Team Fortress 2 Goes Free to Play

As with any FPS, Team Fortress 2’s competitive mode hasn’t been perfect right out of the gate. Recognizing this, the dev team has done some work to improve things and given players a heads-up on what’s coming in the future.

The most significant part of the update revolves around player rankings, with lower-ranked characters losing fewer ranking points with a loss and with all players earning bonus rank if they have a high recent win/loss ratio. You can also report players while viewing the scoreboard and there are the usual slew of bug fixes and map adjustments, many of which were applied to the competitive Metalworks map.

Player rankings are also a big focus of upcoming content, with “a more comprehensive Elo rating system” in the works. The dev blog also goes into more details regarding player bans, with six-month bans from both casual and competitive play being on the table.

On the non-competitive side of things, the team is also working on improvements to casual mode, with rematches and requeues being the primary additions, for players who want to keep going with their current teammates. Work is also being done on improving connections for players worldwide, using the global server network currently in use by CS:GO and Dota 2.

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.


    • I don’t think that a game that survived almost 10 years can be considered garbage. Of course, the devs are contributing to its downfall, but its unique style allowed it to be one of the best free to play fps for years

    • Team Fortress 2 is far from garbage, Yeah some of the newer updates have ruined it a little for instance the skin case system. But it is not a bad game at all. It wasn’t always free to play either, I for one started playing in 2009 and I still play it up until now enjoying every aspect of the game. The fact that it is free to play makes it appeal to a larger audience both new and old. That is my own opinion tho.

      • nah it’s just garbage now, and it’s sweating hard under overwatch’s pressure, ill come back to tf2 when the release hl3


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