In this campaign you will visit the fictional city of Dawn, visit Anna's house, and of-course arrive at a carefully recreated Crossroads mall where an ever charming CJ will send you on a wild zombie hunt with custom created events and crescendo's optimized for a fast paced left 4 dead experience.
The Dead Before Dawn team would like to conclude the ongoing DBD saga with this last update for the campaign for Left 4 Dead 2.
Posted by CosmicD on Feb 15th, 2011
More than 2 years in the making, Dead Defore Dawn has been evolving from one map set inside a mall to a crippled beta on to a shining left 4 dead version, only to be made even more bad-ass for left 4 dead 2.
We had so much ideas that our full campaign could last over 3 hours when it was played in versus mode. So we had to make some hard choices when releasing the versions for l4d1 and l4d2!
An entire level was cut to allow us to have a strong contained story of events in a pretty digestable map that didn't totally wear out the players. We'd almost have to make a full game telling the Dead Before Dawn story with the ability to save progress. But of course we realized we had to adhere to the left 4 dead structure of game-play.
So the hard choices were made but the loss of that one cool extra mall level kept vibrating trough the development team and trough the community. Some of the players remembered an unfinished version of this map in the beta of DBD and demanded that we would bring it back somehow.
This is now becoming reality. With Dead Before Dawn - Director's cut, we would like to give those players that demanded "more mall" a little more areas to explore, while those who still remember the map from the beta will find it updated, refreshed and finalized. If you would want an immediate appetizer to the campaign you can watch our full story trailer here!
With this new version of Dead Before Dawn we made another sacrifice but you'll find this to be more lightly digestible than before because after all it's all about the mall right ? So we deleted our "Citylights" map and provided the second map with a nice cool intro you'd not want to miss.
We hope you'll have fun with this update and would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. Happy zombie slaying!
This campaign serves as public update to "Dead Before Dawn Too" and has the following changes:
Changes final list: for dbd2 Version 4 (Director's cut)
Map 1 Anna is gone:
Map 2 The Mall:
Map 3 Clean up:
Map 4 Undead Center:
Map 5 New Dawn: