Left 4 dead 3: the complete story so far

Is a Left 4 Dead 3 release date coming? Here’s all the lademo news and rumours about L4D3 – plus our wishdanh sách for the new Valve game.

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Left 4 Dead 2 came around so quickly it felt lượt thích whiplash. Remember the 25,000 signature petition to boycott what was perceived khổng lồ be a rushed sequel? Perhaps Valve took it too much to lớn heart. It’s beenover adecade since four unlikely heroes cut a route through Savannah & New Orleans to lớn survive sầu. We’ve waited long enough, và we want Left 4 Dead 3 faster than a scampering Hunter.

We’ve been patiently waiting for Left 4 Dead 3 for some years now, but we know that Valve often struggle to bring out third instalments khổng lồ their flagship series – we still haven’t given up on a Half-Life 3 release date, though. However, we are always on the lookout for new Left 4 Dead 3 gameplay & trailers, so we have sầu collected all our ideas for L4D3 here for your reading pleasure.Here’s everything we know aboutLeft 4 Dead 3:

Left 4 Dead 3 release date

When is the Left 4 Dead 3 release date? Unfortunately we have as much of a clue as we would if we had khổng lồ survive sầu in an actual zombie apocalypse. In other words, we have no idea. If we hear anything we’ll let you know right here.


Left 4 Dead 3 news

There’s been very little Left 4 Dead 3 news to lớn keep us going in the long years since the previous zombie co-op smasher.

The most recent news for Left 4 Dead 3 is actually official confirmation of what happened to the game, and doesn’t offer much hope for the series future.Geoff Keighley’s The Final Hours of Half-Life Alyx documentary gives us some rare insight into lớn Valve sầu & tells the story of what happened khổng lồ some of the most anticipated games of the last ten years.

According to lớn the documentary, Left 4 Dead 3 was inearly development in 2013 & was Valve’s second major Source 2 project.30 developers were working on Left 4 Dead 3 at this point, và the game was aiming to lớn put hundreds of zombies on-screen across a Morocco-based campaign.Valve sầu ahs not shared any specific detail on how this would look, but Left 4 Dead was also going khổng lồ feature some size of open world.

Exactly what the constraints were is still unknown, but Source 2 wasn’t able lớn tư vấn this vision, và as a result Left 4 Dead 3 was left at some point in 2014 to gather dust.

Of course this doesn’t mean the project doesn’t exist and isn’t being worked on at the time of writing, but given one incarnation of it has beenshelvedas recently as 2014, we’re probably a long, long way off seeing the series reanimated.

We did get a Left 4 Dead 3 teaseall the way baông xã in năm nhâm thìn, whether it was intentional or not. A reference to a new Left 4 Dead game appeared in a computer file in a tutorial for the Destinations Worksiêu thị tools called “left4dead3”. The leak was removed quickly once people started khổng lồ notice, which only got us even more excited.

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Very little L4D news would surface after this episode, however. What we did get was a Left 4 Dead 3 ARG hoax in early 2018, after fans of the Left 4 Dead 2 Facebook page spotted an image of a dead hand that resembled the one from the original L4D trailer. What’s more, it only had three fingers on it, which appeared to lớn be a classic tease for a new Left 4 Dead game. Again, it was quickly removed by the powers that be, but we haven’t heard anything else about a new Valve sầu game since.

Left 4 Dead developer Turtle Rock revealed it was working on a new IP.. called Back 4 Blood. Yes, that title does look lượt thích an ever-so-cheeky nod to Left 4 Dead. That said, Turtle Roông chồng Studios insist that while their upcoming game is a co-op zombie shooter, it’s also its own game with quality mechanics. The signs of lineage are undeniable, however.

While this does make it likely that Left 4 Dead 3 may be even further away, it doesn’t rule it out entirely. We may have sầu khổng lồ wait a while longer. Besides, Back 4 Blood may be a solid spiritual successor to lớn tide us over in the meantime.

Fortunately, if you’re a Left 4 Dead 2 player, which you ought to be if you’re reading this, the game is still being updated. The Last Stvà update was the first official DLC khổng lồ launch for Left 4 Dead 2 in over eight years, but it’s been made mostly by the L4 chiều community, which doesn’t offer much hope for full-scale development on a sequel. Still, there’s some love there, and that’ll have to lớn bởi.

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Left 4 Dead 3 gameplay

The thing every Valve sầu shooter has in common is a tremendous sense of forward momentum. While in Half-Life it’s brought about by an ineffable combination of cấp độ design, music, và narrative sầu urgency, in Left 4 Dead it’s more tangible – the presence of an AI director, either sweeping you up in the tide of the dead, or planting lone zombies along the path to act as breadcrumbs, guiding you ever onwards.

Clearly, we should expect Valve to lớn keep that. But the other pieces of the puzzle that really define pacing & play in Left 4 Dead are the special infected – & they’re subject to lớn fundamental change.

Each of the original special infected had a gameplay function: the Boomer’s trick was khổng lồ bring down the horde on incautious teams, the Tank’s khổng lồ pull them together against a mini-boss, the Hunter’s to reward twitch accuracy, và so on. But in Left 4 Dead 2, the monsters started khổng lồ double up: where’s the necessity for the jockey, for instance, when the smoker already works perfectly well lớn isolate survivors from the main group?

L4D3 will likely add special infected who change up the paradigm và tempt survivors out of practiced playstyles, just as that first set did.

From the Geoff Keighley documentary, it’s clear Valve wanted to lean inlớn the open-world games trover before they shelved L4D3 in 2014. However, with so many games lượt thích Left 4 Dead cropping us since then, it’s hard to lớn see Valve abandoning what’s clearly a popular gameplay loop if it does ever revive sầu this series.


Left 4 Dead 3 characters

Perhaps just as important as who Left 4 Dead 3’s characters are is the way they’re introduced to us.

You can piece together that Coach is a 44-year-old former PE teacher whose early hopes in American football were cut short by a knee injury at college – but that’s not handed to lớn you in heavy-handed exposition or extensive sầu branching dialogue. Instead, it bleeds from the game’s avatars dynamically, in lines of VO that appear in some playthroughs and not others. Over the course of many campaigns, you build up a fond picture of the people you’re playing as.

We expect Valve to continue that trover towards background storytelling the new sequel. Good news on that front: Doug Church, one of the most experienced environmental storytellers in the industry with a background at Looking Glass on the Thief games, was linked to Left 4 Dead 3 in an apparent Valve sầu database leak a few years bachồng.

Left 4 Dead 3 wishlist

Free to lớn play

Left 4 Dead 3 could come in two different business models. The first is simply copying the business mã sản phẩm from the first two games: a one off payment và only free DLC. The second is F2Phường with microtransactions for cosmetics & possibly other characters. We think that, if we get a new Left 4 Dead game, it’s going to be không tính tiền lớn play.


Crafting games are comtháng nowadays but, DIY weapons are crucial amid a zombie apocalypse. The problem, in a game lượt thích Left 4 Dead, is that it’s blessed with this brilliant forward momentum, & scouring areas for crafting supplies & then trying to fit them altogether on some sort of workbench might not fit. It would be also be a pain for the rest of your team, as they wait for you khổng lồ get yourself together. Whatever can be crafted, nothing should be too powerful: Left 4 Dead 3 should be about desperation, not empowerment (at least when you’re playing as one of the living).



Games like Amnesia, SOMA, Outlast, và Alien Isolation show that sneaking & hiding can be just as compelling as slaying monsters, và often significantly more intense. It is vulnerability not gore, violence and cheap scares that make for the best horror experiences.

Left 4 Dead already has the basis for this with its noise system, where zombies are attracted to gunshots và car alarms, but a fully-fledged stealth system would be even more welcome. The goal of the survivors is not (always) lớn kill zombies, but rather khổng lồ make it lớn the next safe room & simply keep on living – avoiding confrontation is thematically appropriate.

Alternate routes, crawling through vents, throwing enemies off the scent by creating distractions – adding these options into lớn the series’ mechanical toolbelt would also offer new experiences every time you join a new group of survivors. The triông chồng, of course, would be to bởi vì this in such a way that it doesn’t kill Left 4 Dead’s great pacing.

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Multiple teams

Co-op games can really benefit from player conflict, where friends can become rivals or even enemies. This has made for some of the most tense & emergent encounters in the likes of DayZ & The Division. Unfortunately, it only take one bad egg to lớn ruin everyone’s fun, so adding such a dynamic to a team of survivors in Left 4 Dead might only be asking for trouble.

But what if there was a mode with more than one team of survivors? Some of the greachạy thử moments of zombie fiction & gaming happen when two groups – exhausted, paranoid, trigger happy – collide. Do they work together & nói qua supplies? Do they team up, becoming one big group, making it potentially easier to lớn kill the rotting corpses that hunger for them? Or vị they simply duke it out, attempting to lớn steal the weapons and ammunition the others have sầu gathered?

The potential for the unexpected is huge. Alliances born out of desperation, betrayals occurring at the worst possible moments, debates và arguments tearing groups apart as they decide what to lớn do with these new survivors. What’s not lớn love?