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This article is about objects that can spawn when players die or teleport. For other uses, see Bread (disambiguation).
Full of bugs. Smells like fish and old milk. Was eighteen dollars for some reason. Now it's... I don't know, a dollar? Free?
— Mann Co. advertisement for Lecture Valley Bread

Since the June 11, 2014 Patch, Bread is an object that occasionally flies from Teleporter Exits when players arrive. Several seconds after spawning, the bread prop disappears. The chance for bread to spawn is 1/20 when most players exit, but 1/3 when Soldiers exit. Nine different models of Bread are seen.

Teleporter Bread first appeared as a mysterious tease for players, which was eventually seen to be a promotion for the Love & War Update. Soldier's antics in the Update's media suggests a reason why his teleportations spawn more Bread than others.

ARG Timeline

Before its appearance in the game itself, Bread was hinted at multiple times:

  • June 3, 2013 : Bread was also shown on the Adult Swim Extravaganza blog post. In the top right corner directly above the Scout, a pair of baguettes are visible.
  • June 11, 2014 Patch: Bread began spawning from Teleporter exits. Because players observed nine different models characteristic of the cultural origins of the nine Mercenaries, there was speculation that each model represented a player class.

Released on June 17th, 2014, the Love & War Update answered the Bread tease:

  • The Bread spawn rate increased to 100%.
  • Taking place in RED's Red Bread front company, the Update's Expiration Date video revealed the association of Bread with Teleporters turning them into a mutated form.
  • Several items in the video are represented in the Cosmetics and Weapon reskins released with the Update.
  • From June 18 to July 10, players could craft one of four reskinned weapons using the Bread Box, that item itself closing the reference to the April 1, 2013, Lecture Valley tease.

Later, the Bread spawn rate reverted to its lower percentages, continuing to the present.

Update history

June 11, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Bread now occasionally spawns when using a Teleporter.

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

[Unknown Date]

  • Reduced chance to spawn bread on teleporting or death.


Unused content

  • Texture filename strings were found listed in the texture_preload_list.txt file added in the October 28, 2015 Patch, hinting at 3 bread types that were scrapped; bagged bread, robo-bread and shortbread.
    • tf/materials/models/weapons/c_items/c_bread_bagged.vtf
    • tf/materials/models/weapons/c_items/c_bread_bagged_normal.vtf
    • tf/materials/models/weapons/c_items/c_bread_robo.vtf
    • tf/materials/models/weapons/c_items/c_bread_shortbread.vtf
    • tf/materials/models/weapons/c_items/c_bread_shortbread_normal.vtf


Each type of bread represents one of the nine player classes,[1] generally associated with each classes' cultural background. Even though each of these models is associated with a specific player class, the model that spawns is random with respect to the player class that exits.

See also


  1. game\shared\tf\tf_shareddefs.cpp#L184-195 Source code containing filenames for all 9 types of bread alongside comments mentioning which class each type represents.