Happy Smissmas 2016

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

  1. KinCryos

    KinCryos TF2 Admin Contributor Mapper

    Steam:

    • 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

    bugfixes:
    • 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
     
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  2. Whip_Cactus

    Whip_Cactus Sufficiently Lethal Scout

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

    jwso Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    saddest christmas update yet
     
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  4. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator

    Steam:

    That santarchimedes though.
     
  5. Staitc

    Staitc Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    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

    Steam:

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

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator

    Steam:

    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.