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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How can my friend and I play TF2 against bots?

How can I setup TF2 so that two players (myself and someone inexperienced with FPS) can both play in a map against bots, but not people. I guess I need to hunt through the internet list trying to ...
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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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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 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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Where do I get my tf_server_identity_account_id?

Where do you find or get your tf_server_identity_account_id in Team Fortress 2? I need it not to complete achievements, but to remove the error that said invalid account id.
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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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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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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 are effective roles for each class in Mann vs Machine?

Having played a few rounds of MvM with a Heavy, I decided to try out some of the other classes. Reading that Snipers can charge up the headshot and take out the bigger guys, I think - what the heck, ...
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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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Where does a new Team Fortress 2 player start?

Some of my friends have told me that TF2, or Team Fortress 2, is a fun game. I figured that I would get it in Steam since it was free. However, I have no idea where to start and would like some help. ...
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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 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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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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As a Pyro, how can I go up against rocket-jumping Soldiers?

As a pyro, I have no idea what to do against a soldier that rocket jumps over my head and rains rockets down from above. For some reason, aiming at very high angles or nearly straight up feels ...
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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 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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How to stop bots from attacking me in TF2?

How do I stop bots from attacking? I accidentally typed in nav_generate so I don't know if this affected anything but if yes, how do I reverse it?
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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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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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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 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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Is there any way of hiding the rank-up of my Strange weapons?

Normally, I couldn't care less who sees when one of my Strange weapons has ranked up, but, I've recently got a Strange Dead Ringer, and, whenever its rank increases, it notifies everyone on the ...
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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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What are the new unusual effects for Scream Fortress 2014?

Does anyone know what the new effects are? I also heard there are 2 new effects for taunts.
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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 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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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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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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Can I appear offline on steam but still be online?

I have a friend that won't stop pestering me to play tf2, I don't want to be mean to him but when I want to play another game like gmod with another friend I would be in offline mode. Because I would ...
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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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Can I still mini-crit with the Detonator if my hit is not direct?

If I fire my Detonator at a flaming opponent, I automatically get a free mini-crit (45 damage), but, if I fire my Detonator and then right-click to manually detonate it, am I still guaranteed the ...
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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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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 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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Tracking sentry kills in MvM?

What item or strange part would I need to be able to count sentry kills in MvM? I currently have the Strange Construction PDA but no strange parts can be applied to it. And I've done a search on ...
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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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If I fabricate a killstreak item that is not tradeable until X date, will the item become not tradeable permanently?

I'm trying to create a professional killstreak Original, however in order to do so, I needed to have two other specialized killstreak items. I did not have these, so I bought a couple cheap ones off ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TF2 Binds. I'm not so sure if I should use autoexec.cfg

How can I make my settings that i put into the console stay every time I load TF2? I want to put cl_showfps 0 and mat_phong 0 . Every time I put them in and exit TF2 these settings reset. I would also ...
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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 ...