The Steam Pipe is a community-created cosmetic item for the Medic. It is a robotized version of the Nine-Pipe Problem, with the pipe now resembling a stove pipe. The Medic's glasses are also replaced by goggles-like eyewear, complete with glowing team-colored lenses.
The Steam Pipe was contributed to the Steam Workshop under the name "The 00111001-Pipe Problem".
- The Steam Pipe was added to the game.
- [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.
- This item's name is a reference to SteamPipe, Steam's current content delivery system, which was integrated into Team Fortress 2 weeks prior to the item's addition.
- In the workshop submission's name, the number 00111001 is the binary equivalent of the ASCII character 9, a reference to the Nine-Pipe Problem.
- The description incorrectly spells "Nikola Tesla"'s name as "Nikolai Tesla".