Archimedes

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Ve did it, Kamerad!
The Medic to his feathered friend

Archimedes is a cosmetic item for the Medic. It is the Medic's pet white dove splattered in blood, as seen in Meet the Medic, sitting on the Medic's shoulder, and moves around when he walks. The BLU version of Archimedes does not have blood splattered on his body. His eyes and beak are connected with Medic's facial animations, allowing him to mimic the Medic's expressions.

When players equipped with this item kill an enemy unassisted by another player, the killfeed shows everyone in Pyroland that it gets the assist, with its custom name if it has one.

This item is awarded in Genuine quality to those who purchase the plush version from the Valve Store.

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Update history

August 15, 2012 Patch (Mann vs. Machine Update)

  • Added Archimedes.

August 17, 2012 Patch

  • Updated the backpack image for Archimedes to fix an alpha channel problem.
  • [Undocumented] Added to the item drop system.

August 21, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated the backpack icon for Archimedes.

August 27, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

February 11, 2014 Patch

  • Changed item type to "Mascot".

Bugs

  • Archimedes can occasionally become stuck facing backwards.

Trivia

  • The description refers to "Meet the Medic", when the Medic is doing open chest surgery on the Heavy and Archimedes pops up from under the Heavy's internal organs.
  • Archimedes is named after the ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer Archimedes.
  • When the Scout dies via explosion, or with the Bombinomicon equipped, there is a small chance that Archimedes will fly out of the gibs, in reference to the fact that Archimedes was inside the Scout at the end of "Meet the Medic".

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