Team Fortress 2 beta starts today

Last week, Valve Software has started the preorder for the Orange Box on Steam, letting gamers buy 5 games – Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2:Episode Two, Team Fortress 2 and Portal – for around $44.95. More importantly (for this website at least), preorders of the Orange Box would also allow players to pre-load Team Fortress 2 earlier, participating on a beta release cycle set to start later today at an unknown time.

Of course, a beta release so later – the game is set for a release early next month – is more of a demo than anything, meant more for gameplay tweaking and the correction of small bugs than a full-fledged beta test. From the little I’ve seen online, people are already on an uproar about the long-awaited game; let’s see how well its online presence develops over the week…

2 Responses to “Team Fortress 2 beta starts today”

  1. Joost Schuur Says:

    TF2 stats right now under HL2 as ‘tf’:

  2. Zeh Says:

    Hey Joost, thanks a lot for the heads up. I was really wondering, I hadn’t seen the numbers there when I checked earlier.

    I can see a lot of people playing already, as it’s already with just about the same presence as DoD:S. This will be interesting…

This website gathers data for various First Person Shooter games for PCs, and then build graphics with those numbers. This brings no answers, just questions. Where do we go from here?