Beep Boy

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That there is just a sad display, boy.
The Engineer on low resolution screens

The Beep Boy is community-created multi-class cosmetic item for the Scout, Pyro, and Engineer. It is a team-colored portable, presumably gaming device with two orange action buttons marked with "T" and "F" letters, a grey directional pad, speaker and a display with a smiling emote. The Beep Boy also contains a cartridge inside of it, which shares the same name as the item.

The Beep Boy's emote has facial flexes that correspond with those of the wearer's, allowing it to copy the user's current expression and facial movements. When worn by the Pyro, the Beep Boy expresses an evil grin, and its emote does not move.

The Beep Boy was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Painted variants

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Single colors
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An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
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A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
Painted Beep Boy A57545.png Painted Beep Boy CF7336.png Painted Beep Boy E7B53B.png Painted Beep Boy F0E68C.png
Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
Painted Beep Boy E9967A.png Painted Beep Boy FF69B4.png Painted Beep Boy 7D4071.png Painted Beep Boy 51384A.png
Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
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A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
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The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
Painted Beep Boy A89A8C.png Painted Beep Boy 839FA3.png Painted Beep Boy 3B1F23.png Painted Beep Boy 18233D.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted Beep Boy B8383B.png Painted Beep Boy 5885A2.png Painted Beep Boy 483838.png Painted Beep Boy 384248.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted Beep Boy 803020.png Painted Beep Boy 256D8D.png Painted Beep Boy 654740.png Painted Beep Boy 28394D.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted Beep Boy C36C2D.png Painted Beep Boy B88035.png RED Beep Boy.png BLU Beep Boy.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted (RED) Unpainted (BLU)

Update history

October 10, 2013 Patch (Fall Event 2013)

  • The Beep Boy was added to the game.

March 3, 2016 Patch

  • Updated models/materials for the Beep Boy. Can now be equipped by Scout and Pyro.
  • [Undocumented] Updated the Beep Boy to be equippable by the Scout and Pyro.

March 7, 2016 Patch

  • Updated models/materials for the Beep Boy.

March 10, 2016 Patch

  • Updated materials/models for the Beep Boy.

July 7, 2016 Patch (Meet Your Match Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

Bugs

  • When a Spy is disguised as an Engineer who has equipped the Beep Boy, the Beep Boy on the disguised Spy will have a sad facial expression.

Trivia

  • The Beep Boy's name and design references Nintendo's handheld console, the Game Boy.
    • The T and F buttons parallel the Game Boy's A and B buttons, and reference the initials of Team Fortress.
    • Additionally, the original creator of the item stated that they based it on BMO, a character from the popular television series Adventure Time.

Gallery

See also