Valve have announced on their Left 4 Dead blog that Left 4 Dead 2 will not be playable for most UK players until Friday. Pre-orders already have access to the game, but for everyone else they’ll have to wait until the end of the week, even when buying from Steam.
Valve cite the reason as being that copies are still arriving in stores, meaning it wasn’t possible for the UK release to happen simultaneously with the rest of the world. This might explain why it’s difficult to find local players on the matchmaking service for those of you who did pre-order.
Spotted at RockPaperShotgun