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Team Fortress 2 Update ReleasedSep 16, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsAn 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 related to players impersonating other Steam accounts Updated custom player sprays to be disabled for players by default Players can opt-in to see custom player sprays on community servers in the Advanced Options menu Custom player sprays and other temp files will be deleted on startup and when disconnecting from a server Fixed an exploit related to creating unnamed Normal quality items Removed the disconnect reason when a player leaves the server Fixed the Fireproof Secret Diary not cloaking Fixed the Medic's weapon not hiding during the High Five taunt Fixed the equip_region for the Crocodile Dandy Fixed taunt_medic_heroic.wav not playing during case openings and trade-ups Fixed the Heavy being able to crouch and jump while stunned Fixed overhead player icons not drawing while connected to match servers Fixed Dragon's Fury projectiles not passing through tf_generic_bomb entities Updated the tf_generic_bomb entity to allow passing the activator in the OnDetonate output Toggle this feature using the Pass Activator option. Default is No. Updated several of the Summer 2021 cosmetic items to add item_type_name descriptions Updated the Coffin Nail warpaint for the shotgun to add the missing "has team color paintkit" attribute Updated material for the Hazard Headgear to fix problems with painting and using minmap Updated item schema with community fixes from Andrés S. (rabscootle) Updated Spy invis materials with community fixes from Liam Stone (boba) Updated description of the "Strange Part: Player Hits" item to match its name Updated materials for the Time Out Therapy taunt Updated the material for the RED dueling icon to match the BLU dueling icon Updated backpack images for the Mislaid Sweater and Mr. Quackers to fix size and centering issues Updated the description for the Backpack Expander Updated the Resonation, Aggradation, and Lucidation unusual effects to fix a problem when taunting Updated Golden Wrench, Saxxy, and Golden Frying Pan kills to use the Australium background for death notices Updated the link for the New User Forum button in the main menu Updated/Added some tournament medals Updated the localization files Updated cp_snakewater_final1 Minor visual fixes Minor clipping fixes Slightly increased spawn time when attacking last Fixed some jumps being made impossible in previous update Made some areas like respawn doors smoother to walk past Nature & Wildlife preservation measures Team Fortress 2 Update ReleasedSep 16, 2021 - 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 an exploit related to players impersonating other Steam accounts; * Updated custom player sprays to be disabled for players by default; * Players can opt-in to see custom player sprays on community servers in the Advanced Options menu; * Custom player sprays and other temp files will be deleted on startup and when disconnecting from a server; * Fixed an exploit related to creating unnamed Normal quality items; * Removed the disconnect reason when a player leaves the server; * Fixed the Fireproof Secret Diary not cloaking; * Fixed the Medic's weapon not hiding during the High Five taunt; * Fixed the equip_region for the Crocodile Dandy; * Fixed taunt_medic_heroic.wav not playing during case openings and trade-ups; * Fixed the Heavy being able to crouch and jump while stunned; * Fixed overhead player icons not drawing while connected to match servers; * Fixed Dragon's Fury projectiles not passing through tf_generic_bomb entities; * Updated the tf_generic_bomb entity to allow passing the activator in the OnDetonate output; * Toggle this feature using the Pass Activator option. Default is No. * Updated several of the Summer 2021 cosmetic items to add item_type_name descriptions; * Updated the Coffin Nail warpaint for the shotgun to add the missing "has team color paintkit" attribute; * Updated material for the Hazard Headgear to fix problems with painting and using minmap; * Updated item schema with community fixes from Andrés S. (rabscootle); * Updated Spy invis materials with community fixes from Liam Stone (boba); * Updated description of the "Strange Part: Player Hits" item to match its name; * Updated materials for the Time Out Therapy taunt; * Updated the material for the RED dueling icon to match the BLU dueling icon; * Updated backpack images for the Mislaid Sweater and Mr. Quackers to fix size and centering issues; * Updated the description for the Backpack Expander; * Updated the Resonation, Aggradation, and Lucidation unusual effects to fix a problem when taunting; * Updated Golden Wrench, Saxxy, and Golden Frying Pan kills to use the Australium background for death notices; * Updated the link for the New User Forum button in the main menu; * Updated/Added some tournament medals; * Updated the localization files; * Updated cp_snakewater_final1; * Minor visual fixes; * Minor clipping fixes; * Slightly increased spawn time when attacking last; * Fixed some jumps being made impossible in previous update; * Made some areas like respawn doors smoother to walk past; * Nature & Wildlife preservation measures; Team Fortress 2 Update ReleasedSep 16, 2021 - 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 an exploit related to players impersonating other Steam accounts ;* Updated custom player sprays to be disabled for players by default; * Players can opt-in to see custom player sprays on community servers in the Advanced Options menu ;* Custom player sprays and other temp files will be deleted on startup and when disconnecting from a server; * Fixed an exploit related to creating unnamed Normal quality items ;* Removed the disconnect reason when a player leaves the server ;* Fixed the Fireproof Secret Diary not cloaking ;* Fixed the Medic's weapon not hiding during the High Five taunt ;* Fixed the equip_region for the Crocodile Dandy ;* Fixed taunt_medic_heroic.wav not playing during case openings and trade-ups ;* Fixed the Heavy being able to crouch and jump while stunned ;* Fixed overhead player icons not drawing while connected to match servers ;* Fixed Dragon's Fury projectiles not passing through tf_generic_bomb entities ;* Updated the tf_generic_bomb entity to allow passing the activator in the OnDetonate output; * Toggle this feature using the Pass Activator option. Default is No. * Updated several of the Summer 2021 cosmetic items to add item_type_name descriptions ;* Updated the Coffin Nail warpaint for the shotgun to add the missing "has team color paintkit" attribute ;* Updated material for the Hazard Headgear to fix problems with painting and using minmap ;* Updated item schema with community fixes from Andrés S. (rabscootle) ;* Updated Spy invis materials with community fixes from Liam Stone (boba) ;* Updated description of the "Strange Part: Player Hits" item to match its name ;* Updated materials for the Time Out Therapy taunt ;* Updated the material for the RED dueling icon to match the BLU dueling icon ;* Updated backpack images for the Mislaid Sweater and Mr. Quackers to fix size and centering issues ;* Updated the description for the Backpack Expander ;* Updated the Resonation, Aggradation, and Lucidation unusual effects to fix a problem when taunting ;* Updated Golden Wrench, Saxxy, and Golden Frying Pan kills to use the Australium background for death notices ;* Updated the link for the New User Forum button in the main menu ;* Updated/Added some tournament medals ;* Updated the localization files ;* Updated cp_snakewater_final1; * Minor visual fixes ;* Minor clipping fixes ;* Slightly increased spawn time when attacking last ;* Fixed some jumps being made impossible in previous update ;* Made some areas like respawn doors smoother to walk past ;* Nature & Wildlife preservation measures; Team Fortress 2 update for 16 September 2021Sep 16, 2021 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...A Drop of DelightSep 14, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/554111/15f2e095eb3f88d717f63673bd03540b02927c0c.jpg A Drop of Delight is a 12-hour community charity live stream event on September 19th, 2021, from 12 PM - 12 AM EDT! The event benefits Just a Drop, a charity organization helping to provide clean water in developing countries. The live stream will feature different TF2 content creators and competitive players alike in a variety of fun activities! They'll also be giving away nine different Unusuals! Visit their website for more information and be sure to watch the event on their Twitch channel! A Drop of DelightSep 14, 2021 - TF2 Blog A Drop of Delight is a 12-hour community charity live stream event on September 19th, 2021, from 12 PM - 12 AM EDT! The event benefits Just a Drop, a charity organization helping to provide clean water in developing countries. The live stream will feature different TF2 content creators and competitive players alike in a variety of fun activities! They'll also be giving away nine different Unusuals! Visit their website for more information and be sure to watch the event on their Twitch channel! Two Team Fortress 2 mods are down due to 'an arrangement with Valve'Sep 11, 2021 - PC GamerTwo major Team Fortress 2 mods have become temporarily unavailable at the close of this week, with creators of both the TF2 Classic and Open Fortress mods saying it's "due to an arrangement with Valve." Twitter posts from the official accounts of both mods used the quoted wording identically in their statement... Read more.Two major Team Fortress 2 mods are temporarily down "due to an arrangement with Valve"Sep 10, 2021 - PCGamesNThe developers behind two big Team Fortress 2 mods have temporarily halted downloads of their projects, and nobody seems to know why. The folks behind both Open Fortress and TF2 Classic both say that the suspension is "due to an arrangement with Valve", and will only be temporary. For now, fans have been left to speculate on the reasons why. We've reached out to Valve for comment, but have not yet received a response. On the TF2 Classic Discord, one of the developers says "it's nothing to worry about, that's all we're willing to say right now". Fans are split in speculating on what this all means. Valve has historically been quite supportive of the modding community. Steam features built-in mod support for many games through the Workshop, and games like Counter-Strike, Dota, and Team Fortress itself all originally started as mods. Given both that fact and modders' assurances that these hiatuses are temporary, it's unlikely Valve is threatening the projects in any way. Even fan games like Black Mesa have been sold on Steam as official products. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Team Fortress 2 just hit an all-time concurrent player peak Team Fortress 2's longest update drought ever has ended Team Fortress 2's Smissmas 2020 event arrives with more community content BlapBash 2021Sep 6, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/554111/47f350c8b51ca246baca686e99d3890f0d9daf20.png BlapBash 2021 has begun! Familiar TF2 personalities and communities gathered on August 28th and 29th to raise money for SpecialEffect! They brought back classic events like competitive spire matches and TF2 case unboxing, and they introduced some brand-new surprises! Highlights of the broadcast will be displayed on their Twitter. Both days of the event are available to watch right now on the Essentials.TF Twitch channel. BlapBash in-game medals have also returned! Claim one for yourself with a minimum $5 donation made before September 12th! To donate, visit the BlapBash donation page! Donations close on September 12th, so act fast!BlapBash 2021Sep 6, 2021 - TF2 Blog BlapBash 2021 has begun! Familiar TF2 personalities and communities gathered on August 28th and 29th to raise money for SpecialEffect! They brought back classic events like competitive spire matches and TF2 case unboxing, and they introduced some brand-new surprises! Highlights of the broadcast will be displayed on their Twitter. Both days of the event are available to watch right now on the Essentials.TF Twitch channel. BlapBash in-game medals have also returned! Claim one for yourself with a minimum $5 donation made before September 12th! To donate, visit the BlapBash donation page! Donations close on September 12th, so act fast! Team Fortress 2 remake now has Half Life: Alyx's liquid shader because Demoman needs good whiskyAug 19, 2021 - PC GamerAs we reported earlier this month, a team of modders called Amper Software is working on Team Fortress: Source 2—a project recreating TF2 in Valve's updated Source 2 engine (the same one that powers Dota 2, Half-Life: Alyx, Dota Underlords, and the now-defunct Artifact)... Read more.RGL.gg Highlander Grand FinalsAug 14, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/554111/74b89692600a3f5fe9da31721e3f9d0acd8bd5f6.png (Image credit: SFM - RedPanda and Poster - Raos) On the other side of RGL.gg, Invite Highlander finalists Man Crush Monday and Don't Press Tab will face-off on August 16th, at 9:30 PM EDT, for the $1,024 prize pool! Watch the match live on RGL.gg’s official Twitch channel. With the RGL.gg 2021 Summer seasons coming to an end, registrations for the Fall seasons of Traditional 6v6 and Highlander will be opening soon. If you're interested in participating in RGL.gg, please check the RGL.gg website for information and updates. Now is a great time to try out competitive TF2 if you've never tried it. RGL.gg is the largest league in North America. As a bonus, participants will receive in-game medals!RGL.gg Highlander Grand FinalsAug 14, 2021 - TF2 Blog (Image credit: SFM - RedPanda and Poster - Raos) On the other side of RGL.gg, Invite Highlander finalists Man Crush Monday and Don't Press Tab will face-off on August 16th, at 9:30 PM EDT, for the $1,024 prize pool! Watch the match live on RGL.gg’s official Twitch channel. With the RGL.gg 2021 Summer seasons coming to an end, registrations for the Fall seasons of Traditional 6v6 and Highlander will be opening soon. If you're interested in participating in RGL.gg, please check the RGL.gg website and Discord server for information and updates. Now is a great time to try out competitive TF2 if you've never tried it. RGL.gg is the largest league in North America. As a bonus, participants will receive in-game medals! Casual.TF's Scholar SupportAug 10, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/554111/4b804447e99f01106f19f18bcd7f97b2361f5844.png Scholar Support is a community event to raise money for The Education Trust, a charity which helps provide education to those who would not otherwise have that opportunity. Scholar Support will start on August 13th and features FOUR days of fundraising, community activities and fun, all of which will be streamed on Casual.TF's Twitch channel. Click here to get more info on the Scholar Support event.Casual.TF's Scholar SupportAug 10, 2021 - TF2 Blog Scholar Support is a community event to raise money for The Education Trust, a charity which helps provide education to those who would not otherwise have that opportunity. Scholar Support will start on August 13th and features FOUR days of fundraising, community activities and fun, all of which will be streamed on Casual.TF's Twitch channel. Click here to get more info on the Scholar Support event. RGL.gg 6v6 Grand FinalsAug 10, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/554111/0e9eec36d6c582b62ac1b20b977aaafcbc9258f7.png (Image credit: SFM - boon and Poster - Raos) The RGL.gg Grand Finals are on their way! This time, Witness Gaming will face long-time Invite champions Froyotech for a $13,938 prize pool! You won't want to miss this battle! Their last match was very close! Who will win this time and be declared champions? Come find out on August 12th, at 11 PM EDT! Watch the match live on RGL.gg’s official Twitch channel. If you're interested in attending RGL.gg's first North American LAN (announced two years ago), an update was recently posted on their website. Are you new to the competitive scene or an experienced player wanting to come to spend a day trying new rules for RGL.gg's most popular format? Read about their One-Day Cup here. RGL.gg 6v6 Grand FinalsAug 10, 2021 - TF2 Blog (Image credit: SFM - boon and Poster - Raos) The RGL.gg Grand Finals are on their way! This time, Witness Gaming will face long-time Invite champions Froyotech for a $13,938 prize pool! You won't want to miss this battle! Their last match was very close! Who will win this time and be declared champions? Come find out on August 12th, at 11 PM EDT! Watch the match live on RGL.gg’s official Twitch channel. If you're interested in attending RGL.gg's first North American LAN (announced two years ago), an update was recently posted on their website. Are you new to the competitive scene or an experienced player wanting to come to spend a day trying new rules for RGL.gg's most popular format? Read about their One-Day Cup here. Team Fortress 2 is being recreated in Source 2 by the modding communityAug 10, 2021 - EurogamerTeam Fortress 2, it's fair to say, is getting on a bit. The 14-year-old game remains incredibly popular on Steam, but over the past year it's hit the headlines for the wrong reasons, with bot problems that show no sign of disappearing. (Although we got to witness players conga-ing their way past the bots, at least.) In any case, it seems the community has finally taken it upon themselves to give Team Fortress 2 a refresh, as a group of modders called Amper Software has started recreating the game in Garry's Mod spiritual successor s&box. The reason for this: they wondered what Team Fortress 2 would look like in Valve's newest engine, Source 2. "Ever since Source 2 was first mentioned publicly as an engine that Valve was working on, a lot of people in the Team Fortress 2 community have started asking the question: if Valve ever ports TF2 to Source 2, what would it look like? How different gameplay would be? And would TF2 even feel the same?," the team explained in a blog post. "...s&box, the spiritual successor of Garry's Mod made on the Source 2 engine, has been released as part of a dev preview to a group of community members, including ourselves. It, pretty much, like Garry's Mod itself, allows you to build whatever you want using the toolset that it provides. So we've decided to not lose that chance." Read more If Valve won't remake Team Fortress 2, these modders willAug 9, 2021 - PC GamerIt's no secret that Team Fortress 2 doesn't get the love it ought to in 2021. At the ripe age of 14, ongoing updates for Valve's exceptional FPS have slowed to a crawl. The TF2 of today is essentially in maintenance mode, seeing occasional bug fixes and bot-battling updates from the presumably small crew of Valve employees still working on it... Read more.Team Fortress 2 players beat team of bots using a conga lineJul 1, 2021 - EurogamerIt's no secret that Team Fortress 2 has a bit of a bot problem, but the game also has a community that really enjoys mid-match shenanigans - and the two combined today in one of the funniest posts about TF2 bots I've seen so far. Reddit user 2Noel posted footage of an Attack/Defend match in which Blu team was pitted against a bunch of bots - normally not great news for those wanting to keep their heads on their shoulders. Yet the team decided to try a different tactic to just charging into battle, instead choosing to conga their way out of spawn and onto the control points. And surprisingly, it worked. Stay tuned for the satisfying bot slaughter at the end of the match: The question you're probably asking right now is: why didn't the bots shoot the Blu team members? The answer, it seems, is that the bots are programmed to avoid shooting players who are using taunts and emotes. If you look closely at the video, you'll notice that players not engaged in the conga line (such as poor old atomdotdat) are instantly sniped by the bots, while the dancers remain unharmed. Read more