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Featured articles

Featured articles exemplify some of the best written and most informational articles on Team Fortress Wiki. Featured articles must adhere to the featured article criteria below.

Featured articles are determined and rotated by the staff.


  1. A featured article is—
    • informative: it should contain both helpful and useful information;
    • comprehensive: it should be complete, without omission of major facts or details;
    • accurate: it should be factually accurate, and sourced where appropriate.
  2. It should also be—
    • well-written: the prose of the article is engaging, and of a professional standard;
    • properly styled: the article should follow all conventions in the Style guide;
    • stable: the article should not be currently undergoing any major revisions or edit wars;
    • of appropriate length: the article should stay focused on the main topic without going into unnecessary detail.
  3. Its use of media should be—
    • referential: images should be used as a source of reference;
    • to clarify: images should be used to help illustrate a point;
    • informational: images should be used to display additional information.
    • Media used on a featured article must be appropriately licensed and include source information on the file description page.
  4. A featured article must also be—
    • well-connected:
      • by linking to all relevant articles;
      • by linking to reliable outside sources where appropriate.

Current featured articles


Nomination procedure

To nominate an article—

  1. Ensure that the article meets the criteria.
  2. Add a new section to the Current nominations section below, and include a link to the article and a statement from you about it.
  3. Add {{Featured article candidate}} to the talk page of the article.

Anyone is free to nominate any article they consider to meet the featured criteria.

Current nominations


I Nominate This Article With Reasons Standing Are:

  • Well Written
  • Very Informative To The TF2 Story line
  • Effective on Entire Game Play
  • Gives Insight to Entire Reasons For Game Play
  • Correct Links
  • Proper Images

User FenixChief Steam pic.png FenixChief 15:35, 15 August 2012 (PDT)

Pictogram plus.png Hoog support How the BLU article didn't get into featured article? How pootis happen? Hoog support TheGuy299 04:05, 24 December 2012 (PST)
Pictogram plus.png Support Given that a merge proposal has been made regarding the RED and BLU articles, I think it appropriate to revisit the FA status of RED and BLU. The argument for merge is that the articles are redundant. A counter-argument is that that very redundancy is fundamental to the themes of the articles. If the two articles are intentionally so similar, and if the decision falls against the merge, then BLU should have at least a brief, if long overdue, stint as featured article if only to complete the intended symmetry. Mikado282 (talk) 14:20, 24 June 2017 (PDT)
The merge discussion is closed. The result of the discussion was "do not merge". MIKADO282 oOOOOo oo oo 15:19, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram plus.png Support So, there is just as much reason for BLU to be a Featured Article as there ever was for RED. M I K A D O 282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (Help Wanted!) 03:49, 26 January 2019 (UTC)


The new mode in development. It has a lot of great information on the mode, powerups, and others. Plus, we really need to change the Featured Article. It's been stuck on "Mann vs Machine" for so long. --Dr. Scaphandre (talk) 17:08, 23 June 2015 (PDT)

Main menu

The main menu page is a well organized page about all the features of the game's main menu. It has organized tables with images of each feature that describe them in full detail, and has quick links to other parts of the wiki. --Dr. Scaphandre (talk) 14:50, 5 October 2015 (PDT)

Pictogram minus.png Disagree Yes, Main Page is great, but the job of FA is to guide users to the best content; no need to guide them to where they already are. M I K A D O 282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (Help Wanted!) 21:22, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Holy Mackerel

Not much to say, it's a good page and informative. Perkzitos (talk) 15:39, 10 June 2017 (PDT)

Pictogram plus.png 100% Agree! A well-made page for my personal favorite stock reskin. Alert.pngThis page has been defiled by Jboby1! (U|T|C)Alert.png 21:49, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Achievement items

It's a big part of TF2, how has this not been featured already? -- User BrofessorBeta SignaturePic.jpgBrofessorBeta (Talk | contribs) 18:07, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Maybe. Its should first be decided whether to add the new contract reward items as Achievement items, since they are Achievement items. Please see: Talk:Achievement items‎#Contract reward items are Achievement items. Mikado282 (talk) 04:04, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
I consider the discussion closed: no addition of Contract items. (Feel free to create Contract items). M I K A D O 282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (To Do) 17:56, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram neutral.png Uncommitted Maybe if I knew about this page 6 years ago. It's kind of just a big list; yes, it is more than that; it functions as a NAV for players looking for items they can earn by playing (after game purchase in some cases). And it does have some instructional content. If others like it I have no problem. M I K A D O 282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (To Do) 17:56, 8 July 2018 (UTC) 18:28, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Polycount Pack

A well-written, in-depth page on the history of the first item sets in game. Alert.pngThis page has been defiled by Jboby1! (U|T|C)Alert.png 21:54, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Pictogram comment.png Actions There are some issues/improvements that can be considered before promoting to FA.
1. Which blog post announced that Valve were working on a new training map for a class? This should be linked for a FA.
2. Please, link the July 15, 2010 announcement.
Pictogram tick.png Dead! (citations rather than links) M I K A D O 282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (Help Wanted!) 15:07, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
3. Check that any reference to item sets mentioned in the page that are not Polycount Pack item sets are clearly so indicated. (my March 2 edit may have fixed the only instance)
4. None of the items under Trivia conform to Trivia Style (about content not added to the game); however, exception can be granted if other editors think so, because of the notability of the competition, and state here. Otherwise, IMO, the Trivia should be deleted before FA.
5. Is the history of Polycount Pack-released items complete? Would someone check and report here whether all items from this contest that were released into the game are covered in the article. They probably are, but a FA nomination should be double-checked for completeness.
M I K A D O 282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (Help Wanted!) 23:51, 2 March 2019 (UTC) 00:04, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Don't take the above as critical of the FA nomination. The Polycount Pack is historic to TF2. And it is normal for FA noms to draw closer scrutiny. Normally, I would manage these changes myself, but I am way overbooked. M I K A D O 282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (Help Wanted!) 17:35, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Closed nominations

Duck Journal

Very unique page, well-written, and has a lot of information and images on it. Each contents of the page are really well explained and as well listing to other areas of the Wiki. I also think that the "Mann vs. Machine" featured article on the main page are quite outdated, especially as it states "In the newly added Mann vs. Machine game mode...", so we probably need something else for that. User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 22:36, 22 May 2015 (PDT)

Pictogram plus.png Support Its unique mechanic and attribute make this item worth to be feature article. With good writing and the way to explain the mechanic, I think it should be there. User Hinaomi Hinaomi-sig.png Rikka Takanashi (talk) • (contributions) 20:56, 23 June 2015 (PDT)

Pictogram tick.png Done! It's rather well-written, and I feel that after the improvements made to the article by Mikado, it definitely deserves to be one. --User LordKelvin Signature.png LordKelvin 17:49, 30 July 2015 (PDT)

Can you please change the image? The model is too pointy and it doesn't look too good on the main page. I would suggest using the File:Duck Journal.png instead, or the Backpack Icon (though, proper cropped). The only issue with the Backpack Icon would be that the Duck is yellow and not orange as it's in-game. User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 13:59, 12 August 2015 (PDT)


Well... It is an interesting and informative article, and not really long (and boring) at the same time. Also its content is not that old and not that new at the same time. It has lots of pictures for the people who loves images and some nice interface stuff. It is one of the rare articles that I managed to read until its end before I decided to translate it. So... you know. It is nearly the perfect article to be featured. Cagrimanoka/tr - (Say something) 12:02, 24 August 2016 (PDT)

Pictogram plus.png Support The page is extremely well done with lots of well fleshed out templates. With good writing and explains easily the concept of skins, I agree. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 12:05, 24 August 2016 (PDT)
Pictogram tick.png Done! Well, after a minor hiccup, it's now up. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 15:39, 24 August 2016 (PDT)


The information on this page is well written, well thought out, and really informative. I would love to see this great page featured. --Scunt Main (talk) 10:33, 28 February 2017 (PST)

Pictogram plus.png Support Agreed. Perfect writing and very informative. It's also very easily understandable in my other main language. Support! --User:47flipfell
Pictogram plus.png Actually, yes There is a lot to say about it, and a lot was said, by someone(s) capable of saying so clearly and distinctly. It meets the criteria. Mikado282 (talk) 04:18, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
But, now I think it should be first checked that it is current to all patches, especially the October 20, 2017 Patch #1. It may be a few days before I can test this myself. Mikado282 (talk) 18:24, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
I updated it a bit. Is it stable enough now? Mikado282 (talk) 00:40, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram tick.png DoneTark lm(pt-br) 00:45, 16 April 2018 (UTC)


The contents of this page are thoroughly explained and well written, it has proper images and links, and the subject matter is detremental to gameplay. I was surprised when I found this article wasn't featured among the Sentry Gun and Dispenser, as the teleporters are as important to gameplay as the Engineer's other buildings. Repribe 22:32, April 21, 2018 (ET)

Pictogram plus.png Support MIKADO282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (To Do) 02:46, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram plus.png Support Pictogram plus.png Support Even more better. There was actually some bad (non-)Trivia. (sorry for the senior moment) M I K A D O 282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (To Do) 17:31, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram tick.png Done ( M I K A D O 282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (Help Wanted!) 23:51, 2 March 2019 (UTC) )


A lot of work went into organizing ConTracker as the core to the new Contracts system, with consideration given to future use of the Contract system, borne out by subsequent Halloween Events and the indefinite extension of the Mercenary Park Contracts. M I K A D O 282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (Help Wanted!) 21:17, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Pictogram tick.png Done! — Tark lm(pt-br) 13:01, 12 October 2019 (UTC)


This article appears to meet all of the listed criteria, and even if it doesn't, it shouldn't be too hard to get it to that level of quality with a few edits, right? I'm mainly proposing this in honor of Rick May. Dogman15 (talk) 00:54, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

Pictogram plus.png Support --  Heeeeyyyy, everybody! It's Meester Tweester!   02:39, 14 April 2020 (UTC)
Pictogram plus.png Support -- M I K A D O 282 ⊙⊙⊙⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ (talk) (Help Wanted!) 03:30, 14 April 2020 (UTC)
Pictogram tick.png Done! — M I K A D O 282 ⊙⊙⊙⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ (talk) (Help Wanted!) 00:16, 16 April 2020 (UTC) (per Tark lm(pt-br))

Halloween Spells (2012-2014) for October's article?

Since the popularity of the now-discontinued Scream Fortress IV weapon/cosmetic/voice spells have been slightly rising as of late (probably due to SF2020 coming soon and the community not having all that much to talk about aside from it), I'd choose it as October's article due to it being:

  • - Mostly perfect from a content perspective.
  • - Nicely presentable to anyone unaware of the subject in question.
  • - In-season.

And also bringing more attention to something that is, quite strangely, unknown to most of the community (despite the aforementioned rise in attention). lol no 18:03, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

While it's a solid idea, these items were essentially removed from the game and only work on pre-existing items. — Tark lm(pt-br) 21:15, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
I am inclined to support, but I need to make a normal critical review for quality and currency.
But, remember, the criteria for FA is quality and depth of useful content. While it is true what Tark says that the spells no longer drop, people do encounter them, so they are relevant, and if actually increasingly popular, then the topic is notable.
But still, does it have the quality and completeness for FA? A quick skim shows some update is needed, at least. The thing I am never sure of is whether the effect safely goes intact with the item when Traded or Marketed. If the effect does survive trades and selling, this needs to be clearly stated, and would add to the usefulness of the page.
I would add that not only is quality the focus of FA, FA focus is not topicality. Topicality is for Trending Topics, IIUC, (but with the requested improvement).
M I K A D O 282 ⊙⊙⊙⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ (talk) (Help Wanted!) 02:56, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
If we commit to improving and updating the page for the pending event, that adds to its candidacy as Trending Topic, IMO. M I K A D O 282 ⊙⊙⊙⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ (talk) (Help Wanted!) 14:02, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
I haven't take a look at the article because my main counterpoint is that these items are not obtainable anymore.
While I'd love to feature a seasonal article, I don't think this is the best choice. — Tark lm(pt-br) 21:23, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
I can see your point, while you can still encounter and acquire the effects, this page is only about the items; the effects are covered in separate articles. I could still see some update here, but not FA. M I K A D O 282 ⊙⊙⊙⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ (talk) (Help Wanted!) 14:46, 26 September 2020 (UTC)


An entertaining tribute to the work that went into this Community map. M I K A D O 282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (Help Wanted!) 21:08, 27 January 2019 (UTC)