Hugs.tf is a 26-hour charity live stream that raises money for Special Effect. This event took place last weekend, offering viewers jumps, pub and show matches, the Joy of Painting, and of course, hugs. They’ve raised over £16,000 so far, and donations are still open for a few more days! Click here to donate cash and here to donate items. All donations of £10 or over will earn you the “Heartfelt Hug” in-game medal to wear with pride. Click here to learn more about this wonderful event.

Many of you in the past few days may have noticed that at certain times during the day, the GSN server you were on froze for a few minutes or either lagged continuously.

There is not much we can do to fix this because it is out of our reach. The reason our servers are lagging is because one of our providers clients is being hit with DDOS attacks. During this time, we will have to wait it out until these attacks stop. This may not take long because these attacks are very large so most likely, they can’t keep it up.

The lag spikes last about 30 seconds to about a minute. We are very sorry for this inconvenience and hope it will stop soon so you all can have a smooth gaming experience on our servers.

Correction: We are not directly being attacked.

Many of you in the past few days may have noticed that at certain times during the day, the GSN server you were on froze for a few minutes or either lagged continuously.

There is not much we can do to fix this because it is out of our reach. The reason our servers are lagging is because one of our providers clients is being hit with DDOS attacks. During this time, we will have to wait it out until these attacks stop. This may not take long because these attacks are very large so most likely, they can’t keep it up.

The lag spikes last about 30 seconds to about a minute. We are very sorry for this inconvenience and hope it will stop soon so you all can have a smooth gaming experience on our servers.

Correction: We are not directly being attacked.

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 an exploit where players could remain Übercharged beyond the normal time period
  • Added The Audio File for the Team Fortress 2 Soundtrack promo
  • Added the CappingTV Ultiduo Summer Brawl 2017 tournament medals
  • Updated the description for the Short Circuit to match the current behavior

The UGC League Summer Season is about to start! Come join thousands of players from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand for some competitive TF2 action! Players from any of these regions are encouraged to sign up and join the fun! The first week of matches starts May 15th for Highlander, May 17th for 6v6, and May 19th for 4v4. Remember, the deadline is May 23rd. 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 a bug where players could see enemy health indefinitely when playing as Spy or Medic
  • Fixed incorrect strings and HUD image for the Reflect powerup in Mannpower mode
  • Added tournament medals and community medals
    • ETF2L 6v6 Season 24, Season 25 and Season 26; ETF2L Highlander Season 11 and Season 12; ETF2L Ultiduo 6; ETF2L Highlander Open Season 2; RGB LAN; Chapelaria 6v6 Season 2; Chapelaria Ultiduo Season 1; Mappers vs. Machines

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:

  • Internal updates to support future development
    • These changes originally shipped to game servers only on March 14th
    • Fixed regression from the toolchain beta causing the r_drawclipbrushes command to hang the game
    • Fixed regression from the toolchain beta causing OS X players to be unable to join certain servers