If you often find yourself yearning for a simpler era of online multiplayer games, before Overwatch, or Fortnite, or any kind of battle royale, Team Fortress 2 Classic may be for you. As picked up by VG24/7, the Death and Taxes update on the classic mod is now live, marking TF2 Classic’s official release.
Although Valve still supports and occasionally updates Team Fortress 2 over a decade after it was originally released, many players feel the live game doesn’t reflect the version they played in its heyday in the years after release.
“Team Fortress 2 Classic is a re-imagining of the 2008-2009 era of the original Team Fortress 2, [which we] consider the “Classic Era”, featuring old features that were scrapped and worked upon, or new content such as new weapons and gamemodes,” the mod’s website explains. Despite being a huge undertaking, the TF2 Classic mod is entirely fan-made by team Eminoma.
TF2 Classic has been around since 2015, though it went around four years without any public updates. Most of the time leading up to the big new Death and Taxes update has been dedicated to fixing up some of TF2’s scrapped game features, as well as developing its own original game modes from scratch.
You can play the shiny new version of TF2 classic now, including new game modes VIP and Domination, as well as a whole lot of maps both new and old. Team Fortress 2 Classic is available to download here.
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