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Left 4 Dead 2 - The Last Stand releases September 24

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Left 4 Dead 2, the nearly 11 year old shooter from Valve now has a set release date of September 24 for the huge update made along with a community of modders.

A collaborative effort from both Valve and over 30 different people from the community to improve on an already fantastic game. This update has been in progress for a long time now, and it will be available free to all owners of Left 4 Dead 2. Not only that, it will get a long free weekend when it goes live.

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As for what to actually properly expect from it? Brace yourself, because it's an exciting and long list of new content that's coming. Here's the highlights (source):

  • The Last Stand Campaign - The survivors decide to take an alternate route in hopes of salvation, but will this path truly steer them away from total devastation?
  • 30 Brand New Achievements - New and unique milestones to strive for! Show us what you’re made of!
  • 26 New Survival Maps - How long can you survive against the endless and relentless hordes?
  • 2 Brand New Melee Weapons - Hunt a witch with the pitchfork, or whack a Jockey with the shovel. Satisfaction guaranteed!
  • L4D1 Infected Revival - The L4D1 infected are back, and they're bloodier than ever!
  • New and previously unused survivor voicelines - Who would’ve guessed it, Rochelle has a personality now!
  • New character animations - New, improved and overhauled animations! So smooth it’s criminal.
  • Reworked gun models and animations - The guns now behave more realistic than ever!
  • PvP enhancements and balance changes - New attack spots, new tank spawns, and hundreds of new infected ladders for the competitive modes just waiting for you to explore!
  • Official Implementation of CSS weapons - The CSS weapons are now available to everyone! Hurray!
  • Brand new mutations Rocketdude and Tank Run - Ever wanted to launch yourself around with a grenade launcher, or challenge hordes of tanks to a race? We've got you covered.
  • Additional Gamemode Support - Every gamemode now offers the singleplayer option, and Versus Survival is officially brought forth to the main menu. Time to team up!
  • Hundreds of bug and exploit fixes - The days of falling through elevators are gone!

It might not be Left 4 Dead 3 but it sounds like it's close enough for now, that's a lot to look forward to.

We will do a special event livestream for it when it's all live and verified working, so be sure to follow us on Twitch.

You can find Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam.

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Izaic 5 years Sep 16, 2020
Graphics aren't everything. Id rather continue getting updates then see three new games that in the grand scheme are basically the same thing reskinned.
vskye Sep 16, 2020
Awesome! I know what I'm going to be playing on the 24th! :D
razing32 Sep 16, 2020
Wait. Is it all Survival maps ? Or are those two campaigns regular missions ?
Those were my favorite by far.
legluondunet Sep 16, 2020
Good news, I'm going again to hunt zombies on this date!
orochi_kyo Sep 17, 2020
Issh, sound really cool, but the game needs a better anti-hack system and community moderation including "banning spam", those idiots who kicked you out of the game just because you aren't that good as infected.
Versus is horrible to play unless you have friends on the same match. People are not as friendly as in other games, even CS:GO players seem to be little lambs comparing them with L4D2 players.
kuhpunkt Sep 17, 2020
Quoting: razing32Wait. Is it all Survival maps ? Or are those two campaigns regular missions ?
Those were my favorite by far.

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Ehvis Sep 17, 2020
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Quoting: Guest(high pitch excited noises) I am far to hyped about an 11 year old game getting an update.

So you'll be going through you backlog before touching this one, right?
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