Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2

Platform(s)
PC

Genre(s)
Action | First-Person Shooter

The long-awaited sequel to the class-based first-person shooter Team Fortress Classic sports a unique cartoony visual style, more accessible gameplay, and a very large amount of updates and new features since its original release.

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Free To Play
No up-front purchase required to begin playing

Horse Armor
Minor DLC with no randomization involved. New items, equipment, abilities, etc.

It's Not Gambling, We Swear
Loot boxes with randomized contents, buyable with real money

Infinite Money Hole
No upper limit on in-game purchases

Changing The Game
Content with gameplay-altering effects, buyable with real money

Detailed Info

Valve's famous goofy multiplayer shooter launched in 2007. In April 2010, a "random drop" system appeared to disperse various cosmetics and weapons to players. September of that year introduced for-actual-money microtransactions and loot boxes to the game in the form of the "Mann Co. Crate". In 2011, the game switched to being entirely free-to-play.

Cosmetic Items and unlock-able alternate weapons can be bought in the store, obtained through loot boxes, or obtained at a low rate via play. A system exists to create weapons out of duplicates, but it's very inefficient. Most items can be freely traded between players, so many third-party markets exist for in-game items. A small selection of specific weapons are given to players when they get certain Steam Achievements for the game.

Unlockable weapons are generally designed to be side-grades, not upgrades, with most stock weapons generally being considered the most versatile overall.

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