Help / FAQ

This page serves to aid users on how to use the site, as well as a collection of frequently asked questions.

Why this tool/website?

The Team Fortress 2 community needed a central hub for all competitively used whitelists. Furthermore, manually writing whitelists was a pain, so an automated tool would be greatly beneficial.

Why aren't the default weapons listed?

Stock weapons can't be blocked as it will show an error line blocking your 'stock weapon' in the console. Ultimately, you will end up with stock weapons as your loadout. However, there is a SourceMod plugin which allows you to disable stock weapons.

How do I get this whitelist to work on my server?

Servers with TFTrue

If your server is running TFTrue, you only need the whitelist ID to download and execute the whitelist on your server.
rcon tftrue_whitelist_id
This downloads the most up to date version of the whitelist file and executes it. Works on public servers running TFTrue.

Servers without TFTrue

First, you need FTP or admin/game panel access to upload the whitelist .txt file into the cfg folder of the match server.
To activate the whitelist type the following in your console. (If you have a game panel, you can leave out the 'rcon' part).
rcon mp_tournament_whitelist "cfg/whitelist_filename.txt"
rcon mp_tournament_restart

This will load the whitelist and restart the tournament mode. Only after this restart will the whitelist take effect.

My whitelist blocks all cosmetic items, but after an update new hats show up, what is wrong?

Your whitelist probably automatically allows all new items that are added to the game. Check the 'Share url' in your whitelist or go to and download the newest version of your whitelist file.

I want a certain hat or miscellaneous item banned but don't understand the whitelist file.

Check out here what the content of the whitelist file is.

I am a TF2 League administrator and my whitelist/preset is wrong or missing?

Generate the whitelist you'd like to see added or changed, contact me and I'll update/add the whitelist. You also might want to have a look at this open letter I wrote.

I want a custom filename/preset. How do I get one?

You can donate and pick your own filename/share URL. If you are an administrator of a league we can discuss and you may end up in the menu as a default preset.

Why isn't my question here?

It might have not been asked frequently enough. Contact me and I will try and answer your question.

I found a bug/have a feature request, where do I go with this?

Post it on the Steam Group or add me on Steam.