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Ve did it, Kamerad!
The Medic to his feathered friend

Archimedes is a cosmetic item for the Medic. It is the Medic's pet white dove, as seen in Meet the Medic, who sits on the Medic's shoulder and wobbles around with his movements. Fitting with its appearance in Meet the Medic, the RED version of Archimedes is splattered with blood, while the BLU version lacks this feature.

The eyes and beak of Archimedes are connected with the Medic's facial animations, allowing him to parrot the Medic's expressions.

When players equipped with this item kill an enemy unassisted by another player, the killfeed shows everyone in Pyroland that it gets the assist, with its custom name if it has one.

This item is awarded in Genuine quality to those who purchase the plush version from the Valve Store.

Pyroland Demonstration

Update history

August 15, 2012 Patch (Mann vs. Machine Update)

  • Added Archimedes.

August 17, 2012 Patch

  • Updated the backpack image for Archimedes to fix an alpha channel problem.
  • [Undocumented] Added to the item drop system.

August 21, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated the backpack icon for Archimedes.

August 27, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

February 11, 2014 Patch

  • Changed item type to "Mascot".


  • The description of this item is a reference to the Meet the Medic video. Specifically, it references an early scene in which the Medic is doing open chest surgery on the Heavy, and Archimedes pops up from under the Heavy's internal organs.
  • Also to be noted in the description: The item description states that Archimedes was stolen from the prime minister's wedding. It's unknown which Prime Minister, as Germany has a Chancellor.
  • Archimedes is named after the ancient Greek scientist and polymath Archimedes of Syracuse, a man famous for his contributions to various fields of scholarship.
  • When the Scout dies via explosion, or with the Bombinomicon equipped, there is a small chance that Archimedes will fly out of the gibs, in reference to the final scene of Meet the Medic, in which Archimedes was mistakenly left inside the Scout after his surgery.


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