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Team Fortress 2 Update Released TeamFortress Patches
3 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 another bug where some methods of connecting to Steam would not honor the -ip command line parameter



Team Fortress 2 Update Released TeamFortress Patches
3 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 bug where some methods of connecting to Steam would not honor the -ip command line parameter




Team Fortress 2 Update Released TeamFortress Patches
3 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:

  • Added ConVar "sdr_spew_level" for clients and servers to control SteamNetworkingSockets console spew. Default is 4 (warning).
  • Fixed official TF2 bots displaying avatars in the scoreboard during modes like Offline Practice
  • Updated the War Paint inspection panel to support all seed values
  • Updated custom player sprays and other temp files to only be deleted on shutdown


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:

  • 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 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

A Drop of Delight TeamFortress Blog
4 months ago

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A Drop of Delight is a 12-hour community charity live stream event on September 19th, 2021, from 12 PM - 12 AM EST!


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!







BlapBash 2021 TeamFortress Blog
4 months ago

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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!