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Left 4 Dead 2 Update Will Bring Bots, Ditch Auto-Spawning

It’s been a few weeks since the last Left 4 Dead 2 update, and players will have to wait a couple more. Valve gave some details to tide you over though.

Along with the upcoming “The Passing” DLC, the team is working on an update for Left 4 Dead 2 that will add bots and get rid of auto-spawning. The bots will be added to the Infected team to help them out.

In response to auto-spawning in the Versus finales, Valve has decided to get rid of it completely.

According to the L4D Blog:

We are adding bots for the Infected team to help out the Infected when they are down a man or two. This will also make 1v1 Versus a bit more fun.

We’ve also been experimenting with a solution for auto-spawning in Versus finales. Even though it’s pretty obvious from the L4D forums that EVERYONE LOVES auto-spawning in finales, we figured, what the hell-we’d just go ahead and remove auto-spawning anyway. But before we make any change to Versus we always need to see how the game is currently being played.

So how do finales currently play out? Across all finales in Left 4 Dead 2 currently, a single survivor has a 34.56% chance of escaping. That includes the Concert Finale in “Dark Carnival”, which boasts close to a 50% escape rate (and yes, a fix for everyone’s favorite cheese spot is coming). Remove the Concert Finale, and we see the average drop to 29.61%. With these figures in mind, when we make changes, we can measure the difference and see how much the change impacted the balance.

Another stat we often see discussed: What gets played more, Versus or Campaign? It really depends on the day, as they are almost always statistically tied. They are unquestionably the two favorite modes of Left 4 Dead.