Valve's class-based toon-shaded multiplayer FPS, and a sequel to the mod of the same name. Announced in 1998, it was released in 2007 as part of the Orange Box. Questions using this tag should be about Team Fortress 2.

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What to do if unboxed rare item? [on hold]

I unboxed a rare item in TF2 "Professional Killstreak Kit" worth $30. What should I do with it? Should I trade, sell it or etc?
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Are all bot killer weapons strange?

So I got my first botkiller today as a gift from a kind player whom I kept saving from pyros on an enemy team. Incidentally enough we were both playing as a red spy. So when the next round started he ...
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What does the train symbol represent in the Snowplow map?

I have been playing Team Fortress 2 for two weeks, and I often play the new map "Snowplow". At the bottom of the HUD, there is a train, which holds values from 10...100. It counts down during game ...
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Is there a way to reduce or eliminate the damage taken from rocket jumps?

I'm relatively new to Team Fortress 2 and currently play as Soldier, which is new to me. Normally I play Heavy, Medic or Scout. I'm playing Soldier, as I need it for a mission for the Gunmettle ...
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Are there any differences in the drop system for Free and Premium accounts?

So recently I got a premium account in tf2. Does that change what type of items I get now in the weekly random drop? If so, what type of items should I expect?
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How do I get the last bonus points in Gun Mettle

I get up to 28 or 29 bonus points on my contract, but can never seem to get the last point or two. Is there something specific that you have to do or something special you need to do to finish the ...
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What should I make my highest priority as sniper in mvm

I do not really play a lot of Mann vs Machine as Sniper but I decided to give it a try. I am using the Urban Professional loadout with a strange ks Tribalmen's Shiv. What is my highest priority as a ...
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What are the unbox rates for the new Weapon Cases?

I attempted at one point to unbox a new Weapon Case in TF2, but I had mixed opinions about doing so in the first place and I didn't end up with a desirable item. So that got me thinking. What exactly ...
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My loadout isn't loading on most of the servers I go to

Most of the servers I go to says that they have lost connection with something (I can't remember) And that includes my taunts, hats and weapons! IS there any way I can fix this?
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Strategies on flanking enemies as Scout

Whenever I play TF2, I tend to main Scout a lot, and the way I play it is more like a fast stealth class, by flanking enemies. However, sometimes I find that I don't fully know my way around some ...
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Can I put black paint on a cow mangler?

So I am currently debating buying black paint from somebody in tf2. However, the main reason I want it is so i can put it on either my cow mangler or my eureka effect. Am I able to put "A Distinctive ...
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I can't trade tf2 items with my friend, but I can trade Gmod items. Help please!

I'm trying to trade tf2 items with my friend, but it only lets me trade Gmod items, (Melon race, physics gun, etc) Also, it says that I've been friends for only 12 days, so how long do I have to wait? ...
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How do I score contract bonus points?

This one has me stumped, how do I score bonus contract points as the demo? (Gunmettle) The instructions were to kill enemies while performing the objective, or something to that effect. I was pushing ...
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How to upgrade weapons and especially, why?

I'm relatively new to Team Fortress 2 and I see that all of my weapons have a own level and some of them differ from each other. Sometimes in matches, I see that some people get an level up on their ...
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Why should I collect the bonus too?

There is a new gameplay element int Team Fortress 2 - Gun Mettle Update, so called contracts. I know that I can get 2 of them per week and I can collect weapons after completing the contract. But ...
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Contract Coin failed to track a contract

So since the Gun Mettle update rolled out, I have completed four different contracts, three of them for specific classes and one for a specific Gun Mettle map. Although, something isn't quite right. ...
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Can I wear the Law, Blighted Beak and the Bruisers Bandanna?

So I don't know if I want the blighted beak or not yet. it all depends on whether I can wear it with the bruiser bandanna and the law. Am I able to wear the law, bandanna and the law hat in tf2?
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Do professional killstreak effects show up on hats?

Due to a recent bug in the Gun Mettle update (which has since been patched), Specialized Killstreak and Professional Killstreak kits/fabricators can be found in MvM and applied to any item (including ...
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How often do new contracts appear in the TF2 gunmettle update? [duplicate]

It saids it on the tin, how often do new contracts appear if you've purchased the coin in the new Team Fortress 2 Gunmettle update?
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How do I switch my HUD view in tf2?

On YouTube I see a lot of people whose HUD shows the whole weapon without it in their face. The weapon was a bit more away from the screen. How do I use this option?
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Gun Mettle update and Killstreaks

Can killstreaks be applied to the gun mettle skins for tf2? I'm trying to add a specialized kit to my skinned smg, but it won't let me. I'm just making sure it's even possible.
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How do I make the train go forward and take damage in Snowplow?

I recently played on the new 'Snowplow' map for TF2, and while it seems easy enough to make the train go forward for Blu team, I wasn't actually making it go forward myself - I assume my teammates ...
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How far do I need to sticky-jump for the 'Highland Fling' achievement?

I've been trying to earn the achievement 'Highland Fling' by sticky-jumping as far as I can, however the description is a little vague as to how far I need to travel: So how far exactly do I need ...
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What are all the items you get from achievements?

I am going to buy some stuff for a premium account. However, I do not want to buy an item that is possible to get through achievements because then that is a waste of money. What are all the items ...
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When are new contracts available? [duplicate]

I have a Gun Mettle campaign coin and have currently done 3 contracts. Two right when it came out then a third yesterday. I think I read something stating two contracts will be available per week, but ...
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Which TF2 items are marketable? [closed]

Is there a list of all community marketable items in Team Fortress 2? Or does anyone have a list already?
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I cant see reskins in new update in Team Fortress 2

I can't see the new reskins in the new update. it says that DirectX 8.0 is the reason. But how to I update DirectX to 9.0?
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I've completed my contracts. Now what?

I completed the two contracts I was given (Scout and Heavy), and earned two of the 'Teufort' weapons for turning them in. I expected to get some new contracts so I could continue to earn some more of ...
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Does picking up a weapon give any stored/leftover criticals?

With the Gunmettle update it is now possible to pick up weapons from fallen foes (provided you are playing the same class as them). There are also some weapons that stockpile crits through certain ...
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How do I “activate” a Gun Mettle contract?

I bought into the Gun Mettle campaign. My HUD says I have 2 “inactive” contracts. I'm already on the class and map specified in them. Clicking on them gives me objectives and a misformatted tooltip: ...
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What are the unusual weapons?

TF2's recent update, the Gun Mettle update, says you can get Unusual weapons. But it doesn't clarify anything about what choices you have for Unusual weapons. What are the unusual weapons I can get? ...
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How many name prefixes can be stacked onto one weapon?

A lot of weapons aren't just your standard weapon. Certain 'Qualities' can be applied to make them stand out or increase their rarity. For example, Strange weapons count kills (or otherwise ...
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How do I smash open a Bottle?

In TF2, I noticed that you can smash open the Demoman's Bottle when this tip showed up: The Demoman's Bottle does the same amount of damage regardless of whether it is smashed open or not. ...
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Why does swapping .ctx files not fully convert the weapon?

I wanted to mess around with TF2's weapons, so I extracted the files, and tried to modify the .ctx files. I don't have a converter, so I decided just to swap some around. I copied the file ...
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How do I use the medic's shield on Mann vs Machine?

For a while now I have been playing Mann vs Machine on tf2. I see everybody using these large shields. I see them in the upgrade menu. So I was wondering, how do I use this shield with the default ...
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How do I disable map rotation entirely on my TF2 server?

I have a private server. Before use, I just go in, exec a config, and change the level. Annoyingly, the server will sometimes switch to hydro or 2fort if we wait too long before starting a scrim. I ...
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Is there an Infinite ammo and rapid fire command?

I like to mess around in TF2 practice, is there an infinite ammo and rapid fire command in TF2?
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How do I restart steam?

Lately I have been having issues going into Team Fortress 2. It will show that team fortress 2 is preparing to launch and then close. I heard from a certain useless member that restarting steam might ...
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Recording all player interactions for spectating/video recording later in Team Fortress 2?

Short Question: Is it possible to record an entire game/map, in order to 'playback' later, spectate around and record it? Background I have a TF2 cross-office competition coming up that I'm ...
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TF2 servers appear to have high latency?

I'm playing Team Fortress 2 right now, and I'm trying to find a server that has a good ping (~50ms), but I can't find any (even with local servers). This appears to be a problem with TF2, because my ...
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TF2 files not changing on reinstall

On Steam, I uninstalled TF2. A while later, I reinstalled it. However, when it finished, it keeps validating the game over and over again. I've tried many things; reinstalling it countless times, ...
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Is it possible to receive most if not all items in TF2 from the drop system?

It seems mostly to me that the drop system is giving me the same items every single time. (Atleast 3 times in a row now, the Engineer's hand that places mini-sentries.)
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If I use an untradable name tag on a tradable item will it make it untradable? [duplicate]

I opened a gift on TF2 and got a name tag but it is untradeable. If I use it will the weapon I use it on become untradeable?
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Restriction strange items TF2

In this morning, when I was browsing strange items on community market I noticed some of them listed separately as "restriction".So far I can't see no differance between normal strange. Also I see no ...
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itemtest is behaving strangely

I wanted to mess around with some weapons in TF2, so I went to the map "itemtest". I know that the weapons have to be mechanic-changing in order to work differently, but some strange things happened ...
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What is the maximum damage that can be done in TF2? [closed]

What is the maximum damage that can be done in TF2? (No tf2x10, UberUpgrades, etc.. Just normal TF2). I have several other questions pertaining to damage calculation in TF2, such as how damage ...
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Can't give myself unlockable weapons through console

I wanted to use some unlocks for TF2 Training, so I started as Scout, then tried using the command: give tf_weapon_bat_wood which should have given me the Sandman. However, no weapon was given, so ...
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Replay Timelapse Crashing game

Whenever I try to edit a replay there is an annoying long timelapse. It sometimes crashes my game. How do I turn it off?
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Why can't I see bot navigation mesh in TF2?

I have turned on sv_cheats 1 and run nav_generate on the server. Then I set nav_edit 1 from within TF2 (client-side), but no mesh appears. I've added bots, and they clearly follow the generated nav, ...
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How can I properly airblast projectiles when around teammates?

As a Pyro, I'm fine reflecting even fast-moving projectiles back at the shooter-- when I'm on my own. However, when one of my teammates is nearby, whenever I reflect an enemy projectile, regardless of ...