hot Dogger, Brim-Full Of Bullets, The One-Man Army, Your Worst Nightmare, The Patriot Peak, The Diplomat, The Bruiser’s Bandanna, The Eliminators Safeguard, and Storm Stompers
  • Added tournament medals for AsiaFortress Cup Season 9, ozfortress Season 15, and ozfortress Summer Cup 2016, ETF2L 6v6 Season 22 and Season 23, and ETF2L Highlander Season 9 and Season 10
  • Added the class viewmodel animation files to the list of files allowed on servers using sv_pure 1
  • Updated the equip_region settings for The Tools of the Trade and Captain Space Mann
  • Updated the localization files
  • Added a new Quickplay category for Alternative game modes
    • Moved Territorial Control, Special Delivery, and Player Destruction maps to this new category

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 content and features for the TF2 Competitive Mode beta
    • For more information on how you can participate in testing, please visit https://steamcommunity.com/groups/tfcompetitive
    • Fixed seeing incorrect rank icons during the match summary
    • Fixed team medal totals not matching the total medals handed out during the match summary
    • Increased the rate at which medals are revealed during the match summary
  • Updated models/materials for The Bot Dogger, The Five-Month Shadow, Brim-Full Of Bullets, The Caffeine Cooler, and the Medic’s Mountain Cap
  • Mannpower update
    • Reduced Demoman health bonus when carrying Knockout with a decapitating melee weapon
    • Reduced Demoman shield charge regen rate when carrying Knockout
    • Reduced Tide Turner shield charge refill amount on kill when carrying Knockout