Operation Canteen Crasher
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The first part of the event is a contest that began on April 9, 2018, with guaranteed support until October 31, 2018. Before August 15, 2018, players could create maps, items, and MvM missions, and submit them to the judges for review. If the submission received enough votes from the judges, the submission will be added to the campaign. New submissions were no longer accepted after August 15th; however, re-submissions of existing entries were allowed past the August 15th deadline. Medal points will be credited to the authors of accepted submissions. There was no limit on the amount of submissions one could create for the event; however, pop files for missions were restricted to two per map, one intermediate mission and one advanced mission for each mission maker. Judgement on submissions will continue until the judges deem necessary, with no definite deadline at this time.
On September 4th, it was announced that the contest would be extended to include submissions for Halloween-themed maps, missions and items. These submissions followed the same judgement guidelines as non-Halloween submissions.
The second part of the event is the campaign, which launched in public beta on August 22nd, 2018. Just like with the contest, players can earn medal points, up to a maximum of 150, for completing missions and contracts.
Unlike Operation Titanium Tank, Operation Canteen Crasher offers both advanced and intermediate missions, instead of only advanced difficulty missions. This allows players who struggle with advanced missions to still have fun and experience the campaign.
The campaign also features contracts for all nine classes, as well as an all-class section. The class contracts range from beginner to advanced in difficulty, with extra contracts based around specific weapons or actions for classes such as Soldier or Scout. The all-class contracts contain broader objectives that can be completed by any class, such as collecting credits or destroying tanks.
Upon completion, the player is awarded three medal points for a Basic class contract, four medal points for an Advanced class contract, and five medal points for an Expert class contract. Medal point values for the all-class and extra class-specific contracts vary between three to five points.
Approved Maps and Missions
This table shows the missions and maps currently in rotation in the Canteen Crasher campaign. Each mission awards the player a set amount of points upon completion. Note that this is not a complete list at this time, as more maps will be added to the campaign at a later date.
|Map||Mission||Number of Waves||Difficulty|
|Area 52||Tech Mechs||6||Advanced|
|Spaceport||Symphony of Space Machines||7||Advanced|
† This map will soon be removed due to bugs.
During the event, six unlockable medals of different tiers are up for grabs. These medals are automatically granted once the player reaches the medal points threshold required for them. The medals are separate items, unlike campaign tokens; so it is possible to obtain all six at once; however, the Platinum Crit Canteen Medal cannot be obtained during the campaign phase of Canteen Crasher, as the campaign maxes out at 150 medal points. One could only obtain the Platinum Crit Canteen Medal by also submitting content that was accepted into the campaign.
Medal Points system
Medal Points can be gained from creating a map, mission, item or gameday testing.
|Map submission||All maps||+250||A map entry must have a functioning bsp file with a proper nav file, 2 pop files, and any needed bot icons for full credit|
|Item submission|| New Items
| Items created during the contest will receive 100 points.|
Items created before the contest will earn 40 points.
|Mission submission|| Advanced
|These are missions that have passed judging that has been made for approved pre-existing community MvM maps.|
|Gameday testing|| Advanced
|Play or watch every wave in a mission during beta testing and leave helpful feedback for participants (max 20 points)|
Alternatively, another way to gain points is by playing during the Canteen Crasher campaign phase. The point system is shown below here:
|Completed contract|| Advanced
| ≥ +4
|Turn in a finished MvM contract on wave complete. The medal point value depends on the contract.|
|Completed mission|| Advanced
|Complete every wave in a mission in full. Completing an advanced difficulty mission for the first time on a map grants 4 points, and an intermediate mission for the first time on a map grants 2 points.
(Same completion logic as the Titanium Tank Tour.)
|Gameday testing|| Advanced
|Play or watch every wave in a mission during beta testing and leave helpful feedback (max 20 points)|
For map submissions, Canteen Crasher gives partial credit consolation medal points to maps that do not pass the judging based on how many passing votes the map earns by the deadline. The map entry must have a functional bsp file, nav file, and 2 pop files to be eligible for a partial credit, or it will receive no credit.
Below is the list of rewards and points required for them.
There are six different medals that can be obtained by playing the Canteen Crasher community campaign event or participating in the Canteen Crasher contest.
|Canteen Crasher Rust Starter Medal 2018||A rusted replica of the Power Up Canteen from MvM, without any buffs stored in it. It is awarded to players who successfully obtain 1 medal point.|
|Canteen Crasher Iron Recall Medal 2018||An iron-forged replica of the Power Up Canteen from MvM with the "Return to Base" buff stored in it. It is awarded to players who successfully obtain 20 medal points.|
|Canteen Crasher Bronze Ammo Medal 2018||A bronze replica of the Power Up Canteen from MvM with the "Refill Clips and Ammo" buff stored in it. It is awarded to players who successfully obtain 50 medal points.|
|Canteen Crasher Silver Building Medal 2018||A silver replica of the Power Up Canteen from MvM with the "Upgrade Buildings" buff stored in it. It is awarded to players who successfully obtain 100 medal points.|
|Canteen Crasher Gold Uber Medal 2018||A golden replica of the Power Up Canteen from MvM with the "Übercharge" buff stored in it. It is awarded to players who successfully obtain 150 medal points.|
|Canteen Crasher Platinum Crit Medal 2018 †||A platinum replica of the Power Up Canteen from MvM with the "Critical Hit Boost" buff stored in it. It is awarded to players who successfully obtain 200 medal points, with at least 40 points from accepted content submissions during the contest phase.|
† Only obtainable to contest participants.
- First announcement
- Canteen Crasher contest guide
- Contest Participants: Get back to work!
- A big apology to CC contest participants
- Canteen Crasher website