Updating Your Tf2 Server

Updating your Team Fortress 2 server is a simple process which will only take a few minutes.

  1. Login to the Game Panel

  2. Navigate to the Game Services

    (If you have multiple servers, select the one you wish to update)

  3. Click the Steam Updater Button

  4. Start the updater and let it run for around 30 seconds

  5. You’re now running the latest version of TF2!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why would I need to update my server?

Team Fortress 2 is frequently updated with new features, bug fixes and performance changes. Therefore, updating your server is required when a new version of the game is released.

What happens if I don’t update my server?

Upon a new Team Fortress 2 update release, you need to update your local game and game server else you will not be able to join the server.

Message(s) displayed upon joining the server when the client or server isn’t updated

“Server is running an older version of the game”


“Server is running an newer version of the game”

Both these messages will prevent you to join the server until you update the server or your local game.

Will updating the server break anything?

Most of the time, no. However, rarely Team Fortress 2 updates do in fact break addons due to changes in the game’s code. We suggest contacting the developer if you do encounter a broken addon after an update.

The server isn’t updating, help!

Contact us as we will happily be able to help you out!