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The TF2 team have opened a new web page, where you can upload your hat and weapon models for inclusion in the game as unlockables.

Posted by Varsity on Jan 14th, 2010

Visit the new site now. Submissions are already being taken!


Think you're good at making TF2 items and avatars? Better even than the people who design the game? Here's the thing: you're probably right. And believe us, this knowledge haunts us every day.

Gabe Newell's just an email away, after all. What if you ratted us out?

In exchange for your silence, we are now accepting submissions for fan-designed TF2 items and avatars, immortalizing you in the Team Fortress 2 pantheon forever while keeping our jobs safe. Pending approval, your item will get added to your backpack, and cycled into the random item drops in-game. Blow up stuff using a weapon you created! Kill an enemy, then let him know he died in a hat you designed! Weapons, hats, avatars -- designed by you, used by the entire TF2 community.


  • Item model formats: .QL, .OBJ, or .MT
  • Materials formats: .VMT+, .TXT, and .TGA/.PSD
  • TF2 Official Group Avatar format: 184x184 pixels, .JPG

Read more about our style guidelines here.

Coming Soon

Community-created avatars and items will eventually be displayed in an online image gallery, letting you view and add comments to the items and avatars you and others have gotten approved. We'll roll out the gallery as the submissions come in, so stay tuned!

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Awesome_ninja Jan 15 2010 says:

damn, I wish I was as good as at doing avatars than items xD

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DedMustDie Jan 17 2010 says:

I wish I knew how to do that...

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ammd Jan 23 2010 replied:

i know how to but i suck at modeling and texturing

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Nilghai Feb 8 2010 says:

i really like that you guys will give us the opportunity for os to put something in :D

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kfhammond Mar 23 2010 says:

this is amazing. I will be entering something for this.

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lower111 Aug 20 2010 says:

We will get something for submit avatar ?
Or it is just 4fun :D

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