Left 4 Dead DLC gratis on PC, 360

That Valve would offer its upcoming Left 4 Dead downloadable content to PC gamers for free isn't all that surprising. After all, the Half-Life 2 creator has taken a magnanimous approach with The Orange Box, updating the multiplayer-only pack-in Team Fortress 2 with new maps, class abilities, and...

That Valve would offer its upcoming Left 4 Dead downloadable content to PC gamers for free isn't all that surprising. After all, the Half-Life 2 creator has taken a magnanimous approach with The Orange Box, updating the multiplayer-only pack-in Team Fortress 2 with new maps, class abilities, and achievements on a regular basis. Those same updates, however, come at a price for those who purchased the Xbox 360 edition of The Orange Box--and are still unavailable.

With Turtle Rock Studios' Left 4 Dead, though, Valve has achieved a coup of sorts against Microsoft, which Gabe Newell blamed for The Orange Box DLC surcharge on the Xbox 360. The publisher said today that both PC and Xbox 360 owners of Left 4 Dead will receive the upcoming DLC for free when it goes online this spring. The content update, titled the Left 4 Dead Survival Pack, adds in the titular multiplayer mode as well as two full campaigns for the versus mode.

According to online reports, survival mode tasks up to four players with surviving wave after wave of onrushing zombies across a dozen or more maps. Survival times are then logged, as players compete against others to see who can outlast the zombie infestation the longest. As expected, the versus mode update will provide campaigns for the Death Toll and Dead Air scenarios.

For more information, check out GameSpot's review of Left 4 Dead.

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205 comments
Livid_Saint
Livid_Saint

i would have rather paid so i would have some achievemnts to try and get and maybe a mall campaign. i would have even been happy with a high school shooting zombie cheer leaders and all those little clicks lol

Bostydasnoman
Bostydasnoman

can you tell me how to create your levels for PC?

ZombieHadouken
ZombieHadouken

also, the PC version is way better.....you can download a map editor and create your own levels, that of course, is not in the 360 version.

ZombieHadouken
ZombieHadouken

no one seems to remember that when this game first came out, it was an unfinished mess, full of glitches, and freeze ups. now its nice to hear that a DLC is going to be free, but shouldnt the 2 versus levels have been included from the beginning? i used to love this game, but when it was "updated", all they really did was make it harder to get the nothing special achievement becuse some idiot found out how to glitch it. since the update, when playing with bots, they are the dumbest computerized teammates EVER. it used to not be so bad, between that and the little tweaks like making the tank stronger (they dd that becuase of all the emails they recieved from from whiners who cant figure out how to use the tank. ...sorry for the rant....but, IT WOULDNT BE SO BAD IF THEY ACTUALLY FIXED THE GLITCHES.....why can a special infected hit me through a solid brick wall still? why does the hunter pull a kitty pryde and "phase" through the survivor your trying to pounce? ....look, my complaint with LEFT4DEAD is that as fun as it is.....all the glitches, and releasing what is basically an unfinished game ruin what could be a great game.

tannerw1
tannerw1

i cant wait for this! thumbs up valve. epic should take note

BloodyOwl411
BloodyOwl411

This is proof that valve loves us!!!! Lol

DamnedApples
DamnedApples

yes...it's freeeeeeee.....now I can use my 1600 point-card for something else ; )

spunk_mouth_69
spunk_mouth_69

ya there will be a new campaign map and its called lighthouse, I saw it on ign

Neax69
Neax69

come on, all this new stuff is great but all Left 4 Dead fans need new campaign maps!!!!!!!PLEASE????????????

Kenji_Masamune
Kenji_Masamune

so zombie survival mode and having dead air and death toll being available (FINALLY) in versus? Free is free, and while I'm stoked about this, I'd GLADLY PAY for a expansion of some sort.. like new scenarios, outfits, and weapons.

bananaxx2
bananaxx2

i hope that came out soon T_T i dont want to wait...

Dem0nD0nkey
Dem0nD0nkey

looks sweet and free don have thinkin i should buy it

0oJazZMano0
0oJazZMano0

Ok ok...last post. I've been doing some searching n i want to see the Death Aboard Campaign in the DLC. You start off in a prison, jump on a boat and have the finale on an island with a lighthouse. Sounds great but is it just a PC mod???? Anyone know????

0oJazZMano0
0oJazZMano0

I mean COME ON!!! I heard on the grapevine that there would be new weapons and 2 new co-op campaigns. The grapevine being Xbox Live I assumed this info was legit. I'm quite disappointed, no......very!

0oJazZMano0
0oJazZMano0

no extra 'co-op' campaigns though......that's a HUGE let down man!

m-o-l-o-k-o
m-o-l-o-k-o

its not free ..... the game was incomplete thank anyway valve

kurohubby
kurohubby

It's FREEEEEE! Two campaigans in versus mode, also in regular co-op mode 2 right?

kurohubby
kurohubby

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buffdaddy69
buffdaddy69

"BloudyHell Posted Feb 18, 2009 4:34 pm GMT The Versus maps for Dear Air and Death Toll should have been available from the day 1, so if Valve charge $$$ for them it would be total BS. It's good that Valve has the common sense not to screw their fans over. A new multiplayer type is cool, but I was hoping after all this time, they would have at least added a new campaign." jesus christ people need to learn how to read articles properly.

youthoftigers
youthoftigers

With the update there will be two new campaigns the dead air and and death toll maps available in multy player as everyone already knows but there is a rumore that there will be a new character along with new guns.

nexttre123
nexttre123

d3emondav3, i agree with you that left for dead is a good game however you are judging resident evil 5 to it, which hasnt even been released yet. However im looking forward to the new pack and RE5

Joey1256
Joey1256

Even though i'm happy about the new mode and that the two campaigns being added to versus mode. I would of liked to have some new campaigns and/or weapons.

technowiz999
technowiz999

i love how people are talking about EA always screwing their fans with no mention of ActiBliz...two peas in a pod my friends. Though one is improving while the other has just started price gouging

P90E21
P90E21

They probibly didn't have time to add them into the game but its cool that we get this for free.

BloudyHell
BloudyHell

The Versus maps for Dear Air and Death Toll should have been available from the day 1, so if Valve charge $$$ for them it would be total BS. It's good that Valve has the common sense not to screw their fans over. A new multiplayer type is cool, but I was hoping after all this time, they would have at least added a new campaign.

vito_128
vito_128

Valve, they really do respect us the fans and are not after the profits. Kudos to them.

d3emondav3
d3emondav3

If you think that Left 4 Dead owns Resident Evil 5 (at least the demo) give me a thumbs up. If you think RE5 is the better zombie shooter, then give me a thumbs down.

darkmask1991
darkmask1991

EA Rocks!!!! Valve sucks. (how many thumbs down i wonder?)

simonsworld
simonsworld

valve are the best for rewarding there fanbase at there time and expense, take note again EA

lacedelli
lacedelli

I relly like the fact that it's free, tough this is one of the DLcontents that I'm willing to buy

DarkSynDrom
DarkSynDrom

Free, just what I was waiting to hear. Though, I would have shelled out some money for it either way.

Jessman
Jessman

I'll keep waiting for the special Infected and a new Campaign. But it's nice to know that Valve hasn't lost it's touch, can't wait for the new stuff Valve!

TriviumA7X
TriviumA7X

... question here.... why when you shoot limbs off the zombies.... why do they look like they were cut off with a sword and not blown off?

naughtynuggetz
naughtynuggetz

Ah this is good news, nice to know the DLC is free.

TriviumA7X
TriviumA7X

hmm... too bad L4D wasn't free... most repetetive shooter I ever bought..... Valve stop f-king with this stupid game and develop something good...

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

L4D might have interested me if it had a good story driven SP series, unfortunately it didn't it. Still, it would be nice to hear something on HL2 Ep3 Valve! Anything at all? A couple of pictures? PLEASE!!!!

Fady117
Fady117

About time lol!! can't wait to see those new maps!! the game rocks already, played it at my friend's and sure want to grab it. DLC sounds real cool.

wox232
wox232

They neglect to mention the addition of the SDK here. Can't wait to see the user-generated content this game is going to see...on the PC, of course.

wowshan
wowshan

I don't know... I was kind of hoping for some new Campaign mode maps... This is good too, though. I still wish Valve would get some new maps for us to mess around with for campaign! ZOMBIE MALL!!!

Ergo_Proxy656
Ergo_Proxy656

The news is great; the fact that it's free is fantastic. =D

53xD
53xD

Hell yeah, a gamer can always depend on a company like Valve to deliver quality service.