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This article is about the Scout's stock melee weapon. For other bats, see Bat (disambiguation).
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The Scout

The Bat is the default melee weapon for the Scout. It is an aluminum baseball bat with rubber grip tape, a faded green oval label, and a large dent on one side.

The Bat does less damage per hit than any other stock melee weapon but swings 37.5% faster. Players often choose to use this weapon to finish off an opponent when out of ammunition for their primary or secondary weapons, or as a way to humiliate their opponent. The critical hit animation for the Bat depicts the Scout swinging it in a backhand motion.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Base damage 100% 35
Critical 105
Mini-crit 47
Function times
Attack interval 0.5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.


Strange variant

Update history

April 29, 2008 Patch (Gold Rush Update)
  • The Bat received new swing animations.

February 14, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed the Bat's melee attack not destroying remote detonation pipes (Stickybombs).

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)

December 16, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed colors on Christmas lights for the Blue team Scout Festive Bats.

December 19, 2011 Patch

  • Festive Bats can now be gifted.

March 22, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

  • Converted the Bat models to use the c_models system.

September 17, 2014 Patch

  • Fixed the Festive Bat using the lowest LOD for the first person view.


  • During development, a team-colored label was displayed on the Bat. At a later point in development, the label was changed to the current faded green coloration for both teams. The bucket icons were not changed to reflect this and still show the team-colored labels.
  • Aluminum baseball bats were manufactured as early as 1968.[1] They were first legalized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for use in games in 1974.[2]


See also


  1. Aluminum Softball And Baseball Bats With Rubber Grips recall from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission dated July 25, 1975
  2. Non-Wood Bats: Performance Trends in College Baseball