For years modding was a bit of a risky business. You see, if you wanted to change an aspect of game, like let’s say you wanted the Tanks from Left 4 Dead to sound like the Macho Man Randy Savage, you had to navigate through several folders and copy over one file with another file that was the mod you wanted to install. If you screwed up you could be stuck having to reinstall a game, and in general the process was something that many people are a bit wary of.
It’s the removal of that risk that has made the Steam Workshop so popular. By navigating a menu through Steam you can easily select what mods you want installed in your games and they’ll be done automatically for you. Civilization 5, Skyrim, and Portal 2 are all games that work with the Steam Workshop, and now you can include Left 4 Dead 2 on that list!
At this time it’s unknown as to the exact date that we’ll see L4D2 added to the Steam Workshop, but according to Valve it’ll be some time next month, in October. All three versions (PC, Mac, and Linux) will have access to the Steam Workshop, which makes sense really. All I know is that I can’t wait to find that mod that turns all the zombies into the Macho Man!