Valve Confirms Left 4 Dead and L4D2 DLC for Oct. 5

By Brian Leahy, Sep 27, 2010 12:20pm PDT Valve has confirmed that 'The Sacrifice', DLC for both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, will be released on October 5 for the PC and Xbox 360. It will be free for both games on the PC, while the Xbox 360 DLC will cost 560 MS Points ($7).

"'The Sacrifice' is the prequel to 'The Passing,' and takes place from the L4D Survivors' perspective as they make their way South," reads the press release. "In addition to advancing the story, 'The Sacrifice' introduces a new style finale featuring "Sacrificial Gameplay" where players get to decide who will give their life so the others may live."

In L4D, 'The Sacrifice' will include the campaign and maps playable in Versus and Survival. In L4D2, the DLC will yield the same campaign, which is played using the L4D characters, and the first game's 'No Mercy' campaign as an added bonus. Both campaigns will include L4D2 weapons and Special Infected. The maps will be playable in Versus, Survival, and Scavenge modes, as well.

PC Gamer, which correctly placed the DLC's release on October 5, also reported that 'The Sacrifice' would launch alongside the Mac version of Left 4 Dead 2, but Valve made no mention of this in its release. Shacknews has asked Valve for more information on a Mac launch for L4D2 or L4D.

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  • Since June, me and my friends have been playing on L4D1 maps using L4D2 special infected and weapons with a few custom maps and mods available at No Mercy is easily the most popular because of the inclusion of the new infected, so I can see where Valve is coming from with this.

    But let me tell you.. the Spitter just OWNS in No Mercy, because of the narrow corridors throughout it. The charger also has several delicious spots to pull off a death charge, particularly on the last 2 maps.

    As before, you can completely wipe the survivors off the map as they climb that ladder just before you get to the finale's crescendo event area. But it's made even more dangerous with a charger and jockey.