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State Georgia
Campaigns Dead Center
Real-world Counterpart Savannah, Georgia
"I can't believe I'm stuck in Savannah..."
"I guess living here's finally paying off."

Savannah is the second largest city in the state of Georgia following Atlanta and serves as an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is the first city seen in Left 4 Dead 2, during the campaign Dead Center, in which the four Survivors meet together for the very first time.


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Savannah seen from The Vannah Hotel

A nice peaceful city located in a valley/forest-like area in Georgia, Savannah also serves as a major Atlantic seaport where ships and cruise liners can offload supplies and passengers. Similar to the cities of Fairfield, Newburg, and New Orleans, this city was once flourishing with people and tourists who spent their time and money shopping and buying commercial items and products from malls, strip malls, and local shops which helped with the economy. A local hero named Jimmy Gibbs Jr. is also well known throughout the city and was asked to reveal the new renovations of Liberty Mall in the fall of 2009.
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Streets of Savannah

Two of the main Survivors, Coach and Ellis, are born and raised in Savannah where Coach teaches at a local school and Ellis works at an auto mechanic shop. Ellis seems to know more about the city than Coach, as he points out more landmarks to the other survivors during their time in the city.

Another survivor living in Savannah is 60 year-old Whitaker, who owns a gun store in the downtown area near Liberty Mall. It is unknown if he was born in Savannah, but in the game he is seen still living in Savannah at his gun store.

Current StatusEdit

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Abandoned streets of Savannah due to the infection

Savannah has only just been hit by the Infection. CEDA is seen evacuating the city, (they are able to since the infection only recently reached the city), and several abandoned evacuation centers and CEDA decontamination trailers can been seen throughout the city. The media was still present when the infection reached the city, made apparent by Rochelle's presence in the infected area.

The Vannah Hotel and Liberty Mall served as CEDA's evacuation centers, but with the infection raging out of control and CEDA trying to evacuate everyone, the two locations were easily overrun.

To help expedite the evacuation process and prevent overcrowding, CEDA used several Solar Message Signs throughout the city to inform the public about other evacuation centers. For example, just outside The Vannah Hotel is a trailer that mentions another evac site at Liberty Mall, where refugees can be evacuated more quickly rather than being forced wait and crowd the hotel area.

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Barricaded streets in Savannah to stop the infection.

The Survivors arrive on the hotel roof just as the last evacuation helicopter takes off. With no other options, they agree that the best thing to do is to get across town to the other CEDA facility at Liberty Mall, which happened to have been overrun or abandoned as well (the survivors didn't know this at the time).

Landmarks in SavannahEdit


  • It can be noted that Nick doesn't like Savannah very much, as when Ellis makes a comment to go to the gun store, he sarcastically states that "living here's finally paying off."
  • The survivors meet for the first time in this city on top of The Vannah Hotel.
  • CEDA plays a major role in this campaign, as infected CEDA hazmat agents, equipment, vehicles, posters and signs can be seen throughout the campaign.
  • Advertisements on billboards seen throughout the city hint to the survivors of upcoming locales and events seen later in the campaign or in the next campaign (originally Dark Carnival).
Locations in Left 4 Dead 2
Price chopper Torch-Bearer Midnight rider Ragin cajun Weatherman Bridge burner
Dead Center The Passing Dark Carnival Swamp Fever Hard Rain The Parish
Savannah Rayford Griffin County Wilsons Gas Station Ducatel Gas Bar New Orleans
The Vannah Rayford Park Whispering Oaks Motel Earl's Gator Village Ducatel Waterfront Market
Save 4 Less Jazz Club Whispering Oaks Amusement Park Village En Marais Ducatel Sugar Company Bienville Park
Whitaker's Gun Shop Rayford Historic Underground Tour Kiddie Land Plantation House Ducatel Diesel Bus Station
Liberty Mall Rayford Port Tunnel of Love Impound Lot
The Screaming Oak Saint Roches Cemetery
The Peach Pit Jazz Club
Veterans Memorial Bridge

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