Left 4 Dead Series News


Left 4 Dead 2 may kill again via Xbox One backwards compatibility [Update]

By Daniel Perez, Jan 27, 2016 8:22am PST

Valve's classic 4-player co-op shooter might soon support the Xbox One backwards compatibility feature.


"Even if ~20 is the range, Half-Life is over 17 years old; I think it's close enough."

- RaptorII see all 13 comments

Zombie Army Trilogy adds Left 4 Dead survivors in free update

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 20, 2015 10:12am PDT

As Nazi zombies continue to overrun 1945, it's clear the Zombie Army Trilogy characters need some help. So they've called in the survivors from Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2.


Left 4 Dead: Survivors coming to Japanese arcades

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 30, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Popular zombie-killing shooter Left 4 Dead is becoming an arcade in Japan. While details are scant for now, the collaboration is the second between...


Shack PSA: Left 4 Dead 2 free for Christmas

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 25, 2013 10:35am PST

Valve is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas with a free copy of Left 4 Dead 2!


"Man, I JUST bought the L4D2 4-pack on sale a month ago. Thought I got a good price, but ..."

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Left 4 Dead 3 listing discovered during Valve tour

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 06, 2013 12:30pm PDT

The internet jokes that Valve is allergic to the number 3. However, it appears one sequel may finally reach that ever-elusive number. A recent tour of Valve's office by Reddit members has unearthed a listing for "Left 4 Dead 3."


"I thought that was canceled? There were also rumors of Turtle Rock, creators of the original ..."

- TheIneffableBob see all 33 comments

Resident Evil 6 & Left 4 Dead 2 cross-over in PC-exclusive collaboration

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 15, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Valve loves collaborating with third-party partners whenever they come a-knocking. Capcom has announced that the upcoming PC version of Resident Evil 6 will have cross-over features with Left 4 Dead 2.


"Don't waste your money buying this game, you can download it for free from Mygame9.com"

- getyet9 see all 9 comments

Left 4 Dead 2 adds 'Warcelona' campaign, Workshop private beta

By Steve Watts, Nov 09, 2012 2:30pm PST

Left 4 Dead 2 is getting another community campaign this weekend, along with a private beta for the Workshop features that make finding and subscribing to campaigns easier.


"You're absolutely right, silly mistake on my part. Thanks for pointing it out. "

- SporkyReeve see all 10 comments

Left 4 Dead 2 celebrates Halloween with free weekend

By Steve Watts, Oct 24, 2012 12:45pm PDT

Left 4 Dead 2 is offering a free weekend in celebration of Halloween, complete with a new achievement for current players of the game.


"yes >:( THAT AWKWARD MOMENT AT EVERY MODERN LAN PARTY that's why I have 2 copies in my ..."

- geedeck see all 12 comments

Steam Workshop coming to Left 4 Dead 2

By Steve Watts, Sep 21, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Valve has announced Steam Workshop tools coming to Left 4 Dead 2, including easy mod support, expanded scripting tools, and some mysterious method of folding user content into the game proper.


"Or you could have just bought it from the NZ store, or had it gifted to you by an American friend..."

- Yxalitis see all 6 comments

Left 4 Dead 'Cold Stream' hitting Xbox 360 tomorrow

By Steve Watts, Aug 02, 2012 5:15pm PDT

Left 4 Dead 2's "Cold Stream" update will hit Xbox 360 tomorrow, Valve has announced.


"I haven't played this yet on PC. Been a while since playing L4D. Any Aus shackers interested ..."

- Goblin au see all 4 comments

Left 4 Dead 2 adds Cold Stream update, goes on sale

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2012 11:45am PDT

Left 4 Dead 2 has released the "Cold Stream" update, packing a new community campaign, four campaigns from L4D1, and all-access to Mutations. The game is on sale now for $4.99.


"Just do a mutation that allows survivors to choose to play as 4 of the 8 TF2 characters :p"

- dookiebot see all 16 comments

Left 4 Dead 2 Cold Stream DLC coming July 24

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 02, 2012 7:30am PDT

After over a year of public testing, Valve will officially launch Left 4 Dead 2's Cold Stream DLC for PC and Xbox 360 on July 24, alongside a patch making all mutations available at all times.


"I'll be getting both the XBLA and PC versions, I guess...at least I only need to pay for one of ..."

- RowjinZee see all 49 comments

Payday: No Mercy explains 'how the Left 4 Dead series began'

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 15, 2012 3:15pm PDT

Overkill Software promised it was working on a Left 4 Dead thing. Well, here it is.


"Virgin birth? Fratricide? What is the most overdone trope in existence?"

- ghostdad see all 19 comments

Payday dev collaborating with Valve on Left 4 Dead-y thing

By Alice O'Connor, May 21, 2012 6:00am PDT

It's all go at Payday: The Heist developer Overkill Software these days. As well as working on a sequel and DLC for its coop crime caper FPS, and being acquired by Starbreeze Studios, the Swedes are working with Valve on something Left 4 Dead-y.


"Let them get the long awaited cold stream and L4D1 maps dlc out first! 3-6 months after that I'd ..."

- InfernoAblaze see all 20 comments

Left 4 Dead partially inspired by bird-flu scare

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 30, 2011 4:30pm PDT

The developers of Left 4 Dead look back at the origination of the zombie-killing series, including its inspiration and development.


"Bulls$#t!!!... Zombie Panic was the true Inspiration for L4D gameplay, HUD and mechanics down to ..."

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