Team Fortress 2 Gets An Unexpected Next-Gen Update After 17 Years

Finally, 64-bit support.

Story Highlights

  • The new Team Fortress 2 April 18 patch brings a demanded next-gen addition.
  • 64-bit support was added for clients and servers to boost game performance.
  • False malware detection and crashing bugs were also fixed in the small patch.

Valve’s Team Fortress 2 has arguably received its most prominent update in recent years. The April 18 patch adds highly-requested 64-bit support, which should improve performance by a long shot. It remains unclear why the devs took so long to add it, but fans have welcomed the support with open arms. The game’s frames per second count will likely increase noticeably for all the PC players using 64-bit systems.

The new Team Fortress 2 update is said to improve the game performance significantly.
The new Team Fortress 2 update is said to significantly improve the game’s performance.

The rest of the update caters to general bugs and crash fixes to make the gameplay a smoother experience for all players. An exploit was also patched that should stop crashes because of uploading invalid custom decals.

Team Fortress 2 Has Endured Adversities To Come Out On Top

Valve’s Magnum Opus has enjoyed a long lifespan, but not without hurdles. There have been many situations where players had to band together to protest growing cheating and bot scandals. The peaceful collaborations between content creators and players have paid off, as the game fights the bot situation. But it remains a fun experience for all sorts of players.

Team Fortress 2 has stood the test of time and grown in popularity over the years compared to many of its competitors | Image Source: Steam
Team Fortress 2 has stood the test of time and grown in popularity over the years compared to many of its competitors | Image Source: Steam

The FPS still boasts a commendable player count in recent months. It gathered over 250,000 players after the Summer 2023 update, featuring a bundle of maps, general fixes, and much more. It encouraged many old players to return amidst the flood of new ones.


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Team Fortress 2 has enjoyed nearly two decades of popularity since its release on October 10, 2007, for PC and Xbox 360, followed by a December 2007 launch for PlayStation 3. It still boasts a welcoming and active community that should help you gather hours of undisputed fun gameplay.

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