Team Fortress 2’s latest update cracks down on idle players

Thursday, 18 July 2013 10:26 GMT By Dave Cook

Team Fortress 2’s latest game update will put a stop to players idling to rack up game time. Previously, idle players could simply turn the game on and walk away to earn play-time rewards. Valve has now blocked the practice.

Posted on the Team Fortress 2 blog, the update will pause item drops whenever a player idles and resumes once they become active once more.

The post makes clear Valve’s stance on idling players, “You will not be banned for just idling. You may be banned if you use external programs to circumvent idle detection.”

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