Left 4 Dead 2: Dead Air DLC release date update for PC gamers

By Posted 12 Jul 2011, 17:05

We have some important news for those of you who are still addicted to playing Left 4 Dead 2. The game is still very much supported by Valve and that is evident in the release of upcoming DLC package ‘Dead Air’, which has now been given release date details.

For those of you who are unaware, Dead Air is actually a community based DLC release and given the fact that Left 4 Dead 2 players passed the test with flying colors, it now means that Dead Air is going to be released ahead of schedule.

The test in question was to rack up 20,000 players aiming to get the Stream Crosser achievement this past Sunday night. Not one to miss out on a community-based effort, you will be unsurprised to hear that this challenge was achieved in next to nothing, so keeping to their side of the bargain, Valve has decided to release Dead Air on July 22nd although it may even come sooner than that according to the official Left 4 Dead Blog.

Dead Air features five-chapters in total, and they are in order – The Greenhouse, The Crane, The Construction Site, The Terminal and Runway Finale. Valve has mentioned in their blog that they are still putting their final touches on the last two maps The Terminal and Finale and that they still need to be stress tested by the community. However, it looks like Greenhouse, Crane and Construction Site are near completion so hopefully Valve can speed things up a little and get Dead Air out earlier than schedule.

We’re interested to hear how many of you still play the game religiously. We are probably still a long while off an official announcement of Left 4 Dead 3, but in many PC gamers eyes, the Left 4 Dead franchise remains the best co-op zombie experience within the industry, ranking above a certain Call of Duty add-on mode.

Valve has just under ten days to release Dead Air, but with enough community feedback, we have a feeling they are going to release it early, although July 22 does fall on a Friday so perhaps Valve are just planning to stick to that date so everyone can play Dead Air over the weekend.

Are you currently waiting for the DLC to release? Let us know if you think the game is getting boring or not – will you still support the game as long as Valve keep active with DLC releases, or is it time to switch your attentions to another game on the PC.

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  • Anonymous

    I think you mean that the Cold Stream campaign is the community based campaign, Dead Air is from Left 4 Dead 1.

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