Canis Ex Machina

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Canis Ex Machina
Canis Ex Machina.png
Basic Information
Used by: Medic
Contributed by: Sparkwire
Released: October 29, 2014 Patch
(Scream Fortress 2014)
Items: Hundkopf, Herzensbrecher, Kriegsmaschine-9000
Effect: None
Release the hound.
Canis Ex Machina publicity blurb
Main article: Item sets
Canis Ex Machina
Item icon Hundkopf.png

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The Canis Ex Machina is an item set for the Medic that was introduced in the Scream Fortress 2014 update.

The Canis Ex Machina was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

The items below are included in the set:

This set includes Halloween-restricted items and can only be worn around Halloween or during a Full Moon; at other times of the year, it does not appear in gameplay or grant its effect, unless the server has Halloween mode enabled. However, it can be equipped at any time and can still be viewed on the loadout screen even when it is not visible during games.

Update history

October 29, 2014 Patch (Scream Fortress 2014)

  • The Canis Ex Machina was added to the game.


  • The name of the set is a play on the phrase "Deus ex machina", which means "god from the machine" in Latin; "Canus ex Machina" means "dog from the machine".
  • The set is inspired by 1940's Soviet experiments that succeeded in keeping a severed dog head alive temporarily.