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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!

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!

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

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