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TF2, Dota 2 creators have earned an average of $15,000 each

Friday, 17th January 2014 05:52 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Remember how Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 item creators had earned over $10 million in royalties by June 2013? Turns out that figure was generated by a surprisingly small number of creators.

In a slide shown at the Steam Developer Days event and posted by The Verge, Valve revealed that the $10,219,716 in UGC earnings recorded in 2013 was split between just 661 creators, for an average of $15,455 each.

That’s some serious cash for designing optional add-ons for a free-to-play game.

A few other interesting snippets regarding Valve’s user-generated content emerged from the event thanks to a couple of tweets. There are 500 million items in Team Fortress 2, of which more than 90% are user-generated. 17 million account holders own items, and have performed 4 billion actions on them.

Thanks, Destructoid. Twitter links: 1, 2

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2 Comments

  1. TheWulf

    That’s still a lot considering that they’re just selling items, honestly. I’d feel bad for them if they were putting together games, but modding really isn’t that difficult (and I speak from experience).

    #1 6 months ago
  2. DennoCoil

    Who the fuck buys this garbage?

    #2 6 months ago

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