obla Administrator, Retired League Director

The Jungle Inferno update was introduced mid-season, and some provisional measures were taken by the admin team. This included bans for both the new weapons (Dragon’s Fury, Gas Passer, Thermal Thruster, Hot Hand, Second Banana) as well as the majority of the changed weapons (Panic Attack, Pretty Boy’s Pocket Pistol, Mantreads, Beggar’s Bazooka, Backburner). Since this was only a short-term adjustment which be improved upon, let us look at the changes needed for the next iteration of the Global Whitelist. With some downtime during the holidays we’ll be approaching the whitelist slightly differently; due to there being limited playtest data available for the new and changed weapons since the update.

The following weapons will be unbanned in a provisional whitelist for a short amount of time, after which we will make a decision on the temporarily allowed weapons. The final decision will be made in early January.

  • The Gas Passer
  • B.A.S.E Jumper
  • Bonk! Atomic Punch
  • Sandman

Changes to the whitelist
Below is a summary of changes that will be part of the whitelist. There is a full explanation of the changes at the teamfortress.tv post linked at the bottom of this post.

Multiple Classes

Panic Attack -> Unbanned
B.A.S.E Jumper -> Unbanned for testing


Sandman -> Unbanned for testing
Bonk! Atomic Punch -> Unbanned for testing


Cow Mangler 5000 -> Banned
Beggar’s Bazooka -> Unbanned


Backburner -> Unbanned
Gas Passer -> Unbanned for testing
Thermal Thruster -> Unbanned
Hot Hand -> Unbanned


Natascha -> Banned
Gloves of Running Urgently -> Unbanned


Vita-Saw -> Unbanned


Darwin’s Danger Shield -> Unbanned

[Read the full post here!]

obla Administrator, Retired League Director

The final changes for the whitelist can be found down below. Next to the tested weapons we also opted to ban the Machina.

The Gas Passer -> Banned
B.A.S.E Jumper -> Banned
Bonk! Atomic Punch -> Banned
Sandman -> Unbanned
Machina -> Banned