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Left 4 Dead PC Cheats

by: Doctor Awesome ; edited by: Eric Stallsworth ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

In Valve's scary zombie shooter, you need all the help you can get to survive the zombie apocalypse. Fortunately, Brighthub is here with some killer cheats!

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    Don’t Be Left For Dead

    Left 4 Dead is a frantic horror-themed first-person shooter where you team up with three other friends to survive the zombie apocalypse. If you've never played it or are on the fence about picking it up, read the extensive Brighthub Left 4 Dead review.

    If you're having trouble keeping yourself and your merry band of survivors alive, we have some helpful Left 4 Dead cheats that should make your day a little easier.

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    Left 4 Dead Console Commands

    Console commands are pretty common in PC gaming and offer a simple way to modify the gaming experience, usually with fun and creative results.

    Here are the steps:

    1.  At the main menu of the game, go to options and enable the developer’s console.

    2.  In game, press the “~" key to access the console and then type “Sv_Cheats 1" and hit enter.

    This will enable the Left 4 Dead cheats, at which time you can enter any of the following codes that are broken out by Health and Ammo and Controlling the Undead.


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    Health and Ammo

    If you find yourself dying too often or desperately need to beef up your arsenal, then these are the codes for you. You can even turn off all friendly fire, so that your computer controlled teammates can't shoot you on accident. Like I mentioned above, input any of these codes into the console and hit enter to activate them.

    god - Makes you invincible

    sv_infinite_ammo 1 - Gives you infinite ammo

    give pistol - Gives you a second pistol

    give ammo - Loads you up with full ammo

    z_spawn weapon_SMG - Arms you with the SMG

    give hunting_rifle - Gives you the hunting rifle

    give health - Fully restores your health

    give autoshotgun - Gives you the auto shotgun

    give pain_pills - Gives you pain pills

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    give rifle - Arms you with the Mk 47 assualt rifle

    give pipe_bomb - Gives you a pipe bomb

    give propanetank - Gives you a propane tank

    give oxygentank - Gives you an oxygen tank, which acts similar to a propane tank

    give gascan - Gives you a gascan, yet another flammable item to carry around!

    give molotov - Arms you with a molotov cocktail

    give first_aid_kit - Gives you a first aid kit

    sb_friendlyfire (1/0) - Control whether or not bots do friendly fire damage

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    Controlling the Undead

    You could always go a different route, where instead of outfitting yourself to be more capable, you modify the zombie apocalypse to make it easier to handle. With the codes below, you toggle zombie health, turn off rushing mobs, or get rid of zombies altogether. You can also spawn additional zombies and special infected if you're looking for more of a challenge.

    z_spawn mob - This will spawn a zombie horde

    z_spawn (special infected) - Enter tank, smoker, hunter, or boomer in the brackets to spawn that special infected in your crosshairs

    z_health - Allows you to toggle zombie health

    z_common_limit - This sets the maximum amount of regular zombies

    director_force_panic - Sets off a panic event, in which zombies rush you

    z_speed - Toggle zombie speed

    z_spawn zombie - Spawn a single zombie

    tongue_range (#) - Put in a number to set the smoker's tongue attack range. Default is 750.

    director_stop - Turns off all wondering and rushing zombies, as well as specials and bosses

    director_no_mobs (1/0) - Turns off mob rushes

    z_tank_health (#) - Input a number to set the maximum health of the Tank

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    Some codes simply exist for fun with no direct effect on gameplay. If you type "thirdperson" into the console and hit enter, the camera will position itself behind your character for a third person view. If you want to change back to the default view, use the code "firstperson."

    There's a lot of potential here in these Left 4 Dead console commands, so experiment with all of the additional settings until you create a gaming experience that is perfect for you.