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Team Fortress 2 Update Released TeamFortress Patches
4 months ago

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:

Summer 2023!

  • Featuring 14 new community maps: Sharkbay, Rotunda, Phoenix, Cashworks, Venice, Reckoner, Sulfur, Hardwood, Pelican Peak, Selbyen, VSH Tiny Rock, VSH Distillery, VSH Skirmish, and VSH Nucleus
  • Added the Summer 2023 Cosmetic Case
    • Contains 25 new community-contributed items
  • Added 6 new community-contributed taunts to the Mann Co. Store
    • Taunt: Killer Joke
    • Taunt: Star-Spangled Strategy
    • Taunt: The Head Doctor
    • Taunt: Tuefort Tango
    • Taunt: The Road Rager
    • Taunt: The Killer Signature
  • Added 20 new community-created Unusual effects
    • 12 new effects for Unusual hats
    • 8 new effects for Unusual taunts
  • All cosmetic and taunt cases will grant Summer 2023 Unusual effects instead of their normal Unusual effects during the Summer event. This does not include crates.
  • The Summer event runs through September 15th, 2023


  • Security and stability improvements
  • Fixed the Mann vs. Machine upgrade panel closing after receiving a matchmaking party invite
  • Fixed an exploit related to the ConTracker and being able to move/shoot while it's deployed
  • Fixed the Strange Count Transfer Tool not being able to transfer stats for Sandvich items
  • Fixed the Engineer not being able to move for a short period of time after doing The High Five taunt
  • Fixed missing No Headphones style for the Universal Translator
  • Fixed Engineer teleporter audio that was referencing the dispenser by mistake in Spanish
  • Fixed incorrect alpha channels for the Smissmas 2021/2022 Cosmetic Case models
  • Fixed the Winter 2019 War Paint Case not being shown in the Mann Co. Store
  • Updated/Added some tournament medals
  • Updated pl_enclosure_final to fix localization issues
  • Updated cp_gravelpit_snowy
    • Boosted volume of snowman explosions
    • Added occluders to C to improve performance
    • Improved clipping
  • Updated cp_steel
    • Prop collision cleanup and improved player clipping
    • Explosive splash bug collisions on stairs, props, etc., around the map
    • Spawn point issues (collision, prop blocking, clipping, etc.)
    • Fix Pyro door exploit on A
    • Fix choke and spam issues into Blu & Red spawns
    • Fix Pixel walk collision issues
    • Fixing ceiling clipping and stuck spots including exploits
    • Clean up geometry in spawns, the spawn locations and their exits
    • Fix roof readability issues, with sticky and rocket jumping
    • Fix rare double death bug when falling into pit
    • Fix Cliff stuck spots and ledges in E pit
    • Removed head glitch tele spawn on A-B connector
    • Fix rare overtime cap bug
    • Fix Red team getting stuck in spawn door to A
  • Updated cp_mossrock
    • Fixed numerous perch points
    • Fixed players being able to get under Blu spawn
    • Fixed a location where a teleporter could be build out of the map
    • Fixed collision on rock near final point so it is more accurate to the visuals
    • Fixed lots of small visual bugs
    • Fixed some small exploits
    • Improved optimisation

LAN Downunder 2023 TeamFortress Blog
5 months ago


Get ready for the epic showdown at LAN Downunder 2023! Teams from all across Oceania are gearing up to compete for the coveted title of the greatest team downunder. Tune in live on Twitch from July 8th to 9th, starting at 11:30am AEST, to witness the intense battles for glory and a prize pool of $2,000!

The competition kicks off with a thrilling six-round Swiss stage, followed by exhilarating single elimination playoffs on day two. It's going to be an action-packed event that TF2 fans won't want to miss. So, mark your calendars, rally your friends, and prepare for the ultimate display of competitive gaming!

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You might be thinking that it's summer right now but you're wrong, it's still spring. And it will stay spring until the last corpse has been smeared across the last control point in the last game of the ETF2L 2023 Spring Highlander Playoffs. Luckily for you, that's coming up on Sunday, July 2nd, at 12:15pm PDT / 21:15 pm CEST. And what's more you can watch it live on KritzKast's Twitch channel!

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Operation Voltaic Violence TeamFortress Blog
6 months ago

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Itâs summertime! If you think that means visiting exotic islands and sipping dry martinis, youâre sorely mistaken: the only drink youâll be sipping is battery acid. Gray Gravel Co. has taken their robot menaces from the rainforests of New Mexico and shipped them to every corner of the earth to destroy our facilities.

Operation Voltaic Violence is a new Mann vs. Machine charity event brought to you by Moonlight MvM featuring 6 intermediate, 9 advanced, and 6 expert missions across 16 maps. Destroy the robots to earn up to 2 in-game medals! Event servers are available worldwide in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South Africa.

If missing your federally-mandated vacation days doesnât sound appealing to you, you can also donate to The ALS Association to help fund research for treating and curing ALS. Donating $5 USD will net you an in-game donator medal! Click here for information on how to donate.

Interested in making your own custom MvM content? New submissions are already open for our next event! Check out our guides for content creation or join the Moonlight MvM Discord for more information. All contributors will earn a special in-game creator medal!

Have fun, but donât delay, as this tour will end in 2 weeks on June 12th, 2023!

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