Valve, creators of bestselling game franchises (such as Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), announced that after four years and over 200 updates, its popular and critically-acclaimed online action game Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is now Free To Play (F2P). The F2P announcement comes as part of the “Über Update”. Released today, it is the largest content pack delivered to TF2 since it shipped in 2007.

New players interested in experiencing what PC Gamer calls “the most fun you can have online” will have access to training and offline practice modes, so they can hone their skills before jumping into the ever-expanding TF2 universe. To celebrate the launch of the Über Update, Valve has released “Meet the Medic,” the latest in its series of TF2 animated shorts.

TF2 is now Free to Play for PC & Mac players via Steam. For more information on Free to Play, please visit

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  1. jono on June 8, 2012

    do i have to play it through steam

  2. bioswat on July 17, 2011

    Thats not bad that you bought it because free members have some restrictions I don’t know all but know 2 thing- F2P members have “[F2P]” before the nick+ F2P members have only 50 inventory places when people who bought it have 300 places πŸ˜€

  3. Pepe on June 28, 2011

    it reminds me of battlefield heroes…

  4. lolpooson on June 27, 2011

    Sigh, no offense, but i was hoping TF2 was one of those games that Didn’t go F2P

  5. Haradeas on June 25, 2011

    I went crazy when I saw this πŸ˜€ I wanted to buy the game lol
    And Meet the medic is out ! epic ! πŸ˜€

  6. Thunder45645 on June 25, 2011

    THANK U GOD AND THANK U MMOBOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOR ME TO NOTICE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE YA

  7. reivax200 on June 25, 2011

    and i want to read in the homepage FREE DOWNLOAD or DOWNLOAD NOW.

  8. reivax200 on June 25, 2011

    yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah 1 month ago i downloaded it with torrent but i can’t use all weapons and now it’s freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-

  9. Supersonic100499 on June 25, 2011

    Lol seems like a good time to find out what team fortress is πŸ˜€

  10. baconation on June 25, 2011

    So many games going free, it’s like presents are falling from the sky!

  11. crazyjake56 on June 24, 2011

    I hate you valve. Give me a damn refund you assholes!

  12. mmorep on June 24, 2011

    thats like the 6th pay 2 play game to go free to play this year

    • sopax on June 24, 2011

      are you complaining?

  13. Xebulba on June 24, 2011

    A better title for this post would be “Team Fortress 2 now Free to Download”. Other than the initial price for the game, by itself or in the popular “Orange Box”, there never was a subscription fee to play Team Fortress 2. Therefore this game has *always* been free to play….

    • sopax on June 24, 2011

      that’s not true, if you have to buy the game, then it is not free to play, you have to buy it, to play it therefore the game has *never* been free to play. Until now.

    • quickman007 on June 24, 2011

      lol? You basically just said “Other than all the fees you have to pay to play the game, there never was a fee.”

  14. Danger on June 24, 2011

    why should download steam to play it are it free ? or pay2play ?

    • mmobomb Author on June 24, 2011

      Steam is free too πŸ™‚

  15. quickman007 on June 24, 2011

    Meh, I bought it a year ago for 6 bucks and it was no big thrill. Gameplay was extremely basic and simple and the classes were far to linear.

  16. botergios on June 24, 2011

    If you bought the game, you won’t have restrictions, so stop complaining. It will be better than before.

  17. Crespo on June 24, 2011

    wow, i was about to buy this at best buy!

  18. zoren580 on June 24, 2011

    dang too bad i already paid for it

  19. b630 on June 24, 2011

    This is so awesome.