Team Fortress 2 goes free-to-play for PC, Mac

By on June 25, 2011

Out on Steam free “forever”.

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Valve has announced that its cartoon-y first-person shooter Team Fortress 2 is now a free-to-play title on both PC and Mac.

As pointed out by the new Team Fortress 2 website, the new business structure for FPS games in the market simply makes it the most highly-rated F2P game ever.

Valve has explained that accounts are split into ‘free’ and ‘premium’ levels, and players who download the free version of the game will get access to the same maps, classes and game types as players who previously purchased TF2 before it was free-to-play.

Players who already payed for the game will be automatically given premium accounts and an in-game hat for their characters as a reward.

Valve adds it has “a few extra features including access to rare and cosmetic items through random item drops, the ability to store more items in your backpack, and more powerful trading and crafting abilities. Otherwise, the gameplay experience will be identical for both account.”

Team Fortress 2 launched in 2007 as part of the Orange Box compilation.


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