Left 4 Dead 2's "The Passing" DLC coming this week

Last Friday, Kotaku spotted a blog post made on the official Left 4 Dead blog, where Valve finally announced the availability of the upcoming Left 4 Dead 2 DLC pack "The Passing." The blog post reads,

"Well... if it was coming out next week we would say right here - Left 4 Dead 2's The Passing is coming out next week and we will be updating the blog next week with more news on the release. There you go."

Worlds collide!

Nick with a golf club. A new melee weapon, perhaps?

It has been four months since Valve first announced details of the first DLC pack for Left 4 Dead 2. In February, Valve released more details, including an anticipated release date of late March, a comic book that is to accompany the DLC's release, and finally a new campaign for the original Left 4 Dead which provides some backstory to The Passing.

The DLC pack will add in a campaign that fits in-between the "Dead Center" and "Dark Carnival" campaigns in the Left 4 Dead 2 story arc. The original four survivors from the original Left 4 Dead will make a much anticipated cameo in The Passing, although one survivor will be already dead following the events of the first game - from the screenshot shown above (thanks MiniMeSorinel!) you can faintly see Zoey in the background, so it's most likely not her. In addition, there will be new maps for the Survival, Scavenge, and Versus game modes, as well as a new co-op game mode.

As is customary of Valve, this DLC pack will be free for the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2. Similar to the Crash Course DLC for the original Left 4 Dead, Xbox 360 gamers will have to shell out 560 Microsoft Points for the pack.

Image credit: Left 4 Dead blog

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More reason to love valve again after all the hate the game has procured from the terrible game searching it does. Best of all, they don't charge insane amounts for maps + accessories where as most other games charge like 800ms which is like 4.99 or so for just a few maps with a different surrounding look.

MiniMeSorinel said,
it's that Zoey up there at the balcony?!
can't wait to play this

Hah, good observation! Throwing that in...

Edited by Denis W., Apr 19 2010, 9:17am :

^ What you said and im GLAD Valve knows whats up and keeps it free on PC. Would of been Free on Xbox Live too until microsoft had to step in and charge for bandwith and what not. So 560 is a odd number but I think its valves way of just ok "ok **** you microsoft, heres your fee".

Regardless, LOOKING FORWARD to breaking off the DUST playing this game. BFBC2 will have to sit out for awhile.