xxTurtle Rock Studios is Back 4 Blood

ProdigySim
March 14, 2019, 10:11:26 am by ProdigySim
Views: 1559 | Comments: 7

Left 4 Dead 3 Confirmed? Not quite, but it's possibly the next best thing for L4D fans.

The orginal creators of the Left 4 Dead series, Turtle Rock Studios, are have just announced a new zombie coop FPS game in cooperation with Warner Bros. Interactive, "Bad 4 Blood".

Official Press Release Here


The title of the game is an obvious reference to the original series, and the press release doesn't shy away from comparing the the game to Left 4 Dead.

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“It’s hard to overstate what an awesome opportunity this is. We get to return to a genre that was born in our studio with over ten years of additional experience and zombie ideas racked up in our brains,” said Chris Ashton, Co-founder and Design Director, Turtle Rock Studios.

The press release also linked an Official FAQ about the game and this announcement, filled with a lot of light but important details. Notably, the game is going to be a brand new IP, unrelated to L4D, and the game WILL include PVP modes.

So, with little more than a name and a few promises, why the early announcement? The FAQ covers this, too:

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With so little to tell us, why are you announcing now?

    Back 4 Blood is a hugely ambitious project and we need the best of the best to come join us. As an independent studio, we have to announce early to let our industry know we’re up to something big. If you are in the video game business and you are looking to make real contributions to a brand new AAA IP developed in Southern California, check us out. Our job listings are here with more to come in the next year: https://www.turtlerockstudios.com/careers 104.


So, there you have it. Could this be the spiritual successor Left 4 Dead needs? Just another zombie game? Or L4D HD Remake 2.5 final mix?

As a fan of both Left 4 Dead and Evolve, I'm hyped as hell, and I can't wait to see what the studio has in store.

xxOfficially Announcing The Really Big Tournament #4!

Rails
November 22, 2018, 05:08:45 pm by Rails
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OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCING:


THE REALLY BIG TOURNAMENT #4!

hosted by Rails Barlow

The Basics:

FORMAT: TEAM 4v4, SWISS FORMAT TO PLAYOFF BRACKET

CONFIG: ZoneMod 1.9.3 (release soon)

PRIZE POOL: $200 WITH MORE TO COME (early stages)

RULESET: Pending
ASSISTANT TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS: Pending

1. This is a Four (or five, depending on team signups) Round Swiss Style tournament, which will then proceed to a finals bracket of the top 8 teams to determine the champion (similar to the RBT1 and RBT3, plus e-FPS tournaments).

2. This server format for the tournament shall be HOME AND AWAY SERVERS for INTERNATIONAL MATCHES. The teams can determine whether or not to play one or two games for a given match; if the teams cannot agree, the admin team will decide.

3. This tournament will be played on ZoneMod with a match by match option for both teams to play another config if they so choose. If both teams choose to do so, they can play their match on another config (uMod, Acemod, Metafogl, Witch Party) instead of ZoneMod; both teams must agree to play another config for their match. If either team wants to play ZoneMod, the match MUST be played on ZoneMod. Anyone who's ever wanted to play jockey races for a tournament match, NOW IS YOUR TIME. NOTE: The option for mutual agreement on a different config only applies for the Swiss stages of the tournament. The Finals Bracket will be exclusively ZoneMod.

IMPORTANT: Team rosters will be limited to SIX PLAYERS. For the duration of the Swiss portion of the tournament, NO roster changes will be allowed following signups. Teams who qualify for the elimination bracket will be allowed to make roster alterations but ONLY for 1) removig inactive players and/or 2) adding players to their roster who have NOT played in the tournament as part of another team's roster. Classic rules.

SIGNUPS OPEN: MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th, 2018,
SIGNUPS CLOSE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 31st, 2018
TOURNAMENT GOES LIVE: MONDAY, JANUARY 7th, 2019

The map pool for the tournament is as follows:

Hard Rain
Dark Carnival
The Parish
Death Toll
Diescraper Redux (Custom Map)
Dead Center
Hard Rain: Downpour

IMPORTANT: All official tournament information - including signups, round info, and official results - will be facilitated through the official steam group, which is open to join here!

Following the conclusion of signups, designated team captains will be expected to post match results in the proper threads in the group. Official announcements for streams, tournament progress, and the VOD archive will be available here; tournament admins will be the group admins; moderators will be casters, streamers, team captains, and other imporant tournament people.

xxReferences to a New Playable SI Found in Game Files

NF
January 27, 2018, 03:15:21 am by NF
Views: 13869 | Comments: 9

A year ago, Turtle Rock Studios (creators of L4D1) Developer Chris Ashton released the files to their unfinished campaign, tentatively called Dam It: Buried by the Flood. We've been digging through these files for a while, and made some interesting discoveries including the existence of two new incomplete tier 3 weapons, the Heavy Shotgun and Heavy Rifle.

Recently, however, beta community member Mr. Sangheili checked into certain files that we overlooked, and found references to a new playable special infected: The Queen. Unfortunately, the entire extent that we know of this new SI is only through the file paths it would have used:

Model:

models/infected/queen.mdl

Weapon Script:

scripts/weapon_queen_claw.txt

Decals:

queen_trail
queen_trail_cheap

The second file gives away that this new SI would have been playable -- files in the format of "weapon_xyz.txt" in the scripts folder are usable items only, so The Queen is not an uncommon zombie or unplayable boss like The Witch. What are your thoughts on this?

xxMavWar Hype Tournament: Unity (2018)

Dragon
January 13, 2018, 09:15:14 pm by Dragon
Views: 4790 | Comments: 4

MAVWAR HYPE TOURNAMENT: UNITY (2018)


We hereby officially announce the MavWar Hype Tournament: Unity (2018)! We are aiming to have as many as 16 teams battle each other in a round robin format, with 8 teams then advancing to the single-elimination knockout stage. The prize pool will be $1,000 split between the top 3 teams, and there will likely also be a prize for the participant voted by the public as the MVP of the tournament!

However, because the tournament is being sponsored by a foundation who is attempting to raise money for mental health, 10% of any donations will also be allocated to the prize pool. The choice of config for this tournament will be Pro Mod Elite.

Now before you get the urge to message your friends and stack together, this is NOT an open tournament. You don't sign up as pre-established teams; you sign up as individuals who will be slotted into teams via a specific selection process. You can sign up here via this eFreak thread.

FoundTyme is the official sponsor of the tournament and will be providing and paying out the prize money to the players. It is a foundation that was created in remembrance of Found, Tyme and Hype; three L4D2 players who passed away. The foundation raises money to support the following:

  • The Project for Mental Health
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
  • Trevor Project

eFreak is the official server group of the tournament. The matches will take place on their servers, and they will also be responsible for forming the draft teams. A player's ability to compete in this tournament is contingent on them being able to play on eFreak servers. So if you're banned from the servers, be it temporarily at some stage of the tournament or permanently, that is completely within eFreak's jurisdiction and it will not change just because a tournament is ongoing/on the horizon.

Maverick Warriors is the official organising group of the tournament. Even though eFreak will be responsible for selecting the teams, ALL participating players and teams will still have to be approved by Maverick Warriors. Once that happens, Maverick Warriors will take over the tournament process itself and all participants will be directed to join the official tournament steam group, discord channel and website. Anyone who competed in previous MavWar tournaments will be familiar with the process.

For those who aren't familiar, know that we're looking at a minimum of 2 months before a tournament date can be officially announced. The first course of action is to gather a list of willing participants and start putting the teams together. A word of caution: registering yourself initially on the sign-up page is not an ironclad guarantee that you'll be competing, but we shall do our best to accommodate those who signed up first provided they qualify.

Other details worth mentioning:
   
- This will be a lengthy process; the tournament itself will go on for about 2 or 3 months. So if you are lacking in either maturity, responsibility or commitment, then please DO NOT sign up! In this tournament, the actions of one player can affect the whole team; if one player commits an offence, it risks punishing their entire team. We aren't as concerned about the skill level of players as we are about their conduct.

- Teams will be required to create artwork/team logo. The logo template will be provided by Maverick Warriors.

- This tournament will not allow for rescheduling. MavWar will handle ALL game schedules. There will be more information on this later.

- No ringers. Each team will have 4 official players (who will get paid prize money should their team win) and 2 official substitutes (who will NOT get paid prize money should their team win).

- Tournament rules will be provided to players later on, they are still being worked on.

- Penalties, Suspensions and Disqualifications can and will most likely occur should any of the rules be breached by a players or team.

- All official tournament games will be streamed on the official Maverick Warriors Twitch Channel that is currently being worked on.

Bear in mind that the ultimate purpose for this tournament is for charity: FoundTyme is doing this in order to aid groups focused on mental health. It’s a noble cause for which we’re organising a fun competition to further help raise awareness, and it’s an angle that hasn’t been explored before in competitive L4D2. And with the eFPS tournament about to begin, there already is an open competition with pre-established teams competing, so we chose to go a different route by doing draft teams.


P.S. Before people get any misconceptions, I would like to clarify a few things. Myself and the owl haven’t been involved in the L4D2 scene since the previous MavWar Heroes vs Villains Tournament back in 2016, and we were recently approached by Lotus (head of FoundTyme) who asked if we would be interested in organising a tournament which he is willing to sponsor and who MK (head of eFreak) is willing to provide servers for the matches to be hosted.

Both Lotus and MK requested that Pro Mod Elite be the config that is used and since their groups are providing both the sponsorship and the servers respectively, we acquiesced with their request. With that said, both the owl and I have not been in the scene for around 18 months, so we looked into the config situation by watching a few games and asking around, and saw that the current climate is far from ideal no matter where you look, for reasons I’m sure that any avid reader of L4Dnation is all too aware of.

So if you have questions about the config, it’s best that you ask either MK or Jacob or whoever else is involved in its development. But if you have any questions about the organisation or structure of the tournament itself, then fire away!
:)

xxAnnouncing the efps 2018 Winter Tournament!

fig newtons
December 25, 2017, 01:14:34 pm by fig newtons
Views: 3421 | Comments: 3

Ladies and gentlemen, we are pleased to announce the
everythingFPS 2018 Winter Tournament!

I will be your host, an entire sleeve of fig newtons, joined by the honorable Sir and the hero of LTD, jαγ.

PRIZES!

1st Place
$400



International format!

Home/Away (International)
Swiss followed by a knockout playoff bracket



Schedule

Registration Opens
Monday, January 1st, 2018

Registration Closes
Friday, January 12th, 2018 at midnight Pacific Time

Round 1 Begins
Monday, January 15th, 2018




Competitive configuration:





Stay tuned on l4dnation and the everythingFPS subform for details on registration info!

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