More free Day of Defeat begins

Valve again tempts gamers with three more days of no-cost World War II battles.

Upon its release, Day of Defeat: Source was met with positive reviews, although its one sticking point was the limited number of maps available in the game. Developer Valve Software has recently looked to fix that, churning out a couple of new maps--and now it wants to get the word out. Today Valve announced another weekend during which gamers can download Day of Defeat: Source--normally a $20 title--and play for free. The promotional period is already under way, and the free "weekend" will actually spill over into the work week, ending at 1 p.m. PDT on Monday, July 10. Today's announcement follows Valve's first foray into free Day of Defeat in February, when it hosted a similar weekend event. Recently, Valve added a new gameplay mode called Detonation and two new maps, Jagd and Colmar.

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45 comments
metalisticpain
metalisticpain

I loved this game, bought it after the first free weekend ages ago. Recoil does take some getting used to but after that its a tossup whether to go CS or DoD when i want fast online shooting. A good game imo.

matziti
matziti

This game is good. It's very original with the spawning system and it s one of the fastest games ever. If you die you only have to wait max. 10 secs. Recoil is another thing, but you get used to it and it makes your playstyle more realistic. I didnt see any real soldier shooting whilst standing with a BAR. Only there are not that many maps, but I bought it

iscariot83
iscariot83

DOD has always been my favorite half life 2 mod...I bought it bundled with CounterStrike and Half Life 2, but really...paying 20 bucks for this game alone is a bit much. It's great, but it used to be a free mod, and it's not like there's a lot of variety in the gameplay. Same thing for Half Life Episode 1 - I want to play it, but 20 dollars isn't the right cost for what you're getting.

boringmen
boringmen

This is a pretty good game, it got some great actions. Yes, sniper and machine gunner rule the game but that is what smoke grenade and frag are for. Move in with smoke screen and flank those pesky campers, like in real battles. I use SMG and I scored most kills when I played yesterday.

NuclearDruid
NuclearDruid

It is very simple to control the recoil...

XtReMeGaMeR4eVa
XtReMeGaMeR4eVa

"LOL this game is Crap, I had a better chance of buying it before I played the trial. Stick with Counter Strike. You fire 3 shots in this game and your gun points to all the way to the sky, give me a break." Typical Halo fan lol. "What do you mean I can't fire a high powered rifle on full auto with no recoil??? Man this blows I wanna sword fly." haha

nightharvest
nightharvest

I played for a couple of hours, and to be honest can't see myself forking out $US20 for this. Half that price then maybe.....

richardnewns
richardnewns

I played the free weekend, but given my very short life expectancy compared to COD SP, I won't be getting into online gaming. I actually ended up ranked 2nd in one round of games even though I got killed 3 times more that killing enemies, because I helped capture the objective flags. Still, you can't hear people walking around so its easy to get shot by an ememy you can't see - and snipers are just so annoying. Recieving 1 shot kills all the time does not make for a fun game.

SolidSnake1810
SolidSnake1810

LOL this game is Crap, I had a better chance of buying it before I played the trial. Stick with Counter Strike. You fire 3 shots in this game and your gun points to all the way to the sky, give me a break.

stall789
stall789

cant wait to see how dod plays.

reece590
reece590

This game is just to touvhy for me....

darkfox101
darkfox101

i love this game!! Those run n gun games freaken blow like bf2 or css at least this has some tactical in it

mrhankeydinks
mrhankeydinks

if the new guys play as a team it will be great for DOD.

Karjah
Karjah

Meh i guess a lot of people dont like the gameplay mechanics since it doens't involve solo play as much as teamwork. Thats the one thing i hated about CS the game just doesn't really reward good teamwork as much as that one person able to consistatnly get headshots. DoD rewards good teamwork making it a better game IMHO. Kills are nice but ultimatly it's far more rewarding to have a good feeling of teamwork rewarded. I like how DoD does that.

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

I used to play the crap outta DoD when it was a free mod. Now that it runs on Source (and I don't have a powerful enough PC to run it) I have to get my WWII fix through Call of Duty 2. Man, I hope they port Day of Defeat to 360....

GameFace06
GameFace06

I love this game im going to buy it soon

BornGamer
BornGamer

I gave this an hour of my time and while the graphics are great, the gameplay is pure garbage.

QSn_
QSn_

i hate this, now noobs play and tk everyone :P

Boy_Make_Fire
Boy_Make_Fire

Psh..... Screw this...... Go for The Ship instead.... Now theres a quality online FPS!!!....

comb5
comb5

Wait so even if I download this ridicuosly large file I'll only be able to play it until Monday? Forget that.

Baahhhh
Baahhhh

Yet again, those who claim to hate a game provide absolutely no substantiation whatsoever. Stupid ****s

EyeNixon
EyeNixon

CS:S is terrible compared to Day of Defeat ,and I really doubt you've played it becase camping means instantaneous death for you, since anyone can grenade your dumb ass in a few seconds.

bacomonk
bacomonk

Battlefield 1? Never heard of it. (see below).

gertish
gertish

This game is bad. I mean really bad. I tried it for free and wow I am glad they let me try it for free. It's a huge game of camping and being bored. CS:S and battlefield 1 and 2 are much better IMO. You can at least have fun in those.

FRoStYisGoD
FRoStYisGoD

another free DoD weekend hmmm makes me think that not alot of ppl are playing this game and Valve wants to attract more players u dont see CSS free weekends :P

TehPizzaHut
TehPizzaHut

Haha it was the last free weekend that made me get this game. Yay. Lots of noobs to play with this weekend >:D

joff_joff
joff_joff

True that. Free DoD weekend becomes non-n00bs-dont-play weekend.

ihatebugers
ihatebugers

Great, now my favorite servers wil be filled, again.

usaokay
usaokay

No wonder people doesn't buy this game. It sucks.

Atomic_Mutant
Atomic_Mutant

DoD is keep improving...both in content and quality of innovation in graphics. The recent update that added a new gameplay mode is most welcome, as are the new maps that feature for the first time a different time of the day...I'd recommend those curious try it, there is absolutely nothing committed here except for potentially good time.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Good to see that Valve is deciding to do this again. It should get more people into Day of Defeat: Source which I think is a really good game.

bacomonk
bacomonk

lol thats weird, you are on my xfire.

PSdual_wielder
PSdual_wielder

why are ppl bashin DoD? its a great game. and for some of those ppl who say the last free weekend event "almost" got me to buy the game... I BOUGHT THE GAME after the event. all of you out there should enjoy this event and then buy the game.

rifleman91
rifleman91

ok bacomonk...wtf ur on my xfire..lol.anyway anybody who doesnt have dods should get it its really fun. and for bacomonk yes enemy territory is fun but it has way too much lag and every server u go on makes u download sumthin.

Kayrod29
Kayrod29

I'm goign to enjoy this weekend.

gillri
gillri

I got it the day it came out 8 maps now though and hopefully more, great game and is my WW2 shooter of choice sorry COD UO

Chubbums
Chubbums

I never understood why people hate snipers in any FPS's, is it because its the only weapon that requires skill? Spray and Pray isn't for everyone, some of us like to aim. Granted the AWP is cheap but not as cheap as the "Headshot Targeting" AK which has the worst accuracy yet seems to consistently land randoms on someones head every time.

revelations
revelations

Are they trying to get more people to buy it, because I wouldnt buy it for 5 bucks.

Karjah
Karjah

I accually really really enjoyed DoD the graphics are pretty good the gameplay feels balanced and there are no awp whores like in CS. I really wish I could trade in the CS:S that came with my copy of half-life 2 for DoD it just totally blows counterstrike out of the water.