March 12, 2015 Patch

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Source: Team Fortress 2 Update Released

Patch notes

Team Fortress 2

  • Announcing the Taunt Workshop!
    • Steam Workshop taunt submissions can now be "Certified Compatible" and are no longer tagged as Beta
  • Added 3 new community-created taunts to the Mann Co. Store
  • Added Crate #92 to the drop list
  • Updated sound vo files to use .mp3 files instead of .wav files to reduce hard drive space[1]
  • Fixed a bug related to jiggle bones and cl_jiggle_bone_framerate_cutoff
  • Fixed an exploit related to material .vmt files and playing on servers using sv_pure
  • Fixed the game not running for some dual GPU machines (Mac OS X)
  • Fixed a dedicated server crash caused by a Soldier with Mantreads landing on a player with the Warlock powerup equipped
  • Fixed an exploit related to Highlander mode and changing teams with instant respawn
  • Fixed a bug with the vote system UI when sv_vote_ui_hide_disabled_issues was set to 0
  • Fixed an exploit where clients could bypass the name change timer
  • Fixed a bug that caused some particles to not draw correctly
  • Fixed shadows drawing on some wearables while in first person
  • Fixed an exploit related to the Gunslinger and hitting teammates to generate a guaranteed third hit that is critical
  • Fixed the Killstreak icon not being positioned correctly in the HUD targetID panel
  • Fixed not being able to activate the Phlogistinator's buff using alt-fire when ammo was below the cost of an airblast
  • Updated the Mann Co. Store and Armory to not display item levels[2]
  • Fixed the Phlogistinator's bottle not getting the crit-boost material effect
  • Added a "no helmet" style for the Antlers
  • Added the OSL.tf tournament medals
  • Added the Florida LAN tournament medals
  • Reduced the latency of voice audio
  • Updated the equip_region for the Black Knight's Bascinet
  • Updated The Little Bear so it can get assists in Pyrovision
  • Updated weapons sounds for the axe_hit, blade_hit, and cbar_hit sound effects
  • Updated Mann Co. Store prices for foreign currencies to current USD equivalents
  • Updated the description for The Gunslinger to include the three hit combo
  • Updated the localization files
  • Mannpower update
    • Added new map ctf_thundermountain
    • Added new powerup: Knockout
      • Restricts the carrier to Melee and Grappling Hook only
      • Max health increased by 150
      • Immune to airblast and damage pushback
      • Melee weapon always crits and forcibly shoves the victim away
      • Melee hit forces the victim to drop their powerup or the flag if they have it
      • 4X melee damage to buildings
    • Grappling Hook changes
      • Added hook jump- hit the jump key while being pulled-in to detach and jump extra distance (jump velocity convar "tf_grapplinghook_jump_up_speed")
      • Added support for hooking into enemy players
        • Release the fire button once the hook has hit an enemy player to draw yourself to them
        • Hooked victims will bleed for 2 health per second
        • Unhook at any time by switching back to the grapple, or firing it again away from your victim
        • Force detach if the hook is not in line of sight of hooked in enemy for more than 1 second
        • Sound cue added when hooked by an enemy's grapple
      • Added new Grapple weapon sounds and grapple projectile
      • Reduced max firing distance to 4000 units (convar "tf_grapplinghook_max_distance")
      • Increased hook re-fire delay from 0.2 seconds to 0.5 seconds
      • Re-enabled fall damage for the grappling hook (convar "tf_grapplinghook_prevent_fall_damage")
      • Fixed grappling hook rope drawing as the wrong color for friendly disguised Spy
    • Added Revenge temporary powerup
      • Activates and spawns when a significant game imbalance is detected
      • Temporarily grants crits, increased fire rate and increased clip size
    • Added unique powerup pickup sounds
    • Random Melee critical hits are now enabled in Mannpower (ConVar "tf_weapon_criticals_melee 2")
    • Strength: Fixed Sentry Guns inheriting the double damage multiplier
    • Reduced the time it takes a dropped powerup to become available for pickup by 0.5 seconds

Undocumented changes

  • New entity features
  • Added new emitter model for Mannpower powerups
  • Added new team-colored skins for Mannpower powerups
  • Renamed "Eternaween" to "Enchantment: Eternaween"
  • Random hat drops for Premium account players have stopped.
  • Director's Cut Reel, Pallet of Crates, and Crate Series #82, #83, #84, #85, no longer drop.

Notes

  1. The reduction is 1252 Mb
  2. This also applied to items shown in Steam Community windows. (i.e. Steam Community Market/trade windows) This was fixed in the March 18, 2015 Patch.

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