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Left 4 Dead 2 Linux Beta Coming Next Week!

Posted by , 26 April 2013 at 5:01 am UTC / 9667 views
It's been a long time in coming, but it's finally here.

Earlier today, a post titled "I ever tell you about the time my buddy Keith played L4D2 on Linux" (a reference to recurring stories told by one of the L4D2 characters) appeared on the Left 4 Dead Blog.

QuoteThe L4D2 Beta build is a separate download from the main game. This is where we are testing new features to the game – currently we are testing EMS. Starting next week, we will be testing Linux there as well.


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The Left 4 Dead 2 Linux client will appear in the upcoming Left 4 Dead 2 Beta app, similar to the Team Fotress 2 Beta app, which appears as a separate game and is not compatible with servers running the normal game.

The beta will be accessible for all L4D2 owners, and is slated to go live next week!

Huzzah!
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Qantourisc 26 April 2013 at 6:35 am UTC
Not meaning it in a negative way but:
Got about time that the game we got to see first, got ported last (sorta to speak)

Quote from Monkey Island: Cruse of MonkeyIsland: Kenny Falmouth "O boy O boy O boy"
Orkultus 26 April 2013 at 7:51 am UTC
Yeah i was wondering what took them so long. They also didn't explain why TF2 took it's place at beta launch.
edgley 26 April 2013 at 8:56 am UTC
At least they are getting the ports done

Looking forward to playing this again!
Ba7a7chy 26 April 2013 at 9:15 am UTC
Yey !, just  Yey
Qantourisc 26 April 2013 at 9:54 am UTC
OrkultusThey also didn't explain why TF2 took it's place at beta launch.
I think it's simple: TF2 is free: more testers ! (And nobody complaining it didn't work even though they paid.)
Orkultus 26 April 2013 at 10:46 pm UTC
Yeah TF2 is an awesome game. I first started actually playing TF2, when it came out in Linux. I play it to much now..lol.
shaunix 27 April 2013 at 12:54 pm UTC
Ya really looking forward to this. LFD2 is pretty fun. I'm playing it via wine all the time.
Qantourisc 27 April 2013 at 8:06 pm UTC
I could play it in Wine, i'm waiting though !
Qantourisc 2 May 2013 at 5:41 am UTC
Say is it me or are we well into "Next week" ?
Cheeseness 2 May 2013 at 6:50 am UTC
QantouriscSay is it me or are we well into "Next week" ?
Yup, and it'll continue to be "next week" right up till Monday.
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