Australian Christmas

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You demanded a Holiday update, and by gad, you're going to get it and like it, pal. We've cooked up a fine feast of new weapons, garnished it with more headgear than you have heads, and left it simmering overnight in a new game mode. What are you waiting for?! Get over to the Update Page and chow down!
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The Australian Christmas was a major seasonal content update for Team Fortress 2 and was released on December 17, 2010 Patch. It was the first in what would later become the annual Smissmas event.

A new game mode, Medieval Mode, was introduced with this update. It featured a new map, DeGroot Keep.

The update also increased default backpack slots from 200 to 300, and added the ability to acquire additional slots (100 at a time) by purchasing the Backpack Expander item. The maximum backpack size became 1000 slots.

As part of the event, the Festive Winter Crate was added. These were unlockable with a Festive Winter Crate Key, that was only available as a purchase from the Mann Co. Store for $2.49 / £1.99 / €2.49.

This update also introduced the Itemtest map for the first time.


On December 18, 1788, less than a year after the first settlers colonized Australia, an old cutthroat named Nicolas Crowder arrived on a boat with some other new settlers, took one look at the heat and privations, said "screw this," commandeered the boat, and set course on a one-man voyage to conquer the South Pole. Legend tells that he lives there still.

Every December 18th, "Old Nick" returns down under to find out if Australia's children have been naughty or nice. The nice children are given the greatest gift of all -- they are not abducted along with the naughty ones and carted off to the South Pole.

For the next twelve months, the naughty children make toys to Old Nick's exacting specifications. Then, on December 17th, the presents are gift-wrapped, placed in a sleigh, and driven to Old Nick's mansion, where he opens them. Naturally, given the sheer number of hats and weapons Old Nick receives, there are bound to be duplicates – and every December 18th, he posts them online, selling them at prices so low that he's practically giving them away.



Main article: List of maps
Name Picture Game mode File name
DeGroot Keep Degroot Keep Castle.png Control Point

Itemtest Item test.jpg None itemtest

Item sets

Main article: Item sets
Backpack The Expert's Ordnance Bundle.png
The Expert's Ordnance
Loch-n-Load Loch-n-Load
Ullapool Caber Ullapool Caber
Scotch Bonnet Scotch Bonnet
Backpack The Hibernating Bear Bundle.png
The Hibernating Bear
Brass Beast Brass Beast
Buffalo Steak Sandvich Buffalo Steak Sandvich
Warrior's Spirit Warrior's Spirit
Big Chief Big Chief
Backpack The Medieval Medic Bundle.png
The Medieval Medic
Crusader's Crossbow Crusader's Crossbow
Amputator Amputator
Berliner's Bucket Helm Berliner's Bucket Helm
Notes Sets did not originally require Cosmetics.


Main article: Weapons
Candy Cane Candy Cane
Boston Basher Boston Basher
Back Scratcher Back Scratcher
Claidheamh Mòr Claidheamh Mòr
Fists of Steel Fists of Steel
Jag Jag

Cosmetic items

Main article: Cosmetic items
Flipped Trilby Flipped Trilby
Defiant Spartan Defiant Spartan
Exquisite Rack Exquisite Rack
Madame Dixie Madame Dixie
Prancer's Pride Prancer's Pride
Pyromancer's Mask Pyromancer's Mask
Prince Tavish's Crown Prince Tavish's Crown
Coupe D'isaster Coupe D'isaster
Magnificent Mongolian Magnificent Mongolian
Buckaroo's Hat Buckaroo's Hat
Industrial Festivizer Industrial Festivizer
Blighted Beak Blighted Beak
German Gonzila German Gonzila
Larrikin Robin Larrikin Robin
Détective Noir Détective Noir
Le Party Phantom Le Party Phantom
A Rather Festive Tree A Rather Festive Tree
World Traveler's Hat World Traveler's Hat


Main article: Tools
Backpack Expander Backpack Expander Expands the user's backpack by 100 slots.
Map Stamps Collection Map Stamp Buy Map Stamps to support community map makers.
The first time a player buys a Map Stamp they will receive a hat that includes a stamp particle effect.
The particle effect only occurs when a player has purchased a map stamp for the map upon which they are playing.
Festive Winter Crate Festive Winter Crate As of December 31, 2010, this crate can no longer be opened.
Festive Winter Crate Key Festive Winter Crate Key Used to open Festive Winter Crates.
After December 31, 2010, this key turned into a regular Mann Co. Supply Crate Key.


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