Team Fortress 2 Update adds new fixes and content

A substantial Team Fortress 2 update has gone live on Steam and will be downloaded automatically the next time the game is launched.

The full change-log can be seen below. Major changes include server stability, platform quality and new content.

  • Add quickplay option to only connect to official Valve servers
  • Prevent game servers from redirecting players to alternate servers when players connect through quickplay
  • Fixed the show_htmlpage command bypassing the cl_disablehtmlmotd convar on the client
  • Fixed the loading screen not rendering correctly for Mac clients
  • Fixed Asian fonts not rendering correctly for Linux clients
  • Fixed a client crash related to Killstreak effects
  • Fixed a client crash caused by trying to load an invalid URL in the MOTD
  • Fixed a server crash related to screen fades
  • Fixed color correction being based off the wrong player’s origin in multiplayer games
  • Fixed the Heavy’s fists not showing the Killstreak effects
  • Fixed The War on Smissmas Battle Socks hiding the Soldier’s grenades
  • Fixed the Meet the Medic taunt not releasing doves during the taunt
  • Fixed HUD elements not drawing correctly after beginning to record a demo
  • Fixed the Short Circuit particles not always being removed on player death
  • Fixed an exploit where players could run the MVM_Revive_Response, MVM_Respec, and use_action_slot_item commands on behalf of other players
  • Updated the Unidentified Following Object, Carrion Companion, and Chucklenuts so they can get assists in Pyrovision
  • Updated the Festive Gloves of Running Urgently to include a blue material when equipped by the Blue team
  • Updated The Brainiac Hairpiece so it can be equipped with items like The Grizzled Growth and added a “no helmet” style
  • Updated The Map Maker’s Medallion so name/description tags can be applied to it
  • Updated the Short Circuit to use the Engineer’s melee taunt
  • Updated The Scotsman’s Skullcutter to use the Demoman’s secondary taunt
  • Updated The TF2VRH and The Virtual Viewfinder so they can be equipped with hats
  • Added UGC Highlander Season 11 and 6vs6 Season 13 medals
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated pl_upward
  • Fixed being able to construct buildings in the skybox
  • Updated Mann vs. Machine
  • Fixed the bots not being able to equip multiple cosmetic items
  • Fixed Scout bots not playing the correct animation when stunned with the Sandman
  • Fixed not being able to reset the countdown timer if a player disconnects while Ready
  • Updated the countdown logic to un-Ready a team if someone quits during the final 10 seconds or disconnects while everyone else is Ready
  • Updated mvm_rottenburg
  • Improved collision near barricade to reduce players getting stuck
  • Fixed credits not always being collected when they fall into the barricade
  • Updated mvm_mannhattan
  • Fixed being able to construct buildings inside the respawn room
  • Fixed a material problem near the hatch
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