Half-Life 2 Beta Update Released After the Official Launch

Valve will continue to update the Beta version with new features and fixes

By on July 3rd, 2013 11:16 GMT

Half-Life 2, a first-person shooter developed by Valve that was released back in 2004 and that has recently been ported on the Linux platform, has just received a large number of changes.

Half-Life 2 is no longer in Beta, but that hasn't stopped Valve from updating the game. The update is meant for the Beta version, which can be accessed by going to the Properties page for each Half-Life 2 game and choosing to opt-in.

Highlights of the latest Half-Life 2 update:

• The missing set_sdk_env.bat file has been added for the Source SDK;
• The localization has been improved for all languages with suggestions from the community;
• The Vortigaunt model is now correctly displayed if you start directly on the ep2_outland_04 level.

More details about this update can be found in the official announcement.

This might break any save games that were made during the beta. If you get an error on load of a save, then you will need to manually restart that map, the command to type is shown in the console.