Yet Another Left 4 Dead News Roundup

2 Nov
Yet Another Left 4 Dead News Roundup

Left 4 Dead 2 Avatar Awards
As speculated by us way back in June when Avatar Awards were announced, Left 4 Dead 2 is getting a whole heap of stuff for preparing your Avatar for the impending zomboxalypse [Ed- too much].

The full list (found over on the Steam forums) is below. It all looks fairly possible and as an added bonus you don’t have to pay for any of it!

“AVATARITEM_MEDKIT_DSP” “Med Kit”
“AVATARITEM_MEDKIT_DSC” “A Med Kit earned by beating all five campaigns.”
“AVATARITEM_MEDKIT_HOW” “Unlock the Med Kit by beating all five campaigns.”
“AVATARITEM_BULLSHIFTERSSHIRT_DSP” “Bull Shifters Shirt”
“AVATARITEM_BULLSHIFTERSSHIRT_DSC” “A Bull Shifters shirt earned by winning 10 games of Versus.”
“AVATARITEM_BULLSHIFTERSSHIRT_HOW” “Unlock the Bull Shifters shirt by winning 10 games of Versus.”
“AVATARITEM_LEFT4DEAD2SHIRT_DSP” “Left 4 Dead 2 Shirt”
“AVATARITEM_LEFT4DEAD2SHIRT_DSC” “A Left 4 Dead 2 shirt earned by winning 10 games of Scavenge.”
“AVATARITEM_LEFT4DEAD2SHIRT_HOW” “Unlock the Left 4 Dead 2 shirt by winning 10 games of Scavenge.”
“AVATARITEM_ZOMBIEHANDSHIRT_DSP” “Zombie Hand Shirt”
“AVATARITEM_ZOMBIEHANDSHIRT_DSC” “A scary zombie shirt earned by killing 10,000 Infected.”
“AVATARITEM_ZOMBIEHANDSHIRT_HOW” “Unlock the Zombie Hand shirt by killing 10,000 Infected.”
“AVATARITEM_DEPECHEMODESHIRT_DSP” “Depeche Mode Shirt”
“AVATARITEM_DEPECHEMODESHIRT_DSC” “A sweet Depeche Mode shirt earned by rescuing Gnome Chompski from the Dark Carnival.”
“AVATARITEM_DEPECHEMODESHIRT_HOW” “Unlock the Depeche Mode shirt by rescuing Gnome Chompski from the Dark Carnival.”

Left 4 Dead 2 DLC Discovered… And Then Debunked
Coming from the same sort of people that dissected the code for the Avatar Awards above, the discovery of two files named ‘Miracle’ and ‘Apocalypse’ DLC seemed to confirm that we wouldn’t be waiting as long from some new L4D2 DLC as we did for the original.

Alas it was not to be though, with Chet Faliszek (writer at Valve) quickly debunking the find as just test DLC necessary for the Xbox quality control measures.

Still at least we know it’ll work when they do release some.

Left 4 Dead 2 Compatible With Left 4 Dead 1
Similar to a sort of Rockband 1 to 2 interaction feature, the inclusion of Left 4 Dead 1 players appearing as ‘Friends playing this game’ in the Left 4 Dead 2 menu has gotten gamers all excited about not having to decide between the games.

While this sort of feature would be something I’d expect Valve to be shouting about, they’ve remained suspiciously quiet on the whole matter, so we’ve not been getting our hopes up. Still, as they say, while the pessimist may be proven right in the long run, the optimist has a better time getting there. C’mon Valve, pull more awesomeness out of your L4D2 hat!

Left 4 Dead 2 Realism Mode Video
Watch the Left 4 Dead 2 Realism mode walkthrough from G4TV.

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