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lotus Jun 30 @ 10:53am
expert campaign tips
hey i'm trying to complete all the campaigns on expert. do you guys have any tips? like which weapon is most efficient? is it better to solo or have people along? thanks guys
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Last day before school.. Jun 30 @ 11:45am 
Auto shotgun DUH but if there is a tank MAYBE the assult riffle. Heal when you're black and white or there is a tank nearby or when you know you're going to die. EXPLORE!!!! Give pills and heal people dont be a greedy guy and heal yourself. When a horde comes go into a corner. ALWAYS have people playing with you on expert not bots. Maybe the exceptional one bot now and then. Light tanks on fire and run. And finally the last tip is........ STICK. WITH. YOUR. TEAMMATES. EDIT: Crown witches. Sometimes leave teamates than rather saving them because you might die with them forcing you to restart. Trust me dont do it often cause you can get kicked by completing a level. Try not to f fire teamates.
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Go Towards The Light Jul 1 @ 8:35pm 
Here is the most simple tip for completing expert successfully.
When you are being attacked by common infected, Melee first and shoot only when you know you can do so without being hit by common infected at the same time.

The biggest mistake I see people make is they rely too much on their bullets and not their ability to keep infected at bay, or they are greedy for a kill count. Melee, let your teammates down the commons, or wait for a good opportunity yourself.

Another big mistake people make is they believe that when a horde comes they should instantly displace towards a corner, NO. You take a quick turn and make sure all your teammates are within Melee distance and then all four of you simply crouch and melee the common infected away and shoot when its safe to do so.

Distance between the survivors is the biggest threat, realism mode in L4D2 proves this point easily just as it proves the benefit of moving as a four-person-unit. In L4D1 there arent spitters, so aside from the push back on hunter jumps and boomer explosions there is very little that affects all four survivors at once, and usually you don't move so close together that all four are effected by those things at once.

You can use pretty much any gun but I've always found four survivors with M16s to be the most effective in every scenario, its even fun shooting down witches as they run towards you with four m16s. Tanks go down the quickest as well if you can get atleast three m16s unloading a clip at a time, usually a clip anda half each (provided every bullet hits) will down a tank in about 15-25 seconds.
wrong way up Jul 2 @ 5:51am 
rush like hell easiest way but onp finaly you cant so , take your pick
Last day before school.. Jul 2 @ 12:58pm 
Originally posted by wrong way up:
rush like hell easiest way but onp finaly you cant so , take your pick
Rushing is DUMB lets say that IF the teamates dont rush with you.. you're dead.
-REFLEX- Jul 2 @ 2:50pm 
Originally posted by wrong way up:
rush like hell easiest way but onp finaly you cant so , take your pick

It's a team game, not rambo.
distanced silence Jul 3 @ 3:27am 
The Death Toll campaign is the best fitted to do it solo with bots on Expert difficulty.Don't camp in the boathouse in the final chapter.Just go to the far rock from the right side (if you faced to house),get up & horde would not get you ,including tanks.Only & one dangerous thing are smockers.Take the hunting rifle & be ready.Don't leave the rock,conserve the ammo -and you'll survive.
treadbolt020 Jul 3 @ 8:51am 
If you can get the whole team to use the M16 and you use one the tank will fall easy
ghoul Jul 3 @ 10:33am 
using a shotgun is always an effective weapon to run in the game smoothly; the stigma it has that it requires little effort is silly. granted it's one of the most powerful wep up close, but so is a hunting rifle/m16 from range. it all comes down to how you like to play.

playing with people is probably a lot easier than with bots considering you can plan what to do as you wish, esp. people who've played this for awhile can grant you an easy win.
Fury! Jul 4 @ 4:51am 
I find it best to play with friends or a group you can rely on and just do what fits your play style
Go Towards The Light Jul 5 @ 11:52pm 
2x m16 2x autoshotgun is probably going to be the best load out for any solid group, rifles just need to conserve ammo and leave the close infected to the shotgunners. Rifles are more useful for taking out specials before they get close enough to do anything.
Coach Jul 7 @ 3:23am 
Originally posted by Go Towards The Light:
Here is the most simple tip for completing expert successfully.
When you are being attacked by common infected, Melee first and shoot only when you know you can do so without being hit by common infected at the same time.

The biggest mistake I see people make is they rely too much on their bullets and not their ability to keep infected at bay, or they are greedy for a kill count. Melee, let your teammates down the commons, or wait for a good opportunity yourself.

Another big mistake people make is they believe that when a horde comes they should instantly displace towards a corner, NO. You take a quick turn and make sure all your teammates are within Melee distance and then all four of you simply crouch and melee the common infected away and shoot when its safe to do so.

Distance between the survivors is the biggest threat, realism mode in L4D2 proves this point easily just as it proves the benefit of moving as a four-person-unit. In L4D1 there arent spitters, so aside from the push back on hunter jumps and boomer explosions there is very little that affects all four survivors at once, and usually you don't move so close together that all four are effected by those things at once.

You can use pretty much any gun but I've always found four survivors with M16s to be the most effective in every scenario, its even fun shooting down witches as they run towards you with four m16s. Tanks go down the quickest as well if you can get atleast three m16s unloading a clip at a time, usually a clip anda half each (provided every bullet hits) will down a tank in about 15-25 seconds.
L4D1 doesn't have melee unless you mean push,
wrong way up Jul 7 @ 12:59pm 
you'll find if they are slow less zombies spawn infront of you makes it miles easier , but tanks make thi a bit ahrder
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ThePangiaPL Jul 10 @ 9:35am 
The most important thing: google for Team Health Counter. It's helluva helpful as you'll know which incapped Survivors needs your help immediately and which can lie down for a little bit longer.
Another useful trick: give yourself some time to tweak TPP cam (search for tuts in Google) and bind somewhere „thirdpersonshoulder”, it may prove very helpful to check for camping Specials or even Tanks, if you hear one. It works only on right side, though, but still better this than nothing.
Play with M16, shot from autoshotgun incaps 100hp Survivor, shot from HR incaps 80hp Survivor and shot from M16 takes 31 HP away. You'll learn to hold your finger, you can step to XM1014.
Ignore Hunting Rifle unless it's Death Toll or The Runway Finale. You ask us for best gun so I guess you ain't so much experienced.
Never eat pills when you can still run unless you're last Survivor standing, you're about to get hit by burning Tank (temporary health applies also to incapacitation health, which grants you with additional hit to survive – usually you're dead after 2 hits when downed) or there is clearly more pills than you all can carry (all of you have pills and you're opening health station with next 2 bottles or so).
Never shoot people when incapped just to show them you're down – pistol takes away 33 HP per shot and you're not helping that way, that big yellow outline around your sorry ♥♥♥ does it for ya.
Never burn the Tank, especially in tight spaces like corridors in The Airport or The Hospital – unless you really want to screw up the game.
If Tank is already burning, don't shoot him – really, don't. Tank in Campaign mode doesn't get any damage from fire, instead a script triggers and he'll die after 60 seconds no matter if anyone shot him or you were just running. And we both know you don't have eyes on your back.
If Tank's pounding someone, run to his back, touch him, melee him and immediately run back. If no one else but you and downed Survivor shot the Tank in this process, he'll leave him/her and come after you. If there is a very helpful and trigger-happy guy willing to help by blasting Tank's face with his allmighty autoshotgun, then you can thank him for helping Tank in killing a teammate.
Crown a Witch only when you can't burn her: she dies after 15 seconds after being on fire and you can easily run out of her as she has the same running speed when on fire as healthy Survivor.
Never f♥cking shoot burning Witch, there are much bigger chances you're gonna hit escaping Survivor, make him limp and doom him, possibly granting you even with votekick (knowing how easily people can be annoyed).
Special Infected are bigger treat than Tank – after horde has been dispersed, quickly restock on ammo if you have to and search for hiding Specials, you don't want to get a hug from Smoker when your teammates are locked by Tank and can't help you, especially when they all have shotguns.
Turn on captions, if you ain't enabled them. 99% of people saying „Pills here!” actually sees pills sitting somewhere and waitin' for you to take them and put in your warm and fluffy pocket and only 1% is dumb enough to spam „Pills here!” with their superhiperübercoolfun'n'cheesy modified talker. Annnd „No, NO, NO, NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” or sth like that means you should look around as someone just got grabbed by Smoker.

„All right, I think that's it.”
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