has word that the Team Fortress 2
update that adds the new
Gold Rush map is now automatically available via Steam
and that Valve is
kicking off a Team Fortress 2
The Team Fortress 2:
Gold Rush Update is now
available, free to owners of Team Fortress 2 via Steam. The Gold Rush Update
introduces the new Gold Rush map and Payload gameplay style, the first set of
unlockable weapons, and a new set of achievements for the Medic.
In other TF2 news, a worldwide Team
Fortress 2 Free Weekend will begin Friday at noon PDT, and will include
access to the new content released today in the TF2: Gold Rush Update. Using the
functionality made available through Steam and Steamworks, all of the files
needed to join the Free Weekend are available for pre-loading now.
The Free Weekend is open to players around the world, and there is no obligation
to purchase to participate; all that is needed is a Steam account to join.
To start pre-loading everything you need to play on Friday and learn more about
Team Fortress 2, please visit