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Copenhagen Games 2019Feb 28, 2019 - TF2 Blog The neon bright cyberpunk future we were promised is on our burning horizon. On April 17th for four days, Team Fortress 2 will arrive in Denmark's capital for Copenhagen Games 2019! L33T-Gaming provides a collective prize pool of 12,000 shared across their presentations of 6v6 and Highlander tournaments! Seats are limited so book your place among the cybernetically enhanced* players now! For more information visit the tournament website and join the Discord. Watch all the games live on KritzKast's Twitch channel starting Thursday, April 18th. *note: Cyberware implants will destroy your humanity; we advise against their use. TFNew Cup #4 - Learn Competitive 6v6Feb 18, 2019 - TF2 Blog (Poster by the TFNew artist team: KortexTF, Their Dentist, Virgonaly and Bran) TFNew is an EU tournament and mentoring program for players new to competitive TF2 (maximum 2 seasons of experience, and nowhere above Open level). You do not need to have a team to play, simply sign up on your own (or with 1 buddy, if you'd rather learn with someone you already know) and you will be put onto a team of 6 main players plus potentially some substitutes. For the next 2 weeks after you've been put on a team, you will practice with them and receive mentoring from your team's assigned coaches at prearranged times. On the weekend of March 8th-10th, teams will go into a group stage and then a double elimination playoff bracket to see which team will come out on top! Some matches may also be casted! The goal of the cup is for players to learn the ropes of competitive TF2 while playing in a tournament with other newbies and learning from their coaches in a low-pressure environment, but there are rewards for just participating! Playing will earn you an in-game medal cosmetic as well as raffle entries into a giveaway of TF2 items! Registration closes on February 22nd and for this cup the number of teams will be limited to 8, so make sure to sign up sooner rather than later! If you'd like to participate, join the Discord server to find more info on the cup in the #announcements and #cup-dates channels. More general info and rules can also be found in the #rules and #faq channels. Other Media: * Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFNew6v6 ;* Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tfnew6v6 ;* Steam group: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/TFNew6v6; New RGL.gg LeagueFeb 15, 2019 - TF2 Blog RGL.gg, powered by MarketPlace.tf, is launching a brand new pilot league that is following the rules of Match Making: All weapons allowed, no class restrictions and it's six on six. The map pool will consist of Payload, Five Control Point and King of the Hill maps. You bring your crazy class combo's to win and we'll bring the prizes! Every team that enters has a chance to take part in our bounty system. Teams can win up to 18 keys! We will also have a prize pool likely to exceed $1,200 dollars for our Invite division. You can read more details on the prizes in this article. If you're interested in joining the league, you can register through our league's website (MM.RGL.gg). You should also join the RGL discord where you can find teams to join and play in our in-house Pickup Games. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our staff through our discord. How to watch: * Follow us on twitch.tv/RGLgg to watch matches live; * Sub to our YouTube channel youtube.com/c/RGLgg to see VOD's and bonus content; * Follow us on Twitter to keep up with RGL: twitter.com/RGL_gg; KnightComp Season 1 RegistrationFeb 2, 2019 - TF2 Blog KnightComp is a new competitive game mode designed to give Demoknight players a share of the competitive action! Season 1 of KnightComp will serve as the means to determine who the best team of Demoknights truly is. If your Eyelander keeps whispering at you to collect some heads, this is the best opportunity for you to do so. Maybe even steal some from an opposing Demoknight? Season 1 of KnightComp is starting on February the 24th, with sign-ups ending on February the 23rd. If you want to participate, make sure you find a team before the 23rd! You can find teams by joining the KnightComp League Discord server, and join the league itself though the Match.tf page. If you have any questions about the rules or anything else, check out the KnightComp Steam Guide for more information. Alternatively, you can ask the admins on the support channel in Discord if you still can't find your answer. Top 12 Special for 2018Jan 30, 2019 - TF2 BlogLuckyLukeTF2 is back with the Top 12 special for 2018! Just like previous years, this edition features all the #1 comp TF2 plays of the month for the year of 2018! Check out the action above or on LuckyLukeTF2's YouTube channel here! Team Fortress 2 Update ReleasedJan 22, 2019 - TF2 BlogAn update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include: * Improved memory usage on OS X and Linux systems; * This should reduce the occurrence of "Out of memory or address space" errors on high texture quality settings ;* In particular, drastically improved memory usage for Linux users using mesa prior to mesa 19.0; * Added Respawn League AUS/NZ Highlander Season 2, AUS/NZ 4v4 Season 1, Asia Highlander Season 1, and Asia 4v4 Season 1 tournament medals ;* Added Eu Mixes Cup 1 tournament medals ;* Added KnightComp Season 1 tournament medals ;* Updated cp_snakewater_final1 to fix missing player clips ;* Updated the localization files Team Fortress 2 Update ReleasedJan 22, 2019 - Product UpdateAn update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include: * Improved memory usage on OS X and Linux systems; * This should reduce the occurrence of "Out of memory or address space" errors on high texture quality settings; * In particular, drastically improved memory usage for Linux users using mesa prior to mesa 19.0; * Added Respawn League AUS/NZ Highlander Season 2, AUS/NZ 4v4 Season 1, Asia Highlander Season 1, and Asia 4v4 Season 1 tournament medals; * Added Eu Mixes Cup 1 tournament medals ;* Added KnightComp Season 1 tournament medals; * Updated cp_snakewater_final1 to fix missing player clips; * Updated the localization files; Operation Madness vs Machines!Jan 11, 2019 - TF2 Blog (Image credit - Mayor Rev) 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.) Team Fortress 2 Update ReleasedJan 8, 2019 - TF2 BlogAn 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; Team Fortress 2 Update ReleasedDec 20, 2018 - TF2 BlogAn 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 cp_gullywash_final1 to fix func_rotating entities not working in the skybox ;* Updated some of the cosmetic items from the Winter 2018 Cosmetics Collection to fix missing styles Merry Smissmas, Everyone!Dec 19, 2018 - TF2 Blog 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! Team Fortress 2 Update ReleasedDec 19, 2018 - TF2 BlogAn 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 the localization files ;* 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 cp_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; RGL.gg Prolander Grand FinalsDec 10, 2018 - TF2 Blog 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. TFConnect Charity Event!Dec 7, 2018 - TF2 Blog 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! RGL.gg Highlander Grand FinalsDec 3, 2018 - TF2 Blog (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 like Kresnik, Nursey, habib, and bo4r, it's not a match you'll want to miss! Operation Canteen Crasher!Nov 20, 2018 - TF2 Blog 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! Team Fortress 2 Update ReleasedOct 30, 2018 - Product UpdateAn 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; Team Fortress 2 Update ReleasedOct 30, 2018 - TF2 BlogAn 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; Team Fortress 2 Update ReleasedOct 25, 2018 - Product UpdateAn 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; Team Fortress 2 Update ReleasedOct 25, 2018 - TF2 BlogAn 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;