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Valve Acknowledges Group Fortress 2 Gamers’ Grievances

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Valve has lastly acknowledged the grievances of Group Fortress 2’s gamers.

Group Fortress 2 was launched in October 2007, and Valve made the game complimentary to play in June 2011, so it may be unexpected to discover that people are still playing the game at all. However information from Steam Charts shows(Opens in a brand-new window) that Group Fortress 2 still has 10s of countless concurrent gamers. The issue is that not all of those gamers are living, breathing people being in front of a screen.

Group Fortress 2 has a botting issue bad enough that its Wikipedia page(Opens in a brand-new window) has actually been upgraded to mention “a spike in activity for these bot accounts” that have actually been “forcibly crashing servers, spamming copypastas in the text chats of matches, assuming other players’ usernames,” and utilizing aimbots to instantly headshot real gamers as quickly as they generate in to a match.

Gamers declare that grievances about this issue have actually fallen on deaf ears, so on Might 24, a group of Group Fortress 2 content developers revealed(Opens in a brand-new window) their prepare for “a peaceful TF2 protest.”

A poster-style banner for the #SaveTF2 protest against the state of the game


That sufficed to get Valve’s attention. The business tweeted the following on Might 26:

Valve hasn’t discussed how precisely it prepares to deal with the Group Fortress 2 neighborhood’s issues, nevertheless, so it’s uncertain how reliable the #SaveTF2 demonstration in fact was. Triggering real modification for an almost 15-year-old game would be a notable accomplishment; triggering somebody at Valve to send out a single tweet would be a disappointment for the game’s staying gamers.

Valve didn’t instantly react to an ask for remark.

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