Developer and distributor Valve has announced a public phase for its online shooter Team Fortress 2 to test “new technologies without the risk of breaking the game”.
The beta is open to anyone with a copy of the game installed and is accessed via the Steam Library.
Among the features being trialled by the beta, Valve lists class, item and weapon changes along with “higher level, game-wide experiments”.
Valve is also calling on testers to provide feedback via the community forums.
In September Valve introduced an in-game store to Team Fortress 2 stocking official and player-made items.