The Left 4 Dead 2 Boycott is a group of individuals who have pledged to boycott Valve's upcoming release of Left 4 Dead 2 on November 17th, 2009. We have assembled a manifesto outlining the basic concensus of many members of our community.


-Valve is a company with financial needs and cannot be expected to survive without the release of new games.

-Judgment cannot be passed on the quality of Left 4 Dead 2 until its release.

-Left 4 Dead was, and is, a quality game which deserves the praise of the entire gaming community.


-To holding Valve to its promise of free, continual updates to Left 4 Dead in order to build and sustain the community.

-To keeping the Left 4 Dead community together in order to improve the quality of online gaming.

-To supporting the model of continual updates Valve has set forth with its staple products like Team Fortress 2.


-The release of Left 4 Dead 2 as a stand-alone sequel will split the communities and decrease the quality of multiplayer gaming.

-The announced content of Left 4 Dead 2 does not warrant a stand-alone, full-priced sequel and should instead become updates (free or otherwise) for Left 4 Dead.

-Left 4 Dead has not yet received the support and content which Valve has repeatedly stated will be delivered.

-The release of Left 4 Dead 2 will make Left 4 Dead an obsolete purchase and inferior piece of software after only one year since release.


-That Valve honor its commitment to release ongoing periodic content for Left 4 Dead.

-That Left 4 Dead 2 not be released as a stand-alone, full-priced sequel but as either a free update to Left 4 Dead or an expansion with full compatibility with basic Left 4 Dead owners.

-That Left 4 Dead owners be given discounts for Left 4 Dead 2, should it be released as premium content.

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Update on boycott's situation.

Update on boycott's situation.

6 years ago News 36 comments

Just a small post regarding the status of the boycott, and our current direction.

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Left 4 Dead Crash Fix

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L4D2 Boycott Continues

L4D2 Boycott Continues

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As the famous L4D2 Boycott Group has entered their 20th day, the group stands stronger every minute due to an unstoppably devoted community.

L4D2 Boycott Group emails Valve with their demands

L4D2 Boycott Group emails Valve with their demands

6 years ago News 314 comments

The famous L4D2 Boycott Group emails Valve with a manifesto. The group has is angry about the newly coming game L4D2 after a year of release of L4D. The...

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UltimaRage Dec 17 2010 says:

L4D2 was $4.99 a couple days ago, and even better sales will happen, most likely.

Even at $19.99 (The price it is now) there is no longer a reason not to buy it. That is expansion pack price, and since it is nothing than an expansion pack to many of you, well it's priced like one now too.

No reason to not buy it anymore...

Seriously, no reason. It doesn't matter that they released this a year after Left 4 Dead 1. It's still a fantastic game with great polish, no shortage of players, DLC still being consistently released, and the player base as a whole is flourishing.

I could understand if it was buggy as hell or something, but it isn't... it's a bug-free game where everything is new. New infected, new survivors, all new maps, new weapons, melee weapons, new survivors, new music, new sound effects.... it's an entirely new game.

The only difference between CoD 4 and CoD MW2 are those same things... yet nobody considers MW2 just an expansion.

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AlCool Creator
AlCool Jan 7 2011 replied:

It really doesn't matter what a game costs, it's about the principle, and as rocket said, most just don't want it or care anymore. You don't just boycott a game because it's out of your budget.

You could try to give it to me for free and I wouldn't play it. I was disappointed in the first and I dare not live through the same disappointment again.

MANY considered MW2 to be just an expansion. I for one stopped buying CoD games long ago, in place of some real shooters that don't feel like arcade games.

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Rawket Dec 20 2010 replied:

Maybe we just don't want to buy the game. That ever crossed your mind? Are you guys going to have us killed because we don't feel it's worth the money?

Expansion price is free by the way, because they specifically said when they made L4D1 that they would be releasing new content daily for L4D and now they pull L4D2 out of their *** and thus boycott formed.

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renegadekiller Aug 29 2011 replied:

no expansion is free as far as im concerned.

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Admiral_Skeybar Dec 1 2010 says:

If I may ask, why this boycott? I mean, it's just a game. Talking about fan idiocy...
I'm going over here: :D

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AlCool Creator
AlCool Dec 16 2010 replied:

@Admiral Just a game? We spend our hard earned money on these games. If you don't know "why this boycott" then you must have not existed on the internet until this year.

@NinjaBunny The game releasing doesn't mean a boycott failed (See > what a boycott is). The only way a boycott can fail is for the entirety of it to all buy the game. In this case there are still many that haven't and won't, like those you see here on MODDB.

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NinjaBunny Dec 11 2010 replied:

One: It's been released, the boycott failed.

Two: It is kinda wrong about releasing a sequal to a multi-player game one year after, instead of it being a expansion pack or a series of updates (Not even going to mention about how at the same time we have to wait years for HL2 episodes, while they can put enough effort into releasing sequals in a year)

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Rawket Dec 4 2010 replied:

Really, you don't know? Wow.

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ghostings Oct 27 2010 says:

Aww well look at this, everyone here was so worried that there was going to be another L4D game released this year. So much for those worries, seeing that Valve is aiming to release Portal 2, Half Life 2 Episode 3, and Dota 2 without even a mention of a L4D game.

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AlCool Creator
AlCool Nov 5 2010 replied:

Worried? naaaaah.

They aren't dumb enough to make the same mistake twice, at least I like to tell myself that.

They were aiming to release HL2 Ep3 like 4 years ago. Now they are just padding it out. Making a new engine isn't as easy as it looks is it valve?

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Rawket Oct 29 2010 replied:

I already said this.

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Rawket Oct 26 2010 says:

Moddb has a bunch of cry babies who don't understand the internet.

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UltimaRage Nov 10 2010 replied:

Don't be so hard on yourself man, I'm sure you'll get a handle on how interactions between human beings work one of these days. :/

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