Team Fortress 2
Killaton Nov 21, 2012 @ 3:40pm
Anyone know how to get Vintage weapons?
Anyone know?
Maybe from a crate?
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System 32 Nov 21, 2012 @ 3:40pm 
Only way to do it now is by trading for them
Wanderer(Retired) Nov 21, 2012 @ 3:40pm 
Trade for them.
Killaton Nov 21, 2012 @ 3:41pm 
But how do people who trade them to me get them?
Wanderer(Retired) Nov 21, 2012 @ 3:42pm 
Originally posted by ephix1a:
But how do people who trade them to me get them?
They crafted them years ago when the crafting recipes were more expensive. Valve made those early items Vintage quality because of this.
Last edited by Wanderer(Retired); Nov 21, 2012 @ 3:42pm
Killaton Nov 21, 2012 @ 3:43pm 
Originally posted by The Ferret:
Originally posted by ephix1a:
But how do people who trade them to me get them?
They crafted them years ago when the crafting recipes were more expensive. Valve made those early items Vintage quality because of this.
Oh, thanks for the help.
Killaton Nov 21, 2012 @ 3:46pm 
If anyone is selling Vintage weapons, add me after 7 hours I will accept because I'm idling right now.
Team Fortress 2 used to cost money. All hats, miscs, weps, every single item before the update that made the game free-to-play were upgraded to the Vintage quality. Valve did this so it can have higher values in trading.
Gettttt Donked On Nov 21, 2012 @ 7:32pm 
Originally posted by ShredderZX:
Team Fortress 2 used to cost money. All hats, miscs, weps, every single item before the update that made the game free-to-play were upgraded to the Vintage quality. Valve did this so it can have higher values in trading.
No, it was the mannconomy update that turned everything vintage, not the uber update.
How to do it:
1. Steal your dad's credit card/hack your mom's paypal account
2. Buy a sh!tload of keys
3. Go to a trade server
4. Get your useless vintage weapons
5. ???
6. Regret of wasted so much keys for normal weapons that could be found on drop
Xraz Sep 29, 2013 @ 4:13pm 
Vintage and Genuine weapons have the exact same statistic in game as non-vintage weapons.

Blue-text vintage status was imbued with the Mann-Conomy update on September 30th, 2010. Per the Team Fortress 2 Wiki (wiki.teamfortress.com):

As the update was introduced, all of the items which were previously obtained became "Vintage Items". Their name is now rendered blue, and the "Vintage" prefix was added to their name. According to Valve, "some items that used to be rare will become more common when they are available for purchase. (...) This way, those older rare items remain rare (in fact, they're even rarer, because they're limited editions now). Some exceptions were promotional items, including but not limited to the Cheater's Lament, Alien Swarm Parasite, Lumbricus Lid, Mildly Disturbing Halloween Mask, Bill's Hat, Ghastly Gibus, and Earbuds, as well as all the medals and craft materials."

Green-text genuine quality items were first introduced with the Rift promotion on February 3, 2011.

These items are only worth more because they rarer and thus are a status symbol. Valve's incompetence also contributed to skyrocketing prices for certain vintage items due to a bug and then a problematic second vintage-distribution:

First, due to a glitch with Valve Support, some promotional items that had been restored became Vintage quality items. This is how Vintage Bill's Hats and Vintage Earbuds etc were created.

Second, any weapons that were added and then crafted but not traded between the Australian Christmas update (December 17, 2010 and the March 15, 2011 patch were converted to Vintage quality. This is because Valve reduced the crafting costs for those weapons. Of course the higher price allowed earlier access to these weapons so that perhaps should have been sufficient reward. Some were angered that their Genuine quality item equivalents are now less rare than these "new vintages."

Full details on item quality can be found here: http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Quality

To see a full set of the original vintage weapons and every genuine item released in the game thus far feel free to review my backpack:
http://www.tf2b.com/profiles/76561197994586536
AgiantraT (Banned) Sep 29, 2013 @ 4:17pm 
WIKI IS YOUR FRIEND
You can buy them off the Market (no not the Mann Co. Store. I mean the Commuinity Market) or trade for them.
[f2p]ddee0220 Sep 29, 2013 @ 5:21pm 
I DONT
George RR Martin #teamheavy (Banned) Nov 21, 2014 @ 7:08pm 
wait so they dont have any current vintage weapons?
or did they change them to genuine?
sombrez172 Nov 21, 2014 @ 7:19pm 
Originally posted by ◄●✖ | Captinpixles ♥:
-=[Necro]=-
Someone get out the necro smasher!
FOUND IT
http://steamcommunity.com/id/plsnogoobypls/inventory/#440_2_3124357282
ALRIGHT WHAT ARE WE GOIN DO WIT THIS NECRO? SMASH HIS HEAD? SMASH HIS BALLS?
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