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Team Fortress 2 is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve. It is the sequel to the 1996 Team Fortress mod for Quake and its 1999 remake, Team Fortress Classic. ... With prices starting from $12/mo.
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Why rent our TF2 Gaming Servers?

This is why you should try our TF2 Gaming Servers.

NO Fixed Game Slots

Why pay for fixed game slots while you can have it all. Our game servers are designed for performance.

Fast Activation

TF2 server comes online within 5 minutes of placing an order. You'll immediately receive an email with link to the game panel.

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Our gaming panel was custom designed for the smooth managing of your TF2 game servers. Have a look here.

Choose between 128 and 64 Tick tf2 Servers

What is tf2 server tick rate?


For those of you not totally familiar with TF2, or even online gaming, you may be unaware of the concept of tick rate. In simple terms, a tick is when a server completes an instruction set. This can be collecting and calculating different events caused by players or physics objects, how they’ll cause other parts of the game to react, and then send those calculations back to the players. Every time a server performs that set, it has undergone one tick.

A server’s tick rate is measured in Hertz (Hz), however, most mentions usually just use the number. This means that for each second, a server undergoes a certain amount of ticks. So on a 64-tick server, each second of time the server goes through that entire instruction set 64 times. The more ticks per second each server, the more instruction sets it can go through, providing more accurate physics, movement and hit registration during games.

It’s not only servers that are rated through tick rates. The player’s own PC has a tick rate as well, referred to as a “client-side tick rate.” This is set by the user, and effectively does the opposite of what the server does, by sending out the data, calculations and input performed on the user’s PC

Main differences between TF2 tick rates


For the purposes of this article, we’ll focus on the differences between the two main values used in TF2, 64 and 128 tick. On the official matchmaking servers hosted by Valve, the servers are exclusively operated on a 64 Hz tick rate. If you compete in tournaments or Pick-Up Game (PUGs) on services like ESEA or FACEIT, then you'll be playing on 128 tick servers. Simply put, 128 tick servers offer double the processing time. With twice the processing time, the accuracy of your weapons will be higher meaning it’s more likely that every bullet will count.

The most noticeable difference between the two server tick rates is when throwing grenades. There’s multiple examples of grenade line-ups that require jumping or running, which don’t work when you move up or down server tick rates. The reason why is that due to the doubled amount of processing time, the server logs the release at a different time meaning the trajectory will be different, so the grenade will land and activate at a different time.

However, the vast majority of people would probably be unable to tell the difference between different server tick rates. In a study performed on the main TF2 subreddit, it revealed that out of 760 unique participants (creating 1165 guesses) only 41.3% of people correctly guessed when they were on a 128-tick server. As with most things in TF2, going up to 128 tick only appears to be more of a psychological difference than having any concrete effect for most players.

This feeling can be revealed in the decision making from other game developers. The only competitive FPS titles that account for servers up to 128 tick are TF2 and VALORANT, with most other big name titles offering much lower tick rate servers. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare runs its main multiplayer servers at either 12 or 22 tick, Overwatch currently runs at 60.25 tick.

Other performance variables


While it may sound fantastic to raise the tick rate on every server to as high as they can go, it isn’t that simple. A number of other factors and variables all tie into game performance beyond whatever the tick rate of the server you’re playing on is.

A huge, and very noticeable, variable of server performance is your latency to a server, more commonly referred to as ping. In LAN environments, where professional players tend to ply their trade the majority of the time, the latency to the server is as low as it possibly can be, thus allowing for the most accurate experience in gameplay.

Another more subtle variable is your monitor’s refresh rate. While the player’s PC and the server are communicating either 64 or 128 times per second, the player themselves may not be able to notice any difference. The most popular monitor refresh rates for competitive play are 60 Hz, 120 Hz and 144 Hz, and similarly to the same concept of servers, the higher the value the more times per second your monitor refreshes.

While the server tick rate and monitor refresh rates aren’t directly connected, having the latter higher is still important to your gameplay. This is due to client side animations being smoother, limiting screen tearing and other lag effects, meaning on your end you’d have a more accurate game experience.

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The Servers used for TF2 are high performance and availability Machines that ensure you enjoy your TF2 multiplayer experience to the fullest.

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Our TF2 hosting servers are monitored to ensure any system failure is reported as soon as possible. And with the support team ready to answer your tickets.

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How much RAM do I need for my TF2 Hosting Server?

First you need to know TF2 utilizes two CPU threads. One is the main game thread and the other is the networking thread. A thread can use about 100% CPU. We advise people start out with the 100% CPU Deal..

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Main Game Thread


This thread does most of the core stuff in the game, including handling all the addons. This will normally be working the hardest of the two. It's common for this thread to be sitting at around ~60% CPU on busy servers.

Networking Thread


The networking thread normally uses up about ~15% on a busy server, but if you leverage it correctly it will work pretty hard. To really take advantage of this thread you need a map properly setup with area portals (PVS).

Why choose our TF2 server hosting

 

Lower pings

Ping is the delay for a round trip between your game client and  your TF2 server, measured in milliseconds

Ideally the lower the ping the better the game experience you'll have, as there will be less latency and less lag.

Our TF2 servers boast very lower pings for your better experience

 

No Slot limits.

At Xgamingserver we proud ourselves in selling dedicated server resources rather than game slots. Once you order our game server you can add as many players as the resources can handle. Want all your 255 friends to join your server? Knock yourself out but this will impact your gameplay so if you have a team of many players then upgrade to TF2 Rookie or Pro Servers

 

DDOS Protection

Our TF2 servers are secured with state of the art DDOss Protection. this is because the online gaming and esports sector are prone to Most DDOS attacks, therefore is essential that our servers be constantly protected against these frequent massive threats.

 

TF2 Server Location.

Our TF2 server are located in Europe and Canada at the moment and we hope to expand to more locations in the next coming months. Server location affects your ping and lag so it is always advisable to rent TF2 server that are closest to you.

 

TF2 Custom Control panel.

Our control panel is custom built and is optimized for the games we host. Unlike most game hosting companies that use clunky generic control panel for all games.

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Customer support

At XGamingServer we value our customers and we respond to your tickets ASAP. 

 

High-Performance hardware for TF2 servers.

Our servers are hosted on high availability and performance servers. We use the Intel i7 6700k/7700k. Some of the fastest single-core CPUs on the market. high performance equals to better game experience.

 

Bandwidth requirement.

Our TF2 server are hosted on a 250mBps network interface. this is sufficient for any game. as TF2 game servers recorded at least 15mbps. If a game server exceeds the bandwith capacity of the network interface gameplay may be negatively affected. 

 

F.A.Q About TF2 Gaming Servers


This are some of the random questions asked about (CS:GO) Gaming Servers.

How Long before my TF2 server comes online?

Once you place an order and complete payment, TF2 server will be fired up and installed within minutes. You will then receive an email with our game panel login link and notifying you that your server is installed.

So you'll just create a password to the panel and access your TF2 server.

What is the monthly cost of renting a server?

Our costs for TF2 servers are broken down as shown above from 15 to 35 dollars. Want anything custom just reach out.

Will my server be always online?

We constantly monitor our servers our team will be ready to intervene if your server becomes unavailable. 

How long do I have to rent a server?

Our TF2 servers are rented for monthly cycles but you are free to cancel anytime you feel.

Can I switch my server?

Bored with TF2? No worries we can switch your server to any other game server that we host.

How many slots do my TF2 servers have?

As we mentioned we don't sell slots but dedicated server resources. want more slots than our default game slots just hit us up and will sort you out.

Things to consider before renting a Team Fortress 2 server.

  • In Team Fortress 2, two teams compete for a combat-based objective. In the game's storyline, the teams are composed of mercenaries hired by two feuding brothers to protect the company assets belonging to one brother while trying to destroy those of the other; the teams are thus represented by the names of these companies: Reliable Excavation & Demolition (RED) and Builders League United (BLU). Players can choose to play as one of nine character classes in these teams, each with his own unique strengths, weaknesses, and weapons. In order to accomplish objectives efficiently, a balance of these classes is required due to how these strengths and weaknesses interact with each other in a team-based environment. Although the abilities of a number of classes have changed from earlier Team Fortress incarnations, the basic elements of each class have remained, that being one primary weapon, one secondary weapon, and one melee weapon. The game was released with six official maps, although over 100 maps have since been included in subsequent updates, including competitive remakes of older maps and community-assembled maps. When players choose a gamemode for the first time, an introductory video shows how to complete its objectives. During matches, the "Administrator",[13] a woman voiced by Ellen McLain, announces various game events over loudspeakers.The player limit is 16 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. On the PC, in 2008 Valve updated the game to include a server variable that allows up to 32 players.

    Below are some of the factors to consider before renting a TF2 server host.

    TF2 is a Multiplayer Game

    This the sole point of getting a TF2 server in the first place. TF2 can be hard and frustrating! Or what else do you expect it's a post-apocalyptic survival game. Therefore if you are a new TF2 player you have to play the single-player and get the hang of it first before considering the multiplayer mode and renting a server. You get the hang of how to build a decent base, explore the map, and pick up some survival, crafting, and hunting strategies.

    you'd need to figure out the best tricks to use in order to survive. So that in case you playing with friends you won't be the laughing stock all the time.

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    But once you’ve survived your first few challenges and you’ve got some good building ideas, multiplayer makes TF2 a lot more fun! So playing on a public server means you have no control of your stuff when you are offline. people can delete trash or even stealing your lot. so this factors in the need for renting a private TF2 server which you can share with friends and monitor who has access to what by setting rules and permissions.

    XgamingServer has made it easier to control that by creating a custom game server control panel

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    1. Size of your TF2 Community or players.

    Before you rent a game server you have to consider the number of players that will join the game server. Most game hosting server providers sell game by game slots. more slots will cost you more money. But this is not the case with us. At Xgamingserver we sale dedicated resources for your game server. The video below would clearly explain our pricing model.

    So before you get a server hosting for your TF2 consider the number of players who will join the server you. you can check out our TF2 pricing here. With a 2 day free trial.

    2.Ability to add mods to your TF2 server

    Plain vanilla TF2 can be boring. You would need a server hosting provider that will let you add mods to your server. I explained how you can install TF2 Mods to your server in our previous post.

    Not all game servers support mods! If you don’t want to restrict your server to Vanilla TF2 in the future, or you know you want to create a modded TF2 server, then you need to check that your potential server host supports mod installation. 

    Some server control panels offer a one-click mod install system. If you’re sure you want the freedom of adding mods then this is the easiest option. You will be able to install addons from their built-in mod manager or take advantage of the range of mods available through the Steam Workshop. This generally means less messing around with the control panel and more game time. Some game server hosts support mods but you need to use FTP to install the mods yourself. Other companies offer a drop-down menu with a limited number of the most popular mods, like Starvation, Darkness Falls, and War of the Walkers. The ability to add mods sometimes comes at an extra cost.

    3.Ping (latency)

    this is the time it takes to transmit a small data set from your computer to the server and back to your computer. Normally measured in milliseconds. The ping time is a very important indicator for online games. Therefore the location of the gaming servers plays a critical role in the fluidity of your gameplay. Lower pings means that your TF2 game will be smooth.

    At Xgamingserver we have tow server locations United states and in Europe. Those are our major client locations currently but we hope to expand to more locations in the next six months.

    4. Platform of Choice playing TF2

    TF2 servers can run on consoles, PC, and Linux.  At the moment console server gaming for TF2 is limited so for the best experience we advise using PC gaming. Which supports both multiplayer: Survival (both randomly generated and standard) and Creative modes.

    So running TF2 on a PC? Let's hook you up with server hosting and enjoy multiplayer with you TF2 community

    5. Type of Game Control Panel

    This is an important factor when it comes to choosing your game server control panel. Most gaming server companies use the TCadmin or multicraft panels which are not customized. At Xgamingserver we've based our TF2 game control panel on the Pterodactyl panel.

    Which the developers prioritize security, and the control panel includes password hashing, two-factor authentication, and HTTPS as standard. One of the most interesting design and security decisions made by the developers is Docker support. All game servers run in Docker containers, providing excellent control over resources, improved security, and environments tailored to the needs of each game.

    6. DDoS Protection

    The online gaming and e-sports sector is one of the main targets of DDoS attacks. As a result, it is essential for hosting platforms to be permanently protected against these frequent, massive threats. So when choosing your game hosting provider for TF2, It is important to ensure that their servers are protected for DDos attacks. At xgamingserver, all our servers are DDOS protected so you don't have to worry about that.

    7. Price of the TF2 servers

    Price is an important factor when selecting a game server. Expensive servers do not necessarily mean good performance. At Xgamingserver we sell game servers according to dedicated resources. You pay what you get.

    9.Customer Support

    Good customer support is essential when choosing a host for your TF2 server. At some point, you're guaranteed to need to contact them with an issue of some kind. Before you sign up with them, it helps to know how responsive they are to customer inquiries. Check their website for contact options to make sure there is a contact method that suits you. In addition to the usual ticket system, do they offer chat services or email support? Maybe they have a Discord server you can join? You could even try contacting them to ask a few questions and judge their professionalism and response time before signing up.

    10.Refund Policy

    If you’re new to game server hosting, or you're not sure your potential host offers the services you need, it might be worthwhile asking them if they'll create a test server for you to trial. Hosts won't always advertise the possibility of a trial, but if you contact them you might be surprised by their willingness to provide a test service. If a trial isn't possible, you need to be clear on their refund policy (often called “money back guarantee”).

    Conclusion

    To sum up the factors to consider before you

    1.Size of your TF2 Community or players.

    2.Ability to add mods to your TF2 server

    3.Ping (latency)

    4. Platform of Choice

    5. Type of Game Control Panel

    6. DDoS Protection

    7. Price of the TF2 servers

    8. Customer Support

    9.Refund Policy

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