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End of the Line TF2 Patch — 12/9/14

Posted on: December 9th, 2014 by Obey

Between a major Monday night TF2 update, and some minor updates I haven’t covered from the last few weeks, we have a lot to cover!  As usual, the summary is on top, and the full patch notes are at the end of the post.

  1. Packhead is no longer hosting a 24/7 Christmas music stream here, thru December 25th.  Thanks Pack!
    • Clink on the M3U button at the top-right to begin streaming.  (Works with iTunes too!)
  2. (12/9/14) The “End of the Line” Community Update is now live (see below)! Read its splash page and watch the 13-minute animated short movie.
    • Added EotL Crate Keys, Piles of EotL Keys, and Random EotL Keys. They do not expire.
    • See below for the list of 21 community cosmetics found in the End of the Line crate.
    • One weapon reskin: the melee Crossing Guard, a railroad crossbuck complete with lights.
      • Equippable by all classes except Engineer and Spy, and deals stock melee damage.
    • Added a Pyro taunt: Pool Party.
    • Added Duck Journal and Duck Tokens for the End of the Line event (see below).
      • You must purchase a Duck Journal from the Mann Co. Store if you wish to participate in tracking duckies collected.
      • Collect Duck Tokens, and add them to the Duck Journal to level it up.  Duck Tokens are also giftable and can be bought in the Mann Co. Store.
    • Four new Unusual Effects have been added. Any Unusuals unboxed from EotL crates receive one of these four Effects only.  These Unusual Effects can only be obtained on Unusuals found in EotL crates.
    • NOTE: The entire update–the movie, the cosmetics, the duckies–are community-designed!
  3. (12/3/14) Added the TF Tomb Contest 2014 winning cosmetic items: Jungle Booty, Crown of the Old Kingdom, and Tomb Readers
  4. (11/13/14) Added End of the Line Crates.
    • EotL Crates do not expire. Items uncrated before January 5, 2015 will receive an “early supporter” tag on the item.
    • RoboCrate and associated items have been renamed Robo Community Crates, etc.
    • The Alien: Isolation promo items can now be bought in the Mann Co. Store.

     

1. The “End of the Line” Update

EotL Community Crates

EotL Keys (and Random EotL Keys) are US$2.49 in the Mann Co. Store. EotL Piles of Keys are US$57.27.

EotL KeyEotL Pile

 

Opening an EotL crate drops one of 21 possible cosmetics, a new Pyro taunt, the Crossing Guard melee reskin, or the roughly 1% chance of an Unusual item with one of four EotL-specific Unusual Effects! A specific item has a roughly 4.3% chance of dropping. Some of the items uncrated will be Strange quality.

Leaderboard class scout.png
Scout
Brooklyn Booties Brooklyn Booties
Thermal Tracker Thermal Tracker
Leaderboard class soldier.png
Soldier
Coldfront Curbstompers Coldfront Curbstompers
Condor Cap Condor Cap
Mistaken Movember Mistaken Movember
Screamin' Eagle Screamin’ Eagle
Leaderboard class pyro.png
Pyro
North Polar Fleece North Polar Fleece
Wartime Warmth Wartime Warmth
Leaderboard class demoman.png
Demoman
Bomber's Bucket Hat Bomber’s Bucket Hat
Double Dog Dare Demo Pants Double Dog Dare Demo Pants
Double Dynamite Double Dynamite
Leaderboard class heavy.png
Heavy
Fur-lined Fighter Fur-lined Fighter
Hunter Heavy Hunter Heavy
Sleeveless in Siberia Sleeveless in Siberia
Leaderboard class engineer.png
Engineer
Insulated Inventor Insulated Inventor
Snow Stompers Snow Stompers
Leaderboard class demoman.png
Demoman
Leaderboard class heavy.png
Heavy
Leaderboard class sniper.png
Sniper
Snow Sleeves Snow Sleeves
TF2 crosshair orange.png
All Classes
Boxcar Bomber Boxcar Bomber
Coldsnap Cap Coldsnap Cap
Flashdance Footies Flashdance Footies
Winter Woodsman Winter Woodsman

Taunts

Leaderboard class pyro.png
Pyro
Pool Party Pool Party

 

Oh Look–Another Melee Reskin!

Crossing_Guard

Yep, it’s the Crossing Guard, a stock-reskin melee weapon equippable by all classes except Engineer and Spy. It is not currently craftable; the only way to obtain it at this time is to uncrate it from an EotL crate. But craft numbers have been enabled, so perhaps they will be craftable in the future.

 

Get Duckies

Carry your very own Duck Journal on your chest while you fight, and earn Duckstreaks that function as if you had a Killstreaker weapon equipped! Killing enemies also causes ducks to drop, which quack when picked up and are added to a Duck XP Level.

 

Duck_Journal

You must purchase a Duck Journal from the Mann Co. Store (US$4.99) to participate in this month-long, duck-collecting event. Basically, you collect ducks by killing enemies, and have a specialized Duckstreaker announcement in the killfeed.

Purchase Duck Tokens (US$1.99 from the Mann Co. Store) to level-up your Duck Journal up to a maximum of Level Five. Higher levels causes more ducks to drop from killed enemies. Piles of Duck Tokens are US$45.77, and function like the Piles of Keys tools (gives away one token to up to 23 random players on your current server). So do Random Duck Tokens Gifts (US$1.99). Duck Journals and Tokens are giftable after several days.

Statistics from duck collecting are being kept via leaderboards (much like the Dueling Game “Season”). Ducks will cease dropping on January 5th, 2015.  Is this just a shameless money grab? Who knows–but are those duck eyes hypnotizing?! If you are enjoying the new content, spring for a Duck Journal and Tokens so the creators of the content can get paid.

 

Snowplow…?

An attack/defend map, cp_snowplow, was intended for release with this update, reenacting the events of the EotL movie in the identical location.  Apparently it has not been included in the update.  Stay tuned.

 

 

Full Patch Notes: Patch 1–12/9/14

Undocumented Changes

Full Patch Notes: Patch 2–12/9/14

  • Fixed a client crash related to the main menu
  • Fixed a server crash related to ducks being created when players are killed
  • Updated the equip_region setting for some of the new cosmetic items[2]

Undocumented Changes

 

Patch Notes: 12/3/14

 

Patch Notes: 12/1/14

  • Updated Mann Co. Store prices for foreign currencies to current USD equivalents

 

Patch Notes: 11/26/14

Undocumented Changes

  • Fixed the Necro Smasher not glowing when crit boosted

 

Patch Notes: 11/20/14

  • Additional improvements for client stability
  • Added a check to prevent building in trigger_hurt areas
  • Fixed seeing bumper cart icons for deaths while in hell on maps other than doomsday_event
  • Fixed not hearing localized audio while connected to a server using sv_pure
  • Updated pl_upward
    • Added stairs to forward Blue spawn underground
    • Updated the trigger hurt in the outer cliff area to cover the bottom of the map

Undocumented Changes

Updated model for the Buff Banner.

 

Patch Notes: 11/13/14

Note missed from the previous update:

  • Fixed a rendering problem for Linux clients using AMD drivers

Undocumented Changes

 

[N] Obey

4 Fun Team Fortress 2 Christmas Songs

Posted on: December 13th, 2008 by Newbs Staff

Heres a followup/update on the 12 days of 2fort.

These pretty much speak for themselves, here are four fun for the whole family songs celebrating Team Fortress 2. Big thanks go out to Koans R Us and Crouton Magillicutty for their efforts. I’d really love to see these turned into bigger productions (in-game demo, machinima, flash movie, etc). So if anyone wants to offer to sing/record these songs or is interested in doing some video work or other production please let me know. I will give out reserves and kudos if people put in time.

Team Fortress 2 Christmas Songs

The 12 Days of 2Fort – A Team Fortress 2 Christmas Carol

Posted on: November 29th, 2008 by Newbs Staff

Courtesy of Koans R Us on the newbs forum (http://www.tf2newbs.com/forum/index.php/topic,1370.0.html)

The 12 days of 2Fort

On the First Day of 2 Fort my teammates gave to me
             A level 3 sentry.
              
On the Second Day of 2 Fort my teammates gave to me
             2 Fatties Eating
             And a level 3 sentry.
             
On the Third Day of 2 Fort my teammates gave to me
             3 Intels Taken
             2 Fatties Eating
             And a level 3 sentry
              
On the Fourth Day of 2 Fort my teammates gave to me
             4 Pyros Flaming
             3 Intels Taken
             2 Fatties Eating
             And a level 3 sentry
              
On the Fifth Day of 2 Fort my teammates gave to me
             5 Golden Crits
             4 Pyros Flaming
             3 Intels Taken
             2 Fatties Eating
             And a level 3 sentry
              
On the Sixth Day of 2 Fort my teammates gave to me
             6 Spies a Cloaking
             5 Golden Crits
             4 Pyros Flaming
             3 Intels Taken
             2 Fatties Eating
             And a level 3 sentry
              
On the Seventh Day of 2 Fort my teammates gave to me
             7 Soldiers Shooting
             6 Spies a cloaking
             5 Golden Crits
             4 Pyros Flaming
             3 Intels Taken
             2 Fatties Eating
             And a level 3 sentry
              
On the Eighth day of 2 Fort my teammates gave to me
             8 Medics Healing
             7 Soldiers Shooting
             6 Spies a Cloaking
             5 Golden Crits
             4 Pryos Flaming
             3 Intels taken
             2 Fatties Eating
             And a level 3 sentry
              
On the Ninth Day of 2 Fort my teammates gave to me
             9 Engies Dancing
             8 Medics Healing
             7 Soldiers Shooting
             6 Spies a cloaking
             5 Golden Crits
             4 Pyros Flaming
             3 Intels Taken
             2 Fatties Eating
             And a level 3 sentry
              
On the Tenth Day of 2 Fort my teammates gave to me
            10 Scouts a leaping
             9 Engies Dancing
             8 Medics Healing
             7 Soldiers Shooting
             6 Spieas a Cloaking
             5 Golden Crits
             4 Pyros Flaming
             3 Intels Taken
             2 Fatties Eating
             And a level 3 sentry
              
On the Eleventh Day of 2 Fort my teammates gave to me
            11 Snipers Snipping
            10 Scouts a Leaping
             9 Engies Dancing
             8 Medics Healing
             7 Soldiers Shooting
             6 Spies a Cloaking
             5 Golden Crits
             4 Pyros Flaming
             3 Intels Taken
             2 Fatties Eating
             And a level 3 sentry
             
On the Twelfth Day of 2 Fort my teammates gave to me
            12 Demos Launching
            11 Snipers Snipping
            10 Scouts a Leaping
             9 Engies Dancing
             8 Medics Healing
             7 Soldiers a Shooting
             6 Spies a Cloaking
             5 Golden Crits
             4 Pyros Flaming
             3 Intels Taken
             2 Fatties Eating
             And a level 3 sentry

The Twelve Days of 2 Fort, Written by Koans R US 2008