Team Fortress 2 - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Updated item schema with community fixes from Andrés S. (rabscootle)
  • Updated/Added some tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated pl_bloodwater
    • Fixed a Minify spell exploit at point A
    • Removed the Horseless Headless Horsemann from the map
    • Updated the underworld to give a rare spell when escaping
Steam Blog - andrewl


Another month of Steam releases is in the books, so with this post we're excited to announce the Top Releases of September. As with past months, this list highlights the top 20 products released in September, measured by revenue generated during the first two weeks following release. We’re also showcasing the top 5 free-to-play products, measured by unique player count following release.

More fun with friends

Steam's Top Release lists are typically full of multiplayer games, but September's list stood out for the co-op variety in particular. With most of the games this month offering multiplayer support, 13 of them include co-op specific modes. Now more than ever, players appreciate the ability to connect with friends to share in their favorite games together. From jumping online for quick round of PES 2021 or Unrailed!, to assembling friends for a weekend-long gaming marathon with Marvel's Avengers, September's list features co-op experiences of all sizes and varieties. Perhaps the most essential co-op experience comes with September's runaway horror hit, Phasmophobia, where having a friend to share in the frightening experience is practically a necessity. If you and your friends are looking for more unique co-op experiences, check out September's full list below, along with the massive list of games in Steam's Co-op Hub.

Classic franchises

September’s list also includes several highly anticipated installments from fan-favorite franchises. With almost half of the games this month being sequels or remasters, it was fun to pause and look back at some of the originals. The innovative dynasty simulator Crusader Kings was ahead of its time in 2004, but if you ask us, the newest version is the best yet. Then there’s Spelunky, which launched in 2008, influencing an entire generation of roguelike platformers. And how could we forget Serious Sam, which first invaded LAN parties nearly two decades ago. Ok, now we feel old.

Early Access completed

We'd also like to congratulate the developers and communities of Hades, Squad and Unrailed!. All three of these games made their successful version 1.0 launches in September after plenty of hard work and updates throughout Early Access. Their development stories are unique, but the theme is the same: the Early Access model creates a mutually beneficial relationship between players ready to jump in-game and developers eager to get feedback. Look no further than these community hubs to see how the dedication from players and developers made these 1.0 releases truly something to be celebrated.

New developers

Finally, it wouldn't be a Top Release list without congratulating the teams that are releasing a product on Steam for the first time. We're happy to welcome these eight teams to Steam: Álvaro García (binarynonsense), Awe Interactive, BlitWorks, Indoor Astronaut, Kinetic Games, Kongregate, Inc., Lyrical Games & Rhino Games, Inc.

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September's Top Releases

Here's the list of September's top releases ordered by release date (we've organized this list on a sale page too):


Crusader Kings III
Paradox Development Studio (Sweden)


Craftopia
POCKET PAIR, Inc. (Japan)


Marvel's Avengers
Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal & Nixxes (USA, Canada & Netherlands)


NBA 2K21
Visual Concepts (USA)


Necromunda: Underhive Wars
Rogue Factor (Canada)


Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
KAIKO, Big Huge Games & 38 Studios (Germany, USA & USA)


BPM: BULLETS PER MINUTE
Awe Interactive (UK)


eFootball PES 2021
Konami Digital Entertainment (Japan)


Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos
Artefacts Studio (France)


Hades
Supergiant Games (USA)


Medieval Dynasty
Render Cube (Poland)


Phasmophobia
Kinetic Games (UK)


Squad
Offworld Industries (Canada)


Unrailed!
Indoor Astronaut (Switzerland)


Untitled Goose Game
House House (Australia)


Mafia: Definitive Edition
Hangar 13 (USA)


Serious Sam 4
Croteam (Croatia)


Port Royale 4
Gaming Minds (Germany)


Captain Tsubasa - Rise of New Champions
TAMSOFT CORPORATION (Japan)


Spelunky 2
Mossmouth & BlitWorks (USA & Spain)

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September's Top Free Releases


Here are the Top 5 free-to-play titles from September, ranked by total unique player count:


Surviv.io - 2D Battle Royale
Kongregate, Inc. (USA)


Mythgard
Rhino Games, Inc. (USA)


DPS IDLE
YDKR (Russia)


High Entropy: Challenges
Álvaro García (binarynonsense) (Spain)


Idle Expanse
Lyrical Games LLC (USA)

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If you're curious about previous months, here are more Top Release lists:

Client Update - Valve
A new Steam client has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

General
  • Fixed remote code exploit in Chromium Embedded Framework freetype library (CVE-2020-15999)


Remote Play Together
  • Fixed inviting more than one player to a game


Steam Input
  • Improved support for games using Windows raw input APIs
    Unity games using the Rewired plugin should upgrade to the latest release, version 1.1.36.1.


Linux
  • Fixed Proton 5.13 on systems that do not define XDG_RUNTIME_DIR (steam-runtime#284)

  • Fixed Proton 5.13 'Force Exit'

  • Fixed Proton 5.13 sub-dependencies download bug happening on first install

  • soldier runtime 0.20201022.0:

  • Fixed libtheora performance problem (misconfiguration)

  • libcapsule: fixed start failures caused by leftover NVIDIA driver pieces (steam-runtime#282 steam-runtime#275)

  • steam-runtime-tools: pick the correct DISPLAY and XAUTHORITY, fixes Gnome+Wayland and related problems (steam-runtime#283)

  • scout runtime 0.20201022.1

Left 4 Dead 2 - Valve
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead 2.

- Fixed a long-standing ragdoll crash, caused by stale bone data after toggling addons that override common infected models.
Left 4 Dead 2 - Valve
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead 2.

- Fixed a crash when decoding bones.
- Fixed a mesh error when drawing the crosshair with colorblind mode active.
- Fixed a double-add of the client shadow manager restore function.
- Fixed mode-only addons sometimes getting removed on map load.
- Fixed some military sniper activity names.
- Changed crowbar and pitchfork to slash damage only.
- "AllowFallenSurvivorItem" can be called outside of mutations.
- Talker and survival updates.
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam client has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

General
  • Fix videos failing to switch to fullscreen on Windows after a monitor connection/disconnection


macOS
  • Fix Steam overlay causing crash at startup of certain OpenGL games


SteamNetworkingSockets
  • Fixed bug causing SteamNetworkingMessages() to always return NULL

  • Fix bug causing some Windows laptops to fail to connect with certificate errors.

Kine - Valve
Kine is Now Available on Steam and is 34% off!*

A quirky 3D puzzle game about three musicians forming a band and trying to score their breakout hit.

*Offer ends October 26 at 10AM Pacific Time
Steam Blog - Christen
A three-day schedule of over 40 hours of Premiere streaming events is now announced on Steam, and slated to begin next Wednesday, October 21st at 10 am Pacific.

The first-ever Steam Digital Tabletop Fest, celebrating games that cross between physical and digital, will make its debut October 21st through 26th. Produced in collaboration with Auroch Digital, the event will feature virtual let’s plays, panels, talks and more streaming activities that explore the fusion between physical and digital games with legendary designers, upcoming studios, and you.

In celebration of the Fest, we’ll also be featuring a Digital Tabletop Sale including downloadable demos and discounts on hundreds of card, board, and tabletop-adjacent titles on Steam.

Join the free Fest and attend events such as:

Let's Play Wingspan with Designer Elizabeth Hargrave
Physical and digital teams unite
Wednesday, Oct 21 @ 10am Pacific


The Mars Games Panel
Join a conversation among experts in game design and Mars exploration
Wednesday, Oct 21 @ 5pm Pacific


An Interview with Sandy Petersen
Yes, that Sandy Petersen, designer of the Call of Cthulhu RPG, DOOM level designer, creator of Cthulhu Wars and many, many other titles.
Thursday, October 22 @ 2pm Pacific


Let’s Play Slay the Spire with Devs & Designers
Worlds collide as physical and digital game creators come together to Slay the Spire
Thursday, Oct 22 @ 3pm Pacific

Join us for these events and more, Wednesday through Friday, with the Digital Tabletop sale extending on 'til Monday, October 26th at 10am Pacific.

Check out the full Schedule of Digital Tabletop Fest Events, featuring reminders to join your favorites.

#DigitalTabletopFest
Team Fortress 2 - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Updated the Jupiter Jetpack to not hide the Pyro grenades
  • Updated The Great Deflate achievement to include the Balloonicorpse
  • Updated pl_hasslecastle
    • Fixed more out-of-bounds exploits
    • Improved clipping
    • General improvements
  • Updated koth_undergrove_event
    • 3v3 participants will now be healed and extinguished upon entering a 3v3 portal, in addition to when the 3v3 begins and ends
    • Reduced the delay after winning a 3v3 before players are teleported back to the overworld
    • Fixed Wrap Assassin/Pomson 6000 projectiles not firing correctly in the indoor areas
    • Polished clipping around the capture point
    • Polished some textures on RED's side
    • Fixed several console errors that appeared upon map load
    • Minor lighting fixes
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