|"You're gonna want to see this!"|
|Capacity||16 Gas Cans|
- "As soon as the truck's down, I'm gonna run your ass over you god damn piece of shit!"
- "Alright, no playing around. Get the gas cans and go!"
Temporary Power Generators can be found throughout both games in Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. They are stationary motorized generators that have been transported to areas (by vehicle) in need since the infection started. Civilians fleeing the sickness caused chaos, panic, as well as lots of damage and destruction in cities and rural areas of the country to the point where CEDA, as well as private contractors, brought in several portable power generators due to the constant power outages and threat that the power lines may go down. The necessity of power to allow for an evacuation is the main purpose of these generators since most areas are no longer on the power utility company's grid. Most of the generators provide lighting to help make areas more visible (also to help CEDA make proper assessments of the evacuees) and so that people can see where they are going. However, there are some power generators that serve other purposes than simple lighting such as the generators in Crash Course, The Sacrifice, and The Passing, which are used to power up machinery as well as some lighting. These generators are more crucial and necessary as it helps the Survivors accomplish their objective in the finale.
The generators come in four different visible types as seen in the Gallery section below:
- Just the generator itself with no attachments
- Generator with short floodlight attachment
- Generator with tall floodlight attachment
- Generator with a signal/radio attachment
There are two different ways the portable generators can be powered up:
- Gas Can/Fuel source
- Manual Crank/starter switch
For more options or a better understanding of tactics, view the finale pages' "Strategy" sections.
- Stay together as a group and try to be relatively close to the generators themselves, especially the generators in the original Left 4 Dead, since they stall out and require the Survivors to restart them.
- Ensure the Survivors are providing cover to the lone Survivor restarting the generators as the horde will continue to attack, making that Survivor more vulnerable to hits and taking damage.
- Similar strategy when pouring gas into the generator in Left 4 Dead 2: Stay as a group and move together to get more gas cans, to ensure less vulnerability to the Infected
- Cover the lone Survivor who is currently pouring the gas can into the generator as, again, they are more vulnerable to hits from the horde
- The Survivors will have to work and stay close together; use this to your advantage.
- Though most of the time, you cannot predict the Survivors' movements and coordination, work as a team of Infected when the Survivors return to the generators as they will be more vulnerable
- If the Survivors are trying to get the Chaos Generator achievement, make sure that you attack any of the generators that has one person at them.
|Restart the generator within 30 seconds of it shutting off in the Crash Course campaign.
|Have all three generators running at once in The Sacrifice finale.
The Passing (Scavenge Gameplay)Edit
|PORT OF SCAVENGE||(30G)|
|Play 5 full games of Scavenge on The Port.|
- Most of the time, the Survivors do not need to power up the generators as someone else has already done it for them
- The only time the Survivors must do it themselves is if there is an objective that requires it
- Or if the Survivors are playing in a Scavenge game
- There are only two generators throughout the series which are known to stall out and a Survivor is required to go back and restart it
- Even though there is a flip switch visible on the generator in the Truck Depot Finale, a Survivor has to start a crank manually instead of flipping the switch
- All of the Survivors clearly hate using the generators as they are noisy (which attracts the horde) and takes too long to respond to the needs of the Survivors
- Francis or Zoey (depends who's driving the truck) may have run over the generator at the truck depot (as they both state their hatred when he/she restarts the generator the second time); however, the rescue vehicle is seen pulling out and driving away avoiding the generator completely
- Nick, Ellis, Coach, and Rochelle comment on how much gas the generator needs to take before becoming fully functional and operational
- The generators at Rayford Port are the only ones that require the original Survivors to crank manually first, then to power it up before it apparently runs out of fuel; whereas the other group of new Survivors has to find more fuel for it