Team Fortress 2 Is Getting Its First Major Update in Years

By | February 9, 2023

After years of smaller updates, Team Fortress 2 is set to get a major update this summer that will add items, maps, taunts, Steam Workshop Creators’ content, and much more.

The Team Fortress 2 team shared the update in a blog, and addressed it mainly to Steam Workshop Creators.

“Steam Workshop Creators, can we have your attention please,” The blog reads. “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.'”

After the funny intro, it went on to confirm that, while “the last few Team Fortress summer events have only been item updates,” there are much bigger plans in store for 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,” The TF2 team said.

For those interested, be sure to get your submissions into the Steam Workshop by May 1 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.”

As previously mentioned, Team Fortress 2 has been getting small updates over the past few years, and it got a bigger Jungle Inferno update in 2017 that added a new official map, five community maps, new taunts, war paint, contracts, and more.

The smaller updates have been important, however, as Team Fortress 2 was dealing with a botting problem that rendered the game actually unplayable in 2022.

Team Fortress 2 was first released in 2007 and, in our review, we said, “With its powerful artistic style and blazingly quick, yet accessible gameplay, it’s enough to melt the icy cynicism imprisoning the hearts of even the most jaded among us.”

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.