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Left 4 Dead FAQs

Left 4 Dead Glitches

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by JonnyHandsomeX

    Kill Easily, Cannot be Reached

    Blood Harvest, Survival, train tracks

    When you play Survival for Blood Harvest,you go to the level where you have to press the button near the train tracks. Behind a red/brownish sort of train car (or something) you go over to the mountain side. you rapidly press the crouch and move sideways button on the mountain, like you are digging into the ground. If you have the right spot, you go underground, in crouch mode. you walk backward, near where you would have been originally. When you are underground nothing can hurt you at all, not even the tank. In fact, when you are underground, you shoot the tank once and he should be dead. When i have tried this only one common infected got near me, but i killed it easily. Also, when underground you can throw molotavs, pipe bombs, and bile upward, and it won't surround you but it will go on the ground (NOT UNDER GROUND) Finally, there should be a molotav underground with you. don't walk too close to the train parts underground, or you will get stuck and die, or get stuck, attacked then die.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by P0ck3t C1am

    Zombies Can't Get You

    In the second campaign, By the cabin (last part).

    Ok after you call in the rescue boat. Go toward the dock and pass it go to the corner there should be a sorta flat rock jetting out from the bottom of a cliff. You have to keep jumping from the side that is the closest to the land until your able to get up on top. When the zombies come they can't get you also another plus is if the Tank can't get to you in time it dies, but watch out for the special zombies like the Smoker(with a tounge) and Tank(by throwing a rock only) they can get you. Best to keep all pipe bombs till the end. Only if you want that achievement...This was not found out by me but shown and it does work.

  • PC, Xbox 360 | Submitted by ME

    Reod While Hitting

    If you haven't noticed this yet in Left4dead you can reload, hit a zombie and the game will see it as if you didn't do anything but still reloading, so if you rune out of ammo start reloading hit any nearby zombies and then you will have reloaded your gun.

Left 4 Dead Easter Eggs

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by Justin

    4 fingers

    Mercy Hospital

    when you first start the mercy hospital chapter in NO MERCY right when you get out the saferoom door go to the room diagonal from you and the x-rays on the wall will have a picture of a hand with the thumb missing on the right and on the left will be the thumb.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by tyler durdan

    Dead Alive Reference

    In the Blood Harvest campaign at one point you will come to a 3-story house that has a basement and two levels above ground.

    Go into the basement and you will find a lawnmower with body parts and a lot of blood around it.

  • PC, Xbox 360 | Submitted by TNT501

    4 finger X-ray

    Inside the hospital

    In the room that has ICU 401(or maybe 501) go in and look at the X-rays.

Left 4 Dead Hints

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by JIH7

    Zombie Strategies

    Multiplayer, as the infected

    1. As a smoker, stand on top of the witch and pull a survivor to it!
    2. As a boomer, if the survivors are on the street, stand on a rooftop and barf from there.
    3. As a tank, punch an item in front of the saferoom door so the survivors can't get in.
    4. As a hunter, always stay crouched and use your pounce to get around.
    5. Any except tank, this doesn't help win, just annoys the survivors: stow away in the safe room
    6. Take advantage of the fact you don't take falling damage!
    7. If there is a tank out, don't let it do all of the work, help it out!
    8. In dead air, level one, as a smoker stand on the street and pull a survivor off of the rooftops!

  • PC | Submitted by Psycho_Killer

    Elevator Glitch

    When you are on the elevator with your teammates before entering the elevator pick up some gas can,oxygen tank, or anything that can be picked up bring that thing on the elevator then when you are high enough throw the thing you pickup on one of your teammates and they will just fall off the elevator (this is so goddamn funny). (if your teammates got angry at you its not my problem anymore) do this at your own risk

  • PC, Xbox 360 | Submitted by Ya Mama

    Dead Air - Easy Crescendo

    Dead Air, Chapter 3

    When you get to the third chapter and you have to shoot the gas tanks to blow the barricade and continue, there's a method I have found to work pretty well. First, climb up into the building beside the tank bundle. Pick up the three gas tanks (usually what are there), and throw two of them below you, spreading them out pretty well. Throw the other one into the room on the floor. Next, run along the scaffold, and jump into the window frame. Shoot the gas tank bundle. When you see the first of the horde coming, shoot a gas tank. if you line them up just right, the first tank will light the second, which will light the third. All you really have to do is watch for Smokers and Hunters, the horde, will climb up, but don't worry, they're idiots and will jump off before reaching you. That being, the case, it really doesn't matter if a Boomer vomits on you. Good hunting, and have fun.

  • PC, Xbox 360 | Submitted by Sweets

    Unbreakable Achievement Help

    If you get badly hurt(to the point that your character is limping) the A.I. players will try to heal you, a way to not let them heal is to keep your health pack out and they will not try to heal you which means that you will have to keep out your health pack the whole campaign which means you have to fight with it too.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by Mr T612

    Dead Air Shortcut

    When you get to the place where you have to use the crane to lower the dumpster to keep going through the level, don't hit the switch. You can jump onto the fence by getting on the air vent and keep going down the fence and you will see a power box thing on the side of the building. Jump on that and then jump up to the building. You skip the horde

    After you get past that and walk across the wood bridge platform thing turn left and jump onto the edge of the building look at the tree that is below you and walk off the building and try to land in the tree don't jump this will down you. After you get into the tree you can jump to the street and walk into the safe house.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by teehee343

    Barn Rafters - Farmhouse Finale

    This seems to work for my friends and I, when you go up the ladder in the barn, turn 180 degrees. With some skill, walk across the rafters to the corner where part of the loft is still there. If you watch for Hunters, Smokers, and Tank throws, you can just snipe Infected and wait for the truck. You just need one person to guard the door on your left.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by Staypuftgiant

    Apartment Skip

    No Mercy, Apartments

    The Apartment Skip Glitch has been taken out of the final game.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by l4dBILL

    Help With Unbreakable Achievement

    To earn this achievement you can't heal yourself for a whole campaign, however you can use "pain pills" as much as needed and you will still get the achievement.

  • PC, Xbox 360 | Submitted by Chewwyi

    Skip The Crane

    Dead Air

    Instead of triggering the crane in dead air, you can skip it. When you jump out of the windows near the crane, turn left and there will be a vent. Climb the vent to jump onto the fence, walk across the fence and jump onto a small power unit on the building opposite (near the dumpster) then jump onto the building, no problem! Remember to Crouch Jump in some places!

  • PC, Xbox 360 | Submitted by Bombboy125

    Tips And Hints


    1. If there are only a few zombies in a room use pistols. Don't waste ammo.

    2. If you're in front of your group, duck so the people behind you can shoot over you.

    3. Stop and shoot. Stopping when shooting is a lot more accurate than running and shooting.

    4. Go back for your team mates. This is obvious, and you always need the most firepower that you can get. The only exception is if you're in the safe room.

    5. When a tank drops to its knees, stop shooting. That is the most annoying thing I've ever seen.

    6. Hunting rifles suck. It's always faster to blow them away
    up front.

    7. Never purposely startle the witch, unless she is blocking the only way to the next area.

    8. Never purposely shoot an alarmed car.

    9. If you hear a Boomer, be careful and always hit him away if he's close.

    10. Never go into a tight hallway when a tank is coming and always run and shoot a tank. Don't stay still and shoot. I know it contradicts #3 but do it anyway to bring the tank down.

    11. On the first level of "no mercy," if you want to skip the apartment building, look behind you and you'll see the glass window. Behind that, on the other building, you'll see 2 fans. Jump on those and you won't die from the jump down.


    1. Hunter, never pounce into a group of survivors. only pounce when one is separated from the group.

    2. Tank, if your chasing a survivor, throw a rock at them or smash a car at 'em.

    3. Tank, if your at long range from the survivors, throw a rock first, then charge.

    4. Smoker, always do your best to get far away from the survivors as possible and get up a building. This way its harder for you to get noticed and you can do more damage to the survivor.

    5. Boomer, never run up to the survivors to puke on them. Try to hide and do it when they don't know you're there.

    6. Your claws are mostly useless, except for breaking walls and doors.

    7. You aren't damaged by falls, use this to your advantage.


    * USE TEAMWORK. i cant stress this enough: Teamwork is the key to victory.

  • PC, Xbox 360 | Submitted by JediGuy

    One Man Witch Kill

    Alright, this can work on any witch in the game, on any level, as long as there are two things that happen:

    1. The person designated to kill the Witch HAS to have an AUTOMATIC Shotgun, no exceptions.

    2. The Witch herself has to be in an accessible part of the map, I.E. not to close to any walls, or over a fence, etc.

    How this works is simple: The "Witch-Killer" is to sneak around behind the Witch, CROUCHED. Make sure you're completely behind her, so that she can't see you from the side. Get close enough to the point where you're almost touching her, and shoot her in the back of the head with the auto-shotgun. It sometimes works on the first hit, and sometimes you'll have to put one or two more into her as she turns to face you, but it's guaranteed to kill the Witch, so long as you sneak up on her properly.

    Another way to kill a Witch in game is less available than the Shotgun, but still a viable tactic if the opportunity presents itself. It requires the Witch to be in an open field of some kind, which would provide a long line of site. A player with the hunting rifle should be able to successfully headshot her once on the ground, and then body-shot her a few more times as she's running.

  • PC, Xbox 360 | Submitted by Wolfmin39

    Apartment Skip

    No Mercy Campaign

    If you want to save a bit of time in campaign mode you can skip the entire apartment part of the first level. When you begin on the roof, turn around and look past the glass roof. You will see a couple of fans near the floor, jump over to them and you will survive from anywhere from 20 - 50 health.

  • PC, Xbox 360 | Submitted by AuraOfRage

    Weapon Damage Points

    These are the damages for all in game firearms. Damage is based on a bodyshot to the Tank. Expect head shots to do greater damage.

    Uzi-25 (single bullet)
    Pump Shotgun- 240 (Close Range)*
    160 (Mid Range)*
    103 (Long Range)*
    10 (Maximum Visual Range)*
    Hunting Rifle- 90
    Assault Rifle- 32
    Auto Shotgun- 270 (Close Range)*
    160 (Mid Range)*
    125 (Long Range)*
    20 (Maximum Visual Range)*
    *Ranges for Shotguns based on general distance. May vary slightly for you.

Left 4 Dead Unlockables

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by WIlhelm

    Crash Course DLC Achievements


    20 Car Pile-up (20) - As a Tank hit 20 Survivors with a car in the Crash Course campaign.
    Crash-proof (15)
    - Survive the Crash Course Campaign.
    Jumpin' Jack Smash (25)
    - Pounce a Survivor for 25 points of damage in the Crash Course campaign.
    Quick Power (25)
    - Restart the generator within 30 seconds of it shutting off in the Crash Course campaign.
    Slippery Pull (25)
    - Smoker pull a bile-covered Survivor until you hold him during Crash Course.
    Smash Hit (25)
    - Win a Versus campaign of Crash Course.
    Tank Stumble (20)
    - Stun a Tank with an explosion in the Crash Course campaign.
    The Littlest Genocide (25)
    - Kill 5,359 Infected in the Crash Course campaign.
    Truck Stop (35)
    - Your team wipes all Survivors after the escape vehicle has opened in Crash Course.
    Wipefest (35)
    - Your team incapacitates three Survivors within five seconds in the Crash Course campaign.

  • PC, Xbox 360 | Submitted by A Friendly Gamer, Zoid


    101 Cremations (20) - Set 101 Infected on fire.
    Akimbo Assassin (30) - Survive an entire campaign using only pistols.
    All 4 Dead (30) - Kill all four Survivors in one life while playing as a Tank.
    Back 2 Help (20) - Leave a safe room to save an incapped teammate and bring them back safely.
    Barf Bagged (20) - Cover four Survivors with Boomer bile at once.
    Big Drag (20) - Drag a Survivor 100 feet with your tongue.
    Blind Luck (20) - You or another Survivor take no damage after being vomited on by a Boomer.
    Brain Salad (15) - Make 100 headshot kills.
    Burn the Witch (10) - Light a Witch with a Molotov.
    Chain Smoker (20) - Constrict two Survivors in one life as a Smoker.
    Clean Kill (10) - Shove a Boomer and then kill him without him splashing on anyone.
    Cr0wnd (30) - Kill a Witch with a single headshot.
    Dead Baron (15) - Survive the Dead Air campaign.
    Dead Giveaway (10) - Heal a fellow Survivor when your own health is below 10.
    Dead Stop (10) - Punch a Hunter as he is pouncing.
    Dead Wreckening (20) - Dole out 5000 total Survivor damage as a Special Infected.
    Do Not Disturb (20) - Sneak past all Witches in a campaign without disturbing one.
    Double Jump (20) - Pounce two different Survivors in one life as a Hunter.
    Drag and Drop (20) - Rescue a Survivor from a Smoker's tongue before he takes damage.
    Field Medic (20) - Heal 25 Survivors with a first aid kit.
    Grim Reaper (15) - Survive the Blood Harvest campaign.
    Ground Cover (30) - Save another Survivor from a Special Infected while on the ground.
    Helping Hand (20) - Revive 50 incapacitated Survivors.
    Hero Closet (10) - Rescue a Survivor trapped in a closet.
    Hunter Punter (10) - Shove a Hunter off of a pinned and helpless Survivor.
    Jump Shot (20) - Headshot a Hunter while he's leaping.
    Lamb 2 Slaughter (20) - As an Infected, incap a Survivor who has entered and left a safe room.
    Man vs Tank (30) - Single-handedly kill a Tank.
    Mercy Killer (15) - Survive the No Mercy campaign.
    My Bodyguard (15) - Protect any Survivor from an attacking Infected 50 times.
    No Smoking Section (15) - Kill 10 Smokers as they are pulling helpless Survivors.
    No-one Left Behind (20) - Beat a campaign with all 4 Survivors.
    Nothing Special (30) - Survive a campaign with no Survivors taking damage from Special Infected.
    Pharm-assist (20) - Give pain pills to 10 Survivors.
    Pyrotechnician (20) - Blow up 20 Infected in a single explosion.
    Red Mist (20) - Kill 1000 Infected with a mounted machine gun.
    Safety First (30) - Play an entire campaign with no Survivors taking friendly fire damage.
    Spinal Tap (10) - Kill an Infected with a single blow from behind.
    Stand Tall (20) - Survive a campaign without being incapacitated.
    Stomach Upset (20) - All Survivors complete a campaign without being vomited on.
    Tankbusters (20) - Kill a Tank without it dealing any damage to a Survivor.
    Toll Collector (15) - Survive the Death Toll campaign.
    Tongue Twister (20) - Free yourself from a Smoker who has grabbed you with his tongue.
    Towering Inferno (10) - Light a Tank with a Molotov.
    Unbreakable (30) - Finish a campaign without ever being healed.
    Untouchables (30) - No Survivors take damage after contacting the rescue vehicle.
    What Are You Trying to Prove? (35) - Survive all campaigns on Expert.
    Witch Hunter (20) - Kill a Witch without any Survivor taking damage from her.
    Zombicidal Maniac (30) - Survive any campaign on Expert.
    Zombie Genocidest (20) - Kill 53,595 Infected.

Left 4 Dead Cheats

  • PC, Xbox 360 | Submitted by Xardes Zombine (Add me :D)

    Increase populus of zombies :D

    ~ or ` ((DIRECTOR COSOLE))

    First enable the console by going into Options-Keyboard/mouse- Then check the console box.

    Okay now go into the console with ~
    You will need to enter
    SV_cheats 1 // Enables console use
    Now set it so we can allow a large quantity of zombies
    z_common_limit ## // Choose your size##
    I recommend you start out 120 for safety

    Now set horde sizes
    z_mega_mob_size ## //Choose size
    This set amount of PANIC zombies in crowd
    Now to have some fun :D
    NOTE`: if you want to do infinite panic
    You need to stay in console
    First force a panic
    Director_force_panic_infinite 1 //
    Now make it NEVER STOP
    director_panic_forever 1

    There you go hope i didn't put any flaws in HAVE FUN~!

  • PC | Submitted by Sakuragaoka

    Spawn An Everlasting Swarm of Infected

    When sv_cheats is turned on, type:

    "director_panic_forever 1"

    to spawn an everlasting swarm of Infected.

  • PC | Submitted by Rick

    Spawn Infected

    When cheats are activated

    z_spawn (x)
    (x is whatever infected you want like
    z_spawn mob
    z_spawn witch
    z_spawn tank
    z_spawn boomer
    z_spawn smoker
    z_spawn hunter

  • PC | Submitted by Rick

    Activate Cheats

    Enable the console first.
    Then you press the ~ key to open the console.
    (only the local server admin can do this)
    the admin must enter sv_cheats into the console to activate cheats.

    open console when cheats are activated:
    give pistol
    give ammo
    give pipe_bomb
    give rifle
    give hunting rifle
    give autoshotgun
    give shotgun
    give smg