Left 4 Dead 2 New Changes Designed To Make It Less Rage Quit-y

Valve is making some noteworthy changes to the way Left 4 Dead 2 plays, the way it scores and the way it can sometimes infuriate players.

The official Left 4 Dead site outlines some, but not all, of those impending changes to the Charger, the Tank and how friendly fire between Survivors is handled. In short, the Charger will be better rewarded for utilising his special skills to take down humans, some friendly fire will be ignore and you'll be switched to an already flaming Tank a lot less.

Here are some of the specifics.

The Charger

  • Charger now receives 300 points for any Survivor that is insta-killed.
  • Charger now receives 100 points for any Survivor that is insta-incapped by a charge.
  • Any infected that causes a Survivor to stumble into a "ledge hang" situation will receive 50 points.

Friendly Fire

  • Bullets that first pass through an infected character before striking a Survivor are now ignored as friendly fire.

The Tank

  • Tanks go into a stasis when they spawn and leave stasis when the human player takes over.
  • Tanks do not attack when they are in stasis.
  • Tanks in stasis are invisible but still show a glow to the infected team.
  • Tanks in stasis cannot be set on fire.

The Invisible Tank [L4D Blog]


Comments

    hey, with regards to the gimped version Australia got:

    can you play the uncensored game in Aus? can you use your normal steam account? will you get perma banned ? ect

    like with the demo there was just some txt file you changed. is it still that easy?

      Haven't heard anything to the contrary, but it is probably best you don't edit anything. Bad news is that the R18+ discussion is post-poned till after this election in November, and even then it is still a discussion.
      http://www.r18games.com.au/

      You can buy the uncut version cd key online and use it in Australia... or get someone from overseas to gift the uncut version to you. This game isnt really worth touching unless you have the uncensored....

      You can still edit the game files to play it uncensored and Valve has not done anything to stop this (if anything, the ease hints towards them not really caring) however if you do change it, you'll only be able to play with people who have also done the change to make theirs uncensored.

      To buy it uncensored online, all you need is a friend (sometime nicknamed *cough* vpn *cough*) who would head to the uk or us steam online shop (and his uk or us IP) buy it and send it as a gift to you. That's it, and that's the best way to do it if you want to be able to play with anyone.

    Some very nice changes there, might need to start playing again :P

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