Team Fortress turns 15!

It looks like we’ve all been too busy uber-ing heavies and backstabbing engineers to notice that the franchise we all enjoy has turned 15 today.  That’s right, Team Fortress hit the big one five, and Valve is all too eager to get the celebration started.  So, for the next 24 hours, anyone who signs into Team Fortress 2 will recieve:

  • 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)!

Valve is also bringing back some sorely missed items from birthdays of yesteryear, including:

  • The Team Fortress Birthday Beach Ball!
  • The Celebration Gib, which causes gibbed players to explode in a shower of balloons and confetti!

Whether you hate it, or love it, you have to give Valve props.  Team Fortress and it’s unique sequel have thrived for years, and are constantly injected with major content thanks to Valve’s laborious developers.  Here’s looking to another 15!

15 years of Team Fortress