Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2

2,349 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.

SourceMod install and setup video
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Feb 3 @ 1:49pm
Does this work online when hosting a local server?
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Mr. Raccoon Feb 20 @ 9:19pm 
Man! You're a genius. Ignore those people who complain about your work. I mean, it's not easy to do this kind of things. I appreciate your work and it really improves the AI. Thanks man!
IIIIIIIIIIII Feb 9 @ 3:09pm 
You can try and make it as a mutation perhaps, there's this mod that done it but it is outdated and doesn't work anymore...
Ziggy  [author] Feb 9 @ 2:40pm 
It does work. It doesn't make them good, it just makes them a bit better. That's all I can do with this game's very limited modding system.
IIIIIIIIIIII Feb 9 @ 1:50pm 
Still dumbass bots, mod's probably doesn't work anymore, update please...
I see a bunch of gamemodes that don't exist in the base game, like what is coopdf and coopbl?
• Nightmare • Jan 29 @ 9:09pm 
The only utility of this mod is for not restart the map when the human dies, because the bots are really stupid.
YG Jan 15 @ 7:35pm 
Bots won't shoot from far distance when being stunlocked by a Special Infected. Instead get a close look up and just stare at you dying when your health reaches to 40 or below.
CookieKing101 Jan 2 @ 12:53pm 
Ziggy  [author] Dec 28, 2017 @ 3:33pm 
That's what the advanced version of the mod is.
D1D2M3 Dec 28, 2017 @ 9:46am 
This addon is pretty good. I would have loved it though if you could add bot commands, such as Z to make them sneak, V to hold fire like a mod in the good old Left 4 Dead 1.