December 17, 2009 Patch

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This article is specific to the patch released. For information on the update, see WAR! Update.
Official update page: WAR! Update

Patch notes

War Update Titlecard.png

Team Fortress 2

  • Added new control point map Gorge
  • Added new capture the flag map Double Cross
  • Added item crafting
  • Added work-in-progress TF Bots for beta testing in KOTH maps (blog post coming with more info)[1]
  • Added headshot death animations
  • Added more backstab animations
  • Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
  • Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman
  • Leaderboard class spy.png Spy
    • Now pretends to be carrying the weapons & wearables of the target he's disguised as
    • Moved the Spy's Camera Beard to the Misc loadout slot so he can equip it with a hat
  • Leaderboard class scout.png Scout
    • The Sandman now only stuns on a max range hit (when you hear the cheering)
    • All shorter hits now force the enemy into the thirdperson fleeing state (also removed the damage reduction on them)
  • Added new options to the Multiplayer->Advanced dialog:
    • Combat text, which displays damage amounts you do to enemies.
    • Medic auto caller, which automatically shows you nearby friends at low health.
    • Heal target marker, which better highlights the target your Medi Gun is locked onto.
    • Alternative Spy disguise menu, which lets you choose disguises using just the 1-3 keys.
  • Fixed being able to affect friendly pipes with airblast (they would unstick)
  • Added recharge sound to abilities with a recharge bar
  • Fixed attachable wearables not staying on ragdolls
  • Players no longer see the wearables that are a part of a friendly spy's disguise, fixing various graphical glitches
  • Added jiggle bones for Pyro's chicken hat[4]
  • Added 2 new game startup songs[5]
  • Community Mapmaker requests
    • Implemented InputSetSetupTime() for team_round_timer (was in the .fgd but never implemented)
    • Added "SetDispenserLevel" input to cart dispenser (1, 2, or 3)

Undocumented changes


  1. Blog post can be found here
  2. The items added were the Direct Hit, Buff Banner, Gunboats, and Equalizer
  3. The items added were the Chargin' Targe, Scottish Resistance, and Eyelander
  4. The patch notes referred to the Respectless Rubber Glove as "chicken hat" - this is not a Wiki error.
  5. Intruder Alert and Drunken Pipe Bomb