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Half-Life 2: Deathmatch is an offshoot of the single-player Half-Life 2 game

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Since its arrival two weeks after Half-Life 2's mid-November 2004 launch, Lockdown has been one of Half-Life 2: Deathmatch's most popular 2v2 maps. Top players have came and went since, however TheRealQuAz and Maxtasy are long-serving veterans who've occupied its online multiplayer wargrounds since 2008.

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch is as old as the single-player campaign of Half-Life 2. The games have been launched at the same time, in 2004. The multiplayer part continues the tradition of multiplayer from the first game, the original Half-Life. Surprisingly enough, the Valve developers released Half-Life 2: Deathmatch on Linux before the single-player, offering the players a small taste of the Source engine on the open source platform. If you are in need of Cheap Half Life 2 Deathmatch CD Key, come to z2u.com, where you can enjoy the cheapest price online and 3% off with a coupon code “Z2U”.

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch is a stripped down version of the Deathmatch mode that can be found in most multiplayer games. There are no other modes that can be accessed by the players and only a handful of default maps are available by default. Players only have a couple of options available, to join a server already made or to create a server of their own. The number of tweaks for the created game is rather small, but it shouldn’t present significant problems.

Valve also released the official Source SDK and a lot of users took it upon themselves to create their own levels. A major plus of Half-Life 2: Deathmatch is its ability to download levels on the fly, without having the player restart the game.