Where can I find places in Left 4 Dead 2 that zombies can't reach (or just the safest places)?

For example: on the third stage of The Parish, I can stay on the fence and zombies will just stand around while our team is shooting them.

  • You might want change 'what' to 'where' in the question title Commented Nov 1, 2010 at 12:46
  • yep, it was just "safe places" before it was edited. but generally it doesn't matter)
    – samrockon
    Commented Nov 1, 2010 at 13:21

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The safest place, by definition is the safe room.

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Other safe places are rooms with doors closed, of course until infected destroy them. And in general all places that can have only few entrances (one or two) so that they can be easily guarded by your team mates. Trucks, garages, rooms and so on.

If you are instead searching places where infected cannot reach you, they probably go under definition of maps bugs/exploits. Because for sure map designer/developers do not want to add places where you can safely stay without being reached by infected.

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    when you play on expert it's necessary to find some hidden places that increase your chances to survive. i understand that not on every map exists place where no one can reach you, but there is a place on every map where it's easier to defend
    – samrockon
    Commented Nov 1, 2010 at 13:58
  • Safe rooms turn unsafe quite quickly when you close the door with a Tank inside. Pretty funny to see.
    – Nick T
    Commented Dec 8, 2010 at 5:28

A non-exploit technique you can use goes by various names, but the one I know is mario stomping. Basically you stand on top of something that the infected would normally have to climb to get to you, such as on top of a van. Where the infected climb up the sides, just stand on top of that "ladder", and they will keep running into you as they try to desperately climb up and will keep falling back down, never hitting you.

You'll have to do this in multiple places though, since they'll try and climb up at more than once spot. This won't do anything to protect you from special infected, though.

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