Left 4 Dead Patch Fixes Survival Mode Exploits

By Nick Breckon, Apr 23, 2009 5:05pm PDT The first post-Survival patch for Left 4 Dead has gone live, fixing a number of exploits and bugs introduced in the free update.

The patch notably addresses exploits on several Survival mode maps. Tank-spawning bugs and leaderboard issues have also been alleviated.

The full list of changes:

  • Darkened the Lighthouse background movie and increased the contrast with the user interface elements
  • Chapter selection is now available when creating a Survival lobby
  • Single player coop now works correctly after playing Survival online
  • The correct game mode will be set when playing back a demo
  • Changed holdout server spew to be development only
  • Stats are no longer updated while viewing a demo
  • Correctly update the leaderboard based on the player's personal time, not the team best time
  • Show the player's best time in the scoreboard
  • Removed Survival exploits from The Terminal, Last Stand, The Crane, The Boathouse and The Warehouse
  • Fixed tanks sometimes not spawning after 15-20 minutes

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