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Valve Suffers Historical Leak as TF2 Assets From 2016 Appear Online

Valve has suffered the biggest leak in the history of the company after a series of asset repositories for many of its titles were uploaded online. The leak revolves around games from 2016 including Portal, Counter-Strike: Source, Day to Defeat: Source, Half-Life: Episodes 1 and 2, Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life 2 Multiplayer.

The leaker claims to have obtained the files in 2016 and held onto them since. They go by the name of WandererLeaker and claim to have no legal binding to the files. They also claim to have gone through the leaked assets multiple times in order to find useful information regarding the games and future content. However, every time they wanted to upload the files, they were threatened. By who isn’t clear.

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The leak comes in the form of asset repositories. Each of the games is packed into a folder containing a range of content. Team Fortress 2, for example, includes a folder of 61GB. This folder is packed with almost every asset the game has including maps, textures, 3D models and more. It includes files we both know about and haven’t seen yet.

For example, the folders reportedly include cut content and content that was repurposed for other modes. A Raid was in the works for Team Fortress 2 which was cancelled. However, the assets show that it was re-purposed into the Mann Vs. Machine mode. There are also assets related to map variants and entirely new maps not yet released in the game.

Unfortunately, other games in the leak aren’t as exciting as Team Fortress 2. They mostly include textures of assets, scripts and 3D models. In fact, the entire Half-Life leak didn’t include any noteworthy asset which may or may not confirm Half-Life 3.

This is mainly due to the fact that the other games in the leak all wrapped up development over a decade ago. Team Fortress 2 is the only game which continued with new content and updates up until December last year. After this, Valve announced they would no longer add new content to the game. Instead, the studio is focusing on creator support and mods.

The reason this leak took place only now is likely due to the fact that Valve wrapped up support for Team Fortress 2.

If you are a fan of Team Fortress 2, the video down below should give you a great look at the leak:

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