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Left 4 Dead 2 Steam Workshop is go, hundreds of new campaigns await


Click! You’re playing a campaign through Zelda’s usually bloodless Kokiri forest. Click! Nick is now sporting a black goatee. Click! You’re mashed into the earth by a modified Tank.

That’s the idea, anyway. While Left 4 Dead 2’s Steam Workshop has crawled out of beta, it’s only been up and about for a day and is consequently a little bare. Assorted items, skins and some of the 1,000 existing community campaigns have already begun to trickle in, however, and Valve are confident we’ll see a steady stream flow through the Workshop’s doors in the coming days and weeks.

You’ll be able to rate and discuss community content within Steam’s client, as with any other Workshop game. Click the subscribe button on a Workshop entry to download, and the mod will appear in the ‘add-ons’ section of L4D2’s main menu.

Valve have increased their file size limit for the occasion to a chunky 200MB. Some of the largest campaigns will still need to be broken down into segments, however, and players will have to subscribe to a ‘collection’ to download.

What are you hoping to see up there? There’s an existing chainsaw-quieting mod I’ve got my eye on, designed to let you “hear yourself think”.