Valve has announced a beta for the Steam Community Update, which was also announced yesterday at GamesCom.
This will allow select players to check out the features in advance and test it before it’s released to the public. The update is available for everyone who earned the ‘Pillar of Steam’ Community Badge, which should be like plenty of people on Steam.
The Mann vs Machine game mode for Team Fortress 2 is also available for everyone. You can visit the Steam page here for that.
Here are the Steam community update features:
Game Hubs – Every game on Steam now has a Game Hub, which provides a quick way for users to browse the best of a variety of content as rated by the community at large. Each Game Hub also includes a game-specific discussion area where players can talk about their favorite Steam games.
Group Updates – Player-created groups have been redesigned so it’s now easier to see what a group is all about and who is participating in it. Groups now also include public and private discussion areas where they can remain in touch with their own communities.
My Content Updates – The content you’ve created now lives in one central place with new viewing options including an “image wall” layout that showcases your top-rated content. Also new is the ability to mark screenshots, videos, and workshop items as Favorites to save or share with friends.
Friend Activity – The new feed makes it easy to view, rate, and comment on the content and activities of your friends in a visually-rich and interactive presentation. Players can also broadcast game-specific status updates to start a conversation with their friends, directly in the activity feed.
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