End of the Line Update

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Introducing the End of the Line Update, featuring a whopping thirteen-and-a-half-minute long animated short, new cosmetics, a new taunt from the short, and an update page, all thought up and designed by the TF2 community. Awesome job!
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This article is for content released in the update. For the patch itself, see December 8, 2014 Patch.
End of the Line Update.jpg

The End of the Line Update was a major community-created update. It brought one new multi-class weapon, 23 new cosmetics, a new Pyro taunt, as well as a collection of items for leaderboard tracking.

Videos

The main feature of the update was the community-created SFM video titled End of the Line. Its plot consists of BLU sending off a runaway train filled with bombs, and RED's attempts to stop it from reaching their base.

The trailer for the SFM was uploaded on August 28th, 2014, and originally started as a spontaneous passion project made by McVee to practice his visual storytelling and animation. A week after the release of the trailer, he was invited to Valve headquarters to talk and present what he had made to the SFM team before being proposed by Robin Walker with the idea of 'making it official'.[1]

Additions

Weapon

Main article: Weapons
Crossing Guard Crossing Guard
Notes  Not available for the Engineer and the Spy.

Cosmetics

Main article: Cosmetic items
Brooklyn Booties Brooklyn Booties
Thermal Tracker Thermal Tracker
Coldfront Curbstompers Coldfront Curbstompers
Cold Snap Coat Cold Snap Coat
Condor Cap Condor Cap
Mistaken Movember Mistaken Movember
Screamin' Eagle Screamin' Eagle
North Polar Fleece North Polar Fleece
Wartime Warmth Wartime Warmth
Bomber's Bucket Hat Bomber's Bucket Hat
Double Dog Dare Demo Pants Double Dog Dare Demo Pants
Double Dynamite Double Dynamite
Fur-Lined Fighter Fur-Lined Fighter
Hunter Heavy Hunter Heavy
Sleeveless in Siberia Sleeveless in Siberia
Insulated Inventor Insulated Inventor
Snow Stompers Snow Stompers
Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman
Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy
Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper
Snow Sleeves Snow Sleeves
Boxcar Bomber Boxcar Bomber
Coldsnap Cap Coldsnap Cap
End of the Line Community Update Medal End of the Line Community Update Medal††
Flashdance Footies Flashdance Footies
Winter Woodsman Winter Woodsman
Notes Actually added in the December 12, 2014 Patch.
†† Actually added in the December 17, 2014 Patch.

Taunts

Main article: Taunts
Pool Party Pool Party

Action items

Main article: Action items
A Random Duck Token Gift A Random Duck Token Gift
A Random End of the Line Key Gift A Random End of the Line Key Gift
Duck Journal Duck Journal
Pile of Duck Token Gifts Pile of Duck Token Gifts
Pile of End of the Line Key Gifts Pile of End of the Line Key Gifts

Tools

Main article: Tools
Duck Token Duck Token
End of the Line Key End of the Line Key
End of the Line Community Crate End of the Line Community Crate
Notes
 Actually added in the November 13, 2014 Patch.

Unusual effects

Main article: Unusual effects
List of End of the Line Update Unusual effects
Cosmetic effects
Unusual Frostbite.png
Unusual Molten Mallard.png
Unusual Morning Glory.png
Unusual Death at Dusk.png
Frostbite Molten Mallard Morning Glory Death at Dusk


Community Sparkle Unusual effects
Taunt effects
Unusual Community Sparkle Taunt.png
Community Sparkle

Trivia

  • The map Snowplow was made to release as part of the update, but wasn't included because Valve deemed it "too confusing and challenging for new players".[2]
    • In the beta testing version of the map, many objects that would 'spoil' the SFM were temporarily made into error signs.
    • The map was later added in the Gun Mettle Update.
  • While weapons weren't guaranteed to be added in the update, the End of the Line team still focused on creating them. One of them was added in the Love & War Update, while the others were scrapped due to not making the quality cut.[3]
  • After the release of the update, promotional posters for End of the Line could be found in a few select areas on certain maps such as Lumberyard.
    • Certain maps also contained the BLU Pyro's mural seen in the SFM video.

Gallery

References

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