New Team Fortress 2 Update Now Available – Tweaks Items, Addresses Exploits And More

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Those playing Valve’s free-to-play shooter, Team Fortress 2, are in for a surprise the next time they boot up Team Fortress 2, as a hefty new update is now available.

As we previously reported, TF2 players can look forward to this update which address some exploits such as sentry jumping and tweaks underused and popular items. Though this update is rather large, as it take up 875 MB on your hard drive, here are the following changes you can expect once you update Team Fortress 2 to the latest version:

July 10 Update Notes

General

  • Added over 60 Gold Star community-submitted Workshop items
  • Summer Claim Checks can now be redeemed for Summer Coolers
  • Summer Cooler Keys are now available in the Mann Co. Store
  • Map Stamps and Strange Filters for the new community maps cp_standin and cp_process are now available in the Mann Co. Store
  • Reduced intensity of Bleed and Jarate screen effects under DX8
  • Added text search functionality to the backpack and the store
  • Added tf_hud_show_servertimelimit to display the server’s per-map time limit on the in-game HUD
  • In MvM, if all team members unready, the pre-round countdown will stop
  • In MvM, when robots are killed by sniper headshots or explosive headshot upgrade, they will drop ‘red’ money that will automatically be collected when it would otherwise dissolve
  • Fixed a bug with the Unusual Adjustment Slider that would cause changes not to take effect
  • Double-clicking a crate will now take you to the appropriate key in the store
  • By default, items with non-standard qualities (i.e., strange, unusual) will not be selectable as craft ingredient. The ingredient selection UI has a checkbox to disable this feature and allow selection.
  • Unusuals and Stranges no longer stack in loadout equip pages
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause incorrect Steam Community Market prices to be shown on item tooltips when using non-USD currencies
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the popular items page in the store to not always update correctly
  • Fixed a bug where disguised red spies spawned a blue heal particle when touching healthkits
  • Fixed a bug where certain projectiles and Engineer building gibs could cause doors to become stuck
  • Fixed a bug where crouch animations would not properly play while in humiliation state
  • Fixed a bug where full ÜberCharge effects would always show on the client if a player was killed with full ÜberCharge
  • Fixed a bug that allowed custom item names/descriptions containing HTML to sometimes change the appearance of items in Steam Community
  • Fixed level 3 dispensers missing geometry
  • Fixed level 2 dispensers appearing identical to level 1 dispensers at certain LODs
  • Fixed the Marked-For-Death effect showing over the head of disguised or stealthed players
  • Fixed suicide deathnotices showing the dead player’s last deployed weapon instead of the skull and crossbones
  • Fixed characters in the loadout page sometimes appearing as if they were cloaked
  • Weapon attributes will now show in the same order in-game and in Steam Community
  • Support for the ITFItems/GetPlayerItems and ITFItems/GetSchema WebAPIs have been removed
  • Added support for the Oculus-native distortion function via the “oculus_use_ovr_distortion” convar in VR mode

Items

  • The Chieftain’s Challenge, Lord Cockswain’s Pith Helmet, That ’70s Chapeau, The K-9 Mane, The Stovepipe Sniper Shako, The Pounding Father, and Vox Diabolus can now be painted
  • “The Public Enemy”, “The Urban Professional”, and “The Dumpster Diver” sets will now show up as sets in the in-game UI
  • Cursed Soul items (Halloween zombie skins) are now renameable
  • Strange Bacon Grease can now be gift-wrapped
  • Added LODs to the Airborne Armaments set items
  • Fixed Bison/Pomson projectiles getting stuck on doors
  • Fixed Baseballs and Jars sometimes going through thin geometry
  • Crit-A-Cola
    • Removed: Damage taken mini-crits
    • Added: Damage taken increased 25%
  • Shortstop
    • Added 20% bonus healing while deployed
    • Added 80% vulnerability increase to all push forces while deployed
  • Winger
    • Added +25% Jump Height bonus when active
  • The Special Delivery (set)
    • Removed: +25 max health on wearer
    • Added: Leave a calling card on your victims
  • Battalion’s Backup
    • Added additional +15% Sentry damage resistance to all teammates while banner effect is active (50% damage reduction while banner is active)
    • Rage is now generated from damage dealt instead of damage received
  • Black Box
    • Rocket explosions now use correct sound
  • Beggar’s Bazooka
    • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to hold a set fixed number of rockets (reload cancelling)
    • Misfired Rockets now remove one loaded rocket from the clip
  • Concheror
    • Rage is now generated only from damage dealt
    • Buffed players now receive a speed boost, in addition to the previous Health-On-Hit effect
  • Cow Mangler 5000
    • Reduced clip size (from 5 to 4)
    • Removed -10% damage attribute
    • Removed 5% slower reload attribute
    • Added missing “sets players on fire” description text
    • New particles and sound
  • Escape Plan
    • Players receive the Marked-For-Death effect after deploying, and for a short period after holstering
  • Liberty Launcher
    • Removed: 25% reduced clip size penalty
    • Added: 25% reduced damage penalty
  • Original
    • Rocket explosions now use correct sound
  • The Tank Buster (set)
    • Removed: +20% Sentry damage resistance on wearer
    • Added: Leave a calling card on your victims
  • Phlogistinator
    • Fixed “Mmmph” progress resetting after touching a resupply cabinet
  • Powerjack
    • Added: 15% increase move speed while deployed
    • Added: 20% damage vulnerability to all sources
  • The Gas Jockey’s Gear (set)
    • Removed: +10% faster move speed on wearer
    • Removed: +10% bullet damage vulnerability on wearer
    • Added: Leave a calling card on your victims
  • Chargin’ Targe
    • Added: Afterburn immunity
  • Loose Cannon
    • Range no longer affects direct cannonball impact damage
    • Reduced charge time to 1 second
    • Added: Double-Donk (directly impacting an enemy within half a second before the bomb explosion) sound and particle effects
    • Double-Donk damage now mini-crits
  • The Expert’s Ordnance (set)
    • Removed: +10% fire damage resistance on wearer
  • Buffalo Steak Sandvich
    • Removed: Damage taken mini-crits
    • Added: Damage taken increased 25%
  • Dalokohs Bar
    • Increased amount of health restored per-bite from 15 to 25
  • Gunslinger
    • Fixed a bug that caused mini-sentries to heal while being constructed
  • Rescue Ranger
    • Minor increase in damage per bolt
    • Increased building healing from 50 to 75 per bolt
  • Short Circuit
    • Ammo cost reduced when an attack destroys a projectile
  • Wrangler
    • Slightly reduced accuracy of manually-controlled sentry at long range
    • Protective shield now fades 1 second after the owning Engineer dies
  • Crusaders Crossbow
    • Changed arrow projectile to a large syringe
    • Added new trail effects
    • Smoothed out reload animation (DPS unchanged)
    • Fixed being able to heal players that are using items that block healing
  • Quick-Fix
    • Added 50% Overheal
    • Über now affects the medic when there’s no heal target
    • Shotguns with pushback (Force-A-Nature) no longer affect players under the effect of Quick-Fix’s Über
  • Vaccinator
    • Über now fully absorbs crit damage for the selected damage type, but depletes Übercharge based on the amount of damage prevented
  • Bazaar Bargain
    • Fixed the starting charge rate being -40% instead of -20%
    • Capped the max charge rate to 200%
  • Cozy Camper
    • Removed movement penalty.
    • Added: Damage taken increased by 20%
  • Darwin’s Danger shield
    • Added: Bullet damage taken reduced by 15%
    • Added: Explosive damage taken increased by 20%
  • The Croc-o-Style Kit (set)
    • Removed headshot immunity
    • Added: Leave a calling card on your victims
  • Dead Ringer
    • When under the effect of Feign Death, damage taken decreases the duration of the effect
  • L’Etranger
    • Added: 40% increased cloak duration
  • Spy-cicle
    • Fixed a bug that would cause the charge meter to not reset when the spy was killed
  • The Saharan Spy (set)
    • Removed: Reduced decloak sound volume
    • Removed: 0.5 sec longer cloak blink time
    • Added custom particle effects when taunting

For the full list of fixes, including map changes, feel free to check out the official changelog of the latest update here.

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