Left 4 Dead 2 official servers add Helm's Deep Reborn map to rotation

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Left 4 Dead 2 Helms Deep Reborn

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For Rohan! Valve's Left 4 Dead team writes (opens in new tab) that Left 4 Dead 2 servers now run Team Chivalry and SeriouS Samurai's LOTR-inspired Survival mode map by default for players who subscribe to the map's Workshop entry (opens in new tab) . It's a celebratory move for a recent dedicated server fix (opens in new tab) and the ongoing beta for the Extended Mutation System (opens in new tab) , but c'mon—do you really need a reason to defend a massive stone fortress against waves of Saruman's mightiest undead?

I haven't run for my life in Left 4 Dead 2 in quite a while, but awaiting rescue from Gandalf while possibly yelling "AND MY CHAINSAW" into my microphone sounds like just the kind of fun to hook me back in.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?