Australians can now experience Left 4 Dead 2 in its fully uncensored gory glory.
Good news, Australia! Remember when Valve got Left 4 Dead 2 reclassified under the country's new(ish) R 18+ rating? Well, now that all the proper official wheels and cogs have fallen into place, the developer has pushed out a patch for the Australian Steam release of the title that brings it in line with the gore-tastic version being enjoyed by (most of) the rest of the world.
To access the patch, you'll have to go to the "downloadable content" section in your Steam library and apply it manually - by default, users have the game's censorship enabled. If you've been patiently waiting for this day to buy the game, you'll be happy to know that it is currently 75% off in celebration, until September 22.
Originally denied classification altogether in 2010 due to its extreme violence, a heavily censored version of the game was resubmitted for classification and eventually approved for sale in Australia. While Aussies were quick to find ways around the censorship, now that the game is official R 18+, they no longer need to jump through any hoops.
As for console gamers, well, there doesn't seem to be any kind of equivalent patch for the respective Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game. We've reached out to Valve to see if they will get a patch, and if it intends to re-publish an R 18+ version of the game in the country.
Source: PC Gamer