Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2

4160 ratings
Improved Bots (Advanced)
Game Content: Scripts, Miscellaneous
Game Modes: Single Player
File Size
0.293 MB
Jan 17, 2013 @ 6:31pm
Jan 17, 2015 @ 9:48pm
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Improved Bots (Advanced)

This addon makes several changes to bots to make them act more like human players and make them more reliable as teammates. They can use melee weapons, rescue you if you die, react quicker to a teammate being attacked by a special infected and much more.

NOTE: While this addon does improve the bots, it doesn't make them perfect. There is no way for me to fix every issue with the bots, but I have improved them in the areas that are possible. I realize they still aren't ideal teammates.

• Allows you to play versus, surivial, scavenge and realism modes in single player with bots.
• Bots can use melee weapons. (Can be toggled)
• Bots will continue to play after you have died instead of ending the game.
• Bots will react much faster to a player being attacked by a special zombie.
• Bots can perform some simple actions, such as closing safe room doors.
• Bots will move around a player instead of shooting through them.
• Bots are much more likely to save their first aid kits for a player.
• Bots will try to stay in a tighter group with the player.
• Control the bots with a few commands. (Press ALT)
• Easily change the map and game mode while in-game. (Press F1)
• Easily take control of another bot anytime during a game. (Press F2)
• Easily change the difficulty of the game at any time. (Press F3)
• Teleport bots back to you if they get lost or stuck. (Press ALT)

• Works for all official game modes.
• This addon overwrites binds for keys: ALT, F1, F2, F3, F5, F6
• Scripts in your autoexec.cfg file will overwrite this addon's settings, if you want to set custom binds.
• Using bot commands will block Steam achievements for the rest of the campaign you're playing.
• The bot commands won't work on unofficial maps unless they're started through the console.
• Console commands if you don't have F-keys: bots_radial, maps_radial, char_radial, diff_radial
• Other console commands: cycle_chars, bots_toggle_move, bots_toggle_fire
• This version of the addon is ideal for single player.

Fan Quotes
"This has finally made single player fun."
"Brilliant, makes this a much more enjoyable single player experience."
"Bloody legend! Grade-A mod."

I try to offer quick support for all of my addons. If you have any issues or questions, please post a comment and I will respond as soon as I can. Please don't comment on my profile or add me as a friend just to ask questions or make suggestions. That's what the comments section below is for, and I will answer all questions posted there.
Popular Discussions View All (18)
May 21 @ 6:47pm
scavenge issue?
Mar 8 @ 5:35am
Can't select character
Dec 12, 2015 @ 4:54pm
Issues with Versus: Bots unable to finish Finale
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Ziggy  [author] May 21 @ 11:43pm 
I recommend using the simple version of the addon if you want to earn achievements. The only difference between the simple and advanced versions is that the advanced version has a radial menu with a few bot commands on it. However, since using those commands will disable achievements you're not gaining anything by using the advanced version for achievement goals.
SKELETOR May 21 @ 7:49pm 
i downloaded this addon because i was thinking that i finally could get the expert campaigns achievement, but the new menu doesn't gives me the option of changing the dificoulty, unless i change it inside by voting.
Can you update the menu so we can change the difficoulty
Ziggy  [author] May 21 @ 6:40pm 
No, there's no way for me to add custom maps to the new single player menu that the advanced versions uses.
fresh<bread>-_-10 May 21 @ 6:33pm 
your saying advanced wont work on unofficial cause
Ziggy  [author] May 21 @ 5:20pm 
No. You will need to start those maps through the dev console. There's nothing I can do about that.

You could also subscribe to both the simple and advanced versions of this addon, then use the simple version for custom maps and the advanced version for official maps. Just make sure you only have one enabled at a time in the addons list.
fresh<bread>-_-10 May 21 @ 4:05pm 
is there an option to choose unofficial map as versus and other modes.
social justice warrior May 21 @ 1:10pm 
way better that thos shitty old bots who follow my ass all the time
Ziggy  [author] May 21 @ 10:36am 
I don't think that's something that can be changed.
ObeseRat May 21 @ 8:07am 
I mean, can you make the bots' top priority for choosing a secondary weapon to be the magnum?
Ziggy  [author] May 21 @ 7:48am 
Not included. A lot of people seem to have issues getting single player versus to work, and most maps cannot be completed by bots anyways. It's not worth my time to add a second variant of versus in.

Not sure what you mean.