L4D2's The Passing DLC Now Available

By zigs00, 8 years ago
Valve's newest DLC, http://www.trueachievements.com/dlc.aspx?dlcid=233, has hit the Marketplace today, available for download right now!

As we've said before, the DLC includes a whole new three-map campaign set between "Dead Center" and "Dark Carnival," introduces the new Fallen Survivor uncommon infected, a new co-op challenge mode, the M60 and golf club weapons, you'll meet up with the three of the L4D1 survivors, blah blah blah. You all know this already, I'm sure. But what about in ? "Play 6 Mutations"? What the hell are they?

The Passing introduces a series of weekly game mode events dubbed "Mutations." These are week-long runs of new gameplay modes that range from "Realism Versus" to "Chainsaw Massacre". Each week one new Mutation is featured and the previous Mutation retired.

Every Thursday the new in-game blog will let you know of the upcoming Mutation. Once a month we will have a poll to vote on your favorite Mutation. The winning Mutation will return the following week.

Our first Mutation is Realism Versus.

For this Mutation, Survivors have all the Realism changes working against them, no glows on items or survivors, tougher zombies, instant kill witches, etc. The Infected have all those changes working for them. This makes the Jockey one of the most powerful Specials for his ability to steer a Survivor out of view. You will want to make sure you have a working microphone so your teammates can hear your screams for help. This Mutation is only available in Versus.

Another example of an upcoming Mutation is Chainsaw Massacre. You are armed with the only thing you need to survive a Zombie Apocalypse: a chainsaw with unlimited gas. Rip apart thousands of zombies on your way to safety. This Mutation will be available later and only in Campaign Mode.

To learn about the other Mutations, you will have to check the in-game blog each week. What we can tell you now is the Mutations will cover different game modes and be available across all Campaigns.
There are over 20 Mutations planned in total, all playable on every L4D2 campaign. Even moar awesome though, with the newly released trailer for the DLC, which literally made me laugh aloud with its awesomeness:

The DLC is priced at 560 MSP, and available for download right now via the external link below. Get it!