Batsaber

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Woosh!
The Scout mimicking the sound

The Batsaber is a community-created melee weapon for the Scout. It is a metallic tube with a rubberized grip that emits a team-colored beam of light that resembles the size and shape of the stock Bat. It emits an electronic noise when swung, may it hit or miss.

Enemies killed by the Batsaber suffer a distinctive death by vaporization: they turn black, hover in mid-air while surrounded by team-colored particles, and then disappear into ashes while a loud, distinct vaporization sound plays. Like backstabs and headshots, there is a 25% chance that opponents will perform a specific disintegration animation similar to that of the Cow Mangler 5000 if killed in this way.

This weapon functions identically to the Bat.

The Batsaber was contributed to the Steam Workshop under the same name.

Damage and function times

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

Demonstration

Strange variant


Update history

October 6, 2015 Patch (Invasion Community Update)

  • The Batsaber was added to the game.

October 8, 2015 Patch

October 9, 2015 Patch

  • Updated the materials for the Batsaber.

October 28, 2015 Patch (Scream Fortress 2015)

  • Added inspect animations for the Batsaber.
  • Fixed the Batsaber not showing the Killstreak sheen.

Unused content

  • The Batsaber is set up for paint but the ability to do so is disabled.

Bugs

  • The Batsaber lacks the description "Team Colored Weapon", and their BLU team variants cannot be viewed in the backpack unless playing on BLU team.
  • If a Specialized Killstreak or Professional Killstreak Kit is applied to the Batsaber, the white glowing center of the weapon will turn transparent whenever the sheen appears. This may be a material error.
  • The tip of the Batsaber may become transparent on certain surfaces.

Trivia

  • The Batsaber is based on the iconic Lightsaber from the Star Wars franchise.
  • The description "Energy Overwhelming" is a reference to Archon, a unit from Starcraft.

Gallery

See also