Valve has finally released a toolset for co-op zombie shooter Left 4 Dead 2
which will allow the PC community to make their own custom maps and campaigns.
The add-on also allows users to play custom maps too, including fan maps built for the original Left 4 Dead
. Which is nice.
If you just want to play custom maps then you'll need to download and install the sizeable add-on package, while map makers will need the L4D2
Authoring Tools, both of which are detailed over at the official Left 4 Dead blog
The map building tools seem to be pretty similar to the original Left 4 Dead
tools from what we can gather, though with a few extra features for controlling the new capabilities of the AI Director. Some of the more notable additions include a new Gamemode Logic system which automatically adapts maps to suit different gamemodes and the Director Logic add-on which spots expert players and ups the difficulty.
Naturally, the new tools also support the new game modes, enemies and weapons which have been added to Left 4 Dead 2
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