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In order to give yourself weapons of irregular/unobtainable (through trade) qualities, you would need to use server plugins. If you're not familiar with plugins, they are essentially add-ons to a server (notable examples of popular plugins being !RTD and !ROBOT). You can give yourself weapons of these qualities using the SourceMod [TF2Items] Give Weapon ...


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Most crates are not tied to events. The ones that are tend to be tied to various holidays, such as the Smissmas crates. Smissmas keys are automatically converted to normal keys once Smissmas crates disappear (2013 and prior) or are no longer openable (Smissmas 2014). All other crates and keys remain forever. Case in point: You can still buy keys from ...


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Actually, all Botkiller and Australium weapons are Strange by default. They do not come in any other quality. They will tend to be expensive due to their rarity: Botkiller weapons are awarded to you upon the completion of any Mann Vs Machine tour except for Two Cities. Each tour grants either of two different Botkiller variants, one of which is rarer than ...


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Turbine Torcher Flame Thrower (16%) Low Profile SMG (16%) Aqua Marine Rocket Launcher (16%) Brick House Minigun (16%) Lightning Rod Shotgun (16%) Sandstone Special Pistol (3.2%) Black Dahlia Pistol (3.2%) Dead Reckoner Revolver (3.2%) Spark of Life Medi Gun (3.2%) Flash Fryer Flame Thrower (3.2%) Pink Elephant Stickybomb Launcher (1.06%) Current Event ...


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Snowplow has a complex-appearing system of progress which is essentially decoration on a round timer for an attack/defend map. BLU's goal is to get the train to the end of the track, which it achieves by capturing control points. RED's goal is to destroy the train, which it achieves by preventing their capture until time runs out. That's what the overall ...


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Contracts appear to be given out twice weekly on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Wait until then to figure out what off-class you get to struggle through.


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You are looking at the train indicator, an element unique to the map "Snowplow". Snowplow page on the Official Team Fortress 2 Wikia: Snowplow is an Attack/Defense map which was intended to be released alongside the End of the Line Update, but wasn't included, as Valve deemed it "too confusing and challenging for new players" The basic idea ...


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The other answer is correct about the weapon rates. I couldn't find any data about skin quality rates or Strange/Strange Unusual rates and they likely aren't known. We can speculate that the Strange drop rate is about the same as the Strange drop rate for Festive weapons, but I couldn't find any hard numbers for those either. People like to pin it around ...


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An answer I haven't seen posted is that there are different types of rocket jumps. Straight up: Shoot a rocket straight at your feet. This gives lots of height, and lots of fall damage if you come down. 45 degree: Shoot a rocket at an angle towards the ground behind you. This is the typical rocket jump. It gives you good distance, but probably fall damage ...


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Since you're new to the game a good source of information is the official wiki. On the Jumping page there are many good informations about Rocket Jumps: you have a 40% resistance when rocket jumping against your rockets that don't damage any other enemy. This is important, since any enemy nearby hit by the blast makes you get full damage from the rocket ...


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You can use the Rocket Jumper to practice rocket jumping without dealing self-damage, however, it also does not deal damage to enemy players at all, making it next to useless for the Soldier Gunmettle Contract Advanced/Bonus Objectives. I wouldn't worry too much about self-damage. The Soldier has the second-highest Health (after the heavy) at 200HP, so he ...


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As far as I know, there's a weapon which eliminates the damage but it doesn't do as much damage to enemies as well. Unfortunately, with the others you damage yourself - and this cannot be eliminated.


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if you are referring to power house and concealed killer cases. then you have 6.60% of chances in acquiring any of the weapon listed on the case. and a 1% chance of it being unussual


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According to the Free2Play FAQ, Free users can only obtain Standard items (in item drops, these are just simple weapons and crates), whereas a Premium user can obtain Standard along with Rare and Cosmetic items, such as hats/miscellaneous cosmetics, a certain limited range of Paint Cans and tools. A full list of obtainable items and more information can be ...


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Actually, yes, there are slight differences. Premium account types can get hat drops alongside the usual weapon drops, along with paint can drops, name tag, and other misc. items.


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No, the only difference in the accounts are that premium accounts means that you can trade TF2 items from your weekly drops, but in the free accounts that is not possible. Also, you get a Mann Co. hat for getting a premium account.


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In the Gun Mettle update, contracts are fulfilled by reaching the points cap through listed objectives. There are 'regular' objectives, normally earning you a point or two (or even three!) every time they are performed, and then there are objectives tagged with (Advanced). These Advanced objectives, in most cases, will get you about 10 points. Once the ...


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Note: I don't play a lot of MvM Sniper because I suck at Sniper... I mainly play Medic in MvM. In MvM, your target order is really going to be the same regardless of class. Giant Scouts AKA those annoying bastards who run past everyone carrying the bomb. Medics / Giant Medics (although let the Demo try to explode giant Medics first). Engineers (on maps ...


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When he's airborne, you possibly have the best chance of fighting him off (On ground, if he's a decent Soldier, you stand little chance of winning. It'll be best to cause as much long range-damage as you can and sneak away for an ambush on him later.) However, I would advise against running WITH his line-of-sight, instead (if it is safe to do so - i.e. he ...


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The 2015 July 15 update (yesterday's update) included this in its patch notes: Fixed a case where Campaign Coins weren't displaying the correct stats based on the number of submitted contracts Everyone affected by this bug has received the maximum contract points (including bonus points) for the missing contracts So yes, it was a bug.


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Well, my best guess in the end is that this could just have something to do with an existing bug that affects Strange items: Counters may not track every kill [stat]. Since the coin uses specific Strange Parts added solely for the use of the Contract Coin, I assume the coin would also be affected.


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The item server is probably down. This means TF2 is under maintenance. You're best just to wait an hour or two.


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A golden rule to follow as Scout, and any other flanking class, is as follows: don't follow your team*. As a Scout, you rely on the element of surprise for most of your kills, so try to stay away from whatever path your team is taking at all costs. This will also help you avoid the main front of the enemy attack, since most frontline classes like to take ...


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To quickly and effectively make your way around lesser-traveled areas of the map, it all comes down to situational awareness and quick thinking. If you play a stealthier scout and need to part from your team to flank the enemy, you'll need to be able to scan your surroundings and follow paths that lead away from the main path. You can use BONK! Atomic Punch ...


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No, you cannot. It is only possible to use paint on Cosmetic Items. At one point long ago, you would have been able, however, to paint a Cow Mangler. Though this only worked with team-coloured paint cans. This is no longer possible, and these painted weapons are incredibly rare to find.


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You cannot put paint on a weapon. The Paint Can is a tool that allows players to change the coloring of most Cosmetic items. -TF2 wiki, emphasis mine


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If you have not yet upgraded to Premium on TF2, then all the items you get are untradeable. Chances are, the mobile thing isn't a bug. If you want to upgrade to Premium, all you need to do is purchase an item on the Mann Co Store.


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It's likely bugged on Payload maps. I recommend trying it on a KOTH map like koth_suijin. Edit: If it wasn't clear, you can only do contracts on Valve servers. No other servers counts. The easiest way to find Valve servers is using the Play Now button (or whatever the QuickPlay button is called now... top button in the default HUD, making sure your ...


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Most likely the 'level up' you're seeing is that the weapon is of Strange Quality. Strange weapons and items will: track kills or other various events, (such as kill assists or earned points), and record them as an attribute of the item. be awarded 'ranks' as the recorded count increases, with the rank affixed to the beginning of the item's name. ...


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Weapon level is utterly meaningless in TF2. Every weapon has a set level that cannot be altered or changed in any way, and which ultimately means nothing. It grants no increased damage or other effects of any kind. However, you can gain weapons that have different statistics and abilities through random drops or trading. These weapons all have different ...


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It's impossible to level the GunMettle Coin up to its highest level (Gold, requires 3000 contract points) without doing at least 14 of the bonuses completely out of the 26 contracts total. No one knows what the benefit is for leveling up the coin.


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Here are the Unusual effects for hats and taunts in Scream Fortress 2014. Hats, from left to right: Amaranthine, Bonzo the All-Gnawing, Haunted Phantasm Jr, Ghastly Ghosts Jr, Stare From Beyond, The Ooze. Taunts: Ghastly Ghosts, Haunted Phantasm. (There's a chance that these effects and their Jr variants may have been mixed up on the wiki, by ...


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There are lots of things you can do when running a server. I highly suggest you read up on https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Windows_dedicated_server and https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Dedicated_server_configuration You can do a few things. First off, you can have more than one map cycle file. Second, you can have a config file per map. Just name a ...


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As far as can be told, the only weapons that can be Unusual are the weapon skins from the Powerhouse and Concealed Killer case collections. No other weapons can be Unusual. There is a higher chance, however, of the skin you uncrate being Strange, but an extremely rare chance of getting it both Strange and Unusual. According to the wiki, the only four ...


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Yes, you can. Equipping multiple cosmetic items is based on the items' equip regions. If two items are equipped in the same region (or certain overlapping regions), they cannot be worn together. For more information, check this wiki page. The Law is equipped in the head region, the Blighted Beak is equipped in the face region, and the Bruiser's bandana is ...


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From the wiki: When a Killstreak weapon is equipped, a kill counter appears in the player's HUD, tracking the number of kills made with any Killstreak weapon equipped. Killstreak items work by counting the kills made by the weapon in a single life - for the counter to be incremented, it must be the weapon that kills a player. Since you cannot kill ...


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As far as I'm aware, you can use killstreak kits on the weapons as long as they correspond to their weapon type. There are already quite a few skins that have killstreaks on them being sold on the Community Market. If you can't add the kit on it, it may most likely be due to a different reason. I would suggest you try later.


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This is quite easy. Take a look at the FAQ. Purchasing access to the campaign will automatically put a Campaign Pass in your inventory that, when activated, converts into a Contract Coin and officially makes you eligible to receive contracts. Participating gives you access to two contracts a week for the duration of the campaign that, when completed, ...


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You can change the field of view in your graphic settings. The default is 70 or 75 I think. You can set it up to 90, this will increase your field of view which gives you a better overview. You can change it using the commands too: viewmodel_fov <yourValue>


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My guess would be that since the update got released on July the 2nd and it was a Thursday, the next contract will be the following Thursday, too.


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The easiest way to achieve the Highland fling is to jump across koth_badlands. You can do this by placing stickies here (make sure you don't place too little or too much, 3 stickies is good): And then you can step forward a little bit past the sickies and detonate to propel yourself across the map so that you hit an invisible wall. Enjoy the achievement! ...


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As stated in the map name, cp_snowplow is a Control Point map. Specifically, it's an Attack/Defend Control Points map, similar to Dustbowl. It consists of 2 stages with 3 control points per stage. After setup is done, there will be about 15 seconds before the train gates near BLU spawn come down and the train speeds down the track (killing everyone in its ...


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In Snowplow, the objective for team A is to get the train across the map, and team B must stop them. There are three control points that must be captured to gain clearance for the train to move forward, and upon team A's capturing of the point, it will speed towards the subsequent one. Every 30 seconds that team B defends the control point, the train will ...


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No - stored crits (such as those obtained from the Diamondback, Manmelter, and Frontier Justice) are lost upon death and cannot be traded with other players through suicide or weapon exchange. (source: I tested a few minutes ago)


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Thanks to the video provided by mhsjlw, I was able to finally figure out how to earn this achievement. My problem was I wasn't using enough sticky bombs and thus wasn't getting enough force to propel myself the distance. Unlike the video, I earned it on Dustbowl, by flinging from the top-right entrance to BLU's spawn, to the cliffs in the diagonally ...


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You will find a list of all achievement rewards here. Note that not all achievements are time-locked. For example, there are a few achievements and rewards that tie to various Halloween events from previous years, and are unlikely to be obtainable now. It also appears that some of the in game rewards come from getting achievements in other games. It is up ...


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You'll be assigned two skill-based contracts each week for the length of the Gun Mettle Campaign. This was copied from the official website of Team Fortress. So yes, 2 new contracts every week, there is no specific day one will be released. http://www.teamfortress.com/gunmettle/


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Backpack.tf shows all the items (but not the correct prices). You could also just look through the Steam Community Market. The Team Fortress Wiki is a good resource as well. This page shows every weapon in the whole game. Just use Ctrl+F to search for a specific item. This will give you all the cosmetic items by class. (Sorry they're not in one big list). ...


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The update now allows certain cases to drop when completing contracts. The case drop system works VERY similar to Counter Strike: Global Offensive, you have a chance at obtaining a variety of new weapon skins. Skins that can come in 3 conditions, and have a rare chance at also coming with a stat trak(you'll have a little number on your gun showing your ...


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Use the launch option -dxlevel90 to launch in DirectX 9 (in Steam, right click TF2 > properties > set launch options) If that doesn't work, check your autoexec.cfg file in your cfg folder (Steam\SteamApps\Common\Team Fortress 2\tf\cfg) and see if there's a command forcing you into DirectX 8, such as mat_dxlevel



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