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This article documents experimental content for Team Fortress 2. It may contain speculation, broken links or errors.
The Spitfire is a community-contributed experimental secondary weapon for the Pyro that was being play-tested by Valve. The existence of this weapon was first discovered in the form of two VTF filename directory strings found in the
texture_preload_list.txt file that had been added to the game as part of the October 28, 2015 Patch;
Almost two years later exactly (off by 8 days), the backpack icons, model and textures for the Spitfire were accidentally leaked in the Jungle Inferno Update. Based on the patch diff for the update, it appears that when Valve migrated some weapons and cosmetics over to the
tf\models\workshop directory from their original directories (
tf\models\weapons\c_models), they accidentally migrated some staging build (in-dev) Workshop content they were testing at the time (if not for the past two years) and pushed it in the update.
Despite the presence of the
c_pilot_flare VTF filename in
texture_preload_list.txt, the flare projectile for the weapon was not included in the Jungle Inferno leak.
The Spitfire was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
- [Undocumented] VTF filename strings for the Spitfire and its projectile were found listed in
texture_preload_list.txt, a file that had been added in this update.
- [Undocumented] Files for the Spitfire were added to the game.
- [Undocumented] Files for the Spitfire were removed from the game.