Seven years later, you can still rely that a popular game will find its way into Left 4 Dead 2. You can mod Fallout’s , , or into the zombie shooter, among other gear. There are two separate, equally elaborate GoldenEye campaigns (opens in new tab). There are 132 . You can even swap L4D2’s credits music with .
Overwatch is no exception, and four months after launch, 51 Overwatch asset rips and mods have made their way onto the Steam Workshop, from D.Va’s pistol to Torbjörn’s hammer. I downloaded as many as I could and dove in.
The mods didn’t necessarily have a transformative effect on my Left 4 Dead experience, but they do inject little moments of novelty. Each time you equip Soldier 76’s Heavy Pulse Rifle (M16), he does a salute gesture toward his visor and a portion of his ult sound effect plays. is a neat swap for the hunting rifle that makes it sound like a toy air gun.
The mods don’t gel perfectly together: when I equipped Genji’s katana, it created an issue with the Reaper model I was using in place of Coach, blocking part of the screen. The flashlight mod I used was comically bad, casting a barely-transparent projection of Widowmaker’s face into the map.
What would really tie these mods together is if someone took a page from this TF2 mod (opens in new tab) and imported one of Overwatch’s maps into Left 4 Dead 2—Route 66 seems like it could work pretty well, if some obstacles were added.
Check out the various Overwatch mods for Left 4 Dead 2 on the Steam Workshop (opens in new tab).