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Merry Smissmas! Team Fortress 2’s winter event returns for 2017


Smissmas returns to Team Fortress 2 for another year – the 2017 version of the event went live in a big (150MB) update yesterday. Here’s everything you can get up to over the festive season.

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Smissmas 2017 will run until January 10. All players who log in during that period will receive a Stuffed Stocking as a gift, which will contain treats for good little mercenaries. Two new event cases have been added:

The Winter 2017 War Paint Case

  • Contains 15 new community-contributed War Paints
  • Randomly dropped for players who have activated a Jungle Inferno Campaign Pass

The Winter 2017 Cosmetic Case

  • Contains 20 new community-contributed items
  • The Festiviser can be found as a bonus drop when opening the case

Six new community-contributed taunts have been added to the Mann Co. store: the Skating Scorcher, Bunnyhopper, Runner’s Rhythm, Luxury Lounge, Surgeon’s Squeezebox, and Trackman’s Touchdown. Many more weapons can also now be Festivised, and War Paints can be used for trade-ups at the Mann Co. store, which is having a winter sale.

Two maps – cp_mercenarypark and cp_watergate – have also received a polish. Finally, there are many bug fixes, an upgrade to your backpack space, a ton of new tournament medals, and more little fiddlings. For full details, check outthe update on the TF2 blog.