Bazaar Bargain

From Team Fortress Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
"Bazaar" redirects here. You may have been looking for Bazaar Bauble.
Can you believe the Sniper found an old bolt action rifle, a long piece of metal, some bolts, one half of a binocular and a military grade laser sight, ALL for just under three dinars?
Bazaar Bargain publicity blurb

The Bazaar Bargain is a community-created primary weapon for the Sniper. It is an ornately-carved rifle with a curved stock. A small lens is used as a makeshift scope, and a laser sight is attached underneath the barrel.

Compared to the default Sniper Rifle, this weapon has a 50% slower charge rate. However, it also features a "Heads" counter; for each successful headshot, 1 head is added to the counter, increasing the weapon's charge rate by 25%. This bonus caps out at 6 heads, at which point the weapon has a 100% faster charge rate than the default Sniper Rifle. Upon death, all heads are lost and the weapon's charge rate is subsequently reset to its base speed.

A player wielding the Bazaar Bargain cannot steal additional heads from enemies who have also collected heads.[1] Only one head is added to the Bazaar Bargain's counter per headshot kill, regardless of the number of additional heads that the target had collected before dying. Despite this, the heads collected by a player wielding the Bazaar Bargain can still be stolen by a Demoman wielding the Eyelander, Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker or Nessie's Nine Iron, a Soldier wielding the Air Strike, or a Medic wielding the Vita-Saw.

This item was previously tested in the Team Fortress 2 Beta as the Beta Sniper Rifle 1.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Hitscan
Damage type Bullet
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Base damage 100%
Function times
Attack interval 1.5 s
Maximum charge time
0 heads:
6.3 s
6 heads:
1.8 s
Zoom-in charging delay 1.3 s
Zoom-in headshot delay 0.2 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Graph showing the damage done based on charge
Comparison of the time until full charge between the Bazaar Bargain with 0-6 heads and the stock Sniper Rifle.

# of ticks lit Bodyshot damage Headshot damage
3 50 N/A
4 50 150
5 50 150
6 50 150
7 ~60 ~180
8 ~75 ~225
9 ~90 ~270
10 ~105 ~315
11 ~120 ~360
12 ~135 ~405
13 150 450
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Item set

Main article: Item sets
Lawrence of Australia
Item icon Timbuk-Tuesday Bundle.png

No effect



See also: Crafting


Reclaimed Metal Sydney Sleeper Eyelander Bazaar Bargain
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Sydney Sleeper.png + Item icon Eyelander.png = Item icon Bazaar Bargain.png
Class Token - Sniper Slot Token - Primary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Sniper.png + Item icon Slot Token - Primary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Huntsman.png Item icon Sydney Sleeper.png Item icon Bazaar Bargain.png Item icon Machina.png
Item icon Hitman's Heatmaker.png Item icon AWPer Hand.png Item icon Fortified Compound.png Item icon Classic.png

As a crafting ingredient

Reclaimed Metal Machina Bazaar Bargain Hitman's Heatmaker
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Machina.png + Item icon Bazaar Bargain.png = Item icon Hitman's Heatmaker.png
Reclaimed Metal Huntsman Bazaar Bargain Classic
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Huntsman.png + Item icon Bazaar Bargain.png = Item icon Classic.png
Refined Metal Lawrence of Australia weapon Desert Marauder
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon Bazaar Bargain.pngItem icon Shahanshah.png = Item icon Desert Marauder.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Achieved.png General achievements

Grey Matter
Grey Matter
Get 25 headshots as a Sniper.

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Ignite 10 Snipers while they are zoomed in.

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Be Efficient
Be Efficient
Get 3 kills with the Sniper Rifle without missing a shot.

Dropped Dead
Dropped Dead
Kill a Scout in midair with your Sniper Rifle or the Huntsman.

Flight Cancelled
Flight Cancelled
Kill 25 parachuting players with a critical headshot.

Jumper Stumper
Jumper Stumper
Kill a rocket or grenade-jumping enemy in midair with your Sniper Rifle or the Huntsman.

Parting Shot
Parting Shot
Headshot an enemy player the moment his invulnerability wears off.
Self-destruct Sequence
Self-destruct Sequence
Headshot 10 enemy Snipers.

Socket to Him
Socket to Him
Headshot an enemy Demoman.

The Last Wave
The Last Wave
Provide an enemy with a freezecam shot of you waving to them.

Trust Your Feelings
Trust Your Feelings
Get 5 kills with the Sniper Rifle without your scope.

Update history

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)
  • The Bazaar Bargain was added to the game. The attributes were:
    • Base charge rate decreased by 20%.
    • Each scoped headshot decreases the weapon's charge time. (+10% for each successful headshots, maximum at +70%)
    • A scoped body shot reduces the bonus. (-10% for each successful bodyshots)
    • A scoped miss wipes the bonus.

June 28, 2011 Patch

  • Added/Refined recoil/draw/crit/reload forces for the Bazaar Bargain.

October 18, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a problem where the rifle wouldn't damage sticky bombs.

October 20, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Bazaar Bargain no longer clears the head bonus upon a miss; instead, one head is deducted from the current total.

January 11, 2012 Patch

  • The Bazaar Bargain functionality has changed: only one stored head is lost on a miss or a bodyshot and no heads are gained when missing while crit-boosted.
  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

April 17, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed the Bazaar Bargain increasing its head count while shooting at ÜberCharged enemies.

January 16, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed The Bazaar Bargain counting crit-boosted body-shots as headshots.

July 10, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed the starting charge rate being -40% instead of -20%.
  • Changed attribute:
    • Capped the max charge rate to 200%.

October 29, 2013 Patch (Scream Fortress V)

  • Fixed the charge rate for the Bazaar Bargain when the player has 0 heads.

April 1, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed crit-boosted glow not showing.

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

  • Changed attributes:
    • No longer lose heads on miss.
    • Collecting a head requires a headshot kill and not just a headshot.
    • Each head boosts charge rate by 25% up to 200%.
    • Charge rate penalty changed from -20% to -50%.
    • Now requires 2 headshot kills to be back at base speed and 6 kills for 200% charge rate.

December 21, 2017 Patch (Smissmas 2017)

Unused content

  • There is an audio file in the game files labeled as sniper_bazaarbargain_shoot.wav (sound), which is the Sydney Sleeper's firing sound under a different name.


  • The Bazaar Bargain is based on a jezail, a type of handcrafted musket that was commonly used in the Middle East. While the quality and manufacture of such weapons varied widely, common features of these weapons was their use of rifled barrels and a heavily curved stock, the former of which gave them a great advantage in range and accuracy over the smoothbore firearms that were commonly used up until the mid-19th century.
  • A bazaar is a marketplace/street where many different goods are sold, typically found in the Middle East.


See also