Try Out Team Fortress 2's Bots

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Valve have quietly been tinkering under Team Fortess 2's hood for some time now, and today would like you to try and help them test something out: officially-sanctioned, AI-controlled "bots".

It's to be noted that these guys are in the early stages of development, so don't expecting them to go pushing carts or pulling off rocket jumps just yet. What they can do, however, is play a little King of the Hill, so if you'd like to see what it's like playing Team Fortress 2 with no friends, follow the steps below:

- To add bots to your game, use the console command tf_bot_add. This will drop a random bot onto a random team (assuming there is a free player slot). The tf_bot_add command can also take up to three optional arguments: , , and , in any order. For example, tf_bot_add 10 will add 10 random bots to the game with auto-assigned teams. Typing tf_bot_add pyro blue will add a Pyro to the blue team. Entering tf_bot_add red 5 will add 5 random bots to the red team. The command tf_bot_add red 3 heavyweapons will add three heavies to the red team.

- In order to put specific bots on specific teams (for a bots-vs-humans game, for example), you may want to disable automatic team balancing. To do this, enter mp_autoteambalance 0 followed by mp_teams_unbalance_limit 0.

- To remove a bot, use the console command kick . To remove all of the bots in the game, use the command tf_bot_kick all.


And that's it! Just make sure you've got some player slots left open for the bots, as they need to occupy them to enter the game.

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Karth is Ego Tripping

That's nice, now how about those balancing updates for the game you broke?