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. Read More...

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New Dawn is here

This is Hank Kowalski, head of security of the Crossroads Mall. As head of security I have a responsability for our customers and, of course for Jason and Billy. So I'm glad to informing you guys about the new and final update of my favourite Left 4 Dead 2 Campaign "Dead before Dawn 2".

YES, you can mount your Chainsaw against the infected freaks once again, and bully crazy shopkeepers. We optimized all scripts, and we did some cosmetic changes and handled little issues. This version is the "bloody" final one. After Left 4 Dead 1 was released, Dead before Dawn started in February 2008 as one-man-project. Stephan Botha: the former owner of promoted our campaign alot, so we are glad that finally Dead before Dawn returned on its roots. Without L4Dmods DbD wouldn't be so great like it is.

We would like to thank all community contributors who helped us out the last four years and we are proud to be involved in such a great Left 4 Dead Community which supported us so much.

The night is the darkest before the dawn and I promise you.. the dawn is coming. Come to the Crossroads Mall if you wanna live. This is Hank Kowalski, head of security.
Over and out."


No Zombies, no guns, no Zoey.. only Portals

We would like to announce our new project for Valves Portal 2: "CosmiscD's The Core". We stick as team once again together and creating a brandnew mod. Our favourite musican "CosmicD" (the Hans Zimmer of all custom Games) created this one. "The Core" is a custom campaign for Portal 2 and has custom puzzles centered around the manipulation of a constant inanimate companion testing element (cube and sphere).

Right now you are able to play Version 1.1. But the whole Mod gets a new look.

Please visit our Moddb page for future information:

The final stop to the Crossroads Mall starts here!

The final stop to the Crossroads Mall starts here!

4 years ago News 8 comments

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.

Dead before Dawn - Director's Cut - Update

Dead before Dawn - Director's Cut - Update

4 years ago News 9 comments

We spent some time a few weeks ago to make a Teaser that gives you a feeling about the upcoming "Dead Before Dawn Director's Cut. One thing is for sure...

Dead before Dawn Reviews

Dead before Dawn Reviews

5 years ago News 5 comments

It's been an interesting week for us. We would like take a little break and show you some great news. Checking YouTube we found a bunch of cool "Dead...

The music of Dead Before Dawn (Too)

The music of Dead Before Dawn (Too)

5 years ago News 4 comments

On the other side of our release weekend, we would like to say thanks to all of you who downloaded and played our campaign. In total, it's already downloaded...

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Dead Before Dawn (vpk v.8) L4D1

Dead Before Dawn (vpk v.8) L4D1

5 years ago Full Version 12 comments

The Dead Before Dawn sound fix resolves some issues people have been having with sounds from the sacrifice DLC. Note: although it is a "hotfix", it is...

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MxN22 Dec 28 2010 says:

does it come any updates or new versions for this mod? if you make a new version can you add more zombies or tanks on some places. the mod is awesome 10/10

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1000000000 Dec 25 2010 says:

Great maps, lots of fun & original game-play ideas & content. The only real issue I had was some trouble closing the mall's big doors; it was difficult to tell if they were starting to close or not, since they were somewhat out-of-view from the control switch. Also, I completely missed the guard's walkie-talkie the first time around & headed straight to the door control instead. All-in-all, this is a creative & high-quality campaign.

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macacos2 Dec 21 2010 says:

Is this a more improved version of this campaign? I remember I played a Dead Before Dawn campaign and it was both incomplete and glitched

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CosmicD Creator
CosmicD Dec 23 2010 replied:

if you are talking about last year's beta, then you will find it much improved. We never had a l4d2 beta by the way. (only internally)

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FOSFORUS Dec 13 2010 says:

Make another, but this time you have to get to the winchester from shaun of the dead. That would be cool.

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darth_brush Creator
darth_brush Dec 12 2010 says:

well, we will do an update. we are just waiting for a "trouble report".

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thatguyphilip Dec 12 2010 replied:

oh ok.

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thatguyphilip Dec 12 2010 says:

so, is that the final ver. of dead before dawn for left 4 dead 2?

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CosmicD Creator
CosmicD Dec 12 2010 replied:

it takes time for us to scavenge for all the various reports that are important enough for an update of the vpk so we're going to take our time for that

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DaftMink Dec 8 2010 says:

Made it to the closing of the 2nd door, and button to close the door didn't work.
The first door closed fine, really ticking me off i can't play the rest of the mod!.
Also I've noticed very small purple and black checkerboard squares in some parts of the maps. =(

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deadrawkstar Dec 9 2010 replied:

Check out my Video Review for this mod!


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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

You ask me, why was rating Dead Before Dawn with 10/10? Well, just play it and you will agree with my rating! Dead Before Dawn is one of the biggest projects a Source-game has ever seen. Over a half of a decade in development and finally released. I played the L4D1 and L4D2 version and it's a giant step between both titles. Epic scripts, epic events, epic maps and a fully epic style! The music rocks and the atmosphere of the Zack Snyder-Movie is perfect caught in this mall! But never mind. Don't…

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Lowest Rated (2 agree) 3/10


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