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.