Aperture Labs Hard Hat
The Aperture Labs Hard Hat is a promotional cosmetic item for all classes. It is a white hard hat, sporting a potato-powered miner's light with a team-colored glow and is connected by two insulated orange wires. The side opposite to the potato sports two pieces of grey electrical tape covering an old Aperture Science logo.
This item has two styles, named "[ classified ]" and "Aperture Logo". The "Aperture Logo" style uncovers an old Aperture Science logo covered by two pieces of tape.
This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who purchased the Potato Sack pack on April 1, 2011 or owned all the games from the pack. It was also awarded to players who purchased the Potato Sack Reunion on June 13, 2012.
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- Upon death, the hat will assume the [classified] style, regardless of the style chosen by the player.
- The Aperture Labs Hard Hat can be worn by Atlas and P-body in Portal 2's co-op mode.
- Prior to the Replay Update, the hat's description read "[ redacted ]". Redaction is the act of blanking out sensitive or classified information from a document in order to reduce its classification level for distribution to a wider audience. It is also a running joke within the Portal franchise.
- This hat is a reference to the "potato clock" or "potato battery", a popular science fair project where a potato is used to power a clock or other electronic appliance.
Second banner on Steam advertising, including Portal 2 co-op skins as another bonus.
- Aperture Labs Hard Hat on the Portal Wiki