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1. How are "points" calculated?

A new player has 1000 points. Every time you make a kill, you gain a certain amount of points depending on a) the victim's points rating, and b) the weapon you used. If you kill someone with a higher points rating than you, then you gain more points than if you kill someone with a lower points rating than you. Therefore, killing newbies will not get you as far as killing the #1 player. And if you kill someone with your knife, you gain more points than if you kill them with a rifle, for example.

When you are killed, you lose a certain amount of points, which again depends on the points rating of your killer and the weapon they used (you don't lose as many points for being killed by the #1 player with a rifle than you do for being killed by a low ranked player with a knife). This makes moving up the rankings easier, but makes staying in the top spots harder.

Specifically, the equations are:

Killer Points = Killer Points + (Victim Points / Killer Points) × Weapon Modifier × 5

Victim Points = Victim Points - (Victim Points / Killer Points) × Weapon Modifier × 5

Plus, the following point bonuses are available for completing objectives in the following games:

Player Action PlyrPlyr Action Team Action World Action Action Player Reward Team Reward Ranking
Yes No Yes No Area Captured +6 +1 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No Yes No Bomb Defused +6 +1 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No Yes No Bomb Planted +6 +1 Left4DoD Zombies
No Yes No No Bomb Planter Killed +2 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No Yes No Capture Blocked +6 +1 Left4DoD Zombies
No Yes No No Domination +5 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No No No Domination (4 kills) +3 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No No No Double Kill (2 kills) +1 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No No No God Like (20 kills) +11 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No No No Headshot +1 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No No No Killing Spree (13 kills) +8 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No No No Mega Kill (7 kills) +5 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No No No Monster Kill (15 kills) +9 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No No No Ownage (9 kills) +6 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No No No Rampage (5 kills) +4 Left4DoD Zombies
No Yes No No Revenge +5 Left4DoD Zombies
No No Yes No Round Win 0 +5 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No No No Triple Kill (3 kills) +2 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No No No Ultra Kill (11 kills) +7 Left4DoD Zombies
Yes No No No Unstoppable (17 kills) +10 Left4DoD Zombies

2. What are all the weapon points modifiers?

Weapon points modifiers are used to determine how many points you should gain or lose when you make a kill or are killed by another player. Higher modifiers indicate that more points will be gained when killing with that weapon (and similarly, more points will be lost when being killed by that weapon). Modifiers generally range from 0.00 to 2.00.

Weapon Name Modifier Ranking
30CAL .30 Caliber Machine Gun 1.25 Left4DoD Zombies
BAR BAR Browning Automatic Rifle 1.20 Left4DoD Zombies
BAZOOKA Bazooka 2.25 Left4DoD Zombies
PUNCH Butt Stock Hit 3.00 Left4DoD Zombies
COLT Colt .45 model 1911 1.60 Left4DoD Zombies
FRAG_GER German Grenade 1.00 Left4DoD Zombies
RIFLEGREN_GER German Rifle Grenade 1.30 Left4DoD Zombies
SMOKE_GER German Smoke Grenade 5.00 Left4DoD Zombies
M1CARBINE M1 Carbine 1.20 Left4DoD Zombies
RIFLEGREN_US M1 Garand Rifle 1.30 Left4DoD Zombies
GARAND M1 Garand Rifle 1.30 Left4DoD Zombies
K98 Mauser Kar 98k 1.30 Left4DoD Zombies
K98_SCOPED Mauser Karbiner k98 Sniper Rifle 1.50 Left4DoD Zombies
MG42 MG42 Machine Gun 1.20 Left4DoD Zombies
MP40 MP40 Machine Pistol 1.25 Left4DoD Zombies
MP44 MP44 Assault Rifle 1.35 Left4DoD Zombies
PSCHRECK Panzerschreck 2.25 Left4DoD Zombies
P38 Pistol 38 1.50 Left4DoD Zombies
C96 Pistol c96 1.50 Left4DoD Zombies
SPADE Spade Entrenchment Tool 3.00 Left4DoD Zombies
SPRING Springfield Rifle with Scope 1.50 Left4DoD Zombies
THOMPSON Thompson Submachine Gun 1.25 Left4DoD Zombies
DOD_BOMB_TARGET TNT Bomb 1.00 Left4DoD Zombies
FRAG_US U.S. Grenade 1.00 Left4DoD Zombies
AMERKNIFE U.S. Issue Knife 3.00 Left4DoD Zombies
SMOKE_US U.S. Smoke Grenade 5.00 Left4DoD Zombies

3. How can I edit my profile and set real name, e-mail address, homepage and ICQ number?

Player profile options can be configured by saying the appropriate gameme_set command while you are playing on a participating gameserver. To issue commands, push your chat key and type the command text.

Syntax: say /gameme_set option value

Acceptable "options" are:

  • realname
    Sets your Real Name as shown in your profile.
    Example: /gameme_set realname Joe Bloggs

  • email
    Sets your E-mail Address as shown in your profile.
    Example: /gameme_set email joe@hotmail.com

  • homepage
    Sets your Home Page as shown in your profile.
    Example: /gameme_set homepage http://www.geocities.com/joe/

  • icq
    Sets your ICQ Number as shown in your profile.
    Example: /gameme_set icq 123456789

Note: These are not standard Half-Life console commands. If you type them in the console, Half-Life might give you an error.

4. My rank is embarrassing. How can I opt out?

Say /gameme_hideranking while playing on a participating gameserver. This will toggle you between being visible on the Player Ranking and being invisible.

Note: You will still be tracked and you can still view your Player Details page. Use the Search page to find yourself.