Mecha Update

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This article is for content released in the update. For the patch itself, see December 20, 2012 Patch.
Mecha Update
Ohhh boy, I'd hate to be those humans right now.
— The Soldier seeing the Mecha-Engineer for the first time

The Mecha Update was a major update for Team Fortress 2 released on December 20th, 2012.

The update was announced on December 19, 2012. It announced the addition of the final class in Mann vs. Machine, the Mecha-Engineer, as well as the map Bigrock. It further included the comic Shadow Boxers, and announced the addition of the Rescue Ranger, Loose Cannon, and the Vaccinator, new weapons for the Engineer, Demoman and Medic, respectively. Finally, the update announced the return of Nice and Naughty Winter Crates.



Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman Loose Cannon Loose Cannon
Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer Rescue Ranger Rescue Ranger
Leaderboard class medic.png Medic Vaccinator Vaccinator

Adult Swim Cosmetics

Hanger-On Hood Hanger-On Hood
Flight of the Monarch Flight of the Monarch
Flunkyware Flunkyware
DethKapp DethKapp
Rail Spikes Rail Spikes
Nose Candy Nose Candy
Brock's Locks Brock's Locks
Carl Carl
Hunger Force Hunger Force
Aqua Flops Aqua Flops

Cosmetic items

Digit Divulger Digit Divulger
Soldier's Slope Scopers Soldier's Slope Scopers
Winter Wonderland Wrap Winter Wonderland Wrap
Cool Breeze Cool Breeze
Barnstormer Barnstormer
Heavy's Hockey Hair Heavy's Hockey Hair
Der Wintermantel Der Wintermantel
Doc's Holiday Doc's Holiday
Cold Killer Cold Killer
Cut Throat Concierge Cut Throat Concierge
Antlers Antlers
Mann Co. Online Cap Mann Co. Online Cap
Merc's Muffler Merc's Muffler
Mutton Mann Mutton Mann
Operation Mecha Engine Badge Operation Mecha Engine Badge
Reindoonicorn Reindoonicorn
Smissmas Wreath Smissmas Wreath
Tough Stuff Muffs Tough Stuff Muffs
Notes  Not available for the Pyro and Spy.

Festive weapons

Leaderboard class scout.png Scout Festive Holy Mackerel Festive Holy Mackerel
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier Festive Buff Banner Festive Buff Banner
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro Festive Axtinguisher Festive Axtinguisher
Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman Festive Grenade Launcher Festive Grenade Launcher
Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy Festive Sandvich Festive Sandvich
Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer Festive Frontier Justice Festive Frontier Justice
Leaderboard class medic.png Medic Festive Ubersaw Festive Ubersaw
Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper Festive Huntsman Festive Huntsman
Leaderboard class spy.png Spy Festive Ambassador Festive Ambassador


Naughty Winter Crate 2012 Naughty Winter Crate 2012
Naughty Winter Crate Key 2012 Naughty Winter Crate Key 2012 Used to open the Naughty Winter Crate 2012. After January 3, 2013, this key will turn into a normal key.
Nice Winter Crate 2012 Nice Winter Crate 2012
Nice Winter Crate Key 2012 Nice Winter Crate Key 2012 Used to open the Nice Winter Crate 2012. After January 3, 2013, this key will turn into a normal key.


Main article: List of maps
Name Picture Game mode File name
Bigrock Mvm bigrock.png Mann vs. Machine
Mvm navicon.png


  • The preview page of the Mecha Update is directly based off the movie poster of the Japanese, sci-fi kaiju film, "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II".
  • The strips of paper with numbers and blocks on the page are formatted as a punch card. When decoded, it reveals the message, "UPDATE IMMINENT DECEMBER 20 2012"
  • The middle screen of the Mecha-Engineer poster that says, "Hats, all your ha_" is a reference to the meme "All your base are belong to us." from the video game Zero Wing.


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