Team Fortress 2 is a game that has been around for a long time. In that time, it has amassed a huge fan base, but even the most popular and successful online games will have server issues from time to time. While you may not see the massive server overload that other current games have today, there may be other issues preventing you from playing. Here’s how to view the Team Fortress 2 server status.
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How to check server status in Team Fortress 2
Any issues you see Team Fortress 2 having are likely a by-product of something affecting Steam as well. For that, you’ll want to check the SteamDB server status website or your twitter page. While they are not officially affiliated with Valve or Steam, they are widely regarded as the most trusted source for this material. If you go to their site, look on the left side of the screen for the TF2 Coordinator, who will tell you the current status of Team Fortress 2.
If you want a secondary source, you can go to Down Detector. This site tracks outages reported by users so you can see what others are saying about your connection to Steam in general and view the last 24 hour report for service outage.
If you’ve been looking all over the place and don’t see any reported issues for Steam or Team Fortress 2, we recommend restarting your PC and router to see if any of them fix the issue. You can also go to the Steam support page and contact them so they can help you get everything back up and running smoothly. If you’re trying to play during a big Steam sale or something like that, it can often overload the Steam servers and cause problems in various areas of the service.