Left 4 Dead 2 now available for some through backward compatibility

Arif Bacchus

Valve’s hit game Left 4 Dead 2 has been one of the most-wanted Backward Compatible titles ever since compatibility for Xbox 360 titles on the Xbox One was first announced at E3 last year.  At one point receiving over 64,000 votes on the Xbox Feedback webpage, the game is now finally officially available for some to download onto Xbox One consoles.

There has not been any official announcements for the release just yet, and I myself have not been able to download the game, but many on Twitter have already downloaded the game to their Xbox One systems.  If an official annoucment does come soon, however, it will not be a surprise. Earlier this week Microsoft announced that they would be rolling out Backward Compatible games as they become available rather than releasing a monthly catalogue.


Left 4 Dead 2 is a cooperative first-person shooter video game, the sequel to Turtle Rock Studios’s Left 4 Dead. The game launched on November 17, 2009, for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in the United States and November 20 in Europe.  Set in a zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2’s co-op campaign takes you through cities, swamps, and cemeteries of the Deep South of the United States.

Let us know if the title is available on your Xbox One. Sometimes it’s just nice being one of the lucky crowd.