The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include: This fixes some community mods that were incorrectly expecting 0 to disable the overlay, resulting in unexpected behavior.
Added "Reset All Achievements" button to the Achievements dialog A small number of achievements are based on player stats and will be awarded again when Team Fortress 2 is restarted unless the player stats are also reset Resetting achievements will not allow you to receive achievement-based items multiple times Players who consistently demonstrate a pattern of negative behavior in-game based upon excessive reports from other players and several other factors will now receive a temporary matchmaking ban Added RGL.
They will now show in the scoreboard on their assigned team and will be valid vote-kick targets by members of their team. Instead, it will go straight to switching candidates to balance the teams. Matchmaking Changes The initial load time into a match no longer counts against a player's abandon timer Changed the timeout before a missing player is marked as having abandoned a competitive match to be three minutes from the first time a player disconnects from the server, rather than from the moment the match is formed Queue times should now be significantly faster when dealing with large numbers of placement and recently-placed players in queue Moved the Competitive MMR change notification so it no longer overlaps your rank Fixed continuing to receive the prompt to rejoin a match after you have been dropped from said match Fixed a case where players would receive a rank change in matches that dissolved due to abandon General Added a stomp animation to Pyro that plays when coming down after blasting off from the Thermal Thruster Added HLPugs.
Machine matches with open slots not receiving late-joiners Fixed a server crash related to the Sniper Rifle Fixed the "View promotional codes" button not showing for those users with promotional codes Notes missed from Competitive Revamp update The UI version has been bumped to 3. Any UI mods will need to be updated to work with the new UI changes. Players will now be ranked using a model based on the Glicko rating system used in CS: The old 18 Competitive ranks have been consolidated into 13 new ranks.
You can view the new ranks on the updated Competitive FAQ page http: The previous system started everyone at Rank 1, and required - in most cases - considerable time for players to reach a rank that properly reflected their performance. The new system - by way of placement matches - considerably shortens the time required to reach an appropriate rank The requirements to access Competitive Mode have changed: If you do not own a Competitive Matchmaking Pass, you must now be at least Casual level 3 in addition to being a Premium user and having a valid phone number associated with your account.
We've made changes geared toward preserving the current damage range of flamethrowers, but requiring better aim to do so. Machine upgrade "Explode on Ignite" that resulted in it doing far more damage than intended. We've increased base damage to help offset some of the reduction in output these fixes bring about. Changes to the "Explode On Ignite" upgrade in Mann vs. Machine Damage from the upgrade no longer counts toward the refilling the item's charge meter Fixed an issue where explosive damage could be reapplied for each target in the gas cloud Fixed the triggering bot not taking explosion damage Increased explosion damage to from The Axtinguisher The slow deploy time -- which is there to help "pay" for the burst-damage this weapon is capable of -- hasn't been very well received, and we agree that it feels awkward.
The design goal of this pass is to embrace the concept of a finishing-move weapon -- which requires planning, timing, and introduces opportunity for "combo" gameplay.
Attacks mini-crit and then extinguish burning targets Receives a damage bonus based on the remaining duration of after-burn Added: And, unlike the Jarate jar, the infinite-range of the rifle means the Sniper can be far away from danger.
These changes are designed to preserve the "Jarate Rifle" identity, but tone it down, add more reward for the Sniper's skill by allowing higher first-shot damage output, and offer a way for players who want to focus on providing area-of-effect Jarate to recharge their Jarate jar more quickly. Fully-charged body shots and headshots no longer splash Jarate on players around the target Reduced length of on-hit Jarate to 2 to 5 seconds from 2 to 8 seconds Added: Scoped headshots always mini-crit and reduce the remaining cooldown of Jarate by 1 second" The Short Circuit The current design of zapping projectiles is interesting, but we're not happy with how much it can be done.
While it would be easy to simply increase the metal cost which we've done before , it would quickly push this weapon into the rarely, if ever, used category. Instead, we've changed the fundamental behavior of the weapon, such that it requires a bit more anticipation and positioning from the Engineer, has more skill depth, and increases the team support potential of this weapon. Alt-fire attack changed to launch a medium-range, projectile-destroying energy ball. Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol We underestimated how much health high-skill players would be able to recover during combat.
Reduced maximum close-range per-hit heal amount to 3 from 7 The Panic Attack The recent redesign left this weapon feeling a little weak close-in, so we've increased the damage potential at point-blank and close range. Players could perform a double-jump and then quickly switch to this item and eke out a third jump. The goal of the previous change was to require players to commit to this item in order to gain the extra jump. Natascha, The Sandman's ranged attack, Bonk!
Machine The type of badge shown on the main menu can now be changed by clicking the gear button near the badge The in-game action buttons Call a vote, Request a coach, etc. Party members will now have a status indicator on their Steam avatar when they are offline Improved Steam rich presence integration based on the player's current status Improved UI when certain match types, such as Mann vs.
Machine, are unavailable for maintenance Fixed Squad Surplus Vouchers only being usable by the party leader in Mann vs. Machine robots sometimes using human voices instead of their robot voices Fixed Festivized items ignoring any other quality for their name i. Machine Can be toggled via the Adv. Fixed security issue reported by 'Kristian N. Ended the Jungle Inferno Campaign Added a contracts-only pass to allow players who did not participate in the Jungle Inferno Campaign to access the Jungle Inferno contracts.
This pass does not grant campaign-specific perks such as the enhanced Casual Badge. All players who play TF2 during the event will receive a Stuffed Stocking as a gift!
Stockings contain goodies for good little Mercenaries.