Team Fortress 2 Updates to 64 bit after 17-Years

Aneesh K.
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After 17 years of launch an old Competitive First-person shooter Team fortress 2 updates to 64 bit by Publisher Valve.

Major Impacts of Team Fortress 2 Updates to 64 bit

Team Fortress 2 was launched in 2007  for both PC and Console, In no time it became Steam’s one of the most popular games to ever exist.

Additionally, it is the 16th most-played game on Valve with over 50,000 concurrent Players. This is commendable because that’s more than the likes of Monster Hunter: World, Call of Duty, and Football Manager.

Team Fortress 2 Update Patch Notes April 18

The major changes include:

  • Added 64-bit support for Windows/Linux client and server
    • Should include performance improvements for most users
    • Bugs can be reported here:
  • Fixed an exploit related to uploading invalid custom decals that would crash other clients

Team Fortress 2 players were eagerly waiting for this update which brought Team Fortress 2 back to the limelight. The fans have been calling for this update for years, Through this update Team Fortress 2’s frames-per-second (FPS) count is increased by approximately 20% resulting in a smoother experience.

Although the Team Fortress 2 update is welcome, it hasn’t done anything to ease player complaints that Valve has to address the bot problem, which is the game’s biggest problem. Despite a community-wide campaign to increase awareness of the problem, Team Fortress 2’s bot problem has persisted for years with little signs of progress.

Team Fortress 2 Updates to 64-bit after 17-Years
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Reason Behind the Fall of Team Fortress 2

Despite Team Fortress 2’s success Valve always neglected the game because of their other projects such as Dota 2. On top of it, Team Fortress Source 2 and Portal 64 like fan projects were shut down by the publisher itself.

The team at one point had more than 20 volunteers helping to port assets from the base game and rebuild Team Fortress 2 mechanics.

Because of these actions, Team Fortress 2 is now a 17-year-old game that largely runs over the bot players.

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