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Team Fortress 2 adding brand new cooperative mode

Today Valve announced that after five years on the market, Team Fortress 2 will be receiving a completely free new update that will add a cooperative mode. 

The new mode is called Mann vs Machine, and pits The Team (human players) versus a squad of robots that highly resemble The Team. Up to six players will join forces to thwart the machines as they try to plant a bomb in Mann Co. You can check out the introduction trailer below.

It's quickly becoming apparent that Team Fortress 2 will never die. At this point it seems likely that it will have one of the longest shelf lives since StarCraft: Brood War and Quake 3. We're also intrigued by Valve's support for the game this long into its life span. It seems like the F2P approach must be working out for them.

16 comments

  • Divine Paladin - August 14, 2012 4:12 p.m.

    I have a feeling that this WAS going to be something that they put into Team Fortress 3, but...well...Gaben doesn't like 3.
  • tichtat - August 14, 2012 3:06 p.m.

    Oh HELLS yes...
  • blackbeltbap15 - August 14, 2012 8:37 a.m.

    i think sniper at least is a usable class, because on tf2 website there are 2 enemies based on the sniper, one that has a bow and another with a sniper, and i dont see no proof that only one person can use a class and that all classes arent usable, although spy would sort not work unless he gets something special added to his weapon loadout
  • jackthemenace - August 14, 2012 7:22 a.m.

    SO, are those the only six available classes, with one player as each? No Sniper, Pyro or Spy? I get no Spy, with there being no other 'team' to fool, being AI, and I can almost get the Sniper, in a way, but the Pyro seems like it'd be perfect, being an offensive class.
  • OohWiiUILookJustLikeBuddyHolly - August 14, 2012 5:44 a.m.

    So horde mode. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good game of TF2 every now and then, but this really isn't anything special. I'm sure fans will hail this as some amazing achievement of gaming though...
  • Scuffles - August 14, 2012 7:56 a.m.

    Personally when I saw that I was thinking more Left4Dead but to each their own. Either way TF2 isn't doing anything new but it is an interesting spin on an interesting IP.
  • asspills - August 17, 2012 9:44 a.m.

    No, they'll be applauding the fact that Valve is making an entire new game mode thats a natural extension of the team dynamic of the original game, years after most games would be retired by their makers, and releasing it for free. The first time I played TF2, my first thought was how great this would work as a co-op survival or a tower defense type game.
  • WizardZombie - August 14, 2012 5:43 a.m.

    It's not that surprising an announcement, seeing as there have been hints of it for 2 years.
  • NullG7 - August 14, 2012 1:17 a.m.

    They have outsmarted bullet Not enough Bullets... ... AHH! Solution IS More Bullets!?!
  • Omrikon - August 13, 2012 11:34 p.m.

    I am looking forward to this. Even amidst the weapon and hat fatigue that comes from playing this game for years, they keep adding and innovating. What's next? A co-op storyline? MMO mode? Party game mode a la TF2Ware? Looks like anything and everything is possible.
  • slimjim441 - August 14, 2012 1:37 a.m.

    ...Anything and everything that isn't Half-Life.
  • bigwill1221 - August 13, 2012 11:17 p.m.

    It's actually up to 6 players. ("You and five friends")
  • Andrew Groen - August 13, 2012 11:32 p.m.

    Thanks dude! Change has been made.
  • archnite - August 13, 2012 10:52 p.m.

    Mann, everytime I think I can put TF down to play something else new content to pull me back in.
  • ThatGamerDude - August 13, 2012 10:13 p.m.

    Oh the fun that will come with this...

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