Bread Bite

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This article is about the melee weapon for the Heavy. For the cosmetic item with a similar name, see Bread Biter.
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The Heavy after using bread as gloves

The Bread Bite is a melee weapon for the Heavy. It is a small bread monster (from the short film Expiration Date) torn in half and used as impromptu boxing gloves.

This weapon functions identically to the Gloves of Running Urgently, however, while the weapon is in use, the bread monster's head looks around and growls at the player. It also snaps its jaws when the player punches, however this does not do any extra damage against enemies and is purely a cosmetic effect.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Identical to: Fists
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Base damage 100% 65
Critical 195
Mini-crit 87.75
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.


Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Communist Mani-Fisto
Communist Mani-Fisto
Kill an enemy with a critical punch.

Leaderboard class medic.png Medic

Blunt Trauma
Blunt Trauma
Assist in punching 2 enemies with a single ÜberCharge on a Heavy.

Update history

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)
  • The Bread Bite was added to the game.

July 30, 2014 Patch

  • Fixed a bug with the Bread Bite that increased the marked for death time to 5 seconds instead of 3.

September 17, 2014 Patch

  • Added the Limited attribute to the Bread Bite.

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • Changed attribute:
    • Increased holster time penalty.

October 20, 2017 Patch (Jungle Inferno Update)

  • [Undocumented] Changed attributes:
    • Removed 25% damage penalty.
    • Removed Marked-For-Death effect while active.
    • Added attribute: Max-health is drained while item is active (-10/sec), and regenerated while holstered. Health will regenerate only the amount drained while active - minus any damage taken during that time. Each time the gloves are deployed, the drain rate is accelerated for a brief period of time.

October 23, 2017 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed an exploit related to the Heavy's health and the Bread Bite.

March 28, 2018 Patch #1

  • [Undocumented] Fixed an issue with the Bread Bite where players that were missing health would not be properly restored when touching a resupply cabinet.

April 27, 2020 Patch

  • Fixed Heavy exploit related to infinite overheal using the Bread Bite.


  • The entire weapon is reflective while on DirectX 8.


See also