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Team Fortress 2 May Get First Major Update In Six Years

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Valve’s TF2 is finally getting a much required update from the looks of it. Valve themselves have announced it. The previous major update was six years ago.

Team Fortress 2 by Valve is not just a multiplayer game. It’s a wacky cartoony graphics ancient star of gaming, which is an inspiration behind tons of multiplayer games that have been released after it.

Released in 2008 as a paid game along with original Portal, TF2 has over the years gotten many major updates. The biggest update however came a decade ago, when Team Fortress 2 became free to play, in true spirit. One literally doesn’t need to buy anything to enjoy this game. Except maybe buy a $1 worth item to unlock premium, which most like us have done.

Otherwise, 95% of the game is accessible to everyone without needing to pay anything. Nor does it require anyone to pay to win. The only difference is that players who pay a lot have better looking weapons, with same functionalities. Not to forget some community created taunts, which only add to fun but don’t change the gameplay, are available for purchase.

This has meant that TF2 still remains one of the most popular games on Steam, Valve’s gaming store and client. It regularly hits 100 thousand players every day, which is not a small feat. However, in-spite of its tremendous popularity, Valve seems to be ignoring it from years.

For years, spamming bots took over the game, destroying the fun for everyone. It took Valve years to fix the bot problem. So much is Valve’s ignorance that it’s a running joke that the only two people working on this game are the janitor working at Valve and a plant kept somewhere in the Valve’s office.

By and large throughout the years, Valve has given the update responsibility to the public. Including mod makers.

Valve Improves Mod Making For TF2

Years ago, when Valve introduced Community Workshop on Steam, it was of paramount importance to the preservation of the 15-year-old game. It allowed common users to create mods for TF2 out of which most top voted maps, taunts and other things would get added to the game by Valve.

Valve took it further recently by introducing support for VScript, which is said to give mod makers extraordinary powers to make and improve the mods further. This enhancement was setting the tone for one of the first major update in years. The previous major update Team Fortress 2 got was six years ago. It looks like that’s going to change soon.

Valve Announces Major Update For TF2

TF2's Heavy Weapons Guy From Meet The Heavy Official Video.
TF2’s Heavy Weapons Guy From Meet The Heavy Official Video. Credit: Valve.

In a blog post, Valve has announced a major update for Team Fortress 2, in its usual humorous self. It has asked Workshop Creators to start creating items, maps, taunts, unusual effects, war paints and other things for it. The blog post says:

Steam Workshop Creators, can we have your attention please. The following message is so urgent, so time-sensitive, we made the executive decision to skip TikTok and Twitter entirely and break the glass on the most bleeding-edge communication technology available.

Welcome to the future. Welcome… to a “blog-post”.

“Wow!” you’re probably thinking. “I forgot how hard reading is!” Yeah, it’s scary how fast you lose that. Don’t worry, we’ll be brief:

The last few Team Fortress summer events have only been item updates. But this year, we’re planning on shipping a full-on update-sized update — with items, maps, taunts, unusual effects, war paints and who knows what else?! Which means we need Steam Workshop content! YOUR Steam Workshop content!

So get to work! (Or back to work, if you were already working but got distracted when the entire internet simultaneously found out about this state-of-the-art blog-post.) Make sure to get your submissions into the Steam Workshop by May 1st, so they can be considered for this as-yet-unnamed, un-themed, but still very exciting summer-situated (but not summer-themed) (unless you wanted to develop summer-themed stuff) update.

We expect the game to come by June or later.

The TF2 community seems really excited by this announcement. So are we. At this moment, we will take anything that Valve can give to this game. After-all, there’s hardly any game in the history of PC gaming that has been kept running and updated so long. So let’s see what Valve adds to the game.

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