21 May / 8:19 pm

Sniper Spy Update Released!

Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include:

Maps

  • Added new map, Pipeline. Pipeline is the first map in a new game mode named payload race, which uses two carts in each map instead of only one like traditional payload maps
  • Added new arena map Sawmill
  • Added new arena map Nucleus
  • Added new community payload map Hoodoo
  • Updated Dustbowl to fix not being able to jump into the window in the first building of the second stage

Sniper Changes

  • Added new sniper rifle replacement, The Huntsman. Instead of a sniper rifle, you have a bow that allows you to move around faster while firing, and fire more quickly than the sniper rifle. Works better at medium range than the standard rifle
  • Added new SMG replacement, Jarate. If thrown on an enemy they will take more damage for short period of time. Also extinguishes flames on yourself or allies
  • Added new SMG replacement, The Razorback. Will protect you against a single spy backstab, and stun the spy for a short period of time. Comes with a 15% move speed penalty for the wearer
  • Standard sniper rifle now shoots through friendly players
  • Added 54 new Sniper voice lines
  • Added 35 new Sniper achievements

Spy

  • Added new revolver replacement, The Ambassador. First shot is very accurate and will cause a critical hit if it hits an enemy’s head. Accuracy is poor for a period after that
  • Added new watch replacement, the Dead Ringer. When armed, you will appear in all ways to die to the first damage you take from an enemy. You’ll be cloaked for 8 second after taking this damage. Upon de-cloaking you’ll make a loud, distinct sound
  • Added new watch replacement, the Cloak and Dagger. Your cloak meter is only depleted when you move, so you can stay invisible indefinitely if you’re standing still
  • Spy name tags now show up properly when disguised as their own team
  • Fixed a bug that would cause spectators to see disguise weapons incorrectly
  • Fixed a bug where enemy spies disguised as friendly spies would have cigarettes that didn’t burn
  • Fixed a bug where overhealing disguised spies would show the wrong overhealing amount to the medic
  • Made it more obvious on first person view model when your motion cloak is out of juice and you are partially visible
  • Also made it more obvious on first person view model when you’re bumped while cloaked
  • Improved the way your disguise weapon is determined to make it clearer and fix a couple of rare issues
  • Spies disguised as enemy spies now get a random mask to help complete the disguise, and their target id will be set appropriately
  • Spies disguised as medics now have an Ubercharge: line in their disguise target info
  • Spies outward facing “disguise health” now matches their disguise target when they first apply the disguise
  • Spies can now pick up health kits for their “disguise health”, even when uninjured
  • Disguise UI doesn’t show up in minimum UI mode (hud_minmode)
  • Spies that disguise as a player using an unlockable now show that unlockable in hand
  • Spies can now use enemy teleporters
  • Added 70 new Spy voice lines
  • Added 34 new Spy achievements

Scoreboard changes

  • Dominations no longer get wiped when teams switch sides
  • Dead players draw slightly darker in scoreboard
  • Converted class labels to class icons
  • All players now display the total number of people they are dominating

General

  • You now find new and old items as you play, instead of through achievements
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the scout’s ball to regenerate at inappropriate times
  • Demomen can now detonate their stickies while taunting
  • Flamethrower’s air burst now extinguishes fire on friendly targets
  • Grenades and rockets deflected by a pyro under the effects of Kritzkrieg will now be criticals
  • The Heavy and Sniper now have new custom death animations
  • Fixed payload HUD not updating properly if you join in the middle of a match and the cart isn’t moving
  • Engineer’s dispensers now give 20%, 30%, or 40% of player’s max_ammo (for each ammo type) on each use, based on the level of the dispenser
  • Added -sillygibs commandline parameter which will allow the non-violent gibs to be enabled
  • Added a new taunt for the Kritzkrieg, which also heals for 10 points
  • Improved the deathcam camera handling used when a player plays a custom death animation
  • Added missing chalkboard and serverbrowser images for community maps shipped in previous updates
  • Removed “Final” from map names in the serverbrowser quick list

Servers

  • Added “sv_allow_voice_from_file” convar, which defaults to 1. When set to 0, it’ll prevent clients from using the “voice_inputfromfile” feature to broadcast wav files over voice
  • Enabled “sv_allow_wait_command” convar, which defaults to 1. When set to 0, it’ll prevent clients from using the “wait” command
14 May / 12:32 pm

Pyro Rocket Jump

Thanks to ZillaBunny for finding this video. Even though it’s setup and not during the normal course of play, it’s still pretty awesome.

18 Feb / 10:00 am

Team Fortress 2 Frag Video

All the clips from this video are from an 8v8 STA match on cp_labor. I was planning to go back and get some more clips, but the latest update update released by valve invalidated the old demos, again.

27 Jan / 12:00 pm

Airblast Air Axe

Captured during a Goldrush Match vs Dance brigade, this is a sweet axe on PlatinumShadow. <3 Platinum.

04 Jan / 9:00 am

Engineer Rollercoaster

24 Dec / 12:00 pm

Spy Frontstabs

Hi guys of Digitaljedi.

First: merry chritsmas and a happy new year guys!

I send a video of only frontstabs of my spy. i hope u enjoy it

-Peru.Ramiroquai

24 Dec / 9:30 am

CEVO Season 3

TF2 Season 3 Registration Open

CEVO LLC is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the next season of Team Fortress 2. Season 3 features $1,800 in guaranteed cash prizes for teams competing across the various skill divisions. CEVO is also excited to announce that with Season 3 comes the announcement of the CEVO-FREE Division.

The regular event membership fee for the Professional Division is $20 USD per player. However, any player who registers by 11:59 PM PT Sunday, December 14th will receive a discounted early bird rate of only $15 USD. Players may register for Season 3 without already being on a team. Registration for CEVO Team Fortress 2 Season 3 will open on Friday, December 4th at midnight and remain open until Thursday, January 1st at midnight.

The event will consist of two skill divisions, FREE (CEVO-FREE), and Professional (CEVO-P). The FREE Division (CEVO-FREE) is taking over where the Amateur Division left off, so it’s open to any team and FREE to all participants. It is divided into three conferences: Atlantic, Central, and Pacific. Teams will be participating for free entry into paid CEVO events. There will be one match per week in this division and the Match Deadline Day is Thursday of each week.

The Professional Division (CEVO-P) will consist of the most talented teams in North America. Any team interested in competing in the Professional Division will be accepted. The Professional Division has only one National Region. Teams will be competing for $1,500.00 in guaranteed cash! Professional teams will play two matches per week on Monday and Thursday nights.

For more information including rules and registration procedures visit the full news post HERE.

25 Nov / 3:00 pm

TeaM Fortress 2 Theme On Mario Paint Composer

Found this over on Wegame while watching the last series of videos and had to check it out.

Watch more video games and play free games at WeGame.
20 Nov / 1:00 pm

STA Season 4 Playoff Brackets Starting to Shape Up

The RPI rankings for STA Season 4 have been posted on the STA site and it looks like we will have a redemption match vs. Scissors who beat us in Week 1 on CP_Well by one point, which was scored in overtime.

RPI STA RANK RPI RANK Clan Tag Clan Name
690 1 1 > Veneration
639 4 2 ((R)) Rock
627 2 3 w| Worth It
621 3 4 8<S>8 Scissors
616 5 5 [DJedi] Digital Jedi
580 9 6 ][’* Treason
575 16 7 # Pound
567 12 8 GALACTIC Galactic
19 Nov / 7:00 pm

Panfrie Pyro and Scout Video

Here’s a video put together by Panfrie of him playing some a few classes. I talked to him briefly over steam about the crazy pyro jump on the third point of gold rush and this is what he said.

lunk[DJedi]: yo man
PanFrie: sup
lunk[DJedi]: just saw your scout/pyro video for the first time
lunk[DJedi]: really enjoyed the jump on the last point of goldrush
lunk[DJedi]: did you learn that from scouting?
PanFrie: nope
PanFrie: just saw it and tried to
PanFrie: tried it*
PanFrie: and got lucky :-p
lunk[DJedi]: haha
lunk[DJedi]: that’s awesome

I will have to practice that move whenever the cart is in position. To see what I’m talking about watch below around 40 seconds. Is seems as if defense can use the cart to their advantage as well.Enjoy.