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We've released a mandatory update for TF2. The update notes are below. The new version is 2927789.

-Eric

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- Fixed an issue with the Festive Revolver not drawing correctly
- Updated the materials for the Australium Minigun
- PASS Time update
        - Fixed disguised Spies not having a shield drawn for them in the HUD
        - Fixed players being able to carry the jack while taunting (fixes an exploit with The Eureka Effect)
        - Fixed being able to 'inspect' the jack while players are carrying it
        - Fixed capturing the jack not incrementing Scout contract points
        - Updated pass_warehouse
                - Fixed a hole near the RED goal
                - Fixed some props where the jack could get stuck
                - Changed some small health kits to medium

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We've released a mandatory update for TF2. The update notes are below. The new version is 2939028.

-Eric

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- Added Collection Trade-Ups!

- Check out the blog post for more information: http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=18161

- Added Map Stamps and Strange Filters for the featured maps in the Gun Mettle Campaign

- Added the Gun Mettle Cosmetic Case which contains new community cosmetic items

- Gun Mettle Cosmetic Case can only be found by players with a campaign coin

- Cosmetics in a collection can be listed on the Steam Community Market

- All Strange items now have a visible icon in backpack panels

- Added an option button to display paints and/or styles options for items in the Mann Co. Store preview page and the Steam Workshop item import tool

- Added the OWL 14 tournament medals

- Added a Steam Community Profile option to the player right-click context menu in the scoreboard

- Fixed a buffer overflow exploit (thanks to Didrole for this report)

- Fixed a Mann vs. Machine exploit related to purchasing upgrades while not at an upgrade station

- Fixed a Mann vs. Machine exploit related to the Medigun shield

- Fixed the Gun Mettle Coin not displaying its proper level in the Steam Community view

- Fixed the Enforcer getting a damage bonus as the Spy was disguising and not fully disguised

- Fixed the cvarlist command truncating some cvar/command descriptions

- Fixed hitting 'Enter' while in the backpack menu triggering buttons in the main menu

- Fixed invalid map names in nextlevel convar or the map cycle causing the server to fail to change level after displaying the score panel

- Fixed the Engineer losing revenge crits and picked-up weapons after using The Eureka Effect to teleport back to base

- The Dalokohs Bar can now accept Ally Healing Done strange parts

- Updated several HUD elements to include the name of the weapon's owner when a player is carrying a weapon they picked-up

- Updated the materials for the Stickybomb Launcher

- Updated Mann Co. Store prices for foreign currencies to current USD equivalents

- Updated the localization files

- PASS Time update

- Fixed scoring in your own goal if you change teams while the jack is in flight

- Fixed disguised and cloaked enemy Spies having a shield drawn for them in the HUD

- Fixed players sometimes not being able to throw the jack

- Fixed another case where players could teleport the jack with The Eureka Effect

- Fixed The Dead Ringer making it impossible to throw the jack or deactivate the Dead Ringer

- All global special abilities that are activated with alt-fire are now available while carrying the jack, unless you're actively aiming the jack

- Unlocked console variables for community servers to experiment with without requiring sv_cheats

- Fixed Scouts being able to pick up the jack while drinking

- Fixed disguised Spies being able to carry the jack in some situations

- Made weapon switch faster after throwing the jack

- Fixed not getting a speed boost if you score and then get the jack after it respawns

- Fixed a crash if mp_tournament was enabled and someone scored during pre-game

- Improved the way blocking works

- Fixed being able to cancel enemy taunts by hitting them with the ball

- Fixed seeing a phantom jack in your hand if you threw the jack and couldn't switch back to your previous weapon (jars, cleavers, etc.)

- Updated pass_warehouse

- Fixed issue with jack getting stuck behind props

- Fixed exploit of jack getting stuck in dropper

- Fixed issue with unbalanced ammo and health kits

- Moved resupply closets further from the doors

- Added plank walkway to central warehouses on top of the containers

- Server Browser

- Fixed the history tab of the server browser failing to record servers

- Fixed the spectate tab of the server browser not working at all

- Fixed the game info dialog for SourceTV master servers improperly showing the server as not responding

- Fixed connecting to SourceTV servers via the Favorites tab in the server browser

- Fixed SourceTV relay servers not properly registering on the server list in some situations

- Fixed the game info dialog for SourceTV relay servers not allowing connection despite open slots

- Fixed SourceTV relay servers appearing to have negative max players

- Maps Workshop Beta

- Fixed map cycle files specified before the initial map load not properly tracking workshop maps

- Fixed game servers using registered accounts via sv_setsteamaccount being unable to access workshop content

- Fixed servers getting stuck in a loop when the nextlevel convar contains a un-loadable workshop map

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- Fixed a security issue related to map loading (thanks to Nathaniel Theis for this report)

- Fixed a client crash related to custom HUDs

- Fixed a client crash related to the material system

- Fixed Gun Mettle weapons not always displaying their wear level in the tool tip

- Fixed the Lurker's Leathers not using the correct Blue team material

- Fixed a bug in Mann vs. Machine that allowed players to refund credits without losing their upgrades

- Fixed a bug in Mann vs. Machine related to the Medigun shield

- The Dalokohs Bar can now accept Allies Extinguished strange parts

- Updated the materials and model for the Outta' Sight

- Updated the The Crosslinker's Coil, The Brütal Bouffant, and The Wilson Weave to add a 'No Headphones' style

- Updated the localization files

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We've released a mandatory update for TF2. The update notes are below. The new version is 2959078.

-Eric

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- Added the DeutschLAN 2015 tournament medals

- Fixed a client crash related to fonts

- Fixed a client crash for users who had model quality set to low on maps with static prop lightmaps (thanks to Egan for the detailed report and test case)

- Fixed a bug where Strange Dalokohs Bars were incorrectly counting Allied Healing Done events as Allies Extinguished

- Strange Sandviches can now accept Allies Extinguished strange parts

- Updated the materials and model for The Rotation Sensation

- Updated the localization files

- PASS Time update

- If the jack is neutral for too long, it will automatically respawn

- If a player holds the jack for too long, teammates can steal the jack from that player

- Catching and intercepting a tossed jack is slightly easier

- Demoman can no longer charge or detonate while holding the jack

- Enabled melee-only for sudden death mode

- Updated pass_warehouse to fix some spots where the jack could get stuck

It's been amazing getting extremely helpful/creative/clever/funny feedback from people! We're reading every email and checking all the forums, so please keep it coming to passtime@valvesoftware.com. With much gratitude, Valve, Bad Robot, and Escalation.

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- Added LBTF2 Highlander Season 2 and LBTF2 6v6 Season 11 tournament medals
- Added an "Unusual Effect" checkbox for the Steam Workshop import tool
- Fixed a client crash related to the material system
- Fixed seeing [unknown] for player names in item descriptions
- Fixed a lighting bug with static props
- Fixed custom item_teamflag models not drawing properly
- Fixed a case where the Stat Clock model would float in the air while the player was taunting
- Fixed a case where the Sniper zoom could get stuck after picking up a weapon
- Fixed a push bug with The Scorch Shot and giant robots in Mann vs. Machine mode
- Fixed the Spy Sapper not drawing on robots in Mann vs. Machine mode
- Updated the slosh sounds used for footsteps
- Updated the vote system so player can extend the current map using the "Extend Current Map" vote in the Vote Setup menu
- Updated the localization files
- Server admin can configure this new feature using the convars sv_vote_issue_extendlevel_allowed and sv_vote_issue_extendlevel_quorum
- PASS Time update
        - Rounds will continue after the timer expires until the jack becomes neutral or someone scores
        - The jack will heal its carrier to full health
        - Added tf_passtime_unstable for testing unstable features
        - Unstable features
                - Attack, defense, and support classes have different throwing arcs (tf_passtime_throwspeed, tf_passtime_throwarc)
                - The jack inherits some of the thrower's velocity (tf_passtime_throwspeed_velocity)
        - Added an alternate version of pass_warehouse: pass_warehouse_goal2
                - Instead of scoring by throwing the jack into the goal, players need to carry the jack into the goal

Hi PASS Time players! Join the Official PASS Time Steam Group to help test experimental new content before it goes live to the world! Be the first to get the latest PASS Time news, watch some of the mode's best plays, share your feedback, play with the dev team, and more!

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/PASSTimeOfficial

 

(Some players are reporting crashes upon death now. If it's widespread enough, we may get another patch tonight.)

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We've released a mandatory update for TF2. The update notes are below. The new version is 3004224.

-Eric

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- The Gun Mettle Campaign has officially ended
        - Gun Mettle Coin owners have until October 12th to finish any remaining contracts. Contracts will expire on the 13th and will be removed.
- Added 'Inspect Item' backpack menu option for all cosmetics and taunts
- Added 'View in Game...' button for decorated weapons, cosmetics and taunts when viewing TF2 items from Steam Community Inventory or Steam Community Marketplace
- Added more LBTF2 Highlander Season 2 tournament medals
- Added new hit-sound options for players to choose from in the Adv. Options menu
- Fixed a crash related to .vtf file loading (thanks to Nathaniel Theis for this report)
- Fixed a client crash related to the main menu
- Fixed a server crash related to Mann vs. Machine mode
- Fixed a crash and possible odd behavior in maps spawning multiple tf_gamerules entities
- Updated campaign contracts to display their expiration date when the time remaining is less than a week
- Updated the localization files
- Mannpower update
        - Updated the grapple impact sounds
        - Updated reduced damage taken sound
        - Heavy can no longer switch to the grapple until the Minigun has finished its spin-down
        - Fixed an exploit related the Knockout powerup not switching to the melee weapon
        - Fixed players sometimes getting stuck in the grapple

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We've released a mandatory update for TF2. The update notes are below. The new version is 3013627.

 

-Eric

 

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- Invasion Community Update has arrived!

        - Check out the blog post for more information: http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=18730

- Fixed a problem with the Steam Overlay for Mac clients

- Fixed a regression with weapon hit sounds

        - Hit sounds no longer clip each other

        - Min and max pitch values reverted to what they were prior to the October 1st update

        - Note: the Advanced Options default slider position is 100, which is normal (0) pitch

- Fixed an issue with the Festive Revolver not drawing correctly

- Fixed an exploit in Mann vs. Machine related to infinite credits

- Fixed an exploit related to The Dalokohs Bar

- Throwables (Jarate, Mad Milk, Flying Guillotine) will now pass through friendly targets at close range. This is the same behavior as rockets and grenades.

- The Powerhouse and Concealed Killer Weapons Cases have been added to the weekly drop list for Gun Mettle Campaign Coin owners

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We've released a mandatory update for TF2. The update notes are below. The new version is 3019029.

-Eric

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- Fixed generic bomb entities (in the Invasion maps) damaging teammates when shot with an arrow
- Fixed infinite money exploit related to refunding upgrades in Mann vs. Machine mode
- Jarate and Mad Milk will collide with friendly teammates that are on fire at close range
- Updated Batsaber to use the 'unique' base quality
- Updated the Scout's pistol animation
- Updated pd_watergate
        - Fixed the reason in the win panel at the end of a round referring to robots
        - Fixed a case where players were able to get outside of the map
        - Fixed a sound cache problem

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We've released a mandatory update for TF2. The update notes are below. The new version is 3032525.

-Eric

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- Fixed a security issue related to the replay system (thanks to Nathaniel Theis and Zemnmez for this report)

- Fixed the Taunt: Burstchester using a Sniper pain sound for the Soldier

- Fixed the countdown timer not always drawing on pd_watergate

- Fixed seeing the team leader's dispenser health while spectating on pd_watergate

- Updated the model/materials for The Last Breath

- Updated the descriptions for the Gun Mettle Campaign Pass and the Gun Mettle Campaign Coin to indicate the campaign has ended

- Updated ctf_2fort_invasion with the latest changes from the authors

- Fixed a few areas where players were getting outside of the map

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We've released a mandatory update for TF2. The update notes are below. The new version is 3043315.

-Eric

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- Fixed a display issue some players were having with the World Traveler hat and their map stamp purchases
        - The sales data was correct. This was only a display problem on the hat.
- Updated the models/materials for The Triggerman's Tacticals, Grimm Hatte, The Cool Breeze, and Unknown Mann
- PASS Time update
        - Trying out some new sounds
        - Catching and intercepting a tossed jack is slightly easier
        - Added convar tf_passtime_ball_model
        - Fixed an issue that prevented disguised Spies from receiving a pass from enemies
        - Fixed a bug that allowed overloadable weapons to continue reloading while carrying the jack
        - Fixed an issue that awarded a point to the wrong team during team switch
        - Fixed an issue that prevented automatic jack respawn from working in some cases
        - Fixed a wrong texture on goal visualizers
        - Fixed pass lock sound not playing for the targeted player
        - The announcer now says "overtime" at the appropriate time
        - Updated pass_warehouse and pass_warehouse_goal2
                - Removed jump pads from the second floor of the warehouse
                - Added more spectator cameras
                - Added lateral jump pads to the middle arena

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