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Can I use the soldier's old v_model hand instead of the c_model in TF2?

For the past couple of years I have been playing TF2. After the LaW update there was a change in the player models and animations. In this question, I am referring specifically to the soldier model. ...
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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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Can I rocket jump with a controller on pc?

I often see soldiers flying by overhead to get to the control points quicker. Sometimes I have seen Demomen (though this is really no hard task with Demoman) and sometimes even engineers doing this ...
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How does the damage for a Rocket Launcher work?

I main Soldier, so I want to know my weapon to its fullest capability. To do that, I want to know about how much damage each shot will do before it hits, or before I even fire it. What is the damage ...
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Can rocket projectiles can go through teammates?

When playing TF2 as a Soldier, I noticed that some of my rockets fired at the enemy exploded on the backs of teammates who were also focused on killing them. However, the rest of my rockets just ...
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The Better Banner Battle - When to use each Soldier Banner

The solider has three different types of 'banner' items that, when charged by dealing damage, allow him to 'buff' himself and his nearby teammates in different ways. The Buff Banner - Bestows all ...
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Does being launched by an enemy soldier's rocket crit-boost your market gardener?

The market gardener deals critical hits during a rocket jump. Now the question is: What if the rocket doesn't belong to the jumper? So essentially what would happen is, an enemy soldier shoots at ...
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How do you get horizontal movement with a rocket jump?

Both this and this question provide good advice for various types of rocket-jumping, and I have followed these jumping techniques to the best of my ability, but there is one technique that continues ...
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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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How do I effectively use the Beggar's Bazooka?

In TF2, I was wondering how, as a soldier with a Beggar's Bazooka, you would you kill a scout effectively. Since it takes such a long time to load all three rockets, the scout usually has already ...
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How can I tell what glowy-ring buffs the enemy team currently has?

To my knowledge, all the following buffs have identical effects of glowing rings around the players' feet, as shown in this picture: Deploying a Buff Banner Deploying a Battalion's Backup ...
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What different kinds of rocket jumping techniques are there?

I've seen countless jump map videos where players effortlessly glide in midair, through long distances as a soldier. How do these players perform these jumps? What different kinds of rocket jumping ...
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How can I effectively airshot enemies?

How can I effectively airshot enemies (i.e., hitting them while they are in midair) as a Pyro, a Soldier, and a Demoman? I find it hard to predict where enemies will travel in midair. Are there ...
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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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How can I more consistently pop enemies into the air as a soldier?

Now that I (finally) have The Reserve Shooter I've become interested in aerials, the ability to launch an unsuspecting player into the air and then do horrible mini-crit related things to them before ...
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Does the Black Box heal multiple times if it hits multiple people?

Does the Soldier's Black Box heal multiple times for +15 a piece if it hits multiple people, or is it only +15 if it hits anybody at all? Can this effect crit? (can any healing crit in TF2 or have ...
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Rocket Launcher vs. Black Box

I like the +15 health on hit from the Black Box as you can leach health from distance, but the higher clip from the Rocket Launcher saves my life a lot. I haven't been able to reliably identify ...
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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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What is the technique for effective rocket jumping?

Rocket jumping seems to be one of the most important techniques in the Soldier's arsenal. How is a "good" rocket jump performed?