Invasion Community Update

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This article is for content released in the update. For the patch itself, see October 6, 2015 Patch.
This article is about an official update. For information on the scrapped game concept, see Invasion.

The Invasion Community Update was a major community-created update and event added on October 6, 2015. Announced with a community-created Source Filmmaker video, it added four new maps, one of them a themed version of 2Fort, 16 new cosmetic items, 4 weapon reskins, 9 new Invasion-themed unusual effects, and a new taunt. Also included in the update was the Invasion Community Update Pass, which allowed players to directly support the team behind the update and also granted them access to special crate drops and to the Invasion Community Update Coin, which counted kills during the event.




Main article: List of maps
Name Picture Game mode File name
2Fort Invasion Ctf 2fort invasion.png Capture the Flag
Intel blu idle.png
Watergate Pd watergate logopic 2.jpg Player Destruction
Hud invasion bottle.png
Probed Koth probed.jpg King of the Hill
Byre Arena byre b40007.jpg Arena


Main article: Reskins
Batsaber Batsaber
Giger Counter Giger Counter
Shooting Star Shooting Star
Leaderboard class scout.png Scout
Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer


Main article: Cosmetic items
Cadet Visor Cadet Visor
A Head Full of Hot Air A Head Full of Hot Air
Jupiter Jetpack Jupiter Jetpack
Phobos Filter Phobos Filter
Space Diver Space Diver
Sucker Slug Sucker Slug
Life Support System Life Support System
Rocket Operator Rocket Operator
Corona Australis Corona Australis
Final Frontiersman Final Frontiersman
Starduster Starduster
Graylien Graylien
Captain Space Mann Captain Space Mann
Invasion Community Update Medal Invasion Community Update Medal
Phononaut Phononaut
Space Hamster Hammy Space Hamster Hammy
Universal Translator Universal Translator


Main article: Taunts
Burstchester Burstchester


Main article: Tools
Invasion Community Update Pass Invasion Community Update Pass
Invasion Community Update Coin Invasion Community Update Coin
Quarantined Collection Case Quarantined Collection Case
Confidential Collection Case Confidential Collection Case
Invasion Community Update Key Invasion Community Update Key

Unusual effects

Main article: Unusual
Invasion Community Update Unusual effects
Cosmetic effects
Unusual Abduction.png
Unusual Atomic.png
Unusual Subatomic.png
Unusual Electric Hat Protector.png
Unusual Magnetic Hat Protector.png
Unusual Voltaic Hat Protector.png
Abduction Atomic Subatomic Electric Hat Protector Magnetic Hat Protector Voltaic Hat Protector
Unusual Galactic Codex.png
Unusual Ancient Codex.png
Unusual Nebula.png
Galactic Codex Ancient Codex Nebula


  • The alien movie in the Invasion Update video is based on a cheesy 1950s film.
  • The update was teased months before hand by the Team Fortress 2 Podcast KritzKast.
    • On the KritzKast Meet Your Makers page, there is a blurry image of a Saucer.
    • The page contains an X Ray image of the Pyro with a Triboniophorus Tyrannus on his head.
    • Clicking the binary monitor on the main page leads to a secret page with a lone monitor that says "They're watching..." This message is a reference to The X-Files series.
  • On Sep 13th, the update was teased on Brett Kennedy's channel in a video titled midnight showing.
    • During the video, a message in Morse code is played. The message translated reads: "Poopy Joe was an inside job."
    • A radio is playing in the background of the video. The static broadcast it is playing is the news intro from the KritzKast radio skit KKBC: No one would have believed.
    • There is a split second frame of an alien glyph. The glyph forms a crop circle pattern seen in the release trailer, only with the Team Fortress 2 logo in it.
    • August Loolam is an uncredited animator.

Teaser video

KritzKast Skits

To promote the update, the Team Fortress 2 Podcast KritzKast created a series of humorous radio skits portraying a radio news station broadcasting the events of the alien invasion.


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