Baby Face's Blaster

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Aaah this gun takes me back. Roaming the streets, shooting up anything or anyone I felt like, being on the run from the law, hiding out while the big guns sweep through then BAM! YOU'RE DEAD PAL! Oh wait, that was yesterday. I have the best. Job. EVER!
Baby Face's Blaster publicity blurb

The Baby Face's Blaster is a community-created primary weapon for the Scout. It is a short, slightly modified lever-action shotgun with a wooden handle, small drum magazine and a single barrel.

The Baby Face's Blaster only has magazine capacity of four, instead of six compared to the Scattergun, and slows the Scout down from 400 units/second (133% movement speed) to 360 units/second (120% movement speed). However, for every point of damage dealt with any weapon, the Scout builds up a "Boost" meter (though the minimum Boost gained from any damage dealt is 5%). As the Boost meter charges, the Scout's speed increases linearly from 360 units/second to 520 units/second (173% movement speed). The Boost meter fills completely when the Scout deals 100 points of damage using any weapon. If the Scout takes damage or jumps mid air while using the Baby Face's Blaster, the Boost meter is reduced, by 4% for each damage point (25 damage to bring a full meter down to 0) and 75% for each air jump, causing the Scout to lose momentum. Ground jumps do not lower the Boost meter. Similar to many On-Hit effect weapons, shooting an invulnerable enemy still fills the Boost meter, and shooting disguised Spies does not grant boost.

The Baby Face's Blaster was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Hitscan
Damage type Bullet
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Maximum ramp-up 175% 10.5 / pellet
Base damage 100% 6 / pellet
Maximum fall-off 52.8% 3.168 / pellet
Pellet count 10
Point blank 11-105
Medium range 6-60
Long range 3-32
Pellet spread 30:1
Critical 18 / pellet
Mini-crit 8.1 - 14.2 / pellet
Charge fill damage 99
Function times
Attack interval 0.625 s
Reload (first) 0.7 s
Reload (consecutive) 0.5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.


Speed values are based on the amount of current boost. For reference, the standard movement speed is 100%, which is 300 Hammer units per second (the speed of the Pyro, Engineer, and Sniper), whilst the Scout moves at 400 units per second, 33% above the standard movement speed. If a Scout runs with the Baby Face's Blaster's boost meter full, the Scout runs at the speed cap of the game, so other sources of speed boost, such as the Disciplinary Action or the Concheror, do not affect said Scout.

Condition Normal Backward Crouched Swimming
Leaderboard class scout.png Scout
133 %
120 %
44 %
107 %
Baby Face's Blaster at 0% boost
120 %
108 %
40 %
96 %
Baby Face's Blaster at 50% boost
147 %
132 %
49 %
117 %
Baby Face's Blaster at 100% boost
173 %
156 %
58 %
139 %

Item set

Main article: Item sets
The Public Enemy
Item icon Public Enemy Bundle.png

No effect



See also: Crafting


Reclaimed Metal Shortstop Baby Face's Blaster
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Shortstop.pngx2 = Item icon Baby Face's Blaster.png
Class Token - Scout Slot Token - Primary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Scout.png + Item icon Slot Token - Primary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Shortstop.png Item icon Force-A-Nature.png Item icon Soda Popper.png Item icon Baby Face's Blaster.png
Item icon Back Scatter.png

Strange variant

Update history

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)
  • The Baby Face's Blaster was added to the game.

July 5, 2012 Patch

  • Added recoil/reload/draw/crit forces for the Baby Face's Blaster.
  • Added more detail to the reloads for the Baby Face's Blaster.

September 27, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Adjusted the size and location of the kill icon for the Baby Face's Blaster.

December 20, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

November 12, 2013 Patch

November 21, 2013 Patch (Two Cities Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Speed penalty changed from -35% to -10% (total minimum speed changed from 87% to 120%).
    • Boost is now only partially lost on air jumps instead of all jumps (previously, boost was reset to zero upon any jump).
    • Reduced Clip Size from 6 to 4.
    • Removed 40% more accurate attribute.
    • Removed -30% Damage Penalty attribute.

July 2, 2015 Patch #1 (Gun Mettle Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Added Boost reduction on taking damage.
    • Increased amount of Boost lost on air jump (previously, 25% boost lost on air jump).


  • On 4:3 resolutions, the Boost Meter overlaps the objective HUD.


  • This weapon's name is a reference to Lester Joseph Gillis, also known as "Baby Face Nelson", an infamous 1930s era bank robber and known for the partnership with John Dillinger.
  • The appearance of this weapon is intended to loosely resemble that of a sawn-down Browning Auto-5 Shotgun, as wielded by Bonnie Parker of the famous criminal duo Bonnie and Clyde, who were also known as bank robbers during the 1930s.


See also