Team Fortress gets 15th birthday celebrations

Thursday, 25th August 2011 01:26 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Team Fortress, one of the most popular class-based squad shooters ever, is 15 years old.

According to the Team Fortress Blog, anybody who plays Team Fortress 2 on its birthday will receive:

  • A free party hat!
  • A free noisemaker that will have unlimited uses on Team Fortress’s birthday and can only be used each year on that day!
  • Free cake and gifts (in the form of remodeled health kits and ammo packs)!

Additionally, some birthday features from previous years will be making a return – the Team Fortress Birthday Beach Ball and the Celebration Gib. That last one involves exploding into confetti which is alright by us.

It’s not entirely clear when the 24 hour celebratory period began, but the post is dated August 24, meaning you’ll likely have until the shine has worn of August 25 a bit in Valve’s home town of Bellevue Washington.

Team Fortress 2 was recently converted to free-to-play, and is available on both Mac and PC (as well as somewhat awfully on consoles), so you’ve probably run out of excuses not to find out why this lighthearted shooter has endured so well.

Thanks, 1UP.



  1. funkstar

    err, team fortress is 15 years old, not TF2. that’s just a bit silly really :)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Teabag

    Good to know that the great classic and I share, almost, the same birthday. Hail to TF2. One of the best MP shooter out there. Why it’s not as popular as COD is beyond me. Its just so much fun.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DSB

    Recently picked it back up, and it’s really the best teambased game I’ve played since BF2. Kinda makes you wonder how far Valve could take it if they made a new one today.

    @2 It was always ranked second or third after CoD, depending on the season, but after going free, it seems to be the most played shooter on PC. It was never really unpopular.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. deadstoned

    Looking at all of this Age of Empires Online advertisement on the site. Kinda makes me want their HATS!

    #4 3 years ago

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