Left 4 Dead Survival Pack PC update is now available


The survival pack update is now available for download. Open your steam clients and start downloading! For those who haven’t bought a copy, the GOTY (Game of The Year) edition will be available at Retailers worldwide on the month of May. I first noticed the update available for download beginning from 6:30AM GMT+8. Of course, it’s FREE.

Survival Mode
*New gameplay Mode
*16 maps including Last Stand
*Leaderboards
*7 new achievements

Versus Changes
*2 new versus campaigns
*Fixed a case where versus team score would continue to be recalculated after the score panel was displayed
*Fixed an issue with recalculating the versus score health bonus for a player when they are rescued from being incapacitated
*Fixed being able to start a swing as an infected, then teleport to the survivors and have the claw swing hit a survivor
*Fixed a case where teleporting to the survivors would not reset the ability timer
*Fixed an exploit where you could load the chamber of a weapon with bullets by holding down the melee key
*Fixed a case where it was not possible to join a game while it was in a finale
*Fixed a rare case where listen servers would speed up the game over time
*Removed convars related to melee fatigue
*Fixed a case where infected players would get a respawn time on their initial spawn into a map

Server Changes
*Made ms_force_dedicated_server not require cheats
*Add a message when queuing a heartbeat
*Simplified setting of game mode
*Removed convars director_no_human_zombies and director_holdout_mode
*Added mp_gamemode [coop,versus,survival]

General
*Added lobby join and leave messages

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As you can see, it’s not that hard to reach the bronze record of 4 minutes survival. But to reach the silver 7th minute? You’re a lucky man to have a random reliable team. Let’s not talk about 10 minutes to gold record until you’ve passed at least silver. My first impression of this survival pack is composed of one word: CRAZY. This survival mode will change the way you think about cpu zombies for good. Take a look at the hunter for example, it dares to pounce you even when you’re so near to your buddies. Which will only cause them to step aside from the impact. It’s feels like how you were pushed back as a zombie. A single smoker in versus mode may not cause you too much problem. But how about 2 simultaneos smokers in survival mode? Can you handle that amidst all the raging cpu zombies? Best of Luck until the tank comes… Come to think of it, it’s not just the special infected that’s more than 1, even the tanks can spawn for 2 or 3 simultaneosly.

Update 1/1/09:

L4D is again updated with a more detailed Status Page.

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