Valve has revealed a special offer called L4D Freaky Friday. Basically you’re getting 24 hours of Left 4 Dead for free with no obligation to buy. Your free trial will include access to the recently released Survival Pack DLC which introduces a new multiplayer game mode and two addition versus campaigns.
The way it’s going to work (we can assume), is that users pre-load everything at some stage between now and Friday and they’ll be allowed play for 24 hours before being faced with some kind of ‘insert coins here’ screen that offers them the chance to buy L4D, thereby unlocking the game so they can continue playing.
Check out the full post from Steam below.
“Beginning Friday at 12:01 am GMT, the PC version of Left 4 Dead will be available for a free 24-hour trial via Steam. The free trial will include access to the recently released Survival Pack DLC, which introduces a new multiplayer game mode and two additional Versus campaigns. Those who wish to give L4D and the Survival Pack a try may now pre-load everything needed to play with no obligation to purchase.”
We’re still not exactly sure if the 12:01 GMT start time applies to customers in the U.S. but we’ve emailed our Valve guy and we’ll let you know as soon as we find out. We’d figure it would make sense to get everyone hooked by offering them the chance to play all day, then reel ‘em in at a minute past midnight on Friday when everyone is all geared up and ready to play through the weekend. The GMT start time will put us at a pacific start time of 16:01 on Thursday with an end time of 16:01 on Friday. Guess Freaky Thursday doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.