12-20-12: BeEp bOOp i aM a ROboT UPDATE

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Postby Salen Stormwing » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:57 pm

New TF2 Smissmas is coming, so put on your robot costumes and get ready for new hats!

http://www.teamfortress.com/mechaupdate/

Also, new Comic. Also, Soldier is a Genius. Or something.
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Postby Purplecat » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:45 am

Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)

Updated some Big Picture features
Additional improvements for client stability

Team Fortress 2

Australian Christmas has begun!
Added three new community weapons
The Vaccinator
The Loose Cannon
The Rescue Ranger
Added community-contributed winter event items
Added Naughty and Nice winter keys to the Mann Co. Store
Mann Vs. Machine
Added a new tour of duty with unique loot:
Operation Mecha Engine, with 3 new advanced skill missions
New map mvm_bigrock
New Engineer Botkiller items
Added new Engineer robot
Added new Strange Filter items to the Mann Co. Store to support community map makers
Added new checkout dialogs and taunt-activated effect to raise awareness for Community Map Stamps
Added +context_action command (defaults to X for controllers). This will use the action slot if your Canteen contains a charge and will taunt otherwise3 (sic)
Added +attack3 command (defaults to middle-mouse button)
Added Adult Swim items to the Mann Co. Store
Fixed an exploit that allowed players to be permanently invulnerable
Fixed the Pyro’s airblast not working correctly when facing downhill
Made Force-A-Nature pushback more consistent
Updated pl_barnblitz
Fixed various map exploits
Updated sd_doomsday
Fixed various map exploits
Updated the localization files

Undocumented changes
New bot_hint_engineer_nest entity.
Removed Crate series 45 and 47.
Added Crate series 54 and 55.

Patch 2
Undocumented changes

Fixed a glitch with the Tough Stuff Muffs not working on Engineer.
Updated the backpack icon for the Doc's Holiday.

...the new weapons are certainly interesting, though if possible on the slightly underpowered side (Valve is being careful I guess). And this patch also introduced a false positive ban bug with one of our anti-cheat plugins ngh. Fixed it now though and unbanned people affected by it.
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