Playing on XBox Live. Keep dying. Lousy teammates won't revive me. But that's not even the problem...


It's starting to give me a complex. Please, make it stop...

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    For a while, my steam user name was "I always random Zoey". I've been there, pal! Mar 29, 2011 at 5:06
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    Am I the only one who enjoys when this happens?
    – Warren P
    May 6, 2011 at 13:46
  • I've heard but can't confirm that it will attempt to use the character you've played most - so if you're forced into Zoe/Rochelle often, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. You can see who you play as on your steam stats page. You can improve the numbers by playing single player/starting your own game so you can pick the appropriate char.
    – Basic
    Jan 5, 2012 at 3:32
  • 12 years later and I revisited L4D2 on Steam. Have you stopped caring yet? :D
    – M--
    Nov 29, 2022 at 1:57

2 Answers 2


When you are in the lobby menu, you can choose the character you want; just pick one other than Rochelle (or Zoey if you're doing a map with L4D1 characters). If your other three teammates have already selected the other male characters, you are SOL.

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(Picture ripped off some YouTube L4D2 lobby video)

Better yet, stop caring.

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    Note that in Versus, you can only choose if you're on the Survivor side first. If you're on the Infected side first, you'll get randomly assigned a character.
    – user2974
    Mar 29, 2011 at 5:31
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    I upvoted this for "stop caring" more than for the description of the choose character option.
    – Steve V.
    Mar 29, 2011 at 13:48
  • "Stop caring" should apply to this question.
    – NiteCyper
    Jun 1, 2013 at 10:21

You could always just get an addon that replaces Zoey and Rochelle with boys. In my squad I like playing as a girl, but Coach was the only guy left that people hadn't taken so they could play their preferred character. I just subscribed to an addon making Coach a girl and shared it with my friends, so they could see it too.

Literally nobody cares who you play as tho... just play well.

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