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Basic Information
File name: itemtest
Developer(s): Valve
Map Info
Environment: Industrial
Setting: Indoor
Map Overview
Itemtest overview.png
Yes. I like this new weapon.
The Heavy

Itemtest is a testing map released with the Australian Christmas update. It is a modified version of the BLU team's spawn room from the Control Point map Gorge.

The map allows modellers to easily test their creations in a controlled environment, with the option to save and load multiple configuration setups quickly. For normal players, it provides a means to preview combinations of cosmetic items, paints, and particle effects.

The map consists of a Resupply locker in the top center section of the map. To the top left hand side there is a small walkway that bends halfway through. After dying, the player respawns in a few certain locations on the map.

It is important to note that certain unlockable weapons, when spawned onto a player, do not work as intended. For example, weapons that change the ragdoll of a dead player (such as the Saxxy) also do not work. This is because Itemtest loads the item's model, but not the unique stats, so the stats are shared with the default weapon the unlockable weapon is based upon.


Itemtest can be accessed by typing map itemtest into the console. Once loaded, using the console command "itemtest" or pressing F7 displays the item testing menu, containing controls for the addition of custom models. Up to four items can be equipped on each class.

The testing menu also includes functions to spawn and manipulate multiple bots with varying behaviours (such as running, crouching, etc). A second command "itemtest_botcontrols" pulls up a smaller HUD menu with options to alter bot behaviour quickly without the need to bring up the full test menu, making it ideal to bind to a specified key.

The menu also allows custom configurations to be saved and loaded quickly. Configurations are stored in files with the ".itf" extension, and by default are saved to the player's cfg directory in /team fortress 2/tf/cfg/.

Update history

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

  • Added Itemtest to the game.

April 14, 2011 Patch (Hatless Update)

  • The map's filename was changed from item_test to itemtest.

April 18, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed the "itemtest" command.

June 8, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed the server automatically creating votes while in training or using itemtest.

July 10, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Resupply Cabinet and respawn area.
  • [Undocumented] Fixed BLU spawns all being in the same place.


  • The itemtest commands can be used in any map, and aren't limited to just Itemtest (map).[1]


  • It is possible to equip items on classes they are not intended for by spawning a bot of the class that can equip the item, equipping the item on them, and then using the Itemtest menu to change the bot's class.
  • Some items do not show up in the item selection menus, which means they cannot be equipped. These include the:
  • Itemtest occasionally causes the game to crash when being used.
  • If the player has tf_min_viewmodel set to 1, using a weapon from Itemtest may set the value to 0 instead.
  • If the player selects the Dragon's Fury, they can only fire it once.


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