Operation Firmware Frenzy

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Operation Firmware Frenzy was a Mann vs. Machine charity tour event organized by Moonlight MvM and hosted by Pineapple.TF, which entered open beta on November 19, 2023, before officially launching on November 22. The tour concluded on January 2, 2024.

Tour

On November 19, 2023, Operation Firmware Frenzy went into public beta, with 9 missions spread across 8 maps, including the official map Coal Town, as well as returning maps from previous community campaigns, and newly featured maps, including Hurricane and Greekrock, a reskin of Bigrock themed after ancient Greek temples.

This campaign introduced "Master Difficulty" missions, containing extra-difficult additional rulesets.

The tour officially launched on November 22, 2023, and concluded on January 2, 2024.

Featured Missions

This table shows the missions that were available during the event.

Advanced Missions
Map Mission Waves Creators
Cliffside Nemesis 7 Package O' Lies
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Greekrock Broken Bones 5 Skin King
Hurricane Purple Rain 1 Package O' Lies
Oilrig Oilpocalypse PDA Expert


Expert Missions
Map Mission Waves Creators
Coal Town Catastrophic Course 6 CAW CAAAW !!!
Greekrock Primeval Upheaval 7 Yoovy
Isolation Depression 5 PDA Expert
Shiverpeak Shattered Star 6 CreatorForce
ElectricChair22


Master Mission
Map Mission Waves Creators
Coastrock Coastal Cashout 7 ✪ Violet #killtf2

Rewards

This event had five medals which are able to be earned by players: one as a reward for participation in the tour, and four for donations to a charity drive, benefiting The American Heart Association. Clearing any four missions earned the player the Star of the Company medal.

In addition, players were able to donate varying amounts through item or monetary donations to receive donor medals. Donating at least 6 dollars earned the player the Purehearted Purple medal, donating at least 12 dollars earned the player both the Purehearted Purple and Bountiful Benevolence medals, donating at least 18 dollars earned the player the Purehearted Purple, Bountiful Benevolence, and Giver in Gold medals, and donating 24 dollars earned the player the Purehearted Purple, Bountiful Benevolence, Giver in Gold and Supercritical Selflessness medals. The charity drive concluded on February 1, 2024, raising a total of $28,941.27 in combined donations.

Content creators whose missions were accepted for use in the event were awarded the Supreme Strategist's Sigil of Status medal.

The Star of the Company player medal reuses the model for the Pinnacle of Ingenuity medal from Operation Madness vs Machines, while all four donor medals reuse models from Operation Canteen Crasher: the Rust Starter, Bronze Ammo, Gold Uber, and Platinum Crit medals, respectively.

Each of the medals initially drop with custom painted colors which are not otherwise available in-game: the Star of the Company medal drops with a bright green color, the Purehearted Purple medal drops with a faded bright purple color, the Bountiful Benevolence medal drops with a dark slate blue color, the Giver in Gold medal drops with a deeply saturated gold color, and the Supercritical Selflessness medal drops with a jade green color.

The Star of the Company medal has two styles, named "Normal" and "Gem Only". The "Gem Only" style displays only the gemstone, without the metal frame.

The player medal was contributed to the Steam Workshop by NeoDement , Sntr , Erikku , sigsegv , Jakapoa , Pelipoika , InterrobangTF2 , Rev , Benoist3012 , kratos , Nuke , Hydrogen , Hyperion , Pineapple Medals Bot , DaanBox , and Swordstone .

The donor medals were contributed to the Steam Workshop by Colteh, Rev, Swordstone, Wave, Nuke, kratos , Benoist3012, Pelipoika, sigsegv, Hyperion, Hydrogen , sedisocks, Sntr, NeoDement, Star Bright, and InterrobangTF2 .

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Genuine Operation Firmware Frenzy Star of the Company 2023
Level 1 Community Medal
The star shines brighter as your hopes wither. Its gentle sound shall grant you immeasurable strength against the remaining waves of machines. You shall return an eternal star. Awarded to players of Moonlight MvM's November 2023 charity tour!

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Genuine Operation Firmware Frenzy Purehearted Purple 2023
Level 1 Community Medal
The color purple is often associated with wealth and royalty. You can now feel wealthy too with this purple hunk of scrap pinned to your chest. Awarded to donors of Moonlight MvM's November 2023 charity tour!

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Genuine Operation Firmware Frenzy Bountiful Benevolence 2023
Level 1 Community Medal
Having a reward for donating to a good cause has always been a strange case. On one hand, you're being incentivized to give to a charitable cause for a reward. On the other hand, those in need aren't complaining! Awarded to donors of Moonlight MvM's November 2023 charity tour!

( Not Tradable or Marketable )

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Genuine Operation Firmware Frenzy Giver in Gold 2023
Level 1 Community Medal
To have a heart of gold is to demonstrate immense compassion for others. You can now simulate that feeling with this special canteen that turns your heart into literal gold. Awarded to donors of Moonlight MvM's November 2023 charity tour!

( Not Tradable or Marketable )

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Genuine Operation Firmware Frenzy Supercritical Selflessness 2023
Level 1 Community Medal
A canteen filled with an unusual green fluid. It's said to remember the body of the user, reversing any damage dealt and effectively granting invulnerability. Unfortunately, the cap seems to be welded shut. Awarded to donors of Moonlight MvM's November 2023 charity tour!

( Not Tradable or Marketable )

Styles

Main article: Styles
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  • Star of the Company
Styles
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Normal Gem Only
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Trivia

  • The description for the Operation Firmware Frenzy Bountiful Benevolence 2023 is a reference to the opening of "What If Reskins Were Different? - TF2", a video by Great Blue.[1]
  • The Star of the Company's description paraphrases the E.G.O. weapon description and backstory of Blue Star, from Lobotomy Corporation.[2]
  • The Supercritical Selflessness medal's description references Helapoiesis, a green healing fluid from Limbus Company.[3]

Update history

October 19, 2023 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Firmware Frenzy medals were added to the game.

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