Now this is gaming news I really enjoy.

Valve today announced that AI-controlled bots are now available to play with in the stylized and very addicting first-person-shooter Team Fortress 2.

Now, the bots are in their beta phase, so they won’t be rocket jumping or performing other highly-skilled moves, and are only available for King of the Hill game mode, but still, this should be great news for those getting pwned online (me) and wanting to practice some first.

Follow these instruction, as provided by Valve, and you’ll be good to go. And feel free to read up on the original story, from Valve, right here.

– To add bots to your game, use the console command tf_bot_add. This will drop a random bot onto a random team (assuming there is a free player slot). The tf_bot_add command can also take up to three optional arguments: , , and , in any order. For example, tf_bot_add 10 will add 10 random bots to the game with auto-assigned teams. Typing tf_bot_add pyro blue will add a Pyro to the blue team. Entering tf_bot_add red 5 will add 5 random bots to the red team. The command tf_bot_add red 3 heavyweapons will add three heavies to the red team.

– In order to put specific bots on specific teams (for a bots-vs-humans game, for example), you may want to disable automatic team balancing. To do this, enter mp_autoteambalance 0 followed by mp_teams_unbalance_limit 0.

– To remove a bot, use the console command kick . To remove all of the bots in the game, use the command tf_bot_kick all.

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