As a weapon that the player starts out with, they are decent early-game weapons against the general enemies and aim for headshots for better damage. While rusty variants are generally found, there are also non-rusty variants under the same names available in the game.
There are 3 variants of Pipe in the base game:
- In real life, pipes are a tubular section or hollow cylinder used to convey substances which can flow such as liquids and gases (fluids), slurries, powders and masses of small solids. They are actually not weapons, but sections of pipes can be used as weapons.
- Currently, there are no new variants of Pipe in The Following
- Pipes are a possible reference to Techland's Dead Island, with the weapons appearing early in the game and being either found on the sides of buildings and bungalows, or being carried by enemies.
- Pipes can be commonly found in most dumpsters along with Nailed Planks. They are dependable early in the game, but soon becomes useless once the better weapons appear.