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Unusual Napper's Respite 
Level 73 Hat
★ Unusual Effect: Circling Heart
 
After a long day of burning scouts.
There is nothing unusual about this man's head!
The Soldier

Unusual quality is an item quality used on cosmetic items, taunts, and weapons with a special attached particle effect. There are currently 372 cosmetic items that can have one of 66 total effects, 18 taunts that can have one of 11 total effects, and 10 weapons that can have one of 4 effects. The only methods of obtaining an Unusual item are by potentially unlocking a Mann Co. Supply Crate with a Mann Co. Supply Crate Key or via trading. The chances of uncrating an Unusual item are about one in one hundred, or 1.00%.[1] Unlike regular items which can only be obtained from specific crates, any item obtainable in Unusual quality can be uncrated from any given crate, however the particle effects obtained depends on the series of crate the unusual item was obtained from. Some unusual items such as the Finder's Fee or any items with the Community Sparkle effect cannot be unboxed and are given to certain players for contributing to the game.

Due to their unique particle effect decorations and their extremely low probability of being obtained from crates, Unusual items are considered to be some of the rarest items in TF2.

The hexadecimal color code for Unusual items is
#8650AC
.

Other Unusual items

Two special items of Unusual quality were introduced with the Scream Fortress Update: the Haunted Metal Scrap, and the Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker. However, unlike regular Unusual items, the Unusual Metal Scrap is dropped for any player who has taken part in defeating the Horseless Headless Horsemann with a melee weapon, while the Headtaker can be obtained by crafting it from a blueprint that includes the Unusual Metal Scrap. Besides bearing the Unusual quality, the Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker is statistically identical to the Eyelander. In addition, neither of these items has an attached particle effect. Due to these characteristics, these two Unusual items are not considered as valuable as regular Unusual items.

Unusual effects

See also: Particle effects

The first 14 effects were added to the game with the Mann-Conomy Update, 8 more unusual effects were added with the August 18, 2011 Patch, and 7 additional effects were added with the June 19, 2013 Patch. The unusual effect pool used by any given series of crate is listed in its potential uncrate results list.
The first 14 effects can be obtained from any crate of Series #1 to Series #25.

The next 8 effects can be obtained from any crate of Series #26 to Series #57.

The final 7 effects can be obtained from any Series #59 crate onwards.

Halloween Special

There were 4 more Halloween-only effects added with the Very Scary Halloween Special, 5 with the Spectral Halloween Special, 8 with Scream Fortress 2013, and 6 more with Scream Fortress 2014. Additionally, 2 Halloween-only taunt effects were added in with Scream Fortress 2014. Unlike other effects, these can only be obtained during Halloween season, from any openable crate.
The first 4 Halloween-only effects, introduced in the Very Scary Halloween Special.

The next 5 Halloween-only effects, introduced in the Spectral Halloween Special.

The next 8 Halloween-only effects, introduced in Scream Fortress 2013.

The next 6 Halloween-only effects, introduced in Scream Fortress 2014.

The 2 Halloween-only taunt effects, introduced in Scream Fortress 2014.

Robotic Boogaloo

The Robotic Boogaloo Update added 10 Community-created unusual effects. Items with these effects can only be obtained by unlocking the RoboCrate.

Love & War

The Love & War Update added 9 unusual taunt effects.

End of the Line

The End of the Line Update added 4 unusual effects. Items with these effects can only be obtained by unlocking the End of the Line Community Crate.

Gun Mettle Update

The Gun Mettle Update added 4 unusual effects exclusively for Decorated weapons. Items with these effects can only be obtained by unlocking the Powerhouse Case, Concealed Killer Case, Pyroland Weapons Case, or the Warbird Weapons Case.

Invasion Community Update

The Invasion Community Update added 9 unusual effects. Items with these effects can only be obtained by unlocking the Confidential Collection Case and Quarantined Collection Case.

Scream Fortress 2015

The Scream Fortress 2015 added 7 unusual effects. Items with these effects can only be obtained by unlocking the Gargoyle Case.


List of Unusual items

Possible Unusual quality items
Primary Night Terror Scattergun Current Event Scattergun Killer Bee Scattergun Corsair Scattergun Blue Mew Scattergun Shot to Hell Scattergun Flower Power Scattergun
Night Terror Current Event Killer Bee Scattergun Corsair Scattergun Blue Mew Scattergun Shot to Hell Scattergun Flower Power Scattergun
Secondary Red Rock Roscoe Pistol Black Dahlia Pistol Sandstone Special Pistol Blitzkrieg Pistol Blue Mew Pistol Shot to Hell Pistol Brain Candy Pistol
Red Rock Roscoe Black Dahlia Sandstone Special Blitzkrieg Pistol Blue Mew Pistol Shot to Hell Pistol Brain Candy Pistol
Cosmetic Batter's Helmet Bonk Helm Ye Olde Baker Boy Troublemaker's Tossle Cap Whoopee Cap Milkman Bombing Run Flipped Trilby
Batter's Helmet Bonk Helm Ye Olde Baker Boy Troublemaker's Tossle Cap Whoopee Cap Milkman Bombing Run Flipped Trilby
Bonk Boy El Jefe Backwards Ballcap Hermes Big Elfin Deal Front Runner Fed-Fightin' Fedora Bonk Leadwear
Bonk Boy El Jefe Backwards Ballcap Hermes Big Elfin Deal Front Runner Fed-Fightin' Fedora Bonk Leadwear
Ye Oiled Baker Boy Greased Lightning Runner's Warm-Up Scout Shako Frickin' Sweet Ninja Hood Pomade Prince Thirst Blood Mountebank's Masque
Ye Oiled Baker Boy Greased Lightning Runner's Warm-Up Scout Shako Frickin' Sweet Ninja Hood Pomade Prince Thirst Blood Mountebank's Masque
Fortunate Son B'aaarrgh-n-Bicorne Death Racer's Helmet Airdog Herald's Helm
Fortunate Son B'aaarrgh-n-Bicorne Death Racer's Helmet Airdog Herald's Helm
Taunt Deep Fried Desire Battin' A Thousand
Deep Fried Desire Battin' a Thousand
Primary Aqua Marine Rocket Launcher Brain Candy Rocket Launcher Blue Mew Rocket Launcher Woodland Warrior Rocket Launcher Shell Shocker Rocket Launcher Sand Cannon Rocket Launcher Warhawk Rocket Launcher
Aqua Marine Brain Candy Rocket Launcher Blue Mew Rocket Launcher Woodland Warrior Shell Shocker Sand Cannon Warhawk Rocket Launcher
Secondary Backwoods Boomstick Shotgun Flower Power Shotgun Lightning Rod Shotgun Red Bear Shotgun
Backwoods Boomstick Flower Power Shotgun Lightning Rod Red Bear Shotgun
Cosmetic Soldier's Stash Tyrant's Helm Stainless Pot Killer's Kabuto Sergeant's Drill Hat Grenadier's Softcap Chieftain's Challenge Stout Shako
Soldier's Stash Tyrant's Helm Stainless Pot Killer's Kabuto Sergeant's Drill Hat Grenadier's Softcap Chieftain's Challenge Stout Shako
Dr's Dapper Topper Defiant Spartan Exquisite Rack Honcho's Headgear Brain Bucket Team Captain Furious Fukaamigasa Armored Authority
Dr's Dapper Topper Defiant Spartan Exquisite Rack Honcho's Headgear Brain Bucket Team Captain Furious Fukaamigasa Armored Authority
Jumper's Jeepcap Lord Cockswain's Pith Helmet Hat With No Name Lucky Shot Conquistador Helmet Without a Home Soldier's Slope Scopers War Pig
Jumper's Jeepcap Lord Cockswain's Pith Helmet Hat With No Name Lucky Shot Conquistador Helmet Without a Home Soldier's Slope Scopers War Pig
Tyrantium Helmet Full Metal Drill Hat Steel Shako Cloud Crasher Infernal Impaler Valley Forge Caribbean Conqueror Whirly Warrior
Tyrantium Helmet Full Metal Drill Hat Steel Shako Cloud Crasher Infernal Impaler Valley Forge Caribbean Conqueror Whirly Warrior
Rebel Rouser Slo-Poke Ground Control Gilded Guard Spook Specs Coldfront Curbstompers Condor Cap Screamin' Eagle
Rebel Rouser Slo-Poke Ground Control Gilded Guard Spook Specs Coldfront Curbstompers Condor Cap Screamin' Eagle
Skullcap Hellmet
Skullcap Hellmet
Taunt Fresh Brewed Victory
Fresh Brewed Victory
Primary Forest Fire Flame Thrower Turbine Torcher Flame Thrower Flash Fryer Flame Thrower Warhawk Flame Thrower Balloonicorn Flame Thrower Rainbow Flame Thrower
Forest Fire Turbine Torcher Flash Fryer Warhawk Flame Thrower Balloonicorn Flame Thrower Rainbow Flame Thrower
Secondary Backwoods Boomstick Shotgun Lightning Rod Shotgun Red Bear Shotgun Flower Power Shotgun
Backwoods Boomstick Lightning Rod Red Bear Shotgun Flower Power Shotgun
Cosmetic Pyro's Beanie Brigade Helm Respectless Rubber Glove Triboniophorus Tyrannus Vintage Merryweather Attendant Old Guadalajara Napper's Respite
Pyro's Beanie Brigade Helm Respectless Rubber Glove Triboniophorus Tyrannus Vintage Merryweather Attendant Old Guadalajara Napper's Respite
Handyman's Handle Madame Dixie Pyromancer's Mask Prancer's Pride Dead Cone Hottie's Hoodie Connoisseur's Cap Stately Steel Toe
Handyman's Handle Madame Dixie Pyromancer's Mask Prancer's Pride Dead Cone Hottie's Hoodie Connoisseur's Cap Stately Steel Toe
Birdcage Little Buddy Flamboyant Flamenco Bubble Pipe Head Warmer Waxy Wayfinder HazMat Headcase Coffin Kit
Birdcage Little Buddy Flamboyant Flamenco Bubble Pipe Head Warmer Waxy Wayfinder HazMat Headcase Coffin Kit
Wraith Wrap Respectless Robo-Glove Plumber's Pipe Firewall Helmet Metal Slug Pyro's Boron Beanie Electric Escorter Bolted Birdcage
Wraith Wrap Respectless Robo-Glove Plumber's Pipe Firewall Helmet Metal Slug Pyro's Boron Beanie Electric Escorter Bolted Birdcage
Pampered Pyro Burning Bandana Hive Minder Bone Dome Toy Tailor Sole Mate Combustible Kabuto Smoking Skid Lid
Pampered Pyro Burning Bandana Hive Minder Bone Dome Toy Tailor Sole Mate Combustible Kabuto Smoking Skid Lid
Employee of the Mmmph Pyromancer's Hood A Head Full of Hot Air Neptune's Nightmare
Employee of the Mmmph Pyromancer's Hood A Head Full of Hot Air Neptune's Nightmare
Taunt Party Trick Pool Party
Party Trick Pool Party
Primary Warhawk Grenade Launcher Butcher Bird Grenade Launcher Sweet Dreams Grenade Launcher Rainbow Grenade Launcher
Warhawk Grenade Launcher Butcher Bird Grenade Launcher Sweet Dreams Grenade Launcher Rainbow Grenade Launcher
Secondary Sudden Flurry Stickybomb Launcher Carpet Bomber Stickybomb Launcher Liquid Asset Stickybomb Launcher Pink Elephant Stickybomb Launcher Blitzkrieg Stickybomb Launcher Sweet Dreams Stickybomb Launcher
Sudden Flurry Carpet Bomber Liquid Asset Pink Elephant Blitzkrieg Stickybomb Launcher Sweet Dreams Stickybomb Launcher
Melee Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker
Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker
Cosmetic Demoman's Fro Glengarry Bonnet Scotsman's Stove Pipe Hustler's Hallmark Tippler's Tricorne Sober Stuntman Carouser's Capotain Rimmed Raincatcher
Demoman's Fro Glengarry Bonnet Scotsman's Stove Pipe Hustler's Hallmark Tippler's Tricorne Sober Stuntman Carouser's Capotain Rimmed Raincatcher
Prince Tavish's Crown Samur-Eye Reggaelator Private Eye Conjurer's Cowl Sultan's Ceremonial Tam O' Shanter Mask of the Shaman
Prince Tavish's Crown Samur-Eye Reggaelator‎ Private Eye‎ Conjurer's Cowl Sultan's Ceremonial Tam O' Shanter Mask of the Shaman
Buccaneer's Bicorne Hat With No Name Tavish DeGroot Experience Scotch Bonnet Voodoo JuJu (Slight Return) Bolted Bicorne Broadband Bonnet FR-0
Buccaneer's Bicorne Hat With No Name Tavish DeGroot Experience Scotch Bonnet Voodoo JuJu (Slight Return) Bolted Bicorne Broadband Bonnet FR-0
Cyborg Stunt Helmet Pure Tin Capotain Strontium Stove Pipe Black Watch Tartan Spartan Stormin' Norman Glasgow Great Helm Pirate Bandana
Cyborg Stunt Helmet Pure Tin Capotain Strontium Stove Pipe Black Watch Tartan Spartan Stormin' Norman Glasgow Great Helm Pirate Bandana
Tartan Tyrolean Dark Falkirk Helm Razor Cut Allbrero Frontier Djustice Bomber's Bucket Hat Scot Bonnet Valhalla Helm
Tartan Tyrolean Dark Falkirk Helm Razor Cut Allbrero Frontier Djustice Bomber's Bucket Hat Scot Bonnet Valhalla Helm
Outta' Sight Bruce's Bonnet Dayjogger
Outta' Sight Bruce's Bonnet Dayjogger
Taunt Spent Well Spirits Oblooterated
Spent Well Spirits Oblooterated
Primary King of the Jungle Minigun Brick House Minigun Butcher Bird Minigun Mister Cuddles Minigun Brain Candy Minigun
King of the Jungle Brick House Butcher Bird Minigun Mister Cuddles Minigun Brain Candy Minigun
Secondary Backwoods Boomstick Shotgun Lightning Rod Shotgun Red Bear Shotgun Flower Power Shotgun
Backwoods Boomstick Lightning Rod Red Bear Shotgun Flower Power Shotgun
Cosmetic Football Helmet Officer's Ushanka Tough Guy's Toque Hound Dog Heavy Duty Rag Hard Counter Pugilist's Protector Cadaver's Cranium
Football Helmet Officer's Ushanka Tough Guy's Toque Hound Dog Heavy Duty Rag Hard Counter Pugilist's Protector Cadaver's Cranium
Coupe D'isaster Big Chief Magnificent Mongolian Dread Knot Large Luchadore Team Captain Capo's Capper Copper's Hard Top
Coupe D'isaster Big Chief Magnificent Mongolian Dread Knot Large Luchadore Team Captain Capo's Capper Copper's Hard Top
Dragonborn Helmet Gym Rat One-Man Army Outdoorsman Soviet Gentleman Bunsen Brave Tungsten Toque Gridiron Guardian
Dragonborn Helmet Gym Rat One-Man Army Outdoorsman Soviet Gentleman Bunsen Brave Tungsten Toque Gridiron Guardian
Tsarboosh Bear Necessities Katyusha Minnesota Slick Bullet Buzz Eliminators Safeguard Sammy Cap Trash Man
Tsarboosh Bear Necessities Katyusha Minnesota Slick Bullet Buzz Eliminators Safeguard Sammy Cap Trash Man
Fur-lined Fighter Hunter Heavy Sleeveless in Siberia Old Man Frost Siberian Facehugger White Russian
Fur-lined Fighter Hunter Heavy Sleeveless in Siberia Old Man Frost Siberian Facehugger White Russian
Primary Backwoods Boomstick Shotgun Lightning Rod Shotgun Red Bear Shotgun Flower Power Shotgun
Backwoods Boomstick Lightning Rod Red Bear Shotgun Flower Power Shotgun
Secondary Red Rock Roscoe Pistol Black Dahlia Pistol Sandstone Special Pistol Blitzkrieg Pistol Blue Mew Pistol Shot to Hell Pistol Brain Candy Pistol
Red Rock Roscoe Black Dahlia Sandstone Special Blitzkrieg Pistol Blue Mew Pistol Shot to Hell Pistol Brain Candy Pistol
Melee Airwolf Wrench Torqued to Hell Wrench
Airwolf Wrench Torqued to Hell Wrench
Cosmetic Mining Light Texas Ten Gallon Engineer's Cap Hotrod Safe'n'Sound Buckaroos Hat Industrial Festivizer Big Country
Mining Light Texas Ten Gallon Engineer's Cap Hotrod Safe'n'Sound Buckaroos Hat Industrial Festivizer Big Country‎
Professor's Peculiarity Hetman's Headpiece Western Wear Ol' Geezer Hat With No Name Pencil Pusher Virtual Reality Headset Brainiac Hairpiece
Professor's Peculiarity Hetman's Headpiece Western Wear Ol' Geezer Hat With No Name Pencil Pusher Virtual Reality Headset Brainiac Hairpiece
Barnstormer Plug-In Prospector Timeless Topper Data Mining Light Texas Tin-Gallon Pardner's Pompadour Trencher's Topper Danger
Barnstormer Plug-In Prospector Timeless Topper Data Mining Light Texas Tin-Gallon Pardner's Pompadour Trencher's Topper Danger
Peacenik's Ponytail Conagher's Combover Smokey Sombrero
Peacenik's Ponytail Conagher's Combover Smokey Sombrero
Taunt Rancho Relaxo
Rancho Relaxo
Secondary Wrapped Reviver Medi Gun Masked Mender Medi Gun Spark of Life Medi Gun Corsair Medi Gun Blitzkrieg Medi Gun Flower Power Medi Gun
Wrapped Reviver Masked Mender Spark of Life Corsair Medi Gun Blitzkrieg Medi Gun Flower Power Medi Gun
Cosmetic Prussian Pickelhaube Vintage Tyrolean Otolaryngologist's Mirror Ze Goggles Gentleman's Gatsby Berliner's Bucket Helm Blighted Beak German Gonzila
Prussian Pickelhaube Vintage Tyrolean Otolaryngologist's Mirror Ze Goggles Gentleman's Gatsby Berliner's Bucket Helm Blighted Beak German Gonzila
Geisha Boy Medic's Mountain Cap Grimm Hatte Private Eye Team Captain Doctor's Sack Surgeon's Stahlhelm Gentleman's Ushanka
Geisha Boy Medic's Mountain Cap Grimm Hatte‎ Private Eye‎ Team Captain Doctor's Sack Surgeon's Stahlhelm Gentleman's Ushanka
Platinum Pickelhaube Halogen Head Lamp Titanium Tyrolean Virus Doctor Powdered Practitioner Das Hazmattenhatten Das Ubersternmann Das Naggenvatcher
Platinum Pickelhaube Halogen Head Lamp Titanium Tyrolean Virus Doctor Powdered Practitioner Das Hazmattenhatten Das Ubersternmann Das Naggenvatcher
Das Maddendoktor Das Gutenkutteharen Baron Von Havenaplane Slick Cut Mann of Reason Nunhood Heer's Helmet Teutonic Toque
Das Maddendoktor Das Gutenkutteharen Baron von Havenaplane Slick Cut Mann of Reason Nunhood Heer's Helmet Teutonic Toque
Surgeon's Shako Physician's Protector Berlin Brain Bowl Gauzed Gaze
Surgeon's Shako Physician's Protector Berlin Brain Bowl Gauzed Gaze
Taunt Meet the Medic (taunt) Results Are In
Meet the Medic Results Are In
Primary Purple Range Sniper Rifle Night Owl Sniper Rifle Thunderbolt Sniper Rifle Airwolf Sniper Rifle Balloonicorn Sniper Rifle Rainbow Sniper Rifle
Purple Range Night Owl Thunderbolt Airwolf Sniper Rifle Balloonicorn Sniper Rifle Rainbow Sniper Rifle
Secondary Woodsy Widowmaker SMG Low Profile SMG Blitzkrieg SMG Blue Mew SMG
Woodsy Widowmaker Low Profile Blitzkrieg SMG Blue Mew SMG
Cosmetic Trophy Belt Professional's Panama Master's Yellow Belt Shooter's Sola Topi Bloke's Bucket Hat Ol' Snaggletooth Larrikin Robin Crocleather Slouch
Trophy Belt Professional's Panama Master's Yellow Belt Shooter's Sola Topi Bloke's Bucket Hat Ol' Snaggletooth Larrikin Robin Crocleather Slouch
Villain's Veil Desert Marauder Anger Hat With No Name Your Worst Nightmare Swagman's Swatter Fruit Shoot Liquidator's Lid
Villain's Veil Desert Marauder Anger Hat With No Name Your Worst Nightmare Swagman's Swatter Fruit Shoot Liquidator's Lid
Cold Killer Soldered Sensei Letch's LED Shooter's Tin Topi Wet Works Brim-Full Of Bullets Toy Soldier Deep Cover Operator
Cold Killer Soldered Sensei Letch's LED Shooter's Tin Topi Wet Works Brim-Full of Bullets Toy Soldier Deep Cover Operator
Dread Hiding Hood Professional's Ushanka Corona Australis
Dread Hiding Hood Professional's Ushanka Corona Australis
Taunt I See You
I See You
Secondary Psychedelic Slugger Revolver Dead Reckoner Revolver Blitzkrieg Revolver Flower Power Revolver
Psychedelic Slugger Dead Reckoner Blitzkrieg Revolver Flower Power Revolver
Melee Blitzkrieg Knife Airwolf Knife Brain Candy Knife Stabbed to Hell Knife Blue Mew Knife
Blitzkrieg Knife Airwolf Knife Brain Candy Knife Stabbed to Hell Knife Blue Mew Knife
Cosmetic Fancy Fedora Backbiter's Billycock Magistrate's Mullet Frenchman's Beret Familiar Fez Détective Noir Le Party Phantom Noh Mercy
Fancy Fedora Backbiter's Billycock Magistrate's Mullet Frenchman's Beret Familiar Fez Détective Noir Le Party Phantom Noh Mercy
Private Eye Charmer's Chapeau Janissary Ketche Cosa Nostra Cap Nanobalaclava Counterfeit Billycock L'Inspecteur Hat of Cards
Private Eye‎ Charmer's Chapeau‎ Janissary Ketche Cosa Nostra Cap Nanobalaclava Counterfeit Billycock L'Inspecteur Hat of Cards
Base Metal Billycock Bootleg Base Metal Billycock Pom-Pommed Provocateur Harmburg Belgian Detective L'homme Burglerre Deep Cover Operator Napoleon Complex
Base Metal Billycock Bootleg Base Metal Billycock Pom-Pommed Provocateur Harmburg Belgian Detective L'homme Burglerre Deep Cover Operator Napoleon Complex
Aviator Assassin A Hat to Kill For
Aviator Assassin A Hat to Kill For
Taunt Buy A Life
Buy A Life
Cosmetic Modest Pile of Hat Noble Amassment of Hats Towering Pillar of Hats A Rather Festive Tree Company Man Killer Exclusive Hot Dogger Salty Dog
Modest Pile of Hat Noble Amassment of Hats Towering Pillar of Hats A Rather Festive Tree Company Man Killer Exclusive Hot Dogger Salty Dog
Brown Bomber Human Cannonball Crone's Dome Executioner Tough Stuff Muffs Bot Dogger Modest Metal Pile of Scrap Noble Nickel Amassment of Hats
Brown Bomber Human Cannonball Crone's Dome Executioner Tough Stuff Muffs Bot Dogger Modest Metal Pile of Scrap Noble Nickel Amassment of Hats
Towering Titanium Pillar of Hats Galvanized Gibus Brotherhood of Arms Well-Rounded Rifleman Horrific Headsplitter Federal Casemaker Cotton Head Antlers
Towering Titanium Pillar of Hats Galvanized Gibus Brotherhood of Arms Well-Rounded Rifleman Horrific Headsplitter Federal Casemaker Cotton Head Antlers
Virtual Viewfinder Hong Kong Cone Kiss King Neckwear Headwear Polar Pullover Law Merc's Mohawk Tipped Lid
Virtual Viewfinder Hong Kong Cone Kiss King Neckwear Headwear Polar Pullover Law Merc's Mohawk Tipped Lid
Boxcar Bomber Coldsnap Cap Winter Woodsman Co-Pilot Rotation Sensation Potassium Bonnett Captain Cardbeard Cutthroat Universal Translator
Boxcar Bomber Coldsnap Cap Winter Woodsman Co-Pilot Rotation Sensation Potassium Bonnett Captain Cardbeard Cutthroat Universal Translator
Captain Space Mann Phononaut Prehistoric Pullover Patriot Peak Chill Chullo A Well Wrapped Hat Bedouin Bandana
Captain Space Mann Phononaut Prehistoric Pullover Patriot Peak Chill Chullo A Well Wrapped Hat Bedouin Bandana
Taunt Schadenfreude High Five! Conga Square Dance Skullcracker Flippin' Awesome Rock, Paper, Scissors Burstchester
Schadenfreude High Five! Conga Square Dance Skullcracker Flippin' Awesome Rock, Paper, Scissors Burstchester

Update history

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)
  • [Undocumented] Added Unusual quality.

August 18, 2011 Patch (Manno-Technology Bundle)

  • [Undocumented] Added Stormy Storm, Blizzardy Storm, Nuts n' Bolts, Orbiting Planets, Orbiting Fire, Bubbling, Smoking, and Steaming unusual effects.

August 23, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed sunbeams effect.

October 27, 2011 Patch (Very Scary Halloween Special)

  • [Undocumented] Added Cloudy Moon, Eerie Orbiting Fire, Flaming Lantern, and Cauldron Bubbles unusual effects.

October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special)

  • [Undocumented] Added Knifestorm, Misty Skull, Harvest Moon, It's A Secret To Everybody and Stormy 13th Hour unusual effects.

May 17, 2013 Patch (Robotic Boogaloo)

  • [Undocumented] Added Anti-Freeze, Electrostatic, Green Black Hole, Memory Leak, Overclocked, Phosphorous, Power Surge, Roboactive, Sulphurous, and Time Warp unusual effects.

June 5, 2013 Patch

  • Attachment point and offset for particle effects on unusual hats can now be adjusted from the character loadout screen.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause unusual effects to float in the air over dead players.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause unusual effects to show incorrectly sometimes when spectating other players.

June 19, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Aces High, Cloud 9, Dead Presidents, Disco Beat Down, Kill-a-Watt, Miami Nights, and Terror-Watt unusual effects.

October 29, 2013 Patch (Scream Fortress 2013)

  • [Undocumented] Added Arcana, Chiroptera Venenata, Darkblaze, Demonflame, Hellfire, Poisoned Shadows, Something Burning This Way Comes, and Spellbound unusual effects.

December 20, 2013 Patch

  • Unusual effect positioning can now be adjusted for all Cosmetic-slot items.
  • Unusual Circling Effects have been given a new origin.
  • Unusual effects for all Cosmetic-slot items are now visible in the loadout panel and character HUD.

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War)

  • [Undocumented] Added '72, Fountain Of Delight, Holy Grail, Mega Strike, Midnight Whirlwind, Screaming Tiger, Showstopper, and Skill Gotten Gains unusual taunt effects.
  • Added the Mann Co. Audition Reel. Contains taunts and a rare chance at an unusual taunt.
  • Updated Mann Co. Crates to display which Unusual Series they can potentially output.

October 29, 2014 Patch (Scream Fortress 2014)

  • [Undocumented] Added Amaranthine, Bonzo The All-Gnawing, Ghastly Ghosts, Ghastly Ghosts Jr., Haunted Phantasm, Haunted Phantasm Jr., Stare From Beyond, and The Ooze unusual effects. Also added Ghastly Ghosts, and Haunted Phantasm unusual taunt effects

November 4, 2014 Patch

  • Renamed two Unusual effects
    • Haunted Phantasm Jr to Ghastly Ghosts Jr
    • Attrib_Particle86 to Haunted Phantasm Jr

December 8, 2014 Patch (End of the Line Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added Death at Dusk, Frostbite, Molten Mallard and Morning Glory unusual effects.

January 9, 2015 Patch

  • Fixed the Mega Strike unusual taunt effect showing through walls

February 18, 2015 Patch

  • Fixed some Unusual particle effects not drawing correctly.

July 2, 2015 Patch (Gun Mettle Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added Isotope, Hot, Cool, and Energy Orb unusual effects.

August 18, 2015 Patch

  • Fixed character loadout menus so they display the particle effects for all equipped Unusual items.

October 6, 2015 Patch (Invasion Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added Abduction, Atomic, Subatomic, Electric Hat Protector, Magnetic Hat Protector, Voltaic Hat Protector, Galactic Codex, Ancient Codex, and Nebula unusual effects.

October 12, 2015 Patch

  • Fixed Unusual versions of the Taunt: Burstchester not displaying their Unusual effects.

October 28, 2015 Patch (Scream Fortress 2015)

  • [Undocumented] Added Death by Disco, It's a mystery to everyone, It's a puzzle to me, Ether Trail, Nether Trail, Ancient Eldritch, and Eldritch Flame unusual effects.

October 29, 2015 Patch

  • Fixed the Invasion Unusual effect "Subatomic" being off-center.

July 28, 2016 Patch

  • Fixed not seeing particle effects for Unusual versions of Baseball Bill's Sports Shine, Ritzy Rick's Hair Fixative, and Texas Slim's Dome Shine.

Bugs

  • With enough player movement, Unusual effects from the Invasion update (Subatomic, Atomic) will become off-center from the player's head.
  • Unusual effects from the End of the Line update (Morning Glory, Death at Dusk, Molten Mallard) also show similar bugs, except parts of the particle effect (sun, duck respectively) drift a huge distance away from the player.

Unused content

These effects were added to the game, but are currently unused.

Some effects have been slightly modified to be displayed correctly.

Removed content

These effects were unused in the game files, but have since been removed.


Trivia

  • The effect named "It's A Secret To Everybody" is a reference to a popular phrase in the video game series The Legend of Zelda. The effect itself appears to be a reference to the moon in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
  • The effect named "Something Burning This Way Comes" references the fantasy horror novel by the name Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury; the title is itself a reference to the Shakespeare piece Macbeth, towards a specific line in Act 4, Scene 1.
  • The effect named "Dead Presidents" refers to a slang term used to describe U.S. currency, which comes from the fact that most U.S. banknotes depict deceased Presidents.
  • The effects named "Sulphurous" and "Phosphorous" are references to the chemistry elements Sulfur/Sulphur and Phosphorus.
  • The effect named "Chiroptera Venenata" is rough Latin for "Poisonous Bat".
  • The effects named "It's a mystery to everyone" and "It's a puzzle to me" are references to two emotes from the Something Awful forums. The effect itself has a ghost orbiting around.
  • One of the dances the skeletons does in the effect "Death By Disco" (which is also a reference from Metatton Ex's theme song, "Death by Glamour") is a reference to the battle stance of Papyrus, a character in Undertale.
  • The effects named "Kill-a-Watt" and "Terror-Watt" are references to the measures of electrical power kilowatts and terawatts.

References

  1. Statistical analysis of TF2 unbox rate

See also