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There are two sorts of men in this world: the sort with blood pouring out of a hole in their heads, and the sort holding the Ambassador.
Ambassador publicity blurb

The Ambassador is an unlockable secondary weapon for the Spy. It is a large-barreled revolver with a deep red rosewood grip. Engraved on the barrel is the likeness of the Scout's mother.

The Ambassador does 15% less damage, does not apply random critical hits, and fires at a slower rate than the default Revolver. However, it has perfect accuracy for shots fired at slower intervals and deals critical hits on a headshot. There is a short period after firing, indicated by an enlarged crosshair in the HUD, where the Ambassador has greatly decreased accuracy and cannot deal critical damage on a headshot. Thus, the weapon is most efficient when its shots are carefully spaced out.

The Ambassador is automatically given to any player who obtains 5 Spy achievements.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Hitscan
Maximum ramp-up 150% 51
Base damage 100% 34
Maximum fall-off 52% 18
Point blank 46-56
Medium range 31-37
Long range 15-19
Critical 102
Mini-crit 46
Function times
Attack interval 0.696 s
Reload 1.16 s
Spread recovery 0.95 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


Class Token - Spy Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Spy.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Ambassador.png Item icon L'Etranger.png Item icon Enforcer.png Item icon Diamondback.png

As a crafting ingredient

Ambassador Scrap Metal Southern Hospitality
Item icon Ambassador.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png = Item icon Southern Hospitality.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

A Cut Above
A Cut Above
Kill a gun-wielding Spy with your knife.

Kill 50 enemies with the Ambassador.
Headshot 20 Snipers with the Ambassador.

Who's Your Daddy?
Who's Your Daddy?
Headshot 3 Scouts with the Ambassador.

Update history

May 21, 2009 Patch (Sniper vs. Spy Update)
  • The Ambassador was added to the game.

May 22, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed this weapon not using hitboxes to trace against players. It now works like all other bullet-firing weapons in the game.
  • Fixed this weapon shooting through gates.
  • Fixed this weapon not critting during the round win period.

May 26, 2009 Patch

  • This weapon now does full critical hits on headshots, instead of mini-crits.

May 29, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed this weapon not doing damage to buildings.

June 8, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed this weapon not shooting enemy sticky bombs.

June 23, 2009 Patch

  • This weapon now only crits when fully accurate (after cooldown) and no longer penetrates enemies.

July 8, 2010 Patch (The Engineer Update)

  • [Undocumented] This weapon was added in the crafting blueprint for the Southern Hospitality.
  • [Undocumented] This weapon's headshot kill icon was changed to match the Sniper Rifle's headshot kill icon.

February 3, 2011 Patch

  • Updated model with optimizations and new LODs.

March 15, 2011 Patch

July 12, 2011

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The damage bonus attribute was changed from "-15% damage done" to "-15% damage penalty".

Unused content

  • A version of the Ambassador headshot icon appears in the game files, which was never used in-game.


  • Like all of the Spy's secondary weapons except the Revolver and the Enforcer, the Spy does not actually put any bullets into the cylinder while reloading.


  • The Russian translation of the Ambassador's page for the Sniper vs. Spy Update claims that the Ambassador uses .50 caliber rounds.


See also

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