Left 4 Dead patch adds new lobby system

Written by Joe Martin

July 17, 2009 | 12:15

Tags: #console #co-op #l4d2 #left-4-dead #lobby #patch #source #zombie

Companies: #valve

Valve has released a new patch for Left 4 Dead that updates the connection system and adds in a new lobby browser function for players about to embark on a new game.

The new lobby system, which is found under 'Play Online' on the main menu, has been built with included filters so that you can easily check for games running official campaigns, your favourite fan-content and also add-ons which you haven't installed before.

"The lobby browser (under Play Online) will show you a list of optimal games available for you to join," says Valve. "The browser pares down the thousands of lobbies and games currently being played to show you the best list of games available to you."

"This list includes official and add-on campaigns, including add-on campaigns you have not yet installed, making it a great way to discover them. You can filter by difficulty, official and/or add-on campaigns and by lobbies and/or games in progress."

That's not all the fixes bundled into the new patch though - it also includes a bunch of both minor and major fixes for gamers, modders and servers. You can check the full changelog out on Steam.

If you're more interested in finding out about the upcoming Left 4 Dead 2 though then you can check both our hands-on preview of the title, as well as our interview with Valve's Chet Faliszek about the game. Either way, let us know what you think about Left 4 Dead in the forums.
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