Operation Binary Blackout
Operation Binary Blackout was a community Mann vs Machine tour organized by Moonlight MvM and hosted by Pineapple.TF. A public beta was held for the tour on December 8 to 10, 2021, when the tour officially launched. The tour concluded on March 30, 2022.
On December 8, 2021, Operation Binary Blackout went into public beta, with 20 missions spread across 19 maps. The tour features 7 Intermediate difficulty missions, and 13 Advanced difficulty missions, on both official Valve maps, such as Mannworks and Rottenburg, as well as returning community maps from previous community Mann vs. Machine campaigns. The tour officially launched on December 10, 2021, and concluded on March 30, 2022.
This table shows the missions available during the event.
|Map||Mission||Number of Waves|
|Redstone Ridge||Reddish Rebellion||6|
|Shiver Peak||Snowy Sunshine|
|Map||Mission||Number of Waves|
|Area 52||Australian Christmas||7|
|Downpour||Last Stand of Dead Men||1|
This event had five medals up for grabs: three as rewards for completion of the tour, and two for donations to a charity drive benefiting Child's Play. Clearing at least six of the seven available Intermediate difficulty missions earned the player the Bronze Beginner medal, clearing at least six of the thirteen available Advanced difficulty missions earned the player the Silver Soldier medal, and clearing at least twelve Advanced difficulty missions earned the player the Golden Great medal.
In addition, players were able to donate varying amounts through item or monetary donations to receive donor medals. Donating at least 5 USD earned the player the Juvenile's Jade medal, and donating at least 15 USD earned the player both the Juvenile's Jade and Marvellous Moonstone medals. The charity drive closed on April 30, 2022.
The Bronze Beginner, Silver Soldier, and Golden Great player medals all reuse their respective-colored canteen medals from Operation Canteen Crasher, while the Juvenile's Jade and Marvellous Moonstone donation medals reuse the same models as the Grandiose Garnet and Royal Rhodonite medals from Operation Madness vs Machines; however, both donor medals initially drop with custom painted colors which are not otherwise available in-game. The Juvenile's Jade medal drops with a special jade green color, and the Marvellous Moonstone drops with a special diamond blue color.
Each of the donor medals has two styles, named "Normal" and "Gem Only". The "Gem Only" style displays only the gemstones, without the surrounding metal frames.
The player medals were contributed to the Steam Workshop by Colteh, Rev, Swordstone, Wave, Nuke, Kratos, Benoist3012, Pelipoika, sigsegv, Hyperion, Hydrogen, SediSocks, Sntr, NeoDement, Star Bright, and interrobang.
The donor medals were contributed to the Steam Workshop by NeoDement, Sntr, Erikku, sigsegv, Jakapoa, Pelipoika, interrobang, Mayor Rev, Z-Ben, kratos, Nuke, Hydrogen, Hyperion, Potato's MvM Server, DaanBox, and Swordstone.
- Juvenile's Jade (Normal)
- Juvenile's Jade (Gem Only)
- Marvellous Moonstone (Normal)
- Marvellous Moonstone (Gem Only)
- Auspicious Automaton Assembler's Accolade
- Juvenile's Jade
- Marvellous Moonstone
- [Undocumented] The Binary Blackout medals were added to the game.
- Operation Hexadecimal Horrors
- Operation Starched Silliness
- Operation Mashed Mediocrity
- Operation Memes vs Machines
- Operation Madness vs Machines
- Operation Canteen Crasher
- Operation Titanium Tank