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April 20th Update

April 20, 2012 - L4D Team

Today we have released a pretty big update for Left 4 Dead 2 that includes map bug and exploits fixes.

These changes will be coming to the Xbox 360 with the title update that will accompany Cold Streamís release. Before we send the game off to certification, we want to test these fixes on the PC. So please, give these maps a play through and tell us what you think.

The Cold Stream DLC will include 21 maps in total - the Cold Stream, Blood Harvest, Crash Course, Dead Air, and Death Toll campaigns. Besides the massive amount of new content, 360 users will also be getting many of the bug fixes and changes we have implemented since the last update.

We donít have a release date yet, but we will make sure to post the minute we do.

Friday the 13th Update - Last Man On Earth, Loners?

April 13, 2012 - L4D Team

Last Man On Earth
You will become legend to the infected as the last human left.

You are the only Survivor left in the world. No split screen help. No Survivor bots. But don't worry you aren't entirely alone. While there are no common Infected, Special Infected will hunt you down and become close, close friends with you.

While the first part of this blog post should make the results of our last poll obvious, the second place finisher is just as interesting. Between Lone Gunman and "scared to play alone," seems about 30% of you are "scared to play alone" Ė putting that choice in second place. With that being true, today is a great day to overcome that fear and play Left 4 Dead 2 alone with Last Man On Earth.

After all, it is Friday the 13th, what could happen?

March 29th Update - Versus Survival

March 29, 2012 - L4D Team

Versus Survival
The first Survivor team sets the time. The second team tries to beat it. Then the first team tries to beat the second team's time. Then the second team tries to beat the first team's time. And then the... you get the idea. Rounds keep switching until someone fails to beat the previous time.

This is a great way to try Versus. Rounds are only as long as you can keep beating each otherís times. There are no rushing Survivors. Infected spawns get quicker as the time increases. It is mayhem filled with all the weapon perks and items. Whatís not to like? Give it a try.

Next Mutation For the Loners?
For the next mutation, do you prefer Lone Gunman or Last Man on Earth? Let us know.

March 16th Update - Four Swordsmen of the Apocalypse, DLC Date, Upcoming Mutations

March 16, 2012 - L4D Team

Four Swordsmen of the Apocalypse
Four Swords against plenty of apocalypse!

Armed with only swords the survivors face near continuous streams of Special Infected ready to be sliced and diced.

DLC Date
Now that we have a solid version of the maps (some minor changes still coming), we are focused on the DLC and getting some pesky bugs out of the shipping version. As soon as we have a release date we will let you know.

Upcoming Mutations
Thursday we tweeted out a request for the next mutation. Minutes later we had a request for Four Swordsmen and just as we said it aloud we decided to load it up and check it Ė it had been awhile and we have some new members of our team.

Four hours later we realized we better ship this since itĎs what we tested. So while it only has three votes, we will take the top tweets for upcoming Mutations. Right now we are leaning towards Versus Survival. A team favorite as well.

Feb 24th Update

February 24, 2012 - L4D Team

Taannkk!, Thaaannkks!

Everything is coming up Taannkk!!

Scared to play Versus? Think there is too much strategy? Donít want to embarrass yourself? Give Taannkk!! a try. We simplify everything. What does everyone spawn as? Tanks. What is trying to kill you? Tanks. Why should you keep running? Tanks. Youíre welcome.

With the update this week we want to take a moment and thank everyone in the L4D2 community. Many of the bug fixes and changes over the last few months have come from the community. These fixes and changes will help make the game not just better for PC players who are already seeing the fixes, but Xbox players as well who will see them in a future update.

So thanks to everyone in the Steam forums, Twitter, and Facebook. You are helping make Left 4 Dead 2 better.