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L4D2 update fixes auto-spawning in Versus; Infected Team gets bots

Saturday, 23rd January 2010 15:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Valve has released information on an upcoming Left 4 Dead 2 update currently in the slow cooker, and it will remove the multiplayer auto-spawn in Versus Mode and provide the Infected Team with bots to help out when they’re one man down.

Expected to be released for PC and Xbox 360 in “the coming weeks”, the update will include new DLC called The Passing.

The addition of bots will make “1v1 Versus a bit more fun”, writes Valve, and the removal of auto-spawning was due to a single survivor having only a 34.56 percent chance of escaping.

“That includes the Concert Finale in “Dark Carnival”, which boasts close to a 50 percent escape rate (and yes, a fix for everyone’s favorite cheese spot is coming),” says the blog. “Remove the Concert Finale, and we see the average drop to 29.61 percent.

“With these figures in mind, when we make changes, we can measure the difference and see how much the change impacted the balance”.

As far as The Passing is concerned, Valve says voice actors for it will be recorded soon, with “suit-wearing zombie killer” Nick, played by Hugh Dillon, heading into the studio first.

No word on when it is expected, but you can find out a bit more through here.

The last update, issued back in December, fixed hit boxes and tweaked crouching, and the defibrillator around a bit.

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  1. Grimrita

    Its about time. This is probably THE worst online game ever! Everything is too random. You can spawn – dead, in fire, in the middle of being killed etc etc.

    They also need to do something about the rage quitters on the PC – its a joke. 20 minute wait penalty please!

    The game has so much potential to be a great but right now, it scores 3/10 on my list

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    They should have an overall ranking system or somethin to show how good of a teamplayer you actually are, and if you leave teammates etc it goes down or somethin.
    They were guna do somethin similar with L4D before it came out but then they didnt wanna be too harsh on people

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Grimrita

    people who quit should be treated badly – especially when it can take ages to get a decent game going. Unless your friends are online, you are left at the mercy of the crap match making system.

    I cant speak for the console version but the servers for the PC are a joke as are some of the players it pairs you with.

    Had I paid full price for this, I would have been VERY upset but £15 on Amazon, I thought it was a bargain, but its making an expensive coaster

    #3 5 years ago
  4. [TD]

    >>This is probably THE worst online game ever!

    You don’t know a lot of games, do you?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Grimrita

    Actually I do. For a so called Triple A and having pointless review scores of 9/10 – its amazing how these things are never pointed out as just how poor it is.

    But by the time the patch finally comes along, this will be uninstalled

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Yoshi

    What can i say, its a game thats ment to be played with friends for the full experience :)

    #6 5 years ago