Jungle Inferno Update

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This article is for content released in the update. For the patch itself, see October 20, 2017 Patch.
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If Jurassic Park taught us one thing, it's life finds a way. If Jurassic Park taught us two things, it's life finds a way and Jurassic Park is a good idea to steal for an update. And if Valve's legal team has taught us one thing, it was by screaming at us about not telling you the second thing Jurassic Park taught us.

If people screaming at us has taught us one thing, it's that loud noises make us so anxious we forget where the backspace key is, so we're just plowing ahead and are happy to announce our wholly original update about deadly animals escaping from a theme park. Because life finds a way, which is the only thing we stole learned from Jurassic Park.
TF2 Official Website

The Jungle Inferno Update was a major update for Team Fortress 2 that spanned throughout 4 days, starting on October 16th, 2017 and finally releasing on October 20th, 2017 after a 1-day delay. It introduced 5 new weapons, 5 new community-made maps, 1 new Valve-made map, 7 new taunts, 1 new kill taunt, 49 new cosmetics (though 4 all-class items are currently unreleased), and many rebalances for existing weapons as well as the Pyro class. It also introduced an overhaul to the contract system with the ConTracker, and introduced War Paint in place of weapon skins.



The Jungle Inferno Update page officially began on October 16th, 2017, as announced on the TF2 Official Blog post "Welcome to... Mercenary Park!"

Update progress

The Jungle Inferno Update was released over time through a four-day update.

  • Day 1 included 7 new taunts, 6 new maps, and a short SFM trailer.
  • Day 2 introduced War Paints and a new contract PDA with free and paid contracts, with the free contracts giving out the new weapons and the paid ones giving out Blood Money, War Paints, and cosmetic items.
  • Day 3 showed the new weapons: the Dragon's Fury (a primary weapon/flamethrower), the Thermal Thruster (a secondary weapon/jetpack with a unique taunt kill), the Gas Passer (a secondary weapon/toxic gas), the Hot Hand (a melee weapon/glove), and the only non-Pyro weapon in this update, the Second Banana (a secondary lunchbox weapon for the Heavy).
  • Day 4 was the final day, accompanied by a blog post with the complete patch notes and a release date of 1 day away.

Day 1

The Jungle Inferno Update revealed 1 new Valve map and 5 new community-created maps, along with 2 new Valve taunts and 5 new community-created taunts.


Main article: List of maps
Community maps are identified in italics.
Name Picture Game mode File name
Banana Bay Bananabay main.jpg Payload Race
RED Bombcart.pngBLU Bombcart.png
Brazil Brazil main.jpg King of the Hill
Enclosure Enclosure main.jpg Payload
BLU Bombcart.png
Lazarus Lazarus main.jpg King of the Hill
Mercenary Park Yetipark 5.png Attack/Defend
Mossrock Mossrock main.jpg Attack/Defend


Main article: Taunts
Headcase Headcase
Russian Arms Race Russian Arms Race
Soviet Strongarm Soviet Strongarm
Dueling Banjo Dueling Banjo
Jumping Jack Jumping Jack
Yeti Punch Yeti Punch
Yeti Smash Yeti Smash

Day 2

Day 2 revealed the Jungle Inferno Campaign and War Paint cases that replaced campaign weapon drops and weapon cases, 2 new cosmetic cases, and the new campaign system. This campaign involves 36 new contracts that can be completed in co-op. Completion of the contracts earns either a campaign-specific item or "Blood Money", which can be used to buy War Paints and cases.


The Jungle Inferno Campaign required the purchase of a Jungle Inferno Campaign Pass. The ConTracker PDA was also introduced, which allows customized contract progression and access to the Mercenary Park Gift Shop. Friendly-Fire is a new feature accompanied by the campaign and the party system, which allows players to play with/against their friends and help each other in completing contracts if they are on the same Valve server with them.

Cosmetic items

Main article: Cosmetic items
Forest Footwear Forest Footwear
Jungle Jersey Jungle Jersey
Transparent Trousers Transparent Trousers
Attack Packs Attack Packs
Crit Cloak Crit Cloak
Sharp Chest Pain Sharp Chest Pain
Shellmet Shellmet
Deity's Dress Deity's Dress
D-eye-monds D-eye-monds
Feathered Fiend Feathered Fiend
Fireman's Essentials Fireman's Essentials
Hot Huaraches Hot Huaraches
Sacrificial Stone Sacrificial Stone
Aztec Aggressor Aztec Aggressor
Commando Elite Commando Elite
Fat Man's Field Cap Fat Man's Field Cap
Heavy Harness Heavy Harness
Siberian Tigerstripe Siberian Tigerstripe
Conaghers' Utility Idol Conaghers' Utility Idol
Tropical Toad Tropical Toad
Battle Boonie Battle Boonie
Vitals Vest Vitals Vest
Bait and Bite Bait and Bite
Cammy Jammies Cammy Jammies
Classy Capper Classy Capper
Conspicuous Camouflage Conspicuous Camouflage
Most Dangerous Mane Most Dangerous Mane
Rifleman's Regalia Rifleman's Regalia
Leaderboard class scout.png Scout
Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer
Leaderboard class spy.png Spy
Aloha Apparel Aloha Apparel
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro
Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman
Bananades Bananades
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman
Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy
War Eagle War Eagle
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy
Nuke Nuke
Aztec Warrior Aztec Warrior
Croaking Hazard Croaking Hazard
Hunter in Darkness Hunter in Darkness
Jungle Wreath Jungle Wreath
Monstrous Memento Monstrous Memento
Pithy Professional Pithy Professional
Pocket Saxton Pocket Saxton
Quizzical Quetzal Quizzical Quetzal
Saxton Saxton
Slithering Scarf Slithering Scarf


Main article: Item sets
The Monster Mash-Up Pack
Kathman-Hairdo Kathman-Hairdo
Himalayan Hair Shirt Himalayan Hair Shirt
Abominable Snow Pants Abominable Snow Pants

War Paints

Main article: War Paint
Jungle Jackpot Collection
Infernal Reward Collection
Decorated War Hero Collection
Contract Campaigner Collection
Saxton Select Collection


Main article: Tools
Abominable Cosmetic Case Abominable Cosmetic Case
Abominable Cosmetic Key Abominable Cosmetic Key
Unleash the Beast Cosmetic Case Unleash the Beast Cosmetic Case
Unleash the Beast Cosmetic Key Unleash the Beast Cosmetic Key
Jungle Inferno Campaign Pass Jungle Inferno Campaign Pass
Infernal Reward War Paint Case Infernal Reward War Paint Case
Infernal Reward War Paint Key Infernal Reward War Paint Key
Jungle Jackpot War Paint Case Jungle Jackpot War Paint Case
Jungle Jackpot War Paint Key Jungle Jackpot War Paint Key

Action items

Main article: Action items
Jungle Inferno ConTracker Jungle Inferno ConTracker

Unobtainable items

The following items were also added in the update, but are currently impossible to acquire in-game.

Mannanas Hat Mannanas Hat
Mercenary Park (hat) Mercenary Park
Never Forget Hat Never Forget Hat
Yeti Park Hardhat Yeti Park Hardhat

Day 3

Day 3 revealed 4 new weapons for the Pyro, a kill taunt for one of the new Pyro weapons (the Thermal Thruster), a lunchbox item for the Heavy, and changes to the flamethrower.


Main article: Weapons
Dragon's Fury Dragon's Fury
Gas Passer Gas Passer
Hot Hand Hot Hand
Thermal Thruster Thermal Thruster
Second Banana Second Banana

Tweaked classes

Class Changes
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Airblast hit detection for both players and projectiles is now a consistent cone
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Airblast strength increased
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Airblast now causes the target player to have reduced footing and air control for a short period, rather than losing all control
Pictogram comment.png Changed: Airblast now factors in the momentum of the Pyro and target, giving both more control over the interaction
Pictogram comment.png Changed: Airblast now factors in the upward angle of the airblast, rather than having a fixed upward force
Pictogram comment.png Changed: Afterburn duration now based on how long the flamethrower was actively hitting an enemy

Tweaked weapons

Class Weapon Changes
Flame Thrower
Flame Thrower + Variants
Pictogram comment.png Changed: Better visual sync, more consistent (no visuals/damage mismatch)
Pictogram comment.png Changed: New particle effects

Day 4

Day 4 released the patch notes for the Jungle Inferno Update, including various weapon changes, information about the new weapons, multiple bug fixes and changes to the matchmaking system. It also introduced the first-person inspection mechanic to all weapons.

Tweaked classes

Class Changes
Pictogram plus.png Changed: The 1-second damage and accuracy penalty now applies to the first second of spun-up time, whether or not the Heavy is firing. Previously, the 1-second damage penalty only be removed after 1 second of firing.
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Accuracy and damage penalties now reset when the Heavy spins down, rather than when the Heavy stops firing. This means if you stay spun up beyond one second, and fire in bursts, damage and accuracy will remain at 100%.
Pictogram plus.png Added: Doubled the amount of metal applied (per wrench hit) when upgrading buildings during the "Setup" period.

Tweaked weapons

Most of these changes were showed in a sneak peak posted by the TF2 Team in the TF2 Official Blog.

Class Weapon Changes
Bonk! Atomic Punch
Bonk! Atomic Punch
Pictogram minus.png Added: Apply a slow effect to the player after phasing wears off, based on the amount of damage they absorbed, from -25% at low damage, to -50% at 200+ damage.
Pictogram comment.png Note: The slow effect lasts 5 seconds
Pictogram plus.png Removed: Marked-For-Death when effect expires
Pictogram plus.png Removed: +10% damage taken penalty
Pictogram minus.png Added: Each attack while active adds Marked-For-Death debuff for 5 seconds (does not stack)
Pictogram minus.png Removed: +25% move speed bonus
Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol
Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol
Pictogram plus.png Changed: +15% firing speed (from 25% slower firing speed)
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Increased max health on hit to +7 (from +5)
Pictogram plus.png Removed: 20% damage vulnerability on wearer
Pictogram minus.png Removed: Wearer never takes falling damage
Pictogram minus.png Added: -25% clip size penalty
Flying Guillotine
Flying Guillotine
Pictogram plus.png Added: Long range hits reduce recharge time (by 1.5 seconds)
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Distance considered "long range" reduced by half of the previous value when determining mini-crits
Pictogram minus.png Removed: Crit vs stunned players
Pictogram minus.png Removed: Mini-crits at long range
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Max range balls now do 50% increased damage (from a base of 15)
Pictogram plus.png Changed: The flight time required to trigger the "max" effect has been reduced by 20%
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Ball regeneration time reduced to 10 seconds (from 15)[1]
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Long-range ball impacts no longer remove the victim's ability to fire their weapons (but the victim is still slowed)
Pictogram plus.png Added: Melee attacks done while airborne mini-crit
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Reduce damage penalty vs players to -15% (from -20%)
Pictogram plus.png Removed: Self-inflicted damage when performing a triple jump
Pictogram plus.png Removed: Attack speed penalty
Pictogram minus.png Added: 50% slower deploy speed penalty
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Triple-jump is now only possible while the bat is deployed
Cow Mangler 5000
Cow Mangler 5000
Pictogram plus.png Removed: Cannot be crit boosted
Pictogram minus.png Added: Granted/earned crits will converted to mini-crits instead
Pictogram plus.png Added: +200% air control when blast jumping
Pictogram plus.png Changed: +75% push-force reduction now includes airblast
Righteous Bison
Righteous Bison
Pictogram comment.png Note: This weapon has been reverted to its previous design
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Projectiles are no longer limited on the number of times they can hit the same target(s)
Pictogram plus.png Changed: Projectile velocity increased to 1200hu (from 840hu)
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Reduced damage per tick to 20 (from 45)
Claidheamh Mòr
Claidheamh Mòr
Pictogram comment.png Note: This weapon has been reverted to its previous design
Pictogram plus.png Added: 0.5 second increase in charge duration
Pictogram minus.png Removed: +25 health on kill
Gloves of Running Urgently
Gloves of Running Urgently
Bread Bite
Bread Bite
Pictogram plus.png Removed: Marked-For-Death effect while active
Pictogram plus.png Removed: 25% damage penalty
Pictogram minus.png Added: Max health is drained while item is active (-10/sec), and regenerated while holstered
Pictogram comment.png Note: Health will regenerate only the amount drained while active - minus any damage taken during that time
Pictogram comment.png Note: Each time the gloves are deployed, the drain rate is accelerated for a brief period of time.
Fists of Steel
Fists of Steel
Pictogram minus.png Added: 40% overheal reduction while active
Pictogram minus.png Added: 40% healing rate penalty while active
Eviction Notice
Eviction Notice
Pictogram plus.png Removed: 20% damage vulnerability
Pictogram minus.png Added: Max health is drained while item is active (-5/sec), and regenerated while holstered
Pictogram comment.png Note: Health will regenerate only the amount drained while active - minus any damage taken during that time
Pictogram comment.png Note: Each time the gloves are deployed, the drain rate is accelerated for a brief period of time.
Rescue Ranger
Rescue Ranger
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Ranged repairs now consume metal (at a 4-to-1 health-to-metal ratio)
Crusader's Crossbow
Crusader's Crossbow
Pictogram minus.png Changed: ÜberCharge gain rate reduced in the same way that the Medi Gun's healing (and therefore, ÜberCharge build rate) is - based on the last time the target was in combat
Pictogram comment.png Note: Reduced by a third when 1 - 10 seconds outside of combat, and scales up to normal over 10 - 15 seconds
Pictogram plus.png Added: Each hit with the Vita-Saw harvests the victim's organs (shown on the HUD)
Pictogram plus.png Added: On-death, preserve 15% ÜberCharge per Organ harvested. This effect caps at 60%.
Pictogram minus.png Removed: On death up to 20% of your stored ÜberCharge is retained
Pictogram plus.png Added: Shield regenerated after 30 seconds
Pictogram minus.png Added: -100% overheal penalty
Darwin's Danger Shield
Darwin's Danger Shield
Pictogram plus.png Added: Afterburn immunity on wearer
Pictogram plus.png Added: +50% fire resistance on wearer
Pictogram plus.png Removed: 20% explosive damage vulnerability on wearer
Pictogram minus.png Removed: +25 max health on wearer
Pictogram minus.png Removed: +15% bullet damage resistance on wearer
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Headshot damage is now subjected to distance falloff effects
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Headshots beyond 1200 world units do normal (non-crit) damage
Your Eternal Reward
Your Eternal Reward
Wanga Prick
Wanga Prick
Pictogram plus.png Removed: Cannot disguise penalty
Pictogram minus.png Added: Non-kill disguises require (and consume) a full cloak meter
Pictogram minus.png Added: +33% faster cloak drain rate
Dead Ringer
Dead Ringer
Pictogram plus.png Removed: No cloak meter from ammo boxes when invisible
Pictogram plus.png Removed: -35% cloak meter from ammo boxes
Pictogram minus.png Added: Ammo kits and dispensers no longer refill the Spy's cloak meter
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro
Reserve Shooter
Reserve Shooter
Pictogram plus.png Added: Attacks on targets flying via the Thermal Thruster mini-crit
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Attacks on targets knocked into the air by Pyro airblast no longer mini-crit
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman
B.A.S.E. Jumper
B.A.S.E. Jumper
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Reduced amount of air control while deployed by 50%
Pictogram minus.png Changed: Removed the ability to re-deploy the parachute once retracted (until the player lands on the ground again)
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro
Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy
Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer
Panic Attack
Panic Attack
Pictogram plus.png Added: +50% more pellets per shot
Pictogram plus.png Added: Fires a wide, fixed shot pattern (regardless of server settings)
Pictogram minus.png Removed: 50% faster reload speed
Pictogram minus.png Added: -30% damage penalty
Pictogram minus.png Removed: Fire rate increases as health decreases
Pictogram comment.png Changed: Shot pattern grows with successive shots, but resets after you stop firing or reload (previously, weapon spread increased as health decreased)
Pictogram comment.png Removed: Hold fire to load up to 4 shells

Update Delay

On the expected day for the update's release, Day 4, a blog post gave notice of a delay of one day for the update in order for the TF team to do additional stress testing.


  • A Spy can be seen doing the Box Trot taunt to the right of Saxton Hale on day 4.
  • Several new weapons were teased in the days prior to their reveal:
    • At the bottom of the Day 1 Update Page, there is a Gas Passer lying on the ground, and in the background, the Pyro can be seen flying with the Thermal Thruster.
    • On the Day 2 Update Page, in the pile of weapons shown that War Paint can be applied to, there is a Dragon's Fury in the background. Also, in the lineup of the team showing off new cosmetics, the Pyro is seen holding the Dragon's Fury and the Heavy is holding the Second Banana.
  • At the bottom of the Day 2 Update Page, Saxton Hale is seen holding a ConTracker. On the screen, there are two names. One says "Mercenary Park", and the other says "Pyroland". It was later revealed that through the "Pyroland" option, players would be able to earn all of the four new Pyro weapons and the Heavy weapon via completing six free contracts. Additionally, on Saxton Hale's shoulder, a parrot can be seen. Three red lasers are shining near the parrot's head. Moving the cursor near the parrot causes its head to explode, leaving a comical bone sticking out, some blood on Hale's shoulder, and feathers floating in the air. The triple laser sight is a reference to the Predator film series, as the eponymous alien hunters use a similar sight to aim their Plasmacasters. The first Predator movie involves people being hunted in a jungle. Using inspect element on the website shows the image's name as "parroter".


See also

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  1. This also affected the Wrap Assassin's recharge rate, changing it from around 11 seconds to 7.5 seconds.