Bat

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This article is about the Scout's stock melee weapon. For other bats, see Bat (disambiguation).
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The Scout

The Bat is the default melee weapon for the Scout. It is an aluminium baseball bat sporting a rubber tape grip, a faded green oval label, and a large dent on its side.

The Bat does less damage per hit than any other stock melee weapon but swings 37.5% faster. It does one-third of the Scattergun's damage at point blank range. Players may choose to use this weapon to finish off an opponent when out of ammunition, while reloading, or simply for additional humiliation. Its critical hit animation depicts the Scout swinging it backhandedly.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Damage
Base damage 100% 35
Point blank 30-40
Critical 105
Mini-crit 40-54
Function times
Attack interval 0.5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Learn more about the Weapon Demonstration project.

Strange variant


Update history

April 29, 2008 Patch (Gold Rush Update)

  • The Bat received new swing animations.

February 14, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed the Bat's melee attack not destroying remote detonation pipes (Stickybombs).

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)

  • Added Festive variant to the game.

December 16, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed colors on Christmas lights for the Blue team Scout Festive Bats.

December 19, 2011 Patch

  • Festive Bats can now be gifted.

March 22, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

  • Converted the Bat models to use the c_models system.

September 17, 2014 Patch

  • Fixed the Festive Bat using the lowest LOD for the first person view

Trivia

  • During development, a team-colored label was displayed on the Bat. At a later point in development, the label was changed to the current faded green for both teams. The weapon's bucket icons weren't changed along with this, and still show the team-colored labels.
  • The bat is made of aluminium. The first aluminium baseball bat was made in the 1970s, at least two years after this game ostensibly takes place.

Gallery

See also