Left 4 dead 3 might be on the way sooner than we thought and everyone is excited for it.

Left 4 Dead 3 Release Date Teased By Valve

We all know that Valve has a distaste for the number 3. We would love a Half Life 3 or a Portal 3 but I will more than happily take a Left 4 Dead 3. There have been a number of hints dropped in the past few weeks that the third game in the zombie series may be coming sooner than we think.

When is Left 4 Dead 3 coming out?

There is no official release date for the long awaited 3rd episode of the Left 4 Dead series but Valve has been teasing us. We also know that Valve do not like to do third games in a series with games like Portal and Half Life. Keep your eyes peeled, we certainly will be.

the Left 4 Dead 2 Facebook page

The page has recently changed its cover photo and now it shows what we think is a zombies hand holding up three fingers.


This is the first of the big clues that the internet has noticed in the past few weeks.

CS: GO patch notes


These patch notes include a line about an “ashtray for smokers.” And as avid Left 4 Dead players will know the Smoker is one of the special Zombies you get to play as in the game. There is, of course, a smoke reference in CS:GO as well in that players can buy and throw ‘Smoke’ bombs. But we are unsure as to why there would need to be an ashtray for this. Very suspicious!


  • Closed off windows overlooking the courtyard and A
  • Cleaned up sightline from corner balcony toward A and Arch
  • Made CT route to B more direct
  • Joined two rooms on CT side of B into one space
  • The simplified cover on back side of B
  • Removed Ivy “laddice”, now a skill jump / boost spot
  • Grenade-clipped CT bridge railings for more predictable smokes
  • Moved courtyard statues forward for cleaner sightline
  • Added ashtray for smokers
  • Re-released and updated the Phoenix Compound co-op map on the workshop
  • Updated Cache and Shipped to the latest versions. Details can be found on the workshop pages

Valve knows how insane the internet goes at the slightest inkling of a Half Life 3 ‘hint’ so this could just be them playing a bit of a joke with the community but we like to believe it is real.

If you can’t wait for the Left 4 Dead 3 release date then you should try out Earthfall – a new co-op alien shooter inspired by the game.