Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2

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Using the L4D2 Steam Workshop
By Jimo
I will give you instructions on how to download and use mods and maps from the L4D2 Steam Workshop.
This guide will give you instructions on how to download and use mods and maps from the L4D2 Steam Workshop.

Navigating the Workshop
The Left 4 Dead 2 workshop lists mods which have received the most visitors and ratings from the community within the week.

Near the top you can search for a specific mod using the search bar.

The sidebar filters allow you filter by infected, survivors, content type and more.

Along the top you can choose to filter mods by their popularity and you can choose to view the most recent submissions.

Some mods will be listed as part of a collection. Collections typically contain related mods. To browse the workshop collections select "Browse" and then choose "Collections".
Downloading Mods
To download a mod you will need to subscribe to it. You can subscribe to a mod to it by selecting its thumbnail on the workshop. Before subscribing to the mod you've selected it's a good idea to read the mods description and tags. It's common for workshop authors to give specific details regarding their submission in these areas.

After you've chosen a mod click on the green "Subscribe" button located on its workshop page.

You'll receive a confirmation box letting you know the subscription has been successful. Subscribing to mods on the Steam Workshop will ensure that it remains up to date. Any author released updates will automatically be downloaded the next time you start L4D2. If you're currently playing L4D2 you'll need to restart the game before you'll be able to use any newly subscribed workshop mods.

If you'd like to delete and unsubscribe from a workshop asset you can do so by visiting your subscriptions list. Locate the asset you'd like to unsubscribe from and select the "Unsubscribe" button.
Playing With Add-ons
Selecting "Add-ons" from the main menu of L4D2 will allow you to specify which subscribed workshop mods you'd like your game to load.

Many mods have their own instructions which are typically listed in the workshop description area. Certain mods may require a series of user commands to be ran before you'll be able to see their effect in-game.

If you're attempting to play an add-on campaign they can be chosen by selecting "Add-On Campaign" near the bottom of the campaign selection drop down.

Closing Notes
If you have any questions or comments regarding this guide please feel free to leave a comment below or get in touch with me on Steam or through my website[www.Jimo.co.uk].

You can also check out all of my other Steam Guides here.

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HazWin Jul 10 @ 10:53am 
yeah does not work bud
Very Grizzly Pear Dec 20, 2017 @ 6:14am 
People put things with other tags on purpose to get more subsrcibed. It's not the workshops fault.
Gooby Pls Nov 9, 2017 @ 9:00pm 
Is there a reason when I use tags and search for strictly campaigns and new maps, I get other shit like music, and gun textures? I want to browse JUST NEW CAMPAIGNS to play with friends, i'm five pages in and still haven't seen one, it's all the wrong shit. I selected Game Content: Campaigns, Game Modes: Single Player, and Game Modes: Co-op but it's just showing me anything BUT.
kubaiZ Jul 11, 2017 @ 7:01am 
I can not start the server with workshop campaign..
C H I L L A X Jun 18, 2017 @ 7:15am 
I cannot subscribe all the things from workshop.
When i press Subscribe...
Its keep showing "There was a problem trying to subscribe this item. Please try again later. "
Pls help me 🤢🤢🤢
Spinx65 Jun 8, 2017 @ 2:30pm 
How to get the mod choosing menu up mid-game. I can't figure it out. Help?
Thunderboom Apr 8, 2017 @ 5:25am 
Bloody contact him, I'm only bloody saying this so yo guys can bloody see
Randomaspland Jul 9, 2016 @ 11:25am 
So much anime pls
Private Jenson Jul 5, 2016 @ 11:11am 
thanks! how do u use guns from the workshop?
colektorPLay Jul 1, 2016 @ 8:14am 
I installed Goldeneye 4 Dead and Goldeneye 007 Sound Pack and they did not show in Addons menu and i see 4 logo spin. What did i do wrong?