Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2

1,924 ratings
Improved Bots (Simple)
Game Content: Scripts, Miscellaneous
Game Modes: Single Player
File Size
0.021 MB
Jan 17, 2013 @ 6:33pm
Jul 9, 2013 @ 4:20am
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Improved Bots (Simple)

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.

• Bots can use melee weapons.
• 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.

• Works for all official game modes.
• This addon doesn't block Steam achievements.
• This version of the addon is ideal for single player, multiplayer with bots or servers.

SourceMod Plugins
Unfortunately, the modding system for this game is very, very limited. However, installing SourceMod[sourcemod.net] will allow you to do significantly more with the game than a workshop addon ever could, through additional plugins. SourceMod is intended to be used for servers but can also be used for single player games! Here are some related plugins you may find useful:

Help yourself up when incapacitated, rather than relying on the bots to help you.
Defib using Bots[forums.alliedmods.net]
Allows bots to use defibrillators to revive you if you die.
Gear Transfer[forums.alliedmods.net]
Allows bots to pick up throwables and hand them to you when you aren't holding one.
Allows bots to pick up gas cans required for finale events in certain maps.
Survivor Bot Takeover[forums.alliedmods.net]
Automatically take control of a bot when you die.
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Jul 3, 2016 @ 12:28am
The bots don't carry melee weapons anymore for me
Feb 10, 2016 @ 2:50pm
Does this work online when hosting a local server?
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[UG] Pyri Mar 25 @ 7:39pm 
Whats the difference between Simple and the Advance version?
bubble2002 Mar 12 @ 3:16pm 
not even jk a hunter pounced on me, all three were 5 metres away and could see me and they didn't kill the hunter for about 20-30 secs.
I got so triggred xD
Spaaps Mar 11 @ 2:43pm 
I don't know but it doesn't work for me. It does not conflict with any addon so what's going on?
AyleidRuin Mar 2 @ 10:45am 
Thank you for your work Ziggy
Feb 27 @ 9:58am 
Alright thats fine. Thanks for your help, if i have anymore problems ill post them here.
Ziggy  [author] Feb 27 @ 9:14am 
To SourceMod? No. It's too complex of a mod to work as an addon.
Feb 27 @ 8:17am 
Is there a steam link to that? I need to download it by workshop because my l4d2 files are bugged.
Ziggy  [author] Feb 27 @ 12:40am 
I've added some recommended SourceMod plugins to the description to raise awareness of it. SourceMod allows you to do a lot more with the game that workshop addons can't do. The plugins I've listed will further improve the bots significantly.

SourceMod works completely with single player games. It does take a bit of time to set up and edit all the config files to your liking, but it is well worth taking the time to do that!

There are a lot of other very useful SourceMod plugins as well. I've only linked the ones relating to bots.
Evil Feb 26 @ 5:26am 
Feb 25 @ 8:57am 
The only thing that is still quite annoying is the bots unbeatable aimbot XD