Big Mean Mother Hubbard

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The Big Mean Mother Hubbard is an experimental primary weapon for the Engineer that was being play-tested by Valve. The existence of this weapon was first discovered in the form of filename strings found in the cp_degrootkeep.lst file that was added to the game in the December 17, 2010 Patch;

"tf\materials\models\weapons\c_items\c_big_mean_mother_hubbard.vmt"
"tf\materials\models\weapons\c_items\c_big_mean_mother_hubbard.vtf"
"tf\models\weapons\c_models\c_big_mean_mother_hubbard\c_big_mean.ani"
"tf\models\weapons\c_models\c_big_mean_mother_hubbard\c_big_mean.dx80.vtx"
"tf\models\weapons\c_models\c_big_mean_mother_hubbard\c_big_mean.dx90.vtx
"tf\models\weapons\c_models\c_big_mean_mother_hubbard\c_big_mean.jpg"
"tf\models\weapons\c_models\c_big_mean_mother_hubbard\c_big_mean.mdl"
"tf\models\weapons\c_models\c_big_mean_mother_hubbard\c_big_mean.phy"
"tf\models\weapons\c_models\c_big_mean_mother_hubbard\c_big_mean.sw.vtx"
"tf\models\weapons\c_models\c_big_mean_mother_hubbard\c_big_mean.vvd"

The Big Mean Mother Hubbard was later contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Update history

December 17, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added the cp_degrootkeep.lst file which contained staging build content filenames.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Big Mean Mother Hubbard's design is a Shotgun with what possibly might be an exhaust pipe based on the shape of the De Lisle carbine with a comically rounded barrel. The De Lisle carbine was a British Gun that's inner suppression made it one of most silent weapons manufactured.