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This article documents content for Team Fortress 2 that was removed from the game. It may contain speculation, broken links or errors.
The burning, the burning!
— The Soldier finding his treasures burnt
The mysterious treasures were crafting items that were added in the June 19, 2012 Patch. On the Pyromania Update, they were incinerated into small ash piles or otherwise visibly unaffected. Prior to the July 11, 2012 Patch four ash piles could be crafted together to form a Pile of Ash. Following this update, all of these items, with the exception of the Fireproof Secret Diary and the Barely-Melted Capacitor, were removed from the game. As of the Two Cities Update they are no longer automatically removed from players when starting Team Fortress 2, however they may still not be used in crafting.
As a crafting ingredient
June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)
- Added the Mysterious Treasures to the game.
July 11, 2012 Patch
- All ash-related items have been faded away to dust.
November 21, 2013 Patch (Two Cities Update)
- [Undocumented] All ash-related items no longer expire on login, but have been updated to indicate they can no longer be used in crafting.
The Barely-Melted Capacitor is ineligible for crafting the Pile of Ash using the "Custom Blueprint" recipe.