Left 4 Dead 2 is a game that is nearly 11 years old. Despite receiving official updates from Valve, the modding community was relentless with coming up with content for the game. Heaps of content was generated; game modes, spiking new difficulties, cosmetics, you name it, L4D’s modding community probably has done it. That being said, for a game 11 years old, it is a pleasant surprise that Left 4 Dead 2 is getting an “official” new update with “The Last Stand“.
According to the game’s blog posts, Left 4 Dead 2 has regularly received patches over the years. These patches were primarily to prevent security exploits and server bugs. The last official content update was in 2012 with “Cold Stream”, three years after the game’s release.
It may be a while until we get an official release date for the update, however. The previous update, “Cold Stream” became available July 24, 2012. That was more than a year after its initial announcement back in February 2011.
Left 4 Dead Community Involvement
The trailer was initially uploaded by community member JAiZ. He comments that “…we just had a mishap with communicating our PR plans, it gave us a brief desync but now everything is back in order”. As of writing this, Valve has yet to upload any content on their official YouTube channel, however, they did update their blog post, stating that The Last Stand is a “collaborative effort by the community, for the community.” In the same thread, YouTube user K1LL3R states that the update will only be for PC, stating map performance issues on consoles. There is no credibility on his role in the community, however. In the trailer, we get a brief glimpse of the upcoming map.
Initially released on Steam and Xbox 360 all the way back in November of 2009, it garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews. Even to this day, it continues to generate community-created content and discussions.
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