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access_time June 24, 2011 at 11:46 AM in Features by Vicky

Team Fortress 2 is Now Free. Forever.

If you have a fairly capable PC but do not have Steam, the fact that Team Fortress 2 is now free to play may be the reason to change that.  Last night Steam slipped the F2P news into their Team Fortress 2 Update Announcement, and today TF2 is the most popular game on the service.

Team Fortress 2 was originally released as part of the Orange Box, but was later released on its own for the low price of 9.99, and has since become one of the top played games on Steam.  Before the F2P jump, TF2 saw many Steam sales and Free weekends, and continued to grow in popularity, helped by consistent updates and patches.

Not everyone is pleased by this news, it would seem, and there are some people calling for refunds, since they find it unfair that they had to pay ten or twenty dollars months or years ago, when the game is now free.   Others are worried that hackers and ‘newbies’ will ruin their gaming experience.

[Jim Sterling, Steam]


  • Paul_Schifferli June 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Man I don’t really care, to be honest. The game’s been out, what, four years? So for the $20 I spent, I got four years out of that game that people who wouldn’t throw down 20 bucks for the game did not get. Besides I think it’s a good thing. Get a lot more players to play with in servers. And they’re making more than enough money from those silly hats

    • Cheddahz June 25, 2011 at 12:39 PM

      True, but it sucks now because it seems like almost all of servers are full 95% of the time

  • Vicky June 27, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Well said Paul, I bought the game ages ago and I honestly wouldn’t have complained if I had bought the game two weeks ago, it is a good game that deserves the revenue it pulled in.

    Unfortunately flooded servers is the downside to this announcement, and I’ve heard some pretty sad stories about people blocking new players or kill farming them. Too bad we can’t all just be grownups on the internet.

  • athmaus June 27, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Yeah sucks now cant login -_-

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