10 Left 4 Dead “FOOL-PROOF” Tips & Tricks – How To Win

…Wanna be the most bad-ass Left 4 Dead player alive?


Here are top 10 awesome tips to refine your zombie-killing skills:


1. Don’t run ahead – (It won’t get you very far after all)
Running too far ahead (and I mean – about ten feet away), will – 9 times out of 10 –¬†guarantee you one Survivor less. In Rochelle’s case above, by¬†being smoked to death while the infamously¬†dopey¬†‘bots’ completely ignore her,¬†and instead, help the player¬†below who is being slapped up¬†by two common infected. Talk about prioritising.


2. Save the Molotov for the TAAAANNNK!
We all know that the TAAANNK takes some hits before falling, but the best way to save your bullets – and possibly some lives – is by throwing a molly and keeping a safe distance. Once that baby’s on fire, he’ll be dead before you know it!


3. Witches be chillin'(Versus Mode)
Now L4D players will know that the Witch is one hard-ass mother to kill, especially since she instantly knocks you down¬†when disturbed. But sometimes Survivors manage to walk straight by her with no drama! (Boring!)¬†–¬†so as the Infected, you can stand beside her, waiting for one foolish player to aim for¬†you, but tragically¬†smack her right in the kisser instead. Trust me, she will not be pleased, but your team will.


4. How to Insta-kill (Versus Mode)
We love this guy for three reasons: his pure strength, the long distances he carries Survivors and his ability to perform insta-kills (which will bring about a few rage quitters). When Survivors are beside windows, up on rooftops or even by water Рlike on the first Parish chapter, the best thing to do as the Charger is pummel those enemies right off the map. Hell, if Survivors are clustered together, you could take out all four at once if you wanted!


5. Smokin’ Kills (Versus Round)
I’ve always favoured teamwork, and one trick as the Smoker (e.g.¬†on¬†the Dead Center ‘Hotel’ chapter) is to stand on the ledge below or aside a Survivor and drag them to the balcony where they are ‘downed’. Now, if this Survivor has a good team, others will come and attempt to lift the fallen Survivor back up. At this point, your team of Infected can spit on them, boom on them, hunt them, charge them, whatever they please. This not only weakens the players, but can give you time to reload your smoke quickly and pull another Survivor over. Ba-boom. Job’s a guddun.


6. Save the first-aid for later
The countless L4D players that use their health kits when on moderate health, and they’re doing it all wrong.¬†SAVE YOUR HEALTH KIT! Wait at least until after the¬†Tank, because you’ll be full of health, only for the big angry fellow to knock you down again, and before you know it, you’re stuck with almost no health, no pills or shot. (Not good).¬†When playing, wait until¬†you’ve fallen at least once and the Tank has come and gone¬†before using it. This way, you can make it to the end with more than +1 health. Until that time, stick to the temporary health boosters.


7. Don’t be greedy
Give health to those who need it. After all, if you’re still with full health and¬†poor old Rochelle¬†is lagging behind on 2%, you’re best off giving her the TLC she requires, as she’ll get hit eventually¬†and only slow your team down in the long run. And trust me, the kindness will be repaid in the end (not an innuendo).


8. Spawn Block
This is very useful on all online modes. As the Survivors, stand by different corners, alleys and walkways to stop any Infected from spawning suddenly next to you. When in a room full of guns and other goodies, have one person stand just outside the door so that Infected¬†cannot spawn there or anywhere near to you whilst you take your time choosing weapons. The Infected will then have further to travel before being able to attack, giving you a chance to hear their cries, track ’em down and kill ’em without taking casualties.


9. He’s behind you…
If your team are legging it to the next safe room, it’s always¬†a good idea¬†to have at least one Survivor facing back. The Infected have probably spawned late¬†by the time they realise you’ve zoomed past them whilst high on adrenaline, and you are way too far ahead¬†for them to¬†attack you¬†now, so they must¬†come up¬†from the rear (also not an innuendo). This also takes care of any irritating common infected that seem to knock off half your life before you¬†notice they’ve been attacking you since the start of the chapter.


10. Get way too¬†friendly with your team…

Sounds like an obvious one, but it works wonders when done correctly. If your teammates have a mic, talk to them and work out a strategy. If they don’t have microphones but they already have a strategy, you’re best just following their plan. At least that¬†way, you all know what to do in a crisis instead of separating and trying to make your own plan work alone.¬†And as for¬†dat one fella in the team who¬†fails to co-operate with none o’ y’all, kick ’em. They ain’t worth it!


Give these¬†10 quick¬†tricks a bash, and you’ll be a seamless zombie killer in no time!


Happy gaming ūüėČ