Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 or should I say Scream Fortress 2 is back and better than ever. Valve introduced us to this gem of a game almost 15 years ago. It’s has had a massive player base pretty much consistently through the years. All of the new game modes, weapons, taunts, and cosmetics have kept the game fresh. Updates came often and were packed with new content.

The game almost died

Then a couple years ago they stopped. It got bad. Everyone thought they had abandoned the game. Just search, “Is Team Fortress 2 dead”, and you will see what I mean. Hackers took over every server, leaving the game pretty much unplayable. As soon as you step out of spawn you were sniped. People screamed for Valve to fix their game. But all we got was crickets.

Then in mid summer 2022 they rolled out an update out of nowhere. Giving players better control to kick out the hackers and bots. Within a month the servers were full again. I’ve started playing again pretty frequently these last few months. But I totally forgot about October. It gets better.

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Scream Fortress 2022

Scream Fortress 2022

Halloween takes over the game every October. This year we have 11 maps to play with so far. They are the same ones we had before. On October 5th we will get the official update. There is suppose to be a lot of new contracts, some new cosmetics, & fingers crossed, some new maps. Below is a video from Great Blue that ranks the existing Halloween maps. It’s a pretty good watch if you like the game.

Team Fortress is still relevant

15 years after its release, the game is relevant again. Many people had given up on Valve ever fixing the hacking problems and had moved on from the game. Well if you were one of those people, it’s safe to come back. Hackers get kicked very quickly and I’m seeing fewer and fewer of them at all.

I’ve been playing the game since around 2015 and I suck badly. But I love the comedic aspect of the game. I don’t even like shooter games, if you’ve seen some of my other game posts, I like building games. Such as Timberborn or Satisfactory. But this game has kept my attention for many years. I mean who doesn’t love the pyros gas blast taunt.

So if you like shooting games and you like Halloween, you need to check out Team Fortress 2 or come back to the game if you’ve played it before. I’ll be waiting to M1 your ass. Yeah I’m terrible, but I have a blast anyways. You have no excuse, the game is free to play. So check it out on Steam. If we keep those servers full, maybe Valve will realize this game is worth keeping alive for years to come. If you would like to join me add me as a friend on Steam.