Left 4 Dead 2 Getting 'Realism Mode'

By Chris Faylor, Oct 08, 2009 9:30am PDT It seems Valve revealed more of Left 4 Dead 2 than it meant to while blowing out the game's new Scavenge mode, as 1UP took note of an option for "realism mode."

"That's a special modifier that we forgot to hide for this demo," explained Valve's Chet Faliszek, with marketing VP Doug Lombardi then describing it rather vaguely:

"Take Portal for example: We had our best internal players who could blow through that game in about 30 minutes, but within weeks of launching it we had people on YouTube beating [the testers'] times by 10 minutes or more. Realism is for those players."

The zombie shooter sequel hits PC and Xbox 360 on November 17, backed by a $25M ad campaign and enough hype to guarantee you'll hear plenty more about it before then.

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