Last week Valve introduced a “full-on update-sized replace” could be coming to Team Fortress 2 this summer season, getting us all excited on the considered new content material after years in upkeep mode. Valve have now quietly edited their unique announcement blog post, strolling again the hype whereas emphasising the community-developed elements of the replace.
Much of Valve’s “bleeding-edge” weblog put up is similar, however they’ve rephrased some key components, just like the point out of a “full-on update-sized replace” is now known as a “full-on holiday-sized replace.” Many followers have been excited that “update-sized” pointed to extra Valve-developed content material, like new maps and skins, akin to the Jungle Inferno replace or one thing comparable.
Originally, the weblog put up teased additions like objects and maps together with “who is aware of what else?!” Well, we now know what else, as Valve changed the tease with “and different community-contributed fixes for the game,” clarifying the replace could be primarily group sourced, par for the course with regards to TF2 updates. The Team Fortress 2 group are doing the heavy lifting with regards to thrilling additions to the hero shooter – if these Titanfall 2 parkour mods are any indication – and so they’ll probably proceed when this replace drops in the summertime.
Valve don’t normally make bulletins of this type for his or her seasonal Halloween and Christmas updates, and gamers have been starved for brand spanking new updates – except for ones that struggle exploits – so pleasure from TF2 followers was inevitable. A latest TF2 asset leak did reveal dozens of unused maps, new modes, mechs, and… witches? So, perhaps Valve will circle again and use a few of these concepts sooner or later, though I wouldn’t maintain my breath for too lengthy.
At least expectations are in test now, however when you’re feeling down in regards to the state of Team Fortress 2, I’d advocate this video of the voice solid parodying ABBA’s Mamma Mia – it’s healthful eyebleach, however I assume it’s arduous to mess up an ABBA traditional anyway.
For now, Steam Workshop creators have till May 1st to enter their submissions and probably be included within the “holiday-sized” summer season replace. Team Fortress 2 is at present a free-to-play obtain on Steam.