Valve just announced the "Tough Break" update coming soon for Team Fortress 2. This update promises 26 new contracts, four new weapon collections, a new cosmetic case, four new community maps, three new taunts, gameplay tweaks, and more.

The new maps include: Snowycoast (Payload), Vanguard (Control Point), Highpass (King of the Hill), and Landfall (Capture the Flag). The gameplay changes can be found below, while the rest of the update can be viewed at the Team Fortress 2 website.
  • Base weapon switch speed changed from 0.67 seconds to 0.5 seconds
  • Upon spawning, friendly players will show an outline for 10 seconds
  • Updated various weapon descriptions to better detail their functionality

  • Panic Attack
    • No longer auto-fires when fully loaded. Shots can be held and released at will.

  • Reserve Shooter
    • No longer boosts all-around switch speed, instead boosts switch-to speed by 20% and switch-from speed by 15%
    • No longer mini-crits any airborne target (i.e. jumping). Target must be forced in to the air via blastjump, knockback, airblast, or grapple.

  • The Half-Zatoichi
    • Now considered a sword (increased holster and deploy time and increased range)
    • Honorbound changed. Deals 50 self damage on holster if no kill was made. Cannot be holstered if player is below 50 life and no kill was made.
    • 100% life restore on kill changed to 50% health gain on kill that can result in overheal
    • No random crits

  • Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol
    • Increased health recovered on hit from +3 to +5

  • Mad Milk
    • Extinguishing an ally will now reduce the cooldown by 20%

  • Wrap Assassin
    • Now 42% more festive! Ornament shatters on all impacts, dealing a small amount of damage in a small radius. Bleed effect still only applies to a target that is struck directly.
    • Ball recharge rate increased by 25%
    • Damage penalty reduced from -70% to -65%

  • Beggar's Bazooka
    • Decreased blast radius by 20%

  • Concheror
    • Doubled health regeneration rate. Regeneration rate is now decreased if player has been recently damaged.

  • B.A.S.E Jumper
    • Removed hidden property of up draft when on fire

  • Market Gardener
    • Added 20% Attack Speed penalty

  • Air-Strike
    • Reduced blast radius by 20% when rocket jumping (28% reduction when compared to stock)

  • The Cleaner's Carbine
    • Reduced firing rate penalty from 35% to 20%
    • Added 'CRIKEY' meter which is filled by dealing damage
    • Mini-crits are no longer activated by kill, but can instead be activated by alt-fire when the 'CRIKEY' meter is filled

  • Cozy Camper
    • Quadrupled health regeneration rate. Regeneration rate is now decreased if player has been recently damaged.

  • Jarate
    • Extinguishing an ally now reduces the cool down by 20%

  • Pyros like to collect rainbows! Extinguishing a teammate will now return 20 health to the Pyro.
  • Consecutive Airblasts will no longer prevent enemies from air-strafing until they touch the ground
  • The base Flamethrower's damage fall off over distance has been decreased, resulting in higher damage output at range
  • Degreaser
    • No longer boosts all-around switch speed. Instead, boosts switch-to speed by 60% and switch-from speed by 30%.
    • Removed damage penalty
    • Increased Airblast cost by 25%
    • Increased afterburn penalty to from 25% to 66%

  • Phlogistinator
    • Removed 10% damage penalty.
    • When activating 'MMMPH', the taunting Pyro gains temporary invulnerability and immunity to knockback effects

  • Axtinguisher
    • Properties changed
    • 100% Chance to crit against burning targets
    • 33% Damage penalty
    • 20% Slower attack speed
    • 75% Slower switch-to speed

  • Vaccinator
  • Crusader's Crossbow
  • Quick-Fix

  • The HUD 'Cloak' meter now displays 'MOTION' and 'FEIGN' when Cloak and Dagger and Dead Ringer are equipped respectively
  • Dead Ringer
    • Initial damage reduction when feigning death increased to 75% from 50%

  • Spy-cicle
    • Fixed a bug where ammo packs from dead players were not filling the Spy-cicle meter
    • Fire immunity shield no longer appears when fire immunity is triggered

  • Fists of Steel
    • Removed deploy time penalty
    • Added penalty of increased holster time by 100%

  • Gloves of Running Urgently
    • Increased holster time penalty

  • Warrior's Spirit
    • Now heals 50 health on kill
    • Damage received and dealt increased by 30%
    • Removed health penalty

  • Eviction Notice
    • Now provides 15% move speed bonus
    • Now increases damage taken by 20%

Demoman / Demoknight
  • Shield bash now deals damage at all ranges, scaled by distance
    • Melee damage boost after shield bash is based on amount of charge consumed. Now provides mini-crit at 25% depleted, and full crit at 60% depleted.
    • Charging now removes debuffs from the Demoknight (Bleed, Fire, Mad Milk, Jarate)

  • All Swords now have a slower deploy and holster speed compared to base weapons in addition to their increased melee range
  • Splendid Screen
    • Removed the ability to deal charge impact damage at any range (now native to all shields)
    • Now increases recharge rate by 50%
    • Increased blast resistance from 15% to 20%

  • Tide Turner
    • Now grants mini-crit instead of full-crit on charge bash
    • Reduced resistances to 15%

  • Chargin Targe
    • Reduced blast resistance from 40% to 30%
    • Removed fire immunity
    • Removed charge duration bonus
    • Now restores 25 health on kill
    • Removed health penalty
    • Now increases damage taken while active by 15%

  • Persian Persuader
    • Removed ammo pickups granting health instead of ammo
    • Added penalties of reduced primary and secondary ammo
    • Ammo pickups now replenish charge
    • Now gains charge meter on hit

  • Quickiebomb Launcher
    • Fizzle time increased from 2 seconds to 4 seconds

  • Ullapool Caber
    • Base melee damage increased from 35 to 55
    • Added 20% fire rate penalty
    • Added 100% switch-to time penalty

  • Loose Cannon
    • Reduced projectile speed (now a visible attribute)
    • Reduced cannon impact damage from 60 to 50. Damage also scales with distance.
    • Reduced knockback from cannon hit. Knockback strength is now similar to airblast.

  • After removing a Sapper from a sentry, there is now a 0.5s delay before the sentry is active again
  • Sentries brought into a respawn room no longer detonate outside of Mann vs. Machine
  • The Jag
    • Added damage penalty against buildings. Now takes 3 hits to destroy a Sapper.

  • Rescue Ranger
    • Healing per bolt reduced from 75 to 60