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Today Valve announced another pre-order incentive for Left 4 Dead 2. If you pre-order the co-op zombie shooter off of Steam or redeem a retailer-provided pre-order code, you will receive a new hat for your Team Fortress 2 characters.

To be specific the hat is Bill’s beret from Left 4 Dead. According to the TF2 Blog, “This is not fan fiction! This is not a dream sequence! The characters from Team Fortress 2 will team-up with Bill’s hat from Left 4 Dead 1!”

To find out how these two worlds collided, read on.

Valve said, “And lest you think this is just some marketing gimmick. Here’s the intricate back-story justifying it: while conducting a science experiment on parallel dimensions, Bill’s hat fell off a table into the Team Fortress universe.”

While this may not be the most enticing incentive, it is a testament to how creative the folks over at Valve are. I’ve said this once, and I’ll say it again, Valve has some of the best talent out there and it really shows in its games.

Source: Shacknews

  1. I wish this was an actual hat I could wear in real life. My TF2 characters already look very stylish. I’m the one who needs help in the fashion department. This hat might just do the trick. ;-)

  2. Yeah, I’m not going to lie. This doesn’t make me want to jump out of my seat and pre-order L4D2. On the other hand, if it was an actual beret, then that would be a promotion.

  3. I guess I’m the only one who is addicted to collecting TF2 hats :(

  4. Curtis, I have a Domino’s Pizza beret. Makes me look fairly pompous and French. Luckily, I can pull it off.

    I also only have TF2 on 360 as part of the Orange Box. No luck there…

  5. Well it’s a gesture from the valve team to be honest they didn’t have to do this hat and most studios probably wouldn’t. I’m guessing the guys working on TF2 are just as excited (if not more so) for L4D2 as I am. Sadly I am not creative enough to design something as awesome as this beret :P

  6. Great! another hat I don’t have. Still love my Ghastly Gibus and Mildly Disturbing paper bag mask, I LOVE YOU VALVE!

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