Startup the game faster without loading the video intro.
Right Click on your Left 4 Dead 2 Icon and select “Properties”
Select the “Shortcut” tab. You should see something like this:
Add the following to the end of the “Target” line -novid
Select “Ok” and close. Now startup the game and test.
This didnt work for me!
Some players may see this when you open properties:
This is a web shortcut and can not accept the -novid switch. You need to create a new shortcut.
Go to /Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/left 4 dead 2/ and find left4dead2.exe
Hold right click on it and drag it to your desktop and release. A small menu will appear. Select “Create Shortcut Here”. Follow the above directions using this new shortcut.