What is the meaning of cricket bats in L4D2?

There’s a cricket bat in Left 4 Dead 2, and after pondering how such an instrument could find its way to the southern United States (we certainly don’t make them here, and every American knows that we don’t allow people with them to enter the country), we’ve come up with a few theories…

via Thwack! Left 4 Dead 2 survivors play a bit of cricket.

The REAL reason there’s a cricket bat in L4D2 is that the Ashes is currently being played in England, and the cricket bat symbolism in L4D2 is simply Valve’s way of saying that Australia (as represented by the Infected) are going to be beat silly by the English, as represented by the Survivors.

Or something.

I don’t really know, I’m just speculating 😉

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  • TheCarpe

    Clearly you’ve never seen Shaun of the Dead 😛

  • Its a reference for shaun of the dead lovers. Thats it. I love shaun of the dead, and I choose the cricket bat over EVERY melee weapon, even the chainsaw, because of shaun of the dead