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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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 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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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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Steam Trading Error - “Your Inventory Is Not Available At This Time”

I am having trading issues very often in Team Fortress 2. I get a message in the area where your items are stating: Your Inventory Is Not Available At This Time Which quickly closes and says: ...
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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 ...
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TF2 account not premium anymore and most items not tradable

I didn't log into my second steam account for about a year, and today I discovered that I can only trade limited use items, like keys, duels, paints and tags. All other items are marked as non-...
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What causes replays to come out very dark?

Using the built in replay editor, replays look fine (as they do in gameplay): But after saving the replay to a file, they come out very dark: Note it doesn't look too bad here since it's small, ...
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How exactly does the “Strange Part: Domination Kills” count?

I have a couple weapons with the domination kills strange part, however haven't fully understood the exact circumstances in which those kills increase. The description of the part states: Adding ...
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What cvar or mod is required to increase max players in TF2 MvM

I have noticed that a few community MvM servers allow more than the default 6 players per team. What cvar needs to be set or what mod needs to be installed on the server to set the max allowed ...
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Is the Scottish Resistance useful in TF2?

Is the Demo man's high capacity Scottish Resistance sticky bomb thrower useful in TF2? What tactics does it encourage, and what does it discourage?
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Does gifting items in TF2 to another player give them Premium status?

Concurrently me and my friends are F2P players on TF2, and I'm planning to upgrade to Premium soon (by buying a key from the shop). If I gift him an item from the shop, like a key, or a hat, or ...
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Are there any other “negative” achievements in TF2 besides Consolation Prize?

Typically an achievement is something to work for and forces you to modify your play style to get it. However, in TF2, Consolation Prize (get back-stabbed 50 times) isn't exactly something to boast ...
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POOTIS POW! But what is Pootis?

I always hear the word 'pootis' when someone is heavy. I know Heavy is of russian background, but is pootis even a real word? What is pootis supposed to mean? It's so dang fun to say I would like ...
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Tactics versus new “updated” engineers

With the new engineer update, some old tactics seem to no longer work against certain sentries. Specifically I'm talking about a level one with a shield. The only ways we found to bring them down ...
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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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What does the server tag 'nodmgspread' mean in Team Fortress 2

When you search for TF2 games there are a variety of server tags, many of them simply announcing the name of the server. One I see that I can't figure out is 'nodmgspread' I assume that 'nodmgspread'...
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What does “Suicide after choosing a player class” mean?

In Options -> Multiplayer -> Advanced there's an option called "Suicide after choosing a player class". What does it do? Is it a good idea to check/uncheck?
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How do I obtain a Golden Frying Pan?

Is it strictly from MvM or is it for the upcoming Ready Steady Pan tournament participants only? How can I get one of these beauts?
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Is it possible to stab an enemy before the hand goes into the ready position?

As stated in the title is it possible to stab an enemy before the hand goes into the ready position? For those who don't know already: This is the "ready" position that the hand goes into before you ...
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How can I craft the Golden Wrench?

Soon Valve is announcing the Engineer Update. There is a lot of hype about "The Golden Wrench", an item that can be crafted and used by the engineer class. What I did not understand is which item ...
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Does wearing hats make it harder for others to shoot you?

So I'm considering selling my anger because every last sniper in tf2 has one, and I don't want to look like everyone else...I thought about buying a cold killer, but then I realized I want a hat that ...
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What's so special about the Fishcake?

Recently I had bought SpaceChem and upon completing all the research challenges, I was able to craft 2 items in TF2 and one of them was the Fishcake. The stats of the Fishcake are identical to the ...
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Is the range and damage of all melee weapons the same in Team Fortress 2?

It seems that most weapons have the similar ranges and damage spreads. Are a majority of these weapons exactly the same, or are each classes default melee and upgrades totally different?
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Can rockets be deflected multiple times?

Normally, without hesitation, as soon as a soldier launches a rocket my way, I (as a Pyro), (try to) deflect the rocket back at him. As a Soldier, if ever there's a chance that one of my rockets will ...
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How can I see the status of my favorite servers without logging in to the game?

I have a short list of servers that I visit whenever I play TF2. Sometimes these servers are well-populated, other times completely empty. When I unwind at my computer, I'd like to check to see the ...
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How do I get items in Team Fortress 2?

I picked up the Orange Box, mostly to play Portal, but I've played TF2 a bit here and there. In all my playing, I've never seen an item drop. Am I just not looking properly? Do I have to run up and ...
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What happens when you use a name tag on a strange weapon?

If I use a name tag on a strange weapon in Team Fortress 2, does it keep the kill count and name changes? So that it becomes "strange description"+"name" Or does the name tag over write the name ...
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What is a 'crab', and how does one perform/obtain one?

Ok, so there I was playing TF2, as a Spy (and doing quite well, at least by my low standards). When the other team begins with the usual friendly greetings, racial/sexual orientation slurs, as well as ...
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Is there a way to know which achievement to go for next?

Is there an Achievement tool that tells me which achievements I should go for next in Team Fortress 2? e.g. the easiest one or the one that that will give me my next milestone. A similar service for ...
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Is it possible to obtain a set of the Mann Co. Supply Crate Keys?

I have a few crates in my inventory that I would like to open. I wondered if it was possible to have a pack of keys? I am not talking about trading. I'm talking about one item that gives me X keys. ...
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Why was a drop immediately discarded?

I failed played some more TF2 today, and reached Medic milestone 3. I thus got a ubersaw. However, it was automatically discarded for some reason. What happened? Is my backpack full? Is this item ...
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How to airsuck and deal with airsuck?

As you know, pyros have the ability to airblast, or push things away with a jet of compressed air for 20 ammo. You might not know that sometimes you can apparently use a jet of compressed air to suck ...
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What is the “Set Style” button for?

What is the Set Style button for in the TF2 backpack?
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How does the Strange PDA track “kills”?

How does the Strange PDA work? I've heard conflicting reports that it tracks health dispensed and allies teleported, but it also seems that it counts sentry kills. If so, how is the Strange prefix ...
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What happens when you get backstabbed while being buffed by the Battalion's Backup?

The backstab is a guaranteed critical hit from behind for 600% of your maximum health. The Battalion's Backup, when activated, makes you immune to critical hits and minicrits (you receive regular ...
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What are the typical nest placements of Yukon?

I've been trying to play on Yukon, but I haven't had much luck yet in joining a team that didn't get steamrolled by the other team. Large areas full of rocks and other nasty things, many small tight ...
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What good are the class config files?

Everytime I see somebody type a script for TF2, even if it is a script specifically for one class, I see people put it in the autoexec.cfg. It seems as though the best place to put a rocket jump ...
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If I applied an untradable nametag onto a tradable weapon, does the weapon become untradable or is it still tradable?

During winter in TF2, everyone got a stocking that included several items. One of the items was an untradable nametag. I was wondering if I applied that nametag onto a tradable weapon, would it still ...
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More than 1 Specialized or Professional Killstreak set

If you have more than 1 professional killstreak set (say one for the market gardener and one for the rocket launcher) and you have 5 or more kills, will your eyes show 2 effects? Similarly will your ...
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How do I obtain the Fishcake?

I've seen a few players who had the fishcake, and though I'm aware it is just a reskin of another food item, I still would like to have it. I checked the Mann Co. Store, but it's not available for ...
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When idling in Team Fortress 2, do items build up?

I have been idling for a couple of weeks now, and I would like to know if when you idle overnight, and receive drops, do they build up on the "You have received a new item" page, or do you have to ...
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How does the Vaccinator work?

How exactly does it work? The description states that by using "special fire" it change resist types. What are these resist types? How exactly does its ubercharge work? Compared with the other 3 ...
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Do dispensers decrease the recharge time of throwables (like Jarate, Mad Milk, etc.)?

For some projectiles, like the Flying Guillotine, or the Shortstop's Ball, etc., upon use these items will "recharge", with a bar indicator in the lower right hand corner of the hud. What I've ...
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How do you air strafe to the right in team fortress 2?

Playing as a soldier, air-strafing to the left is easy - all you need to do is shoot to the right, jump and hold the crouch button while turning left. On the other hand, strafing to the right seems ...
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What is a Strafe-n-Snap?

In this video, Stabby stabby (a very famous comp spy player in TF2) mentions a technique called the strafe and snap. How do I execute this technique? Is there a diagram or video that can show me what ...
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Do spies get damage resistance when cloaked?

I've noticed often that as a Dead Ringer spy, when I'm cloaked, damage that should kill me instead doesn't, and often I'm left with enough health to get to a nearby health kit. That being said, is ...
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Bot manipulation using the console in TF2

When in offline practice, how can you manipulate bots so that they will follow rules when picking their classes (and thus allowing the player to enable / disable classes etc) Namely I'm wanting: To ...