Alright, so what does this actually mean? Well, it appears that if you don't mind not having a few extras, you can play TF2 on PC and Mac for free - no buying of the game required. These "extras" are the following-Valve Press Release said:Valve, creators of bestselling game franchises (such as Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), announced today that after four years and over 200 updates, its popular and critically-acclaimed online action game Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is now Free To Play (F2P).
The F2P announcement comes as part of the "Über Update". Released today, it is the largest content pack delivered to TF2 since it shipped in 2007.
- Limited to 50 backpack slots
- Standard item drops only
- Limited crafting blueprints
- Can only receive items through trading
- Can only receive gifts
So yeah, TF2. F2P. Now you don't have an excuse not to try it out.