I was just playing a pub server in TF2 and somebody in chat said they got a hat drop. Are they legit? Just wondering.


It is still possible to get hat drops.

What they're referring to is the period of about a year from early 2015 to early 2016 where no random hat drops were happening.

Valve finally fixed that a few months ago.

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  • Wait, what? No hat drops for a year? I had no idea! – Raven Dreamer Jul 2 '16 at 2:49
  • @RavenDreamer It's been discussed on both the hlds server mailing list and Reddit. I can't pin down the exact dates, though... Valve doesn't release that information. Having said that, since Valve's API tracks how a player got an item and when it was originally created, a site like backpack.tf probably has this data somewhere on its site. – Powerlord Jul 2 '16 at 3:21

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