Team Fortress 2 broke the online record two days after the release of a small update that broke the bots.
The peak online in TF2 was just over 150 thousand. The players’ interest in the shooter could have been aroused by an update that saved the servers from the dominance of bots.
Despite the fact that bots, which are a long-standing problem of the Valve project, have been out of order for a while, players are already complaining about their return.
Valve’s first attempt to thwart bot bots took place in the summer of 2020 when the company tried to solve the problem with chat spam and nickname changes in the middle of the game, but this did not bring any tangible effect.