This item has three styles, "Normal", "Demoman" and "Pyro". While the Demoman style simply gives Tux an eyepatch on his left eye, the Pyro style removes his head completely and replaces it with the Pyro's gas mask, as well as changes the flippers to be grey and boot-like.
This item was awarded to players who launched Team Fortress 2 using any Linux distribution between February 14th, 2013 and March 1st, 2013.
The Tux was still obtainable in-game past the original stated date. It was not until mid to late-March that the Tux finally became unobtainable.
Although initially promised to become tradable once the promotion was over, the Tux has not been made tradable and it is unknown whether it will eventually become tradable or not.
- Added Tux to the game.
- [Undocumented] Tux now counts as assister in Pyroland.
- Tux seemingly floats near the waist when equipped on Scout.
- It is possible to equip one of this item in two cosmetic slots at the same time. If one of the Tuxes is unequipped, the other will be as well.
- Tux's name is derived from the acronym "Torvalds' UniX," after Linux kernel developer Linus Torvalds and the Unix operating system.
- A tuxedo, or "tux" for short, is also casually referred to as a penguin suit.