Huo-Long Heater

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The Heavy

The Huo-Long Heater is a primary weapon for the Heavy. The name comes from the Chinese word for "fire dragon" (火龍, huǒlóng). It is an antique wooden machine gun with team-colored portions. A traditional Chinese dragon's head is mounted on the muzzle of the gun.

While deployed, a flashing ring of flame and smoke surrounds the user; this ring lights enemy players on fire and inflicts afterburn damage, but will not damage buildings and cannot deal critical hits (though it can deal Mini-crits). However, the Huo-Long Heater consumes 6 ammunition per second while spun up, even if not firing. In addition, the Ring of Fire will not take effect if the weapon is out of ammunition.

This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who pre-purchased Sleeping Dogs on Steam before August 14, 2012 and August 17, 2012 Europe.

The Huo-Long Heater was later contributed to the Steam Workshop, at Valve's request.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Hitscan
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 / per bullet
Function times
Attack interval 0.1 s
Ammo consumption interval 6 / s
16 / s
Windup time 0.87 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Fire Ring

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Area of effect
Base damage 100% 15
Point blank 12-18
Mini-crit 21
Afterburn 3 / tick
60 total
Afterburn (mini-crit) 4 / tick
80 total
Function times
Attack interval 0.5 s
Afterburn duration 10 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


Family Business Reclaimed Metal Huo-Long Heater
Item icon Family Business.pngx3 + Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png = Item icon Huo-Long Heater.png
Class Token - Heavy Slot Token - Primary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Heavy.png + Item icon Slot Token - Primary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Natascha.png Item icon Brass Beast.png Item icon Tomislav.png Item icon Huo-Long Heater.png

Related achievements

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

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

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

Update history

August 2, 2012 Patch

  • The Huo Long Heatmaker was added to the game.

August 3, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed The Huo Long Heatmaker not consuming additional ammo while firing

August 10, 2012 Patch

  • Renamed "The Huo Long Heatmaker" to "The Huo-Long Heater"

August 15, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Huo-Long Heater to the drop system.


  • The Ring of Fire can damage enemies while underwater.
  • The Ring of Fire still can have an Afterburn effect on a Pyro, if the Pyro has been injured by another Huo-Long Heater.


  • The weapon was originally designed to be a firework cannon, but was changed into more of a gun shape at Valve's request. [1]
  • Had the contributors been unable to make the proper changes to the weapon in time, another weapon by the contributes, the Wrath of Wan Hu, a Pyro flamethrower with a similar theme, would have taken the Hou-Long Heater's place. [2]


See also