No, Overwatch is not just “Blizzard’s version of Team Fortress 2" like some folks expected it to be. Still, you’ve gotta admit there’s some overlap.
Last week, Valve launched Team Fortress 2's big competitive mode update and, with it, a new casual mode that took the place of classic quick play. So far, people... don’t exactly love it.
Team Fortress 2's last big update came in December, but now, finally, Valve is about to shake things up again. Much like TF2's biggest inspiration, Blizzard’s Overwatch, Valve’s undying team shooter is adding a competitive mode.
These days, it’s not all that uncommon to run into somebody who’s streaming and commentating while you’re playing a multiplayer game. If they’re not A Tool Of The Actual Devil, they might mute their mic. But in a team-based game you can’t always afford to do that.
Just in case you ever wanted to hear Nathan Vetterlein, aka the voice of TF2's Scout, read some of Tracer’s lines from Overwatch.
LMAOBOX is the most prolific Team Fortress 2 cheat program. Or at least, it was.
At first glance, Team Fortress 2 has a lot of the things that make a successful competitive game. Tons of people play it, consistently making it one of the top games on Steam going on a decade. It’s got a distinctive and charming art style that sets it apart from most other major FPS games. Perhaps most importantly,…
Team Fortress 2's long-awaited competitive mode is officially a thing. Valve’s created a Steam group for competitive matchmaking’s beta, and you can join for a chance to be part of it. Prepare for bitter, drama-packed rivalries! And probably also more hats.
For many players, friendly (or unfriendly) trash talk is as much a part of competitive games as, well, gaming. Truly clever quipping, however, ain’t easy, so one Steam user decided to crowdsource an automated trash talk generator. This being the Internet, things of course went horribly wrong—at least, at first.
Not content with Valve’s own timetable for rolling out special events, a bunch of Team Fortress 2 fans have joined forces to make their own, called Workshop Wonderland. It’s pretty neat, but the highlight for me is this glorious Heavy x Gabe Newell pic.
Video games change a lot between announcement and release, but most of that happens under the hood. What the game looks like is usually set in stone. But that’s not true of every video game, and it certainly wasn’t true for Borderlands and Team Fortress 2, games that looked very different by the time they shipped.
Team Fortress 2 recently got a new update. In broader strokes, it’s pretty standard stuff: new contracts, new weapons, new maps, coordinated aerobics, etc. Players, however, have uncovered some small details that impact the game in a big way.
Cheaters are the worst. In Team Fortress 2, they use illicit programs to emulate near-perfect aim. That does not, however, mean they’re untouchable.
Want a truly immersive first-person shooting experience? Want it to feel like your body is really in a video game? Try attaching a Steam controller to your head.
Remember when Valve made Team Fortress movies, and they were the best damn videos in video games? Now they just get their fans to make ‘em, and they’re...not bad.
Team Fortress 2’s loooooooong-awaited alien-themed “Invasion” update is finally out, and it’s all about aliens and, er, Dishonored. Yes, the Bethesda stealth game.
Team Fortress 2 has a new sports mode, where two teams run around with a ball trying to score goals. It’s called PASS Time, and “combines TF2’s usual fast-paced bloodsport with the actual fast-paced sports of soccer, hockey and basketball”.
A couple days ago, the Team Fortress 2 community came across a video of a notorious hacker getting a taste of his own medicine. They were ecstatic. Responses ranged from “serves him right” to “fuck that guy.”