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Valve has announced that its new Left 4 Dead DLC, The Sacrifice, will be available to download for Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 on October 5, 2010.
The Sacrifice is the prequel to The Passing and takes place from the L4D Survivors’ perspective as they make their way South. In addition to advancing the story, The Sacrifice introduces a new style finale featuring Sacrificial Gameplay where players get to decide who will give their life so the others may live.
The Sacrifice DLC for L4D1 is a separate download than The Sacrifice for L4D2.
In The Sacrifice for Left 4 Dead 1 gamers receive the complete Sacrifice campaign with maps playable in Campaign, Versus, and Survival.
In The Sacrifice for Left 4 Dead 2 owners receive The Sacrifice campaign playable with the Left 4 Dead Survivors. In addition, those with Left 4 Dead 2 receive L4D’s No Mercy campaign. Both campaigns are playable in Campaign, Versus, Survival, and Scavenge modes and both will feature the Left 4 Dead 2 Special Infected, items, and weapons.
The Sacrifice is targeted for release on October 5 and will be free for PC, while costing Xbox 360 gamers 560 MS Points.