Team Fortress 2, one of the most popular games by Valve and perhaps one of the most popular games on this planet gets its first community update – an update entirely built by the community.
Valve is pushing out yet another update to their popular Team Fortress 2 multiplayer shooter game. This new update is actually the 356th update (bet you've never heard of that many updates for any game ever) since the title launched back in 2007. Ever since, TF2 as its popularly called has been growing and growing. The biggest turning point for the game was perhaps when it went free-to-play post, which caused the number of players playing game to rise exponentially. Another area which saw an exponential rise is updates to the game. The game got (literally) spammed with new hats and many other props when valve opened its gates to community artists and modders, but this also proved to be a good source of earnings for those who make creative items (and more hats). Ever since, Valve has been constantly adding new items and maps as well as new game modes (yes, to a 5 year old game), such as Mann Co. mode, which only add to the value of an already F2P game.
Yesterday Valve pushed out another (huge) update for Team Fortress 2. Titled 'Robotic Boogaloo', this update is the first 100% community made update with everything ranging from the 57 new items: the comic and even the updated hub website was done by the community.
This update is 100% created by the TF2 community. And when we say everything, we mean everything—the in-game content, the update hub website, the animated short, the comic, even the splash images in the Steam store. Even better, everything you created avoided the classic trap of using other companies’ intellectual property. (Those of you working on a Darth Vader Pyro mask, we've got some bad news for you.) Plus, in a first for the Team Fortress economy, all the creators of the Robotic Boogaloo Update have decided to share the revenue earned from the sale of RoboCrate Keys. That means that everyone involved will be profiting from this update, not just the people making hats.
If you've never played Team Fortress 2, and are an avid fan of PC gaming, shooter games or multiplayer games, or just loves having fun and laughing in general, download this game today and give it a try. It's free-to-play after all!