Mann-Conomy Update

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The Mann-Conomy Update is a major content release for Team Fortress 2, released on September 30, 2010. In total the update added 65 new items, including community-contributed content from the Polycount Pack contest, new hats, weapons, minigames, tools, crates and packs with hats and weapons. The update also introduced the Mann Co. Store, the Steam Wallet and microtransaction system, and item trading.

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Class Items

Main articles: Weapons, Hats, and Item sets
Class Item Sets Item Details
Leaderboard class scout.png
The Special Delivery
+25 max health on wearer
Backpack Shortstop.png
Mann Co.'s latest in high attitude break-action personal defense.
On Hit: slow target movement by 40% for 0.5 seconds
Backpack Mad Milk.png
Mad Milk
Players heal 75% of the damage done to an enemy covered with milk.
Backpack Holy Mackerel.png
Holy Mackerel
Getting killed by a fish must be humiliating.
Needed for "The Special Delivery" item set.
No item set Bombing Run
Bombing Run
Death from above!
Leaderboard class soldier.png
The Tank Buster
+20% sentry damage resistance on wearer.
Backpack Black Box.png
Black Box
On Hit: +15 health
-25% clip size
Backpack Battalion's Backup.png
Battalion's Backup
Provides a defensive buff that protects nearby team members from crits and blocks 35% of incoming damage. Rage increases through damage taken.
Grenadier's Softcap
Grenadier's Softcap
Needed for "The Tank Buster" item set.
No item set Backpack Rocket Jumper.png
Rocket Jumper
A special no-damage rocket launcher for learning rocket jump tricks and patterns.
-100% damage done
No self-inflicted blast damage taken.
+200% max primary ammo on wearer
Frying Pan
Frying Pan
Given to those who had purchased Left 4 Dead 2 before October 7, 2010, 4pm PST.
Chieftain's Challenge
Chieftain's Challenge
Stout Shako
Stout Shako
The grand achievement of Victorian military fashion.
Dr's Dapper Topper
Dr's Dapper Topper
Leaderboard class pyro.png
The Gas Jockey's Gear
+10% faster move on wearer
+10% bullet vulnerability on wearer
Backpack Degreaser.png
65% faster weapon switch
-25% burn damage
Backpack Powerjack.png
+75 health restored on kill
+25% damage done
No random critical hits
Needed for "The Gas Jockey's Gear" item set.
No item set Handyman's Handle
Handyman's Handle
Clears all sorts of blockage.
Napper's Respite
Napper's Respite
After a long day of burning scouts.
Old Guadalajara
Old Guadalajara
This hat adds spice to any occasion.
Leaderboard class demoman.png
No item set Frying Pan
Frying Pan
Given to those who had purchased Left 4 Dead 2 before October 7, 2010, 4pm PST.
Carouser's Capotain
Carouser's Capotain
Suffer not a sentry to live.
Sober Stuntman
Sober Stuntman
A sticky jumper's best friend.
Rimmed Raincatcher
Rimmed Raincatcher
Because there's no alliteration like alliteration with an "ARR!".
Leaderboard class heavy.png
No item set Backpack Gloves of Running Urgently.png
Gloves of Running Urgently
+30% faster move speed on wearer
-50% damage done
When weapon is active:
-6 health drained per second on wearer
Pugilist's Protector
Pugilist's Protector
Backpack Hard Counter.png
Hard Counter
You can never be too careful with Jarate around.
Leaderboard class medic.png
No item set Backpack Vita-Saw.png
On death up to 20% of your stored ÜberCharge is retained
-10 max health on wearer
Leaderboard class sniper.png
The Croc-o-Style Kit
The wearer cannot be killed by headshots
Backpack Sydney Sleeper.png
Sydney Sleeper
On Hit (when ~40% charged in sniper scope): Jarate applied to target for 8 seconds
No random critical hits
No headshots
Backpack Darwin's Danger Shield.png
Darwin's Danger Shield
+25 max health on wearer
Backpack Bushwacka.png
Crits whenever it would normally mini-crit.
20% fire damage vulnerability on wearer
Backpack Ol' Snaggletooth.png
Ol' Snaggletooth
Needed for "The Croc-o-Style Kit" item set.
Leaderboard class spy.png
The Saharan Spy
Reduced decloak sound volume
0.5 sec longer Cloak blink time
Backpack L'Etranger.png
+15 cloak on hit
-20% damage done
Backpack Your Eternal Reward.png
Your Eternal Reward
Upon a successful backstab you rapidly disguise as your victim
This weapon is a silent killer
Wearer cannot disguise
Familiar Fez
Familiar Fez
Needed for "The Saharan Spy" item set.
All Classes No item set Mann Co. Cap
Mann Co. Cap
Bonus with first purchase from Mann Co. Store for a limited time.
Wiki Cap
Wiki Cap
Given to valuable contributors to the official TF2 wiki

Ellis' Cap
Ellis' Cap
Given to those who had purchased Left 4 Dead 2 before October 7, 2010, 4pm PST.


Main article: Mann Co. Store

"The Mann Co. Store is an in-game micro-transaction service included in the Mann-Conomy Update. The store allows players to purchase in-game items such as hats, weapons, and action items using money stored in their Steam Wallet. The store does not promote 'pay-to-win' gameplay: There are crafting blueprints and random drops available for any non-cosmetic item. Creators of community contributed items receive a percentage of sales for anything they've created."

All items bought through the store cannot be crafted or traded, except by the use of Gift Wrap.


Main article: Trading

Trading is an in-game system allowing players to swap weapons, hats and misc items allowing players to obtain items that they desire. Some items, such as the Gentle Manne's Service Medal, the Golden Wrench and store-bought items and items given through gifts are 'untradable', meaning that they must remain on the original account that obtained them. However, some promotional items, such as Bill's Hat, the Lumbricus Lid and the Alien Swarm Parasite can be traded.

As of now, it is possible to trade with players on a player's friends list, with other players in their current server, and through either player's Steam Community ID.

However, although it may seem obvious, both trade "partners" must be playing Team Fortress 2 if they wish to trade. It should also be noted that purchased items are not currently tradable, unless Gift Wrap is used to gift the "untradable" item to another player.

Vintage Items

Main article: Vintage Items

As the update was introduced, all of the items which were previously obtained became "Vintage Items". Their name is now rendered blue, and the "Vintage" prefix was added to their name. According to Valve, "some items that used to be rare will become more common when they are available for purchase. (...) This way, those older rare items remain rare (in fact, they're even rarer, because they're limited editions now). "

Some exceptions were promotional items, such as the Cheater's Lament, Alien Swarm Parasite, Lumbricus Lid, Mildly Disturbing Halloween Mask, Bill's Hat, Ghastly Gibus, and Earbuds, as well as all the medals and craft materials.

Unusual Hats

Main article: Unusual Hats

Unusual items are hats that have special particle effects attached to them. Currently, the only way to obtain these items is by unlocking a Mann Co. Supply Crate with its corresponding key, or by trading for one. There are 882 possible combinations between hats and unusual item particle effects (14 Effects * 63 Current 'Unusual Able' Hats.) The different particle effects are viewable in this animation, and below as they appear in-game.

Items unavailable for purchase

Class Hat
Scout Troublemaker's Tossle Cap
Scout Whoopee Cap
Scout Bombing Run
Scout/Engineer Lugermorph
Soldier Gentle Manne's Service Medal
Soldier Sergeant's Drill Hat
Soldier Chieftain's Challenge
Soldier Stout Shako
Soldier Dr's Dapper Topper
Soldier Lumbricus Lid
Pyro Vintage Merryweather
Pyro Handyman's Handle
Pyro Napper's Respite
Pyro Old Guadalajara
Demoman Tippler's Tricorne
Demoman Carouser's Capotain
Demoman Sober Stuntman
Demoman Rimmed Raincatcher
Heavy Hound Dog
Heavy Pugilist's Protector
Heavy Hard Counter
Engineer Safe'n'Sound
Engineer Golden Wrench
Medic Ze Goggles
Medic Gentleman's Gatsby
Sniper Shooter's Sola Topi
Sniper Bloke's Bucket Hat
Spy Big Kill
All Cheater's Lament
All Ghastly Gibus
All Mildly Disturbing Halloween Mask
All Bill's Hat
All Max's Severed Head
All Alien Swarm Parasite
All Polycount Pin
All Wiki Cap

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