Robotic Boogaloo

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This article is for content released in the update. For the patch itself, see May 17, 2013 Patch.
This update is 100% created by the TF2 community. And when we say everything, we mean everything—the in-game content, the update hub website, the animated short, the comic, even the splash images in the Steam store. Even better, everything you created avoided the classic trap of using other companies’ intellectual property.
TF2 Official Blog
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Robotic Boogaloo is a major content update for Team Fortress 2, released during the May 17, 2013 Patch. It was the first ever community-created update, with 57 different community-created cosmetics being added into the game. The 57 cosmetics added are robotic versions of ordinary TF2 cosmetics, spanning all classes. Along with this, 10 new robot-related Unusual effects, 4 new action items - the Battery Canteens, Pallet of Crates, Random RoboKey Gift and Pile of RoboKey Gifts - and one tool - the RoboCrate Key - were added to the game.

Additions

Cosmetics

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Scout
Bolt Boy Bolt Boy
Bonk Leadwear Bonk Leadwear
Bot Dogger Bot Dogger
Ye Oiled Baker Boy Ye Oiled Baker Boy
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Soldier
Full Metal Drill Hat Full Metal Drill Hat
Soldier's Sparkplug Soldier's Sparkplug
Steel Shako Steel Shako
Tyrantium Helmet Tyrantium Helmet
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Pyro
Bolted Birdcage Bolted Birdcage
Electric Escorter Electric Escorter
Filamental Filamental
Firewall Helmet Firewall Helmet
Googol Glass Eyes Googol Glass Eyes
Metal Slug Metal Slug
Plumber's Pipe Plumber's Pipe
Pyro's Boron Beanie Pyro's Boron Beanie
Respectless Robo-Glove Respectless Robo-Glove
Rusty Reaper Rusty Reaper
Scrap Sack Scrap Sack
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Demoman
Bolted Bicorne Bolted Bicorne
Bolted Bombardier Bolted Bombardier
Broadband Bonnet Broadband Bonnet
Cyborg Stunt Helmet Cyborg Stunt Helmet
FR-0 FR-0
HDMI Patch HDMI Patch
Pure Tin Capotain Pure Tin Capotain
Scrumpy Strongbox Scrumpy Strongbox
Strontium Stove Pipe Strontium Stove Pipe
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Heavy
Bunsen Brave Bunsen Brave
Gridiron Guardian Gridiron Guardian
Titanium Towel Titanium Towel
Tungsten Toque Tungsten Toque
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Engineer
Data Mining Light Data Mining Light
Plug-In Prospector Plug-In Prospector
Texas Tin-Gallon Texas Tin-Gallon
Teddy Robobelt Teddy Robobelt
Timeless Topper Timeless Topper
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Medic
Byte'd Beak Byte'd Beak
Halogen Head Lamp Halogen Head Lamp
Mecha-Medes Mecha-Medes
Platinum Pickelhaube Platinum Pickelhaube
Practitioner's Processing Mask Practitioner's Processing Mask
Steam Pipe Steam Pipe
Titanium Tyrolean Titanium Tyrolean
Virus Doctor Virus Doctor
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Sniper
Letch's LED Letch's LED
Shooter's Tin Topi Shooter's Tin Topi
Soldered Sensei Soldered Sensei
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Engineer
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Sniper
Dual-Core Devil Doll Dual-Core Devil Doll
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Spy
Base Metal Billycock Base Metal Billycock
Bootleg Base Metal Billycock Bootleg Base Metal Billycock
Megapixel Beard Megapixel Beard
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All Classes
Electric Badge-aloo Electric Badge-aloo
Galvanized Gibus Galvanized Gibus
Modest Metal Pile of Scrap Modest Metal Pile of Scrap
Noble Nickel Amassment of Hats Noble Nickel Amassment of Hats
Towering Titanium Pillar of Hats Towering Titanium Pillar of Hats


Action items

Battery Canteens Battery Canteens
Pallet of Crates Pallet of Crates
A Random RoboKey Gift A Random RoboKey Gift
Pile of RoboKey Gifts Pile of RoboKey Gifts

Tools

RoboCrate Key RoboCrate Key

Unusual effects

Main article: Unusual effects

Videos

This is the video that was released by MrPopulus89 on 17 May on YouTube and the TF2 website.

This is the earlier version of the video which was released 1 February with a few minor changes in the video.

Video Transcript

Comparisons and Differences

  • Both videos have large piles of hats, however the older version has more Ghastly Gibuses than anything else.
  • More crates are seen in the older version.
  • The newer version has three conveyors rather than one.
  • The machine that scans the Football Helmet is more detailed in the newer version and has a blue thumbs up unlike the old green OK.
  • In the older version, the Scout Robot uses a forked crowbar while in the newer version, it doesn't.
  • The Football Helmet is seen in the crate in the new version, unlike the old version which shows it after the camera angle changes.
  • More lighting effects and hay detail are in the new version.
  • The newer version has more detail on the Football Helmet when robotizing it.
  • In the newer version, The Gridiron Guardian falls straight onto the Heavy's head instead of panning down to see the Heavy then having The Gridiron Guardian fall down.
  • In the older version, the "Team Fortress 2" logo hits the Heavy in the head twice instead of once before having "Robotic Boogaloo" appear.

Trivia

  • On the Battlefield page, two of the Mecha-Engineers are named after famous cowboys:

Gallery

External links