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Left 4 Dead PC Patch Now Live, Turning Un-Japanese
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Left 4 Dead PC Patch Now Live, Turning Un-Japanese

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

The Fixes

 

General

  • Fixed 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


Versus Changes

  • 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


Hunter

  • Easier to pounce a Survivor who is meleeing
  • Increased Minimum damage a Hunter pounce does


Smoker

  • 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


Tank

  • 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

  • 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

 

 






Source: Store.steampowered.com

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