Hatless Update

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This article is for content released in the update. For the patch itself, see April 14, 2011 Patch.
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The Hatless Update was a major content update for Team Fortress 2 and was released in the April 14, 2011 Patch.

The update included changes originally tested in the Team Fortress 2 Beta such as the coaching and voting systems, Training Modes for the Demoman, Engineer, and Spy, Badlands' King of the Hill Mode, and several item tweaks.

Other additions were the introduction of styles, dynamic model loading, and the association between servers and Steam IDs. Bots had their AI improved and duels were given the option of being class-specific. The painting and voice chat systems were also improved. A 'Sort by Rarity' option was added to the Backpack for sorting items.

Additions

Coaching system

Main article: Coaching

The coaching system allows players to be able to call on others for help with certain objectives, or to provide advice and feedback on a person's abilities and gameplay. A player can volunteer to become a "coach" through use of the megaphone icon in the main menu. "Students" may place requests for a coach through the whistle icon. After a matching process and authorization by both players, the coach is automatically connected to the student's server.

Voting system

Main article: Voting

Team Fortress 2's UI was rebuilt to support a basic voting system. This included voting for the next map to be played, the kicking of a player, and the scrambling of the teams.

Training

Main article: Training Mode

The Demoman, Engineer, and Spy now have their own training lessons. A new achievement called Ready for Duty was added for users who complete all training courses.

Styles

Main article: Styles

Styles are different versions of appearance or painting of an item which can be chosen by the player to be in effect instead of the regular version.

Tweaked Weapons

Class Weapon Changes
Mad Milk
Mad Milk
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Reduced the amount of health players gain back through damage to 60% (from 75%)
Fan O'War
Fan O'War
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Increased the duration the Marked-for-Death effect lasts to 15 seconds (from 10 seconds)
Sun-on-a-Stick
Sun-on-a-Stick
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Deal fully critical hit damage on burning enemies (from mini-crits)
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Increased damage penalty to -25% (from -15%)
Battalion's Backup
Battalion's Backup
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Increased the amount of damage needed to fill rage meter to 350 (from 175)
Concheror
Concheror
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Increased the amount of health returned while under the effects through damage to 35% (from 20%)
Equalizer
Equalizer
Pictogram comment.png Changed: Suppressed the players ability to call for Medic manually and automatically while weapon is active
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Adjusted damage scale and reduced the maximum amount of damage the weapon can obtain to 107 (from 160)
Backburner
Backburner
Pictogram plus.png Removed: No compression blast
Pictogram minus.png Added: Compression blast with 150% cost
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Reduced damage bonus to +10% (from +15%)
Flare Gun
Flare Gun
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Deal fully critical hit damage on burning enemies, regardless of the range (from mini-crits on point blank to medium range and critical hit on long range)
Powerjack
Powerjack
Pictogram plus.png Removed: No random critical hits
Pictogram minus.png Added: +20% melee vulnerability while active
Pictogram minus.png Removed: +25% damage bonus
Loch-n-Load
Loch-n-Load
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Increased damage bonus to +20% (from +10%)
Dalokohs Bar
Dalokohs Bar
Pictogram plus.png Removed: Weapon cooldown
Fists of Steel
Fists of Steel
Pictogram minus.png Added: 20% slower weapon switch
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Reduced ranged damage resistance to 40% (from 60%)
Sydney Sleeper
Sydney Sleeper
Pictogram plus.png Added: +25% faster charge rate

Subsequently reverted

The following item tweaks were introduced with the Hatless Update, but were subsequently reverted in the April 15, 2011 Patch.

Class Weapon Changes
Eyelander
Eyelander
Pictogram plus.png Removed: No random critical hits
Pictogram minus.png Added: -25% damage penalty
Claidheamh Mòr
Claidheamh Mòr
Pictogram plus.png Removed: No random critical hits
Pictogram minus.png Added: -25% damage penalty
Ullapool Caber
Ullapool Caber
Pictogram plus.png Removed: No random critical hits
Pictogram minus.png Added: -25% damage penalty
Gunslinger
Gunslinger
Pictogram plus.png Removed: No random critical hits
Pictogram minus.png Added: -25% damage penalty
Southern Hospitality
Southern Hospitality
Pictogram plus.png Removed: No random critical hits
Pictogram minus.png Added: -25% damage penalty

Map

Name Picture Game mode File name
Badlands
(King of the Hill)
Koth badlands.jpg King of the Hill
Controlpoint.png
koth_badlands

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