If you thought the Genocide Achievement in Left 4 Dead was ridiculous (kill 53,595 zombies) you’re about to be blown away by the latest news from Valve.
In the first two months of Left 4 Dead 2’s release, 28,981,249,043 zombies have been shot, bludgeoned, chainsawed and killed — or, for our younger readers, taken to a farm where they can frolic and shuffle around forever.
You read that correctly: 28 BILLION. To put that number in perspective:
The entire population of the planet has been zombified and killed 4.26 times.
With the average height of a zombie being 6 feet, if you stacked them end to end they would circle the globe 1,322 times.
If you placed 28,981,249,043 rulers end to end, they would reach 28,981,249,043 feet in the sky.
In short: That is a bucketload of dead zombies. Nice job, everyone.
It’s worth noting that Zombie Command has contributed over 27 billion kills themselves, making us slightly less surprised about this news and wondering what everybody else is doing.