Left 4 Dead Walkthrough and FAQ Written by: Tim Alves This file is Copyright (c)2008 Tim Alves. All rights reserved. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Table of Contents ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1. Table of Contents 2. About Me 3. This Guide 4. This Game 5. Left 4 Dead: Controls 6. Left 4 Dead: Survivors 7. Left 4 Dead: Infected 8. Left 4 Dead: Tips 9. Left 4 Dead: Weapons/Items 10. Walkthrough 10-A. Campaign: No Mercy 10Ai....The Apartments 10Aii...The Subway 10Aiii..The Sewers 10Aiv...The Hospital 10Av....Rooftop Finale 10-B. Campaign: Death Toll 10-Bi...The Turnpike 10-Bii..The Drains 10-Biii.The Church 10-Biv..The Town 10-Bv...Boathouse Finale 10-C. Campaign: Dead Air 10-Ci...The Greenhouse 10-Cii..The Crane 10-Ciii.The Construction Site 10-Civ..The Terminal 10-Cv...Runway Finale 10-D. Campaign: Blood Harvest 10-Di...The Woods 10-Dii..The Tunnel 10-Diii.The Bridge 10-Div..The Train Station 10-Dv...Farmhouse Finale 11. Multiplayer 12. Achievements 13. Glitches 14. Frequently Asked Questions 15. Special Thanks 16. Copyright Notice 17. Contact Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ About Me ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This is my very first guide that I have written completely or even partly. I am hoping that it will be complete and to everyone’s expectations. If I am missing anything or you think I could do something better just contact me and tell me exactly what it is. Just include your name, or username, if you are giving me information so I can be sure to credit you properly. EDIT: I wanted to apologize to everyone who has read my guide for the lateness of the Campaign guides. I have just been overwhelmed at work lately and then haven’t had any way to get on a 360 for the past month; so I will be doing my best to finish it today. (2/1/09) I am so happy to have been able to help anyone so far, if anyone still has any questions continue to e-mail me them and I will continue to answer to the best I can. ~Rayne ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This Guide ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Version 1.0 November 17, 2008 Began writing introductions. Added Contact and Copyright information. Version 1.1 November 18, 2008 Added in the Controls Schemes. Survivor Information Added. Playable Character Information Added. Non-Playable Infected Information Added. Version 1.2 November 19, 2008 Started Work on Achievement List. Updated Copyright Information. Barebones of Walkthrough Added. Updated This Game Information. Version 1.3 November 20, 2008 Added Multiplayer Section. Added in all the Achievements. Added in Weapon and Item Information. Playable Infected Attacks Added. Version 1.4 November 21, 2008 Added Walkthrough for Apartments, Subway and Sewers. Added Walkthroughs for The Hospital and Rooftop Finale. Finally added in a Table of Contents. Version 1.5 November 23, 2008 Started to add in a few tips that I have found very important. Finished the About Me section. Version 1.5 November 23, 2008 Started to add in a few tips that I have found very important. Finished the About Me section. Version 1.6 November 24, 2008 Added Walkthroughs for The Turnpike, Drains and Church. Added Walkthroughs for The Town and Boathouse Finale. Multiplayer Section Added. Version 1.7 November 29, 2008 Started working on the Multiplayer Section (Multiplayer Disclaimer) Added how to get a few of the achievements. Started Frequently Asked Questions Section. Version 1.8 December 1, 2008 Finished the Walkthroughs for The Greenhouse and The Crane. Answered my first truly frequently asked question. Version 1.9 December 5, 2008 Added in some more tips to get the Achievements. Version 2.0 February 1, 2009 Finally finished Dead Air walkthrough. Added in a Glitch section. Worked more on explaining how to get some of the achievements. Added in submitted work and a Special Thanks section. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This Game ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Version 1.0 November 18, 2008 Valve releases Left 4 Dead for the Xbox 360 and Windows. Version 1.1 December 2008 Valve releases Left 4 Dead server patch to halt PC like cheating on the Xbox 360. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Left 4 Dead: Controls ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ For this game there are two, not just the one Basic Controls for your playable character. To modify the controls go to the Main Menu, select Options and then Controller to make your changes. Survivor Controls: LB: Crouch LT: Melee Shove RT: Shoot RB: 180 degree Spin Y: Select Weapon X: Use B: Reload A: Jump L: Move (Click to Vocalize) Back: Status Screen/ Vote No D-Pad: Left: Explosive Right: First Aid Up: Flashlight Down: Pain Pills R: Look (Click to use Rifle Scope) Start: Main Menu/ Vote Yes Infected Controls: LB: Crouch (enter Primary Attack Position as Hunter) LT: Claw (Tank: Throw) RT: Primary Attack (Choose to Spawn in Ghost Mode) Boomer: Vomit Hunter: Pounce Smoker: Tongue Snare Tank: Punch RB: 180 degree spin Y: N/A X: Move to Survivor Position (in Ghost Mode) B: N/A A: Jump L: Move Back: Status Screen/ Vote No D-Pad: N/A R: Look Start: Main Menu/ Vote Yes ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Left 4 Dead: Survivors ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ All survivors possess the same abilities and speed. However, your in-game personality will vary depending on which character you choose to play as. Francis: Cocky, loud and pretty sure he is indestructible. Francis acts like the zombie apocalypse is the world’s biggest bar fight. When the virus hit, everybody else stockpiled food and looked for a place to hide. Francis found a gun and had some fun. No cops, no laws, no order-if it wasn’t for all the zombies, he could almost get used to a life like this. Louis: Louis had been working up the courage to quit his job as Junior Systems Analyst at his company’s IT department when a virus showed up and downsized the world. Now Louis has a new set of goals (live long enough to succeed) and a new set of tools (guns, sharp objects) to help him achieve them. With any luck, he’ll figure out how the new management operates before they get a chance to murder him. Bill: It took two eventful tours in Vietnam, a handful of medals, a knee full of shrapnel and an honorable discharge before the unthinkable happened. Bill ran out of wars. But now an army of infected undead has declared war on humanity. After decades of aimless drifting and dead-end jobs. Bill’s finally gotten back the only thing he ever wanted. An enemy to fight. Zoey: After spending her first semester holed up in a dorm room watching old horror movies, Zoey was given a choice. Stop fooling around and get her grades up, or drop out. Now that the planet’s overrun with murderous zombies, and all of her professors are dead. Zoey at least has the cold comfort that she’s been studying up on the right subject after all. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Left 4 Dead: Infected ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Non-Playable Infected: The Horde – Meet the zombie horde: eerily fast, sensitive to loud noises and movement, and able to attack in ravenous waves. Luckily, you’ll be given helpful warnings throughout the game to avoid horde attacks. Car Alarms: When shot at or jumped on, some cars emit a high-pitched wail that will enrage any infected within earshot. You’ll be given warnings which cars to steer clear of. Boomer Bile: If there is one thing an Infected can’t resist, it’s fresh Boomer puke. If a Boomer vomits or explodes bile on you, it will attract the horde. Crescendo Events: At certain key areas in the game, you and your fellow Survivors will reach an impassable area that can only be breached by doing something attention-getting that will summon a horde of Infected. The Witch – Witches only want to be left alone so they can enjoy a good cry. They hate flashlights and loud noises, but what they really hare more then anything is being shot at. If you hear the Witch’s tell tale sobs, turn off your flashlights and try to sneak around her. If she starts to get angry, her growl will let you know she’s close to attacking. Playable Infected: The Boomer – RT: Primary Attack, Vomit (Short to Medium Range) LT: Secondary Attack, Claw (Short Range) The Hunter – RT: Primary Attack, Pounce (Short to Long Range, while crouching) LT: Secondary Attack, Claw (Short Range) The Smoker – RT: Primary Attack, Tongue Snare (Medium to Long Range) LT: Secondary Attack, Claw (Short Range) The Tank - RT: Primary Attack, Punch (Short Range) LT: Secondary Attack, Throw (Short to Long Range) ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Left 4 Dead: Tips ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1. NEVER...and I mean NEVER go anywhere alone. This is much more important on the higher difficulties such as expert where any attack by any of the “special” Infected is an instant down. 2. Whenever you given even a second to breathe in this game, RELOAD your guns. You simply never know when you will be attacked next and it is very important that you have a full clip ready. Most important is the shotgun because of the reload time. 3. When playing Multiplayer, if someone is purposely shooting you or any other of your teammates, I do not care how obvious this should be, but kick them from the game. I have seen this time and time again where people let them stay in the game and this is a huge mistake. 4. Should you find yourself fighting against the TANK, do not get too close to his arms. Also, even when you are out of his reach, when fighting him in an enclosed space, always be watching where his arms are at. Should they hit against something, like for example a pillar or a car, it will come flying at you and instantly knock you down. 5. On EXPERT, not quite sure of the lower settings, DO NOT disturb the Witch at any cost. Should she actually reach you, it is an automatic death. That is right, just bypasses going down and you die. 6. When playing either on any difficulty, always have the last person through any door close it behind you. It may not seem that important, however, it will provide both a few seconds more from those Infected that are following you and also an early warning against any that are immediately right behind you. 7. Melee when you are reloading. Yes, in this game you really can do that. You are not helpless like you would be in most games. Just bashed as you reload your weapons (preferably in a corner) and then shot the first chance you can. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Left 4 Dead: Weapons/Items ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Weapons: 1. Pistol - Your standard issue sidearm. It has unlimited ammo, and is effective at mid range with a low density of enemies. You can dual-wield pistols if you find another. Aim for the head for best results. Quickly tap when duel-wielding the pistols to mow down the common Infected. Best if behind the others that are using the other weapons. 2. Pump Action Shotgun - It is very effective at close range, what a shocker right. The spread of the shells means it has the capability to take out several infected at once. Watch out for the reload, though, if you run out of shells in the clip you will only auto reload one shell if you try to fire. When reloading best to crouch or move behind other members so they will still have a clear shot at the Infected. 3. Submachine gun - A fully automatic gun, the submachine gun is good for mowing down crowds at short to mid range. It's also good for taking out Smokers from a distance. Personally not my favorite gun as it tends to run out of ammunition faster than other weapons. 4. Auto Shotgun - The auto shotgun is a very powerful gun, good for taking out Tanks and crowds of infected. It has two more rounds in the clip than the pump shotgun, and reloads faster to boot. One main point of advice when using this weapon, especially in multiplayer, do not shoot it while behind members of your team. It has the same spread shot as the Pump Action Shotgun but tends to do just a bit more damage which can prove problematic at key moments. 5. Hunting Rifle - It's a sniper rifle, need there be much more said? Use it at long range to pop off heads of enemies for best results. You can zoom in to help you aim better. Make sure to have someone else watching your back when you are using it though, or be prepared for a possible world of hurt. 6. Assault Rifle - Use it like you would the Submachine gun. It packs a lot more punch and is more accurate at long distances. Again, be careful of when you use it, or I should say the amount that you use it. For you may very well just run out of ammo right before you actually need it. *coughtankcough* 7. Molotov Cocktail - Toss it like a grenade, it's effective at clearing out a small cluster of enemies. Watch out for flaming zombies running at you, and be very mindful as to where you throw it. The fire may very well spread to you more then you would have like. 8. Pipe Bomb - Amazing crowd control device. Throw it into a large crowd of enemies and watch them cluster around the soft beeping noise that it emits. Stand back away from it otherwise you will be hurt, if not simply outright killed. Items: 1. Health Pack - You can use this on yourself or a teammate. It will heal 80 points of health and will also stop a survivor from bleeding out. You can only carry one at a time. If you have already been revived with the help of a teammate it will reset the number of times that you can go down before dying. 2. Pain Pills - Like the health pack, you can only carry one at a time. You can only use it on yourself, although you can give them to a teammate if you so choose. It will temporarily boost your health by 50 points. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Walkthrough ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Okay, so how to make a walkthrough for a game that uses an AI Director that “changes the zombies, effects and more to create a different experience every time you play”? I will do my best by playing through each Campaign and Chapter two to three times and figure out what is most common, giving you what I find to be the most common or the “same” through each one. Campaign – No Mercy Chapter 1: The Apartments At the Start of this Level you start on the top of the apartments. Make sure to grab your FIRST AID KIT, and either the SUBMACHINE GUN or the PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUN. For weapons it does not really matter which you choose, more really just personal preference. When EVERYONE is ready, open the door and make your way down the stairs. There are normally one or a few zombies right at the bottom, shoot them and take them out. Now when you go into the Kitchen/Living Room area, there tend to be quite a few zombies. Just simply lay waste to them all and continue to push forward. NOTE: If you try and just sit back, first off that will not get you done with the level, and secondly the game tends to just throw a wave of the Horde at you as punishment for being a chicken. Now, as you leave the Living Room, there is a door directly to the left of you. Head down those stairs. Now simply make your way through the Hallway, Kitchen, Living Room of Apartment A. Then very quickly through what possibly used to be a Bedroom and Living Room of this apartment till you get to a large hole in the Kitchen floor. NOTE: More often then not, there tends to be a bottle of PAIN PILLS in the pantry on the other side of the hole. To get across simply jump over the hole and if you make it check to see if it did spawn in there for you this time. It is now time for you to jump down the hole. As I have played through this level a few times I have noticed one common thread through it. There tends to be a wave of lovely Infected who want to eat you that flood the room and flood it quickly. So, just make sure you are prepared to defend yourself from them at this point. After you survived the Horde, make your way through the newly made whole in the wall and head to the door to the left. Now that you are in the alleyway, just pick of the Infected that you see scuttling around before they see you, making your way further down. Make your way for the burning barrel ahead of you and take a Left at the intersection shortly ahead. NOTE: A few times there is a second pistol on the trunk of the White Car. If you happen to see it, make sure to grab it for these simple two reasons. First, it makes you look cool by shooting Infected with two guns at the same time. Secondly, if you happened to get incapacitated it makes you not completely useless as your team tries and revives you. When you make it to the actual Street itself, just be a little cautious as the game will send a horde your way at some point along it. I have found that jumping onto a car tends to make it easier on you, as the Infected take a little longer getting to you compared to if you were standing on the Street. Follow the Street as it curves to the Right and then to the Left. NOTE: You will see an Orange Car, that has a little Alarm Light, just flashing almost begging to be shot at or jumped on. However, no matter how tempting that is to do, DO NOT do that, unless your entire Team agrees to fight off the Horde that will be coming at you. Now, if you happen to shoot at or Jump on. Having two Molotov Cocktails would be great, just back into the corner, behind the white van and throw them at the sides of it. This will make fighting what remains of the Horde, so much easier. After, you pass the Orange Car, just duck into the Subway Station’s Entry Way and head down the stairs. Go to through the only opening to the right and shoot any Infected that might be between you and the Safe House Door in that room. As soon as everyone is inside CLOSE the DOOR to the finish the Chapter. NOTE: If you decide not to close the door, again the game punishes you by sending a wave of the Horde at you and yes, it will probably be easy seeing as they have to bottle their way through the door. However, it could prove to be too much if for some reason the rest of the survivors died and you are the only one that remains. Chapter 2: The Subway At the beginning before you open up the door, make sure to heal if you are in the RED or the YELLOW. Also, if you want to switch weapons you can, or simply just get more ammunition. Again, when everyone is ready head through the door and shoot all the Infected that you see. Jump down the hole, turn around and kill the ones that are scuttling all around behind you before moving on. You would not want some sneaky bastard coming up from behind you now would you? At this point you could split into two teams, one take the High Road and the other take the Low Road and you will both meet up together again soon enough. The Higher route, tends to have some kind of EXPLOSIVE right before the small drop into the vent below. So, just make sure you grab that to use for later, again killing all the minor Infected around. Drop down into the vent, head out onto the stairs and go down to the left to the top of the escalators. The Low Road team, will just have to head down the stairs, and move a little to the Right to be at the top of the escalators. The only reason that I would even suggest splitting up at this small point, would be to clear the area of all Infected before moving on. Go down the escalators and quickly check inside the Ticket Booths. Most often there is either a PISTOL, if you don’t already have duel, and occasionally a PIPE BOMB or MOLOTOV COCKTAIL inside on the floor. Also, if you are really lucky the Second Tier of weapons will be on the table in front of one of the Booths. After you dealt with any Infected that decided to try and rush you, head to the left of the escalators and up either side of the Stairs. Just make sure that you stick together. Once at the top of the stairs/escalator make a 180 degree turn, and make your way to the tunnel ahead past the Subway Cars. NOTES: You will encounter a Witch and a Tank at some point in this level, starting normally around the time that you walk through the first tunnel all the way till close to the end of the Chapter. So, just be ready and remember what to do when you encounter one or the other. As you go through the tunnel you should see some burning wreckage to the right, just continue to push forward, further down the tunnel clearing any and all Infected that you encounter. To the right of the Subway Cars near the fire, there should be a Table, and on that table is normally at least Ammunition. The reason is because there tends to be either a Tank or a mini-Horde soon enough afterwards. So take the quick second it takes and restock up your ammo. There is a little corner against the wall across from the table, check that spot for either a PIPE BOMB or a MOLOTOV COCKTAIL and then continue heading deeper into the tunnel. There is a fork in the road so take the right path to the Subway Cars ahead and enter them. After exiting from the two Subway Cars, move to the table near the door to the Left. There should be at least a single FIRST AID KIT and possibly the Second Tier of weapons if you have not gotten them yet in the Chapter. The room to the Right occasionally has a couple PIPE BOMBS, so make sure to check it because they will come in handy soon enough and will make the few seconds that it took to look all worth it. Now, go back to the other side of the tracks and through the door. Move cautiously because right at the top of the stairs is a perfect place for a BOOMER to spew it’s BILE all over you to attract the Horde. Go through the door way, also before I go any further if you have not fought the TANK prior to this moment you will right here about 75% of the time. There is only one other place that I have fought the TANK and I will make a note of that when I get to it. When fighting the TANK, this area makes it really easy though, just move back spraying it continuously with BULLETS, from either the ASSAULT RIFLE or the AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN and it should go down with ease while you take minimal damage. Once you have dealt with all the Infected, or the Tank. Move to the door at the other side of the room and head up the stairs. Once you go through the doorway you will see quite a few MOLOTOV COCKTAILS, if you don’t have any explosives take one for it will make this next part easier. At this point, the games makes a note to go open the door, but before you do that, just clear the entire room of any Infected and make sure to stock up on Weapons and Items before you do. Also, if playing with other people and not just the AI, make sure to have someone take control of the Turret with one watching their back. Once you are ready, go flip the switch and get ready to defend yourselves for the oncoming Horde. Once you have dealt with all of the Horde, make your way through the door that just had to make all of that noise. NOTE: If for some reason you have not fought the TANK by now you will at this point. In the Stairs he will come stomping down, but it should be more then easy enough to take care of that Brute here. Head up the stairs and go through the doors ahead of you. Stock up on ammunition and if you want, switch to one of the other weapons that are in the Steel locker against the wall. Move through the door that has the EXIT sign glowing above it and move to the left and left again. Now, head down the stairwell heading to the Orange-ish wall in front then take another left toward the Reception Area. Barge through the Building’s Front doors and out onto the Street. Once you are out and on the street, head to the Pawn Shop down the street and to the right. NOTE: I am sorry, I forgot about this one time that I actually had to fight the TANK right before the Safe House. So…if for some random reason you have not fought the TANK by now, then this is the last chance that he will have to pop up to try and kill your group of Survivors. Also, there is either a Pink or Orange Car right in front of the Pawn Shop that if hit will alert the Horde of your Location. If you are fighting the TANK, I would make sure to avoid hitting this Car at all costs. After you cleared the street of all Infected, just stroll on into the Pawn Shop and move into the safe house that is just on the other side of the counter. Close the door once everyone has entered the building and that is the of the Chapter. Chapter 3: The Sewer Once again, make sure to stock up on ammunition and HEALTH KITS. DO NOT however, switch out your better weapons for either the PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUN or the SUBMACHINE GUN. That would be a complete waste. Also again, when everyone is healed, stocked, clocked and ready to rock open the door and head immediately to the left. At the end of the little jog, you should see a doorway to the right a little that is the door that you want to head through. Move through it and head into the Diner. NOTE: If you happen to be unlucky like I happened to be on my last play through of this Chapter, you will hear the all telling signs of the Witch and her crying at this point. I say that you are unlucky because of the fact that you will more then likely disturb her because of the amount of Infected that will be coming at you once you leave the Diner. Not even all that many, but there are just too many ways for you to disturb her crying session. Exit the Diner and move towards the right. You will see a Gas Station. Please, avoid being a jackass and shooting at the Station when your Teammates are near it. Plus the simple fact that it will be a Horde your way because of the lovely sound that it makes. If you have to, just make a beeline for the Lift that is to the Left of the Gas Station. Also, try to make sure that all of the Survivors are on it before activating it. Otherwise, the person/people that were not on it beforehand might not be alive too much longer. Once activated, the Lift will alert the Horde and send them to you from every which way. From above, below and every other way that they can get to you they will. So, once the lift stops, just start shooting your way across the building toward the one ahead of you. Also note, to be careful of any Smokers that are below you. If snagged by their tongue, you will more then surely die, unless of course your Team actually are able to help you. Now when you enter the other building just make sure to kill all the Infected that you can before proceeding down through the hole in the floor to the level beneath you. There you will be able to stock up on PILLS and ammo. Also, sometimes the room to the left has a couple of PIPE BOMBS for your disposal. After you stocked up head through the doorway next to the FIRST AID cabinet and follow the hallway. There are two different paths that you can take at this point. Either you can head down the stairs or move a little further down the Hall. No matter what you choose you will end up in the Warehouse. I would suggest that you head further down the Hallway so you have the advantage of being able to see most of the Infected that are in the Warehouse before you go barging in. So, if you move down the stairs, they are to the right and all you have to do is make a quick left and right to be inside of the Warehouse. If you chose to go the other way, no matter what room you go through just break a window and hop down. As another bonus, most of the rooms tend to have other items for you to use as you kill you way to being Rescued. NOTE: This tends to be the most common place for you to have to fight the TANK. If you must you must right. Yes, but make sure to kill the beast before he has a chance to throw the Forklift at you. If he does that is an automatic down. In other words, you are pretty screwed, especially if you were grouped together. Just make your way to the other side of the Warehouse and go through the doorway. Make a sharp right and head directly to the hallway at the other end. Take the Left, the only way that you can go, to the stairs at the far end. Bounce down them like you do not have a care in the world, killing all the Infected as you go. If there happens to be any that is. Go through the doorway, guns blazing shooting everything that moves even a little. Now, there are two different ways into the sewers from here. Directly ahead of you the other is to the right through an itty bitty hall with a red light. NOTE: It does not matter which way that you decide to take, however, I will be discussing what you have to do if you choose the one that was just ahead of you, and will eventually add in what to do if you choose the other route. Once you drop through the manhole, you will land some piping. If you had recently popped the BOOMER, use that to shoot the Infected that you see down below you. If you have not then I would suggest jumping down and quickly kill them all, just in case the friendly neighborhood BOOMER decides to either give you a shower or drop down next to you. At the T intersection, move to the right and then at the end of that little stint up the incline to the left. At the top of the little hill take another left continuing to fight the Infected. NOTE: At some point while down in the sewers you will be hit by the Horde at least one time as long as they don’t come at you from both sides it will be more then easy to just mow them all down. Now, you should be seeing a doorway on the right side within a few moments of moving down this tunnel. Enter that door and stock up on ammunition before moving into the vent ahead of you with the red light. NOTE: This has happened once before so it may very well happen to you now. If you happen to stumble upon the Witch in this tunnel, especially if she is just crying there at the intersection you are more likely to be screwed in a way no one would ever want to be. So, just form two lines, with two of the members crouching down in front and the other two standing behind them and just shoot her till she drops dead. Just proceed straight and head to the right after you leave that small vent like part in the wall of the sewer. Shoot your way up the incline until you get to the RED LADDER that will be on the left side of the sewers. Head up the ladder to the street above. If you are the first one up, lay down suppressing fire until the rest of your group can join you. Then head directly into the hospital, you will more then likely have to shoot your way in, but then again isn’t that what we like to do? Jump over the counter moving through the door to the safe house. Once everyone is inside close the door to finish the Chapter. Chapter 4: The Hospital Can anyone guess what you should do first this time? Come on class, have you not been paying any attention at all? Yes, Johnny? That is the right answer, you will be stocking up on ammunition and health. Also class, remember to give enough time for your entire group to collect their supplies, otherwise you may not survive the oncoming Infected. So, after you stock up go and open up the door. Head up the stairs and make a quick right turn. Pass by the Exam rooms and the hallways with “Mercy Hospital” painted on the wall. Just a little past that there should be a doorway on the right hand side, go through the door and up the stairs. Now head through the door at the top of the stairs and turn left. Immediately after turning make another left through the doorway there. This will lead you to what I would assume would be a reception hall. Move to the right through the hall till you see more stairs and head up them. NOTE: This is a favorite place for the game to through a mess of Infected at you as well as occasionally having a witch either in the bathrooms or sometimes up the stairs in that hallway there. More often then not if the game gives you a witch here she will be either in the in bathrooms or near the water on the floor. Go through the little Cafeteria and push forward. You will see yet another set of stairs to the right, so...yes that is right you will head through the door and further up the bowels of the hospital. Again, once you climb the flight of stairs you will make a right turn heading to Nurse Station 3. Once there you should push through to the doors on the opposite side of the room. Open them and kill all the Infected that you see. Move down the hall until you get to the 4-way intersection. Beware of oncoming traffic from either side and make a right turn. Move quickly, but also make sure you are killing all the little Infected people along the way to make the next part just a tad easier. Now you will have to jump over a mini-barricade at the end of the hall. Who is this meant to stop? I mean it looks like a child could easily get over it am I right? Anyways, after you jump over it with ease take an immediate left turn. You should be able to see the elevator now. Stock up on ammunition and anything else that may be right around you. If you need to heal make sure you do it before pushing the button. The game will then give you a warm welcome to hospital by throwing a wave of Horde at you for about a minute, minute and a half. Just hold them off and once the elevator doors open move inside quickly. Yes, even if there are still Infected coming. As everyone climbs aboard your new vertical lift, hit the button to get it moving. NOTE: Both in Campaign play and Multiplayer the “Special” Infected like to hang on top of your shiny box. I have yet to determine if it is because you are in it, or if it is just because it is so shiny. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention it would be a good thing to collect some ammunition before entering the box. Also, take the time to heal and reload. It is just wise to do so. NOTE: If you have not seen the Witch or the TANK by now, the game will probably be throwing them both at you very soon. So, do not just rushing blindly through the last little stint before the safe room. Exit the elevator and move forward, going through the “doorway” to the left. NOTE: Beware of the sides of the uncompleted building. You can fall off and die especially if a TANK just so happens to make you go flying. However, if just the Horde or something else hits you off, you will more the likely be holding onto the side for a while. So, hopefully a teammate will be able to get to you before you fall to your death. Pass through the other door that is like 8 feet ahead of you and make a right turn. You will head through yet another doorway in about another 2-3 seconds. Proceed through it and again make a right turn. Move between the forklift and the pillar. Continue to move straight and near the end of the “hallway” you will make a quick left and then right turn. Now, do not go through the “doorway” move to the right and then make another turn to the left. Go through the closed doorway, if you are the first one through it, and then a right through the opening in the “wall”. NOTE: A BOOMER tends to be around this area and may very well splash you in its sweet bubble bath...I mean disgusting vomit. So either be ready to knock it back and then shoot it, or just be prepared to fight the Horde that will be coming after only you. Now, I had to do this next part in a hurry so if my directions are a bit off I am sorry. I was simply running through all the Infected and the TANK that was chasing me. Head through go through the doors, yes doors, there are many and should be easily seen. Until you see an almost completed room. Follow along the side of the room, DO NOT go in it, for it will just lead you to a dead end. You will be making a right and then a left turn during this part. After you get that far you will then have to make a Left, Left and if I remember correctly a final Left turn. The wall right before the Safe House will have a little spray paint on the wall that says, “-will get this later for you all-”. Close the door while you wait for everyone else to catch up this way you will not be killed by anything. Once either everyone else is dead or in the room with you, close the door again to finish the Chapter. Chapter 5: Rooftop Finale Finally, the Finale has arrived. Heal and then stock up on both ammunition and HEALTH KITS. Again, make sure that everyone is stocked up completely. I am sorry but I cannot stress that enough. Especially after playing so many rounds of Versus and having this stupid noobs running out through the door before everyone was ready. To add to their own stupidity they usually ran out with collecting their HEALTH KIT, or one of the explosives on the table. Head out the door and up the stairs shooting all the Infected as you do. Once at the top of the stairs and through the door, simply shoot your way down the hall. Near the end you should be able to see a door and a vent to the left. The doors you will not be able to go through, so shoot the vent and go through it. Go around the side of the hole to the ladder. Climb it and turn a little to the left and climb the second ladder. This one will take you to the rooftop of the hospital. Before dropping down make sure to shoot all the Infected. As this will make it easier to proceed. Also, if there is one person still on the rooftop DO NOT drop down. For if they would be attacked at that point there is no way to get back up to help them and you will be down a person. Now, move as a single unit to the small building down the ramps with the searchlights moving. Once inside quickly stock up and heal if you need to before answering the radio. NOTE: Seeing as this should be your first Finale, I want to warn you that they all seem to have exactly 4 waves before you are able to be rescued. I will go into detail with each one separately. Upon answering the radio a second time that is when the real fun of this level begins. Wave 1 will consist of the Horde as well as the regular SMOKERS, HUNTERS and BOOMERS. Have two people go to the rooftop one on the mounted chain gun and one protecting them. Two people can stay on the ground floor and shoot any that happen to get past the one that is on the chain gun. This should go fairly easy it is really nothing that you have not gone up against before. Re-stock your ammo and quickly heal before the second wave begins, I would recommend healing if you are even at half life, should this be your first time. Wave 2 will consist basically anything that you had not killed from the first wave as well as a few more Infected, including a wonderful, handsome TANK. Just group together and shoot the hell out of the big guy and he will drop in no time at all. If the TANK happens to knock anyone to the edge I would definitely recommend helping them back to their feet before the end of the TANK’s life. Once again simply re-stock your supplies and ready yourself for Wave 3. Wave 3 will consist of the same exact thing as Wave 1. So I would suggest either doing the same thing as you did in Wave 1, or group together on the building that you are able to reach by crossing the pipes that connect to the roof above the radio. Once again, as Wave 4 begins you will hear the familiar music of the TANK start up. Once you hear that make sure you find out where the big brute is and just start emptying your clips into him. Once he drops head to the broken roof above the ramps. That is where your rescue will be picking you up. No matter what happens YOU need to get there. Even if means leaving everyone else to die. As long you get there you will win. As Wave 4 ends, the technical 5th Wave will begin. This is one that you do not have to fight so I will not include it. However, it consists of everything that Waves 1-3 had in them. A horde in mass, BOOMERS, HUNTERS, SMOKERS and yes even a TANK. Just run up the ramp and hold that position until the Helicopter gets there. Once it does hop into it and continue to empty clips at all the Infected that are headed directly for everyone that is alive. Now you will see the credits roll should you live. Oh my god! It was a movie? I thought this was a game...whatever, in the credits you will be able to see all of your various scores and where you placed in them. Take a break and stretch, for this was the easiest of the 4 Campaigns. Campaign – Death Toll Chapter 1: The Turnpike Okay, ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Campaign number 2. By now you should know how it starts out, but if not let recap for you. For a different scene of environment, it would appear that you and your fellow Survivors decided to try and book it out of the city for reports of the Army holding out in Riverdale. As you start, the HEALTH KITS, AMMUNITION and PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUN/SUBMACHINE GUN are pretty much directly in front of you. Select your choice of weapon and make sure to grab your HEALTH KIT then make your way forward. After running a short distance you will notice that the bridge is knocked out, and one of the Survivors will make a note that you need to find a way across. Go down either side of the bridge. That will take you downhill and what possibly used to be a river. At the other side, no matter if you chose to go down the left or the right, you will see a ladder, just climb up and wait for the others to join you. Now make your way to tunnel being sure to be careful of any BOOMERS, SMOKERS and HUNTERS that may be around. NOTE: The SMOKERS seem to really love hiding out in the forest during this Campaign and will most likely get you should you not be careful enough. However, on the lower difficulties this really should not be a problem, unless of course you ran so far ahead of your teammates. About 5 seconds of running into the tunnel you should see a hole in the wall. You will have to go in there because the main way is blocked. (Or apparently so says the AI, when playing single player.) Just make a quick right turn and then another once you reach the end of the very short hallway. Once again you are back in the tunnel you will very apparently have to go to the left, unless you do want to head backwards of course. Jump on top of the cars that are blocking your way to proceed. NOTE: I suggest jumping from car to car for as long as you can, should this be one of the points where the game decides to throw the horde at you. It is really easy to defend your spot when they all have to climb up to get at you. Your next turn to make will be where you can see the fence cutting off your path forward. The door you need to go through will be on the left wall. Enter the open door and then make a right. Once you have worked your way down all the stairs, pick a door and go through it. Now work your way around the steel grate floor to get to the stairs that lead you back above ground on the other side. NOTE: For the majority of the time. The part below the steel grate floor there tends to be either MOLOTOV COCKTAILS and or PIPE BOMBS. So just a simple suggestion make the very quick trip and look to see if there are any, that is if you do not already have one. Yes, you have finally gotten back to the fresh air and no longer have to breathe that stuffy tunnel air. Now what do you do? Well, you could have a picnic. It is a lovely location for a date with Zoey after all. However, with all the dead roaming the area and still wanting to kill you I would suggest that you move forward. After you move toward the dead end, make a gentle left turn up the hill and push forward through the remaining Infected that are blocking your path to the safe house. Now all the remains is opening the door and quickly closing it on everyone... I mean closing it after everyone has made it to the safety of the shelter. Chapter 2: The Drains Quickly stock up, heal and take whatever supplies that you need before moving toward the doorway. NOTE: I just realized that I have never said this before in any of the previous Chapters. Before you go and open the door. Selects your pistol(s) and shoot all the Infected that you see. It will make it a little easier instead of being ambushed when you barely did anything. At this point in the level there is a choice of two ways to proceed. Either you can go straight from the door through that tunnel, or you can choose to move along the right a bit and go through that tunnel. Both paths end of taking you to the same place, however, you may find one a little easier then the other. NOTE: Oh jeez, so you decided to go toward the right. Well good, this is what has been called the “easier” path by many gamers. The area that both paths lead to; tend to be one of the main locations of where the game throws a TANK toward you and this path does give you a little more room to maneuver away from his swings. Especially if you happen to already be at what I call the “Circle Room”. Head straight until you can make a left. Once you reach the end of this path, you will be dropping down in the “Circle Room”. (Obviously named because it is in fact a room that is in the shape of a circle.) Once you clear the immediate area of any and all Infected that you see. Move toward the left, of where you dropped down until you come across a ladder. Slide or climb down it, but please do not trying jumping down from where you are. Once you reach the bottom you will no matter what be given more ammunition, if not given the Second Tier of Weapons and even more rarely other items. NOTE: Oh my god you chose to go straight. You certainly are a brave soul aren’t you? There are some gamers that call this path the “harder” of the two and actually for good reason. The area that both paths lead to; tend to be one of the main locations of where the game throws a TANK toward you and this path does not really give you that much room to maneuver away from his swings. -insert Path #1 here- Head straight into the next tunnel after you re-stocked up on everything that you could. You will then be having to make a right turn. Before dropping down into the next area, it should be obvious that it would be for the best to kill everything that is already down there waiting to be disturbed. After, you are done having your fun killing all of those that used to be living breathing people. Climb down the ladder and head to the right. Keep moving until you find yet another ladder to climb to head up to the floor right above you. Now the moment you get the to the higher level, if not a little before, you will be prompted to active the switch to lower the floodgates to make a pathway for you. Before doing so though, I would suggest stocking up on the PIPE BOMBS on the crate in the corner. Once you hit that switch two “waves” the horde will be coming at you. These are easily dispatched, so once you have done that move across your newly created bridge to the other side of the room. Once there, make the left turn to head up the stairs, or enter the room and get the PAIN PILLS that should be in the First Aid Cabinet. Make a right turn at either the first or the second branches. The both take you to the same room. One is just a little more roundabout way of getting there than the other. Now when you get to the room, you can go up the ladder in the first room, or go to the room right behind it and climb up the hanging metal that is attached to the upper floor. NOTE: The second floor is closer to the outside, where you have to go and is a better option to go instead of the first room. I have seen this happen on more then one occasion. The Survivors start to climb up the ladder when the TANK comes and literally falls on top of them, killing them, not knocking them down, but actually killing them. When you climb through the window and get outside, if you have not already fought the TANK be prepared to, and this is one of the more dangerous areas to fight him, because of all the cars in the area that he can throw at you. If you really have to, just run, making a beeline to the building across from you and straight into the Safe House within it. If you can take your time though, kill everything you see and just leisurely stroll into your room for the night. Chapter 3: The Church Once again, heal and stock up on supplies. The last one was a walk in the park compared to the ones ahead. When you have killed all the Infected that you can see, open the door and start to make your way straight ahead of you. NOTE: In this Chapter, beware of the SMOKERS hiding on top of the train cars. As sometimes the AI are not quite quick enough to react to you being strangled by a wet tongue from an enemy that has quite a smoker’s cough. Once you get to where you can see the building ahead, make your way to the left side, so you will be able to climb the stairs to your next destination. After you little workout, head straight and onto the roofs of the train cars at the end. A Horde may be prompted at this point to come and swarm around you, but do not worry at all. It is so easy to kill them all without taking any damage. Now, drop down and head off to the right. Head straight, along the road until you come across a “safe house”. NOTE: I said “Safe House” because one, it is not THE Safe House, and two, I have run into the TANK more than a few times right at this location. It does however, have a few supplies inside which make fighting the TANK all that much more worth it. *pfft* After you made a quick sweep of the house and gathered what you wanted, or I should say, gathered what you actually could. Head out the back door and take a left turn until you hit a road then you will have to take a right turn and just follow it. You should be seeing a Cemetery to the left after the Ambulance. Move in that direction and put the Infected into their graves heading to the Church up the slight incline. In this Chapter, they decide to test just how much you really want in the Safe House. So before you go to kindly ask the guy inside it to let you in, make sure you stock up on anything that is nearby. Once you are ready then you may go and ask him to open the door. He decides to be a complete prick and not let you inside his little hidey-hole for the night and rings the Church’s bell, alerting all Infected within Earshot that dinner is served. NOTE: If you place the 4 gasoline tanks that you find laying around in Key locations, three to the front and one on the side, that will more then likely take care of 65% of the Infected that decide to try and get the meal that the bell promises. All you have to do is killed the Horde that comes to kill you and there is nothing too special about it besides the pure number that come. Right at the end our “buddy” gets killed by a Hunter, so just shoot it once you open the door or you may very well be joining him soon enough. After you killed the unexpected guest, climb into your new hidey-hole and close the gate, thus ending Chapter 3, Campaign 2. Chapter 4: The Town NOTE: Oh my god a note in the beginning it must be important. Well, kind of is and kind of isn’t really. I just wanted to let those new to this level know, that before proceeding it is very easy to get a headshot on every last Infected that you see on the streets below you. Also, it is the single best way to avoid being slaughtered in the first few minutes as well. Just grab the Hunting Rifle on the Table, zoom in and pop all the heads that you see. Now that you are hopefully done clearing the streets of the walking dead, climb down either ladder to the sides of you, or just drop off the front. Move to the right, it is the easier part of the street to defend against a Horde if you really need to in a few moments. Walk through the broken down brick fence and now that you are in the streets start making your way to the Straight a little to the left. Your goal is the alleyway behind the Gas Station. Run through the alleyway till you get to this part of the street. Now make a left turn and head down until you are on the other side of the bus that was blocking your way from before. Mow down all the Infected to your right as you run down the street, following it until you get to a Poppy Field’s Floral Shop. There you will see an open door. Head into it. Head through the first door to the right and then the one to the left leading you back out into the town. Follow the road past the Semi-Truck with its lights on. NOTE: Nothing important this time, more just curiosity. Let’s assume this is still two weeks after the infection started. How would the batteries in any car still have enough power to leave the lights on. I mean, I do know they last for a long time. But, assuming they had regular usage before the Infection, plus two straight weeks of being left on. How would they still have power? Right after the Semi, make another right turn into the parking lot of some building establishment. Move toward the White Van in the back left corner. Hop on top of the van and then on top the building’s first story roof. Go through the patio’s doorway and straight into the next room, killing all the Infected that are within. Now, you will have to head out through the windows and jump onto the ramp like walkway below. Stay on the walkway and head to the right. After killing all the mindless Infected below you, drop down and gather up some ammunition or swap weapons if you want to. You will be needing to activate the Forklift to make another walkway for you. Can you guess what will be coming up? That’s right! Time for another Horde that you are forced to fight against. The item the forklift was lowering makes a thump and ends up making a good enough rumble for a car’s alarm to go off. We have all the luck don’t we? Just defend yourselves, again it should be really easy especially if you or another Survivor is on the Turret. Just make sure that someone watches their back so they do not get attacked while making a blood mist with all the Infected. The Horde will attack in two mini-waves, so just be prepared for that. Once all lay dead in their own blood, walk onto your new pathway and head to the end of it. Drop down at the end, go to the right around the bus that is in your way and then make a left turn into another alleyway. Alright, you are in the final stretch. Now, just make a left turn heading down that path. A little ways down there you should see a set of stairs on your left. Head up along them and into the building to your left there. Break through one of the windows and cross over the little wooden planks to the building on the other side of the alley. Now, climb out these next windows and head over to yet another building. You will notice that you cannot enter this one. Did I happen to lead you to a dead end? No, just go to your left and drop down, you will now be on the other side of the fence and now all you have to do is head into the Safe House at the end of the alley. Now kids, be sure to play nice and you better be in your sleeping bags no later then 9 o’clock tonight. You have an early morning tomorrow. Chapter 5: Boathouse Finale Final time everyone I promise you...at least for this Campaign. Re-stock your supplies and ammunition, you are finally one the last Chapter to being rescued. Once again, shoot any of the Infected that you can possibly see through the little bars of your cell. When all are down, move out. Head toward the door that you see right in front of you and then through the one directly in front of you on the opposite side of the room. Open the door and head out onto the street. You should easily be able to see the house with the searchlight on the roof. That is where you want to get to. Quickly and thoroughly kill all the Infected in front of the house before going inside. The TANK can be seen at any point between now and the final house that have you go into for this Chapter. Once you get inside, look for anything that you may be missing from your supplies and then head carefully out the back. NOTE: Not only will you be having to deal with the TANK at any point, but also the Witch, if she happened to spawn in part of the path that you must go through to get to the end. Now that you are in someone’s backyard, head out of their gate and into the open field. Yes, looks very much like a great place for something to ambush you at doesn’t it? Deal with anything that the game decides to send your way and head to the cars off to the left side of the field. Pass between them and into Riverside Park. Yay, another hike through the woods! Follow the pathway until you see like a place where a family used to be able to sit down and eat, while getting out of the sunlight. When you get there just turn to the left and head to the house that you see there. You should also be hearing a radio broadcast for anyone to pick up if they hear it. DO NOT answer it yet...well, if you did seriously do not summon the rescue yet. Quickly gather up MOLOTOV COCKTAILS and PIPE BOMBS that you find scattered around the place before someone summons the rescue. Once they do that you will have 4 waves to deal with before you are able to board the boat that will be coming. Wave One: The first wave should be able to easily be taken down from the rooftop of the house. Wait about 8-15 seconds after you hear the scream of the Horde and then throw a PIPE BOMB toward the picnic shade area you had to pass to get to the house and after that one explodes taking out any Infected that gathered around it, like a moth to the flame, toss another one in about another 5 seconds a little to the right of the front of the house. Wave Two: Consists basically of any Infected that remain from Wave One and a new and healthy TANK. With the combined efforts of the Survivors and with having plenty of room to move about, it really should not pose that big of a problem. Wave Three: Same thing as Wave One, except this time I am assuming that you either used all the PIPE BOMBS or have only about one left. So, take the MOLOTOV COCKTAILS and toss one, after about 7-9 seconds right in front of the main doorway and one to the right of the house. Make the second one a little closer to the woods. This will take care of most of the Infected. You will still have a some if not maybe half to deal with so go back into the house, the top floor and back up into the corner away from all the openings in the building. Very easy to defend yourself in and also will allow you you jump out of the room for Wave Four. Wave Four: Last real wave to go, all you have to do is take out yet another TANK. It is easier then it sounds as long as you do not get snagged by a frickin’ SMOKER. If you do, well you better hope your teammates can get to you. After you have lived through all four waves, make your way to the dock before the technical fifth wave starts. Once you are there, if you have a PIPE BOMB or a MOLOTOV COCKTAIL toss it once you see enough of the Infected. Toss the PIPE BOMB as far away from you as possible, or toss the MOLOTOV COCKTAIL at the entrance to the dock. Board the boat when it gets there and help the others get on as well by shooting anything that is keeping them from getting rescued. Well done, you have now completed Campaign number 2, what do you want? A cookie? A pat on the back? No, none of those will do. Join me in the 3rd Campaign where we get to go to an Airport! Campaign – Dead Air Chapter 1: The Greenhouse Alright ladies and gentlemen, the time has come for us to get through the 3rd Campaign and live to tell the tale. As always I will be your guide through this treacherous landscape and this time we will begin in a Greenhouse. First when you go to stock up on your intial supplies you will notice that they are giving you your choice of either a MOLOTOV COCKTAIL or a PIPE BOMB. I suggest that you grab a PIPE BOMB and then head over to the edge that was right in front of you when you started. You should notice a decent amount of Infected just stumbling around down there, so let is fly and watch for the cloud of blood. Grab another one, if you are playing single player and toss that one as well to finish what you started and then grab your choice of what is left. Now you can choose to walk down the stairs, which is slightly “safer” or you can jump down the ledge with guns blazing at any Infected that still possibly remain. Head through that little section of a building and out onto the roof. Oh my god! Yes you are now on the rooftop, almost directly ahead of you, you will hopefully see a “walkway” to the other building across the alleyway. Cross it and shoot anything that runs up to you. Head off to the left and through one of the windows, one will lead to a bedroom and the other to a hallway. It does not really matter which one you choose seeing as both will take you the same way no matter what. A little ways down the hall and you will end up in the kitchen, if you want grab some food and get a quick bite in...oh wait, we cannot stop here otherwise the Horde will somehow know that and come attack us. So, let us be on our way and go into the living room. Now, this is where you can see another roof and will have to head out onto it. NOTE: This is a very common place for the Horde to come and “ambush” you so just be prepared by having all of your guns reloaded. After you have dealt with any and all Infected that come at you head up the yellow ladder to the right from the Living Room windows. Once you get up to the top of the this other building you may be wondering where you have to go seeing as there is no “direct” path. However, there in fact is, just head straight and drop off the side of the building. This is truly the way to go I am not sending you all falling to your deaths. What kind of sick person would I be if I did that now? Oh my bad...you did die. Well um..I will send notes to all of your families telling of the heroics you all had before dying. –Takes a few minutes of silence- Anyways, just drop down and then again to yet another building and go through the broken windows inside of it. Just move through the room and down the hallway and stairs. Once at the bottom you will want to make a right turn through the doorway there. Once you are in the destroyed kitchen head out through the window and onto the semi-truck. Before you do so however, if you see enough Infected down there and happen to still have a PIPE BOMB toss it down for them to gather around trying to attack. NOTE: No matter what you do, be very careful of hitting the Orange Car. It has an alarm and will sound if disturbed in anyway shape or form. So, also be very careful of throwing a PIPE BOMB to close to it. If you noticed that you did just run into the Harbor View Hotel across the street and into the Safe Room to the back of the Lobby. Close the door and you are done with the 1st Chapter. Congratulations I would hope to be able to say that you all lived through this one. Chapter 2: The Crane Yay, fresh supplies are always a welcome sight to sore eyes are they not? So grab anything that you can and open the door to the new level. Make your way to the left. There are always a little more then a few Infected at this point so crouch down and move slowly, taking some great cheap shots from far away as you can before they try to swarm over you and your comrades. Head through either little door and then up the small little hill leading up against the fence. You can simply walk over the barbed wire, so do not worry about getting hurt because of it. Once you are on the otherside you can either climb the boxes or jump on the garbage can, and then the box next to that to get onto the moving truck beneath the fire escape ladder attached to the building to your left. Just move up the set of stairs until you get to a broken bathroom window. You will want to move on through that and into the living room there. At this point you may very well be lucky enough to have the second tier weapons just laying there on the bed for you. Grab your preference and head out into the hallway. Simply head on down the hall to the left, shooting and reloading as you go. There will be a staircase to your right at the far end just head up them and then around the slight corner. Go through the doorway to your right and stock up on any supplies that this room has to offer you. Once you head out through the windows make sure to locate the gasoline tanks that you will find somewhere around the crane before activating it. Place one on each of the sides of the fence. Make sure it is on the other side of the fence and not in the location where you and the other Survivors will have to make a little stand. After the waves of the Horde come and fail to kill you, move to the dumpster that you had to lower and climb up the ladder gaining access to the roof of yet another building. Cross the alleyway with the help of a couple of planks. Move straight and then to the right a little, heading up the ramp of the roof and crossing another couple of planks. NOTE: Who had the foresight to form all of these walkways? And placing all the weapons everywhere that you find? After heading through either side of the destroyed windows, this will give you entryway into the Merrill Law Offices. Just head straight until you are able to make a left turn to cross over some more planks leading to another part of the offices(I believe). There will be a left turn coming up in like a second or two, just make your way through the double doors and move down all of the stairs till you reach the floor below you. When you reach Office Floor #1 make your way along the sides of the cubicles until you reach the stairwell door at the back. NOTE: Both Office Floor #1 and #2 are very common places for the TANK and the Witch to be located, so just make sure to be ready for them if you have not already come across them yet. Move in Military fashion down the second set of stairs until you exit into Office Floor #2. Once again move along the sides until you reach the door at the opposite end. NOTE: This is one of the levels that there seem to be two Witches on. Yes, I said two witches, so just take the extra precaution that you may need. After you head down the third set of stairs you will now be in the lobby with a great view of a door leading to the streets once again. Doesn’t it feel great to be on the ground again? NOTE: Oh my god, there is another Orange Car with the flashing Alarm light... why are almost all the cars that have Alarms Orange? I mean wouldn’t people have put alarms on other colors of cars too? So, anyways make sure to avoid having a stray bullet nick it and alert all the nearby Infected of your presence. You should be able to notice that the building you want to head to is to your left, so start making your way there carefully to avoid the Orange Car and any possible Witches this area has given you. The Safe Room is located in the Self Storage building. Lol, Self Storage. After you had dealt with the possible Horde that even an AI will probably have alerted just close the door and end the level, or if you really want let them deal with them all by closing the door on them and see if they make it out alive. Who would want be to that person though that does that? So go and help them if they alerted the Horde and get everyone into the room nice and safely. Close the door finally ending this level. Chapter 3: The Construction Site Open the door and head on off to the left. Shoot all the Infected as you move through. If you head to the right you will simply just have circled all the way around and just got a few more kills. At the end of the little stretch again make the left turn, seeing as it is really the only way that you can actually go and head straight. Pass the burning barrel and shortly after moving to the right you will have two ways that you can proceed. So at this point either pick to move up the ladder and take the higher road with the slightly better vantage point, or move on off to the right and head through the building that way. Both will take you to the same spot so there is just which you prefer. NOTE: I would go up the ladder as there tends to be a pistol and some sort of explosives almost every time by the sleeping bag there. Speaking of which, why would someone actually want to sleep at a construction site? Follow the path and if you can see the gas cans by the “dead end” shoot them from the building or if you happened to take the lower road move up the stairs as that is the easiest spot to defend against the Horde that will be coming your way very shortly. Now go through the burnt section and head straight then to the left once you can go no further. NOTE: The TANK will now be coming to attack your group at any point from this part on through the level, so make sure that you are ready for it and be prepared the best that you can. Cross the street and pass through the opening in the fence next to the crashed Semi-Truck, in the High Voltage Area. Then take a very soft left and head through the other opening you see in front of you. Head what could pass through straight and once you get to the other side make a right fighting your way through all the Infected that you see before you. After a propane tank you should see a doorway on your right, take that and head through that room to the next where you will find plenty of supplies, including explosives, health and ammunition. Once you are done doing what you need to do there, head through the other door and quickly make your way through the next room. When you get to the final room in the building you should be able to see a hole in the wall to your left and a door straight ahead of you. NOTE: This is the most common place for the TANK to appear, just wanted to give you the heads up. To make your way through to the parking structure you have to move along the right side of the street. After you pass some stacks of luggage start making your way to the left and the building that looms before you. The way through the building is pretty straight forward, just make your way up the winding building until you see a flight of stairs and move up to the crossway to the safe room, once you get there the level is completed. Chapter 4: The Terminal Good, we are finally almost of the Finale, all that remains now is making it through The Terminal alive, do you think you can do it? Stock up on health and ammunition then open the door. NOTE: The TANK will actually be coming at you at any point from the beginning and on, and should you be an unlucky few, there will be two. Just make your way through the office portion by heading straight and making a left at the first intersection. Head down the hall and make the only turns that you really can, a left, down a hall and then a final left. You should now be at the top of the escalators. Head down and start up the van, which in turn will alert the horde. After you clean house of the all the Infected that swarm your position, go to baggage claim and make your way into the depths of it. Head around the bend to the left and then up the stairs moving straight ahead of you till you get to the other side. Follow the stairs when they bend down and go through that doorway which leads you back out onto the terminal. NOTE: DO NOT go through the metal detectors, they will sound off as you are obviously carrying metal and will alert the horde once again. You are almost to the end of the level, all you have to do is cross the hall and head up the dead escalators on the other side. Once there head to your left and book it down the hall just shoot anything in front of you and close the door once you, or everyone else is inside; Depending who is all still alive. Chapter 5: Runway Finale I bet some of you thought the last little portion of the walkthrough was short, but this one will be even shorter. For the final time in Dead Air, before you open the safe room door, heal up and grab any and all ammunition that you can carry before heading out through the door. NOTE: Just a side interest, if you want you can wait atop where you are and watch a lovely plane crash as it hits the ground right in front of you. Now, what do you think caused that plane to crash, terrorists? It is a pretty easy shot to the rendezvous point from here, just turn a little to your right, jump down and run straight, well, as straight as you can go, obviously you will have to run around the objects that are in front of you. NOTE: If you are playing with a full team of Human players head down to the Multiplayer section for a great strategy. With thanks to Mr Yarger. If you must heal, which I would hope that you wouldn’t have to, do so before activating the pump to fuel the plane and then stock up on supplies also. Now all you have to do is once again survive a total of four waves of attacks. Two waves of Horde and the two TANKS with a little extra mixed in with them. The easiest place for you to do this on single player is just crotch down next to the crate and shoot anything that comes from the left of it. There normally is hardly anything that will attack you from the right on the lower difficulties in this position so the Horde waves should be pretty easy. Get up and shoot the crap out of the TANK when he comes to kill you, always backing up and when he throws concrete at you, after he lets it fly quickly move the opposite way you were heading and it will miss you. Then just rinse and repeat until you kill the second Horde and TANK. Just make you way behind the plane as the door will finally start to lower itself and hop in. Finally you completed the movie and should be getting your pay for it very soon that is if it is not a complete flop at the box office. Campaign – Blood Harvest Chapter 1: The Woods Chapter 2: The Tunnel Chapter 3: The Bridge Chapter 4: The Train Station Chapter 5: Farmhouse Finale ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Multiplayer ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ IMPORTANT NOTICE: Alright, I am going to let everyone know this right now. Should you end up playing with me online at any point and you just so happen to be playing with a guest, via split-screen, make sure you are on the same side (if it happens to be versus). If you are not and your guest just sits there like a loser while you attack either myself or another one of my teammates I will be killing him in game and then booting you both before the start of the next round. I do know however, that for the most part when people play split-screen they actually play as if they were playing by themselves. Trying to live and WIN. So, please do not make me end up being a punk who has to kill my own teammates. I hate doing that but ended up having to do that early this morning. This is all because of –edited for not wanting to spread hate- and his guest so, if you have the time go and thank them for me having to write this Multiplayer Disclaimer. Dead Air Finale: Submitted by Mr Yarger “Once you clear out the Infected that are lingering about, there is a small double door closet room to the north of the fuel tanker with the call-in radio. We set three people in this small room (Keep in mind that I was playing online with some of my friends) and set fuel containers and propane tanks out front while one person called the radio and switched the fuel pump on. This person then made a mad dash and made it back to the double door closet before any infected even came. We kept two people armed with the Assault Rifles for the far away Infected and two people with Auto Shotties for any Infected that came close. When the Infected were far away, the Shotgun people used double pistols to assist the Assault Rifle people while the Infected were farther away. Once the first wave is complete, the Pilot will say something about "Being halfway there". Once this occurs the Tank is on its way as many people know. As soon as the Pilot begins to say this, have everyone rush back for ammo. Soon you will hear the Tank music begin to play. Once this happens, quickly locate the Tank and get on the opposite side of the rescue plane. This will cause the Tank to glitch in a way. The Tank will wander back and forth on the opposite side of the plane as if it can't make up its mind, and won't come to the other side of the plane where you are. Once this occurs, have everyone kneel down and start blasting at the Tank's knees and it will soon die. As soon as the Tank is down, replenish ammo and make back to the double door closet as quickly as possible and repeat the previous steps of wiping out the infected and the second Tank. Once the second Tank is downed, stay near the loading bay of the rescue plane and keep blasting any Infected that come your way and you should be able to make with out without a scratch! And by the way, it's easier for the two shotgun people to get in front and kneel down while the assault stand up behind them. And once in the closet keep the people close in case a Smoker grab you so a teammate can melee the person to free them.” ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Achievements ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Helping Hand *20 points* Revive 50 incapacitated Survivors Field Medic *20 points* Heal 25 Survivors with a first aid kit Pharm-assist *20 points* Give pain pills to 10 Survivors. My Bodyguard *15 points* Protect any Survivor from an attacking Infected 50 times. Dead Stop *10 points* Punch a Hunter as he is pouncing. Cr0wnd *30 points* Kill a Witch with a single headshot. -This is most easily done with the shotgun point blank at the back of her skull. However, I have been told that it can also actually be done with the pistol although I have yet to have been able to confirm this. Untouchables *30 points* No Survivors take damage after contacting the rescue vehicle. Drag and Drop *20 points* Rescue a Survivor from a Smoker's tongue before he takes damage. Blind Luck *20 points* You or another Survivor take no damage after being vomited on by a Boomer. Akimbo Assassin *30 points* Survive an entire campaign using only pistols. -Do this in combination with one of the Campaign Achievements. If you really need to then do this on Easy, but to make sure that you do get it, DO NOT pick up any other weapons. If you are playing single player the computers will hopefully be able to either kill the TANKS or at least take them down enough for you to finish them up with your pistols. Hero Closet *10 points* Rescue a Survivor trapped in a closet. Hunter Punter *10 points* Shove a Hunter off of a pinned and helpless Survivor. Tongue Twister *20 points* Free yourself from a Smoker who has grabbed you with his tongue. No Smoking Section *15 points* Kill 10 Smokers as they are pulling helpless Survivors. 101 Cremations *20 points* Set 101 Infected on fire. Do Not Disturb *20 points* Sneak past all Witches in a campaign without disturbing one. Man vs Tank *30 points* Single-handedly kill a Tank. Tankbusters *20 points* Kill a Tank without it dealing any damage to a Survivor. Safety First *30 points* Play an entire campaign with no Survivors taking friendly fire damage. No-one Left Behind *20 points* Beat a campaign with all 4 Survivors. Unbreakable *30 points* Finish a campaign without ever being healed. Witch Hunter *20 points* Kill a Witch without any Survivor taking damage from her. Red Mist *20 points* Kill 1000 Infected with a mounted machine gun. Pyrotechnician *20 points* Blow up 20 Infected in a single explosion. Zombie Genocidest *20 points* Kill 53,595 Infected. Dead Giveaway *10 points* Heal a fellow Survivor when your own health is below 10. Stand Tall *20 points* Survive a campaign without being incapacitated. Zombicidal Maniac *30 points* Survive any campaign on Expert. -For this one I would suggest No Mercy, as it is one of the easier ones to actually beat with a full, Human Controlled, team. For each level it would not matter if everyone died, however, for the finale, whoever wants the achievement actually needs to make it on the Helicopter as a group of my friends and I found out last night. What Are You Trying to Prove? *35 points* Survive all campaigns on Expert. Nothing Special *30 points* Survive a campaign with no Survivors taking damage from Special Infected. Burn the Witch *10 points* Light a Witch with a Molotov. Towering Inferno *10 points* Light a Tank with a Molotov. Spinal Tap *10 points* Kill an Infected with a single blow from behind. Stomach Upset *20 points* All Survivors complete a campaign without being vomited on. Brain Salad *15 points* Make 100 headshot kills. Jump Shot *20 points* Headshot a Hunter while he's leaping. Mercy Killer *15 points* Survive the No Mercy campaign. Back 2 Help *20 points* Leave a safe room to save an incapped teammate and bring them back safely. Toll Collector *15 points* Survive the Death Toll campaign. Dead Baron *15 points* Survive the Dead Air campaign. Grim Reaper *15 points* Survive the Blood Harvest campaign. Ground Cover *30 points* Save another Survivor from a Special Infected while on the ground. Clean Kill *10 points* Shove a Boomer and then kill him without him splashing on anyone. Big Drag *20 points* Drag a Survivor 100 feet with your tongue. Chain Smoker *20 points* Constrict two Survivors in one life as a Smoker. Barf Bagged *20 points* Cover four Survivors with Boomer bile at once. Double Jump *20 points* Pounce two different Survivors in one life as a Hunter. All 4 Dead *30 points* Kill all four Survivors in one life while playing as a Tank. Dead Wreckening *20 points* Dole out 5000 total Survivor damage as a Special Infected. Lamb 2 Slaughter *20 points* As an Infected, incap a Survivor who has entered and left a safe room. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Glitches ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Frequently Asked Questions ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1.I'm having trouble getting past the rooftop finale. We get so close, but the tank either crushes us, or a thousand Infected overwhelm us while trying to get to the helicopter...Any suggestions? a.After playing through this level again a few more times it seemed the best bet would to be set up half of the traps on the ground floor, and then half of them on the roof above where the radio is. (By traps I mean the propane/gasoline tanks) During the first wave you will be on the ground floor where you have easier access to any first aid kits remaining and the ammunition there. When you need to set off the traps that you set up somewhere within view. Right before the TANK comes, make sure that you kill and SMOKER and HUNTER that may be around. After you have done so quickly gather some more ammo and fall back up to the rooftop, having one person guard the stairs and the rest defending the open part of the roof. Now, during the third wave if you really need to quickly climb the ladder leading to the very top of the building above the radio sticking close together, for although easily defended against the common Infected, HUNTER and BOOMER, you can easily get snagged and taken down by the SMOKER's long reach of tongue. This should get you through that wave and to the final TANK. Now, this is where the "fun" begins. For this is where it really seems to fall apart for anyone playing with AI on difficulty Normal and harder. I would suggest taking the fight down onto the main floor. However, doing so leaves you very vulnerable to any others that may be down there with you, but the plus side is the TANK will less likely just knock you off the building to your death. If you have played this level enough times you should have the layout of it almost memorized so you should be able to do this. With the Automatic Shotgun, just shoot away making sure that every shot lands its mark on the TANK. While you are running backwards it will almost prevent the TANK from hitting you and knocking you down for an easy second hit. Just continue to run backwards, or if you are playing Split-Screen or the on-line campaign take turns with the other survivors. Just run backwards while shooting, turn around so you can run a little faster while you reload, climb a ladder anywhere, turn and shoot at him some more. When you climb a ladder make sure to jump off back to the ground floor when the TANK joins you up there otherwise you will probably get knocked off and die. Then the moment he dies book it over to the landing pad and shoot anything that runs towards you until you can finally get into the helicopter. Now, here is the really messed up part. If everyone is not in the Helicopter, the TANK and any other Infected can very well jump in there and start attacking you. So, again make sure you all get in the moment is gets close enough for you to so you can finish the level. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Special Thanks ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I wanted to make sure that I gave a special thanks for anyone who helped contribute to this guide for without them it really would not be a complete guide when I finish it. Mr Yarger – Dead Air Finale; Multiplayer Strategy. amarksmanlegend – Showing a glitch on the No Mercy Campaign when we played. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Copyright Notice ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This entire guide is copyright Tim Alves (c)2008. If you want to add this to your site, please contact me for permission first. All information written has come from me alone, unless otherwise specified. 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