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Smissmas 2013 Event Kicks Off in Team Fortress 2 - December 20, 2013

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  • Smissmas 2013 Event Kicks Off in Team Fortress 2 - December 20, 2013

    You may have already noticed, but Valve has released a new update for Team Fortress 2 today. Yes, it's the Smissmas 2013 holiday time in TF2, which means you get gift-stuffed stockings, event items, a gift-a-pult, and much more!

    Changelog for TF2 for December 20, 2013
    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

    • 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.

    • "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

    • 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