• "Left 4 Dead 2" is getting an update for the first time since in nearly 10 years
  • "The Last Stand" is a collaborative effort between Valve and its community 
  • The new update came after a "Left 4 Dead 2: Cold Stream" was released in 2012

First-person zombie shooter “Left 4 Dead 2” was recently given a fan-made update for the first time since new content was introduced to the game in 2012.

It’s been more than a decade since the game was launched by Valve Software back in 2009. Since then, “Left 4 Dead 2” created a cult following from zombie fans and constantly squeezed the studio with a sequel, let alone an update. “The Last Stand” came as an answer of fans who took it upon themselves to come up with something new.

An official trailer of “The Last Stand” update shows your typical zombie game setting: creepy, dark and mysterious. The teaser is seemingly situated on a hillside location until the camera reaches the façade of a lighthouse overlooking a shoreline. It didn’t explore much on what the game would be like, but it still gave players a glimpse of what should expect in the future.

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Valve News Network’s Tyler McVicker said “The Last Stand” is “more than just an update” and that there’s more to it than just being “adapted into “Left 4 Dead 2. Tweaktown continued that Valve acknowledged the fact that the L4D community is leading on releasing “The Last Stand,” which was originally a mini-campaign DLC of the original game’s survival mode.

While details and features of “The Last Stand” are limited, save for its “Coming Soon” text at the end of the teaser trailer, Valve confirmed in a blog last week that the update is underway.

“It has been many years since the infection first hit. Radio silence, no sign of life, nothing but lingering hopes… CEDA is not going to save us. But there is hope! A few brave souls have continued the fight against all odds and soon we can all benefit from their resilience,” wrote Valve.

For what it’s worth, Valve and its community are working hand-in-hand for the update. It’s a collaborative effort of by the community, for the community much like a previously announced community-made update, “Left 4 Dead 2: Cold Stream” in 2011. Polygon said the update was later released in 2012 and even graced the Xbox 360.