Posted by Raine Hutchens on Jun 24, 2011

Team Fortress 2 Extends Their Free-To-Play Week To Forever

I have been waiting for this moment for a very, very long time. For those of you who don’t know, this past week Valve set off a Free-To-Play week for Team Fortress 2 on Steam. Now there were rumors that the F2P situation would happen, which made a lot of players happy in the end. However, to our knowledge the game would only be available for one week, then it would need to be purchased to play.

Right in the middle of TF2’s F2P week, Valve decided to make our dreams come true with an announcement that the game would become Free-To-Play indefinitely, from this moment onward. The announcement came as part of the game’s “Uber Update,” which hit yesterday. Team Fortress 2 will now be supported via microtransactions within the game, such as purchasing new equipment, hats, and other items. Those of you out there who have already purchased the game will receive a Premium Account, and a special Proof of Purchase hat to where on any character in-game.

Team Fortress 2 has been around since 2007, when it was introduced as part of The Orange Box compilation from Valve. I am glad to see that TF2 is now F2P, because I am one of those players who never got around to buying it. I’m not necessarily any good at the game, which deterred me from getting it in the first place. Now I can feel free to get on and train my skills whenever I want, and I won’t feel like I’m at any loss for it. What do you all think about Team Fortress 2 going Free-To-Play?


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