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6 months ago
Been a busy year and I'm finally able to catch up on the status of the staff team. 3 2 1 let's jam.

First up, Gold Stars. This year we brought on many new faces to the team.
@toopliss joined late in 2015 and became Gold Star in October 2020. They are known for their jump map Crunch,Craggy Coast and jarate water.

@Mâché joined in late 2015 and was promoted to the status of Gold Star in December of 2020. They are best known for a wide range of maps...

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Stepping Down TF2Maps news
6 months ago

Hey all! Effective today, I'm stepping down from my position as Senior Staff. This may feel sudden to some, but others know that I have been planning my retirement for the better part of a year now. I've been part of staff since 2015, and it just feels like it's time to let others with more motivation than myself to take the reins. This isn't goodbye - I'll still be around as a Gold Star helping out here and there in the background, and I still have maps to work on.

In the near future I...

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Team Fortress 2 Update Released TeamFortress Patches
6 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:

  • Updated the Festive Frames to add missing styles that don't hide the hat
  • Fixed backpack image for the Winter 2021 Cosmetic Key
  • Renamed Smissmas Swirl Unusual effect to Spiraling Lights
  • Updated Polar Forecast, Spiraling Lights, and Twisting Lights Unusual effects
  • Updated the Train of Thought
    • Fixed model issues
    • Added Genteel Smoke effect
  • Updated cp_altitude
    • Fixed a clipping exploit that allowed players to build out of bounds
    • Fixed a clipping exploit that allowed players to stand above BLU's first spawn
    • Fixed a rendering priority issue with a respawn visualizer in BLU's first spawn
  • Updated pl_coal_event
    • Fixed a clipping issue with a window
    • Fixed a displacement

TFConnect Charity Event TeamFortress Blog
6 months ago

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It's that time of the year again, and TFConnect is coming back to town! This year, they're hosting a charity event on December 11th and 12th (both days at 1pm CET | 7am EST) in support of SpecialEffect, whose mission is to empower gamers with disabilities.


During the event, there will be an assortment of activities for everyone involved! They have a 6v6 tournament with a twist featuring your favorite content creators, a live Smissmas Baking show featuring Shork & friends, a session of Mann Vs. Machine hosted by CeeJaey with special guests A_Seagull, Uncle Dane, Robin Walker, Jill, SirActionSlacks & Benjamoose, and much, much more! Follow TFConnect on Twitter as they reveal more about their upcoming event over the next week!


Watch it all go down LIVE on KritzKast's Twitch channel!


Donations are open until January 3rd, 2022!


For more information on the event and how you can donate, visit TFConnect!



Team Fortress 2 Update Released TeamFortress Patches
6 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:

Happy Smissmas 2021!

  • All players who play TF2 during the event will receive a Stuffed Stocking as a gift! Stockings contain goodies for good little Mercenaries.
  • Featuring 6 new community maps: Altitude, Bread Space, Cascade, Chilly, Doublefrost, and Polar
  • Added the Winter 2021 Cosmetic Case
    • Contains 20 new community-contributed items
    • The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the case
  • Added 3 new community-contributed taunts to the Mann Co. Store
    • Taunt: Doctor's Defibrillators
    • Taunt: Shooter's Stakeout
    • Taunt: The Hot Wheeler
  • Added 27 new community-created Unusual effects
    • 16 new effects for Unusual hats
    • 11 new effects for Unusual taunts
  • All cosmetic and taunt cases will grant Smissmas 2021 Unusual effects instead of their normal Unusual effects during the event. This does not include crates.
  • Mann Co. Store winter sale!
  • Smissmas runs through January 7th, 2022

General

  • Fixed Engineer losing metal when hitting damaged buildings while they are being re-deployed after pick-up
  • Fixed Wrap Assassin projectiles colliding with other projectiles and func_lod entities
  • Fixed Halloween: Voices From Below spell not working correctly with more taunts and the Ready voice lines
  • Updated soundlevels for some competitive mode sounds
  • Updated the description for the Blutsauger to clarify its attributes
  • Updated sound channels for some voice lines
  • Updated hurtme command to allow negative health values when using sv_cheats
  • Updated koth_probed to fix an error model
  • Updated/Added some tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files



2021 Featured Maps TF2Maps news
7 months ago
It's that time again! The end of the year brings forth a heap of new maps to be added to our selection of Featured Maps, and this year in particular is a big one!​

Mann Vs. Machine

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2021 Featured Maps TF2Maps news
7 months ago
It's that time again! The end of the year brings forth a heap of new maps to be added to our selection of Featured Maps, and this year in particular is a big one!​


Mann Vs. Machine

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2021 Featured Maps

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7 months ago
Hey all! In the past, featured maps have been chosen almost entirely by the staff team, but this year, we have a few too many selections, so we need your help!

How it works:
We have compiled 23 possible maps to feature this year, not all of which have been created this year. In the responses, please post with your 4 picks for which maps you'd like to see featured, from the list of 23.

The maps with the most votes will be played in a gameday to determine their overall quality...

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7 months ago

Hey all! In the past, featured maps have been chosen almost entirely by the staff team, but this year, we have a few too many selections, so we need your help!

How it works:
We have compiled 23 possible maps to feature this year, not all of which have been created this year. In the responses, please post with your 4 picks for which maps you'd like to see featured, from the list of 23.

The maps with the most votes will be played in a gameday to determine their overall quality,...

2021 Featured Maps - Voting

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Team Fortress 2 Update Released TeamFortress Patches
7 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:

  • Fixed Dragon's Fury projectiles colliding with other projectiles
  • Fixed Dragon's Fury, Short Circuit, and tf_projectile_energy_ring projectiles colliding with func_lod entities
  • Fixed tf_projectile_energy_ring projectiles not colliding with tf_generic_bomb entities
  • Fixed an exploit related to opening the ConTracker while the taunt menu is open
  • Fixed an issue with props and team colors when taunting with Australium weapons
  • Fixed servers not being able to load Mann vs. Machine .pop files for workshop maps
  • Fixed not being able to apply Strange Parts to the Battery Canteen and other Strange powerup bottles
  • Fixed large bundle descriptions being clipped in the Mann Co. Store
  • Fixed Halloween: Voices From Below spell not working correctly with the Taunt: Bad Pipes
  • Fixed a sound bug related to using The Huntsman and the Taunt: Zoomin' Broom
  • Fixed players receiving knockback from enemy weapons during a truce
  • Updated Mann vs. Machine mode
    • Fixed an infinite health exploit for Snipers using The Razorback
    • Fixed the incorrect .pop file being loaded during map change when using tf_mvm_missioncyclefile
  • Updated the Strange ranks for the Razorback to be similar to the Manntreads
  • Updated The Mislaid Sweater and Beanie The All-Gnawing to fix issues with the materials
  • Updated/Added some tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated koth_synthetic_event
    • Fixed some prop pop in
    • Added backup check to try to make sure the point is set to neutral when the toastmaster spawns
    • Increased volume of toastmaster summon sounds to make it more obvious when he spawns
  • Updated pd_farmageddon
    • Updated scarecrow logic to make damaging them more consistent
    • Fixed incorrect farmer line playing sometimes when the cap opens
    • Added func_respawnflag back to the acid area in cap zone that mysteriously vanished
    • Fixed some floating props and beams
    • Added team specific teleporter destinations for teleporting players out of the cap zone when a round is over. This should stop players getting stuck in each other.
    • Cap point open sprite should no longer appear at the start of a round if the cap opened during "waiting for players"
    • Blocked off sentry spot under the ramps at mid because it was too advantageous
  • Community request
    • Added new item_teamflag ouputs OnPickup1, OnDrop1, and OnCapture1 that fire outputs with the player as the activator

7 months ago
Hey everyone. The 72 hour jam is right around the corner! We wanted to run a quick survey to see what weekend would be optimal for everyone. Feel free to vote and discuss it below.
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Team Fortress 2 Update Released TeamFortress Patches
8 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:

  • Fixed a client crash related to right-clicking an input field to open the context menu
  • Updated Taunt: The Dueling Banjo to add a missing sound file
  • Updated spelling for Sarsparilla Sprayed to Sarsaparilla Sprayed
  • Updated The Mislaid Sweater and Beanie The All-Gnawing to fix issues with the backpack images
  • Updated contributors display list for Los Muertos to add a missing contributor
  • Updated Megalo map stamp to fix incorrect image
  • Updated border color for Unusual items in the loadout menu
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated cp_ambush_event
    • Fixed building inside wall exploit
    • Fixed some lamps that were hovering in the air
    • Fixed a few misaligned textures
    • Improved clipping
  • Updated pd_farmageddon
    • Underworld hurt trigger now works as last update explained
    • Fixed visable nodraw entity
  • Updated arena_lumberyard_event
    • Fixed a missing material in RED spawn
    • Changed the ghost particles in the 3d skybox
    • The team-colored ghosts that appear on round win now last longer and are more plentiful
    • The constant, purple-colored ghosts are now less abundant
    • Added various clipping improvements around the map
    • Added smoke to the chimneys
    • Added a line of sight check to the ghost dispensers so you can no longer provide benefits through walls
    • Removed the Observer

Team Fortress 2 Update Released TeamFortress Patches
8 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:

  • Bug fixes to Steam Datagram Relay (SDR) support. This is currently in limited testing. We will have more info about this when it rolls our more broadly.