Team Fortress 2 Goes Free To Play - HotHardware
Team Fortress 2 Goes Free To Play

Team Fortress 2 Goes Free To Play

We recently disccused Valve's decision to offer free-to-play games on Steam. Such titles make money either by selling items and upgrades in game (microtransactions) or by offering a tiered service. Free gamers have access to a significant portion of the game, while paid subscribers have access to additional gear, weapons, or areas.

Valve has just taken a step up from offering free games. The company's popular Team Fortress 2, first released in October 2007, will now allow players to download and compete for free. Gamers will  be able to purchase certain gear, but doing so won't be a necessity. Having played the current TF2 Beta, we can say that Valve is working to ensure the game's special items are powerful without turning them into game-ruining equipment. The F2P module was delivered on Thursday. It's the largest content update Valve has ever released for the four-year-old game.



Valve has released a new video (Meet The Medic) and the self-titled Über Update includes weapons, gear, and more of the same humor that's come to define the TF2 series. If you haven't played for awhile (or have never played at all), it's a great time to  try. There are a number of vanity weapons available, but the standard (free) suite still works quite well.
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such a classic. i love this game

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Even for a old game it is still addicting.

(My favorite valve game)

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Heard of this game but never gave it a try even though the gameplay videos had me cracking up. Going to try it out thanks to their F2P announcement.

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Sweet, I'm going to go download a copy right as soon as I get my PC back up and running.

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http://steamcommunity.com/id/gnomeslayer76

if any one wants to invite me as a friend they can.

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I agree F2P games are certainly great but what I hope is that it does not go the way of so many F2P games where you have to pay to be successful. I certainly am going to download and give it a try.

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Nice game, though i got bored of it. Still got 3 gift copies in my account... LOL

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have never played any of the series before and since it's free to try.. may just give it go .just because ..

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Went ahead and added some people but can't really sit still for game playing right now.  A little bit too excited :)

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I enjoy their Team Fortress videos much more than I enjoy the actual game.Which is not a bad game, mind you, just over-rated.What are you playing this summer? Free MMORPG or Social Games or iOS games? For me, I love playing browser online games and I have reviewed Pockie Pirates that works well with browsers, Mythic Saga that looks like Crystal Saga and Tamer Saga that can also be played via Facebook and web browsers.

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Team Fortress is one of the better F2P Games out there. I've finally given a lot of those Free first person shooter games a try and have enjoyed them so far. If you are looking for a great list of Free MMORPG Games or first person shooters you should check out MMO Attack.

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