The Red and Blue teams of Team Fortress 2 now have a new enemy they both share, the machines! An update 2 years in the making, Valve has announced the new Man vs. Machine content patch which brings a new computer controlled “faction” and a new co-op mode to TF2.

Six players are pitted versus waves of robots, some of which are built to look like machine versions of the iconic TF2 classes. There are heavyweight heavy robots who love to brawl with their fists, robot snipers who shoot jarate filled darts, and bombs with legs who…are just bombs with legs.

There are also giant robots which come every few waves, such as Rapid Fire Soldier, who uses a rocket launcher more akin to a machine gun. Other “boss” style robots include a heavy who can shoot down projectiles and a super scout who moves lighting fast and can pick up bombs used to destroy the Mann co. Facilities you are trying to defend.

The update goes live August 15th which is tomorrow. In the mean time you can check out the trailer for MvM above or head on over to to find out more about the update. Do you think the Man vs. Machine update will be a forgotten novelty mode or will it last in TF2? Let us know!

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. I’m updating my TF 2 atm, long time no play, hate all the free to players who go there and ruin the fun 😀 (feeders, pff) But it seems like this is a new kind of “zomblu”. Like cyborgs or cyborgmen in Doctor Who ^^ This’ll surely make things in TF 2 more exiting.

    I’m curious if you can actually get items/crates from the co-op too, or do i still have to play vs Players? Stay tuned and I’ll answer your questions!

    • This is the wrong place to express hate about freeloaders, gringo. Anyways, TF2 is not pay2win game and it doesn’t have pay2win elements at all, so only a complete moron can whine about freeloaders. The only difference between you and freeloader in TF2 is your stupid hat, if you have any.

      • I agree with dbdb!
        I was a F2P player too, i was a freaking awsome player before i went P2P!
        Differnece betwean Free and Premium players is that Premium have more expirence in tf2!

        • (You got the P2P and F2P mixed up)

          Not hating, just saying that when 10 year old cod fans download tf2, they download the game and go to a random server, and then they’ll just be an empty spot in the team, or if they are really annoying, they’ll start spamming the chat or voice chat, which can really get on your brains if there aren’t any admins on.

          Back when it was B2P, there were hardly any baddies, but now around 20% of the player base is ruined.

    • Explain exactly how free to play players ruin the fun? Plus if you are hating on them, why come to this site which is about free to play games? Like really dude… come on and think for a moment.

      • As i just mentioned up above, I’m not hating, just don’t like them, that’s just my opinion, one mans opinion shouldn’t move you. Especially on the internet. And I’ve been on this site for ~14 months now, so i didn’t come here, I’ve been lurking in the shadows.

        • Still you are on this site lurking or not, and your right an opinion on the internet shouldn’t move you so why did it move you when I said my own thoughts about your opinion. Oh and I guess I can see why you dislike the F2P players, but that’s the internet for you…. its full of trolls and kids who spam thinking their cool. Not trying to seem like an ass and if I sound like one I apologize in advance.

  2. where is the PYRO?!..mostly they haven’t showed him coz fire will do nothing to these machines(except melting which require waaay to much fire lol)


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