Minigun

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This article is about the Heavy's stock weapon. For other miniguns, see Minigun (disambiguation).
"Sasha" redirects here. For the weapon Heavy refers to as Sasha in Poker Night at the Inventory, see Iron Curtain.
She weighs one hundred fifty kilograms and fires two hundred dollar, custom-tooled cartridges at ten thousand rounds per minute.
It costs four hundred thousand dollars to fire this weapon... for twelve seconds.
The Heavy

The Minigun, known affectionately as "Sasha", is the default primary weapon for the Heavy. It is an enormous Gatling-style machine gun with a large rotating barrel, complete with a large white underslung ammunition case and two handles.

Firing four bullets at a time at a rate of ten times a second, the Minigun is able to quickly rip through opponents at short range. The damage, however, will fall off quickly over longer distances and the bullets are subject to a wide cone of fire.

The weapon requires a short period of time to spin up and down before and after firing; during this period and while firing the Heavy cannot jump or switch weapons, has his speed reduced to approximately 47% regular movement speed, and cannot move at all while crouching. The spin up can be initiated in mid-air without losing speed to jump quickly around corners while ready to fire.

Players can begin spinning the barrel by holding down secondary fire, which will not fire any ammunition until primary fire is pressed. This can allow the Heavy to quickly respond to enemies when keeping the same position.

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% 13.5 / per bullet
Base damage 100% 9 / per bullet
Maximum fall-off 50% 4.5 / per bullet
Point blank 50-54 / per 1 ammo
500-540 / per second
Medium range 5-30 / per 1 ammo
50-300 / per second
Long range 5-10 / per 1 ammo
50-100 / per second
Critical 27 / per bullet
Mini-crit 12-18 / per bullet
Function times
Attack interval 0.1
Windup time 0.87 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Strange variant


Related achievements

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Heavy Industry
Heavy Industry
Fire $200,000 worth of minigun rounds in a single life.


Marxman
Marxman
Kill 10 enemies in mid-air with the minigun.
Permanent Revolution
Permanent Revolution
Kill 5 enemies without spinning down your gun.

Update history

October 8, 2007 Patch

August 19, 2008 Patch (A Heavy Update)

  • Fixed players getting stuck in a bad animation state when class switching while spinning the Minigun.

August 13, 2009 Patch (Classless Update)

  • Heavies spinning their mini-guns will continue to spin when stunned (whether the left or right mouse button is pressed).

April 28, 2010 Patch

  • Minigun spin-up/down time reduced by 25%.
  • Minigun firing movement speed increased to just under half-normal (from 80 to 110).

November 19, 2010 Patch

  • Fixed a Heavy exploit that let him run at full speed while shooting.

January 7, 2011 Patch

  • This weapon's kill icon was updated.
  • [Undocumented] The spin-up and spin-down animations of the Heavy's miniguns were changed.

June 3, 2011 Patch

  • Added community contributed response rules to the Minigun.

June 23, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)

December 19, 2011 Patch

  • Festive Miniguns can now be gifted.

March 1, 2012 Patch

  • Refined Minigun Recoil force.

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

  • [Undocumented] Added Silver and Gold Botkiller variants.

October 9, 2012 Patch

  • Added Rust, Blood, Carbonado, and Diamond Botkiller variants.

December 20, 2012 Patch (Mecha Update)

  • Added Silver and Gold Botkiller Mk. II variants.

April 18, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed a client crash related to doing a changelevel while firing the Minigun.

November 21, 2013 Patch (Two Cities Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added an Australium variant.

June 18, 2014 Patch

  • All mini-guns now have damage and accuracy ramp up after they start firing. Full accuracy and damage is reached 1 second after firing.

July 8, 2014 Patch

  • Minigun: Winding up via secondary attack now counts toward reducing the one-second accuracy penalty.

Unused content

  • There is a remastered version of the Assault Cannon (Classic) in the game files. In both v_minigun and w_minigun, all the textures from the Assault Cannon can be located.

Bugs

  • Occasionally, when the Minigun is being fired as the player dies, the weapon firing effects and sound will still be shown/heard while the player is waiting to respawn. Once the player respawns, the Minigun will appear to be firing upwards, it will then stop "shooting", and move up and down several times, then continue in its normal state.
  • If the Minigun is spun up with one bullet left, lightly tapping the firing button will cause the Minigun to appear to be firing without ammunition.

Trivia

  • In Meet the Heavy, the Heavy says that the Minigun weighs 150 kilograms. This is equal to roughly 330.75 pounds.
  • How the Minigun is revved up and fired is debatable. The Minigun poster purchasable in the Valve Store depicts a trigger in the far back handle. However in other media sources, instead of this trigger, a small button is often shown on the front handle. Neither of these possible triggers are visible on the in-game models.
  • The Heavy claims that it costs 400,000 dollars to use the Minigun for twelve seconds, presumably not counting the spin-up time. Since the Minigun fires 4 rounds every .1 seconds, this would mean that he fires 480 rounds in 12 seconds; putting the value of the bullets at over $800 apiece.
    • A possible explanation for the above is that while the Heavy claims that the Minigun fires at 10,000 rounds per minute, in the game, it only fires at 600 rounds (2,400 bullets) per minute. At that faster firing rate, the Heavy would fire 2,000 rounds in 12 seconds, at a cost of only $200 per bullet. This is referenced in one of the Scout's domination responses.

Gallery

Merchandise

See also