Wuh huh huh hoo!
— The Scout on getting a Robo Community Crate Key
The Pile of Robo Community Crate Key Gifts is an action item that, when used, gives a Robo Community Crate Key to up to 23 other people on the same server as the user. The Pile of Robo Community Crate Key Gifts can only be used once, and everyone on the server is notified of the user's generosity.
If a server has a player limit greater than 24, a Robo Community Crate Key is given to the first 23 players that connected to the server. Similarly, if the server has a player limit less than 24, it only gives out one Robo Community Crate Key to each player. The user of the tool never receives a key from their own Pile of Robo Community Crate Key Gifts.
May 17, 2013 Patch (Robotic Boogaloo)
- The Pile of RoboKey Gifts was added to the game.
November 13, 2014 Patch
- [Undocumented] Renamed Pile of RoboKey Gifts to Pile of Robo Community Crate Key Gifts.
- The description of the item was updated to match the new names as well.
November 21, 2017 Patch
- Due to fraudulent use, temporarily untradeable giveaway gifts (e.g. Pallet of Crates, Secret Saxton, key gifts) cannot be used until their tradability restriction has expired
- The Pile of Robo Community Crate Keys Gifts was used for fraud by players who had used stolen credit cards to buy them. They filled a server with as many as possible and start gifting them to everyone in the server, then sell them as fast as possible. The credit card companies would charge back the money, Valve had to remove the keys from players' inventories, and the scammers got off free.