Ambassador

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There are two sorts of men in this world: the sort with blood pouring out of a hole in their heads, and the sort holding the Ambassador.
Ambassador publicity blurb

The Ambassador is an unlockable secondary weapon for the Spy. It is a large-barreled revolver with a deep team-colored (red for RED, brown for BLU) rosewood grip, and an engraving of a reclining woman on the barrel.

The Ambassador does 15% less damage, does not apply random critical hits, and fires at a slower rate than the default Revolver. However, it has perfect accuracy for shots fired at slower intervals and deals critical hits on a headshot. There is a short period after firing, indicated by an enlarged crosshair in the HUD, where the Ambassador has greatly decreased accuracy and cannot deal critical damage on a headshot, therefore it is most useful for those with steady aim.

The Ambassador is automatically given to any player who obtains 5 Spy achievements.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Hitscan
Damage type Bullet
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Damage
Maximum ramp-up 150% 51
Base damage 100% 34
Maximum fall-off 50% 17
Point blank 46-51
Medium range 31-37
Long range 15-19
Critical 102
Mini-crit 46-69
Function times
Attack interval 0.696 s
Reload 1.16 s
Spread recovery 0.95 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Crafting

See also: Crafting

Blueprint

Class Token - Spy Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Spy.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Ambassador.png Item icon L'Etranger.png Item icon Enforcer.png Item icon Diamondback.png

As a crafting ingredient

Ambassador Scrap Metal Southern Hospitality
Item icon Ambassador.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png = Item icon Southern Hospitality.png

Strange variant


Related achievements

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

A Cut Above
A Cut Above
Kill a gun-wielding Spy with your knife.


Diplomacy
Diplomacy
Kill 50 enemies with the Ambassador.
Skullpluggery
Skullpluggery
Headshot 20 Snipers with the Ambassador.


Who's Your Daddy?
Who's Your Daddy?
Headshot 3 Scouts with the Ambassador.

Update history

May 21, 2009 Patch (Sniper vs. Spy Update)
  • The Ambassador was added to the game.

May 22, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed the Ambassador not using hitboxes to trace against players. It now works like all other bullet-firing weapons in the game.
  • Fixed the Ambassador shooting through gates.
  • Fixed the Ambassador not critting during the round win period.

May 26, 2009 Patch

  • The Ambassador now does full critical hits on headshots, instead of mini-crits.

May 29, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed the Ambassador not doing damage to buildings.

June 8, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed the Ambassador not shooting enemy sticky bombs.

June 23, 2009 Patch

  • The Ambassador now only crits when fully accurate (after cooldown) and no longer penetrates enemies.

July 8, 2010 Patch (Engineer Update)

  • [Undocumented] The Ambassador was added in the crafting blueprint for the Southern Hospitality.
  • [Undocumented] The Ambassador's headshot kill icon was changed to match the Sniper Rifle's headshot kill icon.

February 3, 2011 Patch

  • Updated model with optimizations and new LODs.

March 15, 2011 Patch

July 12, 2011

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The damage bonus attribute was changed from "-15% damage done" to "-15% damage penalty".

December 20, 2012 Patch (Mecha Update)

December 21, 2012 Patch

  • Updated the backpack icon for the Festive Ambassador.

November 12, 2013 Patch

November 21, 2013 Patch (Two Cities Update)

February 7, 2014 Patch

  • Updated the Blue team material for the Ambassador to be less red.

Unused content

  • A version of the Ambassador headshot icon appears in the game files, which was never used in-game.

Bugs

  • Like all of the Spy's secondary weapons except the Revolver and the Enforcer, the Spy does not actually put any bullets into the cylinder while reloading.

Trivia

  • The Russian translation of the Ambassador's page for the Sniper vs. Spy Update claims that the Ambassador uses .50 caliber rounds.
  • The Festive variant of the Ambassador has the likeness of a different woman engraved on the barrel, holding a mistletoe above her head.
  • The publicity blurb references the quote from the film "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly": "There are two types of people in this world, my friend. Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You, dig"

Gallery

See also

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