Valve reveals L4D2 launch time schedule

By Justin Mann on November 16, 2009, 5:17 PM
If you are one of the many people who have pre-ordered Left 4 Dead 2 or plan on buying it before the day is through, you're probably curious as to when exactly the game will be unlocked. Valve has announced that for those who have preloaded the L4D2 files, the game goes live sometime today. Since Valve's servers will unlock it at all at once, the exact time will vary based on your time zone.

For users in Pacific, Mountain, Central and Eastern time, the game goes live at 9PM, 10PM, 11PM and 12AM. It's nice that Valve is able to unlock it at the exact same moment for everyone around the world, but that also means somebody, somewhere is going to get shafted -- at least temporarily.


Hopefully, Valve's decision to make preloading available a week in advance will ensure that surging demand for the game doesn't ruin it for everyone.




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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

BRAINZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!

Didou Didou, Bowtie extraordinair!, said:

I got Left 4 Dead at around ?30 which is close to impulse-buy territory, I'll wait for the sequel to be available around those prices as well. I just hope websites won't be full of spoilers (not story-wise) before I get it.

Tehoste Tehoste said:

"Zombies are the perfect enemy because they are stupid and unarmed. I don't see the situation as a problem, I just see it as an opportunity to shoot off a few rounds." :P

Guest said:

I assume you mean 12AM not PM, as in midnight, for the Eastern release time.

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

Yes, thank you. It's been corrected.

BlindObject said:

GAH ITS MIDNIGHT AND ITS NOT UNLOCKED! I gotta go pee but I wanna be here exactly when it happens...lol.

Guest said:

ahhhhhhh i think im the one getting shafted here ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Guest said:

first page of legendary thread

BlindObject said:

K, i peed. still not ready. I gotta drink some more alcohol brb. gotta be redy for diz

Guest said:

12:15 and still no sign of life...wtf

Guest said:

oh look there is a surprise... valve ****ed up and didnt release on time.

Guest said:

Valve haz teh been run over by zombiez!!

BlindObject said:

Omg I'm raging. I pre-ordered SO I CAN PLAY THE MOMENT IT COMES OUT. Valve lied to me.

Guest said:

I want my money back

Guest said:

hmmmm....wonder if they took into account daylight savings..

Guest said:

FU<K valve. I want to play.

BlindObject said:

I gotta pee again, damn it.

Guest said:

Wtf is going on?!?! Raaaaage

Guest said:

And their forums are down...hmmm...guess they decided just not to hear all the complaining

Guest said:

I want to play now!

BlindObject said:

Me too. I'm raging here, pissin' and ragin.

Guest said:

I've been camping this **** for 40 min. now. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Guest said:

The ****? I paid money for this...WTF

Guest said:

I plan to sue Valve for failure to deliver goods as promised, or something.

Guest said:

seriously **** this i have been waiting long enough. I PRE ORDERED IT!!! and now your going to tell me my bf gets to play on his 360 before i get to play on the COMPUTER PLATFORM!?!?!? FOR WICH IT WAS MADE?!?!?!?

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im gonna have a goddamned seizure.

Guest said:

this is some bullcrap... waited for hours just to get a glimpse of the new levels... 11:32 centrel and no sign of game.. freaking valve.. should have made it DLC for orginal game... way to go noob cakes

Guest said:

1230 still no for EST

Guest said:

I'm starting to chafe. I need something else to do with my hand!!!!

Guest said:

Release has been delayed by 2 hours:

http://www.fpsadmin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19037

Pass it on!

Guest said:

just itching to go balls deep in a witch or two. maybe give her the old donkey punch. or two.

Guest said:

i dont know why you are all surprised that its delayed. it is valve after all. they have been like with basically everything

Guest said:

1250 eastern, no show.... WTF VALVE??

Guest said:

Super launch fail.

C'mon Valve - give us some zombie apocalypse dammit.

Guest said:

I'm going to end up tossing my own salad at this rate. WTF

Guest said:

110 am release... bad valve, bad!

Guest said:

Valve what is going on??? I want to playyyyyyy

Guest said:

YAY!!!

oh, w8.... wtf, damn u valve!!! DAMN YOU

Guest said:

cmon you gotta be shitting me

Guest said:

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Guest said:

1:30am Decrypting steam files 5%.....FASTER PLEASE

Guest said:

65% **** me this **** takes long

Guest said:

I can't wait for this game, its going to be freakin awesome. #1 rated game right now on Google...check out the downloaded version of the game here tinyurl.com/downloadleft4dead2

gobbybobby said:

lol. 2 hours late BIG FUKING DEAL!!!!!! u people expect the world to revolve around you I swear! I will buy the game during a deal weekend.

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