Dev to open beta build up to all owners of its zombie FPS
Valve has revealed that a Linux build will be added to its Left 4 Dead 2 beta program, according to the official Left 4 Dead 2 blog.
The beta for the co-op action-horror FPS is a separate download from the main game, which allows testing of new features. Currently testers are able to check out the new Extended Mutation System, which is an improved scripting system for modders, allowing them to create deep, custom experiences.
From the week beginning April 29, the beta will be available to anyone interested in participating in it so long as they own L4D2. At the same time, the Linux version of the game will be available to be tested while the Windows and Mac versions will be updated. Those in the beta will only be able to connect with other players in the beta and to the beta servers.
Valve did offer a caveat about the beta version, saying that the “code churns more frequently than the main game depot, so if you are bandwidth constrained, you might want to wait for the changes to move to the main game.”
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