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Rayford Port and Shipping
State Rayford, Georgia
Campaigns The Sacrifice

The Passing

Real-world Counterpart Athens, Georgia
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Rayford Port was the main setting for both finales in the DLCs, The Sacrifice and The Passing. It was the point where all of the Survivors (Excluding Bill) from both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 met and worked together in order to achieve an objective.

History[edit | edit source]

The port was a key area in Rayford where the people could use and rent the boats as recreation and sport on the water. It was the main source of income for Rayford where they sent and received the goods by boat and train. The big freight boats are used to unload the gravel and containers with goods (Note the "Rayford Shipping" sign). Near the port was a key bridge in Rayford that led to the main highway. The bridge itself was a lift bridge which allowed the big vessels to pass through and get to the other side.

There was a bar/lounge near the port that mainly served the dock and construction workers whenever they need to wind down and relax and a convenience store was also located just off the main road past the bridge where the customers could purchase small convenient items and drinks.

Current Status[edit | edit source]

When the Infection hit and Rayford's citizens prepared for the infection (By preparing large stockpiles of items), most of the town turned into Infected. Forced to allow CEDA to intervene, they setted a command area up near the port as it served as a defensive perimeter. The agency even tried having a live Tank specimen pass through the area by train. However, the train derailed and the remaining workers became infected.

Due to the constant power outages and necessity of power to allow for an evacuation, CEDA most likely brought a few gas-powered generators in. They are used as floodlights and three are mainly used for the purpose of dropping and raising the bridge. However, once they got the generators in place, it seemed to have alerted the Horde (Similar in The Sacrifice) causing lots of Infected being drawn to the area. Therefore, CEDA and any remaining Survivors pulled out and headed to the evacuation center at Whispering Oaks Amusement Park.

Left 4 Dead Survivors[edit | edit source]

The original Survivors arrived by an EMD GP10, through the brick factory and the freight port, opening the Tank Specimen train car. Note that this Tank was different from most Tanks with a different skin tone, Green Boxers and a tattoo. They killed the Tank and made their way toward the convenience store in the north end area of Rayford Port. Once they got through the convenience store, they barricaded the door off leading to the brick factory with a grocery shelf to prevent more Infected from reaching them.

Once they got to the port, they noticed a fully stocked sailboat that they planned on using to escape from the mainland to a suitable island in the Florida Keys. The sailboat was particularly selected for this purpose as there was no need to stop for fuel supplies. However, the sailboat was located on the wrong side of the bridge. The Survivors had to start the three generators to have the bridge raised. They could move the boat to the other side.

This was similar to Crash Course as the main generator cutted out and there was not enough power to continue raising the bridge, causing a Survivor to jump off (Sacrifice themselves) and restart the generator to continue to get the bridge higher and prevent the Infected from attacking them and move the sailboat. Once this was achieved and a Survivor was killed (The main plot claimed Bill), the Survivors waited until the Infected calmed down before venturing out to the boat and sailing away to the Florida Keys. This allowed time for them to meet the Left 4 Dead 2 Survivors.

Left 4 Dead 2 Survivors[edit | edit source]

The Survivors escaped from Savannah by taking the Jimmy Gibbs Jr. stock car from Liberty Mall. However, when they reached the town of Rayford, the Left 4 Dead Survivors raised the key bridge to allow their sailboat to pass through which prevented them from driving on. They had a short encounter on the other end of the bridge where they explained the situation and made a deal to help each other out. Once the Survivors went through the Rayford Historic Underground Tour which took them underground through the river, they left the nearby safe room to meet up with the Survivors from the west.

The entire group of Survivors had another short conversation and mentioned what tasks are needed to be done. Once they finished explaining everything to each other, the Survivors took an elevator down to the streets. The main generator that powered the bridge's raising/dropping mechanism ran out of gas and was needed to be refilled. The original Survivors held out on the second floor of a nearby building and the bridge where they covered the new group of Survivors as they found and retrieved the gas cans to fill the generator. Once they had enough gas in the generator, it activated the bridge and lowered it to allow full access to the main highway so the Survivors could drive their car across it. The Survivors said their farewells on the short and brief encounter, thanked each other for their help and hoped that they would see each other again sometime in the future.

The Left 4 Dead 2 Survivors are seen speeding away in the Jimmy Gibbs Jr. car where the original Survivors from Left 4 Dead are seen still taking a break near the bridge. However, it was assumed that they would eventually take their sailboat and leave Rayford as well (As it was seen in The Sacrifice comic).

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Uncommon Infected will only appear in the Left 4 Dead 2 version of The Sacrifice.
  • The Worker Infected may have been any of the following:
    • A dock worker at Rayford Port
    • A renovator for the nearby buildings under renovation
    • A construction worker trying to build the Rayford Underground Historic Tour
    • A Brick factory employee
  • This is the most notable setting in the city since it is seen in both The Sacrifice and The Passing. It is mostly blocked off from the rest of the city except for a safe room in the west and south part so this was most likely CEDA's main holdout.
  • Strangely, there are no infected CEDA workers or Worker Infected that appeared in The Passing. Instead, they only appeared in The Sacrifice. This may due to the fact that the original Survivors eventually killed all of those Uncommon Infected.
  • The following achievements can be claimed by the players if they are done correctly:
Locations in Left 4 Dead
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No Mercy Crash Course Death Toll Dead Air Blood Harvest The Sacrifice The Last Stand
Fairfield Whitney County Riverside Tunnel Newburg Allegheny National Forest Rayford Lighthouse
Holly Street Whitney County Bridge Riverside Greenhouse Richardson Atlantic Brick Factory
Holly Street Subway Station The Truck Depot Riverside First Church Harbor View Hotel Daughtery Farm The Barge
Pawn Shop Riverside Main Street Construction Site Rayford Port
Pump 'N' Run Gas Riverside Park Metro International Airport
Mercy Hospital


Locations in Left 4 Dead 2
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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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