Product Update - Valve
Updates to Left 4 Dead 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

General:
- Added game event calls for onslaughts to explain to players that they need to fight their way to the safe room.
Modders can make use of this by pointing an info_game_event_proxy entity to “explain_onslaught”
- All maps received minor tweaks and bug fixes , the significant changes are listed.

Crash Course 1 – The Alleys:
- Item spawn density revision.
- Opened the side-doors leading to potential item spawns.
- Switched out L4D2 mounted gun for the L4D1 minigun.
- Removed exploit where survivors could get onto a roof near the drop down to the river.

Crash Course 2 – The Truck Depot Finale:
- Item spawn density revision.
- Switched out L4D2 mounted gun for the L4D1 minigun.
- Removed exploit where survivors could jump onto the top of a generator during the finale.

Cold Stream 1 – Alpine Creek:
- Fixed water moving uphill in some spots.

Cold Stream 2 – South Pine Stream:
- Removed “shortcut” through the bushes between a pair of barricades leading to the barrel explosion event.
- Added tooltip to prompt players to fight to the safe room when the onslaught begins.
- Tuned the horde numbers back a bit during the onslaught event.
- Moved the sun to help guide new players.
- Blocked ability to get under the river.

Cold Stream 3 – Memorial Bridge:
- Added many more infected ladders around buses.
- Rebuilt catwalk under the bridge to prevent players getting caught on geometry.
- Moved the M60 and Laser Sights upgrade to more vulnerable locations.
- Removed ammo pile in the shop just before the junk yard, but kept the weapons.

Cold Stream 4 – Cut-throat Creek:
- Added some light cover for the tank in the basin area.
- Removed survivor manhole exit into the second half of the map.
- Added side-hall in the sewer as a shortcut for infected players going to the second half of the map, and as a strategic place to spawn in the sewer.
- Added new truck depot area near the tower for infected to spawn in.
- Opened a warehouse door for infected to spawn in.
- Added infected ladders in the CEDA checkpoint area.
- Rebuilt stairway up the finale tower to prevent players getting caught on geometry.
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Left 4 Dead 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

- Reverted some new driver settings that caused bad glows on some video cards
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Left 4 Dead 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

- Fixed a bug where server tags were getting truncated, preventing players from finding Steam Group servers.
- Updated video card database with the latest hardware
Jan 6, 2012
L4D Blog
With the team back from the holidays, we have been hard at work on the Cold Stream DLC and wanted to let you know what is going on.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (John Walker)

She's a bit young, isn't she?

Dear me, I wasn’t paying attention yesterday. Remember that we told you about the excellent trailer for a Left 4 Dead fan-made film, that to my eyes at least look Hollywood scale? The full 10 minute version is now there for you to see. And by “there”, I mean, “just below these words”. It really is remarkably good.

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PC Gamer






This is the full length version of the Left 4 Dead fan film that was teased two weeks ago. With Bill's tragic demise, the Left 4 Dead crew are a member short. On the way to a safe room three blocks away they find a replacement. And then another one. And then another, until everything's gone a bit mad. Which one would you pick to become the crew's new fourth member?
PC Gamer


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBamb_bBhbo



Of the pile of custom L4D2 campaigns I've played, Questionable Ethics has stuck with me most. It's filled with surprise; a white-walled gauntlet of mystery and torture that you must, must, must download. I introduced Tyler and Chris to the four-stage campaign, then we sat down to talk about it.
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Left 4 Dead 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

- Adjusted Holiday Gift Drop frequency
Kotaku





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Last week, a very slick-looking trailer for a Left 4 Dead fan flick appeared online. It set a very sombre, serious tone.



Over the weekend, the actual short film was released. It is not what you'll have been expecting.



If you're at all interested in seeing how it was made, you can check out a behind-the-scenes clip here.







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Kotaku





width="500" height="333" allowscriptaccess="always"
allowfullscreen="true">

Last week, a very slick-looking trailer for a Left 4 Dead fan flick appeared online. It set a very sombre, serious tone.



Over the weekend, the actual short film was released. It is not what you'll have been expecting.



If you're at all interested in seeing how it was made, you can check out a behind-the-scenes clip here.







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