Mann-Conomy Update

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This article is for content released in the update. For the patch itself, see September 30, 2010 Patch.
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Then it hit us: it'd make everybody happy if we really DID let players buy items directly. Players'd be happy because we actually listened to them for once, and the bean counters would be happy because in-game stores are the future of everything, including making some f$*&ing money already.
TF2 Official Blog

The Mann-Conomy Update was a major content patch for Team Fortress 2, and was released on September 30, 2010 Patch. In total, the update added 65 new items including community-contributed content from the Polycount Pack contest, new Cosmetics, weapons, mini-games, tools, crates, and packs of cosmetics and weapons. The update also introduced the Mann Co. Store, Steam Wallet, and microtransaction system as well as item trading.


Class Sets

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Backpack The Special Delivery Bundle.png
The Special Delivery
Pictogram plus.png Leaves a calling card on your victims
Shortstop Shortstop
Mad Milk Mad Milk
Holy Mackerel Holy Mackerel
Milkman Milkman
Leaderboard class soldier.png
Backpack The Tank Buster Bundle.png
The Tank Buster
Pictogram plus.png Leaves a calling card on your victims
Black Box Black Box
Battalion's Backup Battalion's Backup
Grenadier's Softcap Grenadier's Softcap
Leaderboard class pyro.png
Backpack The Gas Jockey's Gear Bundle.png
The Gas Jockey's Gear
Pictogram plus.png Leaves a calling card on your victims
Degreaser Degreaser
Powerjack Powerjack
Attendant Attendant
Leaderboard class sniper.png
Backpack The Croc-o-Style Kit Bundle.png
The Croc-o-Style Kit
Pictogram plus.png Leaves a calling card on your victims
Sydney Sleeper Sydney Sleeper
Darwin's Danger Shield Darwin's Danger Shield
Bushwacka Bushwacka
Ol' Snaggletooth Ol' Snaggletooth
Leaderboard class spy.png
Backpack The Saharan Spy Bundle.png
The Saharan Spy
Pictogram plus.png Additional particle effect when taunting
L'Etranger L'Etranger
Your Eternal Reward Your Eternal Reward
Familiar Fez Familiar Fez


Leaderboard class soldier.png
Rocket Jumper Rocket Jumper
Leaderboard class heavy.png
Gloves of Running Urgently Gloves of Running Urgently
Leaderboard class medic.png
Vita-Saw Vita-Saw

Cosmetic items

Leaderboard class scout.png
Bombing Run Bombing Run
Leaderboard class soldier.png
Chieftain's Challenge Chieftain's Challenge
Stout Shako Stout Shako
Leaderboard class pyro.png
Handyman's Handle Handyman's Handle
Napper's Respite Napper's Respite
Old Guadalajara Old Guadalajara
Leaderboard class demoman.png
Carouser's Capotain Carouser's Capotain
Sober Stuntman Sober Stuntman
Rimmed Raincatcher Rimmed Raincatcher
Leaderboard class heavy.png
Pugilist's Protector Pugilist's Protector
Hard Counter Hard Counter
TF2 crosshair orange.png
All Classes
Mann Co. Cap Mann Co. Cap
Wiki Cap Wiki Cap
Dr's Dapper Topper Dr's Dapper Topper

Left 4 Dead 2 promotional items

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All Classes
Ellis' Cap Ellis' Cap
TF2 crosshair orange.png
All Classes
Frying Pan Frying Pan
Notes Not available for the Engineer and the Spy.

These items are given to those who purchase Left 4 Dead 2.


Main article: Quality

Vintage quality

Main article: Vintage items

As the update was introduced, all of the items which were previously obtained became "Vintage Items". Their name is now rendered blue, and the "Vintage" prefix was added to their name. According to Valve, "some items that used to be rare will become more common when they are available for purchase. (...) This way, those older rare items remain rare (in fact, they're even rarer, because they're limited editions now). "

Some exceptions were promotional items, including but not limited to the Cheater's Lament, Alien Swarm Parasite, Lumbricus Lid, Mildly Disturbing Halloween Mask, Bill's Hat, Ghastly Gibus, Earbuds and Big Kill, as well as all the medals and craft materials.

Unusual cosmetics

Main article: Unusual items

Unusual cosmetics are cosmetics that have special particle effects about them. The only way to obtain an Unusual cosmetic is by unlocking a Mann Co. Supply Crate with a Mann Co. Supply Crate Key, or by trading for one. The different particle effects are viewable here.

New methods to obtain items


Main article: Trading

Trading is an in-game system allowing players to swap weapons, and cosmetic items allowing players to obtain items that they desire. Some items, such as the Golden Wrench, are untradable, meaning that they must remain on the original account that obtained them.

As of now, it is possible to trade with players on a player's friends list, with other players in their current server, and through either player's Steam Community ID.


Main article: Mann Co. Store

The Mann Co. Store is an in-game micro-transaction service. The store allows players to purchase in-game items such as Cosmetic items, weapons, and action items using money stored in their Steam Wallet. Creators of community-contributed items receive a percentage of sales for anything they've created.

All cosmetics or weapons bought through the store could not be crafted or traded, though they were giftable. Tools and action items bought through the store could be traded (after 2 days) and gifted. As of the Manniversary Update, all items bought from the store can be traded after a waiting period of 2-3 days, but still cannot used in crafting.

Update gallery

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