team-fortress-2-update-fixes-ancient-bugs-but-doesn’t-really-address-the-bot-problem

Valve simply dropped a small patch for Team Fortress 2, the primary update because it addressed the “Save TF2” marketing campaign that noticed followers making as a lot noise as attainable over the game’s ever-growing bot downside.

Does this patch straight deal with any of the bot points? Not precisely, but it surely does repair some very outdated bugs which were quietly simmering within the background. Some have been knocking round for nearly a decade, like laggy animations on Halloween bosses and skeletons. That needs to be all patched up now, plus exploits like utilizing cheats on safe servers and gamers having the ability to teleport again to spawn by altering loadouts whereas touching the enemy’s spawn gate.

The Spy’s additionally had a little bit of a cleanup, fixing a difficulty where he’d be holding his personal weapon whereas disguised as one other class. Dead Ringer has been fastened too and will now truly do a very good job of bamboozling individuals.

june_21st_2022_update_patch_notes_thoughts from r/tf2

While there isn’t any point out of particular patches to counter bots, a few modifications have followers hopeful that it will be simpler to cope with them. The voting system has had a refresh and now permits each groups to have a vote kick working concurrently. It ought to make kicking bots so much swifter, with the addition of a worldwide vote having the ability to run concurrently a kick vote. The potential to vary identify mid-match has already been eliminated, which some bots gave the impression to be utilizing to vary to the identical names as harmless gamers on the crew.

It appears bizarre for the primary patch to be fixing a bunch of old-ass bugs, however followers are hopeful that this can be a step in the fitting course in direction of main modifications. “We won a battle but not the war. We can’t be content with just another bandaid solution,” one Reddit person stated. Another stated that “most of these are QoL improvements that help get rid of the bots faster.” Whether it’s going to truly work is one other story however, for now, Valve appears pleased to hold the game’s fanbase on tenterhooks.