Now, according to data I have gathered in game, the above 1.5 drops an hour is NOT a reality. By my calculations, each player actually has roughly a 35% chance to find an item every hour.
In the last 24 hours, the TF2 community in general has been in an uproar with abundant rumors and theories. Tonight, Valve has finally spilled the beans.
Here are the facts on the new unlockable weapon system and trading system:
Team Fortress 2 Sniper / Spy Update – How to get unlockable weapons & items (and other important update info)
TF2 players have been waiting for this day for weeks. The newest Team Fortress 2 Sniper/Spy update patch is now active as of about 7:30 CST. There are a number of eyebrow-raisers in this update: * Weapon Unlockables are now…not unlockable!?