TF2 Blog: Team Fortress 2 Update Released

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  1. VaultBot

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    An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
    Happy Smissmas 2013!
    • All Players who play TF2 during the event will receive a Gift-Stuffed Stocking! Stockings contain goodies for good little Mercenaries.
    • Added community-contributed winter event items
    • Added the Giftapult, which can be used to launch gift items to randomly-chosen online players
    • Added Naughty and Nice winter keys to the Mann Co. Store
    • Premium Players will receive a Secret Saxton to give to another player
    • Item grants from previous events (including the Spirit of Giving and the Winter Holiday noise maker) have been re-enabled for all players, including those who deleted their earlier grants
    • Weapons
      • Battalion's Backup
        • Added +20 max HP passive for the wearer
      • Concheror
        • Added +2 health per second passive for the wearer
      • Crit-a-Cola
        • Reduced consumption penalty from +25% extra damage to +10%
      • Diamondback
        • Now also gains a critical attack on successful backstab kills
      • Flying Guillotine
        • Alt-Attack now also throws the Guillotine when active
      • Short Circuit
        • Attack sped up greatly
        • Ammunition cost has been lowered to 5 metal per attack
        • Players and Buildings are only targeted if in range and in front of attacking player
        • Improved visual effects
      • Soda Popper
        • Hype no longer grants mini-crits
        • Added Hypemode which grants up to 5 extra air jumps when active
        • Hypemode is triggered by Alt-Attack when hype is full
      • The Beggar's Bazooka has been updated to use the same taunt as The Direct Hit
      • Professional Killstreak Mantreads, Splendid Screen and The Chargin' Targe now generate proper effects when on a killstreak. These effects do not stack if another killstreak effect weapon is active.
    • Cosmetics
      • "Head" and "Misc" slots for player loadouts have been converted to Cosmetic slots. All items that were previously Head- or Misc-slot-specific can now be equipped in any Cosmetic slot.
      • Unusual effect positioning can now be adjusted for all Cosmetic-slot items
      • Unusual Circling Effects have been given a new origin
      • Unusual effects for all Cosmetic-slot items are now visible in the loadout panel and character HUD
      • Fixed the Wiki Cap clipping with the Demoman's head
    • Mann vs. Machine
      • Fixed being able to inspect Blue-team bots
      • Fixed the mission victory screen not always showing the correct information for each player
      • Fixed some clipping issues with the stats in the scoreboard
    • General
      • Fixed an exploit where players could move around while using a taunt to attack enemies
      • Fixed an exploit related to the Rocket Jumper and the Soldier's grenade taunt
      • Fixed killstreaks attained via healing not being considered for round-end win panel
      • Fixed the killstreak hud indicator position in minmode
      • Fixed Taunt Kills strange scores not incrementing properly for the Strange Scorch Shot
      • Fixed strange scores on cosmetic items sometimes failing to increment
      • Fixed gift-wrapped items not showing their interior item to the wrapping player in some conditions
      • Fixed Steam Sale items granted from Snow Globe crafting not being listable on the Steam Community Market
      • Improved bot navigation in cp_gorge
      • Improved bot navigation in pl_upward
      • Updated several materials to fix issues caused by mat_picmip
      • Updated the backpack to filter to automatically filter for valid items when using a tool

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