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Team Fortress 2 comes back to life with a new update, breaks concurrent player count record

Team Fortress 2 has managed to set a new personal record of active players thanks to the Summer 2023 official update, after years of silence.

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Team Fortress 2 was released in 2007 through Steam, and for over a decade it continued to get updates and patches consistently.. But after a while that attention started to dwindle, and the game saw itself the victim of hoards of boats and a lack of content. In July 2023, valve surprised the players with a new official patch, and apparently, the players are so happy with the added content that the game has reached a new record of concurrent players.

Team Fortress 2′s July 2023 patch has seen the game surpass its previous player record

The new Team Fortress 2 update released on July 12, 2023, fixing a good number of errors and general problems in the game, and also brought with it nothing more and nothing less than fourteen new community-made maps, and of course, new cosmetic items like taunts and hats. It was a ton of content. Team Fortress 2 is still receiving support sixteen years later, and while the wait between patches has been monumental, This is still something that not many games can boast of.

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As the popular Wario64 echoed hours later on his Twitter account, Team Fortress 2 hit a new concurrent player peak on Steam after this summer update: the not inconsiderable figure of 253,225 live players. A little more than a quarter of a million people were playing the popular Valve video game at the same time on July 13.

Team Fortress 2 was originally released on PC in 2007. as part of Valve’s compilation of games called The Orange Box. Over time, this version transitioned to a lfree to play business model with microtransactions for cosmetic items. The game was also released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in both cases also as part of The Orange Box.


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