When we told you earlier this week about the Left 4 Dead PC patch coming out this week...well we were lying. Oh no... the patch did come out today, we didn't lie about that. But we had told you Xbox 360 users already got the patch, which as it turns out was for something else.
PC owners did get a patch today that fixes a whole boatload of exploits (full list at the article end) including improved loading times, more accurate achievements, and tons of little bug fixes for both co-op and co-op versus modes.
In other Left 4 Dead news famed game designer Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, has said he is completely addicted to the game. "I'm addicted to Left 4 Dead right now, but people say to me that that game would never work in Japan," Said Kojima, "Maybe I should quit being Japanese."
Are Japanese people more afraid of Zombies or Godzilla? Perhaps they are just afraid of CheapyD.
GeneralFixed Survivors being able to climb surfaces marked for versus infected only Fixed a class of SurvivorBot bugs dealing with rescuing downed players Players can no longer grab ladders while flying through the air after a Tank punch Shooting near a car with an alarm that has already fired the alarm will no longer make chirping noises Improved loading time Fixed mini-gun physics exploit Fixed propane tanks (and other physics objects) causing players to fall through elevators Fixed rare achievement bug issues Fixed several map exploits Fixed various match making issues Fixed NAT traversal issues
Added HUD elements to show status of other infected players
Changed color of infected player name in chat to red
Fixed exploit where players could spawn infected bots
Fixed instance where a Survivor changing to the infected team would be attacked by infected bots
Normalized special infected melee damage
Made the following client commands cheat protected: "Kill" and "explode"
Fixed exploit where infected players could run away and teleport back to gain health
Players can only change teams once per map
Players can't change teams while other players are still loading
Tank spawns at the same % through the map for both teams in versus mode
Made the Tank and Witch spawn directly on the escape route
Increased chance of getting the Tank or Witch
Fixed team swap issue
Easier to pounce a Survivor who is meleeing
Increased Minimum damage a Hunter pounce does
Fixed Smoker tongue tolerance
Smoker now has to be killed or the tongue destroyed for the tongue to break
Survivors cannot bash someone off the tongue until the Survivor being pulled is paralyzed or hanging
Tongue attacks that fail to paralyze or hang a Survivor will use the shorter ability delay timer
Fixed cases where the ability timer was not using the correct time
Fixed case where you could point at a Survivor but not register a tongue hit
Fixed Smoker tongue not targeting and landing properly through PZ ghosts
Smoker tongue does damage every second while dragging paralyzed Survivors
Bashable objects now appear with a red glow
Tanks hitting a car with an alarm disables the alarm permanently
Tank frustration timer is only reset by hitting Survivors with rocks or fists
Reduced autoshotgun damage against Tanks
Witch spawns at the same % through the map for both teams
Avoids spawning within a certain % of the tank
Fixed an exploit where the Witch could be woken up and tricked into attacking Survivors