Valve is preparing to release a major update for Team Fortress 2 after years of neglect. The studio published a rare blog post on the official TF2 website this week (via Kotaku), asking the game’s community to submit new content to the Steam Workshop before May 1st.
“The last few Team Fortress summer events have only been item updates. But this year [Valve’s emphasis], we’re planning on shipping a full-on update-sized update – with items, maps, taunts, unusual effects, war paints and who knows what else?!” Valve said.
According to our count, Valve’s “as-yet-unnamed, un-themed, but still very exciting summer-situated (but not summer-themed)” update will be TF2’s first major content release since the company released the Jungle Inferno update in 2017 to commemorate the game’s 10-year anniversary.
Valve has released smaller updates since then, mostly to address the botting issue that rendered the game unplayable, but new content additions have been scarce.