Left 4 Dead 2's Preorder-only Weapon Explained

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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." 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.

From The Chatty
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    September 4, 2009 4:05 PM

    yeah yeah we're buying the game don't worry.

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      September 5, 2009 9:44 AM

      Haha, that's about the sum of it.

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      September 5, 2009 10:17 AM

      Speak for yourself, I still can't afford it. Spend all my money last autumn on the first one! >.>

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        September 5, 2009 10:29 AM

        well, then you need to ask mommy to up your allowance.

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        September 5, 2009 5:02 PM

        dude, if money is that tight, I would get of gaming.

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        September 7, 2009 6:37 PM

        You're annual income is less than $50 a year? You might want to go back to school, bro.

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      September 5, 2009 1:17 PM

      I think it will be the first time that I'm gonna wait for a pricedrop on a Valve game.

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        September 5, 2009 1:56 PM

        cause it's just an expansion, right ??? olololo

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