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Cheat Codes

Cheat mode

Enter the Steam control panel then select the "My games" tab. Right Click the "Left 4 Dead 2" option then select "Properties". Select "Set Launch options" then enter -console and accept it. Start the game, and the console window should now appear at the main menu. Enter bind p toggleconsole as a console command. You must now enter one of the following map codes to load the corresponding map. Note: The same entries can be used with the map or changelevel codes during game play.

Dead Center
map c1m1_hotel
map c1m2_streets
map c1m3_mall
map c1m4_atrium
Dark Carnival
map c2m1_highway
map c2m2_fairgrounds
map c2m3_coaster
map c2m4_barns
map c2m5_concert
Swamp Fever
map c3m1_plankcountry
map c3m2_swamp
map c3m3_shantytown
map c3m4_plantation
Hard Rain
map c4m1_milltown_a
map c4m2_sugarmill_a
map c4m3_sugarmill_b (Mill Escape level)
map c4m4_milltown_b (Return To Town level)
map c4m5_milltown_escape
The Parish
map c5m1_waterfront_sndscape (Demo level; will glitch graphics until you quit the game)
map c5m1_waterfront
map c5m2_park
map c5m3_cemetery
map c5m4_quarter
map c5m5_bridge

Then, press P during game play to display the console window. Enter sv_cheats 1 to enable cheat mode. The message "Server cvar 'sv_cheats' changed to 1" will appear to confirm correct code entry. You can now enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: Enabling cheat codes will prevent achievements from becoming unlocked.

Effect Code
Toggle God mode for entire team god <0 or 1>
Gain health give health
Defibrillator give defibrilator
Adrenaline give adrenaline
First aid kit give first_aid_kit
Pain Pills give pain_pills
Commit suicide kill
Commit suicide explode
Remove indicated character kick <name>
Quit game quit
Toggle No Clipping mode noclip
Set No Clipping mode speed;default is "5" sv_noclipspeed <number>
Toggle Incendiary Ammo upgrade upgrade_add incendiary_ammo
Toggle Explosive Ammo upgrade upgrade_add explosive_ammo
Toggle Laser Sight upgrade upgrade_add laser_sight
Grenade launcher give weapon_grenade_launcher
Hunter claws give melee
Combat rifle give rifle_desert
AK-47 give rifle_ak47
Sniper rifle give sniper_military
Magnum give pistol_magnum
Silenced SMG give smg_silenced
Chrome shotgun give shotgun_chrome
SPAS shotgun give shotgun_spas
Nightstick give tonfa
Boomer Bile give vomitjar
Chainsaw give chainsaw
Guitar give electric_guitar
Frying pan give frying_pan
Machete give machete
Double pistol give pistol
Pump shotgun give pumpshotgun
Auto shotgun give autoshotgun
SMG give smg
M16 give rifle
Sniper rifle give hunting_rifle
Molotov cocktail give molotov
Pipe bomb give pipe_bomb
Propane tank give propanetank
Gas can give gascan
Oxygen tank give oxygentank
Refill ammunition give ammo
Toggle unlimited ammunition sv_infinite_ammo <0 or 1>
Set probability of infected CEDA agents carrying bile jars sv_infected_ceda_vomitjar_probability 0.1
Spawn Spitter z_spawn spitter
Spawn Jockey z_spawn jockey
Spawn Charger z_spawn charger
Spawn common zombie z_spawn zombie
Spawn zombie mob z_spawn mob
Spawn Boomer z_spawn boomer
Spawn Hunter z_spawn hunter
Spawn Witch z_spawn witch
Spawn Smoker z_spawn smoker
Spawn Tank z_spawn tank
Level select map <map name>
Level select changelevel <map name>
Disable all cheat codes sv_cheats 0

Developers Console cheat codes

Select "Options" at the main menu, then "Keyboard/Mouse". Enable the "Allow Developers Console" option. Press ~ during game play to access the console window. Enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function.

Effect Code
Set maximum range of Smoker's tongue attack;
default is "750"
tongue_range <number>
Set amount of damage done to survivors z_pounce_damage <number>
Set amount of time before a burning Witch dies from fire z_witch_burn_time <number>
Change zombie health z_health <number>
Change zombie speed z_speed <number>
Toggle controllable Boss Infected on any map director_no_human_zombies <0 or 1>
Toggle never ending panics director_panic_forever <0 or 1>
Force panic event director_force_panic
Full ammunition give ammo
Spawn pistol give pistol
Get ammo for primary weapon impulse 101
Spawn automatic shotgun give autoshotgun
Spawn first aid kit give first_aid_kit
Spawn full health give health
Spawn gas can give gascan
Spawn hunting rifle give hunting_rifle
Spawn katana give katana
Spawn Molotov cocktail give molotov
Spawn oxygen tank give oxygentank
Spawn pain pills give_pain_pills
Spawn pipe bomb give pipe_bomb
Spawn propane tank give propanetank
Spawn MK 47 machine gun give rifle
Spawn SMG z_spawn weapon_SMG
Invincibility god
Toggle receive damage but cannot die buddha <0 or 1>
Bot teammates shoot nonstop sb_openfire or open_fire
No mob rushes director_no_mobs <0 or 1>
Disable third person view firstperson
Remove all bots Ent_Remove
Set damage for a Witch's attack does z_witch_damage <number>
Toggle set fixed camera in third person
or third person shoulder mode
thirdperson_mayamode
Third person view thirdperson
Over the shoulder third person view thirdpersonshoulder
Set maximum number of regular zombies z_common_limit <number>
Set maximum health of tank z_tank_health <number>
Set number of seconds until player loses control of
the tank from not attacking survivors
z_frustration_lifetime <number>
Toggle if bots can do friendly fire damage sb_friendlyfire <0 or 1>
Disable all wanderers, mobs, specials, and Bosses director_stop
Spawn a zombie z_spawn zombie
Spawn active pipe bomb under you boom
Spawn special Infected z_spawn <Boss name>
Spawn a zombie horde z_spawn mob
Spawn Boomer z_spawn boomer
Spawn Hunter z_spawn hunter
Spawn Smoker z_spawn smoker
Spawn Tank z_spawn tank
Toggle No Clipping mode noclip
Toggle witch to change targets or focus on
the survivor that first alerted her
z_witch_allow_change_victim <0 or 1>
Toggle unlimited ammunition sv_infinite_ammo <0 or 1>
Toggle crosshairs crosshair <0 or 1>

Demo version: Cheat mode

Enter the Steam control panel then select the "My games" tab. Right Click the "Left 4 Dead 2 Demo" option then select "Properties". Select "Set Launch options" then enter -console and accept it. Start the game, and the console window should now appear. Enter bind p toggleconsole as a console command. Click and close the console window and start a single player game. Press P during game play to display the console window, then enter sv_cheats 1 to enable cheat mode. If the message "Can't use cheats now; please exit to main menu and start your own listen server with "map mapname" so that you could enable cheats." appears, enable the map c5m1_waterfront or map c5m2_park code. You will return to the main menu. Enable either map code again, then enable the sv_cheats 1 code again. You can now enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function.

Effect Code
Toggle God mode for entire team god <0 or 1>
Gain health give health
Defibrillator give defibrilator
Adrenaline give adrenaline
First aid kit give first_aid_kit
Pain Pills give pain_pills
Commit suicide kill
Quit game quit
Toggle no clipping mode noclip
Toggle Incendiary Ammo upgrade upgrade_add incendiary_ammo
Toggle Explosive Ammo upgrade upgrade_add explosive_ammo
Toggle Laser Sight upgrade upgrade_add laser_sight
Grenade launcher give weapon_grenade_launcher
Hunter claws give melee
Combat rifle give rifle_desert
AK-47 give rifle_ak47
Sniper rifle give sniper_military
Magnum give pistol_magnum
Silenced SMG give smg_silenced
Chrome shotgun give shotgun_chrome
SPAS shotgun give shotgun_spas
Nightstick give tonfa
Boomer Bile give vomitjar
Guitar give electric_guitar
Frying pan give frying_pan
Machete give machete
Double pistol give pistol
Pump shotgun give pumpshotgun
Auto shotgun give autoshotgun
SMG give smg
M16 give rifle
Sniper rifle give hunting_rifle
Molotov cocktail give molotov
Pipe bomb give pipe_bomb
Propane tank give propanetank
Gas can give gascan
Oxygen tank give oxygentank
Refill ammunition give ammo
Toggle unlimited ammunition sv_infinite_ammo <0 or 1>
Spawn Spitter z_spawn spitter
Spawn Jockey z_spawn jockey
Spawn Charger z_spawn charger
Spawn common zombie z_spawn zombie
Spawn zombie mob z_spawn mob
Spawn Boomer z_spawn boomer
Spawn Hunter z_spawn hunter
Spawn Witch z_spawn witch
Spawn Smoker z_spawn smoker
Spawn Tank z_spawn tank

Unlockables

Steam achievements

Complete the following tasks to unlock the corresponding achievement. To view your achievements and stats in Steam, select "Community", then search for the "Left 4 Dead 2 (PC)" game hub. Select the "View Stats" dropdown, then the option for your username's achievements.

A RIDE DENIED: Kill a Jockey within 2 seconds of it jumping on a Survivor.
A SPITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS: As the Spitter, spit on a Survivor being choked by a Smoker.
ACID REFLEX: Kill a Spitter before she is able to spit.
ARMORY OF ONE: Deploy an ammo upgrade and have your team use it.
BACK IN THE SADDLE: As the Jockey, ride the Survivors twice in a single life.
BARREL ROLLED: Kill a Special Infected with an exploding barrel.
BEAT THE RUSH: In a Survival match, get a medal only using melee weapons.
BRIDGE BURNER: Survive the Parish campaign.
BRIDGE OVER TREBLED SLAUGHTER: Cross the bridge finale in less than 3 minutes.
BURNING SENSATION: Ignite 50 Common Infected with incendiary ammo.
CACHE AND CARRY: Collect 15 gas cans in a single Scavenge match.
CHAIN OF COMMAND: Kill 100 Common Infected with the chainsaw.
CHAOS GENERATOR: Have all 3 generators running at once in "The Sacrifice" finale.
CL0WND: Honk the noses of 10 Clowns.
CLUB DEAD: Use every melee weapon to kill Common Infected.
CONFEDERACY OF CRUNCHES: Finish a campaign using only melee weapons.
Connecting Fight: Play a Versus game on Dead Air from start to finish.
CRASS MENAGERIE: Kill one of each Uncommon Infected.
DEAD IN THE WATER: Kill 10 swampy Mudmen while they are in the water.
DISMEMBERMENT PLAN: Kill 15 Infected with a single grenade launcher blast.
FRIED PIPER: Use a Molotov to burn a Clown leading at least 10 Common Infected.
FUEL CRISIS: Make a Survivor drop a gas can during overtime.
GAS GUZZLER: Collect 100 gas cans in Scavenge.
GAS SHORTAGE: Cause 25 gas can drops as a Special Infected.
GONG SHOW: Prove you are stronger than Moustachio.
GREAT EXPECTORATIONS: As the Spitter, hit every Survivor with a single acid patch.
GUARDIN' GNOME: Rescue Gnome Chompski from the Carnival.
HEAD HONCHO: Decapitate 200 Infected with a melee weapon.
HEARTWARMER: In a Versus match, leave the saferoom to defibrillate a dead teammate.
HUNTING PARTY: Win a game of Scavenge.
KILL BILL: Have Bill sacrifice himself for the team.
LEVEL A CHARGE: Kill a Charger with a melee weapon while they are charging someone.
LONG DISTANCE CARRIER: As the Charger, grab a Survivor and carry them over 80 feet.
MEAT TENDERIZER: As the Charger, grab a Survivor and smash them into the ground for a solid 15 seconds.
MIDNIGHT RIDER: Survive the Dark Carnival campaign.
PRICE CHOPPER: Survive the Dead Center campaign.
QUALIFIED RIDE: As the Jockey, ride a Survivor for more than 8 seconds.
RAGIN' CAJUN: Survive the Swamp Fever campaign.
ROBBED ZOMBIE: Collect 10 vials of Boomer vomit from infected CEDA agents you have killed.
RODE HARD, PUT AWAY WET: As the Jockey, ride a Survivor and steer them into a Spitter's acid patch.
SACRIFIZZLE: As a Special Infected, incap someone who is trying to sacrifice themselves.
SCATTERING RAM: As the Charger, bowl through the entire enemy team in a single charge.
SCAVENGER HUNT: Stop the enemy team from collecting any gas cans during a Scavenge match.
SEPTIC TANK: Use a bile grenade on a Tank.
SHOCK JOCK: Revive 10 dead Survivors with the defibrillator.
SOB STORY: Navigate the sugar mill and reach the safe room without killing any Witches.
SPIT HAPPENS: As the Spitter, hit every Survivor with a single acid patch.
STACHE WHACKER: Prove you are faster than Moustachio.
STILL SOMETHING TO PROVE: Survive all campaigns on Expert.
Stream Crosser: Survive the Cold Stream campaign on any difficulty.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: Form a team and beat an enemy team in 4v4 Versus or Scavenge.
TANK BURGER: Kill a Tank with melee weapons.
THE QUICK AND THE DEAD: Revive 10 incapacitated Survivors while under the speed boosting effects of adrenaline.
THE REAL DEAL: Survive a campaign on Expert difficulty with Realism mode enabled.
Valve Gift Grab 2011 – L4D2: Collect three gifts dropped by Special Infected in Versus Mode.
VIOLENCE IN SILENCE: Navigate the impound lot and reach the cemetary safe room without tripping any alarms.
WEATHERMAN: Survive the Hard Rain campaign.
WING AND A PRAYER: Defend yourself at the crashed airliner without taking damage.

Video

Walkthrough

Hints

Easy achievements

Dark Carnival: Counter-Strike: Source weapons

Created by iYoghurt.

Either play the German version of the game or have someone with the German version in your game. Weapons from Counter-Strike: Source will spawn on the table.

"Dead Center: Level 2": Weapon descriptions

Enter the gun shop to get a detailed description of all weapons, except for the grenade launcher.

"Parish: Level 2" Skip Infected at the bus depot

Enter the Developer Commentary mode for the Parish. Go to level 2. When at the bus depot, only two to four Infected will appear.

"Swamp Fever: Level 1": "Eat Your Brains" song

In the bar in the abandoned town, find the jukebox and play it to hear "Eat Your Brains" by Jonathan Coulton.

Defeating Hunters or Jockeys

Use the shove move on a Hunter while he is jumping at you to force him to stumble back, therefore preventing him from landing on you. Doing this for the Jockey works as well. However it does not work for a Charger who is running, a Witch, or Tank.

Defeating Infected

Use the following tactics to kill playable and special Infected.

Playable Infected
  • Charger: Get close to it. This will prevent it from charging and it can only inflict melee damage. This makes it easier for you to kill it with any weapon (melee and guns alike).
  • Jockey: Get into a huddle with your teammates and wait for the Jockey to present itself. When you see it, all teammates can fire on the Jockey at the same time. Huddling together will prevent it from launching at you.
  • Smoker: Use similar strategy as the Charger. You must get directly in front of it before disposing it. Smokers use their tongues to grab survivors from far distances but it cannot do that when you are in its face.
Special Infected
  • Hunter: When it is in its pouncing position, use a shotgun to nudge it away, then shoot it in the face.
  • Boomer: Aim for the stomach and stay as far back as possible.
  • Spitter: Aim for the head and be ready to leap out of the way.
  • Tank: Get to high ground and shoot it out. In co-op mode, use a grenade launcher for a frontal assault while your teammates fire at its back with shotguns. An alternate method is to deal no damage to the Tank, but instead hide somewhere and let the survivor A.I. deal with it.

Jump kills

You can kill zombies by jumping on them. When on a high ledge (any high point where you can jump over Infected) and there are infected below you, drop down on top of them and they will die.

Heal faster

Use an adrenaline shot, then use your medikit to heal. This takes a lot less time, especially when you are dealing with a horde.

Portal reference

In the second level of "The Parish" chapter, when you get to the bar with the jukebox inside, keep skipping through the songs. It will eventually play the song "I'm Still Alive" from Portal.

Glitches

No Mercy: Chapter 1 shortcut

At the start, jump to the edge directly next to you. Follow it to the corner, press LB, then hold A. You should be still in a crouch. Little by little, walk up off the corner until you fall. Immediately hold Back and you should land on the pipe with no damage.

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