Left 4 Dead 2 - Tank in Versus Play
The tank has the potential to be a real game changer in a versus match. If you're careful, then it's possible to do a whole lot of damage or even take out a whole team.
For the survivors, nothing much will change in strategy. There is one interesting new note though. Since it's a human controller, a bile bomb can really mess them up. It will cloud their vision and might give you a few spare seconds. The other note is the "control" meter. In order to prevent an infected player from moving the tank to good ambush positions and waiting, there is a control meter. The tank gets angry the longer it is held back from survivors. If the tank can't see the survivors, then the meter falls steadily. In about 15 seconds or so of no contact, the tank reverts to a second player. If the second player also loses control, then it wiil revert to an AI tank. The AI is stupid. It will charge into fires and will be fairly easy to kill. Keep this in mind. You don't have to hunt the tank, it has to hunt you. Keep your distance and light it up.
For the infected, remember to help your tank. Check for which of the survivors have molotov cocktails. It will show up if you hit "TAB." Try to keep that survivor tied up to give the tank time to attack. Some teamwork here can do a whole lot to help.
The tank should focus on one survivor at a time. If they spend all their time playing tag with the survivors, then they won't accomplish anything. Take one out and then move on to the next. If they're close to a ledge, aim a little high and send them flying off it for a lot of damage or possibly an instant kill attack.
[inlineImage||||]Throwing rocks is only ideal in a few situations. If you expect to be massacred in close combat, then getting into a high location and tossing a few rocks can help. If you can keep the survivors in your sight, then they'll have to stop and use long range weapons to chip away at you. This will probably only serve to cause some damage and buy time for your teammates to help. Don't expect to take them all out, unless they're really foolish.
Keep an eye on your back. A brave survivor might rush behind you and smash away with a melee weapon. This can do a lot of damage to you.
Also, remember that if you catch on fire, you need to just run at them. You won't live much longer, so just do what you can.