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Do different weapons used for melee in Left for Dead 1 either do more damage or more knockback or are they different in any other way?

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Given that there are no melee weapons in L4D1, this question is a duplicate of this question. – FAE Oct 19 '10 at 21:12
@FallenAngelEyes: This question is about L4D1, not L4D2. – Bobby Oct 20 '10 at 12:39
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Since this question is tagged left-4-dead, and all your recent questions have been about L4D1, I will assume you're not talking about L4D2...

In which case, the answer is no, no matter what weapon you are holding when you melee, it will have the same effect.

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Fixed the mistag. – badp Oct 19 '10 at 21:14
@badp: That's awfully presumptuous of you... Given that casebash has been asking about L4D1 a lot lately, I interpreted the question as asking about the melee attack of L4D1, not melee weapons. – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Oct 19 '10 at 21:25
er, I'm quoting him: "Do different melee weapons..." – badp Oct 19 '10 at 22:02
There are no melee weapons in Left 4 Dead, badp wasn't being presumptuous. – peacedog Oct 20 '10 at 12:30
@peacedog I think the accusation is on the grounds of assuming the author was referencing the wrong game and acting on that assumption instead of perhaps asking for clarification. This also isn't the first time a user was operating on different terminology or had been misled in understanding how things work in the game. – Grace Note Oct 20 '10 at 13:14

As far as I can tell, the two-handers have wider swings. When facing multiple infected up close that can mean multiple kills/knockbacks. Also, I'm not sure the range is necessarily the same for all two-handers.

One handers seem to swing more quickly, but I prefer two-handed weapons where possible. Though I have a soft spot in my heart for the frying pan. "Spang!"

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+1 for the flying span! More seriously, one-handed weapons are faster than two-handed weapons, but their reach is shorter too. – Lysarion Mar 1 '11 at 8:32

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