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Left 4 Dead Summer tour

August 17, 2012 - L4D Team

Left 4 Dead is going on a road trip this summer. If you missed the announcement, some of our common zombies made their way over to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for the Zombie Mod.

The guys over at Mojang and 4J Studios have seven L4D themed skins ready for their aptly titled Skin Pack 2 for the XBLA version of Minecraft. The pack contains 45 skins in total and will be available later this month.

While you should normally let sleeping dogs lie, in this case, if you want to sport a Midnight Rider’s Shirt or Ellis’s Bullshifter shirt in another game – wake up and buy them in the new game - Sleeping Dogs - available now on Steam.

And lastly, while the Saxxy awards are hosted by Team Fortress, don't forget you can submit any SFM created movie for an award. With the L4D2 characters available to use in the SFM, we would love to see a L4D themed movie take one of the top spots. So stop by the Saxxy Awards page to get the details and start filming.

You’re gonna need two new friends

August 15, 2012 - L4D Team

Today, Team Fortress 2 is adding co-op and robots to their game! There is only one problem - don’t worry, robots are just the zombies of the future that’s not the problem – the problem is this is 6 player co-op not 4. So you’re gonna need to find a few new friends, a younger brother, your mom, someone, anyone to join you and your three friend to fight the lethal horde of robots.

And don’t forget Team Fortress is free, so when you invite your new found friends to the game – tell ‘em you bought it for them and it set you back $50. It’s your early birthday gift to your 4th and 5th favorite people in the world…

Visit www.teamfortress.com/mvm/ for more information.

Aug 3 Update - Gib Fest, Cold Stream is out for the Xbox 360!

August 3, 2012 - L4D Team

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 is out for the Xbox 360!
For Xbox 360 players this is your first chance to play the 5 Campaigns contained in Cold Stream... We have all the details available on our Cold Stream update page at www.l4d.com/coldstream. Also With this update, you can now play any mutation at any time - just press the Y Button to cycle through to your favorites! (You need to own The Passing DLC for access to Mutations.)

Cold Stream Is Out!

July 24, 2012 - L4D Team

Cold Stream Is Out!
For PC players, we have some map updates that move the big Beta needle to Release. For Xbox 360 players sorry but the Cold Stream DLC on the Xbox 360 is going to be delayed until next week.

We have almost all the details available here on our Cold Stream Update page – we just missed one – to celebrate the launch of Cold Stream – Left 4 Dead 2 is 75% off on Steam! Time to introduce some new friends to the Zombie Apocalypse.

Visit the Cold Stream Update page.

Stats Friday

July 13, 2012 - L4D Team

It has been too long since we had some stats, so we took a break today to run some numbers from yesterday’s (July 12th) activity on the PC.
237,412 Players played 7,147,979 minutes for an average session time of 30 minutes.

What game types were they playing?
GameType% of Total Player Minutes
Single Player2.43
Current Mutation1.70
Realism Versus1.53

What skill level are people playing Co-op?
15% Easy
53% Normal
19% Advanced
13% Expert

The most popular campaigns?
No Mercy
Dark Carnival
Swamp Fever
Dead Air
Hard Rain

The Most popular custom campaigns?
Dead Echo 2
Death Aboard 2
Arena of the Dead 2

We should be adding these into the featured custom campaign list.

There were 6,541,389 incidents of friendly fire.

98% of the game sessions had zero players kicked during the game.

28,495 achievements were earned.

All in all, a pretty good day for a game that was released 969 days ago.