4 L4Deads: The Sacrifice Is Out

By Jim Rossignol on October 5th, 2010 at 6:57 pm.


Valve send word that The Sacrifice, the DLC for both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, is now available on Steam.

“The new DLC is available free of charge to all Steam gamers who own a copy of L4D and/or L4D2. And, for a limited time, L4D and L4D2 (as well as their respective Steam bundles) are available for 66% off the regular price.”

That said, my Steam doesn’t seem to be updating. Hmm. Oh, now it is.

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  1. Blargh. says:

    Left4Dead? Never heard of it… Oh well, I bought them anyway.

  2. Londonistan says:

    Steam servers are busy.

  3. westyfield says:

    Is the last part of the comic out as well?

    • Baka says:

      Yes, it is and

      SPOILERS!

      can we safely assume, the story-arc of the first surivior-team comes to an end with it? The last panel certainly looks like it.

    • Optimaximal says:

      Surely not. For one, we know three of the survivors turn up in The Passing, which is set after The Sacrifice.

    • Flint says:

      Yeah but the very last screen of the comic is set after The Passing.

    • LevingLasVegas says:

      Zombies on an Island. It’s epic.

      I sure hope this isn’t the end. I mean, there’s still so much more for them to discover, especially about CEDA and the origin of this virus. Unfortunately, the only thing they can do is kill or alienate and isolate themselves from the rest of the world.until there’s a cure. Hence the Tango Mikes (TMs), as the soldiers call the survivors, are, essentially, Typhoid Mary’s.

      But I think the best route is to keep on killing those freakin’ vampires and find out who did this!

  4. Carolina says:

    Everything fine here. Maybe your Download region is the issue, Jim?

  5. Rob says:

    Just try playing the game, it’ll check for new updates automatically and update. Albeit prehistorically slow.

  6. faelnor says:

    Oooooooh sweet deal. Bought!

  7. Hobbes says:

    I don’t know if I’m just being silly, but the Windows 7 taskbar progress-bar seems to be in Left4Dead2 yellow, not the usual shiny green. Anyone else getting this?

    • westyfield says:

      Mine changes from green to yellow, I’m not sure if it’s only with Steam (I’ve seen the Steam one green though) – maybe it’s related to download speed?

    • Emphursis says:

      I have had a yellow download bar thingy for several months. If I restart Steam (when it crashes) by killing the processes with Task Manager, it goes back to the normal green.
      Most annoying.

    • Brian says:

      The yellow bar indicates there is a download in progress but it is paused. My Steam client seems to be updating L4D1, L4D2, and L4D2 Add-On Support but the latter is paused.

    • Flaillomanz says:

      Uh, the yellow actually means that your internet has nothing going as far as steam is concerned, at arooound 0 bytes/second. So, “yellow” means “FUUUUU-”

  8. Lewie Procter says:

    Prices are:

    Left 4 Dead 1, PC + Left 4 Dead 2, PC/Mac – £7.81/€10.19/$10.19

    Or:
    Left 4 Dead, PC – £4.41/€6.79/$6.79, or 4 pack for £3.31/€5.10/$5.10 each
    Left 4 Dead 2, PC/Mac – £5.09/€6.79/$6.79, or 4 pack for £3.82/€5.10/$5.10 each

  9. Kadayi says:

    3.5gb…that’s a hell of a lot of an update…..

  10. Vandelay says:

    Does it have the L4D2 specials? I don’t know whether I could go back to just Hunter, Boomer, Smoker.

  11. phuzz says:

    I’ve found that pausing the L4D2 SDK download has doubled the speed of the L4D2 game update.
    Still two and a half hours to wait though :(

  12. Feet says:

    Pro tip: Don’t disconnect from Steam on the basis that if reconnect it’ll start downloading. You won’t get back on at all.

    :(

  13. Jeremy says:

    Honest question, is it worth getting both? I mean, barring the drama surrounding L4D2 and all that, is it worth snagging both or should I just get L4D2?

  14. Heliosicle says:

    Yellow means its paused for me.

  15. Urnerun says:

    What the fuck in the l4d.com i can’t “get the dlc” and in steam isn’t updatin’ WHAT THE FUUUUCK i gonna die

  16. KriJam says:

    Good update , but 3 Gb is very heavy

  17. Edgar the Peaceful says:

    Great, this seems to haven broken steam entirely for me: no Steam games at all until the server load clears? :(

  18. Snall says:

    Good as anytime to pick them both up…looks like servers are SWAMPED though. Luckily I’m about to go to sleep/work so won’t need the game for like 15 hours.

  19. El_MUERkO says:

    I logged out of Steam to log back in and kick-start the download… now steam wont let me log back in :*(

    Someone mentioned that part four of the comic had come out but when I go to the website it’s not there, anyone know where it is available?

  20. prunesaver says:

    @EL_MUERkO Got to it through the Left for Dead blog, or via this link

  21. Emphursis says:

    Stop the press!

    The Universe is about to implode!

    I have worked out what the first of Valve’s surprises is!!!

    They released a game/DLC ON TIME!

  22. sagara1985 says:

    I want see it now….

  23. ==MAVERICK== says:

    You can set it n the game options to never update, good for games you dont play anymore….Steam isnt weak, just the users brains. :-/

  24. rrgvwrcda says:

    I love how the comic shows images of horrible, gory, graphic violence; but they still feel the need to censor out the word “fuck”.

    That’s a healthy attitude.

  25. Optimaximal says:

    Surely not. For one, we know three of the survivors turn up in The Passing, which is set after The Sacrifice.

  26. Dominic White says:

    Welp, I’ve been holding off long enough. L4D2 (now with the first wave of L4D1 content ported over) for £5? I’m in.

  27. rubberman says:

    I can’t believe that L4D2 is freaking 3 pounds and I don’t have a credit card or a paypal account to buy it. I FREAKING HATE MY LIFE!!!

  28. Tei says:

    Bill, I am gonna miss you. You was the man. /highfive

  29. Vinraith says:

    Downloading at 15 kB/s, I really wish Steam would allow manual patching in addition to automatic updates, situations like this really highlight the value of non-centralized update distribution.

  30. dodo says:

    krijg de hele tijd deze error als ik lfd 2 wil kopen :There seems to have been an error initializing or updating your transaction. Please wait a minute and try again or contact support for assistance.

  31. Thrawny says:

    download finished, loaded it up, and crashed to desktop with an engine error :(

    loaded it up again, all the survivors have no animations or weapon models, then crash to desktop, with a different engine error.

    yay.

  32. Urnerun says:

    what the crap , the l4d2 one is more fast lol

  33. Brianna says:

    How do i download the sacrifice? I have it on PC

  34. Brian says:

    LOL!!!!

    Who the hell is this Obama guy everyone keeps talking about?

  35. Brian says:

    ^^ (that was a reply to Blargh’s comment) ^^

  36. alone_man says:

    never played either game and I don’t do alot of mulitplayer. do the games have solo missions or is it all multiplayer/co-op? trying to decide if I should pick them up at this price.

    • Flint says:

      You can play all the campaigns as single player, accompanied by a bunch of bots who have a good but limited AI. Singleplayer games they are not.

      If you’ve got 2-3 friends on Steam who play the game then it’s worth picking the game up at this price. I never play multiplayer games myself but the L4D series is an exception, the co-op is fantastic.

    • Vinraith says:

      The bots are pretty stupid, and worse there’s no way to give them orders or control their behavior. There’s no explicitly SP material, either. At this price perhaps none of that matters, but to get substantial fun out of the game I would suggest you really need a few friends to play it with.

    • Archonsod says:

      Personally I tend to play it solo more often than not. Still just as much fun.

    • TCM says:

      You only think solo is just as good as multi because you either never played multi, or played it WRONG.

    • jaheira says:

      The bots are fine in L4D2. They don’t use the throwables, but that’s about the only niggle. It’s a great single-player game.

    • Archonsod says:

      I have played it in multi. I just find the bots smarter than the average player.

  37. 1nightStand says:

    If Kieron was still here, he would also link to the final part of the comics.

    :P

  38. Rick says:

    Just the kind of price drop on L4D2 I was waiting for.

  39. MajorMeerkat says:

    same with me lawl

  40. LevingLasVegas says:

    Zombies on an Island. It’s epic.

    I sure hope this isn’t the end. I mean, there’s still so much more for them to discover, especially about CEDA and the origin of this virus. Unfortunately, the only thing they can do is kill or alienate and isolate themselves from the rest of the world.until there’s a cure. Hence the Tango Mikes (TMs), as the soldiers call the survivors, are, essentially, Typhoid Mary’s.

    But I think the best route is to keep on killing those freakin’ vampires and find out who did this!

  41. untiedshoe says:

    ya but the color scheme was that of franys dream sequence. so obviusly its like one of those clever editing effect so you can picture them safe and free but the can always pick the story back up right where they left off and then confirm it was a dream sequence.

  42. Jones says:

    3.5 Gigabyte update WTF ?

  43. haircute says:

    Not having an explicitly single player experience is not too big of a downer for me. I was nervous at first, about taking it online, but once I ran through the whole game in SP and knew what to expect I had a better time than I thought I might. Almost everyone who plays campaign is pretty nice. Versus is where the assholes reside and is one mode, out of my combined 400 hours on both games, that I rarely play. Stick to campaign and you’ll meet tons of cool people that just want to have a good time and aren’t worried about being 1337.

  44. skinlo says:

    It decided to redownload the entire game for me, at 14kb/s :(

  45. Jones says:

    UPDATED: 872.8 MB / 3,573.9 MB
    TIME INITIATED 21:05
    TIME REMAINING 3 DAYS 8 HOURS
    DOWNLOAD RATE 9.5 KB/S

    Sucks :(

  46. Navagon says:

    Biggest Steam-related fuck up ever. And this is Steam we’re talking about.

  47. The Dark One says:

    If you think things are going too slowly, try changing your Download Region in the Download+Cloud tab of the Settings window.

  48. Julian Calaby says:

    Where the hell is the l4d+l4d2 pack?

    (Disclaimer: I’m in Australia. I’m aware that it’s a saving of only US$3.40 – it’s more the *principle* of the thing.)

    • The Hon. Reverend Fred Gherkin says:

      Australia doesn’t get the L4D pack because it bundles L4D1 and regular L4D2 together. We don’t get regular L4D2, only censored L4D2. There’s no bundle featuring L4D1 and censored L4D2, ergo no savings for us. :(

  49. Luk 333 says:

    I had no problem with the download for Left 4 Dead 1; it was about 800 MB. I got two achievements already for it, but I won’t be playing much, because now I also have L4D2. Thanks for the discounts, Valve!

  50. airtekh says:

    Just had a crack at the L4D1 version of it. (L4D2 DLC still downloading)

    I liked it. Thought the setting was pretty good (reminds me of the ‘Death Aboard’ add-on) with the brick factory and all. Loved the crescendo event when you get to the top of the big pile of gravel.

    I also liked getting to the cobblestone streets and feeling some deja vu. I smiled when I carried on through the store and recognised the port area from ‘The Passing’ immediately.

    The actual sacrifice mechanic seems interesting. Seems to me that on some attempts it might end up that more than one person could sacrifice themselves, if the first sacrificee gets cornered by a tank or something.

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