Team Fortress 2 has now paid out $10 million to item creators and contributors

Team Fortress 2

By on June 13, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Since the move to free-to-play, Team Fortress 2 has been moving from strength to strength — and they’ve now announced that over $10 million has been paid out to various item creators, map makers, and community contributors from around the world.

The staggering figure includes $250,000 paid out to the 60 creators of the items and maps in the entirely community-made Robotic Boogaloo Update from late last month.

Valve have announced that they’ve now improved the item submission tool, and any items submitted through it will be automatically checked against a set of standard to help ensure your item will meet their demands. Hit up the TF2 blog for more info.

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And the chances of new creators even getting something in over current people? None.


trixxter: Why do you say so?

Why would you say that? I don’t play TF2 myself, but the DOTA2 cosmetics work the same way, and the top sellers each week are the new items in the store. If anything, once someone has created a new item, he can only rely on that revenue for a few weeks, after which it fades from people’s memories… the market is always wide open every week for new creators making new items.


Damn that is a fair chunk of revenue for a free to play game.


Its a great business model, I’m super glad it worked out for them.

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