The Steam Workshop makes it easier than ever for you to submit finished 3D models of items for a chance to have them accepted and incorporated to the actual game. To publish an item to the workshop for consideration, first read the official documentation linked on the right, then click the Steam Workshop button in the main menu of the game.
These are the Steam Workshop features utilized by Team Fortress 2:
Curated Item Selection
Items posted in this Workshop aren't immediately usable in the Team Fortress 2. Instead, the developers are looking to the community to rate up items they would most like to see made available to buy or unlock within Team Fortress 2. Ultimately, the developers choose which items to select and add to Team Fortress 2.
Accepted items from the Workshop are made available for purchase or can be unlocked within Team Fortress 2.
Item Creators Can Earn Royalties
Items from this Workshop that are accepted for sale will pay the creators a split of the revenue if that item is sold for a fee.
Service Providers Can Earn Royalties
Workshop authors can select from a pre-approved list of organizations, users, and toolmakers to receive a percentage of Valve's revenue from sale of their items. The specific organizations and individuals are listed below.
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