After over a year of building excitement, Team Fortress 2 received its official matchmaking update last Friday. It hit alongside a community-focused Pyro vs. Heavy metagame, a large change to quickplay servers , and a patch which rebalanced weapons for 6v6. While the quickplay and balance changes have equally enraged and disappointed, matchmaking mode is a great way for casual players to hop in and try competitive TF2 straight from the main menu. Ranking up is exclusively based on your wins and losses, with a hidden ELO deciding who you get matched against.
Competitive Matchmaking Pass
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Ever since the first apes climbed out of the trees, there were apes who did it faster. Some apes just fell out of the tree. It's a sad fact that all apes are not created equal. Presenting our newest tree-climbing-down simulator, matchmaking. Play alone or with your friends against players of similar skill levels. Climb out of that tree at your own speed, confident that the apes around you aren't beating you to the bananas. Which technically grow IN trees, but maybe the ripest ones probably fall to the ground?
Team Fortress 2
Well, it's been a tight race, everybody. Five weeks of ballistic trauma and charred corpses later, we've crowned our glorious king of war: All hail the PYRO. Congrats to Team Pyro!
Q: What is Competitive Mode? A: Some of you TF2 lifers are as seasoned as vets get. You've stomped millions of pub players into the dirt. You've trick-stabbed, no-scoped and top-fragged through every map we've shipped and the thousands we haven't.