Half-Life 2 is getting a community-made patch tomorrow; updates visuals and squashes bugs

Half-Life 2 Patch

It may not be as good as a Half-Life 3 announcement, but Valve - partnering with a bunch of talented community modders - are releasing a patch to Half-Life 2 that will improve it dramatically. Updated graphical details, particle effects, lighting work and most importantly, bug fixes are included.

The patch launches tomorrow, and is free to all that own the game.

Here’s a video comparing the game, and to the results of the patch once applied.

As well as all the upgrades and fixes, the mod also features a commentary mode that includes voices from well-known Youtubers, including Ross Scott from the Freeman’s Mind video series. If you haven’t see it, you need to stop what you’re doing and click here. Now.

The mod automatically unlocks on Steam tomorrow, but you’ll need a copy of Half-Life 2 to enjoy it. But who doesn’t, right?

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QDP2(1 hour played)
2 Years ago

I bought the Valve Complete pack on sale (mostly for Gmod), wanted to play HL2 but was put off by the graphics. This looks like the perfect solution to my problem. Another game added to the backlog list :)

hfm Avatar
2 Years ago

HL2 transcends it's graphics fidelity. I bet if you gave it a couple "levels" you would have forgotten all about it. Of course, there's always room to put a fresh coat of paint to take advantage of new hardware.

BJDUK Avatar
2 Years ago

Prefer the awesome Cinematic Mod, particularly versions

Vixremento Avatar
2 Years ago

It may not be as good as a Half-Life 3 announcement...

Half-Life 3 Confirmed!


Dammit I sunk that low, need to go wash now. Anyway I hated Valve when they first pushed Steam on us and I still hate them now for focusing primarily on nothing but Steam. Yes yes yes it's kept PC gaming alive but at the same time we've sacrificed large amounts of our soul in the process.