Valve has announced a large Team Fortress 2 update
by Danny Craig ·
Valve’s team-based shooter Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is finally receiving a major update after years of minor additions and fixes.
- In a humorous new blog post, Valve has announced that it will be releasing a currently unnamed "full-on update-sized update" this summer, finally giving the content-starved TF2 community something to look forward to.
- In the update, Valve has confirmed that it will include "items, maps, taunts, unusual effects, and war paints." However, it’s worth noting that all of the content will come from the community, not Valve itself. Anyone looking to get their content into the update will need to submit it by May 1 through the Steam Workshop, and it does not need to be summer-themed.
- The content updates that Valve has released since 2017 have almost exclusively consisted of community-made hats from the game’s Steam Workshop, leaving many players desperate for more content. One of the reasons for the lack of content stems from Valve’s step down from making in-house content in 2017, with Jungle Inferno being the last update that the developer put out with its own creations.
In other Valve news:
- Last month, the company suffered its most significant leak in history with the release of its entire repository online. The repository contained tens of thousands of assets, including cut content, from Counter-Strike, Half-Life, and TF2. Over 61 GB of TF2 models, maps, and animations that had been scrapped or changed for the game’s final release were included in the 4chan leak.
- Steam broke two all-time records last month. Both its records for online users and players currently in-game were surpassed in the space of a weekend, with figures of 33 million and 10.2 million, respectively.
- The Steam Deck recently received an experimental update that fixed crashes for games that use the Ubisoft Connect launcher. Ubisoft pushed out an update to its launcher, which subsequently broke Proton, the layer that allows SteamOS to run games originally developed for Windows.