Left 4 Dead 2 Now Officially Supports Custom Campaigns

Valve's gift to the Left 4 Dead 2 customisation community has arrived with the release of official campaign authoring tools and add-on support. You want to play custom campaigns of your own or someone else's creation? Go nuts.

The Left 4 Dead 2 authoring tools include support for AI Director logic for variable level layouts and the option to use a single map in any mode—Versus, Co-op, Scavenge and Survival. And it looks like your original Left 4 Dead creations will work, provided those creations are recompiled in the new authoring tools.

Naturally, this is for the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2, so fire up Steam to download the add-on and creation tools.

Sorry, no Christmas break for you, modding community. But we're pretty happy that Valve got this SDK out the door a heck of a lot faster than it did for the original Left 4 Dead.

All I want for Christmas is an SDK [L4D Blog]


    Confuses me a bit how Valve, a company who always has such great modding support for their games, has released two games in a row and delayed their official modding support.

    I bet a lot of people are liking this early Christmas present. And why not? Everybody likes to edit a game or two.

    I really like the idea of giving the community the tools to create their own content then offering that you the public. I can hardly wait for the Dragon age DLC stuff that people create, even thought I own it on the PS3 and they said that the DLC from the community would be scaled back on consoles. It should be good.

    This is an idea that should be implemented in as many games as possible

    how about an "Atkinson" mod? Where you slaughter horde's of Micks? or warp the fascist into special "Atkinsons", he'd mod well to all the special infected types... just a thought. Yeah, not a good idea for the R18+ cause... but jeeezus, i'd be all over a mod to slaughter this man in a game!

    Merry fucken Christmas everyone! and you too Mick!

    Mr Spoon wonders if he could create a 'Blood and Guts' mod for L4D2.

    Mr Spoon wonders how long it will take for someone to create an Anti-Atkinson mod.

    Thank god I've been waiting for this for a while, now I can get started on my gaming convention campaign featuring cosplay zombies.

    There's already a censor switch for l4d2 :)

    google is your friend

    awesome news! now all i need is the game!!

    ... and some kind of an idea as to wtf i would actually be doing!

    It's always a good thing to see the user-created content community thrive. Now I just wish they'd release the most popular ones on the 360. Still won't happen, though...

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