Left 4 Dead 2
Left 4 Dead 2 Cold Stream DLC Dated Again
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Meant for July 24th on Xbox 360, the delayed Left 4 Dead 2 Cold Stream DLC has finally been given a solid release date today, after Microsoft's certification process for a title update to accompany the pack held up the launch of the long-awaited add-on.

Both Left 4 Dead 2 Cold Stream and the title update will be coming this week, bringing the No Mercy, Dead Air, Death Toll, Blood Harvest, Crash Course and titular Cold Stream campaigns to L4D2, alongside access to all of the game's Mutations, all of the time. You'll still need The Passing DLC to get all the Mutations, of course.

Left 4 Dead 2 Cold Stream will weigh in at 1GB, and will be releasing on Friday, 3rd August for 560 Microsoft Points.

[Via OXM]


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Comment #1 by iBuzz7S
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 04:01:14 AM
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Why not follow in the steps of Steam and release it for free? Yes, Microsoft make the decision and it stands, but when you have loyal fans who have waited and waited, a little something in return wouldn't hurt so much.

Anyway, waiting for Steam to update so I can play online.

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Comment #2 by Dasha UK
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 04:01:55 AM
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Happy days !! Looks like I'll be playing l4d2 again...

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Comment #3 by papitas cambray
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 04:02:16 AM
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in steam is free :p

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Comment #4 by Original
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 04:10:18 AM
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Steam! 'Nuff said.

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Comment #5 by Hasselhoff1337
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 04:15:25 AM
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Anything known about Achievements?

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Comment #6 by Twrs828
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 04:20:45 AM
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The left 4 dead blog doesn't mention No Mercy. No Mercy is already available with The Sacrifice, is it also in this DLC?

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Comment #7 by NUROK
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 05:09:39 AM
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@6 all stuff that hasn't been added. if it came on disc or previous dlc it will not be part of this dlc.

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Comment #8 by xMEGADETHxSLY
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 05:20:53 AM
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Will buy haven't played the first L4d will be like a completely new game

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Comment #9 by LiamMc89
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 05:32:33 AM
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Excuse me if this is common news, but is there any word on more achievements?
I assume there will be?

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Comment #10 by vanded
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 05:36:29 AM
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might make me play it on the 360 again, xbox player base is alot friendlier/reliable

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Comment #11 by joshua777777
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 05:47:10 AM
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So glad I have this for PC and not Xbox, so STUFF YOU MICROSOFT!

Anyone, I played it this morning and its kinda short but fun still!

P.S I'm not a fanboy, I just hate companies thinking about their profit margins all the time rather than satisfying their customers.

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Comment #12 by colderclimate
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 06:02:44 AM
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Yes, we all know it's free on Steam but this is a forum for Xbox 360 Achievements so really, who cares about Steam?

560MS points is about 3 quid or so. If you don't want to buy, don't, but don't waste my time moaning about it. My scrolling and reading time is valuable, you know?

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Comment #13 by lifetimegamer
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 06:11:38 AM
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Perfect timing. Finally ordered a copy of this and it's on it's way :D

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Comment #14 by tresyn
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 06:14:26 AM
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I'm a bit confused by this situation. Is the L4D1 stuff for L4D2 free or included in the DLC?

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Comment #15 by vonbakk
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 06:27:50 AM
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To all the smelly stigs winging about paying £3 for a few hours entertainment - im assuming you are as vigilant about being ripped off in all other areas of your lives as you are reegarding xbox live?

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Comment #16 by tresyn
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 06:30:07 AM
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@14: Nevermind... a visit to the L4D wiki answered my question: it comes with the DLC. I was confused because the article suggests that it is part of the TU.

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Comment #17 by rightousawesome
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 06:45:49 AM
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I will be getting this and The Passing on Friday, if anyone would like someone to play it with them just add me or send me an invite.

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Comment #18 by Lou Keymia
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 06:46:41 AM
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I'm sure there will be achievements.

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Comment #19 by Asphyx1ateD
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 06:50:22 AM
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Only 2 achievements on Steam, imagine it'll be same on here.

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Comment #20 by blinksmilewink
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 07:26:09 AM
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@19 2 achievements? Wow, I used to praise valve for their innovation. Looks like they ran out of ideas.

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Comment #21 by II BOMBSCARE II
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 07:44:25 AM
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i would've thought that they would push the achievements up to 1750 or even 2000 with all this content,but if thats true only 2 achievements, then i pressume they are only for the cold stream campain

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Comment #22 by ZedChuva
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 07:56:15 AM
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Wait, I've gotta pay for this shitty DLC that gives me L4D maps, that have been ruined, and an overrated "community map", just to get the mutations all the time? What happened to "the mutations are free as part of the update for the DLC"? No thanks.

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Comment #23 by Jack Flak
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 07:56:29 AM
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Charging for it after this long? Smh...

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Comment #24 by TheTCD
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 08:01:18 AM
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I am thinking that after Microsoft poo-pooed SteamWorks integration over XBL, that Valve aren't really that invested in the platform as they once were. Gone are the days when Gabe Newell would sing the praises of the 360, and they'd come up with some fun, varied achievements for their works. Lazy, repeat achievements for the two versions of The Sacrifice are obviously indicative of how they are going to do things from now on, Portal 2 notwithstanding (because the achievements were probably nailed down long before release). All said though, I do love me some L4d2, so I'll pick this up regardless of whether it ends up with any achievements or not.

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Comment #25 by SetoChaos
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 08:02:28 AM
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If there are no Achievements then I'm not going to pay for something that I can get for free.

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Comment #26 by thenewpeter
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 08:27:18 AM
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Ah, it's been an age since I've played the left 4 reads properly, however, I may hold out a bit, low on hard-drive space atm.
It's a bit of a joke how micro soft can be with games which are bigger on other systems(pc), the waits they give to them can take the piss, (referring to mine craft in this instance) generally, microsoft need to take a step back from the profits board and look at gamers, profits aren't everything, if you loose fans. (can look at resident evil there)

That said however, I'd say this is very worth the money to a left 4 dead fan, 5 sets of maps, for just around £5, considering how much playability those maps have, that is a fine deal indeed, never mind any other goodies that are added on.
Valve is a company that can be relied on, one of the few. They at least don't insult their fans, though do need to count to 3, seriously, Half life 3... please... for the love of god.... I don't care if I'd need to buy a new console or even computer for that, provided it keeps it's own identity and isn't CoD-enised, they could produce such a good game...

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Comment #27 by ronnie42
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 08:52:40 AM
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I'll believe this when I see it on my xbox......
Valve are a joke for delaying games/dlc.
Anyone else remember the original half life was delayed before a year?
This dlc was ready a year ago, I know because I have both pc/360 version.

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Comment #28 by The Kingslayer
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 09:03:40 AM
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560 points is a good price.

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Comment #29 by Diamondxinferno1116
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 09:23:03 AM
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This game has been left for dead

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Comment #30 by xCHICKEN DIXx
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 10:21:56 AM
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what a joke even after you realise the G.O.T.Y edition way to rip people off Valve

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Comment #31 by Jack Frost
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 10:23:44 AM
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Can we please get a discount price on the other DLC for both games?

Especially since they give them away for free on Steam...

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Comment #32 by snoobs
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 10:38:48 AM
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will there be any achievements?

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Comment #33 by Dark Knight1990
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 12:37:43 PM
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There's just no pleasing some people. I for one, am quite excited about this game getting DLC support so long after it's launch. I'm looking forward to having an excuse to play this with a few friends.

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Comment #34 by FinchyLcFc
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 01:09:07 PM
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If you have to pay for it there should be some achievements, but I'm not sure

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Comment #35 by Original
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 01:31:41 PM
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Lol you're all stupid! You can pay for your DLC on your shitty Xbox, I'll have it for free on my Steam! Y'know because Microsoft scoop you into buying everything! Lol!

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Comment #36 by Ravenous IE
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 01:35:32 PM
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@ 31 They had a sale on "The Sacrifice" last week, not sure if it's still there or not, was down to 160MSP. Not sure if the Passing was there or not though.

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Comment #37 by Aversion
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 01:39:26 PM
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Does it add achievements?

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Comment #38 by Neomalysys
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 02:57:22 PM
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Can they re-release the game for 20 dollars and include all the dlc.

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Comment #39 by Jaws as Crowns
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 03:19:41 PM
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@35 just shut up.

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Comment #40 by MannedPython070
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 05:29:32 PM
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FINALLY! (Whatch it be delayed agian)

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Comment #41 by secretkaos187
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 06:52:39 PM
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I can't wait....LOL

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Comment #42 by Crazyfulla
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 07:27:07 PM
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HAHAHAHA damn it i cant buy it till next week, i spent all my money coz i thought it wasnt coming till next week :/

oh well.. roll on next week!

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Comment #43 by aim of kronic
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 08:46:42 PM
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to little to late
@33 DLC support? really? they mentioned this dlc last year "shortly after Portal 2 release"

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Comment #44 by Original
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 08:16:13 AM
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@39 Bite me!

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Comment #45 by Noirzde
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 05:35:55 PM
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Why is everyone complaining so much? At 560 ms points it's a bargain and you get so much that to most 1200 ms points add-on DLC on Xbox live. If you don't want to pay for it then go get it free on Steam. It's not Valve that's charging us for the DLC it's Microsoft as always...Microsoft has make Valve charge for their DLC since Left 4 Dead as Valve always wanted to release it for free. I'm just happy that they're willing to still support such am old game and get people playing it again.

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Comment #46 by CORPSIE19
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 07:21:13 PM
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I just really hope there are new achievements, theres no update on them yet... maybe tomorrow:) still ganna buy it either way. i wish they would make a part 3 :D

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Comment #47 by xxthegodofwarx
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 01:16:28 AM
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does it come with half life 3?

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Comment #48 by FinchyLcFc
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 05:27:49 AM
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Updates live, dlc should be available in the next hour, don't look like there's any new achievements doe :(

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Comment #49 by Fedeguitar
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 10:23:32 AM
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Im waiting :(

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Comment #50 by Habsfan
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 12:49:15 PM
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still nothing. not surprised.
Valve: "sorry there's a delay again"
watch,it'll happen

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Comment #51 by CORPSIE19
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 01:15:06 PM
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its here :) no achievements tho.. oh well happy zombie klling everyone

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Comment #52 by theMKdude
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 01:29:51 PM
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I just wanted to let everyone know (espicially for 360 users of course) that there is a new update available for the game now which now shows that you can download the "Coldstream" dlc even DIRECTLY from the game by a new section "Downloads" through the in-game-menu.
Also, this so-called-bonus content that they talked about, is that you can now cycle between every Mutation by a press of a button in the menu! :D

Oh, and here's the main big, strange thing about the dlc that I just noticed: Apperently, either this is a glitch or I am downloading the dlc for FREE!? Yeah, you heard me, for free! It says: "This Transaction: 0 MSP"...??
I don't know if that's because I already own L4D1 with it's all content at all as well with L4D2, but..... Oh well, that's great! xD

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Comment #53 by PearDrops
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 02:56:41 PM
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I've downloaded it free too! I have l4d1 but none of the dlc for it.

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Comment #54 by Connall13
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 03:18:55 PM
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is it out, i cant find it on the marketplace, 8(

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Comment #55 by PearDrops
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 03:22:49 PM
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@Connall, download it via ingame menu.

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Comment #56 by Hagmen
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 03:49:47 PM
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Hope it out soon

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Comment #57 by Mightygil
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 03:51:41 PM
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looks like its been pulled :( couldnt get past 99%, now it says theres nothing available when you click the cold stream dlc on the l4d2 menu

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Comment #58 by theMKdude
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 03:57:57 PM
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@#53 Yes, but question is: Did you succeed downloading the whole thing to 100%? Because, while I was typing my other post, it always stopped for me at 99% during the downloading!? And I tried to re-download it many times after but I got the same message saying that it couldn't download it.

And now, now I can't even get access to the dlc AT ALL!? Because if I choose it, I just get this message all the time:
"There are no items available for purchase at this time".
What's strange about this is that the dlc isn't even out on the market dashboard yet either.
I've even tried deleting my cache memory...Still no results.

If anyone has the same problem then pls let me know, and if you know what to do about it then lemme know as well.

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Comment #59 by theMKdude
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 03:59:33 PM
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@#57 Yes, exactly, I get the same problem too! What is going on here?? :S

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Comment #60 by PearDrops
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 04:15:41 PM
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This has happened to me too. Got to 99% and failed. and now it's not showing up, so yeah someone fucked up. Not happy!

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Comment #61 by Mightygil
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 05:09:55 PM
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well its back up again and surprise surprise its 560 ms points!!!!! thats not a bad price but it seems worse knowing it was 0 for a bit :(

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Comment #62 by Azathame
Saturday, August 04, 2012 @ 01:56:15 AM
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up. and downloaded. To those complaining its not free... go cry somewhere else. They aren't MAKING you pay for mutations. You can still play them without this dlc. The dlc just allows you to play any mutation at any time. If you want to be cheap, you can play whatever mutation they decide to give you every other week. And no achievements :( oh wells.

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Comment #63 by Jaws as Crowns
Saturday, August 04, 2012 @ 12:15:16 PM
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I'm still hoping they add a few achievements at a later date.

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Comment #64 by Niall1801
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:07:29 PM
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I bought left 4 dead 2 about a month ago and barely played it, I guess now is the perfect time to put it back in

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