Team Fortress 2 Update Released

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  1. L11: Posh Member

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    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:
    The Meet Your Match Update has arrived!
    • Added Casual and Competitive Matchmaking modes
      • Additional information available on the website (
      • Casual mode replaces Quickplay
    • Added the Heavy vs. Pyro war
      • Additional information available on the website ( )
    • 3 new community maps
      • Sunshine
      • Metalworks
      • Swiftwater
    • Added 3 new community taunts
      • The Balloonibouncer (Pyro only)
      • Disco Fever (Spy only)
      • The Fubar Fanfare (Soldier only)
    • Added 1 new official taunt
      • The Carlton (Scout only)
    • Added the Perfect Stranger crate
    • General
      • Reworked the main menu
        • All play-related buttons are now accessible by clicking the "Find a game" button
        • Moved the Workshop and Replay buttons down the bottom group of mini-buttons
      • Enemies killed by energy weapons now play a special sound as their body dissolves
      • Improved stopwatch UI to help better communicate game state
      • Added new sound vo files for Competitive Mode
      • Added sounds to all attacks where the target player resisted a part of the damage
      • Added Prinny promo items for purchasing Disgaea: Prinny Hat, Prinny Pouch, and Prinny Machete
      • Added AsiaFortress Cup Mercenaries Cup Season 7 medals
      • Added TF2Maps 72hr TF2Jam Summer Participant medal
      • Added Random Acts of TF2 medals
      • Added check to prevent players with P-REC loaded from participating in matchmaking
        • Prevents P-REC crashing which results in players receiving abandon penalties
      • Updated the Demo Support feature
        • Added an option to only record matches that are played using Tournament mode (mp_tournament)
        • Added an option to auto-delete matches that don't have any events recorded
        • Fixed a bug where tickcount values were being noted incorrectly
        • Options can be set using the Adv. Options menu
      • Updated model/materials for the Bonk Boy, Dr's Dapper Topper, The Sole Saviors, and The Dark Falkirk Helm
      • Updated the localization files
      • PASS Time update
        • No longer in Beta!
        • New Items Available
          • An Early Participation Pin will be awarded to everyone who played PASS Time during beta
          • Two new achievements with item rewards
            • Tune Merasmus's Multi-Dimensional Television
            • Jackpot!
        • Map Changes
          • All maps are tweaked, polished, and out of beta
          • Renamed pass_pinewood to pass_timberlodge
          • Renamed pass_warehouse to pass_brickyard
          • Added a new city-themed map, pass_district
          • An updated pass_template for level designers will be released on
        • Game Mode Changes
          • Changed the score limit from 3 to 5
          • Tweaked various JACK throwing parameters
          • Pack Running
            • The JACK no longer heals the player carrying it
            • A player carrying the JACK with no nearby teammates is marked for death
            • Teammates near a player holding the JACK will be slowly healed, and can run as fast as the fastest nearby teammate
          • JACK Power
            • Passing the JACK increases a power meter
            • The power meter will decay over time
            • Filling the power meter unlocks a special goal worth extra points
        • Art Changes
          • New view model animations
          • The HUD provides more information about goal type and status
          • Player pips for Spies will reflect cloak and disguise status
        • Misc Details
          • Added cvar tf_passtime_scores_per_round
          • Added tf_glow entity that can be used to enable the glow effect on any entity
          • Updated trigger_passtime_ball FGD entry to hide unimplemented features, temporarily
          • Spawnflag added to func_passtime_goal to indicate to the HUD that a goal is unlocked by JACK power
    • Bug fixes
      • Fixed being able to repeatedly activate taunts before the current one had ended while underwater
      • Fixed disguising with the Conniver's Kunai while spotted by a Sentry causing the Sentry to ignore the Spy
      • Fixed class change notifications appearing to the enemy team for a period of time after teams swap sides in Competitive Mode
      • Fixed a case where players would sometimes see other players carrying the wrong weapon(s)
      • Fixed a bug where the Engineer couldn't remove the Sapper from a linked teleporter if was building (not active)
      • Fixed a bug where the Engineer was able to heal a linked teleporter while it was building. This now matches the behavior for the other buildings.
      • Updated several hats to fix the Sniper not removing them while taunting
      • Fixed hiding the Pyro's head when using the second style of the Fear Monger
      • Fixed using the wrong ozfortress medals for divisions other than Premier
      • Fixed a few UGC tournament medals using the wrong names
      • Fixed the Engineer's missing pelvis hitbox
      • Thanks to Justin G., aka sigsegv, for these reports
        • Fixed airblasts sometimes sending reflected projectiles toward friendly players, buildings, and projectile shields
        • Fixed demo record/read stringtables not writing/reading past 512kb
        • Fixed inconsistency between items that use mini-crit buff (TF_COND_ENERGY_BUFF)
        • Fixed multiple Mann vs. Machine bugs caused by bot AI functions being executing after the bots have died
        • Fixed a bug related to lunchbox items, where the ammo bar can be drained in cases when it shouldn't be
        • Fixed Medics sometimes instantly reviving players in Mann vs. Machine
    • Performance
      • Fixed several cases of loading and rendering hitches that would cause abrupt changes in FPS
      • Improved Flamethrower flame performance in Mann vs. Machine on clients and servers by up to +500%
      • VGUI .res files are now cached after loading, reducing framerate hitches. Custom HUD authors can disable this by setting vgui_cache_res_files to 0.
      • Improved rendering performance of zombies
      • Improved VGUI font performance
    • Custom HUD Versioning
      • In order to reduce crashing and broken UI elements after updates, custom HUDs now must explicitly specify the version of the TF UI with which they are compatible.
      • Custom HUD files must now be installed as add-ons under the tf/custom/ folder. Loose .res files extracted to the game directory will not be loaded.
      • Custom HUDs must now contain a file named "info.vdf" in their root folder, with the key "ui_version" set to the TF UI version with which they are compatible.
      • The current TF UI version is 1.
      • Non-HUD add-ons under tf/custom/ will continue to work without an "info.vdf" file, but may not load .res files.
    • Mann Co. Store
      • Added the Competitive Matchmaking Pass
      • Added new class starter packs
      • Added new key-less cosmetic crates
      • Revamped main store pages
      • Added a spotlight item
      • Added ability to mouse over and preview items in a bundle/crate/collection
      • Adjusted some weapon prices for consistency
    • Maps
      • cp_granary
        • Added new ammo pack locations in final and yard areas
        • Clips and blockbullets added to stairs
      • cp_badlands
        • Final cap point capture time increased to 2 seconds (from 1 second)
        • Clips and blockbullets added to stairs
      • cp_foundry
        • Reduced ammo kit in final cap entry room (attackers' side) to medium
        • Slightly reduced attacking team's spawn time when working on final
      • pl_upward
        • Fixed an exploit where players could sometimes build sentries in the cliffside by capture point 3
      • pl_thundermountain
        • Fixed the first and second cap points of stage 3 each awarding 2 points to the capturing team instead of 1
      • Mannpower
        • All official maps now set Mannpower mode without requiring the use of the tf_powerup_mode convar
    • Game Balance
      • Scout
        • Crit-A-Cola
          • Added Marked-for-Death debuff for 2 seconds after the buff effect expires
        • The Soda Popper
          • Added "On hit: build Hype"
          • Removed "build hype by running around"
        • Shortstop
          • Added an Alt-fire attack -- reach out and shove someone!
          • Removed +healing bonus
          • Reduced pushback vuln to +20% (from +40%)
        • Sun on a stick
          • Take 25% less damage from fire while deployed
      • Soldier
        • The Righteous Bison
          • Fixed a bug causing players to be hit by the same projectile multiple times, causing the damage dealt to vary wildly
          • Per-shot damage has been increased to compensate, resulting in slightly more damage on average
            • Point-blank deals 54 damage (previously 20-80)
            • Maximum range deals 24 damage (previously 14-56)
          • Slowed projectile by 30%
          • Projectile damage reduced by 25% for each enemy penetrated
          • Updated projectile impact sound
        • The Disciplinary Action
          • Reduced duration of speed bonus on teammates to 2 seconds (from 3)
        • The Rocket Jumper
          • Updated model/materials and sound
      • Sniper
        • Cozy Camper
          • Now requires a full charge to gain flinch resistance
        • The Sydney Sleeper
          • When fully charged, or when making a headshot, now applies Jarate in a radius
          • Scoped shots now extinguish teammates
        • The Cleaner's Carbine
          • Removed hidden +10% damage taken multiplier while under the effects
      • Heavy
        • Natascha and Brass Beast
          • 20% damage resistance now only applies when spun up and below 50% max health
        • Huo-Long Heater
          • Added -10% damage
          • Added +25% increased damage vs. burning players
          • Reduced ammo drain to -4/sec (from -6)
          • Reduced pulse damage from Ring of Fire to 12 (from 15) due to increased damage vs. burning
        • Buffalo Steak Sandvich
          • Fixed "damage taken" multiplier accidentally being +10%, instead of the listed +25%
      • Spy
        • Base
          • Max speed increased to 320 (from 300)
        • Enforcer
          • Attacks pierce resist and absorb effects from all sources
        • Pyro
          • All Flamethrowers
            • Added: Direct damage reduces Medi Gun healing and resist shield effects by 25%
              • Medics hear a "healing interrupted" sound when this is happening to their heal target
          • The Manmelter
            • Removed (hidden) 20% fire rate penalty
        • Medic
          • Base
            • All Mediguns allow the Medic to match the speed of their heal target
              • Previously only available on The Quick Fix
          • Quick Fix
            • √úberCharge rate reduced to +15% (from +25%)
          • Overdose
            • Increased movement speed bonus to +20% (from +10%)
            • Increased damage penalty to -15% (from -10%)
          • Dropped Mediguns
            • Stored √úberCharge begins to decay over time after coming to rest
        • Demoman
          • Base
            • All boots now require a shield to activate any move speed bonus listed on the item
          • The Iron Bomber
            • Decreased the fuse time to 1.4 seconds (from 2.0)
          • The Quickiebomb Launcher
            • Increased charge time reduction to -70% (from -50%)
            • Increased damage bonus for (max) charged shots to +35% (from +25%)
            • Increased clip size penalty to -50% (from -25%)
            • Removed "Stickybombs fizzle 4 seconds after landing"
          • The Sticky Jumper
            • Updated model/materials and sound
        • Engineer
          • Base
            • Level 1 teleporters now cost 50 metal (previously 125)
          • Widowmaker
            • Damage increased +10% when attacking the same target as your sentry
          • Eureka Effect
            • Reduced "50% less metal from Dispensers and Pickups" to 20%
            • Added "Teleporters cost 50% less metal"
          • The Short Circuit
            • Base projectile attack is -10 metal (hit or miss) and then add -5 metal for each projectile destroyed (sometimes a buff, sometimes a nerf)
          • The Pomson
            • Fixed an exploit with shooting through your own buildings
            • Increased close-range damage to 72 (from 62)
            • Reduced long-range damage to 32 (from 42)
            • Updated projectile impact sound

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  2. Frosty Scales

    aa Frosty Scales

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    this will be fun.
  3. Jethro

    Jethro MUSty Complainer

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    :jimijam:J I M I J A M :jimijam:

    (not mine, Crash's.)
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  4. dryerlint

    dryerlint L5: Dapper Member

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    Time to make an entire map out of nothing but glowing entities?
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  5. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    By glow I assume it means the payload/flag outline??
  6. Mikroscopic

    aa Mikroscopic

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    So wait, can I not just play on valve servers anymore without being restricted from leaving a game at any time?
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  7. KubeKing

    Server Staff KubeKing dan's birthday was fun too

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    I think this is the entity Egan requested for his Passtime map. If so it would be the payload/flag outline, yes.
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  8. Diva Dan

    aa Diva Dan hello!

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    Yeeeeessss! I'm so glad tf_glow is a thing. Like Kube said, Egan requested it in one of his passtime vlog-things.
  9. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    Apparently those pre-opened crates have all the existing cosmetics in them, since I just got selfmade versions of the Engy, Demo, Sniper, Spy, and All Class ones. Heh!

    Halloween stuff is not included, but Robotic Boogaloo IS included, based on that FYI.
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  10. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    10/10 update
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  11. Mikroscopic

    aa Mikroscopic

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    Can't get into competitive match so I can be owned by the pros

    Can't get into a pub so I can be punished for leaving a casual game

    Can't check out the new items on a community server because item server is down

  12. KubeKing

    Server Staff KubeKing dan's birthday was fun too

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    Last edited: Jul 7, 2016
  13. dryerlint

    dryerlint L5: Dapper Member

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    Sounds like it. Most of the update is alright, but this change is really bad IMO.

    At least it will give community servers a huge boost, now that Quickplay is no longer Quickplay.
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  14. MegapiemanPHD

    aa MegapiemanPHD Doctorate in Deliciousness

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    Does that mean we no longer have to use a team train watcher to make entities highlight?
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  15. Bakscratch

    aa Bakscratch Finisher of Maps

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  16. Egan

    aa Egan

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    They made it so you can set the color to anything as well as an alpha to dim it. You can also set its visibility to not show through walls if the model is hidden, or to only show through walls if the model is hidden.


    Also fun with this would be to combine it with the math_colorblend which spits out color255 data, so you can set the color of the outline of an entity to dynamically shift depending on the count of a number - like of how many controlpoints a team owns, etc.
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  17. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    oh god you can pick the color, tell me it can be changed with inputs
  18. dryerlint

    dryerlint L5: Dapper Member

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    Wow. That's really nice actually, I didn't think there would be so many options
  19. Egan

    aa Egan

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    Thank you TF Team if you read this.
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  20. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    make love to me egan

    edit: I do you wish you could set the target dynamically tho
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    Last edited: Jul 7, 2016