Community Announcements - Chet
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Thinking of <a href='http://store.steampowered.com/app/221040/'>pre-ordering Resident Evil 6</a>? We now have six more reasons to do it. The first four are Nick, Coach, Ellis, and Rochelle. All are crossing over to fight monsters in the new PC exclusive game mode for RE6 - The Mercenaries No Mercy.

They aren’t coming alone. Joining them from the infected side is the Witch and a special version of the Tank. The Tank even comes in a new form - the Mini Tank. It is all the ferociousness of the giant Tank but in a cute cuddly but deadly package.

That covers L4D2 in RE6, but what kind of self-respecting mash-up only goes one way? Don’t worry, we’ve got that covered. First up, we are adding three RE6 creatures to the Left 4 Dead 2 Workshop - Lepotitsa, Napad and Ogroman as Special Infected replacements.

For the Resident Evil 6 characters we have a different idea. This is where you come in. Both the Left 4 Dead 2 and Resident Evil 6 communities are invited to create their own take on RE6’s original cast and submit them to the <a href='http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/browse?appid=550&browsesort=trend'>L4D2 Workshop. </a>

To create a character and submit it to the Workshop you will need access to the L4D2 Authoring tools. And just in case you have been living hole, covered in cement, at the bottom of a lake to protect yourself from the zombie apocalypse and you just now came out of said hole and still have not purchased L4D2 - we have even put <a href='http://store.steampowered.com/app/550/?snr=1_7_15__13'>L4D2 on sale</a> this week for an incredible 75% off!

Just remember when you submit your RE6 character - include the Resident Evil 6 tag. That will make sure it shows up in the <a href='http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/browse/?appid=550&requiredtags[]=Resident+Evil+6'>Resident Evil 6 tab</a> and we will pick the best ones to add to our official Resident Evil 6 Collection.

Make sure to check out <a href='http://www.capcom-unity.com/brelston/blog/2013/03/15/left-4-dead-2-infects-resident-evil-6'>Capcom’s Resident Evil 6 page</a> for even more info.
Mar 15, 2013
Product Update - Valve
Left 4 Dead 2 Workshop Manager
- Updated scheme
- Added new tags
- New field for change notes when editing existing workshop items
PC Gamer
l4d2 resident evil 6


Capcom announced today that Left 4 Dead 2's Coach, Nick, Ellis, and Rochelle will be playable in Resident Evil 6's PC-exclusive Mercenaries No Mercy multiplayer mode, and in the other direction, three of Resident Evil 6's zombies will shuffle into the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2. The crossover, which is being called "the Resident Evil 6 x Left 4 Dead 2 project" (Capcom's idea, we presume) will be free for both games later this spring.

In addition to L4D2's human characters, the Witch and Mini Tank will "make a cameo appearance" in Mercenaries No Mercy, though it isn't clear whether or not the mercenaries will have any mercy. I think they might, but something about it makes me unsure. As for L4D2, Resident Evil 6 offers Lepotitsa, Napad, and Ogroman, which have been "brought to life in Left 4 Dead 2 by Valve’s renowned developers."

In Resident Evil 6, which releases for PC on March 22, the content will "automatically be downloaded in the background" starting April 5th, and the Left 4 Dead 2 content will be available sometime this spring through Steam Workshop.
L4D Blog
Shacknews - Andrew Yoon

Valve loves collaborating with third-party partners whenever they come a-knocking. Capcom has announced that the upcoming PC version of Resident Evil 6 will have cross-over features with Left 4 Dead 2. Best of all, the cross-over features will be free for players of either game to access and play.

New to the PC version of Resident Evil 6 is an exclusive mode: "The Mercenaries No Mercy." In this mode, players will be able to play as one of the four survivors of Left 4 Dead 2: Coach, Nick, Ellis, and Rochelle. Not only will players fight against Capcom's horde of undead, but the Witch and Mini Tank will make special "cameo appearances" where they try to kill you. This mode will be available for all PC owners of Resident Evil 6 on April 5th.

Conversely, the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 will feature new enemies taken from the Resident Evil universe. The Lepotitsa, Napad, and Ogroman will appear in Valve's game "this spring."

One of the RE6 enemies moving to L4D2

Valve's Chet Faliszek said that "we're huge Resident Evil fans, so when the opportunity arose to work directly with Capcom to combine L4D2 and RE6, we jumped at it." Also, this promo is also much, much cooler than Team Fortress 2 hats, we'd argue.

Announcement - Valve
Save up to 75% on this week's Week Long Deals on Steam, available now until March 18th at 10AM Pacific time!

















Mar 8, 2013
Community Announcements - Chet
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Eddie Riggs from Brütal Legend has taken a break from fighting Doviculus and to help us in Left 4 Dead 2 land with our little zombie problem. He is sending over his battle-axe and guitar, so this weekend players can rock out and slay hordes of zombies.

Thanks to <a href="http://www.doublefine.com/">Double Fine</a>, you can find Eddie’s weapons in the <a href="http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=131444867">Brütal Legend’s Collection</a> inside the L4D2 Workshop. Just visit the workshop, click subscribe, and next time you load up Left 4 Dead 2, you will have two new “axes”.

If you want to join Eddie along with Lemmy, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne, Lita Ford and others fighting on the side of Heavy Metal – <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/225260/?snr=1_7_15__13">you can pick up Brütal Legend on Steam!</a>

Let’s Rock!

What’s next for the L4D2 Workshop? We are working on some tutorials and new examples of how to create content for the Workshop.

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Mar 8, 2013
L4D Blog
PC Gamer
Left 4 Dead 2 Helms Deep Reborn


For Rohan! Valve's Left 4 Dead team writes that Left 4 Dead 2 servers now run Team Chivalry and SeriouS Samurai's LOTR-inspired Survival mode map by default for players who subscribe to the map's Workshop entry. It's a celebratory move for a recent dedicated server fix and the ongoing beta for the Extended Mutation System, but c'mon—do you really need a reason to defend a massive stone fortress against waves of Saruman's mightiest undead?

I haven't run for my life in Left 4 Dead 2 in quite a while, but awaiting rescue from Gandalf while possibly yelling "AND MY CHAINSAW" into my microphone sounds like just the kind of fun to hook me back in.
Community Announcements - Chet
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With today’s update, we fixed an issue with dedicated servers and workshop content. This should resolve some of the consistency issues people are seeing while playing on a dedicated server.

Server operators will need to move workshop content from addons to addons/workshop for it to work correctly – sorry about that.

To celebrate, we are adding Helm’s Deep Reborn to our own official servers. Gone is the long explanation of how to download and install the campaign. Now – just <a href="http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=121068229">visit its workshop page</a> and click subscribe. Next time you open Left 4 Dead 2 it will begin to download. If the campaign gets updated – it updates automatically for you. It’s that easy.

Make sure to choose official servers when you play to join one of our servers. It is a survival only campaign, so it is not playable in other modes and you need to make sure it has finished downloading to play it.

We are also continuing to work on the Extended Mutation System in the <a href="http://steamcommunity.com/groups/L4D2WSVB">L4D2 Beta</a> with an ever widening group of modders pushing gameplay into new and old places. We just released a new example mutation that allows you to play L4D1 style inside of L4D2! We are working with the content creators and adding features before we release this new tool and its many creations onto the world – stay tuned.
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