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Gib Fest
Blast the infected to shreds with M60s.

Swords can slice up some fun. Chainsaws can tear apart the infected. But you need to get close for both and well… chainsaws are really loud! Time to go with the ultimate gun, you and three friends armed with M60s and unlimited ammo. This is going to get messy.

Cold Stream
As we recently posted on our blog, we are busy working on the full Cold Stream DLC which will include Cold Stream, Blood Harvest, Crash Course, Dead Air, Death Toll, and No Mercy. We will be updating Campaigns on Steam with bug fixes as we get ready to ship the DLC.

Check the release notes as the list of fixes is extensive. The Xbox 360 will get Campaigns with the bug fixes at a future date.
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Gib Fest

Blast the infected to shreds with M60s.


Swords can slice up some fun. Chainsaws can tear apart the infected. But you need to get close for both and well… chainsaws are really loud! Time to go with the ultimate gun, you and three friends armed with M60s and unlimited ammo. This is going to get messy.



Cold Stream

As we recently posted on our blog, we are busy working on the full Cold Stream DLC which will include Cold Stream, Blood Harvest, Crash Course, Dead Air, Death Toll, and No Mercy. We will be updating Campaigns on Steam with bug fixes as we get ready to ship the DLC.


Check the release notes as the list of fixes is extensive. The Xbox 360 will get Campaigns with the bug fixes at a future date.

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.

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?
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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
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 Tank Spawning issue in Finales
- Fixed issue in Boat House finale where winning survivors would die on the boat
- Added new achievement, Valve Gift Grab 2011 – L4D2
- Added I Hate Mountains 2 as the featured community campaign
- Added blocklist functionality to Left 4 Dead 2
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