DFS New Year, New Digs, New Brawls Update

January 5th, 2020 at 11:36pm • 11 min read

Welcome to our newest major update as we start 2020 in style!

We hope you've all had a great Christmas and New Year's, and look forward to kicking off the new decade with us as we deliver a fantastic new major update to you! Read on to find out what's in store!

We have a brand new donation deal for everyone! Donate before February 3rd and you will receive one of the updated pets of your choice listed in the changelogs or 10,000 Credits! You'll also receive one of the brand new Gold or VIP Vouchers based on the tier of your donation, as well as custom chat tag and colors of your choice!

Feel free to donate and support DFS by visiting https://dfs.tf/donate

Introducing: Donor Vouchers!

The brand new Gold and VIP Voucher items can be used to instantly give the user a month of Gold or VIP membership! These Donor Vouchers will only be available through donation deals, raffles and other DFS events.

You can use a Voucher to activate a membership for yourself, or gift it to someone else! You can also use Vouchers while you have a donor membership active to extend the duration of your membership!
Feel free to join our Discord server to join in on Raffles!

DFS Rule changes
DFS' rules have been re-written and overhauled! We highly recommend you take some time to check out the revamped TF2 Server and Forum Rules , as well as the updated DFS Discord Rules.

Due to the rules receving an overhaul, all active bans will be pardoned and punishment records have been wiped. If this applies to you, please make sure not to waste this second chance, as more chances like this will not be given again.

Update Changelogs!
  • Added a new gamemode: DFS Sandbox
    • DFS Sandbox brings a new way to play on friendly maps, allowing you to place, edit and build with props!
    • Use the new command /construct to open up the sandbox menu!
    • Get creative and and make something cool, weird, funny, whatever you feel like building!
    • DFS Sandbox is only allowed on friendly maps.
    • Donators receive more exclusive custom props to use and spawn!
  • Introducing the new Builder Guild!
    • Check out your DFS Sandbox stats, like furniture pieces and save files owned!
    • Visit Dispenz0r's Furniture Store to buy new furniture items to build with!
  • Added Gold and VIP Voucher items!
  • Added a new gamemode: Smash Fortress
    • Put your aiming and movement skills to the test as you fight to build up damage, knock your enemies out of the map, deplete the enemy team's lives and win, all while contending with power-ups, traps and enemies that are just as eager to send you soaring!
  • Added 10 new maps for Smash Fortress:
    • sb_2fort_b3_ig
    • sb_battleships_b2
    • sb_citypeak_v2
    • sb_highrise_rc1
    • sb_icarus_v4
    • sb_skybrawl_v1
    • sb_winc_rushy_v4
    • sb_ssbhyrule64_v7
    • sb_winc_b2
    • sb_wariowareinc_v2_1
  • Added New Maps:
    • arena_blue_resort_v1
    • dm_bloodcov_b1a
    • dr_backrooms_b3
    • dr_underworld_redux
    • dr_wintervalley_final
    • ig_hangar_v1 (Our first ever Instagib only map!)
    • koth_sandvich_b1
    • slender_cliffroad_b3
    • tfdb_bustle_v2
    • trade_omnichamber_v2
    • trade_slider_shore_wv3
    • vsh_brewery_v3
    • xmas_party_b5
    • Updated dfs_jungle to dfs_jungle_rc1a
    • Updated dr_bank_v11 to dr_bank_v12
    • Updated szf_isaac_v2_1 to szf_isaac_v2_2
    • Updated szf_turtle_defense_b1 to szf_turtle_defense_b4
  • Added new playermodels with unique voice lines!
    • Link from The Legend of Zelda (Scout)
      • Comes with 3 different Outfits:
      • Breath of the Wild Outfit (Public)
      • Toon Link Outfit (Gold)
      • Link's Awakening Outfit (VIP)
    • Joker from Persona 5 (Spy)
      • Comes with 2 different modules/outfits
      • Phantom Thieves Outfit (Public)
      • Shujin Academy Outfit (Gold)
    • Black Mesa Scientist from Half-Life (All-class) (Gold)
    • Big Daddy from Bioshock (Heavy) (Public)
    • Master Chief from Halo (Soldier) (Public)
    • Zim from Invader Zim (Scout) (Public)
    • 5 New Outfits for Monokuma Playermodel (Default Monokuma model is now a Gold model instead of VIP)
      • Monodam
      • Monotaro
      • Monophanie
      • Monosuke
      • Monokid
    • All Overwatch playermodels are now public models
      • Tracer
      • McCree
      • Genji
  • Various DFS pets have been improved and updated!
    • Model Revamps:
      • DFS Xmas Tree 2019 (Formerly known as DFS Xmas Tree 2017)
      • Gaster Blaster
      • DFS Boombox
    • Material Revamps:
      • Arwing
      • Beachbum
      • Danhand
      • Giftspenser
      • Rumbi
      • UkaUka
      • Ghost Ghoose
  • Added a new SF2 boss:
    • Demogorgon (Chaser)
  • DFS logos have been completely re-worked and updated!
  • Major update to our website, https://dfs.tf
  • Added new joinsounds
    • New regular joinsounds added
    • New Xmas joinsounds added
  • Added new noisemaker sounds
  • Added new minigame words
  • Updated and rewrote DFS Rules
  • Updated Steam Group page and description
  • Updated and rewrote important threads on DFS Boards
  • Updated and rewrote the DFS Guide plugin
  • Added a new Spawn Protection plugin against spawncamping

    DFS Plugins have been updated to 7.0.0
    • Build, Create & Save your Constructions!
    • For the first time since DFS' Creation, we're making our previously admin-restricted Construction Plugin public!
    • In addition, the entire plugin has been reworked from the ground up to deliver a more smooth experience.
    • Construction Types:
      • Prop Dynamics - Simple, but cheap. Allows you to place props anywhere you want without any movement.
      • Prop Physics - Expensive, but flexible. Unlike their "dynamic" counterparts, these props move around.
      • Spawn Teleporter - Allows you to set your own Spawn Point. Anywhere you want. Yes, including the ceiling.
    • Editor Tools:
      • Manipulate the position and rotation of your Constructions.
        • Easily move and rotate your Constructions to your liking.
        • Duplicate Constructions to easily mass produce them.
        • Comes with a simple to understand Snap-To-Grid feature.
      • Change the skin, color and collision mode of any of your Constructions.
      • Manage a Savefile System that allows you to save, load & delete your Constructions for maps! Savefiles are only compatible on the maps they were saved on.
    • Each Construction Type has its own BuildCost (BC). Every player only has a limited amount of BuildCosts to spare. The lower the player count, the higher your BuildCost limit.
      Overall Build Cost Limit is dependent on map and their edict count. The less entities a map uses, the more you can build! Limited to a total of 1000.
      • Regular Members are limited to 50 BC.
      • Gold Members are limited to 60 BC.
      • VIP Members are limited to 70 BC.
    • Toggle Flight Mode to aviate over your Constructions or just the map in general.
    • If one's available and put down, you can immediatly teleport back to your Spawn Teleporter. Even without dying!
    • The Anti-Grief Protection prevents players from placing Constructions too close to other players or their Constructions, as well as Spawnpoints.
    • Comes with a Ban System that restricts temporarily or permanently people from using the Construction Tools.
    • Activated for the majority of non-competitive maps.
  • NEW GUILD: Builder Guild
    • Check your Statistics related to our DFS Sandbox.
    • Comes with its own exclusive Guild Store, DFS, which includes brand new items.
  • NEW ITEM TYPE: Furnitures
    • Furnitures act as unlocks for brand new options coming with the Sandbox Gamemode, including new Construction Types.
    • Added 100 Furniture Items
    • Can be aquired from the Builder Guild's Store and Strongboxes.
  • NEW DONATION SYSTEM: Automatic System + Vouchers
    • Use Gold and VIP Vouchers to automatically activate a Donation Membership.
    • The effect will go live immediatly, without any wait time.
    • Expires automatically after 30 days. Can be extended with another Voucher.
    • Upgrade Gold Membership to VIP with a VIP Voucher. Warning: Resets the Donation Time
    • Vouchers can be aquired from raffles, events & donations!

  • Added new Items:
    • 5 Strongbox items
      • Include a varity of Furniture Items, depending on Series.
    • Gold & VIP Membership Voucher
      • Can be used to extend or activate a Donation Membership for 30 days.
      • Warning: Changing Membership (Gold to VIP) WILL reset the Donation Timer back to 30 days.
    • Winter Gift
      • Opening rewards you with a random item from a big list of selected items.
      • Several items from last year's Christmas campaign can be unboxed from these.
    • Can be earned from either of these sources:
      • Uncommon reward from daily Quests.
      • Rare drop on Stadium.

  • Updated DFS Guide to 2.0 with new tooltips, rules and more!
  • Updated Campaign System with a new 'Available Campaigns' menu.
  • Updated Shadow Puppets in the Snatcher Battle:
    • Updated Pathing.
    • Increased Health.
    • Lowered Spawnrate and active maximum number.
    • Note: Hopefully this addresses the issue regarding lags until a proper solution has been discovered.
  • Added a new DFS-exclusive Ban System. For now it permits / denies access to the Construction Gamemode to players. Do not grief.
  • Patched up /pack with new QoL changes, making it easier to navigate through.
  • Added rare collectible variation to Winter-themed drops on Stadium: Winter Gifts
  • Updated Rainbow Paintbrush Rainbowcycle effect algorithm. Effect should be smoother now.
  • Fixed AuctionHouse not properly saving item names over to the database. Visual effect only.
  • Fixed Plugin Timers not properly closing on map change. Might or might not have any impact on gameplay.

  • Updated VSH Rewrite to a newer version with more bosses!
    • List of all newly added bosses:
      • Yeti
      • Bonk Boy
      • Uber Ranger
      • Pyromancers duo
  • Updated SZF to a newer version!
  • Fixed Hat Kid puppets causing lag issues during Snatcher boss fights.
  • Community and Boss items now have seperate categories to avoid cluttering your Consumables inventory.
  • Fixed maps changing too early before the time limit ends on certain gamemodes and maps.
  • RTV Cooldown
    • Recently, a time limit was put in place to prevent RTV abuse that disabled RTV for the first 7 minutes of a map.
    • The time limit has been reduced from 7 minutes to 5 minutes.
  • Fixed Randomizer and Instagib locking people to specific classes, you can now choose your class in these modes.
  • Fixed Flamethrower particles being broken in Randomizer.
  • Updated tm_stadium into tm_stadium_rc1b
  • Unlocked the final node of the PumpKing's Castle Campaign
  • Fixed escapes not working on SF2
  • Added Goose voice lines for all classes
  • Fixed namefilter plugin not working
  • Disabled kartme on dfs_jungle

    We hope you've had a good Christmas, and we thank you for sticking with us throughout 2019!

    Have fun and enjoy our newest major update! Here's to a great 2020 with DFS!

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