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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How can I take out a Heavy using the Huo-Long Heater?

I was wondering if there was any way for a spy to stab a heavy who had the Huo-Long heater deployed without getting set on fire. The ring of fire seems to come out at intervals of flame no-flame, but ...
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Which weapons are considered “upgrades” in TF2?

I've been looking for weapons that are upgrades from the default weapons in TF2. Ex. Third Degree. It's techinically an upgrade since there are no downsides and it hits players via Medigun beams. ...
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What are some good tactics to use on DeGroot Keep?

I'm struggling on DeGroot Keep. Are there any specific strategies to win rounds consistently?
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With proper aim can an Ambassador always one-shot a sniper?

I'm working on my Skullpluggery achievement for Spy. For a while I thought it was straight-forward -- just point, pause (for accuracy), and fire. Worked everytime, until lately, where my lucky streak ...
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Is there a way to retrieve a list of items which you have more than one copy?

The backpack examiner oddly doesn't do that. Is there any other site which offers that service, or maybe even an in-game interface I have somehow missed?
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How can I ensure a successful Degreaser + Axtinguisher combo?

Every intermediate Pyro knows the puff-and-sting technique: Ignite opponent (Optional) Airblast them to a wall or corner Hit them with the Axtinguisher ???? PROFIT! The Degreaser with its fast ...
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How much damage does a backstab do?

I was playing TF2 and I turned on a setting so I can see exactly what damage I am doing. I noticed after back stabbing a few enemies the number ranges from 100 to 1000. So why does the game say I am ...
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How do you drop the intelligence/Australium?

I used to think this wasn't possible, but I think I saw someone simply drop the intelligence on the ground without using the Dead Ringer or running back to spawn or dying. Is there a way to manually ...
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What exactly constitutes a “flawless victory/defeat” in TF2?

I'm just curious as to what these messages "actually" mean. In one case, we played a long hard battle of Dustbowl, and eventually the timer ran out. Then, the Administrator said: "Flawless Defeat! ...
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Can anything end bleeding damage early?

In TF2, when a player is set on fire, most healing will put the player out so that she will not suffer anymore damage. I wonder if the same is true of bleeding. Is there anyway to stop bleeding ...
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What use is the Conniver's Kunai and strategies used with it?

As a long time player of the Spy class, I value my knowledge of the Spy and how I can change my strategy to suit my situation. With the addition of the Conniver's Kunai, I've been trying to find when ...
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Frontier Justice questions

I have a few questions regarding how the new frontier justice shotgun for the engineer works, especially regarding death: If you have X revenge crits remaining and you die, do you respawn with any ...
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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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What does picking up Winter Gifts in TF2 do?

In the new TF2 winter update I have noticed that when some people die, they leave behind a gift. I have picked several of these gifts up, but nothing has been placed in my inventory and I have gotten ...
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Where do gifts spawn in Eyeaduct?

Dual to the question for Mann Manor, where can gifts spawn in the 2011 Halloween map Eyeaduct? The couple I've found have just been in the middle while fighting for the point, never seen them "behind ...
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The Dalokohs Bar - HP Buff calculation and mechanics

I just FINALLY received this item last night and seeing as I'm a fairly frequent Heavy player, I'm curious as to the mechanics of the HP boost. Does the HP boost stack with the medic-gun, giving you ...
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How can I use other weapons in offline mode?

Sometimes, I'll find myself without internet, and I'll play offline TF2 to brush up some skills. What I don't like is how I get stuck with stock weapons, and that means I can't work on my Huntsman ...
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What's the Huntsman's headshot criteria?

As arrows are projectiles, they must use the (large unrotating unintuitive) physics hitbox instead of the bullet hitboxes. So how does the game know where the head is? Is it the same for all classes? ...
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What is the secret to surfing?

What's the trick to surfing? I've seen many surfing maps, yet I can barely complete any of them because I don't know how to surf. Also, is surfing different in each of the source games you can play ...
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What unusual effects work with the slider?

It seems that only a select set of effects work with the slider, because whenever I try to adjust my Time Warp Unusual hat, it won't budge one bit. Yet, when I try to adjust a Nuts n Bolts Unusual ...
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How do I get to these “unreachable” places in Viaduct?

Playing in the koth_viaduct map, I've often found Engineers building their nests in apparently unreachable spots, like these roofs: or this catwalk here: How do they get there?
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What are standard weapon builds for a Heavy?

What are the standard equipment/weapon builds for a heavy (both offensive and defensive), when combined with a Medic?
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Pistol vs Wrangler

I was wondering which is better for different situations. I used to think that the Wrangler was easily the better choice, until I noticed that the Wrangler is useless without a sentry. Do I go with ...
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Blue expanding circle around players

Sometimes as I am playing TF2 I will see a player with a glowing, cyclically expanding circle around the base of the model. Does this mean anything? Unfortunately I have not been able to get a ...
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Is there anything I can do if I get ripped off?

I recently got scammed in a trade in Team Fortress 2. I know the person who did it. Is there any way for me to get my items back? Or will I have to live with the shame of my ignorance forever?
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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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How can I tell what level an enemy sentry is without entering its line of fire?

Commonly when roaming, I hear the familiar beeping sound of a sentry. Sometimes I know exactly where it is (such as around a corner right where it was destroyed last time), sometimes not. Is it ...
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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 do I disable time limit in TF2?

I've looked quite a few places now, and can't seem to find an answer, so I'm turning here. I often like to mess around on the various TF2 maps (usually Payload maps, such as Upward, Badwater, ...
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Does healing a hurt ally increase ÜberCharge rate?

Does healing a hurt ally increase the ÜberCharge rate of a medic? If so, how much does it increase it by?
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Blutsauger without any Medic achievements?

I just started playing TF2 and the only Medic-related achievement I have is Play Doctor. Yet, after only 2 hours of play, not all of which were as the Medic, I've already received the Blutsauger. The ...
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How much health does the tank have?

In some waves of the Mann vs Machine gamemode, a tank slowly rumbles towards you to deliver its own bomb. How much damage does it take to destroy this monstrosity?
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Skip TF2 file validation in Steam

Steam want to validate the cache of Team fortress 2, everytime I launch it, pretty darn irritating. Frag at 0%, Running it in Win 8(VHD) Any way to skip it? P.S:-It is nowhere related to HDD ...
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Is it possible to set item “loadouts” to a hotkey in TF2?

With all the new items that have been added recently to Team Fortress 2, I find myself spending a lot more time at the item screen than I ever used to. Some of my weapon slots now have 5 choices ...
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Do weapon stats only apply when the weapon is active?

For example, I'm carrying an axe with 20% damage bonus. Does that only apply to the axe when it is active, or also to the flame thrower, my primary weapon?
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How can I disable the critboost visual effect?

All crit boost effects (kritzkrieg, crit-a-cola, frontier justice) in TF2 generate a very fancy particle effect applied on the weapon that's getting the boost. If you don't know what I'm talking ...
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What TF2 items can I sell to the Steam Market?

I have over 150 items in my TF2 inventory, but all I can sell are my crates, keys, and Genuine Items. How do I know what is eligible for selling, and what is not? Is it actually possible to sell any ...
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How to reach the area right outside BLU's final spawn point in Barnblitz as a RED spy?

I've had multiple times my teleport entrances sapped when I built them on BLU's final spawn point, but when I play spy, there's no obvious way to get there, so I have to resort to the revolvers. While ...
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What does the “Enable Glow Effect” checkbox do?

I'm about to render a replay, and amongst the advanced options in the modal dialog there is a checkbox to "Enable Glow Effect". What is this, and what effects will it have on my replay if I enable ...
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Team Fortress 2 Server Supporter

Whenever you are in the process of connecting to server, there is always a small list of top server supporters, along with a number. What exactly makes someone a "supporter" of a particular server, ...
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What exactly do ducks do?

In the new End of the Line update, TF2 has a Duck Journal available to buy, as well as a Duck Token, which increases the level of the Duck journal, claiming to increase the number of ducks dropped. ...
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TF2 stutters with high FPS, low ping

I recently acquired a second monitor and installed it with an HDMI cable. Since then TF2 has been choppy, even though I have high FPS and a low ping. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? My ...
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How does a sentry prioritize targets?

H {o} D S The S in this case is the sentry. The D is a demoman, running towards sentry with Grenade Launcher. The H is a heavy, firing at the sentry. The o is a scout, ...
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How can I make the “High Five!” taunt togglable?

Recently I got the "High Five!" taunt and according to the wiki description you have to hold down the "action" key and then wait for another player to come over to you and press their taunt key. ...
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What is strafe jumping?

I've seen people rocket and sticky jump, but make incredible turns in the air. In Team Fortress 2, for example, I've seen people on 2Fort jump out of one side of the battlements, do a 180, and land ...
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Is the range of the Phlogistinator actually longer than the range of the other flamethrowers?

Look at the next few seconds of this video, demonstrating the phlogistinator in action: As you can see, the effective range of this flame thrower extends ...
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More info on TF2 free account limitations

Valve published a FAQ page to describe the differences between free and premium accounts. It is written that free account has Limited blueprints, but what does it mean? Which are the items that a ...
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What is the default weapon switching time?

How can I calculate with the help of the numbers in the TF2 wiki how long does it take, in seconds, for any class to: Fire with one gun (start stopwatch) Switch to another weapon Fire with the ...
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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 play Parkour Fortress?

So far I've played a little bit of Parkour Fortress, but I've seen others using moves that I can't seem to know how to use. I know the basics, wallrunning, sliding, and rolling after a long jump, but ...