Left 4 Dead 2's Preorder-only Weapon Explained

Tucked in a press release announcing Left 4 Dead 2's arrival at the Penny Arcade Expo was the news that Valve would be offering an exclusive melee weapon to those that pre-order the zombie shooter sequel from "select retailers." nope The weapon is an American baseball bat, and has its own unique characteristics--in other words, it's not just a re-skinned version of the cricket bat, Valve told us today.

However, if you're playing the wait-and-see game with Left 4 Dead 2, you'll still have a chance to use the bat post-release depending on your server makeup.

"How it'll work is, if you're playing with somebody that's pre-ordered it, everybody playing gets it," Valve's Chet Faliszek explained.

Faliszek had no other details on the deal, other than the fact that the weapon will be available on both PC and console.