Left 4 Dead on a "Crash Course" - New DLC released (Gameplay Videos Included)

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Today Valve released what will most likely be the last major update for Left 4 Dead. This release was a few gameplay tweaks and updates along with the Crash Course Campaign which is available in campaign, versus and survival game modes.
Naturally I jumped right into a game as soon as the update was complete. Videos of the gameplay further into the article.

Some gameplay and server side adjustments have also been made to the game.

    Those changes include:
  • A new campaign, "Crash Course", is now available for play in Campaign, Versus and Survival modes
  • In Versus mode, all weapons, pills, health packs, molotovs, pipe bombs and other items will now be identical for the second round of a chapter
  • Matchmaking has had several improvements to make finding and joining games even faster
  • Ten all new "Crash Course" achievements have been added
  • Made the variable "mp_gamemode" available again. Note that you can also load maps directly with different game modes by specifying it in the map command. For example, "map l4d_garage01_alleys versus" will set mp_gamemode versus for you automatically and load the first map of Crash Course
  • Added "mm_dedicated_force_servers" to allow specification of a list of dedicated server addresses manually used for searching (ms_force_dedicated_server is depreciated)
  • Updated shared libraries and DLLs preventing dedicated servers listing correctly, appearing on Steam groups, and being found via sv_search_key

To add to the great value that is this free DLC, Valve also cut the price of the game from $29.99 to $14.99.

The new campaign takes place after No Mercy but before Death Toll. So players finally have a gap filled in the story line of the progression of the four characters in the game.

The gameplay below was with the difficulty set to expert.

Here is the new Main Menu players are greeted with after the update:

The new Movie Poster loading screen for Crash Course:

The intro and first moments of Crash Course campaign:

Finishing off a tank on Crash Course:

I have yet to finish the single player campaign, but from what I can tell this is nice addition to an already great game. I can see a few areas where the game could use ome gameplay tweaks, but so far so good.