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Low Violence Option in Left 4 Dead

How can I lower the violence and content for Left 4 Dead?


Some countries require low violence to be permanently enabled (ex: Germany). If you live in a country where low violence settings are required, you will be unable to remove the low violence version.

Launch in Low Violence Mode

  1. Locate Left 4 Dead in your Library and right-click the game.
  2. Select "Properties"
  3. Click Set launch options... on the General tab in the Properties window.

An example of the Properties window:


In this new window, type -lv as shown here:


Click OK, close the Properties window, and then launch Left 4 Dead. The game should run with less bodies, limbs, and other content.

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