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, 2010 at 21:12
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    @FallenAngelEyes: This question is about L4D1, not L4D2.
    – Bobby
    Oct 20, 2010 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.


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!"

  • +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, 2011 at 8:32

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