Team Fortress 2 Gets Mac Release, New Training Mode, Half-Off Discount and Free Weekend

by Chris Faylor, Jun 10, 2010 1:53pm PDT

Valve today released Team Fortress 2 on Steam for Mac alongside a wealth of unexpected bonuses, namely a new in-game "Training Mode," the ability to play the game for free on PC or Mac until June 13, and a 50% discount that brings the shooter down to $9.99.

It's all part of what Valve's calling "The Mac Update" to the colorful multiplayer affair. In addition, those that play Team Fortress 2 on Mac before Monday, June 13 will get a "free limited edition set of in-game earbuds."

Don't be fooled by the naming of "The Mac Update," as everything it brings--short of being able to earn in-game earbuds--is likewise available on Team Fortress 2 PC. In fact, those that already own Team Fortress 2 PC will be able to download it on Mac for free, with both platforms using the same servers so that everyone can play together.

Team Fortress 2 Patch Notes

  • Added Mac support.

  • Overhauled the main menu, and added help to Loadout, Backpack, and Crafting screens.

  • Added Training, with support for General gameplay & Soldier class training for now.

  • Added Offline Practice mode, with support for KOTH maps and Dustbowl.

  • The "Open Character Loadout" key will now go to your future class if you've requested a class change, but haven't respawned yet.

  • Community Requests

    • Added "mp_forceautoteam", a server convar that forces all joining players to autoteam.

    • Added "mp_stalemate_meleeonly", a server convar that allows melee weapons only during stalemates.

    • Added "ExtinguishPlayer" input to tf_player for map makers.


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