I logged into TF2 for the first time in about 6 months today and received almost 15 items, mostly genuine, upon arrival. I was under the impression that you needed to spend time in game in order to earn items. I'm not complaining, but why did I get them and how (if possible) can I replicate this?

PS: I can provide a list of the items I got when I get home in a few hours.

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    Probably bonus items for buying other stuff on steam? – TZHX Sep 28 '14 at 21:06
  • I don't think so, I've never gotten items from buying steam games before so I can't imagine it would start now. – slow_excellence Sep 28 '14 at 21:21
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    @slow_excellence They're tied to specific games. For instance, pre-ordering Alien: Resurrection will net you 5 items. – Powerlord Sep 29 '14 at 6:27
  • What items did you get? – Neffer_23 Oct 26 '14 at 16:40

Genuine quality items are obtained only as promotional items from purchasing other Steam games. Most likely you purchased a few games during that time and didn't realize there was a promotional item involved.

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  • If OP bought a load of games during steam summer sale, he got his source. Tho usually larger or more known titles grant items like this. Such as if you own saints row 3 (or 4) you can get "the penetrator" (a massive dildo...) as your sword in Shadow Warrior. – Sharain Sep 29 '14 at 10:45
  • It's been years since I bought a load of games during the summer sale lol. But this is interesting to know. – slow_excellence Sep 29 '14 at 14:59

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