Team Fortress 2 receives massive player surge after new update

Team Fortress 2 has released a new spooky theme with its recent update – Scream Fortress 12. After thirteen years since it was first launched, the game still gets incredible traffic from fans.

While Scream Fortress 12 is not really an exclusive event, players from across the world were still hyped with the new update. Team Fortress 2 recently got its biggest concurrent player record ever since it was first launched in 2007. The new update is proof that the game can still provide exciting content that fans love to play again and again.

Scream Fortress new content

Team Fortress 2 is one of the games that fans keep visiting back when they have nothing else new to play. Similar to Runescape, no fan stops playing the game but only hibernate. Now, fans are rushing back to Team Fortress 2 to check out the new update.

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Scream Fortress 12 is actually not a big event but during these days, any Team Fortress update is monumental. The new event adds four new community maps, improvements to localization files, and the Wicked Windfall case.

Some of the new community maps added include Moldergrove and Megalo maps for King of the Hill mode and Payload mode maps such as Bloodwater and Hassle Castle. Players will also be able to receive rewards like Halloween hats, effects, taunts, and war paints.

Once players log in to the game, they will immediately receive a Soul Gargoyle. There will be new contracts available that players can bring in the community maps too.

Along with the Halloween update, new Manpower content will also be added to the game. It contains a new map and a few gameplay tweaks to the game mode which is something significant for loyal fans of the game.

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New concurrent player record

Team Fortress 2 had a constant decrease in players over the previous years. But now, the new Halloween event called back fans and newcomers alike. A recent report shows that the game previously recorded its biggest concurrent player count of all time with more than 130,000 players logged in at the same time. The milestone happened just a few hours after the new update and event were released.

While it’s hard to think that all of them are human, some of them are actually bots. Finding bots in Team Fortress 2 is not something new since the developers have been dealing with them for a long time now.

Since April, the game has been plagued with bots promoting racial criticism. The developers had to step in and update the game to stop the bots but it wasn’t enough to totally avoid them. Farmer bots can still be seen in the game to finish quests, get crates and sell hats for 3 cents.

The Halloween update was just released yesterday so the developers still have a lot of time to stop these bots. Even then, Team Fortress 2 has a history of reoccurring bot problems which gave most fans a reason to stay out of the game for good.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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