Team Fortress 2 Hits New Player Record After Big Update

Team Fortress 2 Hits New Player Record After Big Update

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Staff Fortress 2 received a giant content material replace yesterday, July 12, and it’s received gamers flocking to the hero shooter in such numbers {that a} new concurrent participant report has simply been set for the sport, 16 years after it first launched.

The Summer time 2023 replace consists of 14 new group maps, in addition to a brand new batch of taunts and cosmetics. All of that is on high of some bug fixes and updates for server stability. The Summer time occasion will run till September 15. The total patch notes are as follows:

Summer time 2023

  • That includes 14 new group maps: Sharkbay, Rotunda, Phoenix, Cashworks, Venice, Reckoner, Sulfur, Hardwood, Pelican Peak, Selbyen, VSH Tiny Rock, VSH Distillery, VSH Skirmish, and VSH Nucleus
  • Added the Summer time 2023 Beauty Case
  • Comprises 25 new community-contributed objects
  • Added 6 new community-contributed taunts to the Mann Co. Retailer
  • Taunt: Killer Joke
  • Taunt: Star-Spangled Technique
  • Taunt: The Head Physician
  • Taunt: Tuefort Tango
  • Taunt: The Street Rager
  • Taunt: The Killer Signature
  • Added 20 new community-created Uncommon results
  • 12 new results for Uncommon hats
  • 8 new results for Uncommon taunts
  • Added the Summer time 2023 Battle Paint Case
  • Comprises 10 new community-created Battle Paints that make-up the Summer time 2023 Assortment
  • Has an opportunity to offer a taunt Unusualifier as a bonus merchandise
  • All beauty and taunt instances will grant Summer time 2023 Uncommon results as an alternative of their regular Uncommon results in the course of the Summer time occasion. This doesn’t embrace crates.
  • The Summer time occasion runs by way of September fifteenth, 2023
  • Common
  • Safety and stability enhancements
  • Fastened the Mann vs. Machine improve panel closing after receiving a matchmaking celebration invite
  • Fastened an exploit associated to the ConTracker and with the ability to transfer/shoot whereas it’s deployed
  • Fastened the Unusual Rely Switch Instrument not with the ability to switch stats for Sandvich objects
  • Fastened the Engineer not with the ability to transfer for a brief time period after doing The Excessive 5 taunt
  • Fastened lacking No Headphones fashion for the Common Translator
  • Fastened Engineer teleporter audio that was referencing the dispenser by mistake in Spanish
  • Fastened incorrect alpha channels for the Smissmas 2021/2022 Beauty Case fashions
  • Fastened the Winter 2019 Battle Paint Case not being proven within the Mann Co. Retailer
  • Up to date/Added some event medals
  • Up to date pl_enclosure_final to repair localization points
  • Up to date cp_gravelpit_snowy
  • Boosted quantity of snowman explosions
  • Added occluders to C to enhance efficiency
  • Improved clipping
  • Up to date cp_steel
  • Prop collision cleanup and improved participant clipping
  • Explosive splash bug collisions on stairs, props, and so forth., across the map
  • Spawn level points (collision, prop blocking, clipping, and so forth.)
  • Repair Pyro door exploit on A
  • Repair choke and spam points into Blu & Crimson spawns
  • Repair Pixel stroll collision points
  • Fixing ceiling clipping and caught spots together with exploits
  • Clear up geometry in spawns, the spawn areas and their exits
  • Repair roof readability points, with sticky and rocket leaping
  • Repair uncommon double loss of life bug when falling into pit
  • Repair Cliff caught spots and ledges in E pit
  • Eliminated head glitch tele spawn on A-B connector
  • Repair uncommon extra time cap bug
  • Repair Crimson workforce getting caught in spawn door to A
  • Up to date cp_mossrock
  • Fastened quite a few perch factors
  • Fastened gamers with the ability to get beneath Blu spawn
  • Fastened a location the place a teleporter might be construct out of the map
  • Fastened collision on rock close to remaining level so it’s extra correct to the visuals
  • Fastened plenty of small visible bugs
  • Fastened some small exploits
  • Improved optimisation

Whether or not it’s the brand new maps or the brand new hats, Staff Fortress 2 gamers are swarming to the sport proper now, because the shooter simply hit a brand new peak participant quantity on Steam within the wake of the replace. Prior to now 24 hours, the sport reached 253,997 gamers on the platform. Staff Fortress 2 launched in 2007 and nonetheless has a devoted group enjoying it, even when there was a little bit of a tug-of-war between them and Valve to see the sport supported in recent times. Although Staff Fortress is taken into account a precursor to the hero shooter craze and video games like Overwatch, clearly the sport nonetheless has legs, even because the shooter style grows increasingly more crowded with every passing yr.

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