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Way back in the day, when we first shipped Team Fortress 2 as part of The Orange Box, we'd always planned on it being an ongoing project. But even we had no idea that, over fifteen years later, we'd be more than seven hundred updates strong, with a growing community of collaborators and no signs of stopping. Take a scroll down memory lane at the many tweaks, fixes and epic improvements that have made TF2 the world's #1 war-themed hat simulator.
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Patches are updates to Team Fortress 2 that fix known bugs, glitches, or exploits within the game, and often add new features or balance changes to weapons, maps, or other game elements.

Major updates are patches that add new weapons, game modes, or maps. Previously, major updates had centered around one or two particular classes and included new content released predominantly for that class. More recent updates, however, have moved into a seasonal rotation, with annual Halloween events and Smissmas updates, as well as additional content packs in the Spring, Summer or Fall.

Patches to the game are deployed to Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms via Steam, and must be downloaded and applied before the game can be launched. While all three of these platforms retain the same codebase and have updates released simultaneously, the versions of the game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 were separate and did not receive frequent updates and as such is no longer supported by Valve, due to restrictions imposed on game developers to pay a fee of $40,000 by Microsoft during the Xbox 360's lifespan until 2013 (the console itself wasn't discontinued until 2016). To date, there have been only four patches to Team Fortress 2 on Xbox 360 and one patch on PlayStation 3, compared to the 789 patches that have been released to Windows, macOS, and Linux since 2007.

Typically, each patch is accompanied with release notes detailing the changes introduced in the update; though some additions have often been left unnoted and some patches have been released without any notes entirely. However, through the use of diff tools and version control systems on local machines running the game, it is possible for the community to view the specific updated files and cross-reference them with previous versions to deduce any undocumented changes and thus provide notes.

Major updates

Major updates are promoted patches that feature new content and or game feature, frequently accompanied by published additions to character development or Storyline (Update pages, Movies, Comics, or Hidden pages), often announced over a period of several days.

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Summer 2023 Update
July 12, 2023 Patch
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Scream Fortress XIV
October 5, 2022 Patch
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Scream Fortress XIII
October 5, 2021 Patch
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Scream Fortress XII
October 1, 2020 Patch
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Scream Fortress XI
October 10, 2019 Patch
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Scream Fortress X
October 19, 2018 Patch
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Scream Fortress IX
October 26, 2017 Patch
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Jungle Inferno Update
October 20, 2017 Patch
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Smissmas 2016
December 21, 2016 Patch
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Scream Fortress VIII
October 21, 2016 Patch
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Meet Your Match Update
July 7, 2016 Patch
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Tough Break Update
December 17, 2015 Patch
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Scream Fortress VII
October 28, 2015 Patch
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Invasion Community Update
October 6, 2015 Patch
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Gun Mettle Update
July 2, 2015 Patch
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Smissmas 2014
December 22, 2014 Patch
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End of the Line Update
December 8, 2014 Patch
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Scream Fortress VI
October 29, 2014 Patch
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Love & War Update
June 18, 2014 Patch
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Smissmas 2013
December 20, 2013 Patch
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Two Cities Update
November 21, 2013 Patch
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Scream Fortress V
October 29, 2013 Patch
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Robotic Boogaloo
May 17, 2013 Patch
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Mecha Update
December 20, 2012 Patch
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Spectral Halloween Special
October 26, 2012 Patch
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Mann vs. Machine Update
August 15, 2012 Patch
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Pyromania Update
June 27, 2012 Patch
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Australian Christmas 2011
December 15, 2011 Patch
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Very Scary Halloween Special
October 27, 2011 Patch
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Manniversary Update & Sale
October 13, 2011 Patch
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Über Update
June 23, 2011 Patch
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Replay Update
May 5, 2011 Patch
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Hatless Update
April 14, 2011 Patch
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Australian Christmas
December 17, 2010 Patch
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Scream Fortress Update
October 27, 2010 Patch
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Mann-Conomy Update
September 30, 2010 Patch
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Engineer Update
July 8, 2010 Patch
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Mac Update
June 10, 2010 Patch
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119th Update
April 29, 2010 Patch
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WAR! Update
December 17, 2009 Patch
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Haunted Hallowe'en Special
October 29, 2009 Patch
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Classless Update
August 13, 2009 Patch
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Sniper vs. Spy Update
May 21, 2009 Patch
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Scout Update
February 24, 2009 Patch
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Heavy Update
August 19, 2008 Patch
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Pyro Update
June 19, 2008 Patch
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Gold Rush Update
April 29, 2008 Patch

Content packs

Main articles: Bundles, Steam Workshop

Content packs are smaller updates that feature new content additions usually as promotional material for other games or events. Updates containing community-contributed items submitted via the former contribution page (now replaced by the Steam Workshop) have also been released as content packs.

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Scream Fortress XV
October 9, 2023 Patch
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Smissmas 2023
December 7, 2023 Patch
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Smissmas 2022
December 5, 2022 Patch
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Summer 2022 Pack
July 29, 2022 Patch
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Smissmas 2021
December 2, 2021 Patch
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Summer 2021 Pack
June 22, 2021 Patch
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Smissmas 2020
December 3, 2020 Patch
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Summer 2020 Pack
August 21, 2020 Patch
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Smissmas 2019
December 16, 2019 Patch
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Summer 2019 Pack
July 25, 2019 Patch
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Smissmas 2018
December 19, 2018 Patch
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Blue Moon Pack
March 28, 2018 Patch
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Smissmas 2017
December 21, 2017 Patch
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Rainy Day Pack
May 15, 2017 Patch
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Mayflower Pack
May 11, 2016 Patch
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Limited Late Summer Pack
September 25, 2014 Patch
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Strongbox Pack
February 7, 2014 Patch
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Fall Event 2013
October 10, 2013 Patch
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Summer Event 2013
July 10, 2013 Patch
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Second Workshop Content Pack
June 13, 2013 Patch
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First Workshop Content Pack
September 6, 2012 Patch
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Triad Pack
August 2, 2012 Patch
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Manno-Technology Bundle
August 18, 2011 Patch
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Dr. Grordbort's Victory Pack Update
July 20, 2011 Patch
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Summer Camp Sale
July 1, 2011 Patch
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Third Community Contribution Update
April 7, 2011 Patch
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Japan Charity Bundle
March 23, 2011 Patch
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Shogun Pack
March 10, 2011 Patch
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Community Map Pack Update
February 24, 2011 Patch
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Second Community Contribution Update
May 20, 2010 Patch
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First Community Contribution Update
March 18, 2010 Patch

Full list of Team Fortress 2 patches

Patches are listed (in reverse-chronological order) for the Windows and Mac OS X versions unless otherwise noted. Patches in bold-face indicate a major update, the Saxxy awards, or a content pack.



















2007 Beta patches

Xbox 360 patches

PlayStation 3 patches

See also

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