Operation Anniversary Annihilation
Operation Anniversary Annihilation is a community Mann vs Machine tour organized by Moonlight MvM and hosted by Pineapple.TF. A public beta for the tour began on July 9, 2022, with an announced deadline of August 15, 2022; however, the event servers remained in operation until August 18, 2022.
On July 9, 2022, Operation Anniversary Annihilation went into public beta, with 25 missions spread across 17 maps, including official maps such as Decoy, Mannhattan, Mannworks, and Rottenburg, as well as returning maps from previous community campaigns, and reskins of official maps, such as Coldtown.
This table shows the missions available during the event.
|Decoy||Decimal Destruction||6||✪ Ruby|
|Area 52||Nuclear Threat||6||randomguy|
|Havana||Rogue Gallery||PDA Expert|
|Mannworks||XLR-8||8||Package O' Lies|
|Mannhattan||Factory Reset||6||Package O' Lies|
|Mannhattan||Discordant||Package O' Lies|
|Coldtown||Night Before Smissmas||6||Alox|
|Dockyard||Overkill||7||Package O' Lies|
|Caregiving Corundum - Normal|
|Caregiving Corundum - Gem Only|
|Heroistic Heart - Normal|
|Heroistic Heart - Gem Only|
|Dastardly Diamond - Normal|
|Dastardly Diamond - Gem Only|
|Auspicious Automaton Assembler's Accolade|
This event had six medals up for grabs: three as rewards for completion of the tour, and three for donations to a charity drive benefiting The International Fund for Animal Welfare. Content creators received the Auspicious Automaton Assembler's Accolade.
Clearing any two missions during the campaign earned the player the Participation Trophy medal, clearing at least five of the six available Intermediate difficulty missions earned the player the Galvanized Goblet medal, and clearing at least eleven of the nineteen available Advanced or Expert difficulty missions earned the player the Soul-Binding Star medal.
In addition, players could donate varying amounts through item or monetary donations to receive donor medals. Donating at least 5 USD to the charity drive earned the player the Caregiving Corundum medal, donating at least 10 USD earned the player the Heroistic Heart medal in addition to the previous medal, and donating at least 15 USD earned the player the Dastardly Diamond medal in addition to the previous medals. The charity drive concluded on September 1, 2022.
The Participation Trophy and Galvanized Goblet player medals reuse the Rust Starter and Iron canteen medals from Operation Canteen Crasher, while the remaining medals reuse models from Operation Madness vs Machines. The Soul-Binding Star reuses the model for the Pinnacle of Ingenuity, while the Caregiving Corundum, Heroistic Heart, and Dastardly Diamond reuse the models for the Grandiose Garnet, Hopeful Heart, and Chaotic Crystal, respectively. However, the latter four medals initially drop with special custom painted colors that are not otherwise available in-game. The Soul-Binding Star is painted dark purple, while the remaining three are painted with special team colors: the Heroistic Heart is painted purple on RED, and light blue on BLU, while the Caregiving Corundum and Dastardly Diamond are both painted different shades of red on RED, and blue on BLU.
The Soul-Binding Star, Caregiving Corundum, Heroistic Heart, and Dastardly Diamond each have two styles, named "Normal" and "Gem Only". The "Gem Only" style displays only the gemstones, without the surrounding metal frames.
The Participation Trophy and Galvanized Goblet were contributed to the Steam Workshop by Colteh, Rev, Swordstone, Wave, Nuke, Kratos, Benoist3012, Pelipoika, sigsegv, Hyperion, Hydrogen, sedisocks, Sntr, NeoDement, Star Bright, and interrobang.
The Soul-Binding Star, Caregiving Corundum, Heroistic Heart, and Dastardly Diamond were contributed to the Steam Workshop by NeoDement, Sntr, Erikku, sigsegv, Jakapoa, Pelipoika, interrobang, Mayor Rev, Z-Ben, kratos, Nuke, Hydrogen, Hyperion, Potato's MvM Server, DaanBox, Swordstone, and Geel.
The Auspicious Automaton Assembler's Accolade was contributed to the Steam Workshop by Gadget, LeSwordfish, and Hydrogen.
Genuine Anniversary Annihilation Participation Trophy 2022
Genuine Anniversary Annihilation Galvanized Goblet 2022
Genuine Anniversary Annihilation Soul-Binding Star 2022
Genuine Anniversary Annihilation Heroistic Heart 2022
Genuine Anniversary Annihilation Dastardly Diamond 2022
- Auspicious Automaton Assembler's Accolade
- Soul-Binding Star
- Caregiving Corundum
- Heroistic Heart
- Dastardly Diamond
- [Undocumented] The Anniversary Annihilation medals were added to the game.
- Announcement on the Official Team Fortress 2 Blog
- Official Steam event for Operation Anniversary Annihilation
- Operation Anniversary Annihilation is now in open beta!
- International Fund for Animal Welfare