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The Spiker. New Special Infected?

Rumor has it that some attendees at Comic-Con have heard details from a loose-mouthed Valve employee about a new special infected in L4D2 called “The Spiker”. The Spiker, true to his name, has spikes all over his body. Like the boomer, he will rush into the group of survivors and then unleash all of his spikes into the group. The spikes go in all directions so they hurt everybody.

As of right now, this is still only a rumor but that sounds pretty awesome. If true, that would mean that now three of the four new special infected in the sequel have been revealed with The Charger and The Spitter having already been confirmed to be in the game.

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  1. Shifty
    July 25th, 2009 at 20:30 | #1

    wow….pretty much the same thing as a Spitter then? So the Spiker just runs to the group, shoots spikes and runs away? That’s lame…

  2. Anubis9267
    July 26th, 2009 at 11:28 | #2

    hmm, i agree, but these three new infected seem to be sharing the same goal of splitting or stop-camping the survivors, id like to see a ne SI with a Miscellanious purpose.

  3. SHINE
    July 26th, 2009 at 12:10 | #3

    i cant wait for play whit the new special infecteds in versus mode !

  4. CrazyMikeComics
    July 26th, 2009 at 13:16 | #4

    umm not to bad of an idea, but after seeing what the spitter looks like I wanna see what the Spiker looks like…

  5. Shifty
    July 26th, 2009 at 21:52 | #5

    I hope this is just a rumor because this honestly seems like its getting a little too much like X-Men

  6. RocKRebel
    July 29th, 2009 at 23:29 | #6

    If all this new bosses are anti-camping bosses I wonder how the Survivel mode will be…

  7. Muffinz
    August 8th, 2009 at 16:20 | #7

    I cant wait for L4D2 The weapons look awesome and its now more realistic, now theres not going to be 4 med packs theres going to be less sometimes so players have to think o theres only 3 med’s and i have green health and he has red

  8. WinterFrost
    August 10th, 2009 at 14:40 | #8

    A Spiker?That sounds stupid…its just like the spitter.

  9. Muffinz
    August 13th, 2009 at 13:47 | #9

    @Shifty
    yeah but its fvcking scary

  10. FalafelRaptor
    August 19th, 2009 at 12:44 | #10

    @Shifty

    Well, you’re wrong. The Spiker runs into the survivors, unleashing his spikes and then he dies, just like the boomer.

  11. 2tank6
    August 22nd, 2009 at 10:49 | #11

    @Anubis9267
    thye are meant to go off of the first l4d, where infected were simply meant to do certain things. Now that they arre focused on a main objective “split up and destroy”, they can make versus more interesting. 4 player offline coop and offline versus would be something i would like to add, even if it is off-topic

  12. August 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 | #12

    Dudes, i found a pic that is something that ight help you. I have a link of a different name, pic, and other stuff for this infected. The “haggard” is what they call it. here is the link: http://chrisdrysdale.com/full/drysdale_haggard.jpg

    it looks wicked!

  13. August 22nd, 2009 at 10:57 | #13

    @CrazyMikeComics
    dude, lok at my other coomments. i got a link look up from this one

  14. Boggz
    August 23rd, 2009 at 01:28 | #14

    @Shifty
    I know that the newest creature has a maniacal laugh. Vavle said it in an xbox360 magazine…

  15. dethron
    August 31st, 2009 at 13:03 | #15

    well for those that actually want to know, they where just talking about the winning idea for a new spec infected from a contest they had and the haggard won, they just called him the spiker and he will not show his face in the upcoming zombie apocalypse :)

  16. matt
    September 27th, 2009 at 01:53 | #16

    Maniacal laugh…thats the screamer from beta

  17. October 24th, 2009 at 23:29 | #17

    i dont mind them adding it but i want them to add the screamer cause all the other infected are simmalare to the boomer and tank.

  18. Blaiz
    November 14th, 2009 at 07:03 | #18

    You guyz are stupid, the spitter is meant to keep the group from advancing, and the spiker keeps people from grouping together in corners and such like in L4D

  19. mrthadawee
    July 26th, 2010 at 12:47 | #19

    i did see somting simalar on heavy rain on l4d2 but it turnded out to be a jockey
    it was near a bush!!! :)
    but i heard somthing like a screamer but it turned out to be a witch going after coach!!!

    this did happen!

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