Polycount Pack

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The Polycount Pack was a contest by Valve and the modeling community Polycount to develop new community item packs to be introduced into Team Fortress 2. These items would be brand-new models with unique stats once added to the game, but had to be designed to replace items that already existed. The contest winners were announced on July 15, 2010, and the items were added in the Mann-Conomy Update.

In addition to the five winning packs, Valve confirmed that several other packs[1] were of high enough quality to be in-game, and may be added in later updates. According to PC Gamer, a 6th pack was supposed to be included, along with a new gamemode as a bonus. They were both cut from the update due to time constraints, but were later added in the Australian Christmas update along with two other packs. It was also hinted in a blog post that Valve were working on a new training map for a class, similar to the Soldier's training map released with the Mac Update, but this did not happen until the Hatless Update on April 14, 2011 in which a training course was added for the Demoman, the Engineer, and the Spy. Three more packs were added as part of the Über Update.

Everyone who entered the contest received the Polycount Pin, as well as a few select people who did not enter but helped the contest out in some way. A list of Polycount Pin owners can be found here.

The five Polycount sets make up the first five item sets. Wearing all items of a given set, including the hat, will confer a bonus. The packs added in the Australian Christmas update, on the other hand, do not require their respective hats for their set bonuses, while the packs from the Über Update and beyond have no set bonuses at all.

Winners

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The Special Delivery

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by Shawn "5p3tch" Spetch

The Tank Buster

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by Rob "Larolaro" Laro

The Gas Jockey's Gear

Previously known as The Gas Man

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by Steven ".:Progg" Skidmore

The Croc-O-Style Kit

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

by Spencer "Nrek" Kern

The Saharan Spy

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

by Shaylyn "Chemical Alia" Hamm

Australian Christmas Packs

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The Expert's Ordnance

Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman

by Xavier "Swizzle" Coelho-Kostolny

The Hibernating Bear

Previously known as Big Chief Hibernating Bear

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by Will "Ruskeydoo" Segerman

The Medi-eval Medic

Previously known as The Medi(c)eval Pack

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by Pierate

Über Update Packs

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Lawrence of Australia

Previously known as The Australian of Arabia

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

by Svdl

The #1 Fan

Previously known as BONK! Atomic Punch

Leaderboard class scout.png Scout

by BANG!

Airborne Armaments

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by Elbagast

Gallery

See also

Trivia

  • The original melee weapon for the 'Special Delivery' pack was a bat with nails, similar to the Boston Basher, called the 'Nail Biter' as seen here.
  • Another melee weapon designed but never included was an crocodile tooth-studded aboriginal club for the 'Croc-o-Style Kit' pack.[2]
  • The pack of darts included with the Sydney Sleeper was intended to be a miscellaneous item.[3]
  • The Peyote Cactus was originally intended to go with the Hibernating Bear set instead of the Buffalo Steak Sandvich.
  • The Honcho's Headgear, Jag, Prairie Heel Biters, and Backwards Ballcap were once part of the 'World War II Pack', 'Jag', 'Bigger is Better', and 'Suburban Scout' packs respectively, but only the single items were added from the pack.

References

  1. http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74543
  2. http://www.polycount.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1161830&postcount=202
  3. http://www.polycount.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1149510&postcount=132