Team Fortress 2 Update Released

      Team Fortress 2 Update Released

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      An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
      Happy Smissmas 2016!
      • All players who play TF2 during the event will receive a Stuffed Stocking as a gift! Stockings contain goodies for good little Mercenaries.
      • Added the limited-time key-less Winter 2016 Cosmetic Case to the Mann Co. Store
        • Contains 17 new community-contributed items
        • The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the case
      • Added 3 new taunts to the Mann Co. Store
        • The Scotsmann's Stagger (community-contributed)
        • The Didgeridrongo (community-contributed)
        • The Table Tantrum (Valve)
      • New weapons for the Festivizer!
        • Fire Axe, The Jag, The Kritzkrieg, Pistol, The Quick-Fix, Natascha, The Sandman, The Spy-cicle, Kukri, Shovel and The Scottish Resistance
      • Mann Co. Store winter sale!
        • Look for 20%-75% off selected unlocked cosmetic crates, taunts, and tools in the Mann Co. Store through January 11th, 2017
      • Matchmaking Improvements
        • At the end of a Casual match, players are automatically formed into a new match with the same players and teams
          • Players get to vote on which map the new match will take place on
            • There are 3 maps to vote on, chosen based on the maps everyone in the match had selected when they began searching for a match. The current map is always the first option.
          • This replaces the Rematch system
        • Players can now set their maximum acceptable ping by clicking the new gear icon in the top right of the Casual and Competitive matchmaking lobby screens and choosing "Ping Settings"
      • New autobalance system to help with balancing teams when players leave a match. The system will ask players to volunteer to switch teams.
        • Automatically enabled for all Casual match servers
          • Players who switch will be able to earn bonus XP as a reward
        • Community servers can enable this new feature by using "mp_autoteambalance 2"
      General
      • Fixed security issue reported by Justin G. (sigsegv) and Linus S. (PistonMiner)
      • Fixed not clearing the teleport condition for players who have their teleport interrupted before the teleport is complete
      • Fixed PASS Time exploit related to bonus points
      • Updated mat_monitorgamma so it can be adjusted in Competitive mode
      • Fixed the ShouldPreserveSquad flag not being parsed correctly in Mann vs. Machine mode
      • Fixed a bug related to bot Engineers and teleporters in Mann vs. Machine mode
      • Fixed not being able to transfer Strange stats between versions of Jarate and the Sapper
      • Fixed incorrect particle position for Unusual taunt effects when using the Racho Relaxo
      • Added the ESA Rewind tournament medals
      • Added the Winter Wonderland 2016 community medals
      • Updated the Dalokohs Bar to fix a bug related to the health buff
      • Matchmaking
        • The Competitive maps list has been updated
          • Added cp_granary and cp_badlands
          • Disabled cp_snakewater and cp_foundry
      • Updated cp_metalworks to fix a texture problem
      • Updated pd_watergate
        • Respawn times will now change depending on which team is in the lead: 8 seconds to leading team, 4 seconds to trailing team
        • Moved the current beer amount to the center of the HUD
        • Added a jump to low spawn route to give respawned players something to do en-route to mid
        • Added a light to illuminate roof-snipers better
        • Adjusted some clipping
      Source: http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=26486