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:

  • Accounts that are unable to chat in matchmaking are now also restricted from sending voice chat
  • Fixed a bug where cosmetic items in the second and third equip slots would be un-equipped
  • Fixed matchmaking badges not displaying the correct tier in the scoreboard and other dialogs
  • Added matchmaking badge and time connected to the Report Player dialog
  • Updated the vote kick process to automatically vote Yes for anyone who hasn't already voted if the target for the vote leaves the server
  • Updated the Mute Player dialog to have the same information as the Report Player dialog
  • Updated item schema with community fixes from Andrés S. (rabscootle)
  • Updated/Added some tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
Steam Blog - christen
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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:

  • Added rate limit checks for in-game text chat
  • Accounts that are unable to chat in matchmaking can no longer update their in-game name while connected to the server
  • Fixed being able to update team name while in matchmaking games
  • Fixed seeing the RED team skin for the TF2VRH while on the BLU team
  • Updated/Added some tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
Steam Blog - AndrewL

We're continuing our Top Release series with a look at games released in the month of May. While the month brought dozens of exciting new games to Steam, these are the Top 20 titles that stood above the rest. As always, we gather the Top 20 by looking at revenue generated by each product during the first two weeks after its release. We're also showcasing the Top 5 free-to-play games released in May, measured by total unique players.

Developer highlights

About half of the games on this month's list are coming from developers releasing a game on Steam for the very first time. It takes an incredible amount of effort and dedication to create a top monthly release, and to do it with a Steam debut is quite impressive. To the following teams, congrats and welcome to Steam: Blacklight Interactive, Duoyi (Hong Kong) Interactive Entertainment Limited, GhostShipGames, Kabam Games, Inc., No Code, Noobz from Poland, PersonaeGame Studio, Relentless Studios and vanripper.

We're always interested in looking at the huge variety of countries where these games are being developed. It's awesome to see players being able to enjoy products from all over the world. With developers hailing from 11 different countries this month, chances are one of these games is being worked on in a neighborhood near you. Check the lists below for the full details.

Month of the free-to-plays

Three games this month appear in both the list of Top 20 revenue generating games, as well as the list of Top 5 free-to-play games: Crucible, GWENT: The Witcher Card Game and Shop Titans. We've seen that happen in past top release lists, but never with multiple games in the same month. Not only did these products build up a big following of excited players, they also added extra content that their communities found to be a worthwhile enhancement to the base experience. We're looking forward to watching these communities grow even further with future updates.

May's DLC releases

Speaking of extra content, May included several big DLC releases that really resonated with players. We don't normally include DLC in our monthly Top Release lists, but with the amount of new content they add, players can often get just as much out of DLC as they would a new game. So for this month, we thought it would be fun to look at the top 5 DLC releases of May, based on the revenue they generated during launch. Check the list below for the Top 5.


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

Shop Titans
Kabam Games, Inc. (Canada)

Foulball Hangover (UK)

Deep Rock Galactic
GhostShipGames (Denmark)

Super Mega Baseball 3
Metalhead Software Inc. (Canada)

Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor
Stray Fawn Studio (Switzerland)

Library Of Ruina
Project Moon (Republic of Korea)

Golf With Your Friends
Blacklight Interactive (Australia)

GWENT: The Witcher Card Game

Mafia III: Definitive Edition
Hangar 13 & Aspyr (US)

Blackthorn Arena
PersonaeGame Studio (China)

Relentless Studios (US)

Total Tank Simulator
Noobz from Poland (Poland)

Monster Train
Shiny Shoe (US)

No Code (Scotland)

Space Haven
Bugbyte Ltd. (Finland)

Gunfire Reborn
Duoyi (Hong Kong) Interactive Entertainment Limited (China)

ShellShock Live
kChamp Games (US)

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened
Chromatic Games (US)

Poly Bridge 2
Dry Cactus (New Zealand)

Shantae and the Seven Sirens
WayForward (US)


May's Top Free Releases

These are the Top 5 free-to-play titles from May, organized by total unique player count:

Relentless Studios (US)

GWENT: The Witcher Card Game

Shadow Arena
Pearl Abyss (Republic of Korea)

vanripper (Poland)

Shop Titans
Kabam Games, Inc. (Canada)


May's Top DLC Releases

Here are the Top 5 DLC releases from May, organized by release date:

House Flipper - HGTV DLC
Empyrean (Poland)

Brawlhalla - Battle Pass Season 1
Blue Mammoth Games (US)

Sid Meier's Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass
Firaxis Games & Aspyr (US)

Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Warden & The Paunch
CREATIVE ASSEMBLY & Feral Interactive (UK)

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
NetherRealm Studios, QLOC & Shiver (US)


If you're curious about previous months, here are more Top Release lists:
Dota 2 - Valve
- Turbo: instant banning is back
- Turbo: neutral item times reflected in HUD
Dota 2 - Valve
- Fixed flying vision not applying to some heroes with stolen spells. (i.e. Morphling with Tree Dance, all relevant spells in Ability Draft)
- Fixed Morphling, Rubick, and all heroes in Ability Draft being visible to enemies when using Tree Dance.
- Ability Draft: Tinker's Rearm now restores a single charge on abilities with charges when cast.
- Ability Draft: After Tree Dance is cast, the ability is replaced with Primal Spring while the hero is in a tree.
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind® Game of the Year Edition - Valve
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Dota 2 - Valve
- Turbo: MVP enabled
- Turbo: Couriers are invulnerable
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:

  • Restricted certain new accounts from using chat in official matchmaking modes
    • Work is ongoing to mitigate the use of new and free accounts for abusive purposes
  • Added "Enable text chat" and "Enable voice chat" options to the top of the Advanced Options dialog to disable in-game text and voice chat
  • Updated the Report Player dialog to include more details so players can make informed decisions about who they're reporting
  • Fixed getting the "Incoming message..." quest HUD notification when you've already completed all available quests
  • Fixed the OnDestroyed output not getting fired when an object is destroyed by the Red-Tape Recorder
  • Updated The Telefragger Toque to fix swapped materials
  • Updated The TF2VRH headset to include on/off styles
  • Updated the PASS Time Federation medals to fix issues with them not drawing correctly
  • Updated/Added some tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
Steam Blog - Alden

From June 16 at 10am PDT to June 22 at 10am PDT, the Steam Game Festival will showcase the newest games across every genre from developers in 65 countries. Fans will have a chance to try out new projects from first-time devs and veteran developers alike, including the opportunity to be among the first to demo some of the most highly anticipated games of the coming year.
​​The event will also feature unique content throughout the week, including:
  • ​​Developer demos and livestreams
  • ​​Developer Spotlight: Original interviews
  • Playthroughs with the devs themselves

​​This is the third Steam Games Festival, and the largest yet. What began as a collaboration with Geoff Keighley and the Game Awards featuring a dozen titles soon branched off as a Valve-run event, with over 40 demos featured this spring- and now over 900 titles in the summer edition.
​​See more details and join the festival here:

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