Brainiac Hairpiece

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Brainiac Hairpiece publicity blurb

The Brainiac Hairpiece is a cosmetic item for the Engineer. It is a set of mutton chops, and features a frizzy white hairpiece and mustache. The item was named the "Maths-Enhancing Hair-Do" in promotional materials on the Australian Christmas 2011 update page on the TF2 Official Website and the Weta Workshop website.

This cosmetic item has two styles, named "With Helmet" and "Without Helmet." "With Helmet" retains the Engineer's default hardhat, while "Without Helmet" hides the Engineer's default hardhat.

The Brainiac Hairpiece was later contributed to the Steam Workshop, at Valve's request.

Item set

Main article: Item sets
Dr. Grordbort's Brainiac Pack
Item icon The Brainiac Pack Bundle.png

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See also: Crafting


Refined Metal Brainiac Pack weapon Possible Results
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon Pomson 6000.pngItem icon Eureka Effect.png =
Item icon Brainiac Hairpiece.png Item icon Brainiac Goggles.png


Main article: Styles
Brainiac Hairpiece Helmet.png
Brainiac Hairpiece No Helmet.png
With Helmet Without Helmet

Update history

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)

  • The Brainiac Hairpiece was added to the game.

February 9, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Brainiac Hairpiece was changed to a hat.

February 10, 2012 [Item schema update]

  • Reverted back into a miscellaneous item.
  • The Brainiac Hairpiece no longer hides Engineer's default helmet.
  • Removed hat equip_region.

January 23, 2014 Patch

  • Updated the Brainiac Hairpiece so it can be equipped with items like the Grizzled Growth and added a "no helmet" style.


See also