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What to do during setup as the offensive team?

As you might expect, the setup time is designed for the defending team (particularly medics and engineers) to set up defences and prepare for the attack. Therefore there isn't really much for the ...
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How do the Spy's masks work?

If you're taking the Spy-masks (or really, anything in Team Fortress 2) at face value (bah-dum-tiss), then you really shouldn't. TF2 is a game that prides itself on over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek, ...
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On a two monitor setup how can I keep the game (TF2) open when I click on a tab in the other monitor?

You can switch windows without minimizing by using Borderless windowed mode. This can be done in a couple ways, the easiest is by going into your "Options> Video" settings in game and setting the ...
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What is the max amount of achievements I can get by performing any one action?

The Soldier can put together a pretty good chunk - though as you might expect, it's rather difficult to set up: Be on a server where Halloween mode is on for any reason. The map is Dustbowl or ...
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How to tell if the Spy I killed is using a Dead Ringer?

I'm not sure I should be giving away my tricks, but... Not all on hit/on kill effects are replicated by the Dead Ringer. Some things that could give it away are: No hit sound is played. It's ...
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Why do my single-jumps sometimes count as double-jumps?

I think that this is happening because you fall off the ledge slightly just before you press the jump button. This would cause it to be a double jump because you are jumping while falling/in the air ...
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Difference between cl_interp_ratio 1 and 2

To fully understand cl_interp and cl_interp_ratio, you need to understand what these numbers are actually doing behind the scenes. Setting them randomly can actually make your connection worse off ...
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What is the point of prospective buyers asking me to trade my Unusual to a friend first?

They're trying to scam you. It's a common scam tactic to try to impersonate one of your friends (name and avatar) to give the unusual to it, at which point they have the unusual and run off with it. ...
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Where does Freak Fortress 2's The Tank theme (titled metalfox.mp3) come from?

That is a track from a Crash Bandicoot party game called Crash Bash. Metal Fox is the level where the song plays, hence the filename.
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What's this thing on my scattergun?

It is a Strange Weapon which has a kill-count, you can tell because it is called rage-inducing. You have not seen this before because the update yesterday (August 27, 2015) made the following change ...
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How do the Spy's masks work?

The device used by the Spy in order to disguise is known as The Disguise Kit. This kit contains a few sticks of his iconic cigarettes, along with a not often mentioned piece of technology known as the ...
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What is the max amount of achievements I can get by performing any one action?

I think I've found another one: You are a Spy disguised as an enemy Spy backstabbing that same Spy who is On your friends list Has his revolver out Is dominating 3 of your teammates Is also ...
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How to get new weapons in Team Fortress 2?

TL;DR There are many ways of getting new weapons. : the most effective is trading with other players, jump to "Trading" if you want to save time. Achievement milestones Some very potent ...
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What are the advantages of using the Wrangler?

The Wrangler has a few advantages as well Manually controlling the sentry increases its bullet fire rate. I want to say by double, but I'm not positive about that. The blue/red bubble is actually a ...
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TF2- how to deal with Roof Wranglers

The key to taking these down is teamwork (although admittedly there is little of that on TF2 nowadays). The best way to do it by far is a combination of spy, soldier and demoman. Step 1: The spy ...
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How do I tag someone in TF2

You need to hit an enemy player with a melee weapon. Note: The Horseless Headless Horsemann will only chase you for a certain distance before he gives up and goes after someone else.
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How to counter Pyro as a Scout?

You don"t need to avoid contact. In my experience an experienced scout can more often than not defeat an experienced pyro. The best "tool" that a Scout has to use to his advantage is his movement ...
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Can I pick up weapons dropped by enemies in TF2?

As of the Gunmettle Update, it is now possible to pick up weapons: New feature : Weapon exchange and pick up. Weapons dropped by killed players can no longer be picked up for ammo. Killed players ...
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Does 'overcharging' a sniper increase its damage?

No. Once the meter is full, the sniper rifle will deal maximum damage (normally 150 for bodyshots, 450 for headshots). Charging longer than this won't increase the damage any further. You probably ...
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Can rockets be deflected multiple times?

Yes, a deflected projectile can be deflected again. With enough pyros or if the pyros are somehow getting more ammo, the same rocket can be deflected ad nauseum. This video demonstrates a rocket ...
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How to upgrade weapons and especially, why?

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 ...
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A while ago, I stopped earning trading cards and such. What happened?

You can only get to drop half (rounded up) of the cards for a game. If a game has 7 or 8 cards you can only drop 4, if it has 9 or 10 then only 5, etc. As for TF2, if you click "How do I earn ...
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Are all weapons in Team Fortress 2 unlockable?

Any item which could have an effect on the game can either be found as a drop, unlocked from achievements or be crafted. The only items which cannot are reskins of certain weapons, some cosmetic ...
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Meaning of Bronze, Silver, etc. in regards to competitive TF2

Iron and Silver are two of the divisions used in US competitive play. The full list, from best to worst goes: Platinum Gold (Only in Highlander) Silver Steel Iron Teams in competitive leagues will ...
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Is there any way of hiding the rank-up of my Strange weapons?

Short answer? No. Longer answer: Notifications are sent directly from the item server to all other players directly on the server you're playing on. There's no way for a player or even a game ...
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What is the difference between "public" games and "competitive" games? How are these "competitive" games located?

There are really two types of competitive in TF2. The first is the more structured league play that has been done in leagues such as ESEA and UGC for 6+ years now. This involves a lot of ...
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On a two monitor setup how can I keep the game (TF2) open when I click on a tab in the other monitor?

I believe the setting you're looking for is borderless windowed mode in team fortress 2. As the name suggests, it puts the game in windowed mode but removes the border, so it should still appear as ...
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