The Team Fortress 2 Classic Mod is finally live! This eagerly awaited news comes as the final announcement in The Death & Taxes Update.
The last day! Day 4 of the Death & Taxes Update, the official release of Team Fortress 2 Classic, is now live!
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The Death & Taxes update
The Death & Taxes update consisted of four days with updates and newly released game modes that led to the release of TF2 Classic.
The VIP mode was released on day 1. This is an exciting new mode where the BLU team escorts a civilian to the bottom of the map to win. BLU has to protect them, while RED’s job is to assassinate the VIP in every possible way. This mode also includes brand new maps called Harbor, Trainyard and Mineside.
Day 2 released details on the old stock weapons you will see. These include familiar faces such as the Nailgun, RPG, Tranquilizer Gun and the Dynamite Pack. The brand new weapons include the Hunting Revolver, Mind Layer, The Shock Therapy Taser and the Coilgun. We can’t wait to play around with some of them!
Day 3 released Domination mode, which allows teams to fight for checkpoints. Domination offers two new teams for those who are tired of the old RED and BLU. Instead, they can act as either Global Radio Network (GRN) or Yard Logistics Workers (YLW). There are also two brand new places to explore.
Day 4 announced some additional things like six returning weapons, medals for (almost) everyone, improved bots and achievements.
All in all, it was an exciting start to the TF2 Classic release.
What is Team Fortress 2 Classic?
Team Fortress 2 Classic is a reinterpretation of the “Classic Era” of Team Fortress 2 in the years 2008-2009. This retro tribute to TF2 will include old features that were originally discarded, as well as new content, including “new weapons and game modes”.
The Team Fortress 2 Classic Mod was completely developed by Team Eminoma. It was first announced in 2015. However, it took four years without updates, so some had assumed it was a discarded project. Instead, this time was spent fixing some of TF2’s discarded features and developing new content.
The new version of TF2 is now available for download, including the two new game modes VIP and Domination. There are lots of new and old maps to discover as well as some shiny new weapons to play with.
According to the TF2 Classic 2 blog post published by the Mod team, more game modes will be added in the future. So we can look forward to some ongoing content in the future.
Team Fortress 2 Classic can be downloaded here. Are you going to try the TF2 Classic Mod? Let us know what you think in the comments.