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How long does the teleporter particle effect last?

I love teleporters. They're convenient on nearly every map, whether you're attacking or defending. And secret teleporters are the best, because as long as they're secret, they're safe. But, a ...
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What building(s) should I save in the event of any enemy ubercharge?

Of these buildings, what building(s) should I save in the event of any enemy ubercharge (Medi Gun/Kritzkrieg/Quick-Fix/Vaccinator)? 1) Sentry Gun Level 1/2/3 2) Dispenser Level 1/2/3 3) Teleporter ...
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Does the Rescue Ranger do damage to sappers?

I was wondering if a spy starts sapping my building if I shoot it with my Rescue Ranger will it damage and eventually remove the sapper?
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Is there a way to disable scrolling to the Spy-disguise & Engineer Build/Demolish menus?

With most other classes I can quickly switch between weapons easily with the scroll-wheel (with the option to Auto-switch instead of menu-switch turned on), and this is quite helpful. However, when ...
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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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2fort: Sentry at the intel, or at the spawn?

Playing as an engineer on TF2's 2fort, what is the best location for my sentry? Hayroom spawn? One sentry can cover the grate, battlements and courtyard (every path to intel is blocked), and you can ...
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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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How can I be a good combat engineer?

After reading C4Cyphers post here I've been wondering. I need some tips on how To use all my tools effectively Kill, don't die Which weapon which situation? VS Class etc. Simply put, How can I ...
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What is the optimal position of a sentry gun?

Often, maps feature alcoves or corners in which one can comfortably fit a sentry gun, usually with a nice inviting ammo box with it. I wonder, however: what's the optimal sentry placement? The main ...
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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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Which wrench should I use? [closed]

I have no clue, I like crits with the normal wrench, but the bleeding on the Southern Hospitality is awesome with spies. I like the faster build time with the Jag, although I think it should also add ...
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How can I achieve Patent Protection?

The Engineer achievement Patent Protection is eluding me. The achievement's description is: Destroy an enemy Engineer's sentry gun with a sentry under control of your Wrangler. I've ...
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Does the Jag's build bonus apply to moving allies' buildings?

In Team Fortress 2, the Engineer weapon the Jag provides a "30% faster construction rate". When you move a built building it builds at twice the normal speed. I wonder how far this goes, thus: Does ...
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In Team Fortress 2, what is “telefragging”, and how is it done?

On my server stats page, there's a kill category that is called "telefrag". I don't have any. What is this, and how is it done?
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How can I effectively “sentry jump” with the wrangler?

Now that the wrangler has been introduced to the engineer, the engineer can get to places previously unreachable. Is it possible to get propelled upward with just the gun from the sentry to take less ...
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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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Does the Frontier Justice get revenge crits when Combat Sentries are destroyed?

I tried a Gunslinger engineer build and was using Frontier Justice. I would drop my combat sentries in locations where they seemed really likely to destroyed thinking I would get bonus crits. ...
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Is it faster to build a sentry in-place or build it near the resupply and then haul it?

I'm trying to understand what is the faster way to get a strong sentry to the front at the beginning of the round (the setup time). Is it better to build a sentry directly on the front? This has the ...
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What's the range of the wrangler?

How much extra range does the Engineer's sentry gun have when using The Wrangler? I know that its range is increased, but not the extent...
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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 ...