What Is a Jockey in "Left 4 Dead 2"?


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The Jockey in "Left 4 Dead 2" is a type of character known as a Special Infected that latches on to player characters and steers them away from their team while simultaneously dealing damage to the player. The Jockey is a playable character in some "Left 4 Dead 2" modes.

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"Left 4 Dead 2" players are alerted to the presence of the Jockey with the sound effect of maniacal laughter. Defend against the Jockey's leaping attempts to attach to the player character by moving backwards rather than attempting to execute a melee attack. When attached to a player character, the Jockey deals five HP of damage every few seconds. When playing as the Jockey, this leaping attack has a 30-second recharge period between uses.

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