Team Fortress 2 Just Hit Over 150k Active Players For The First Time On Steam
On Friday, over 151k gamers (and let’s be honest, probably some bots too) have been all taking part in Team Fortress 2 on the identical time. This is the primary time within the historical past of the sport that so many concurrent customers have been taking part in TF2 because the sport launched again in 2007.
Based on stats found on SteamDB and shared by the site’s creator on Twitter, at round 3:30 pm est on June 25 a peak of 151, 253 gamers occurred. For a couple of hours earlier than and after the variety of gamers hovered round 150k. Pretty spectacular for a sport that’s practically 14 years previous.
Of course, if you realize something about Team Fortress 2, you would possibly already be stating how most of those are bots. Valve and TF’s participant base have lengthy fought off bots and tried to play the sport regardless of all of them. However, over on the official TF2 subreddit, many identified that only some thousand of those gamers have been probably bots. That’s as a consequence of current updates from Valve which have seemed to chop down on the bot inhabitants. Valve’s efforts haven’t been foolproof, you possibly can simply discover servers crammed with bots, however many gamers famous a lower in bots because the replace.
As for why the sudden spike, it seems to be a results of many gamers returning to the sport after the June 24 update, which added some minor cosmetics and made modifications in an effort to deliver down the bots. Folks have been in all probability curious to see if the bots have been gone, what modifications had been made, and if individuals have been nonetheless taking part in the traditional team-based shooter.
Team Fortress 2 famously went free to play in 2011, which helped the sport hit round 98k lively gamers, a document on the time. Since then TF2 has continued, whilst the sport and its gamers have put up with racist bots spamming chat.