Afterwards, beta access will gradually be doled out until the public launch.
For those who don't want to bother earning badges, the first glimpse at a Steam Game Hub is live with Team Fortress 2.
The new Steam Community update includes:
- Game Hubs that highlight the highest rated user-generated content as well as discussion areas on specific games.
- Group Updates have been redesigned to make it easier to tell what a group is about. Groups now include both private and public discussion.
- My Content Updates now allow for easier browsing of your creations, with a new "image wall" layout to showcase your top-rated content. You can also now mark your favourite content and share it with friends.
- Friend Activity has been retooled to make it easier to view, rate and comment on friends' activities and broadcast game-specific status updates in their activity feed.