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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Does an ÜberCharge last longer if the patient is taking damage?

We know that there are a few rules about the rate you build an ÜberCharge at, such as: You build ÜberCharge faster if the patient isn't fully overhealed. You build ÜberCharge faster if the patient ...
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I don't have a round timer on TF2?

I've been playing TF2, and have realised that my game doesn't have a timer like some other peoples. I asked another player playing on my server and they had a timer (in the top of the screen). How do ...
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What is the difference between “public” games and “competitive” games? How are these “competitive” games located?

Me: Is Rocket Jumper + Bison + Zatoichi a valid Soldier play style? Anon_Player: Anything's valid in pubs. After a while of playing TF2 and listening to the voice/text chats I've noticed that there ...
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Can't hear anything when I launch tf2

I started up TF2 and was playing, when suddenly, my sound cut out. I've tried snd_restart, it also effects youtube videos in the background. I can hear when TF2 isn't running. when I use voicechat ...
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Steam across countries and accounts

I am trying to give a laptop to family member in another country (he is mostly a gamer type, but the country's internet is too slow for massive downloads), and I want to give him some steam games ...
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TF2 server configure for bots vs. humans

I would like to configure my TF2 server so that whenever a new user joins, they are assigned to a team without bots, only humans. All bots are on the reverse team. Is there a way to configure a TF2 ...
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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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What's the secret to playing Sniper?

I enjoy playing TF2, and I've been spending the past half year trying to touch up on my skills. The only problem I have is playing Sniper. A lot of professionals tell me it's an easy class, that ...
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What does it mean when the Spy Callout is wrong?

Sometimes when I look directly at a certain class such as a demoman, and press "X-2" the command to say "[class] is a spy!" my character will say the wrong class. Example: Looking at Demoman Press ...
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Tf2 Ragdoll and gib questions

In tf2 I want to disable all types of gibs, but keep ragdolls and the headshot animation untouched. Also if possible I would like ragdolls to fade faster than normal!! What console commands do I need ...
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Team Fortress 2 bots on deathmatch [duplicate]

I need to know how I can make bots moving on dm maps. I tried to make them move and so they can't move at dm maps. Can Someone help me?
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Can I pick up weapons dropped by enemies in TF2?

In online games it says other people are finding guns on the map and other people in chat tell me to pick up guns from dead bodies. From what I've tried though, none of these work and I have played 7 ...
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How do I change the texture quality of Gun Mettle and Tough Break skins using Console Commands?

What console command controls the skin (gun mettle and tough break) texture quality? I am not talking about the weapon's wear (inventory "quality", similar to those in CS:GO), I'm talking about the ...
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Is it possible to use cheats on an Offline TF2 server without getting VAC banned?

My friend thinks he can use cheats offline on Team Fortress 2 without being VAC banned. I think that he will still get banned for this. He then proceeded to tell me that if Valve cares so much about ...
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How do I use a script without having to type it in the console row by row?

Ive seen plenty of simple scripts, such as "toggle crouch" and etc. that are basically a single row of a bind command. Ive also seen 30+ rows of command that have something to do with some script ...
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How do I activate my medic abilities?

I'd like some help with Mann vs. Machine controls. I like to play as medic on Mann vs. Machine but I don't know how to activate my power-up canteen for the extra ubercharge.
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My screen goes partially black in team fortress 2

the first day after downloading the game the game ran nicely but from the next day i began to see this black parts whenever I open any window such as options,shops etc.and close them.when i connect to ...
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Sudden spike in file size

I've been cutting down on disk usage recently, and I recall TF2's file size to be about 9 GB (C:\\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2) My total free disk space was about 11 GB. ...
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My TF2 server cannot connect to the item server

I own a standard SRCDS server and when I (or anybody else) joins, they cannot connect to the item server. I have checked other servers and it definitely works there. Does anyone know why this ...
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Can someone else take my old name after I change it?

I am worried that when I change my name during game (using shift>tab>settings), even if for a short while, someone else can take my original name. Is this possible?
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non strange quality kill counting

I would like to know how can I make my "not strange weapon" to count kills. Do I have to use any "strange module" or sometihing like that? If so please can you tell me where can I get this module ...
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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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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 ...
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My random drop stopped

I was playing TF2 and suddenly the game crashed and after I played the game again, I didn't get any random drops afterwards. Even after the new reset-for me its on Friday, not on Thursday-the random ...
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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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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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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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Tips for playing Spy in low player count matches

In trying to get practice for the upcoming 9v9 TF2 competition, I'm interested in seeing if there's any insight on how to play a spy against a lower number of players. Spies tend to work better the ...
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Why do my friends get Tough Break contracts every 15 minutes and I don't?

So I've had the campaign pass for a while now and I'm on about 15/26 contracts with the Tough Break campaign pass. I get 2 contracts per week, as it says here: When do I get new Contracts on the Team ...
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Difference between cl_interp_ratio 1 and 2

There are plenty of forum posts on the "perfect" cl_interp but no one has really mentioned cl_interp_ratio. Most players set it to 1 or 2 (default), but not many explain why. What is the reason ...
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Idling in Team Fortress 2

After the recent class update, I've been trying to increase my play time from 2 to 3 hours per week to 2 to 3 per night in order to receive additional weapon drops. Yet this doesn't seem to be enough ...
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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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Which melee weapons have the longest and shortest attack range?

While it's easy to find damage data for melee weapons in TF2 (this question for example), it's difficult to find the range of melee weapons. The eyelander is described as being longer than the ...
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Why is the item list empty when trading in TF2? as a F2P

Recently I got some duplicates in my items. I wanted to trade them but for some reason, my Item list is empty. I refreshed the trading screen a lot but still no help. I'm a f2p player but I know that ...
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Can I still trade if I am F2P?

On TF2 I have just gotten some weapons I am not fond of, or just cannot use. Can I still trade even though I am considered Free to Play?
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How do I determine what my TF2 items are worth?

As someone who doesn't play Team Fortress 2, I occasionally get people asking me to trade, but I have no idea what's a "fair" price for these items. I don't really get this whole trading thing (I've ...
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Why is it not recommended to trade hats for weapons or vice versa?

I've often traded a hat for 4-5 weapons, and afterwards people told me I shouldn't do that, and that it isn't recommended. I wasn't given an explanation. Could anyone shed some light on this? Why ...
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How to tell if the Spy I killed is using a Dead Ringer?

How can I tell if the spy I just killed is using a Dead Ringer? Is there even a way to tell if they feigned their death (without additional Spy-Checking)?
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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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What's the difference between killstreak, specialized killstreak, and professional killstreak weapons?

I've been playing a fair bit of the new MVM tours, and have seen killstreak kits, specialized killstreak fabricators, and a couple professional killstreak fabricators. Based on the update notes, ...
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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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Plan B for spy (What spy revolver?)

Many times, I have had to go to Plan B: The Revolver. But there are 3 to choose from! The standard revolver seems to be the all rounder, however the Ambassador is like a long range assassination ...
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What is the crafting recipe for these taunts?

On team fortress 2 I just finished a test run for the compound bow for sniper. Well I tried to see if I could test run taunts. Sadly, you can't. But I noticed that a lot of the taunts are craftable. ...
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What are the pros and cons of the spy knives?

I really want to know what the pros and cons of the spy knives are. The normal knife gives you all your health, disguise kit, and backstabby goodness and all, but YEH (Your Eternal Reward) is perfect ...
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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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Why has my Team Fortress 2 inventory vanished and then reappeared on Steam?

I want to sell some tf2 items on the Steam Market, however, my inventory seems to have vanished, that is, the tf2 tab is no longer there. After I noticed this, I decided to try selling through the tf2 ...
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How do I find the IP address of the server I'm currently on?

First off: I use the server finder tool in the game, so I can't use the server browser to find my server unless there's something else I'm missing there, it's entirely possible. The "add current ...
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Can I legitimately get any hats for free?

Are there any hats that I can get in team fortress 2 without spending money. I don't want a cheat or a hack that does this. Are there any free hats and how can I get them?
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When do I get new Contracts on the Team Fortress Tough Break Update?

So a few days ago, the Tough Break update was released for Team Fortress 2, and I bought it on the first day. I have completed 3 contracts by now, and since yesterday morning I don't get any new ones. ...
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Does the Duck Journal still count Killstreaks?

The Duck Journal used to count killstreaks (as well as ducks). Is this still the case? I want to buy it for fun but I'm worried it won't count the killstreak. I've checked everywhere I can think of, ...