What we know about TF2 matchmaking


Feb 9, 2015
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Hello. I would like to present you with a summary of what we know about the upcoming "competitive" update that valve has been working on for some time now.
This is no rumours, as code referencing and updating the matchmaking system has been added to TF2 since Gun Mettle. From their blog post "What We're Up To" we can estimate this to be out by the end of the year, but its Valve so who knows.

Hidden MM system from Gun Mettle

Hidden MM system after Scream Fortress
The ranks in the updated matchmaking menu are placeholders, as stated in one of the comments in matchmaking files.
Current ranks
Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\resource\tf_english.txt
// work in progress..temp names
"TF_Competitive_Rank_1" "Recruit"
"TF_Competitive_Rank_2" "Mercenary"
"TF_Competitive_Rank_3" "Field Mercenary"
"TF_Competitive_Rank_4" "Veteran Mercenary"
"TF_Competitive_Rank_5" "Infiltrator"
"TF_Competitive_Rank_6" "Operator"
"TF_Competitive_Rank_7" "Raider"
"TF_Competitive_Rank_8" "Guerrilla"
"TF_Competitive_Rank_9" "Agent"
"TF_Competitive_Rank_10" "Field Agent"
"TF_Competitive_Rank_11" "Master Agent"
"TF_Competitive_Rank_12" "Assassin"
"TF_Competitive_Rank_13" "Field Assassin"
"TF_Competitive_Rank_14" "Elite Assassin"

To access this menu, simply type in console
OpenMatchmakingLobby ladder
You can't do much more as you are likely to be asked for a matchmaking ticket
(hope they dont add that on the final form of matchmaking) but you can check out the menus and options

12 official comp servers in NA
The odd map choices from maps long forgotten by the comp community has been criticized, but this is most likely to be just some maps.
Some people from the community somehow got in without a matchmaking pass
http://i.imgur.com/qwyJEin.png - Counter after readying up, 150 secs. Similiar to MvM
http://i.imgur.com/2Jp1oGn.png - All existing tf_mm commands
http://i.imgur.com/C7NcJas.jpg - Screen after match ends, starting from 90 secs. You can't move, nor reload. Didn't get the first screen because screen capturer died

It might be coming very soon.

Source: http://www.teamfortress.tv/29723/all-aboard/