The Tech Herald

Valves removes gameplay charges from Team Fortress 2

by Steven Mostyn - Jun 24 2011, 17:27

Free. Well, almost. Image: Valve Corp.

Following on from yesterday’s news that Valve Corporation may embrace the upcoming Wii U and finally bring its creations to Nintendo hardware, the renowned videogame studio has now made one of its top properties free to play.

Specifically, Washington-based Valve has slapped a free-to-play sign on its acclaimed shooter Team Fortress 2, which initially made a splash some four years ago alongside flagship bundle Half-Life 2: The Orange Box.

Of course, there’s really no such thing as ‘free’ in this world, and, while basic access to the game comes without charge, the expansion of gameplay by adding unique equipment and character kits remains attached to online micro-transactions.

Those new to the game need not fear their own lack of experience, thanks to the inclusion of training and offline modes that allow for the honing of skills before taking the action to real-world adversaries.

Some of the game modes available in Team Fortress 2 include Capture the Flag, Control Point, Payload, Arena, and King of the Hill.

Team Fortress 2 is now open for anyone and everyone using Valve’s popular Steam service via either a PC or Mac computer. Console versions of the game are not included.

Around the Web

Comment on this Story

comments powered by Disqus

From Autosaur.com

NBA All-Star LeBron James Teams with Kia

NBA All-Star LeBron James has signed a deal with Kia to be the company’s first luxury ambass...

Classic Car Buying Guide: Hillman Super Minx

What to look for when buying a Classic Car: We use The Hillman Super Minx as an example What...

A Guy Let His Wife Loose With A Sharpie On His Car. What She Did Will Blow Your Mind.

This guy let his wife loose with a sharpie on his Nissan Skyline R33 GTR — and the result is...

2015 Nissan Armada Prices

Nissan has released pricing details for the 2015 Nissan Armada in the US. The 2015 Nissan Ar...

Aquaplaning Danger Highlighted in Video

This UK video highlights the dangers of aquaplaning. When you drive your car over some sitti...