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Team Fortress 2

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Gift Grab in Team Fortress 2

Gift Grab17

Collect three gifts dropped by opponents.

  • Unlocked by 3,483 tracked gamers (35% - TSA Ratio = 1.69) 10,059  

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Achievement won on 12 May 16
TSA Score for this game: 13,620
Posted on 12 May 16 at 18:58
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[Note: this is 100% legitimate by the standards of cheating of both TSA and steam, as it uses nothing but the ingame dev console, without cheats enabled.]

Gifts will randomly drop when a player is killed during Christmastime. You need to pick up 3 of these and you will get the achievement.

But, if you're like me and this is your next achievement to get, and you cannot wait until Christmas, I have an alternate method, which I had to suffer through to discover myself. You're probably here because the date change method didn't work for you, and creating a dedicated server is perplexing (at least for me, I spent hours trying to get the darn thing to work) This method requires no cheats, and little frustration:

1. You want to enable the developer console for TF2: You do this by going to options -> keyboard -> advanced

2. Press ~ to open up the console, and go to a map of your choice by typing map [mapname] (ie map itemtest will take you to a map that will make this a little faster). This creates a local server, which is a lot less pain to set up than a dedicated one wink

3. There's a nice little non-cheat console command to force a holiday(!). Type tf_forced_holiday 3 to set the cvar to 3, which is the forced holiday of Christmas.

4. Now you want bots since constantly killing yourself for presents will take forever. The command for this is tf_bot_add 13 (the number can be whatever you want, but 13 will make a constant stream of deaths since it is about 7 on each team in a small room) you use tf_bot_add since this adds bots with AI, which is not a cheat, as opposed to generating puppet bots that do nothing; these guys will fight.

5. Wait and watch them kill each other, and go and loot the presents that drop. This shouldn't take you very long at all, as I had multiple presents on screen quite quickly.

Good luck on your quest to 100% TF2 :)
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