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.