New Left 4 Dead DLC called “The Sacrifice,” works with L4D 1 and 2

Saturday, 21st August 2010 10:21 GMT By Nathan Grayson


The plot, it thickens. You played as them; you laughed with them; you screamed with them; you listened to one of them complain a bunch. And now, you get to choose which one of them dies. Like, for real. Sorry, no magical resurrection lockers this time around.

We’re speaking, of course, of the original Left 4 Dead cast, and smart money says this next batch of DLC is their last hurrah – at least, as a foursome.

Announced during the most recent episode of Gametrailers TV, “The Sacrifice” – as it’s known – puts you in the shoes of L4D1′s squad of battle-hardened Z-Day veterans during the events of L4D2′s “The Passing” DLC.

If you were curious about how and why the original survivors found themselves tailing L4D2′s group, The Sacrifice should sate your lust for juicy post-apocalyptic gossip.

The DLC will also allow you to choose who becomes zombie chow at its conclusion,  instead of being pre-scripted like The Passing was. Better still, it’ll be available to owners of both L4D1 and L4D2, though L4D2 owners will get to use more weapons and fend off a wider variety of zombies.

And – just because Valve can – the update will bring the fan-favorite L4D1 “No Mercy” campaign over to L4D2, where you’ll be able to run through it with all your shiny new L4D2 gear.

But what would a Valve update be without some pre-release fun? Next month, Valve will roll out a full 150-page Left 4 Dead digital comic, which will be packed with background info and – of course – plenty of undead dead-making.

The DLC will, as per usual, be free on PC and Mac, while the Xbox 360 version will carry some sort of price tag.



  1. Michael O’Connor

    Cross compatible DLC? That’s kinda cool.

    You certainly can’t complain about Valve not keeping their promise to support the original, at least.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. frostquake


    If you have NOT PLAYED L4D2 “The Passing” DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER


    I am not going to say Who died in the Passing, but I have played it and someone Died…

    What is the article…will they be bringing that person back in the Sacrifice…or will it just be the remaining 3 from L4D1???

    This article is SOOOOOoooo Confusing to me…If it isn’t pre-scripted and you decide who dies…then doesn’t that ruin the story of the Passing??

    I AM SUPER CONFUSED!!!! Can someone help????

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Michael O’Connor

    It’s probably just going to be a “What if?” scenario.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Lord Gremlin

    I know I wanna kill the coach. Thx, Valve.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. frostquake

    Oh…if it is a “What if” scenario and not part of the L4D cannon that would kind of make sense, I guess…..Hmmmmmm

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Yoshi

    They are gunna act like Bill dies, he dies in the comic, he dies in The Passing and he won’t be in another L4D1 DLC (Unless they go back in the storyline)
    The only reason they made it so you choose who dies is because you will either get a team who doesn’t wanna be bill or get a team that all wanna be bill.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. threadzilla

    this is good news I love l4d2 and this dlc seems like a cool idea. On GTTV last night they said that they wanted someone with a ps3 and someone with a pc to be able to play together cooperatively online with portal 2.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. freedoms_stain

    I have 1 on PC, 2 on 360, balls.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Yoshi

    @8 Pwned bro pwned… enjoying paying :P

    #9 4 years ago
  10. justiceblob

    @2 I’m thinking this is probably a prequel to the first DLC, and that you can choose the victim of the sacrifice. But THAT character is probably the victim cannon to the story.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. LOLshock94

    @1 the passing hasnt went out for left 4 dead 1 yet but i guess your right they do keep there promises ohh and the DLC they provide are very good i mean a 3 part campaign is always better then a 5 part

    and no mercy coming on 360 they said all of them would its either they forget or they cant be bothered and with the new patch for l4d 2 is just retarded 15Bs to kill a charger is just by far stupid

    #11 4 years ago

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