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1. How are "points" calculated?

A new player has 1000 points. Every time you make a kill, you gain a certain amount of points depending on a) the victim's points rating, and b) the weapon you used. If you kill someone with a higher points rating than you, then you gain more points than if you kill someone with a lower points rating than you. Therefore, killing newbies will not get you as far as killing the #1 player. And if you kill someone with your knife, you gain more points than if you kill them with a rifle, for example.

When you are killed, you lose a certain amount of points, which again depends on the points rating of your killer and the weapon they used (you don't lose as many points for being killed by the #1 player with a rifle than you do for being killed by a low ranked player with a knife). This makes moving up the rankings easier, but makes staying in the top spots harder.

Specifically, the equations are:

Killer Points = Killer Points + (Victim Points / Killer Points) × Weapon Modifier × 5

Victim Points = Victim Points - (Victim Points / Killer Points) × Weapon Modifier × 5

Plus, the following point bonuses are available for completing objectives in the following games:

Player Action PlyrPlyr Action Team Action World Action Action Player Reward Team Reward Ranking
No Yes No No Airblast Player 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Airshot Arrow 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Airshot Flare 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Airshot Headshot +1 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Airshot Pipebomb 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Airshot Pipebomb (Airborne) 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Airshot Rocket +1 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Airshot Rocket (Airborne) 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Airshot Sticky 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Airshot Sticky (Airborne) 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Airshot Stun 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Ate a Dalokohs Bar 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Ate a Sandvich 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Ate Dalokohs Bar for Health 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Ate Sandvich for Health 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes Yes No No Backstab Kill +1 Team Fortress 2
No Yes No No Blocked with Shield 0 Team Fortress 2
No Yes No No Buffalo Steak Sandvich +1 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Built Object 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Built Object - Attachment Sapper +2 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Built Object - Dispenser 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Built Object - Mini Sentrygun 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Built Object - Sentrygun 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Built Object - Teleporter 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No Yes No Capture Blocked +5 +2 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Cart Escort +1 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Critical Kill 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Defended a Medic +1 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Deployed Buff Flag +1 Team Fortress 2
No Yes No No Domination +5 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Domination (4 kills) +3 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Double Kill (2 kills) +1 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Drowned 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No First Blood +1 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Flagevent +2 Team Fortress 2
Yes No Yes No Flagevent - Captured +50 +10 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Flagevent - Defended +4 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Flagevent - Dropped -2 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Flagevent - Picked Up +2 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Force Suicide 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No God Like (12 kills) +11 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Headshot Kill +1 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Hit by Train 0 Team Fortress 2
No Yes No No Jarated player +1 Team Fortress 2
No Yes No No Kill Assist +2 Team Fortress 2
No Yes No No Kill Assist - Medic +4 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Killed by Saw 0 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Killed Object +2 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Killed Object - Attachment Sapper +2 Team Fortress 2
Yes No No No Killed Object - Dispenser +5 Team Fortress 2

2. What are all the weapon points modifiers?

Weapon points modifiers are used to determine how many points you should gain or lose when you make a kill or are killed by another player. Higher modifiers indicate that more points will be gained when killing with that weapon (and similarly, more points will be lost when being killed by that weapon). Modifiers generally range from 0.00 to 2.00.

Weapon Name Modifier Ranking
AIRSTRIKE Air Strike 1.20 Team Fortress 2
AMPUTATOR Amputator 3.00 Team Fortress 2
APOCOFISTS Apoco-Fists 3.00 Team Fortress 2
ARMAGEDDON Armageddon 3.50 Team Fortress 2
ATOMIZER Atomizer 3.00 Team Fortress 2
AWPER_HAND AWPer Hand 1.20 Team Fortress 2
AXTINGUISHER Axtinguisher 2.50 Team Fortress 2
PEP_BRAWLERBLASTER Baby Face's Blaster 1.50 Team Fortress 2
BACK_SCATTER Back Scatter 1.20 Team Fortress 2
BACK_SCRATCHER Back Scratcher 3.00 Team Fortress 2
BACKBURNER Backburner 1.50 Team Fortress 2
BALL Baseball 3.00 Team Fortress 2
BAT Bat 2.00 Team Fortress 2
SKULLBAT Bat Outta Hell 3.00 Team Fortress 2
BATSABER Batsaber 3.00 Team Fortress 2
BAZAAR_BARGAIN Bazaar Bargain 1.10 Team Fortress 2
DUMPSTER_DEVICE Beggar's Bazooka 1.50 Team Fortress 2
BIG_EARNER Big Earner 3.00 Team Fortress 2
BLACKBOX Black Box 1.50 Team Fortress 2
BLACK_ROSE Black Rose 3.00 Team Fortress 2
BLEED_KILL Bleed Kill 3.00 Team Fortress 2
BLUTSAUGER Blutsauger 1.50 Team Fortress 2
BONESAW Bonesaw 3.00 Team Fortress 2
BOSTON_BASHER Boston Basher 3.00 Team Fortress 2
BOTTLE Bottle 3.00 Team Fortress 2
BRASS_BEAST Brass Beast 1.10 Team Fortress 2
BREAD_BITE Bread Bite 3.00 Team Fortress 2
BUSHWACKA Bushwacka 3.00 Team Fortress 2
THE_CAPPER C.A.P.P.E.R 1.20 Team Fortress 2
CANDY_CANE Candy Cane 3.00 Team Fortress 2
DEMOSHIELD Chargin' Targe 3.00 Team Fortress 2
CLAIDHEAMOHMOR Claidheamohmor 3.00 Team Fortress 2
PRO_SMG Cleaner's Carbine 2.00 Team Fortress 2
KUNAI Connivers's Kunai 3.00 Team Fortress 2
NONNONVIOLENT_PROTEST Conscientious Objector 3.00 Team Fortress 2
COW_MANGLER Cow Mangler 5000 1.20 Team Fortress 2
CROSSING_GUARD Crossing Guard 3.00 Team Fortress 2
CRUSADERS_CROSSBOW Crusader's Crossbow 1.90 Team Fortress 2
TAUNT_DEMOMAN Decapitation 3.50 Team Fortress 2
DEFLECT_ARROW Deflect Arrow 4.00 Team Fortress 2
DEFLECT_FLARE Deflect Flare 4.00 Team Fortress 2
DEFLECT_PROMODE Deflect Promode 4.00 Team Fortress 2
DEFLECT_ROCKET Deflect Rocket 4.00 Team Fortress 2
TF_PROJECTILE_ENERGY_BALL Deflect Shot 4.00 Team Fortress 2
DEFLECT_STICKY Deflect Sticky 4.00 Team Fortress 2
DEGREASER Degreaser 1.50 Team Fortress 2
DETONATOR Detonator 3.00 Team Fortress 2
DIAMONDBACK Diamondback 1.50 Team Fortress 2
ROCKETLAUNCHER_DIRECTHIT Direct Hit 1.50 Team Fortress 2
TAUNT_GUITAR_KILL Dischord 3.50 Team Fortress 2

3. How can I edit my profile and set real name, e-mail address, homepage and ICQ number?

Player profile options can be configured by saying the appropriate gameme_set command while you are playing on a participating gameserver. To issue commands, push your chat key and type the command text.

Syntax: say /gameme_set option value

Acceptable "options" are:

  • realname
    Sets your Real Name as shown in your profile.
    Example: /gameme_set realname Joe Bloggs

  • email
    Sets your E-mail Address as shown in your profile.
    Example: /gameme_set email joe@hotmail.com

  • homepage
    Sets your Home Page as shown in your profile.
    Example: /gameme_set homepage http://www.geocities.com/joe/

  • icq
    Sets your ICQ Number as shown in your profile.
    Example: /gameme_set icq 123456789

Note: These are not standard Half-Life console commands. If you type them in the console, Half-Life might give you an error.

4. My rank is embarrassing. How can I opt out?

Say /gameme_hideranking while playing on a participating gameserver. This will toggle you between being visible on the Player Ranking and being invisible.

Note: You will still be tracked and you can still view your Player Details page. Use the Search page to find yourself.