How to view hours played, check playtime in Team Fortress 2!
The following guide will show you the best ways to find out how many hours you've played Team Fortress 2.
How to view time spent in Team Fortress 2 in-game
Probably the easiest and most accurate way to show how many hours you've been shooting and blowing stuff up in Team Fortress 2 is to use the in-game statistics. Valve implemented this method, so you don't have to rely on outside counters and have an accurate number broken down to classes. Follow these steps:
- Launch the game.
- On the main screen, find the Inventory button in the lower left corner and click on it.
- Once at the inventory screen, hit the Stats button.
- On the Stats screen, you can view the total playtime of each class.
How to view hours played in Team Fortress 2 using Steam
Team Fortress 2 is a Steam-exclusive game, which is understandable since Steam = Valve. Installing the game is easy using Steam (you have no other option, actually), and the launcher also has a feature showing hours played.
- Open Steam Launcher.
- Go to the Library page and find the game on the list.
- Click on the game's name and view its information page.
- You can find the Play Time statistics next to the Play button.
As we stated in our guide on how to view hours played in Genshin Impact, Steam launcher statistics are a bit off the trail because the launcher shows the overall time spent in the game, including organizing inventory and waiting for matches, and so on. This is only partially accurate regarding gaming and total game time.
How to find out how many hours you played in Team Fortress 2 using the Steam overlay
There is a way to view hours played using the Steam overlay while in the game. It shows you the current session length, the time played in the past two weeks, and the overall playtime. To access this information, follow these steps:
- Launch the game.
- Press Shift+1 to access the Community menu or Shift+Tab for Steam Overlay.
- The playtime information is located in the upper left corner of the screen.
How to find out your total playtime in TF2
If you're wondering how many hours you've played in the game, the best choice would be to add the in-game stats of all classes you've played. Those looking for a way to find the average playtime should check our guide on the average match length in Team Fortress 2 and do the math. The math is simple: you take the number of matches and multiply it by the average match length; this way you can have a somewhat precise number showing how much time you’ve spent in the game.
Since TF2 is an exclusive Steam game, you can quickly view your time played using the launcher. However, we recommend checking the in-game stats for the most accurate numbers. There is an option to reset the statistics, so if you want a fresh start and see those numbers going up, you can do that too.