Okay, so maybe the planned Cold Stream launch didn’t go as well as planned. This is Valve, though, so it’s expected. Regardless, PC and Mac players of the company’s zombie-slaying game Left 4 Dead 2 received the final Cold Stream update last week, while Xbox 360 players are still waiting to get Cold Stream, period. Thankfully, Valve has announced when fans of Microsoft’s big white-green box can expect to play the new content.
Valve is expecting the DLC to be available from the Xbox Live Marketplace this Friday at a price of 560 Microsoft Points. The DLC will include a new community-inspired campaign titled Cold Stream, as well as four campaigns originally seen in the first Left 4 Dead: Death Toll, Dead Air, Blood Harvest, and Crash Course. When combined with The Sacrifice DLC, which includes the first game’s No Mercy campaign, and The Passing, this essentially makes Left 4 Dead 2 the definitive game in the series, as it includes all content from both games.
In addition to Cold Stream, Valve will be releasing an update at the same time that fixes several bugs in the game, and enables the use of the Cold Stream add-on. However, it also adds something for players who have purchased The Passing DLC; players will now be able to choose a mutation to play at any time. Previously, mutation game modes were cycled every week partly based on community choice, but now, anyone will be able to play them whenever they want to.
While it’s a bummer that Cold Stream’s Xbox 360 launch was delayed by over a week, the content included makes it well worth the wait… unless you remind yourself that the DLC has been in development for well over a year, in which case you could have just bought the first Left 4 Dead in the meantime.
Source: Official Left 4 Dead Twitter