Left 4 Dead 2 to Receive a Fan-made Update Next Week!

Left 4 Dead 2 to Receive a Fan-made Update Next Week!

Last month, Valve announced that an update for Left 4 Dead 2, titled “The Last Stand,” is coming soon. Now, the update is finally here and will be going live next week!

There are many people in the gaming community that either like the genre of zombie-survival video games or vehemently oppose the very premise of it.

It is kind of expected actually, given the extreme saturation that the genre faced in the last video game generation.

Left 4 Dead 2 - The Last Stand Update [Official Trailer]

Regardless, if there’s one game that both sides will agree to be the best that the genre can offer, it will certainly be either of the two Left 4 Dead games! Simply put, they are just that good!

But, over the years, the popularity and growth of this franchise, especially Left 4 Dead 2, has slowed down quite a bit, with only around eight thousand players playing the game everyday.

While the figure is by no means a small one, it is certainly low for the franchise.

This slow-down may be due to the lack of updates and new content in the past few years.

Nevertheless, Left 4 Dead 2 still carries a loyal fanbase that puts in a lot of effort to keep the game alive.

Valve also noticed the community’s dedication towards the L4D2 and recently called in a team of dedicated fans to work on an update for the game!

In a week from now, the update will be going live for us to experience!

The update is titled, “The Last Stand” and is essentially the love-child of fans coming together to provide new and amazing content for the game while polishing and refining the old features!

Left 4 Dead 2 to Receive a Fan-made Update Next Week!
Left 4 Dead 2 | Source: Steam

What will the update contain?

The update will contain 20 new survival maps for the game, restored voiceovers, melee weapons, many new achievements, and many bug-fixes!

The exact changes were also uploaded by JAiZ, one of the team members working on the update, on their YouTube channel with the update’s trailer.

They are as follows:

  • The Last Stand campaign – The survivors decide to take an alternate path in hopes of salvation, but is this path truly safe?
  • 30 brand new achievements – New and unique milestones to strive for!
  • 26 new survival maps – How long can you survive against the endless hordes?
  • 4 new scavenge maps – Wait, people still play scavenge?
  • 2 brand new melee weapons – Hunt down a Jockey with the pitchfork or whack it with the shovel. Satisfaction guaranteed!
  • L4D1 infected – The L4D1 infected are back, and they’re bloodier than ever!
  • New and previously unused voice lines for survivors – Rochelle has a personality now!
  • New character animations – New, improved, and overhauled animations by our skilled modding team!
  • Reworked gun models and animations – The guns now behave more like real guns!
  • PvP enhancements and balance changes – New attack spots, new tank spawns, and hundreds of newly infected ladders for the competitive modes!
  • Official implementation of CSS weapons – The CSS weapons are now available to everyone!
  • Brand new mutations Rocketdude and Tank Run – Ever wanted to launch yourself around with a grenade launcher, or run away from hordes of tanks? We’ve got you covered.
  • Improved UI options – Single-player option for more game modes, Versus Survival is officially brought to the main menu, easier game mode switching, and new outro stats!
  • Hundreds of bug and exploit fixes – The days of falling through elevators are gone!

How will the update be distributed?

Till now, Valve has not made any official statements whether there is some form of extra procedure for installing this update or not.

So, for the time being, it is safe to say that the upcoming L4D2 update will be the same as the regular ones and will be automatically installed on your Steam account.

Left 4 Dead 2 to Receive a Fan-made Update Next Week!
Left 4 Dead 2 | Source: Steam

That’s all there is, folks! All we can do now is wait and hope that this new, major update for this beloved title can attract many new players and bring back the old fans!

Minimum SpecsRecommended Specs
OSWindows® 7 32/64-bit/ Vista 32/ 64/ XPWindows® 7 32/ 64-bit / Vista 32/ 64 / XP
ProcessorPentium 4 3.0GHzIntel core 2 duo 2.4GHz
Memory2 GB RAM2 GB RAM
GraphicsATI X1600, Nvidia 7600 or betterATI X800, Nvidia 6600 or better
DirectXVersion 9.0cVersion 9.0c
GPU VRam256128
Storage13 GB13 GB

About Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2, the sequel to 2008’s critically-acclaimed Left 4 Dead, is a multiplayer survival shooter developed and published by Valve.

Here, you play as a survivor, grouped together with a team of other survivors. Armed with dangerously awesome firearms, melee weapons, and medkits, your goal is to work together with your team to survive the apocalypse for as long as you can!

However, the question still remains; will you really be able to endure the hordes of zombies and infected coming at you from all directions and with all sorts of tricks up their sleeves?

Left 4 Dead 2 was released on Xbox 360, PC, macOS, and Linux on November 17th,  2009.