Team Fortress 2 is getting a 'full-on update-sized update'

The game is seeing its first major update in years with items, maps, taunts, and more.


It’s been a while since Team Fortress 2, which originally released back October of 2007, has seen a sizable update. Despite this and the game’s age, many people still play Team Fortress 2 with SteamDB showing the game regularly averaging over 100,000 players.

With this in mind, the developers recently shared a post to the game’s blog confirming that Team Fortress 2 is getting a “full-on update-sized update” later this year.

Team Fortress 2 promo artwork as shared by Valve
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As noted in the blog post, the last few updates for Team Fortress 2 have been smaller and solely focused on items. However, this year the game is getting more than just items with things like maps, taunts, unusual effects, war paints, and “who knows what else?!” listed.

The developers go on to ask players for their Steam Workshop content, encouraging them to get to work and have their submissions in 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 want to develop summer-themed stuff) update.” Overall, it’s exciting to hear that Team Fortress 2 is getting a brand new update, and that it’ll incorporate player creations as submitted to the Steam Workshop (before May 1st).

Once the update rolls out, we’ll be sure to share the patch notes and everything that’s new in Team Fortress 2. Until then, check out some of our previous coverage how a massive Valve leak recently revealed assets from Portal, Half-Life 2, and Team Fortress 2, and how one of the last big updates for Team Fortress 2 back in 2021 cracked down on bots messing with the game.

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    February 10, 2023 10:40 AM

    Morgan Shaver posted a new article, Team Fortress 2 is getting a 'full-on update-sized update'

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      February 10, 2023 11:01 AM

      This is rad news. I hope people start playing it again. :)

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        February 10, 2023 11:02 AM

        Maddog_Delphi97 has been seeding servers since before I was born

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          February 10, 2023 1:00 PM

          I didn't notice Team Fortress as a mod for Quake until four or five months after it came out. But when I did, I was up all night playing it on the weekends.

          I think it came out on April 7, 1999 right?

          I'm not sure when sikander was born.

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            February 10, 2023 3:35 PM

            I accidentally stumbled upon QW:TF by joining a random server one time. I would often use QSpy to join random servers with custom maps and mods and that’s how I’d acquire them (this was before there was a big mod community so it was hard to find out about and download mods).

            So I joined this random server that said something about Team Fortress and the map was 2fort. After about an hour of waiting for all of the assets to download over dialup, I finally got in.

            I think I played for 3-4 hours without a break and was instantly hooked. TF completely replaced RA as my multiplayer game of choice for pretty much the entire Q1 era of gaming until Half-Life , TFC and Counter-Strike came around.

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        February 10, 2023 1:42 PM

        Yeah get the right server with the right maps and you're gonna have a grand old time.

        Especially with friends who don't play it competitively.

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      February 10, 2023 11:02 AM

      Game of the Year

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      February 10, 2023 11:48 AM

      TF2: The battle for HL3

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      February 10, 2023 2:06 PM

      I think they are running out of things to work on besides HL3

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        February 10, 2023 2:07 PM

        Instead of, I mean

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        February 10, 2023 2:31 PM

        Valve was shamed by PMG's last video into forcing one guy to pick and choose workshop submissions

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        February 10, 2023 3:08 PM

        Valve really did work on episode 3 for Half-Life 2. I think halfway though they decide it wasn't going to work and I wouldn't be surprised if they used some of the assets for other games.

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          February 10, 2023 3:56 PM

          Valve didn't have to innovate the genre with it all they had to do was conclude the story in some decent way. More of Episode 2 would have been acceptable just to finish it out.

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            February 10, 2023 3:58 PM

            I agree but I some expectations were raised the longer it was not done. Eventually it just had to be canceled because there were other projects in the works.

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      February 10, 2023 4:47 PM

      Switch port???

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        February 10, 2023 5:03 PM

        They can't be bothered to maintain it properly on PC while Nvidia did the stellar Switch port of Portal 2.

        No shot!

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