Team Fortress 2

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!


(Image credit – rain)

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!

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
  • Fixed the Electroshocked War Paint not using the correct color for the BLU team
  • 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
  • Renamed Mister Sentry to Aim Assistant
  • 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