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Valve, the video game developer and publisher behind iconic titles like Counter-Strike and the Left 4 Dead series, is rumored to be working on the third installation to one of the most popular zombie survival games. Valve will definitely usher in a new era of co-op zombie survival games if talks about a Left 4 Dead 3 are true. Furthermore, multiple sources are also claiming that the third L4D game may launch alongside Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2. Keep reading to find out more!

Leaks suggest Valve is developing Left 4 Dead 3

Several reputable gaming news outlets are starting to talk about these rumors of a Left 4 Dead 3. According to multiple reports, Valve has updated the source code for the second game. In the updated source code, there appeared to be references to Left 4 Dead 3. These updates were enough to get people talking about what could be coming in the near future.

Before this happened, the leaks only concerned a potential Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2. First shared by Gabe Follower on Twitter, he claims to have received ‘executables’ for CS:GO Source 2. He further claims that the source codes he received “is legit.”


  • If you have been playing the Left 4 Dead games, you will know that it has been over a decade since Valve released a game. The first game in the series released in 2008, followed by Left 4 Dead 2 in 2009.
  • Fans started accepting the fate of the Left 4 Dead series as Valve seemed uninterested in picking it up. However, various users who came across Follower’s tweet were quick to see Left 4 Dead 3 mentioned in the codes. From that alone, it started reigniting the hope of a third game in the series.

What to expect in Left 4 Dead 3

If all this talk about a third game turns out to be true, we’re more than looking forward to see what Valve has in store for us. Before we get into it, we’d like to put out a disclaimer that you should take all of this with a grain of salt. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, what could we expect from Left 4 Dead 3?

New characters

Since the first two games feature different characters, it’s safe to say that the (potential) third game will feature four new Survivors. In the first L4D game, players had the opportunity to control either Francis, Bill, Zoey, or Louis. This group wasn’t given a backstory as to how they met compared to the characters in the second game.

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In Left 4 Dead 2, players could control either Coach, Ellis, Nick, or Rochelle. Compared to the first game, starting the main campaign of the second game reveals that the four Survivors have only recently met. They exchange a quick dialogue revealing that they don’t know each other’s names. However, they decide to band together in order to survive the onslaught of the zombie apocalypse.

With Left 4 Dead 3 potentially being in development, it’s exciting to imagine what kind of personalities the four new Survivors will have. On the other hand, it’s also interesting to see how Valve will modify the current roster of zombies in the L4D games.

Improved gameplay mechanics and graphics

We can expect new gameplay mechanics in Left 4 Dead 3 as well. Given how cooperative survival games have risen in popularity over the past years, Valve would want to adapt to how games like Phasmophobia are introducing new mechanics and features to co-op survival games.

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As for how the game will look, we’re willing to bet that Valve makes Left 4 Dead 3 visually appeasing. With how far technology has come since L4D 2 was released, the third game in the series will definitely have updated graphics to deliver a more immersive and enjoyable experience.

Eager fans should wait for an official announcement from Valve

Before you get your hopes up, it’s important to note that there is no official announcement or confirmation yet from Valve. They haven’t spoken about the recent leaks involving a potential Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2 and Left 4 Dead 3.

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But from the looks of it, players can breathe easy knowing that Valve is still committed to delivering high-quality multiplayer experiences for gamers. For now, we can only hope for the best and wait until someone from Valve either confirms or denies these speculations.

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