Mann vs. Machine co-op mode comes to Team Fortress 2

— 1:42 PM on August 14, 2012

Team Fortress 2 is the game that keeps giving. Valve's class-based multiplayer hit has received a steady stream of updates since being released nearly five years ago. Last year, the game became free to play for anyone with a Steam account. Tomorrow, it gets a new cooperative gameplay mode dubbed Mann vs. Machine. Check out the official trailer:

Up to six players will be able to take on The Gray Horde, a robot army whose soldiers bear more than a passing resemblance to TF2's characters. In addition to mowing down those enemies, players will have to stop bomb-carrying robots and contend with sentry busters, which look like kamikaze mines with legs. The most interesting element could be the giant-sized robots teased at the end of the video and described briefly on the Mann vs. Machine site.

Valve has also added a new map, Mannworks, and it looks like there are plans for even more content in the co-op realm. In case you're wondering how this all fits into the greater Team Fortress 2 universe, there are a couple of comics that help set the stage.

Commenters will no doubt chime in that Valve should concentrating on finishing Episode 3 instead of expanding TF2, but those things aren't mutually exclusive. Maybe we'll get a sense of what's coming on the Half-Life front at Gamescom later this week. Thanks to Rock, Paper, Shotgun for the tip.

Like what we're doing? Pay what you want to support TR and get nifty extra features.
Top contributors
1. BIF - $340 2. Ryu Connor - $250 3. mbutrovich - $250
4. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200 5. End User - $150 6. Captain Ned - $100
7. Anonymous Gerbil - $100 8. Bill Door - $100 9. ericfulmer - $100
10. dkanter - $100
Tip: You can use the A/Z keys to walk threads.
View options

This discussion is now closed.