While all three of these platforms retain the same codebase and any updates are released to both simultaneously, the version of the game on Xbox 360 platform is separate and does not receive frequent updates, due to restrictions imposed on game developers by Microsoft.To date, there have been only four patches to Team Fortress 2 on Xbox 360, compared to the 623 patches that have been released to Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux since 2007.Valve's Joe Ludwig ran a GDC session Wednesday that explained exactly how four years' worth of content updates, tweaks, and community engagement helped Valve transition Building large updates with additional content was key to maintaining player interest and expanding the player base."Although small updates to the game started immediately after launch, it wasn't until the medic update in 2008 that significantly changed revenue," Ludwig said.Take a scroll down memory lane at the many tweaks, fixes and epic improvements that have made TF2 the world's #1 war-themed hat simulator.Patches are updates to Team Fortress 2 that fix known bugs, glitches, or exploits within the game, and often add new features or balance changes to weapons, maps, or other game elements.
According to community member Jake "The Heartsman" Harold, a total of 51 people chipped in to create the new content, and the revenues from sales of the .49 Robo Crate Keys needed to access it are going to be shared by everyone involved.
"We have people who are using the Steam Workshop who are making 0,000 per year building items for other customers," he said, adding that "we know of other game developers making more money building content for the Workshop than what they get in their day job." If you want to see what the community has been up to for yourself, the update to the free-to-play game is available now for Windows, OS X, and Linux.
has now received an update for Halloween featuring a myriad of new items, taunts, and maps.
Major updates are patches that add new weapons, game modes, or maps.
Previously, major updates had centered around one or two particular classes and included new content released predominantly for that class.
The new Halloween update is Scream Fortress VIII, and like all prior Halloween celebrations it allows players to access all of the Halloween-specific additions or events that were released in prior updates, like facing off against the Horseless Headless Horsemann and casting magic spells.