Beta Pocket Shotgun

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The Soldier on helpful Medics

The Beta Pocket Shotgun is a secondary weapon for the Soldier that was tested in Team Fortress 2 Beta. It uses the Shotgun model.

This weapon deals the same damage as the default Shotgun, however if a Soldier using this weapon is being healed by a Medic, the weapon will deal 20% more damage. If the Soldier isn't being healed by a Medic, the weapon switch time will be 30% longer.

The weapon has been removed from players' backpacks as of the November 9, 2011 Patch (Beta).

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Hitscan
Maximum ramp-up 150% 9 / pellet
Base damage 100% 6 / pellet
Maximum fall-off 52.8% 3 / pellet
Pellet count 10
Point blank 80-90
Medium range 10-30
Long range 3-10
Critical 18 / pellet
Mini-crit 8.1 / pellet
Function times
Attack interval 0.625 s
Reload (first) 1.0 s
Reload (consecutive) 0.5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Update history

April 26, 2011 Patch (Beta)

  • The item was added.

April 28, 2011 Patch (Beta)

  • Damage bonus decreased to 20% from 25%
  • Deploy time penalty increased to 30% from 25%

November 9, 2011 Patch (Beta)

  • [Undocumented] Removed the Beta Pocket Shotgun from players' backpacks.


  • A Shotgun shell is always visible trailing after this weapon.
  • This weapon can be preserved by not opening TF2, keeping the Beta Pocket Shotgun in your backpack.


  • Pocket Soldier is the term used in competitive play to describe a Soldier that sticks with and protects the team's Medic.