Team Fortress 2 Update Released

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:

Source Engine Changes
  • Fixed server CPU spikes caused by compression of string tables and packets.
  • Added sv_netspike, sv_netspike_sendtime_ms, and sv_netspike_output convars for investigating server performance
  • net_compresspackets_minsize default value increased to 1024. This convar now also determines the threshold to determine when a "fragment" (logical game network message, before being broken up into network packets) is compressed.
  • Added vprof_vtrace and vprof_report_oninterval convars, and tweaked vprof_dump_spikes and vprof_dump_oninterval to reduce output

  • Team Fortress 2
    • Added the Robotic Boogaloo community update:
    • Fixed a chat exploit that would cause other clients to timeout from dedicated servers
    • Updated the Mann Co. Store
      • Added RoboCrate Keys
      • Added A Random RoboKey Gift
      • Added Pile of RoboKey Gifts
      • Backpack Expanders on sale at 80% off
    • Updated the localization files