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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Why did I get a bunch of items from just logging in?

I logged into TF2 for the first time in about 6 months today and received almost 15 items, mostly genuine, upon arrival. I was under the impression that you needed to spend time in game in order to ...
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Open/Fill MVM Lobbies from command line or url

As has already been answered and should be common knowledge, you can join servers using steam://connect/ip:port or as viewed here. However, I would want to know if the same is possible for ...
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As a Sniper, how can I deal with being ambushed by a Pyro?

Whenever I'm on a killstreak as a Sniper, there's always one vengeful Pyro who comes my way and burns me within a couple of seconds. Obviously, when he comes behind me and sets fire to me, there's not ...
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Why is cp_gullywash on the Attack/Defense mappool instead of Control Points mappool?

On the Attack/Defense playlist, there's a map called Gullywash. However, it has a control points format rather than an attack/defense format. Why is it on the attack/defense mappool rather than the ...
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Does 'overcharging' a sniper increase its damage?

As a Sniper, I know that if I charge my sniper rifle, it will do more damage, but does the time for which it is 'overcharged' (i.e. scoped in when the charge meter is already full) affect the damage ...
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What do I use the Classic strangifier with?

I just unlocked a Mann Co. Supply crate key and got a "Classic strangifier", which apparently changes normal items to strange items. However, when I click "Use with...", it says that I have no ...
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Friend cannot connect to my TF2 server

Yesterday, one of my friends started playing TF2 for the first time, so I thought it would be a good idea if we played a game against bots together before we play the mayhem that is multiplayer. So, I ...
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What do weapon prefixes like “Botkiller” and “Killstreak” mean?

When playing TF2, I sometimes see people with weapons such as "Botkiller Killstreak Black Box" and then a number of kills that this person has with this particular weapon. How do I enable killcounts ...
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How do I play well as a scout?

Being fairly new to TF2 (about 100 hours play time) I am becoming steadily proficient in most classes, and am having a great time with them. However, one class, the scout, is eluding me. When I play ...
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What determines whether or not there's overtime?

In TF2, in the Domination Control Point mode, there's sometimes overtime, which (to my frustration) can last from a couple of seconds to a good few minutes. My question is What determines ...
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Bots added to server are getting autobalanced

I am trying to make bots fight each other on my private TF2 server, but when I add a bot, the game adds other bots to balance out the teams. How can I stop it from doing that?
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What type of quality combinations exist?

What type of quality combinations exist? In TF2, there are Strangifiers which can add the Strange Quality to an item. I have seen Strange Genuines, but what other types of combinations exist?
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Is there a “Hold to Zoom” option for Sniper Rifles?

In TF2, when I'm a Sniper, is there a way that I can hold down (MOUSE2) to zoom in (and release MOUSE2 to zoom back out again), rather than toggling zoom with MOUSE2? There doesn't seem to be an ...
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When should I use the Vaccinator?

When would I want to use the vaccinator, specifically over the default medigun? The vaccinator has an almost negligible 10% resistance to one damage type during regular usage, which to me does not ...
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How do I avoid un-equipping weapons I want to craft with?

When I go to create metal out of duplicate items in TF2, I often find that the duplicate item I want is an item I have equipped. Invariably, even though I have multiple copies of this weapon, it will ...
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How do I taunt specifically with my weapon?

Team Fortress 2 recently introduced a number of changes to taunts, including a menu to choose among taunts and the ability to perform “partner taunts” with members of the opposing team. The problem ...
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How does the Soda Popper's Hype ability work?

I've recently unlocked the soda popper for the scout class. I love the weapon and use it as my go-to scattergun. In the weapon description it mentions that when hype has been built up, pressing ...
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Will all items not currently tradable become tradable if I upgrade to Premium?

I am thinking of making my TF2 account premium, I have a couple good weapons I want to trade. These weapons currrently are "Not Tradable". If I upgrade, will these weapons become tradable?
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I want to sell a non-marketable hat in TF2. Is there any way to go about it? [closed]

I just crafted a SUPER EPIC NEW HAT! Unfortunately I just did it for cash as I've pretty much quit TF2. I wanted to know, how can I get money from this hat?
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Why am I unable to smelt my frying pan in TF2?

I can't smelt my frying pan with another sniper class weapon. The pan doesn't display in the crafting window, but it displays in my backpack.
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Are all weapons in Team Fortress 2 unlockable?

By which I mean is it possible to unlock every weapon in the game without ever paying for one, or can some weapons only be obtained through micro-transactions?
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Can I set myself on fire infinitely?

How do you set yourself alight for an infinite amount of time? I've tried all the conditions and the closest I've come is condition 22, which only makes your character complain about fire for a split ...
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Meaning of Bronze, Silver, etc. in regards to competitive TF2

I am currently looking for a team in TF2. I've look on different forums, and I have noticed that people often speak about "bronze, silver" etc... when they present themselves for joining a team. I ...
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What does a red icon mean in TF2 on the killboards?

Sometimes on the killboards, there's an icon like this: Normally the background isn't red: What does red mean?
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How can I be an effective engineer on Blu team without resorting to the Gunslinger?

Engineer is a useful class to play on Attack, with teleporters being indispensable for getting heavy-hitters onto the front line, and dispensers being...dispensable for health and ammo on the front ...
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What type of kill do I need to get a fully recharged charge meter with the Tide Turner?

I checked the patch notes recently on the new Tide Turner, and according to the notes, shield bash kills are now supposed to recharge your meter as well as kills from the critical hit with your sword. ...
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How close do I have to be to get mini-crits with the BackScatter?

Scout's new primary, the Backscatter, proports to do Mini-Crit damage when shots are made to the back and at close-range. So far, I've gotten plenty of mini-crit experience from backshots, but not ...
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Are TF2 taunt bundles clean or dirty?

I would like to know if I buy a taunt bundle, will they come clean (craftable) or dirty (uncraftable) condition?
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TF2 Black Screen on launch?

Whenever I boot up TF2, I get a black screen but can hear the audio. I am using a Benq external monitor. If I unplug the monitor and use my laptop screen and reboot TF2, it loads fine. I can, however, ...
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Can a cloaked spy be detected by watching the network graph?

This is just out of curiosity. Is there anyway to detect when a cloaked spy has entered a room using net_graph? Assume net_graph shows a constant pattern in a room only occupied by you, and a cloaked ...
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Are the new weapons available as random drops?

It's been awhile since the last weapons-including update, and I cannot recall if new weapons are immediately added to the randomly dropped weapons the game gives out during play. Are the 5 new ...
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What unusual effects can taunts come in?

What effects can Unusual Taunts come in? Couldn't find anything on the wiki, and the TF2 wiki hasn't been updated yet.
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Remove the “You are now attacking/defending!” message

I'd like to remove this message whenever I join a server. If that is not possible, I'd like to shorten the length it shows there for. It's very distracting and makes it harder to play while it's up. ...
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How do I bind my 'decline vote' key to my ENTER key?

I want to bind my decline vote key to my enter key in team fortress 2 , but I cant figure out where to go or how to do it.
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Vanilla dedicated server, can I configure a list of bot names

I have a dedicated TF2 server set up for in-office breaks which our department uses to play together. We use tf_bot_quota_mode fill and tf_bot_quota 24` to make sure we have plenty of things to shoot ...
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Strangified Cosmetic Items?

What exactly are the properties of Strangfied cosmetic items in Team Fortress 2? I am not rich enough to afford one to figure it out on my own. I also don't understand what the 'point' value on the ...
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In TF2 do strange parts move the other strange parts down on your weapon?

I'm afraid that if I apply multiple strange parts to my strange minigun that they'll be moved down after I apply the other parts and it will look bad. Example: I apply the dominations part. I then ...
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Do strange parts apply retroactively?

For example, let's say I have a Strange Scattergun with no parts attached and no kills. I kill 5 medics, then apply a 'Medics Killed' part to the Strange Scattergun. Then, I kill 5 more medics. ...
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What was the urine joke all about?

I read this comic about Team Fortress 2, but I did not get the joke. What was in the bottle? Urine? if so, what's the point of the last panel? why is the spy consoling the sniper?
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How much ammo will a Medic see on their HUD while healing a spy?

In a relatively recent update, Medics gained the ability to see how much ammo their heal target has for their currently selected weapon. This got me thinking about a medic healing/ubering a spy, ...
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More Character Dialog in TF2?

I love hearing the voices of the classes in TF2, but I feel like I never hear many of the sound clips. Is there any way to increase the incidence of character speech in TF2? Mods and such are ok. ...
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Screen Tints Blue when playing Team Fortress 2 on OSX

Ever since I downloaded tf2 the screen is tinted blue whenever I launch it. I'm on a Macbook Pro 13" early 2011. The same problem has happened to a friend of mine who also has an MBP, but it doesn't ...
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How do I get Team Fortress 2 to span multiple monitors?

I'm trying to run TF2 at a custom resolution. I have 3 monitors at 1024x1280 (all together 3072x1280). When I run Team Fortress 2 it only gives me one monitor as the max resolution. I tried setting ...
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Replays - Switch YouTube account that movies are uploaded to?

I have recently (and finally!) been able to save takes of replays as movies. I'd like to upload them to my YouTube channel, but I'd also like to track them in Team Fortress 2, especially for the ...
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Team Fortress 2 - Multiplayer works perfectly but Singleplayer is very glitchy. (Video Included)

When playing multiplayer I have no issues, but when I play singleplayer via 'Create Server' I get graphical and physics glitches. I made a video to demonstrate, because it's hard to explain well. ...
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Why don't some demomen suffer from afterburn?

I've noticed lately (maybe the last couple of months), playing as Pyro, that sometimes I'll light a demoman on fire and he doesn't suffer any afterburn. As soon as I stop hitting him with flames, they ...
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How do custom skins work in TF2?

In TF2, my friend subscribed to a skin pack for scout to become femscout. The person tried loading the game, but the game was not changed. How would my friend cause the changes to occur?
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Odd mouse issue with TF2 on OSX

I recently fired up TF2 for the first time in a while and I noticed an odd issue. Quite often, I will need to click Mouse1 twice in order for my character to shoot. Also, at times I will notice the ...
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Questions regarding killstreak kits [closed]

I recently got into trading killstreak kits and fabricators. However, before I do so, I want to clarify some questions regarding how these kits work. Are eye effects for professional killstreak ...
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Un-Known Crafting Recipe?

I am currently trying to get my hands on the new huntsman reskin. I decided that I would do a Sniper random primary weapon craft to try and get one. But, when I go to the page and insert the ...