Team Fortress 2 now first Valve game with “Overwhelmingly Negative” reviews on Steam

The community is fed up.

Team Fortress 2 has been review-bombed on Steam by the game's community and now has over 100,000+ negative reviews on the platform. This makes the nearly two decades old shooter the first Valve title to receive an ''overwhelmingly negative'' score on its own platform.

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The game is one of the most played on Steam even 17 years after its release. But, it has been plagued with a ''bot problem'' for quite some time now which makes it completely unplayable according to some players. Cheating aimbots have become increasingly common in the TF2 game servers with no means to stop them, ruining the experience for the majority of genuine players. The fact that the issue has become so severe has compelled the Tf2 community to take action.

The surge of negative reviews of Team Fortress 2 on Steam.
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The past four days have brought in over 25,000 negative reviews on Steam, the majority of which are from users with hundreds of hours in the game berating Valve and urging them to fix the game's bot problem. According to one recent reviewer who has over 600 hours on TF2, the game has been ''overrun with people willing to doxx, DDOS, and SWAT anyone who takes action against the problem''.

An online campaign with the hashtags #FixTF2 and #SaveTF2 was created by the community, and a website has been created to raise awareness of the game's issues. The website mentions that the bot problem has been rampant for the last five years and Valve hasn't done anything to fix it, despite being aware of the issue two years ago. But, instead of fixing the issue they moved on to other ventures. The website also has put forward a petition to fix the game which has now amassed over 200,000 signatures after the campaign started.

Valve has yet to acknowledge the negative reviews of TF2 and it's unclear if they ever will seeing they have been aware of the bot problem for quite some time. Still, the recent online campaign and petition might make the developer issue a response to the community regarding the problems.

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