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Left 4 Dead 2’s First DLC Unites Survivors

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Valve have announced the first bit of Add-on DLC for Left 4 Dead 2. Called “The Passing,” the new content is set after “Dead Centre.”

“The Passing” introduces a new "uncommon common" infected type, two new weapons – one melee, one firearm – and "a new co-operative challenge mode of play." The campaign takes place in "in a small town in rural Georgia," but will see the four survivors – Ellis, Coach, Rochelle, and Nick – meeting up with the survivors from the first game – Bill, Francis, Zoey and Louis.

What they don’t quite say is whether or not the original survivors are still alive, or if they’re rotting corpses intent on EAAATTING YOUR BRRRRAAAAINS – or whether it’ll lead to an 8 player co-op fest.

I’d be content with either. The Passing is expected on Steam and XBL in autumn of 2010.

Last Updated: December 15, 2009


  1. Grant Hinds

    December 15, 2009 at 10:27

    Frikkin’ awesome write up. I hope they’re zombies chasing you! Problem with this is that I truly feel that the ENTIRE of L4D2 is, or should’ve been, an expansion…


    • LazySAGamer

      December 15, 2009 at 10:54

      Well in L4D2 we have 4 new characters, new areas, new weapons and new zombies… that pretty much covers everything a sequel needs to.

      Be honest, if it wasn’t a Valve game no one would have expected this to be an expansion…

      It’s got more new ideas than Gears2 or Halo 3 and no one complained about them


  2. Goose

    December 15, 2009 at 10:49

    Have the lag issues been fixed yet on the 360? Wifey and I are keen to get L4D2 but I’m hesitant if the lag hasn’t been sorted….


    • Geoff

      December 15, 2009 at 11:06

      If you play on server, it’ll lag – even though they have fixed the problem on their side. We’re still subject to international latencies.

      thankfully there’s a way to host games yourself, which works much butter for us South Africans – provided we keep the games local.



      • Goose

        December 15, 2009 at 11:30

        Thank you sir =)


  3. Uberutang

    December 15, 2009 at 16:09

    The way I read the press release, the 4 originals will be NPC’s, that work with you and your crew.


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