Left 4 Dead 2 Avatar awards exhumed, preorder demo online

Valve confirms support for underexploited Xbox 360 reward system; PC, console sampler now available for prepurchasers.

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Microsoft may have made achievement points mandatory for all Xbox 360 games, but such a stringent rule has yet to be applied to Avatar awards. Introduced with the Avatar Marketplace in August, the reward program sees gamers gaining items for their Xbox Live personas by accomplishing certain tasks within a game. However, as the program remains optional, few developers have made use of reward system.

Today, though, Valve confirmed that Left 4 Dead 2 will be among that diminutive list of Avatar award-compatible games. By completing specific in-game tasks, Xbox 360 gamers will be able to acquire items, such as med kits and garden gnomes, as well as zombie and Depeche Mode T-shirts. A comprehensive list of awards with their requirements can be found below.

A sequel to last year's well-received survival horror first-person shooter, Left 4 Dead 2 will be available for the Xbox 360 and PC on November 17. A demo is now available to those who preorder the Xbox 360 or PC editions of the game.

Beat all five campaigns, and this Med Kit could be yours!
Beat all five campaigns, and this Med Kit could be yours!

Avatar Awards
Med Kit - Unlock the Med Kit by beating all five campaigns on any skill level.
Frying Pan - Unlock the Frying Pan by killing 10,000 Infected.
Garden Gnome - Unlock the Garden Gnome by rescuing Gnome Chompski.
Bull Shifters Shirt - Unlock the Bull Shifters shirt by winning 10 games of Versus.
Left 4 Dead 2 Shirt - Unlock the Left 4 Dead 2 shirt by winning 10 games of Scavenge.
Zombie Hand Shirt - Unlock the Zombie Hand shirt by killing 10,000 Infected.
Depeche Mode Shirt - Unlock the Depeche Mode shirt by rescuing Gnome Chompski.

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