Many were taken aback when it was revealed that Valve had declared designs for a colossal update to Team Fortress 2 in 2023. Even though the game is more than 15 years old and Valve has devoted its attention to other projects, Team Fortress 2 remains one of the most-played titles on Steam. It looks like the devotees of the team-based shooter have ultimately been responded to by Valve.
Since its launch in 2007, Team Fortress 2 has seen 759 updates, however, there have only been one or two every year since 2017. The majority of these updates were related to the Scream Fortress Halloween events. 2017’s Jungle Inferno is viewed as the last important update for Team Fortress 2, with the Meet Your Match Update of 2016 being the prior substantial update. It has certainly been a long time since.
In 2023, Team Fortress 2 gamers are set to receive a reward for their loyalty. A post from the Team Fortress 2 blog verified that Valve is planning a “full-on update-sized update” for that year. This update is going to contain new items, maps, taunts, unusual effects, war points and “who knows what else?!”
Unfortunately, Valve has yet to make any official announcements about the upcoming update for Team Fortress 2; however, they are asking Steam Workshop creators to submit their creations before May 1 if they would like their content to be included. This hints that Valve may not be providing any of its content for the update, but even if they don’t, the Steam Workshop content could still be enough to make the update worthwhile. It’s certainly more than what Team Fortress 2 has seen in quite some time.
Valve has yet to give this upcoming update a name or a particular concept, which means that creators don’t need to be concerned about adhering to a specific theme. The update is said to be taking place in the summer season, but that does not guarantee a summer theme. The main criteria will be the quality of the work submitted.
Remarkably, Team Fortress 2 is finally getting a significant update after all these years, especially given its ongoing popularity on Steam. It is quite a mystery how the game has managed to stay so popular without any support from developers, and it is to be hoped that this summer’s update won’t be the last.
PC users can now access Team Fortress 2.