Left 4 Dead ‘The Sacrifice’ content coming October 5

The next chapter in Valve’s Left 4 Dead saga, “The Sacrifice,” will be available on October 5, we’ve been told today. It’ll be completely free for PC owners via Steam, but Xbox 360 gamers will have to pony up 560 MS Points.

“The Sacrifice” is available for both Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2 as two separate downloads. The Left 4 Dead 1 content will get you the complete “Sacrifice” campaign maps, playable in cooperative, versus, or survival. The Left 4 Dead 2 content gets you “The Sacrifice” campaign with the original Left 4 Dead survivors. Additionally, those getting The Sacrifice for L4D2 will also receive an L4D2 version of the original Left 4 Dead‘s “No Mercy” campaign, updated with all of the new features of Left 4 Dead 2 like the new weapons and special infecteds.

We checked with Valve and yes, these are two separate downloads for Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2. For Xbox 360, this means if you want to play “The Sacrifice” with your Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2 discs, you’ll have to purchase it twice. Why you’d want to do that is unclear, but don’t let us stop you.

Nick Chester