Left 4 Dead 2 Updates Bringing More Bots, Auto-Spawning Tweaks

By Chris Faylor, Jan 25, 2010 1:50pm PST Describing the new Left 4 Dead 2 update as "a few weeks out," developer Valve has outlined a few of the changes coming to PC and Xbox 360 in a recent blog post.

Among the coming changes is the addition of computer-controlled bots to the Infected side of Versus mode, with Valve explaining that this is meant "to help out the Infected when they are down a man or two" and "will also make 1v1 Versus a bit more fun."

In addition, the company has been "experimenting with a solution for auto-spawning in Versus finales," such as removing auto-spawning altogether. It also cautions that such changes must be measured to see how their affect ib gameplay balance, which currently gives individual survivors a 34.56% chance of finishing the finale--a figure that drops down to 29.61% if you exclude Dark Carnival and its soon-to-be-fixed "cheese spot."

As for the most popular mode, Versus or Campaign, Valve says "it really depends on the day, as they are almost always statistically tied," and adds that work on L4D2's first downloadable add-on, "The Passing," is in "full swing" with voice recording soon.

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