All Left 4 Dead 2 Maps Soloed On Expert By Crazy Person

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All Left 4 Dead 2 Maps Soloed On Expert By Crazy Person

"Titsonabull" burns through all 13 of Left 4 Dead 2's campaigns on "Expert Realism" difficulty without the aid of bots.

Some people can play the entirety of Super Mario 3 without having Mario stop moving. Some people can clear Half-Life 2 in in under 90 minutes. Some people can build computers in Minecraft. Left 4 Dead 2 expert "Titsonabull" can finish the game's entire campaign mode on its hardest difficulty setting without the aid of any bots.

As if you didn't already feel bad enough about your stupid friends not being able to cover your ass while you try to fill up the car with gas in Dead Center, this guy does it all by himself. The two-and-a-half minute highlight reel shows how Titsonabull gets out of some of his hairiest situations, including being cornered by swarms of infected, "tounged" by smokers and pounced on by hunters. His weapon of choice appears to be the automatic shotgun.

It should be noted that "Realism" mode is an extra difficulty modifier that sits on top of the usual Expert difficulty. In Realism, only headshots will kill zombies, the Witch will instantly kill anyone who she hits, and the glowing outlines around weapons and special infected are removed. Expert difficulty basically buffs all of the regular and special infected, while making medkits and other items spawn at a much rarer rate.

If you're interested in seeing how he completes each level, you can check out the full playlist of his playthrough on his youtube channel, and ask yourself what the most impressive thing you've accomplished this week was (mine was cooking dinner).

Source: YouTube via Internode

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Yeah, now lets see the guy pull that off in real life

Apparently, Co-op is for pussies. Also, now I want to play L4D again...

Still waiting for Fijiman, T0ad of Truth and staika to get Left 4 Dead 2 so we can play it online -_-

I can barely do expert on solo past the first zone, so this guy has skill.

Haven't watched the videos yet, but if this is true I can only take my hat off. That is a gaming level of skill I could never hope to match. Hell, my friends and I have trouble with most campaigns on normal, with 4 humans and voice coms. I cannot conceive a single person being able to do any of the end stages of the campaigns on any difficulty, let alone the hardest. It's inconceivable!

Major props for a gaming achievement very few people in the entire world could even come close to, let alone reach.

This is the kind of achievement they don't make achievements for.

I remember some story about some group trying to complete every campaign on Expert, and their race against the clock due to Valve patching things. They were basically using glitches and bugs to win, and whilst the story was good...

THEY DON'T GOT SHIT ON THIS GUY!

What I don't understand is how one escapes from the hunter, charger or jockey in particular. And startling even one witch (admittedly, avoidable) and it's straight down.

EDIT: Well credit where it's due, he is good but won't have a high kill count. Which ultimately is secondary to surviving. The worst mistake one can make in L4D2 is trying to stand your ground, to stand still. The trick is to always be moving in the right direction. But to do it solo is amazing.

Dang, major props. How does he manage to avoid smokers, jockies and hunters though?

Surely that required dozens of attempts and the patience of a saint to not ragequit at all the unlucky fails. Sounds like the result of a lot of hard work.

Question from something I just noticed. Once the tank is aflame, he seems to stay that way indefinitely. Is that the case? Presumably then, he will eventually die from the constant flame damage? He cleverly avoids him, and the flames don't seem to go out. Will the tank eventually die without the addition of any bullets?

KingsGambit:
Question from something I just noticed. Once the tank is aflame, he seems to stay that way indefinitely. Is that the case? Presumably then, he will eventually die from the constant flame damage? He cleverly avoids him, and the flames don't seem to go out. Will the tank eventually die without the addition of any bullets?

Yes, a tank nor any zombies should extinguish. They burn till they die. Though with the tank, if memory serves me, he runs faster when he is on fire when it's the AI.

OT: Props, I've beaten dead centre on expert, that's about it. Not very good at the game, but at least versus with friends is fun. :p

I was just about to say "Okay, now lets see him solo it on realism expert", then I realised that this WAS realism expert. Jesus, it took me and my friends long enough to complete them as a group of four. Props to this guy!

Played this game for 15mins, I kept on dying and swarmed by zombies so I said fuck it.

Note to self: the Spas and baseball bat is OP.

Basic technique seems to be to run so fast that the game forgets to spawn more zombies in front of you. Didn't watch all that much, but it looked like half the time he was pegging it through empty corridors.

Would take some honed reflexes to never let the special infected get the drop on you, and he clearly knows every map like it's his own living room, but this is not as exciting to watch as the 'trailer' made it out to be.

Yeah, I like to consider myself half-way decent at that game...but the hardest difficulty I can tackle it solo on is Normal. ^^;

But I do have a question...if he was doing true solo (so no bots, as the article said) and he beat ALL the campaigns......how'd he finish The Sacrifice? Don't you need at least one person on the bridge and one person to become The Sacrifice? o.o

He goes through those level like Louis goes through pain killers.

I just can't help feeling that "realism" may not be the most accurate description here. "Expert", on the other hand, is possibly understating it a little for this guy.

Don't want to rain on his parade but he has edited the weapon configs. You can tell from the crosshairs that there's next to no weapon spread. You'll also notice he uses shotguns a lot, with the high damage output and pin point accuracy over a long distance does give him a massive advantage when using a shotgun with no weapon spread. Here's the weapon config tutorial http://l4d2.gamebanana.com/tuts/9280. Compare his shotugn gun gameplay with this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od9wve5ZTA0 you can tell easily the difference

The guy is quite good, but he has cheated.

Soo... he played a piss-easy-game on his own? Woopdi-freaking-do... Others did that already. Heck, I finished some of these campaigns solo on expert. IT'S NOT HARD IN THE SEQUEL! BECAUSE THE SEQUEL IS NOT HARD ITSELF! (which is one of the gazillion reasons why the sequel sucks in every way imaginable)

BakedZnake:
Don't want to rain on his parade but he has edited the weapon configs. You can tell from the crosshairs that there's next to no weapon spread. You'll also notice he uses shotguns a lot, with the high damage output and pin point accuracy over a long distance does give him a massive advantage when using a shotgun with no weapon spread. Here's the weapon config tutorial http://l4d2.gamebanana.com/tuts/9280. Compare his shotugn gun gameplay with this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od9wve5ZTA0 you can tell easily the difference

The guy is quite good, but he has cheated.

This, and Expert is also by no means the most difficult setting (as the article even ADMITS, Realism is) making this misleading in two ways.

As a veteran with +1000 hours in L4D2, it was pretty boring watching him hiding in a corner for the horde events. I was expecting more from a "crazy person" like running around the map during the events and finale head shotting hunters in midair and last second smoker kills that grab you. He played it way too safe for this to be entertaining.

DugMachine:
Dang, major props. How does he manage to avoid smokers, jockies and hunters though?

Basically, he did played the maps over and over until he beat the level, then doesn't mention how many times he failed. It's not impressive at all when you know the maps aren't being played consecutively. Each one starts at 100 health too.

GoldenShadow:
As a veteran with +1000 hours in L4D2, it was pretty boring watching him hiding in a corner for the horde events. This is not impressive to watch, I was expecting more from a "crazy person" like running around the map during the events and finale head shotting hunters in midair and last second smoker kills that grab you. He played it way too safe for this to be entertaining.

Lol according to steam I too have clocked around +1000 hours, but most of which is spent waiting in the lobby as the other side rage quit during Vs

Every now and then I'll encounter someone who will put it to me that they can see the appeal of gaming, but don't understand how I can devote so many hours to something that is ultimately, nothing but an enjoyable waste of my time for the most part. Why not devote that mental energy and those hours to working out, or Piano or reading.

I'll be honest, stuff like this makes me agree with those people. No I'm not insulting anybody, but I really hope this guy feels great about himself, cause getting to this level must have taken a whole LOT of hours.

Retrograde:
I'll be honest, stuff like this makes me agree with those people. No I'm not insulting anybody, but I really hope this guy feels great about himself, cause getting to this level must have taken a whole LOT of hours.

Considering that it's L4D2 (and apparently not even a legit playthrough), I say no, it didn't.

BakedZnake:
Don't want to rain on his parade but he has edited the weapon configs. You can tell from the crosshairs that there's next to no weapon spread. You'll also notice he uses shotguns a lot, with the high damage output and pin point accuracy over a long distance does give him a massive advantage when using a shotgun with no weapon spread. Here's the weapon config tutorial http://l4d2.gamebanana.com/tuts/9280. Compare his shotugn gun gameplay with this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od9wve5ZTA0 you can tell easily the difference

The guy is quite good, but he has cheated.

Not only that but I highly doubt that these were A: his hairiest moments , nor B: his first time playing through the campaigns (as the achievement unlock Midnight Riders suggests) This guy is full of it and not worthy of praise. Now if this is just a highlight reel from his youtube channel, and not indicative of his actually run, that is something different. I will have to take a look at his actual run before I make a final judgement on him. That being said, if we are right, then shame on him and he will likely be called out for it.'

Edit: Yeah, after watching the videos, he isn't even doing a full successful playthrough. He is only doing it one map at a time. This means that he is able to fail a map and not have to restart the entire campaign. So basically this is all just an exercise in patience more than a show of skill.

Bindal:

Retrograde:
I'll be honest, stuff like this makes me agree with those people. No I'm not insulting anybody, but I really hope this guy feels great about himself, cause getting to this level must have taken a whole LOT of hours.

Considering that it's L4D2 (and apparently not even a legit playthrough), I say no, it didn't.

Fair enough. Never got on the L4D train myself, I hear that the realism mode and extreme mode is geniunely rock hard from friends and I assumed that the point of all this hubbub was that he did it legit. Like I turn on Doom and start a Nightmare run, this chap turned on L4D2 and started a solo silly-buggers run. But there are shortcuts and whatnot?

Oh well.

Show this to 5/8's and he'd save it under "comedy". Certainly seen more impressive feats than this.

Bindal:
Soo... he played a piss-easy-game on his own? Woopdi-freaking-do... Others did that already. Heck, I finished some of these campaigns solo on expert. IT'S NOT HARD IN THE SEQUEL! BECAUSE THE SEQUEL IS NOT HARD ITSELF! (which is one of the gazillion reasons why the sequel sucks in every way imaginable)

barbzilla:
Not only that but I highly doubt that these were A: his hairiest moments , nor B: his first time playing through the campaigns (as the achievement unlock Midnight Riders suggests) This guy is full of it and not worthy of praise. Now if this is just a highlight reel from his youtube channel, and not indicative of his actually run, that is something different. I will have to take a look at his actual run before I make a final judgement on him. That being said, if we are right, then shame on him and he will likely be called out for it.'

Edit: Yeah, after watching the videos, he isn't even doing a full successful playthrough. He is only doing it one map at a time. This means that he is able to fail a map and not have to restart the entire campaign. So basically this is all just an exercise in patience more than a show of skill.

Aikayai:
Show this to 5/8's and he'd save it under "comedy". Certainly seen more impressive feats than this.

Ugh it's so terrible why do people even put videos of their lazy videogaming on the Internet.

I'm gonna go watch a Walking Dead LP vid to get that boring and horribly misrepresented video out of my brain. :(

Buncha noobs wasting my time with their hacked guns that auto target everything in front of the barrel and lock in on all the special infected without any effort other then aiming before they stun him.

nice feat, but technically there is no way to solo and win The Sacrifice DLC

Retrograde:
But there are shortcuts and whatnot?

No, but tons of ammo and first aid. At least in the sequel. First game? Good luck finding that stuff outside of saverooms, finales.
Yeah, L4D2 isn't exactly hard - biggest challenge is getting yourself killed, actually (and then STAYING dead is a challenge in of itself because someone at Valve thought, allowing you to revive your teammates is a GREAT idea. Hint: It's not.)

Aikayai:
Show this to 5/8's and he'd save it under "comedy". Certainly seen more impressive feats than this.

Agreed, I may not be the best player online, but I do have over 2k hours logged and managed a nice solid 89% win ratio without rage quitting (excepting troll games). This is just trash play. I mean he does play cautiously and tries to be smart about it, but there isn't anything especially exceptional about his play style. I do applaud him for trying it, even more so without being a top tier player, but without concurrent chapter runs, it isn't something I'd praise him for.

TizzytheTormentor:
Still waiting for Fijiman, T0ad of Truth and staika to get Left 4 Dead 2 so we can play it online -_-

I can barely do expert on solo past the first zone, so this guy has skill.

He's got all the skillage in the village.

What'cha playing L4D2 on? PC or 360?

How the pissflaps did he do that?

Good for him, I haven't really played it in a while as it's not too much fun alone, with bots, or online.

Bindal:

Retrograde:
But there are shortcuts and whatnot?

No, but tons of ammo and first aid. At least in the sequel. First game? Good luck finding that stuff outside of saverooms, finales.
Yeah, L4D2 isn't exactly hard - biggest challenge is getting yourself killed, actually (and then STAYING dead is a challenge in of itself because someone at Valve thought, allowing you to revive your teammates is a GREAT idea. Hint: It's not.)

Dear god, give it a rest.

While I can't say (and I hate to be "that guy") that I'm impressed with the feat, I will give credit where it's due. It's not many that can solo realism expert.

Though, he is certainly not the only one. Not by a long shot.

Admittedly, though, Realism Expert is certainly a lot harder than any mode Left 4 Dead 1 had.

RJ 17:

But I do have a question...if he was doing true solo (so no bots, as the article said) and he beat ALL the campaigns......how'd he finish The Sacrifice? Don't you need at least one person on the bridge and one person to become The Sacrifice? o.o

Technically, he couldn't. Once the map loads it leads to an auto-fail seconds later.

BakedZnake:
Don't want to rain on his parade but he has edited the weapon configs. You can tell from the crosshairs that there's next to no weapon spread. You'll also notice he uses shotguns a lot, with the high damage output and pin point accuracy over a long distance does give him a massive advantage when using a shotgun with no weapon spread. Here's the weapon config tutorial http://l4d2.gamebanana.com/tuts/9280. Compare his shotugn gun gameplay with this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od9wve5ZTA0 you can tell easily the difference

The guy is quite good, but he has cheated.

Egh, I wouldn't jump to that conclusion so quickly.

After watching the vid, it looks like he simply adjusted the crosshair behavior and not the actual pellet spread.

There are a number of people I regularly play Realism Versus with and quite a few of them changed their crosshairs to static instead of the default adaptive. So, the pellets still spread like they should, but the crosshair stays small.

KingsGambit:
Question from something I just noticed. Once the tank is aflame, he seems to stay that way indefinitely. Is that the case? Presumably then, he will eventually die from the constant flame damage? He cleverly avoids him, and the flames don't seem to go out. Will the tank eventually die without the addition of any bullets?

Yes. The tank will burn out once set ablaze with a molly or a gas can. Incendiary ammo, however, is temporary.

Also, until recently, incendiary ammo would actually extinguish a Tank that was initially set aflame with a molotov.

KingsGambit:
What I don't understand is how one escapes from the hunter, charger or jockey in particular. And startling even one witch (admittedly, avoidable) and it's straight down.

EDIT: Well credit where it's due, he is good but won't have a high kill count. Which ultimately is secondary to surviving. The worst mistake one can make in L4D2 is trying to stand your ground, to stand still. The trick is to always be moving in the right direction. But to do it solo is amazing.

Once you understand how hunters, jockies, etc, attack; as in their animation and timings; it becomes semi-easy to dead-stop them or skeet them out of the air. (or just dodge) Especially with the AI special infected. They can be pretty predictable.

Also, standing your ground isn't always a bad idea. Sometimes you're only option when facing a colossal horde rush, and no molly is in sight, is to sit in a corner and whip out the melee weapon.

'Course, spitters will be an issue. As well, you'll want a spot with a decent choke point so smokers, chargers, etc, have a harder time getting to you.

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