Invis Watch

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The Spy

The Invisibility Watch, also known as the Invis Watch, is the default PDA weapon for the Spy. It is a piece of advanced technology embodied in a digital watch with a partially wooden face and a silver segmented wristband.

Using the alternate fire button with any other weapon equipped will allow the player to Cloak, blending in perfectly with his surroundings and effectively becoming invisible, allowing them to infiltrate enemy territory and stalk targets without being seen. The Spy cannot attack whilst cloaked, but will still be able to use his Disguise Kit. It takes around 1 second to fully Cloak, during which Cloak energy is already consumed. Decloaking requires the Spy to wait approximately 2 seconds for the process to be complete.

The Cloak generated by the Watch has a limited duration, indicated by a bar on the HUD as well as a glowing bar meter on the watch face itself. The Cloak meter will automatically recharge when not in use. Resupply areas, Dispensers, and ammo can also replenish the Cloak meter, even when cloaked. A large ammo box will fully recharge the Cloak, medium boxes will restore 50% and small boxes will restore 25%. Dispensers, even those of the opposite team, can maintain Cloak energy to keep the Spy cloaked, indefinitely. While a level 1 Dispenser simply stops the watch from losing energy while cloaked, level 2 and 3 actually recharge it slowly. Additionally, scoring a hit with the L'Etranger will replenish 15% Cloak, and successfully killing an enemy with the Big Earner will replenish 30%.

Function times

Function times (in seconds)
Cloak maximum duration
Total:
10.0 s
14.0 s
Effective:
9.0 s
13.0 s
Cloak fade time
Player:
1.0+ s
World:
1.0 s
Decloak fade time
Player:
2.0 s
World:
1.8 s
Recharge time 30.0 s
Recharge to duration ratio 3.0 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Learn more about the Weapon Demonstration project.

Strange variant


Related achievements

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Spontaneous Combustion
Spontaneous Combustion
Ignite 10 cloaked Spies.

Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman

Shorn Connery
Shorn Connery
Decapitate a cloaked Spy.

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Spyalectical Materialism
Spyalectical Materialism
Kill or assist in killing 10 cloaked Spies.

Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

Search Engine
Search Engine
Kill 3 cloaked Spies with a sentry gun under control of your Wrangler.

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Jarring Transition
Jarring Transition
Use Jarate to reveal a cloaked Spy.
Shoot the Breeze
Shoot the Breeze
Kill a fully invisible Spy in a single hit.

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

Burn Notice
Burn Notice
Survive 30 seconds after being ignited while cloaked.
Spies Like Us
Spies Like Us
While cloaked, bump into an enemy cloaked Spy.

Update history

December 20, 2007 Patch

  • Fixed first person spectator view of the Spy watch not showing the correct Cloak value.

April 29, 2008 Patch (Gold Rush Update)

  • Teleporter effect no longer shows up on invisible or disguised Spies.

August 19, 2008 Patch (A Heavy Update)

  • Fixed Spy watch arm not using team skins.

June 23, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed a bug where the Spy's watch would randomly change models during play.

March 12, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

Trivia

  • The watch is a "tip of the hat" to the many contraptions used in spy movies, where the main characters use the most sophisticated means of espionage usually disguised into commonly used items.

Gallery

See also