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Left 4 Dead 2 Console Cheats for the PC

by: Anurag Ghosh ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

The Left 4 Dead console commands are fun and bestow numerous additional weapons and benefits. Enabling the console window is easy and quick—no game file tweaks! Here are some fun and interesting console cheat codes for Left 4 Dead 2 PC game.

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    Left 4 Dead: Overview

    Left 4 Dead 2 Boxshot   Left 4 Dead revolutionized the zombie shooter sub-genre by offering intense moments and grotesquely intelligent AI—the “Director". The sequel promises a more frantic experience in dealing with zombies, with the “Director" providing even more dynamic challenges and adjusting the scenario based on the performance. You can check out the Left 4 Dead 2 review to know more about any additional features and play value.

    There’s no doubt about this sequel offers those never-before scary moments. However, there’s another way to enjoy Left 4 Dead 2—playing with console commands. While most PC games require you to tweak game files by rummaging through directories in the default C drive, Left 4 Dead 2 allows you to enable the cheat console via the in-game options menu. Here’s a step-by-step guide to enable the cheat console in the game:

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    Left 4 Dead 2 Console Commands: How to Enable the Cheat Console?

    Activating the Developers Console: Start the Game>Main Menu>Options>Keyboard/Mouse>activate “Allow Developers Console"

    Invoking the console cheat while playing the game: On any difficulty level, just press the tilde key (~) to invoke the console window.

    Enable command cheats: To enable in-game cheats, just enter sv_cheats 1and press the Enter key.

    You can then enter any cheat code. Whether single player or multiplayer, feel free to use the console commands given below:

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    Left 4 Dead 2 Console Cheats

    Left 4 Dead 2 console commands to access a wide variety of weapons: Left 4 Dead 2 Console Commands: Screenshot 1  

    • give sniper_military: gives a military sniper rifle to you

    • give pumpshotgun or give shotgun_spas or give shotgun_chrome: gives you different types of shotguns.

    • give weapon_grenade_launcher: gives you a grenade launcher to blast off those zombies

    • give smg_silenced: gives a silenced sub-machine gun to you

    • give smg: gives a submachine gun

    • give rifle_ak47: gives you the AK-47 rifle

    Cheat commands to spawn different types of grotesque zombies:

    • Type z_spawn and then type any one of the zombie names (jockey, charger, hunter, boomer, tank, witch, spitter and smoker) to automatically spawn them.

    • z_forcezombiemodel 1: this command spawns only a zombie model.

    Miscellaneous Fun Cheat Commands:

    • kill: surrounded by zombies? No way out? Type kill to commit hara-kiri (suicide)Left 4 Dead 2 Console Commands: Screenshot 2  

    • quit: bored hacking and slashing the zombies? Just enter quit to end the game.

    • give electric_guitar: gives you a guitar

    • give frying_pan: And why do you need this? Probably to inflict lumps on zombies heads Tom and Jerry style? *laughs*

    • give rifle_desert: gives you a combat rifle to kill all surrounding zombies

    • give_melee: gives you hunter claws for one-on-one fights with zombies

    • give vomitjar: hate those special infected creeps puking on you? How about giving a taste of their own medicine. Type this command code to give you the boomer bile.

    • give machete: typing this code will give a large cleaver-like tool to hack those infected blokes.

    Those were some of the best Left 4 Dead 2 console commands. For Left for Dead console cheats, refer to the Left 4 Dead PC commands and cheats guide.