Smissmas is your Holiday event in Team Fortress 2

You forgot all about TF2, didn’t you?

Next year we’ll prepare a list of online games that are free from Holiday events, I promise. But today we have a short note from Valve:

In the classic Smissmas story “The Gift of the Magi”, a girl sells all of her hair to a hair warehouse to buy her boyfriend a watch chain, but in a shocking twist, he looks at his watch and remembers she’s bald and it’s time to break up with her. That’s when the Magi show up, and it is a BLOODBATH.

Lovely, don’t you think? The latest Holiday update for Team Fortress 2 includes a few weapons obtainable from the Festivizer: Fire Axe, The Jag, The Kritzkrieg and The Quick-Fix, just to mention a few.

17 new community cosmetics in the limited-time keyless Winter 2016 Cosmetic Case were also added. In true TF2 spirit there are also two new community taunts.

This update includes gameplay tweaks as well. Let us quote again:

Casual Match Improvements

At the end of a Casual match, players will now be automatically formed into a new match with the same players and teams. You’ll also get to vote on which map the new match will take place on.

New Autobalancing System

We’re introducing a new autobalance system for Casual Matches and community servers that asks for volunteers to switch sides. Casual matches will reward you for switching teams by giving you the chance to earn bonus XP!