Left 4 Dead 2

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All Cheats And All Hints

•Cheat Codes 
At the Steam control panel, Right Click the "Left 4 Dead 2" option, and select
"Properties" under the "My Games" tab. In the General tab, select "Set Launch
Options", enter "-console" in that field, and accept it. Start the game, and the
console window should appear at the main menu. Enter "bind p toggleconsole" as a
console command. Then, type one of the following "map [map name]" codes and press
[Enter] to load the corresponding map. Note: The same entries can be used with the
"changelevel [map name]" or "changelevel [map name]" codes during the game. 

Alternately, at the main menu, select "Options", then choose the "Keyboard/Mouse"
selection. Enable the "Allow Developers Console" option. Press ~ to display the
console window. Enter "bind p toggleconsole" as a console command. Then, type one
of the following "map [map name]" codes and press [Enter] to load the
corresponding map:

Dead Center

map c1m1_hotel 
map c1m2_streets 
map c1m3_mall 
map c1m4_atrium
 
Dark Carnival

map c2m1_highway 
map c2m2_fairgrounds 
map c2m3_coaster 
map c2m4_barns 
map c2m5_concert
 
Swamp Fever

map c3m1_plankcountry 
map c3m2_swamp 
map c3m3_shantytown 
map c3m4_plantation 

Hard Rain

map c4m1_milltown_a 
map c4m2_sugarmill_a 
map c4m3_sugarmill_b (Mill Escape level) 
map c4m4_milltown_b (Return To Town level) 
map c4m5_milltown_escape
 
The Parish

map c5m1_waterfront_sndscape (Demo level; will glitch graphics until you quit the
game) 
map c5m1_waterfront 
map c5m2_park 
map c5m3_cemetery 
map c5m4_quarter 
map c5m5_bridge 

While playing the game, press P or ~ to display the console window. Enter
"sv_cheats 1" to enable cheat mode. If you entered the code correctly, the message
"Server cvar 'sv_cheats' changed to 1" will appear. You can now enter one of the
following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: Enabling cheat
codes will disable achievements from being earned. 

Result  Cheat Code  
Toggle God mode for entire team  god [0 or 1] 
Toggle no clipping mode  noclip  
Toggle Incendiary Ammo upgrade  upgrade_add incendiary_ammo  
Toggle Explosive Ammo upgrade  upgrade_add explosive_ammo  
Toggle Laser Sight upgrade  upgrade_add laser_sight  
Toggle infinite ammunition  sv_infinite_ammo [0 or 1]
 
Refill health  give health  
Refill ammunition  give ammo  

Get ammo for primary weapon  impulse 101  
Spawn double pistol  give pistol  
Spawn Magnum  give pistol_magnum  
Spawn auto shotgun  give autoshotgun  
Spawn chrome shotgun  give shotgun_chrome  
Spawn pump shotgun  give pumpshotgun  
Spawn SPAS shotgun  give shotgun_spas  
Spawn SMG  give smg  
Spawn silenced SMG  give smg_silenced  
Spawn AK-47  give rifle_ak47  
Spawn M16  give rifle  
Spawn combat rifle  give rifle_desert  
Spawn hunting rifle  give hunting_rifle  
Spawn sniper rifle  give sniper_military  
Spawn grenade launcher  give weapon_grenade_launcher  
Spawn Hunter claws  give melee  
Spawn Boomer Bile  give vomitjar  
Spawn chainsaw  give chainsaw  
Spawn frying pan  give frying_pan  
Spawn guitar  give electric_guitar  
Spawn katana  give katana  
Spawn machete  give machete  
Spawn nightstick  give tonfa  
Spawn Molotov cocktail  give molotov  
Spawn pipe bomb  give pipe_bomb  
Spawn active pipe bomb under you  boom  
Spawn propane tank  give propanetank  
Spawn gas can  give gascan  
Spawn oxygen tank  give oxygentank  
Spawn first aid kit  give first_aid_kit  
Spawn defibrillator  give defibrilator  
Spawn adrenaline  give adrenaline  
Spawn pain pills  give pain_pills  
Spawn a zombie  z_spawn zombie  
Spawn Spitter  z_spawn spitter  
Spawn Jockey  z_spawn jockey  
Spawn Charger  z_spawn charger  
Spawn common zombie  z_spawn zombie  
Spawn zombie horde  z_spawn mob  
Spawn Boomer  z_spawn boomer  
Spawn Hunter  z_spawn hunter  
Spawn Witch  z_spawn witch  
Spawn Smoker  z_spawn smoker  
Spawn Tank  z_spawn tank  
Spawn special Infected  z_spawn [Infected name]  

Level select  map [map name] 
Level select  changelevel [map name] 
Toggle received damage, but cannot die  buddha [0 or 1]  
Toggle if bots do friendly fire damage  sb_friendlyfire [0 or 1]  
Set amount of damage done to survivors  z_pounce_damage [number] 
 
Set no clipping mode speed; default is "5"  sv_noclipspeed [number] 
Bot teammates shoot nonstop  sb_openfire or open_fire  
Change zombie health  z_health [number]  
Change zombie speed  z_speed [number]  

Set maximum range of Smoker's tongue attack; default is "750"  tongue_range [number]  
Set amount of time before a burning Witch dies from fire  z_witch_burn_time [number]  
Toggle witch to change targets or focus on the survivor that first alerted her 
z_witch_allow_change_victim [0 or 1]  
Toggle controllable Boss Infected on any map  director_no_human_zombies [0 or 1]  
Toggle never ending panics  director_panic_forever [0 or 1]  

Force panic event  director_force_panic  
No mob rushes  director_no_mobs [0 or 1]  
Remove all bots  Ent_Remove  
Set damage for a Witch's attack does  z_witch_damage [number]  
Set maximum number of regular zombies  z_common_limit [number] 
 
Set maximum health of tank  z_tank_health [number]  
Set number of seconds until player loses control of the tank from not attacking
survivors  z_frustration_lifetime [number]  
Set probability of infected CEDA agents carrying bile jars 
sv_infected_ceda_vomitjar_probability 0. 1  
Disable all wanderers, mobs, specials, and Bosses  director_stop  
Third person view  thirdperson  
Over the shoulder third person view  thirdpersonshoulder  

Toggle crosshairs  crosshair [0 or 1] 
Toggle set fixed camera in third person or third person shoulder mode 
thirdperson_mayamode  
Disable third person view  firstperson  
Disable all cheats sv_cheats 0  
Commit suicide  kill or explode 
Quit game  quit  


•Cheat Codes (demo version) 
At the Steam control panel, Right Click the "Left 4 Dead 2 Demo" option, and
select "Properties" under the "My Games" tab. In the General tab, select "Set
Launch Options", enter "-console" in that field, and accept it. Start the game,
and the console window should appear at the main menu. Enter "bind p
toggleconsole" as a console command. Close the console window, and start a single
player game. While playing the game, press P to display the console window, then
enter "sv_cheats 1" to enable cheat mode. If the message "Can't use cheats now;
please exit to main menu and start your own server with "map mapname" so that you
can enable cheats. " appears, enable the "map c5m1_waterfront" or "map c5m2_park"
code. You will return to the main menu. Enable either "map" code again, then
enable the "sv_cheats 1" code again. Then, type one of the following codes and
press [Enter] to activate the corresponding cheat function:

Result  Cheat Code  
Toggle God mode for entire team  god [0 or 1] 
Gain health  give health  
Defibrillator  give defibrilator  
Adrenaline  give adrenaline  
First aid kit  give first_aid_kit  
Pain Pills  give pain_pills  
Toggle no clipping mode  noclip  

Toggle Incendiary Ammo upgrade  upgrade_add incendiary_ammo  
Toggle Explosive Ammo upgrade  upgrade_add explosive_ammo  
Toggle Laser Sight upgrade  upgrade_add laser_sight  
Toggle infinite ammunition  sv_infinite_ammo [0 or 1] 
Refill ammunition  give ammo  
Double pistol  give pistol  

Magnum  give pistol_magnum  
Auto shotgun  give autoshotgun  
Chrome shotgun  give shotgun_chrome  
Pump shotgun  give pumpshotgun  
SPAS shotgun  give shotgun_spas  
SMG  give smg  
Silenced SMG  give smg_silenced  

AK-47  give rifle_ak47  
M16  give rifle  
Combat rifle  give rifle_desert  
Hunting rifle  give hunting_rifle  
Sniper rifle  give sniper_military  

Grenade launcher  give weapon_grenade_launcher  
Hunter claws  give melee  
Boomer Bile  give vomitjar  
Frying pan  give frying_pan  
Guitar  give electric_guitar  
Machete  give machete  
Nightstick  give tonfa  

Molotov cocktail  give molotov  
Pipe bomb  give pipe_bomb  
Propane tank  give propanetank  
Gas can  give gascan  
Oxygen tank  give oxygentank  
Spawn Spitter  z_spawn spitter  
Spawn Jockey  z_spawn jockey  

Spawn Charger  z_spawn charger  
Spawn common zombie  z_spawn zombie  
Spawn zombie mob  z_spawn mob  
Spawn Boomer  z_spawn boomer  
Spawn Hunter  z_spawn hunter  
Spawn Witch  z_spawn witch  
Spawn Smoker  z_spawn smoker  
Spawn Tank  z_spawn tank  

Commit suicide  kill  
Quit game  quit  


•Quick healing 
Use an adrenaline shot, then use your medikit to heal. This takes a much less
time, especially when you are dealing with a horde. 

•Surviving large hordes 
Find a corner, and have a melee weapon equipped. Hold [Melee] while aiming at the
approaching zombies. Note: You may get hit a few times. 

•Defeating special Infected 
Use the following tactics to kill special Infected:

Boomer: Shoot at the stomach while staying as far back as possible. 

Charger: Get close to it. This will prevent it from charging, and then it can only
inflict melee damage. This makes it easier to kill it with any weapon (melee or gun). 



Hunter: When it is in its pouncing position, use a shotgun to nudge it away, then
shoot it in the face. Alternately, use the shove move while it is jumping at you
to force it to stumble back, thus preventing it from landing on you. 

Jockey: Get into a huddle with your teammates, and wait for the Jockey to appear.
When you see it, all teammates can shoot the Jockey at the same time. Huddling
together will prevent it from launching at you. Alternately, use the shove move
while it is launching at you to force it to stumble back, thus preventing it from
landing on you. 

Smoker: Use a similar strategy as with the Charger. You must get directly in front
of it before killing it. The Smoker uses its tongue to grab survivors from far
distances, but it cannot do that when you are very close. 

Spitter: Shoot at the head, and be ready to get out of the way when it spits. 

Tank: Go to high ground, and shoot at it while dodging it. In Co-op mode, use a
grenade launcher for a frontal assault while your teammates fire at its back with
shotguns. Alternately, do not try to deal any damage to the Tank, but instead hide
somewhere and let the survivor A. I . Kill it. 

•"Eat Your Brains" song in Swamp Fever: Plank Country 
In the bar in the abandoned town, find the jukebox, and play it to hear "Eat Your
Brains" by Jonathan Coulton. 

•Portal reference 
In The Parish: The Park, when you reach the bar with the jukebox inside, keep
skipping through the songs to eventually hear the song "I'm Still Alive" from Portal. 

•Easy "A Spittle Help From My Friends" achievement 
Start a versus match with friends. Play as the Spitter, and have a friend as the
Smoker. Have your friend start choking a survivor with the Smoker, then spit on
the survivor with the Spitter while the Smoker is choking them to get the "A
Spittle Help From My Friends" achievement. 

•Easy "Back In The Saddle" achievement 
Play against a friend. Jump on the back of a bot as the Jockey, and have your
friend melee you off. Run away to recover. Then, jump on a survivor's back to get
the "Back In The Saddle" achievement. 

•Easy "Beat The Rush" achievement 



•Easy "Dismemberment Plan" achievement 
In Dead Center: The Atrium Finale in Survival mode, kill the bots so they do not
steal your kills. Then, grab the grenade launcher and a bile bomb. Once the horde
starts, throw the bile bomb, and wait for a large number of them to get around it.
Then, fire the grenade launcher at the horde around the bile bomb. You should get
the "Dismemberment Plan" achievement as long as their were a large number of
zombies standing around the bile bomb. 

•Easy "Fried Piper" achievement 



•Easy "Gong Show" achievement 
In Dark Carnival: The Barns, find the strength-testing mini-game in the first
area. Inject adrenaline, and hit it with a melee weapon to get the "Gong Show"
achievement. 

•Easy "Guardin' Gnome" achievement 
In Dark Carnival: The Fairgrounds, find the shooting range. Score over 500 points
to make a garden gnome appear. Carry the gnome to the end of the level, and board
the chopper with it at the end of Dark Carnival: The Concert to get the "Guardin'
Gnome" achievement. 

•Easy "Level A Charge" and "Scattering Ram" achievements 



•Easy "Robbed Zombie" achievement 
In Dead Center: The Streets, reach the "Save 4 Less" store where you must get the
cola. Kill all the CEDA agents along the way, and collect the vials of Boomer
vomit they drop (not all CEDA agents will drop Boomer vomit). If you still need
more vials of Boomer vomit once you reach the store, just set off the alarm, and
hordes will keep coming with random CEDA agents. 

•Easy "Rode Hard" achievement 
Start a versus match with friends. Play as the Jockey, and have a friend as the
Spitter. Then, jump onto a survivor as the Jockey, and steer them into the
Spitter's acid to get the "Rode Hard" achievement. 

•Easy "Shock Jock" achievement 
In Dead Center: The Atrium Finale in Survival mode, have a human survivor go up to
the top of the stairs, shoot out an area of the glass railing, and jump off so
they die. Then, grab the defibrillator, and revive them. Restart the level again,
and repeat this until you get the "Shock Jock" achievement. 

•Easy "Stache Whacker" achievement 
In Dark Carnival: The Barns, find the Whack-A-Mole mini-game. Get a score of 42 to
get the "Stache Whacker" achievement. 

•Easy "The Quick And The Dead" achievement 
In Dead Center: The Atrium Finale in Survival mode, kill any bots so they cannot
revive the human survivor. Grab an adrenaline shot. Then, go up to the top of the
stairs, shoot out an area of the glass railing, and have a human survivor fall off
where the glass railing was so they are hanging onto the edge. Inject the
adrenaline shot, and revive them. Have them fall off the edge again, and revive
them again. Repeat this until you get "The Quick And The Dead" achievement. 

•Easy "Violence In Silence" achievement 
In The Parish: The Cemetery, when you reach the impound lot area with all the
cars, just use a melee weapon to kill the Infected. The computer players will not
set off an alarm. All the red cars have car alarms, so try to stay by the white
cars. Once you make it past the area with all the cars without setting off an
alarm, you will get the "Violence In Silence" achievement once you make it to the
safe house. 

•Easy "Wing And A Prayer" achievement 
Note: All three other players must be bots for this trick to work. Before the
alarm goes off, clear all explosive items and do not use incendiary ammo. Then,
crouch in the corner near the exit to the plane so the Infected cannot get you
from behind or either side. Once the alarm is sounded and the horde start
attacking, throw a Molotov to block the entrance. After that, the computer players
should stand in front of you and take the damage. Just stay in the same place the
entire time, and you should get the "Wing And A Prayer" achievement. 




•Steam achievements 
Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding achievement.
To view your achievements and stats in Steam, select "Community", "My profile",
"View all my games", then the game and view stats. 

A RIDE DENIED: Kill a Jockey within 2 seconds of it jumping on a Survivor. 
A SPITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS: As the Spitter, spit on a Survivor being choked by
a Smoker. 
ACID REFLEX: Kill a Spitter before she is able to spit. 
ARMORY OF ONE: Deploy an ammo upgrade and have your team use it. 
BACK IN THE SADDLE: As the Jockey, ride the Survivors twice in a single life. 
BARREL ROLLED: Kill a Special Infected with an exploding barrel. 
BEAT THE RUSH: In a Survival match, get a medal only using melee weapons. 
BRIDGE BURNER: Survive the Parish campaign. 
BRIDGE OVER TREBLED SLAUGHTER: Cross the bridge finale in less than 3 minutes. 
BURNING SENSATION: Ignite 50 Common Infected with incendiary ammo. 
CACHE AND CARRY: Collect 15 gas cans in a single Scavenge match. 
CHAIN OF COMMAND: Kill 100 Common Infected with the chainsaw. 
CHAOS GENERATOR: Have all 3 generators running at once in "The Sacrifice" finale. 
CL0WND: Honk the noses of 10 Clowns. 
CLUB DEAD: Use every melee weapon to kill Common Infected. 
CONFEDERACY OF CRUNCHES: Finish a campaign using only melee weapons. 
CRASS MENAGERIE: Kill one of each Uncommon Infected. 
DEAD IN THE WATER: Kill 10 swampy Mudmen while they are in the water. 
DISMEMBERMENT PLAN: Kill 15 Infected with a single grenade launcher blast. 
FRIED PIPER: Use a Molotov to burn a Clown leading at least 10 Common Infected. 
FUEL CRISIS: Make a Survivor drop a gas can during overtime. 
GAS GUZZLER: Collect 100 gas cans in Scavenge. 
GAS SHORTAGE: Cause 25 gas can drops as a Special Infected. 
GONG SHOW: Prove you are stronger than Moustachio. 
GREAT EXPECTORATIONS: As the Spitter, hit every Survivor with a single acid patch. 
GUARDIN' GNOME: Rescue Gnome Chompski from the Carnival. 
HEAD HONCHO: Decapitate 200 Infected with a melee weapon. 
HEARTWARMER: In a Versus match, leave the saferoom to defibrillate a dead teammate. 
HUNTING PARTY: Win a game of Scavenge. 
KILL BILL: Have Bill sacrifice himself for the team. 
LEVEL A CHARGE: Kill a Charger with a melee weapon while they are charging someone. 
LONG DISTANCE CARRIER: As the Charger, grab a Survivor and carry them over 80 feet. 
MEAT TENDERIZER: As the Charger, grab a Survivor and smash them into the ground
for a solid 15 seconds. 
MIDNIGHT RIDER: Survive the Dark Carnival campaign. 
PRICE CHOPPER: Survive the Dead Center campaign. 
QUALIFIED RIDE: As the Jockey, ride a Survivor for more than 8 seconds. 
RAGIN' CAJUN: Survive the Swamp Fever campaign. 
ROBBED ZOMBIE: Collect 10 vials of Boomer vomit from infected CEDA agents you have
killed. 
RODE HARD, PUT AWAY WET: As the Jockey, ride a Survivor and steer them into a
Spitter's acid patch. 
SACRIFIZZLE: As a Special Infected, incap someone who is trying to sacrifice
themselves. 
SCATTERING RAM: As the Charger, bowl through the entire enemy team in a single
charge. 
SCAVENGER HUNT: Stop the enemy team from collecting any gas cans during a Scavenge
match. 
SEPTIC TANK: Use a bile grenade on a Tank. 
SHOCK JOCK: Revive 10 dead Survivors with the defibrillator. 
SOB STORY: Navigate the sugar mill and reach the safe room without killing any
Witches. 
SPIT HAPPENS: As the Spitter, hit every Survivor with a single acid patch. 
STACHE WHACKER: Prove you are faster than Moustachio. 
STILL SOMETHING TO PROVE: Survive all campaigns on Expert. 
STREAM CROSSER: Survive the Cold Stream campaign on any difficulty. 
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: Form a team and beat an enemy team in 4v4 Versus or Scavenge. 
TANK BURGER: Kill a Tank with melee weapons. 
THE QUICK AND THE DEAD: Revive 10 incapacitated Survivors while under the speed
boosting effects of adrenaline. 
THE REAL DEAL: Survive a campaign on Expert difficulty with Realism mode enabled. 
VIOLENCE IN SILENCE: Navigate the impound lot and reach the cemetery safe room
without tripping any alarms. 
WEATHERMAN: Survive the Hard Rain campaign. 
WING AND A PRAYER: Defend yourself at the crashed airliner without taking damage. 
The following achievements require "The Passing" bonus downloadable content:

Torch Bearer: Survive The Passing Campaign. 
Port of Scavenge: Play 5 full games of Scavenge on The Port. 
Fore! : Knock off the heads of 18 infected with the golf club. 
Til It Goes Click: Using the M60, kill 25 infected without letting go of the trigger. 
Killing Them Swiftly To This Song: Play the new Midnight Riders song on a jukebox. 
Wedding Crasher: As the Charger, grab a Survivor and crash them through 8 chairs
at the wedding. 
Cache Grab: Open 5 foot lockers. 
Kite Like a Man: Kill a tank only with damage from the original Survivors. 
Grave Robber: Collect 10 items dropped by a Fallen Survivor. 
Mutant Overlord: Play 6 Mutations. 
The following achievements require "The Sacrifice" bonus downloadable content:

Supreme Sacrifice: Complete "The Sacrifice". 
Kill Bill: Have Bill sacrifice himself for the team. 
Barrel Rolled: Kill a Special Infected with an exploding barrel. 
Chaos Generator: Have all 3 generators running at once in "The Sacrifice" finale. 
Sacrifizzle: As a Special Infected, incap someone who is trying to sacrifice
themselves.

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