Team Fortress 2
Banks Mar 5, 2014 @ 8:11pm
Killstreakers Not Working?
Hello Team.

Recently, I have purchased a Professional Killstreak Splendid Screen and a Specialized Killstreak Chargin' Targe. Now, some issues have been occurring with the mechanics of these weapons. To explain, the specialized and professional killstreak weapons come with a Sheen[], or the shine on a weapon. Theoretically, this sheen is visible to all who can see the weapon - when it happens to shine - and the user wielding the weapon. However, the Sheen[] is only visible to the other players, not the user holding the actual shield. The Sheen[] fails to reveal itself to the wielder. The recent update has fixed this problem. Thanks Valve!

Secondly, the Professional Killstreak comes with a Killstreaker[]: the eye effect. To make clear, the shields take up the secondary position for the Demoman, replacing the Sticky Bomb Launcher. This allows the wielder to equip another, if fortunate enough, Professional Killstreak Primary or Melee weapon(potentially giving players a chance to have two Killstreakers[] active at once) while holding the shield at the same time. However, when I attempted this with my Professional Killstreak Eyelander, only the Killstreaker[] for my Eyelander was present. In theory, the effects of the eyes would be displayed similar to the multiple unusual effects displayed at once[] since both weapons with the Killstreakers[] are equipped simultaneously.

What do you think about this situation? Is it a bug/glitch? Or, was it made this way intentionally? Please leave your thoughts, comments, and suggestions for Valve below.

Last edited by Banks; Mar 5, 2014 @ 9:38pm
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ginganinja714 Mar 6, 2014 @ 5:18am 
It was a bug. 'S been patched now.
Banks Mar 6, 2014 @ 6:19am 
Well actually, I tried it today. The sheen of both weapons now appear, but the killstreakers are still not present.
Zap Rowsdower Mar 6, 2014 @ 6:24am 
Maybe you didn't have enough kills with your shield to activate the killstreak effect?
The kills required to activate a killstreak effect are separate from each weapon. The kills from your Eyelander won't activate your shield effect, you must use the shield to charge kill someone so it can accumulate kills and show its effect.
Last edited by Zap Rowsdower; Mar 6, 2014 @ 6:24am
Banks Mar 6, 2014 @ 6:30am 
I believe that is incorrect sir. With my previous weapons, I've been able to acquire 10 kills on my Specialized Killstreak Grenade launcher and achieve the eye effect on my Eyelander. I've even acquired a 10 killstreak with both the Grenade Launcher and the Eyelander. Both succeeded in allowing me to have the Killstreaker active. Here is a video that proves this is possible:
Zap Rowsdower Mar 6, 2014 @ 6:41am 
From December 20, 2013 Update Notes:
Professional Killstreak Mantreads, Splendid Screen and The Chargin' Targe now generate proper effects when on a killstreak. These effects do not stack if another killstreak effect weapon is active.
There you go.
Last edited by Zap Rowsdower; Mar 6, 2014 @ 6:43am
Banks Mar 6, 2014 @ 7:34am 
Ohhh, I see, thank you very much! I was unaware of this.
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Date Posted: Mar 5, 2014 @ 8:11pm
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