Left 4 Dead On A Crash Course To New DLC

Left 4 Dead 2 doesn't mean the end of downloadable content for the original game, as Valve announces Crash Course, a new single-player, multiplayer, and versus mode campaign for the Xbox 360 and PC.

Crash Course ties together the No Mercy and Death Toll campaigns from the original release, adding a little bit of continuity to the title and taking the piss out of the daring helicopter rescue at the end of No Mercy all at once. It just won't be as much of a relief once you know that the helicopter isn't going to stay airborne long enough to do your team any good.

While Crash Course should be an excellent addition to the Survival and Co-op modes, the core focus of the downloadable content is to deliver " a complete Versus mode experience in just 30 minutes." To that effect they've added a recharge timer for infected teammates, and tweaked item spawning for a more balanced experience.

Gabe Newell took the occasion of this announcement to assure players that support for the first Left 4 Dead is still going full-steam, pun intended.

"Since the release of Left 4 Dead last November, the design team has been excited about creating new experiences for this world and allowing players to do the same, by releasing much of our internal toolset, like the Survival Pack and Authoring Tools," said Gabe Newell. "We're working with the fans toward the ongoing entertainment value of the product."

Look for Crash Course to hit the Xbox 360 and PC this September for 560 Microsoft points. UPDATE: Valve says it will be "free of charge" on PC.


    560 Microsoft Points for PC users? Wouldn't it be included free with a Left 4 Dead update.

      This is correct. I've updated the post.

        Haha! PC rules. Free stuff. If only I owned the game on PC:(

    Great to see Valve is keeping it's promise. I'll be getting this for both versions as soon as it comes out. :)

    oh hell yes! can't wait for this! release date?

    Guess it's time to hit L4D again once this comes out! =) Looking forward this a lot.

    Just had a epic L4D session last weekend.
    13hrs of zombie bitch slapping goodness.

    Fair enough that TF2 is free on PC and not available on XBL for their updates. But like, releasing L4D DLC and charging one but not the other is stupid.

    They're gonna get the sales either way, so wtf!

      So you've got no problem with TF2 DLC being paid but L4D DLC makes no sense? Huh?

      i do believe valve is charging for the TF2 update and releasing it in one big update once the pc updates have finished. Better be achievements too. *waves fist

    If you haven't any MS Points, this map will cost you $16.50 in Australian pesos.

    Good to see, despite buying L4D yonks ago when it was on sale I haven't played much until this weekend, when I joined some mates who were playing it and we had an absolute blast. Though I don't really get why L4D2 isn't just an expansion on this game, but anyway...

    While i have this game on PC, i am still pretty faithful to the xbox 360, and feel pretty damn bad that 360 players have to pay while we get it for free. It's like microsoft are trying to make money at every opportunity!

    Hmmm generally Microsoft only charge money/points if it has achievements. For e.g the last update "Survival" was free for both pc/360. The pc version had achievements whilst the 360 didn't get the extra ones. I wonder if this will include the previous achievements and any new ones. If it doesn't then this is a big joke to charge 560 ms points. Time will tell.

    Fucking Microsoft...If it wasn't for them this would be free!

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