Left 4 Dead 2 'Dead Air' will unlock early

Left 4 Dead 2 players smashed Valve's challenge to unlock the port of Left 4 Dead's 'Dead Air' campaign early, beating the target in only four and a half hours.

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Last week, Valve promised to release the Left 4 Dead 2 version of classic Left 4 Dead episode 'Dead Air' if players helped beta test new community-made map Cold Stream, setting a target for 20,000 playthroughs. Good news! "You started playing at 10am on Wednesday morning. Four and half hours later you surpassed the 20,000 target," Valve revealed in a blog post. "By 5pm you passed 30,000. By this morning at 10am – a mere 24 hours later you hit 60,774!"

"We are going to try and release it as early as possible but will release it on July 22nd the latest," Valve said. "It isn't currently ready for release as we have been working on The Terminal and Finale maps and need to test them more internally."

The developer also mentions working on a new version of the finale in L4D2's 'Dead Carnival' episode, "and some gameplay changes for finales in general." As ever, the changes will hit PC and Mac first.

Once the changes have been given a good testing, and Cold Stream and the rest of the original L4D episodes are finished, it'll all head over to Xbox 360 too. "What date is that?" Valve asks. "Hard to say but with your help it just got closer."

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    July 11, 2011 6:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Left 4 Dead 2 'Dead Air' will unlock early.

    Left 4 Dead 2 players smashed Valve's challenge to unlock the port of Left 4 Dead's 'Dead Air' campaign early, beating the target in only four and a half hours.

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      July 11, 2011 6:17 AM

      Nice!

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      July 11, 2011 12:03 PM

      A week after Valve released mod tools, ALL L4D1 maps were available for download.


      "We will support L4D1 like we support TF2."


      Fuck you valve, fuck you.

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        July 11, 2011 12:06 PM

        Oh I wanna be the first to reply to this one.

        *grabs popcorn*

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          July 11, 2011 12:12 PM

          Yeah I dont even know how to reply to be honest

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        July 11, 2011 12:15 PM

        Can I get hats in L4D2?

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        July 11, 2011 12:15 PM

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        July 11, 2011 12:19 PM

        i....i...don't even know how to begin reading your post.

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        July 11, 2011 12:22 PM

        What do you even mean?

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        July 11, 2011 12:23 PM

        wait this rant is about l4d1 or 2? I'm confused

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        July 11, 2011 12:25 PM

        i *think* he is angry that he believes Valve said they would support L4D1 as they support Tf2 (ie. lots of content updates) but then they just up and released L4D2 instead of releasing tons of content for L4D1.

        I think. I dunno.

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          July 11, 2011 12:33 PM

          On the plus side, it's almost November so L4d3 should be right around the corner.

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        July 11, 2011 12:57 PM

        Fuck them for what? For providing tools to mod the game and bringing free content and updates?

        Do you hate life?

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        July 11, 2011 1:01 PM

        Riddle me this, What other developer would take the time (and money) to make their previous game available to play through the latest title in a series?

        Answer: Fucking no one, that's who.

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        July 11, 2011 1:20 PM

        He's referring to the fact that you can already play all the L4D1 maps in L4D2 already. This has been possible ever since Valve updated L4D2 with the ability to play custom add on campaigns. You basically just copy all of the campaign maps from your L4D1 folder to L4D2 download the custom addon file and voila. All the new guns/characters/infected are there in classic L4D maps. The thing is that some of the events don't work at all in the finales along with various other glitches.

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        July 11, 2011 4:11 PM

        i think the l4d1 elitist fags should all die in a fire.
        l4d2 - this is the IN place!

        now that's some awesome trolling.

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        July 11, 2011 9:32 PM

        I just sold my Steam copy of L4D2 on eBay because of this fine post

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      July 11, 2011 12:16 PM

      I did it yesterday with ConFearcy aka Mr Jerkface and Classicfork (I think).

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        July 11, 2011 12:48 PM

        Hey now, I gave you one of my medpacks!

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          July 11, 2011 1:33 PM

          And I appreciate it, would not have made it otherwise. That end part has changed a LOT since I played it last.

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      July 11, 2011 9:29 PM

      Excellent, looking forward to Dead Air in L4D2, I loved the No Mercy L4D2 remake, it's was amazing.

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      July 12, 2011 5:33 AM

      Dead Air vs Death Toll? I would have preferred Death Toll but I loved all the maps in L4D1!

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