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The Mann Co. Store is an in-game micropayment service included in the Mann-Conomy Update. The store allows players to purchase in-game items such as cosmetics, weapons, and action items using money stored in their Steam Wallet. Creators of community-contributed items receive a percentage of sales for anything they've created. Aside from the main in-game interface, purchases can be made through the official Online Store,[1] on the official blog, or on each item's page on this Wiki.

Items bought from the Mann Co. Store can be traded, but not immediately; previously, items purchased from the Mann Co. Store were unable to be traded. After the Hatless Update, tools and action items (excluding Pile O' Gifts and the Secret Saxton) bought from the Mann Co. Store were given a 2-day waiting period before becoming tradable. Following the Manniversary Update & Sale, untradable weapons, and cosmetic items that were previously purchased from the store can be now traded, and newly purchased items can be immediately traded as long as the purchaser made his first purchase more than 30 days earlier.

Weapons bought from the Mann Co. Store can't be used in crafting, while cosmetics can. Following the November 29, 2012 Patch items bought from that date can be used in crafting, while previously purchased ones can't.

Pricing

Prices vary greatly, with newer and rarer items priced higher than older and more common ones. As a rule of thumb, rare items cost ten or more dollars while common items -cosmetic items excluded- cost less than five. These prices preserve the values of crafted or dropped items. On occasion, the store will have sales on cosmetics and weapons.

Purchasable items

Main article: Mann Co Store Pricelist

Previously purchasable items

Main article: Previously purchasable items

Non-purchasable items

Main article: Non-purchasable items

Weapon testing

Weapons can be tested by selecting the desired weapon in the Store, and clicking the "Try it out!" button at the bottom-left corner. However, cosmetics, tools, action items, and items labelled as "New" cannot be tested. This will give the player the selected weapon for one week, during which the weapon cannot be crafted or traded. After the week is done an alert will appear notifying that the test period is over, and the item will be removed from the player's backpack. Afterwards they will be able to test out another weapon, or even the very same weapon if they want. This process can be repeated an infinite amount of times without any adverse effects. As an added bonus, during the testing period the player can buy the item for a 25% discount off of the regular price.

Keep in mind that weapons that come with a decal tool when bought in the store, such as the Conscientious Objector, will not come with a decal tool when tested.

Deleting the test item from your inventory will not result in the trial period being terminated. You will still have to wait the same amount of time to try out a new item, and you will not get the same item back.

Events-specific pages

During some events, special pages will show up in the store for a limited time.

Promotional Mann Co. Caps

Main articles: Mann Co. Cap, Mann Co. Online Cap

The first purchase made in the in-game Mann Co. Store will grant the player a Mann Co. Cap, an all class baseball cap with the Mann Co. symbol on the front. Though Valve has claimed that there is only a limited amount of time before this cap will be unavailable, the cap has been available since the release of the Mann-Conomy Update on September 30, 2010 and has been since a promo for any player to purchases their first item or items.

The first purchase made outside the game through the Online Store, or the web interface as well, will grant the player a Mann Co. Online Cap, an all class baseball hat with a darker color scheme and a white Mann Co. symbol on the front.

Mann Co. Store Package

Main article: Mann Co. Store Package

For every $19.99/£15/€15/600 rub spent at a time in the store (before tax is applied), players will receive a Mann Co. Store Package which can be unwrapped to obtained a free item. This is taken from a standard random drop. Cosmetics and other rarer items generate with the same chances as the Secret Saxton gift.

Update history

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)
  • Mann Co. Store added to the game.

April 14, 2011 Patch (Hatless Update)

  • Added paint preview to hats.
  • [Undocumented] The Mann Co. Store featured item is no longer viewable by default from the main menu. It will appear upon selecting the 'shop for items' button.
  • [Undocumented] Tools and action items (Excluding Pile O' Gifts and Secret Saxton) bought from the Mann Co. Store now have a 2 day wait before becoming tradable.

August 2, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a bug that caused team color paints to appear to be coming out of the wrong cans for the store icons.

September 6, 2011 Patch

  • Reorganized the tabs in the Mann Co. Store into Bundles, Guns, Hats, Misc, Tools, and Maps to make it easier to find specific items.
  • Added a Hot Items tab to the Mann Co. Store to show real-time popularity of items in the Mann-Conomy.

September 15, 2011 Patch

  • Purchased items are no longer announced in the chat text.

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update & Sale)

  • Experimenting with a new store interface with a subset of players.
  • Non-newly-released weapons in the store can now be tried out for free once per week.
  • All items purchased in the store can be used for crafting and can be traded after a few days.

October 13, 2011 Patch #2

  • Items purchased from the store are no longer craftable.

October 14, 2011 Patch

  • Items purchased from the Store during the window where store items were craftable have been made craftable. Items purchased from the Store moving forward will continue to be uncraftable.

February 23, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Mann Co. Store item previews for paints and styles

May 10, 2012 Patch

July 23, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Lowered the prices of many items.

November 29, 2012 Patch

  • Cosmetic items purchased from the Mann Co. Store are now able to be used in crafting.
  • Class starter bundles now contain a Name Tag instead of a class-specific hat.
  • [Undocumented] Raised the prices of many cosmetic items.

December 12, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added search function to the Mann Co. Store.

January 8, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed a client crash when viewing the Top Sellers tab in the Mann Co. Store.

February 14, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed not being able to view different styles while previewing items in the Mann Co. Store.

May 13, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Moved Lollichop to the Weapons category in the store.

June 18, 2014 Patch

  • Added 15 new taunts and a taunt bundle.
  • Added 5 new weapons and a weapon bundle.
  • Added 44 new cosmetics and a cosmetic bundle.
  • Added "Taunt" category into the store.
  • Added Mann Co. Stockpile Crate Key.
  • The "Hats" and "Misc" categories have been merged into "Cosmetics".

September 17, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The cosmetic items from the Strongbox Pack were added to the Mann Co. Store.

Bugs

Additional notes

  • In an online interview, lead designer Robin Walker explained that nearly everything purchasable at the Mann Co. Store is also available to find via drops or crafting. "Our main goal to make sure that all gameplay affecting items are findable, so that no-one can buy an in-game advantage over someone who’s choosing to find their items." [2]
  • Items that are bought or given as a bonus from the store will be tagged as purchased (cannot be crafted) or promotional (cannot be traded).
  • Visiting the Mann Co. Store will also add any outstanding items to the player and it will resolve issues with items in invalid positions in the player's backpack.
  • Until the May 3, 2012 Patch and the introduction of the Mann Co. Store Package, items received from a $20 purchase were uncraftable.
    • Items that were received from spending more than $20 at the Mann Co. Store, whilst untradable themselves, could originally be crafted with other items into metal to make items which were tradable. This was removed in a subsequent patch.
  • Before buying cosmetic items from the Mann Co. Store, buyers can preview painted variants and styles of items they are interested in buying.

Demonstration of purchasing

References

  1. Mann Co. Online Store
  2. PC Gamer: Valve on why they’re selling TF2 items for real money

Gallery

In-game store

Online store

See also