Happy Smissmas 2016

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2' started by KinCryos, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. KinCryos

    KinCryos TF2 Admin Contributor Mapper


    • All players who play TF2 during the event will receive a Stuffed Stocking as a gift! Stockings contain goodies for good little Mercenaries.
    • Added the limited-time key-less Winter 2016 Cosmetic Case to the Mann Co. Store
      • Contains 17 new community-contributed items
      • The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the case
    • Added 3 new taunts to the Mann Co. Store
      • The Scotsmann's Stagger (community-contributed)
      • The Didgeridrongo (community-contributed)
      • The Table Tantrum (Valve)
    • New weapons for the Festivizer!
      • Fire Axe, The Jag, The Kritzkrieg, Pistol, The Quick-Fix, Natascha, The Sandman, The Spy-cicle, Kukri, Shovel and The Scottish Resistance
    • Mann Co. Store winter sale!
      • Look for 20%-75% off selected unlocked cosmetic crates, taunts, and tools in the Mann Co. Store through January 11th, 2017
    • Matchmaking Improvements
      • At the end of a Casual match, players are automatically formed into a new match with the same players and teams
        • Players get to vote on which map the new match will take place on
          • There are 3 maps to vote on, chosen based on the maps everyone in the match had selected when they began searching for a match. The current map is always the first option.
        • This replaces the Rematch system
      • Players can now set their maximum acceptable ping by clicking the new gear icon in the top right of the Casual and Competitive matchmaking lobby screens and choosing "Ping Settings"
    • New autobalance system to help with balancing teams when players leave a match. The system will ask players to volunteer to switch teams.
      • Automatically enabled for all Casual match servers
        • Players who switch will be able to earn bonus XP as a reward
      • Community servers can enable this new feature by using "mp_autoteambalance 2"
    the following were all listed together in the official patch notes. I separated them into the categories you see here:

    general updates:
    • Updated mat_monitorgamma so it can be adjusted in Competitive mode
    • Updated pd_watergate
      • Respawn times will now change depending on which team is in the lead: 8 seconds to leading team, 4 seconds to trailing team
      • Moved the current beer amount to the center of the HUD
      • Added a jump to low spawn route to give respawned players something to do en-route to mid
      • Added a light to illuminate roof-snipers better
      • Adjusted some clipping

    • Fixed security issue reported by Justin G. (sigsegv) and Linus S. (PistonMiner)
    • Fixed not clearing the teleport condition for players who have their teleport interrupted before the teleport is complete
    • Fixed PASS Time exploit related to bonus points
    • Fixed the ShouldPreserveSquad flag not being parsed correctly in Mann vs. Machine mode
    • Fixed a bug related to bot Engineers and teleporters in Mann vs. Machine mode
    • Fixed not being able to transfer Strange stats between versions of Jarate and the Sapper
    • Fixed incorrect particle position for Unusual taunt effects when using the Racho Relaxo
    • Updated the Dalokohs Bar to fix a bug related to the health buff
    • Updated cp_metalworks to fix a texture problem

    useless additions:
    • Added the ESA Rewind tournament medals
    • Added the Winter Wonderland 2016 community medals
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Neat Neat x 1
  2. Whip_Cactus

    Whip_Cactus Spectacularly Lethal Soldier

    You sir, are a very helpful gentleman.
  3. jwso

    jwso Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor


    saddest christmas update yet
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator


    That santarchimedes though.
  5. Staitc

    Staitc Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor


    only good things are the festive kritzkrieg, rest of this update is shit.

    grats valve for continue to suck ass
  6. Party Chocobo

    Party Chocobo Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor


    It's Valve in 2016, the only thing I can expect is ass sucking from them
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator


    Some of the cosmetics aren't bad. My personal favorites are these:
    • The Snowmann
    • The Head Prize (I imagine we're gonna be getting some Ylvis references from this one)
    • Pyro the Flamedeer
    • The Electric Twanger
    • Santarchimedes
    • Packable Provisions
    I also gotta give Valve / the creators credit for the name creativity, lots of clever puns.
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