‘Left 4 Dead 2’: The Last Stand update goes live today

Left 4 Dead 2: The Last Stand update goes live today

Valve has released the latest and final Left 4 Dead 2 update today. The massive called The Last Stand is bringing in new maps and features into the game.

Left 4 Dead 2 came out in 2009 and gained a massive following. However, Valve left the game without any updates. Fortunately, the game got a new update in 2012 through the efforts of its community.

Eight years after, The Last Stand is finally out in the market. This community update is endorsed by Valve and is bringing a lot of new content into the game.

 What should players expect?

The Last Stand is free to download for all Left 4 Dead 2 owners. Those who do not have the game are also in luck. The base game is currently on sale for US$1.99 on Steam. As an added bonus, the game is currently free to play until the 28th.

According to its latest trailer, the new update is offering new maps, new enemy types, several unused dialogues, new weapons, and competitive balance adjustments. Lastly, the game is bringing in a new campaign.

Speaking of new maps, the Last Stand Expanded Campaign takes place on the original survival map. The previous survival mode does not have any exit for the players. All they can do is fight until the last man dies.

However, the new campaign changes some map layouts and mechanics. Now, the lighthouse is the player’s chance for survival. But they have to pass through a massive horde in order to reach the light.

Moreover, there are now 26 additional survival maps. Plus, the Fuel Crisis game mode has four new arenas.

With this final update, the developers and Valve are bringing in huge improvements in terms of user experience. Simple tweaks such as animation changes, model updates, and map layouts just some of the things included in the update.

Eight years after the last update, Left 4 Dead 2 is making a buzz once again. Who knows, The Last Stand might trigger the start of Left 4 Dead 3.

Images used courtesy of Left 4 Dead 2/Steam

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