Valve offers free-to-play Team Fortress 2

Posted on Jun 24 2011 - 3:34pm by Thomas Sharp

Valve has announced that the online first-person shooter Team Fortress 2 is now available to play for free. The game, which uses Valve’s Steam game service, is available for both PC and Mac.

Valve, the creator of the hit series Half Life, said, “There’s no catch! Play as much as you want, as long as you like.”

The game is an online first-person shooter multiplayer game that pits two teams against each other. Players can choose from different classes like Soldier, Scout, Engineer, Heavy and more. Team Fortress 2, unlike its predecessor, has achieved success since it was released in 2007. It features cartoonish characters and it has enjoyed popularity because of its constantly improving humor.

Players that paid for Team Fortress 2 are not ripped off as they will have a ‘premium account,’ which enables access to extra features, such as cosmetic items that you can get from random item drops. Premium account holders also have an upgraded backpack that can store up to 300 slots (compared to the 50 slots given in the free game).

Valve’s move happened days after they began to offer free-to-play games from other developers. Valve also had an ‘Uber Update’ for the game, which added new maps, weapons and items.

Valve also announced that they are developing free-to-play games that will be released in the future.

In order to play Team Fortress 2, players need to download the Steam client and install it on a Mac or PC that supports the game.

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