Bug dramatically affected the economy of the shooter. For example, a hat that used to sell for 60-120 dollars fell in price to 20-30 dollars. Some sellers, in turn, raised the prices of the boxes.
For a while, the panic continued on the in-game TF2 items market. Some third-party trading platforms even stopped trading. Many community members called on other players not to conduct any transactions until the bug is fixed.
A few days ago, Valve stated that it fixed a bug and blocked the ability to sell hats, obtained through a system crash. Gamers can only bargain for a relatively rare hat that hit their inventory first.
Also, the developers noted that some gamers began in a hurry to remove the “illegally” received hats from their inventory. They will receive items back with the same restrictions.
Changes will take effect within a week.