Valve announces Steam Workshop compatibility for L4D2

Posted on September 23, 2012 - 12:40pm by Ryan Conway

The developers behind Left 4 Dead 2 announced on their official blog that Valve will be giving modders free-reign over L4D2 with the Steam Workshop tool set, which will allow them to alter the game and share their created content with other players over Steam. 

However, the standard development tools that typically come with Steam Workshop won’t be the only things added into the mix via this update. The developers said they are experimenting with the Workshop to allow content to appear even more seamlessly into the game and that these Workshop experiments will be altered based on fan feedback.
“To compliment the new access to maps, weapons, and items, we are also creating an expanded scripting tool to allow deeper and more varied experiences inside of Left 4 Dead 2. Similar to the current Mutations, these experiences can be laid on top of existing maps or included with brand new maps. These new style Mutations will also be available from the Steam Workshop.”
While there is no set launch date, the dev team expects the Steam Workshop function to be ready to go for the PC, Mac, and Linux versions sometime next month.  
This sounds awesome! I can’t wait to see what the community can come up with!

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