Team Fortress 2
Team Fortress 2 is a Source engine first-person shooter created by Valve. As the name implies, the action is team-based, with both teams composed of nine distinct classes divided into offensive, defensive, and support categories. The game is well known for its dark humor, infinite fan-controversy and incredibly lazy, if hilarious, animations.
The game's art style is a distinctive cartoonish take on Sixties espionage; the designs of the game's weapons are stylized versions of familiar designs. Many weapons in the game were made by the community and added by Valve instead of being made by Valve themselves.
The following weapons are used in the video game Team Fortress 2:
The secondary weapon for the Engineer and Scout classes, the Pistol is a mixture of the Makarov PM, Walther PPK, and Smith & Wesson 61 Escort. It possesses the Makarov's slide, trigger, upper frame, the PPK's ejection port, handle, handgrips, and the S&W's trigger guard. It lacks power and has only average accuracy, but has good range and is semi-automatic with a very fast reload time for its twelve-round magazine; it can be used as a backup when one's primary weapon is out of ammunition (either for finishing off injured enemies or covering a retreat), or for harassing enemies and picking off undefended buildings at a distance. The light-traveling Scout carries three extra magazines, and the ever-prepared Engineer carries sixteen extra magazines (and two-thirds of one more).
Interestingly, early concept art shows that there was originally supposed to be a sidearm based on the SIG P210; also considered were a hammerless variant with a slide-mounted safety, and several suppressed designs, including a Remington Model 51, an FN Model 1922, a Sauer 38H, and one in particular based on the Mauser HSc.
Max's signature "Lugermorph" sidearm in the Sam and Max: Freelance Police series appears as an unlockable secondary weapon for the Scout (and the Engineer after the July 1st 2010 update) for players who pre-ordered Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse or bought it within the first week of its release, or by winning it from Max in the game Poker Night at the Inventory. Based on the Luger P08, the Lugermorph is only a cosmetic reskin of the regular Pistol.
A sawed-off Ithaca 37 "Shotgun" is the Engineer's primary weapon and the secondary weapon for the Soldier, Pyro, and Heavy. Although it is his primary weapon, the Engineer uses it primarily in self-defense and in defense of his buildings. At close range, the Shotgun deals great damage, but falls off noticeably at mid range. The other classes that use the Shotgun as a secondary have highly-damaging primary weapons and use the Shotgun to finish off injured opponents or to conserve primary weapon ammo. In the Soldier's Shotgun taunt, he fires three shots in the manner of a twenty-one-gun salute, though no ammo is expended and causes no damage. Also when drawing it, the Pyro will rack the slide, which the other classes don't do.
There are two shotguns in the game that bear a resemblance to the Mossberg 500. "The Family Business" is an unlockable secondary weapon for the Heavy, is fitted with wooden furniture and tubular stock and a safety selector mounted on the left side of the receiver above the trigger. It holds eight rounds (the highest ammo capacity of all the shotguns in the game) and appears to be 20 gauge, since it does less damage per shot. Due to a bug, spent shells from "The Family Business" are ejected from the center of the screen, appearing out of thin air. In addition, the pump has no animation; the whole weapon moves back and forth instead of the pump. It fires 15% faster than the default Shotgun
The other shotgun is the "Reserve Shooter", which features a green frame with a white star inside of a ring similar to the symbol seen on US Army vehicles in World War II, a green USMC-style barrel clamp, wooden sawed-off stock, and wooden forend. Originally available exclusively to the Soldier, recent updates allowed it to be used by the Pyro as well. It only holds four rounds, and for five seconds after drawing it will deliver mini-crits to targets in mid-air, though only ones launched as a result of knockback, such as explosives. As of the Jungle Inferno Update on October 20 of 2017, it cannot mini-crit airblasted targets, but does get mini-crits on enemy Pyros who are flying with the Thermal Thruster jetpack. As another effect, the user will switch to the weapon 20% faster. Interestingly, the weapon has an ejection port on the left side, but ejects spent shells to the right when fired. The "Reserve Shooter" also makes a distinctly deeper sound when fired that is noticeably different from most of the other shotguns in the game.
Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun"
The "Panic Attack" shotgun is based off a Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun", with a sawed down stock and a drum magazine loaded into the bayonet mount. The weapon acts similarly to the Soldier's Beggar's Bazooka, having the player load in rounds and firing them off in a quick succession. The weapon also loads shells 50% faster than the Ithaca 37 listed above. The weapon also fires faster as the player's health gets lower, but accuracy decreases as well.
The "Shortstop," a pearl-gripped derringer based on the COP 357 Derringer with a single external hammer, is one of the Scout's unlockable primary weapons. It has a tighter spread than the Scattergun, fires 75% faster, and reloads in one second, but inflicts 20% less damage overall and only loads four rounds. It is the only primary weapon based on a secondary. Though the Shortstop seems to fire .357 Magnum rounds loaded with "snake shot" instead of bullets, it used to draw from the same ammunition pool as the Pistol, Lugermorph, or Winger, which has been changed. The Shortstop currently has the unique feature of enabling the Scout to do a shove attack at an enemy in front of him, though it increases all knockback force taken by 20% while active.
Beretta 3032 Tomcat
The "Winger" resembles a Beretta 3032 Tomcat with a radiation hazard symbol on the grips and yellow wings imprinted at the rear of the slide and a squared back-end with no external hammer. It is an unlockable secondary weapon for Scout, which inflicts 15% more damage per shot than the Pistol, but only loads five rounds. It also increases the user's maximum jump height by 25%.
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket
Released as part of the Pyromania Update, the "Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol" is based on the Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket with wood grips. The pistol's name is inspired by notorious gangster Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd. The weapon also shares the same reloading animation as the Scout's default pistol. It fires 10% slower than the normal Pistol and holds only 9 rounds in the magazine, but can heal the Scout for up to 7 health per hit.
The Scout's default primary weapon is a stockless, semi-automatic, double-short-barreled "Scattergun" with an integral six-round drum magazine and a hammerless lever-action receiver somewhat akin to the Savage 99. It is statistically similar to the Shotgun, but with slightly different reload timings (faster for the first shell, but slightly slower for each subsequent one) and a unique damage ramp-up at close range (175% of its base per-pellet damage as opposed to most weapons' 150%). Oddly, the Scout never actually loads new shells into the weapon; he simply works the lever to eject spent shells, which replaces them with fresh ammo in a manner that is best not thought about.
Some early concept art depicts several alternate concepts, including more conventional-looking sawn-offs (which presumably turned into the "Force-A-Nature" below), single-barreled variations with and without drum magazines (in both cases possessing magazine tubes and forends more akin to a traditional lever-action rifle), and a version with two separate triggers and a Winchester Model 1887 receiver.
Sawed-off Double Barreled Shotgun
The Scout's initial unlockable primary weapon is a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun with sawed-off barrels called the "Force-A-Nature." Compared to the Scattergun, it has a higher rate of fire and fires more pellets per shot, but does slightly less damage per pellet and only holds two shots at a time. Targets hit at close range are knocked back a considerable distance; if the Scout fires it in mid-air, he is knocked back as well, which can be used to give the Scout a third jump.
The "Soda Popper" is a haphazardly-repaired Force-A-Nature with a can of Crit-a-Cola taped under the barrels replacing the foregrip. The Soda Popper reloads 25% faster than the Force-A-Nature and fires 50% faster than the Scattergun. Equipping the Popper gives the Scout a "Hype" meter, filled by moving and jumping, and if activated when full will allow him to jump five extra times in mid-air until the boost ends.
Both the Force-A-Nature and Soda Popper only load two shots, and reloading while one round is left wastes the unfired round. The Soda Popper's shells have radiation hazard symbols on the bases.
Winchester Model 1887
Released as part of the Love and War Update, the "Back Scatter" appears to be a Winchester Model 1887 with an MG15 style magazine, as well as a sawed-off barrel and stock. The "Back Scatter" works similarly to the Pyro's "Backburner" flame thrower, dealing out more damage if the enemy is shot from behind. Enemies shot from behind within roughly thirty feet suffer mini-crits, though the weapon cannot inflict random critical hits and is twenty percent less accurate than the normal Scattergun. Just like the Scout's default Scattergun, the weapon is reloaded by cycling the lever action, with no new shells shown being loaded into the weapon.
Released as part of the Pyromania Update, the Browning Auto-5 appears as an unlockable primary weapon for the Scout, referred to in-game as the "Baby Face's Blaster". The weapon has a lever-action loop, integral drum magazine and a "mare's leg" style sawed-off stock & barrel. It functions similar to the default Scattergun, though reduces Scout's initial speed by 10% and holds only 4 shells. However, dealing damage with the weapon fills a "Boost" meter, which allows the Scout to run faster, up to a max of double speed at full Boost. The boost is partly lost when jumping and when taking damage. The name is inspired from infamous gangster "Baby-Face Nelson". It also has a similar firing sound as the "Reserve Shooter" mentioned above.
The Soldier's primary weapon is the "Rocket Launcher", a heavily stylized RPG-7. Unlike its single-shot real-life counterpart, the Rocket Launcher can pack four rockets at a time inside the tube, lacks a rear sight, and it has its trigger on the rear grip instead of the front one; it is worth noting, however, that concept art features the correct grip orientation, along with a scope and front sight. The Rocket Launcher, along with the Demoman's "Grenade Launcher", is one of the most damaging weapons in the game: a critical shot from either is usually enough to take out any enemy player in the blast radius. Notably, the game allows for "rocket jumping," a spectacular display of cartoon physics wherein a Soldier shoots towards the ground as he jumps, using the blast from the explosion to propel himself through the air over large distances and obstacles; while TF2 isn't the first game to allow this (it was first seen in Doom, though it really came into its own in the Quake series), it is perhaps the first to actively encourage it, to the point of even having a musical piece named for the act (the "Rocket Jump Waltz").
A craftable or purchased variant called "Rocket Jumper" comes with forty spare rounds but inflicts no damage. It is intended for players to use for rocket jumping practice.
The unlockable "Direct Hit" resembles the Soldier's original Rocket Launcher but with a fatter body, slimmed-down exhaust tube, and a (cosmetic) targeting scope. The Direct Hit has 30% of the Rocket Launcher's splash radius, but its rockets travel 80% faster (roughly 84 mph).
A single-barreled version of the M202 FLASH rocket launcher without the scope is an unlockable Soldier weapon called "The Black Box." It restores up to 20 health per rocket fired, but only holds 3 rockets.
M20A1 "Super Bazooka"
The "Liberty Launcher" is an unlockable rocket launcher for the Soldier. Although made as an ambiguous old "Bazooka" type weapon, it is notably based on the M20A1 "Super Bazooka" with many elements from the M1 "Bazooka" and RPG-7. It holds one extra rocket and its rockets fly 40% faster than the basic Rocket Launcher's but they deal 25% less damage.
A fictional rocket launcher that was added in the Pyromania Update; the "Beggar's Bazooka" is a rocket launcher that the Soldier constructed out of assorted salvaged materials. A distinctive feature of this weapon is the ability to fire three rockets in a 'burst mode', dealing devastating damage to all but the strongest enemies. Accidentally loading a fourth rocket will cause an explosion in the launcher, damaging the Soldier and removing one stored rocket. The weapon cannot regain ammunition from friendly Dispensers when held out, and differs from all other rocket launchers in that it features a small degree of random projectile spread
Mk 2 Hand Grenade
The Soldier wears two Mk 2 hand grenades strapped to his chest. He uses them as demonstration aids in the Meet the Soldier promotional video. He only uses them in-game as part of his "kamikaze" taunt: he pulls the pin on one and waits, killing himself and any enemy within a six foot radius. The grenades appear to have an overall black coloration with an orange/yellow band around the body. In another taunt, the Soldier will juggle these grenades and extra ammo for his Rocket Launcher.
The Pyro's primary weapon is a custom-built flamethrower which appears to be based on a commercial weed-burner rather than a military weapon, although it's quite similar to the M1 Flamethrower in some ways. It uses a propane tank as a fuel source and a team-colored gasoline pump handle for a trigger assembly. Enemies hit with the flame from the weapon will instantly ignite and take additional damage for approximately three to ten seconds unless extinguished (with the exception of other Pyros, who do not burn). The alternate fire emits a blast of propellant that can extinguish burning teammates (rewarding the Pyro with a small health bonus), bounce enemies, and deflect non-hitscan projectiles (i.e. everything except bullets). There are four (not including reskins) alternate flamethrowers available, the Backburner, the Degreaser, the Phlogistinator, and the Dragon's Fury.
The Backburner is distinguished by a crudely-made team-colored dragon head welded over the muzzle. It always inflicts critical hits from behind (hence the name), but uses 50 ammo per airblast and cannot get random critical hits.
The Degreaser is comprised of a gas pump, car muffler, exhaust pipe, a team-colored fire extinguisher, and stove top burner. When equipped, the Pyro will switch to it 60% faster than the other flamethrowers, though it deals 66% less damage via afterburn and uses 25 ammo for every airblast instead of 20
The Phlogistinator is a steampunk ray gun. It does not have an airblast, but features a critical boost called "Mmmph", filled by burning enemies. When full, the Pyro can taunt to use the boost, giving guaranteed critical hits until it wears off (as well as invulnerability during the taunt itself), though it cannot get random critical hits
The Dragon's Fury is a bulkier flamethrower design with a much longer muzzle, and holds a magazine of only 40 units as opposed to 200. Instead of a cone of flame, it fires a fast-moving medium-range fire blast and has a short repressurization cooldown between uses. A successful hit will cause 50% faster repressurization, and the weapon deals +300% damage against burning targets. Airblast uses only a single ammo unit, as with the fire blast, but causes repressurization to be 50% slower
Orion Flare Gun
The "Flare Gun" is an unlockable secondary weapon for the Pyro. It is an oversized, elongated flare gun in team colors. It has an overall appearance similar to the Orion Flare Gun with the latching mechanism of the M8 flare pistol. Enemies hit with its projectiles (with the exception of other Pyros) are set on fire, and it inflicts a critical hit on a target that is already on fire.
The Über Update added the "Detonator," a modified flare gun that allows its user to detonate its rounds in mid-flight, though it deals 25% less damage than the Flare Gun. Targets in the blast radius are set alight just as if they had taken a direct hit. The Pyro wielding it suffers 50% more damage from his own weapons, making premature detonation a serious matter. Skilled Pyros can also use the Detonator to launch themselves into the air in a similar manner to the Soldier and Demoman using their rocket launcher and sticky launcher. Unlike the Flare Gun, the Detonator will only get mini-crits on burning targets. As of the Jungle Inferno Update, all flare guns deal a fixed 7.5 seconds of afterburn to ignited foes.
A third flare gun added as part of the Pyromania Update is the "Scorch Shot." It is overall grey in color with an orange band around the muzzle. In addition to setting enemies on fire, it also knocks them backwards, similar to the effects of the Scout's Force-A-Nature shotgun. The projectiles fired by the Scorch Shot will bounce off whatever they hit, and can injure the Pyro who fired them if they hit him (such as if he fires at a wall directly in front of himself). Taunting with the Scorch Shot will perform his 'execution' taunt, wherein the Pyro stands side-on to wherever he's aiming at the time and draws down with the Scorch Shot, firing a single round. Like other attack taunts in the game, the 'execution' taunt will kill enemies hit by it at close range, while only doing normal damage at a distance (it is also the only taunt attack that consumes ammo; expending one round per taunt). The flares fired by the Scorch Shot will also destroy sticky bombs, just like the Demoman's Scottish Resistance mentioned below. They also deal 35% less damage than the Flare Gun and will do mini-crit damage to burning targets, just like the Detonator
The Pyro wears three cylindrical grenades strapped to his chest. Given that most of the Pyro's weapons are fire-based, it's reasonable to assume these are supposed to be incendiary grenades; their shape is similar to the AN/M14 incendiary grenade. They have black bodies with an orange/yellow band and spoons.
The Demoman's primary weapon is a grenade launcher that appears to be an amalgamation of several designs. In particular, it has the rotary magazine and break-open reloading of a Milkor MGL attached to the stock, handguard, and front leaf sight of an M79 grenade launcher. Despite being modeled with a six-round cylinder, the weapon only holds a maximum of four grenades, due to the fact that it originally held six, but the model was never updated. The launcher fires team-colored grenades that detonate after a few seconds' delay or on impact with an enemy.
A popular tactic with this weapon is to lob volleys of grenades like mortar rounds at dug-in enemies to soften up their defenses prior to an assault.
M79 Grenade Launcher
The "Loch-n-Load" is a craftable or purchased primary weapon for the Demoman. It resembles a double-barreled M79 grenade launcher arranged in an over/under configuration. The weapon only holds three (yes, three) grenades compared to the Grenade Launcher, but grenades deal 20% more damage to buildings only and fly 25% faster, similar to the Direct Hit. However, grenades fired will shatter harmlessly unless hitting an enemy player or building, and have a 25% smaller explosion range on a direct hit. Its double-barreled model was originally due to its former capacity of only two grenades, much like the regular Grenade Launcher displaying six chambers rather than four, but this has been changed as of December 22, 2014.
The secondary weapon of the Demoman is a drum-fed grenade launcher known as the "Stickybomb Launcher", resembling a very fat Sten with the charging handle on the wrong side. It holds up to 8 stickybombs at a time which stick to non-moving surfaces, and are (after a short delay) manually detonated by the player; up to 8 stickybombs can be active at any given time (placing any more will detonate the first ones placed). The range of the weapon can be increased by holding down the fire button, making the bombs fly further when they're finally fired. The Demoman reloads this weapon by ratcheting a charging handle mounted on the left side above the trigger; like the Scout's Scattergun, no new ammo is seen being loaded into the launcher during reloading, though unlike the Scattergun, no empty shells are ever ejected either. Like the Soldier with his Rocket Launcher, the Demoman can "sticky-jump" by jumping just as he detonates a sticky bomb under his feet.
Two specialized versions of the Sticky Bomb Launcher are also available; the "Scottish Resistance", which has a higher rate of fire, the ability to set more bombs, and the ability to detonate individual bombs by aiming at them (which can also destroy enemy sticky bombs) and the "Sticky Jumper" which fires sticky bombs that do no damage at all and are used solely for executing sticky jumps.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Released alongside the Loch-n-Load, the "Ullapool Caber" is a Mann Co.-branded Model 24 Stielhandgranate with black tape around the grip. The Demoman does not throw it (as one would expect a Scot to throw a caber or a sober man to throw a grenade); he swings it as a melee weapon. The first hit with the Caber against an enemy or solid object causes it to detonate, propelling the Demoman into the air and leaving him with a weak melee weapon (if he survives the fall) until he respawns or resupplies.
GE M134 Minigun
The Heavy's signature weapon is "Sasha" (alternatively called "Sascha" in some official sources; referred to simply as the "Minigun" in-game), a portable minigun based on a GE M134 Minigun with Dillon Aero flash suppressors and a white 200-round ammunition drum, in a configuration probably based on the feed system used by the M61 Vulcan mounted on the F/A-18. The Heavy claims that she weighs 150 kilograms (roughly 331 pounds) and fires $200 custom-tooled cartridges at 10,000 RPM (substantially faster than she fires in-game). Given a complete M134 Minigun (sans ammunition) only weighs 61 pounds, this implies Sasha fires something much larger than the standard 7.62mm NATO. Heavy has to ready Sasha before she can fire (a process which can be completed ahead of time by holding Mouse 2, which pre-spins the barrels); while her barrels spin, Heavy's movement speed is reduced to 47%. The weapon also has lessened damage and accuracy for a short time after being spun. While powerful up close, the Minigun lacks accuracy and long-range damage; further hampering its potential output is its reduced damage against certain enemies (namely a 15% reduction against level 2 Sentry Guns, a 20% reduction against level 3 Sentry Guns, and a whopping 75% reduction against Tanks in Mann vs. Machine). Curiously, in terms of game mechanics, Sasha functions somewhat like a shotgun; each unit of ammo consumed produces 4 distinct hitscans, suggesting either a stacked, multi-projectile cartridge (which would go some way to explain their exorbitant cost, and "custom-tooled" description) firing at 600 RPM, or simply a somewhat roundabout depiction of standard rounds firing at 2,400 RPM.
"Natascha" is an unlockable primary weapon for Heavy. Natascha has a black ammo drum and an external feed mechanism. Hits from Natascha reduce the target's movement speed, but she requires 30% more spin-up time and inflicts 25% less damage. As an additional upside, Natascha gives the Heavy 20% damage resistance when fully spun-up.
Winning against the Heavy in the crossover poker game Poker Night at the Inventory unlocks a Minigun called the "Iron Curtain." Heavy claims he made it himself from Soviet iron and mahogany from Alexander II's favorite chair and it displays the hammer and sickle on the drum. The Iron Curtain is a cosmetic reskin of Sasha.
"The Brass Beast" is another unlockable primary weapon for the Heavy, based on an 1860's Gatling Gun. It appears to have a Broadwell drum modified with an ammo chain rather than gravity-feeding and is electric-powered instead of hand-cranked. It does 25% more damage than Sasha but requires 50% more spin-up time and reduces Heavy's movement speed 60%, making it more of a stationary defensive weapon. To complement this, it also gives the Heavy a 20% damage resistance buff when fully spun-up
Thompson Submachine Gun
An enlarged, highly-modified M1928A1 Thompson called "Tomislav" is a purchased alternate primary weapon for the Heavy. All that remains of the base Tommy gun are its receiver, handguard, and barrel; the feed mechanism and trigger have been altered to resemble Sasha's two-hundred-round drum and chainsaw grip. The Tomislav has a 20% slower rate of fire but is readied 20% faster and has no spin-up sound, and has 20% less spread than the Minigun. It is the only weapon in the game depicted by default with a fitted sling.
Ithaca 37 (Full length)
The Engineer's first unlockable primary weapon is a full-length Ithaca 37 with an engraved receiver and team-colored capacitor called "Frontier Justice." Instead of regular critical hits, Frontier Justice earns two "Revenge Crits" for every Sentry kill and one for assists, to a maximum of thirty-five, awarded when the Sentry is destroyed. Despite having an extended magazine tube, it has half the magazine size of the regular shotgun.
SRM Arms Model 1208
Players who pre-ordered Deus Ex: Human Revolution earned the "Widowmaker" (itself based on the SRM Arms Model 1208) in Genuine quality as an alternate primary weapon for the Engineer. For other players, it can be obtained in Unique quality via the drop system, trading, or buying it in the in-game store. Each shot consumes thirty units of the Engineer's metal and returns one unit for every point of damage dealt. The sound effect for pumping the shotgun plays when the Widowmaker is drawn, despite it not requiring loading. The weapon also deals 10% extra damage if fired at an enemy currently being targeted by the owner's sentry gun
The Engineer's signature weapon is an automated Sentry Gun that can be upgraded with twin M134 Miniguns. The missile launcher on the level 3 sentry appears not to be based on any real model. An unlockable secondary weapon for the Engineer called the "Wrangler" is a remote control that allows him to take manual control of his Sentry Gun to engage enemies outside the Sentry's normal detection range and reduce damage it takes, though it also reduces repairing done.
The Sniper's secondary weapon is a submachine gun called the "SMG". It combines the general shape and distinctive front sight of a MAT-49 with the rear sight, magazine, and bolt of an M1A1 Thompson. It deals very low damage and has average accuracy, but its very rapid fire can pile on damage quickly if aimed well. It has a twenty-five-round magazine, with 75 rounds in reserve. Like the other Support and Defense classes, the Sniper isn't meant to go into the front lines with this weapon, but rather be able to defend himself during medium-range combat when there isn't enough time to snipe an incoming enemy, or to finish off pre-damaged enemies when there's not enough time for a follow-up shot.
Released as part of the Pyromania Update, the "Cleaner's Carbine" is a submachine gun bearing resemblance to the Kimel AP-9 with a silencer, side-folding wire-frame stock, left-hand ejection port, wood grips, and top-mounted charging handle as seen on the Uzi. It holds five fewer rounds and fires 35% slower than the standard SMG and cannot deliver random critical hits, rather coming with a "Crikey" meter that fills as the Sniper deals damage with the weapon. When full, the Sniper can activate 8 seconds of mini-crit buff for all his weapons
The Sniper's primary weapon is, as one would expect, the "Sniper Rifle", which appears to be based on a Remington 700 (albeit quite heavily stylized, as with most of the game's weapons) with a visible laser sight and cartoonishly large scope (which looks similar to the AN/PVS-2 Starlight scope, but without the night-vision abilities). It has a 25-round capacity with no reserve; the Meet the Sniper short portrays the rifle as being single-shot (with the Sniper loading a new round every time he opens the bolt), whereas the in-game animation simply shows the Sniper rotating the bolt up and back down, ejecting a case, and loading in nothing. To discourage quickscoping, a charge meter is built by uninterrupted use of the scope, increasing damage; after 3.3 seconds, the zoom acquires max charge, enough to take out lower-health classes with a single bodyshot and kill even an overhealed Heavy with one headshot. The rifle can be fired without looking through the scope, but it only inflicts minimum damage and cannot deal headshots. Notably, the Sniper Rifle (and its counterparts) are the only hitscan weapons in the game (barring sentries and critical hits) to suffer no damage falloff over distance.
A bolt-action air rifle based on the default Sniper Rifle called the "Sydney Sleeper" is a purchased alternate primary weapon for the Sniper. It acquires a full charge after 2.8 seconds of zoom, and any enemy target hit when scoped will receive Jarate as well as damage, with the Jarate's duration depending on its charge. The Sydney Sleeper cannot inflict critical hits or headshots, though hitting the target's head will cause a splash of Jarate around them in addition to coating them.
A centerfire-converted Jezail musket with an underbarrel laser pointer and magnifying glass scope called the "Bazaar Bargain" is a purchased or crafted alternate primary weapon for the Sniper. It takes 50% longer to charge while zoomed, but every headshot kill decreases the charge by 25% up to a maximum of 200%. Due to a bug, spent casings are ejected from the center of the screen, appearing out of thin air.
Walther WA 2000
A suppressed Walther WA 2000 known as the "Hitman's Heatmaker" was added in the Pyromania Update. The weapon builds up a "Focus" meter on kills and assists and, once full, charges 25% faster, fires tracer rounds and allows the player to stay scoped after firing. However, it deals 20% less damage on a bodyshot. The weapon also decapitates targets killed with a headshot.
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare
Introduced as a promotional item for pre-orders of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the "AWPer Hand" is a cosmetic reskin of the Sniper Rifle as an Accuracy International Arctic Warfare fitted with a folded Harris bipod. Its item description references the AW's notoriety in the Counter-Strike community. Despite using the same animations as the default Sniper Rifle, the bolt never moves, with the Sniper's hand just clipping through it.
Heckler & Koch G36
Introduced as part of the Love and War Update, the "Classic" is a sniper rifle made to resemble a long-barreled Heckler & Koch G36 with an olive-drab handguard, stock, and lower receiver. As per all the Sniper's rifles in the game, the Classic is fitted with a laser pointer, the team-colored beam emitting from the top part of the ZF 3x4° dual sight system when the weapon has a fully-charged shot ready to fire. Unlike the Sniper's other rifles, the Classic can be charged and can deal head shots without having to look through the scope (though the Sniper will move slower as if scoped in), and the Sniper can also fire multiple shots while staying scoped-in. Enemies killed by a charged shot from this weapon will be gibbed and leave a brief cloud of red mist where they were killed, though the rifle also deals 10% less damage on bodyshots. The Classic is a throwback to the Sniper Rifle from Team Fortress Classic, which operated with almost identical mechanics and also heavily resembled a G36.
The "Revolver" is a Colt Python with a six-inch barrel and ivory grips, the Spy's primary weapon. It has better-than-average range, and is fairly strong - enough so to kill most lower-health enemies in three shots - though its main purpose is to serve as a backup weapon in case of trouble, rather than as an offensive weapon.
Dan Wesson PPC .357
The Spy's unlockable "Ambassador" is a Dan Wesson PPC .357 revolver heavily customized with rosewood grips and engravings on the barrel depicting the Scout's mother. It deals 15% less damage than the Revolver, only inflicts critical hits on headshots, and has a short period of severe inaccuracy right after each shot. The Ambassador is otherwise almost as accurate as the Sniper Rifle, though as of the Jungle Inferno Update this is counterbalanced with a range penalty, removing the critical hit bonus after a certain distance. The Russian "Sniper vs. Spy" page claims that the Ambassador is chambered in .50 caliber.
The Ambassador is missing three things essential to real-life operation (L'Etranger shares these oddities):
- The rear of the barrel is blocked (noticeable during the reload animation) as if it was a deactivated gun.
- The crane and the ejector rod do not follow the cylinder when it swings out, leaving the cylinder hovering in midair.
- No bullets are ejected or loaded during its reload; the cylinder is simply opened and then closed.
Colt Detective Special
The Spy's crafted or purchased "Enforcer" alternate pistol is a stainless Colt Detective Special with pearl grips. It inflicts 20% more damage than the Revolver but fires 20% slower than the Revolver and does not deal random critical hits. The damage bonus doesn't take effect however unless the player is disguised when they fire the shot (though firing while disguised will drop the disguise).
The Enforcer's hammer and cylinder do not move when firing. When reloading, the bullets appear to float into the cylinder. The weapon also lacks a solid top above the cylinder.
"L'Etranger," a silver Nagant M1895 revolver with custom engraved ivory grips and an extended barrel, was added during the "Mann-conomy" (Polycount) Update as a new Spy weapon. Shaylyn "Chemical Alia" Hamm created it for the Polycount Pack contest. It restores 15% of the user's cloak charge on hit, but does 20% less damage. It also extends the cloak duration of any Spy watch by 40%.
L'Etranger, unlike the Nagant, loads from a six-round cylinder that flips open for reloading.
Smith & Wesson Model 29
Players who pre-ordered or bought Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse within the first week of its release earned Sam's signature sidearm, the "Big Kill," as a replacement primary weapon for the Spy. It is a reskinned Ambassador with the same stats as the Revolver and the same animation bugs as the Ambassador. The gun is based on a Smith & Wesson Model 29, though it is much smaller than its Sam & Max counterpart.
The first Team Fortress 2 trailer showed the Spy wielding a stainless Baikal MCM "Tranquilizer Gun." It was replaced with the Revolver by the game's release. The model, though not usable, remains in the game's files.
American Derringer Model 1
In the "Expiration Date" animation released to promote the Love and War Update, Miss Pauling can be seen wielding a double-barreled derringer that resembles an American Derringer Model 1, albeit scaled up to the size of a normal handgun. This is thus far the only weapon that has appeared in an official animation that is not playable in the game in any form.