Competitive item restrictions

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Within some competitive leagues, competitive item restrictions during matches are employed to ensure balanced gameplay. If players do attempt to use a restricted item, it is replaced with the stock item for that slot.

If new weapons are released in midst of a competition season, they will typically become restricted from play unless given approval by the league's administrators and team leaders.

Item Whitelist

The item whitelist is a simple text file, item_whitelist.txt by default, with a simple binary switch after each value to determine whether it is enabled or not.

Weapon bans during a match are usually enforced by the use of an item whitelist (although some leagues use an honour system instead of a whitelist).

To enable a whitelist, simply define its name and location using the mp_tournament_whitelist command.

Example: mp_tournament_whitelist "cfg/item_whitelist.txt"

In order to restrict a weapon from being played, simply set the value to "0" next to the weapon's name.

Example: "The Shortstop" "0"

The same goes for allowing a weapon to be used, changing the value to "1" instead.

Example: "The Shortstop" "1"

One also has the ability to enable or disable all unlisted items on a whitelist by using the following paramater:

"unlisted_items_default_to" "0" or "1"

Using this command, one can easily build a whitelist adding only items they want allowed or banned, depending on the above parameter's value.

To obtain a full list of items that can be added to a whitelist, use the item_show_whitelistable_definitions command in the server console. sv_cheats "1" must be set on the server in order to use this command.

Here is a sample whitelist with all current definable items: Item_whitelist_stock.txt

List of restricted items

This list is currently not being maintained. For more up-to-date information, please check the referenced links.
Class Slot Weapon CEVO 6v6
Season 5
[1]
ESEA 6v6
Season 17
[2]
ETF2L 6v6
Season 18
[3]
ETF2L Highlander
Season 6
[4]
UGC 6v6
Season 16
[5]
UGC Highlander
Season 14
[6]
UGC 4v4
Season 1
[7]
Leaderboard class scout.png Scout Primary Baby Face's Blaster Allowed Banned Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Force-A-Nature Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Scattergun Always
Shortstop Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Soda Popper Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Secondary Bonk! Atomic Punch Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Crit-a-Cola Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned
Flying Guillotine Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Lugermorph Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Mad Milk Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Pistol Always
Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Allowed Allowed
Winger Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Melee Atomizer Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Bat Always
Boston Basher Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Candy Cane Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Fan O'War Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Holy Mackerel Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Sandman Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Sun-on-a-Stick Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Three-Rune Blade Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Unarmed Combat Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Wrap Assassin Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Item sets The Special Delivery Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Miscellaneous Bootie Time Allowed Allowed Allowed Banned Banned Banned Banned
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier Primary Black Box Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Beggar's Bazooka Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Cow Mangler 5000 Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Direct Hit Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Liberty Launcher Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Original Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Rocket Jumper Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Rocket Launcher Always
Secondary Battalion's Backup Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Buff Banner Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Concheror Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Gunboats Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Mantreads Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Reserve Shooter Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Banned
Righteous Bison Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Shotgun Always
Melee Disciplinary Action Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Equalizer Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Escape Plan Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Half-Zatoichi Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Market Gardener Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Pain Train Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Shovel Always
Item sets The Tank Buster Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro Primary Backburner Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Degreaser Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Flame Thrower Always
Phlogistinator Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned
Rainblower Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Secondary Detonator Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Flare Gun Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Manmelter Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Reserve Shooter Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Scorch Shot Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Shotgun Always
Melee Axtinguisher Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Banned
Back Scratcher Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Fire Axe Always
Homewrecker Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Lollichop Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Maul Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Neon Annihilator Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Postal Pummeler Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Banned
Powerjack Allowed Banned Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Sharpened Volcano Fragment Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Third Degree Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Item sets The Gas Jockey's Gear Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Miscellaneous Jingle Belt Allowed Allowed Allowed Banned Banned Banned Banned
Infernal Orchestrina Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Allowed Allowed
Burning Bongos Allowed Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed
Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman Primary Ali Baba's Wee Booties Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Bootlegger Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Grenade Launcher Always
Loch-n-Load Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Loose Cannon Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Secondary Chargin' Targe Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Scottish Resistance Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Splendid Screen Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Stickybomb Launcher Always
Sticky Jumper Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Melee Bottle Always
Claidheamh Mòr Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Eyelander Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Half-Zatoichi Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Nessie's Nine Iron Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Pain Train Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Persian Persuader Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Scotsman's Skullcutter Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Scottish Handshake Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Ullapool Caber Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Item sets The Expert's Ordnance Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy Primary Brass Beast Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Huo-Long Heater Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Allowed Allowed
Iron Curtain Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Minigun Always
Natascha Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Tomislav Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Secondary Buffalo Steak Sandvich Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Dalokohs Bar Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Family Business Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Fishcake Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Robo-Sandvich Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Sandvich Allowed Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Shotgun Always
Melee Apoco-Fists Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Eviction Notice Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Fists Always
Fists of Steel Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Gloves of Running Urgently Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Holiday Punch Banned Allowed Banned Banned Banned Banned Allowed
Killing Gloves of Boxing Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Warrior's Spirit Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Item sets The Hibernating Bear Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer Primary Frontier Justice Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Pomson 6000 Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned
Rescue Ranger Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Allowed Allowed
Shotgun Always
Widowmaker Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Secondary Lugermorph Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Pistol Always
Short Circuit Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned
Wrangler Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Banned Banned in KOTH and 5CP Banned
Melee Eureka Effect Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Golden Wrench Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Gunslinger Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Banned
Jag Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Southern Hospitality Allowed Banned Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Wrench Always
Leaderboard class medic.png Medic Primary Blutsauger Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Crusader's Crossbow Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Overdose Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Syringe Gun Always
Secondary Kritzkrieg Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Medi Gun Always
Quick-Fix Allowed Banned Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Banned
Vaccinator Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Allowed Allowed
Melee Amputator Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Bonesaw Always
Solemn Vow Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Übersaw Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Vita-Saw Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned
Item sets The Medieval Medic Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper Primary AWPer Hand Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Bazaar Bargain Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Banned Banned Banned
Hitman's Heatmaker Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Huntsman Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Machina Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Sniper Rifle Always
Sydney Sleeper Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Secondary Cleaner's Carbine Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Allowed Allowed
Cozy Camper Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Darwin's Danger Shield Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned
Razorback Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Submachine Gun Always
Jarate Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Melee Bushwacka Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Kukri Always
Shahanshah Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Tribalman's Shiv Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Item sets The Croc-o-Style Kit Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Leaderboard class spy.png Spy Primary Ambassador Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Big Kill Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Diamondback Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Enforcer Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Allowed
L'Etranger Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Revolver Always
Secondary Ap-Sap Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Red-Tape Recorder Allowed Allowed Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned
Sapper Always
Melee Big Earner Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Black Rose Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Conniver's Kunai Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Knife Always
Spy-cicle Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Wanga Prick Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Your Eternal Reward Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
PDA2 Cloak and Dagger Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Dead Ringer Allowed Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Enthusiast's Timepiece Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Invis Watch Always
Quäckenbirdt Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Item sets The Saharan Spy Banned Banned Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
TF2 crosshair orange.png All classes Weapons Botkiller weapons Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Festive weapons Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Melee Bat Outta Hell[8] Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Conscientious Objector[8] Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Freedom Staff[8] Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Frying Pan[8] Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Ham Shank Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Memory Maker[8] Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Saxxy Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Miscellaneous Bombinomicon Allowed Allowed Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned
Pyrovision Goggles Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Banned Allowed Allowed
Balloonicorn Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Allowed Allowed
Action High Five! Allowed Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned
Shred Alert Banned Banned Banned Banned Allowed Allowed Allowed
  1. DOWNLOAD: http://cevo.com/cmd/download/download/59/
  2. http://play.esea.net/index.php?s=content&d=league_rules_tf2#Settings
  3. http://etf2l.org/rules/season-18-rules
  4. http://etf2l.org/rules/highlander-season-6-rules/#3
  5. http://ugcleague.com/files/configs/6v6_whitelist/item_whitelist_ugc_6v6.txt
  6. http://ugcleague.com/files/configs/hl_whitelist/item_whitelist_ugc_hl.txt
  7. http://ugcleague.com/files/configs/4v4_whitelist/item_whitelist_ugc_4v4.txt
  8. a b c d e This weapon cannot be used by either the Engineer or the Spy.