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Crafting screen
"Token" redirects here. For the item used to level up the Duck Journal, see Duck Token.
For years you have been able to create weapons with your bare hands, using raw steel, in real life. What if we were to tell you there’s now a way to SIMULATE that in-game? Because we just did!
— Crafting publicity blurb

Crafting is an in-game system that allows players to create any specific items for use in Team Fortress 2. Crafting was introduced with the WAR! Update in the December 17, 2009 Patch. Items that can be created include weapons, cosmetics, and materials that can be used in further craftings, such as Scrap Metal or Class Tokens. Crafting is usually conducted by utilizing unwanted or duplicate items gained through the item drop system. In order to create items, the player must follow the blueprints, all of which are initially available to players with a Premium Team Fortress 2 account. After following a valid blueprint recipe, the player will gain the item specified by the blueprint. Non-Premium users cannot craft Rare or Special items[1], and tools cannot be crafted under any circumstances. Crafting allows to craft 156 unique weapons (including 19 reskins) and 428 unique cosmetic items.


Craft icon Materials.png Crafting items

Main article: Craft items


Blueprint Requires ProducesExample Cost
Smelt Class Weapons Any 2 weapons wielded by the same class 1 × Scrap Metal Brass Beast + Killing Gloves of BoxingScrap Metal 2
Combine Scrap Metal 3 × Scrap Metal 1 × Reclaimed Metal Scrap Metal + Scrap Metal + Scrap MetalReclaimed Metal 6
Combine Reclaimed Metal 3 × Reclaimed Metal 1 × Refined Metal Reclaimed Metal + Reclaimed Metal + Reclaimed MetalRefined Metal 18
Smelt Refined Metal 1 × Refined Metal 3 × Reclaimed Metal Refined MetalReclaimed Metal + Reclaimed Metal + Reclaimed Metal 18
Smelt Reclaimed Metal 1 × Reclaimed Metal 3 × Scrap Metal Reclaimed MetalScrap Metal + Scrap Metal + Scrap Metal 6


Blueprint Requires ProducesExample Cost
Fabricate Class Token[2] Any 3 weapons wielded by the same class 1 × Class Token Disciplinary Action + Direct Hit + EqualizerClass Token - Soldier 3
Rebuild Class Token[2] Any 1 Class Token and any 1 weapon belonging to an alternative class 1 × New Class Token Class Token - Sniper + JagClass Token - Engineer 4
Fabricate Slot Token[3] Any 3 weapons equipped in the same slot 1 × Slot Token Natascha + Huntsman + ShortstopSlot Token - Primary 3
Rebuild Slot Token[3] Any 1 Slot Token and any 1 weapon equipped to an alternative slot 1 × New Slot Token Slot Token - Melee + SandvichSlot Token - Secondary 4
Smelt Tokens Any 3 tokens 1 × Reclaimed Metal Slot Token - Primary + Class Token - Scout + Class Token - MedicReclaimed Metal 9

Craft icon Common.png Standard items


Blueprint Requires ProducesExample Cost
Fabricate Class Weapons 1 × Scrap Metal + 1 × Class Token and 1 × Slot Token 1 × Class and slot specific weapon Scrap Metal + Class Token - Demoman + Slot Token - SecondarySticky JumperorScottish ResistanceorSplendid ScreenorChargin' TargeorTide TurnerorQuickiebomb Launcher 8
Fabricate SpaceChem Pin 3 x Moustachium Bar + Spacemetal Scrap SpaceChem Pin -0 + special crafting ingredients

Leaderboard class scout.png Scout

Blueprint Requires Produces Cost
Fabricate Flying Guillotine Reclaimed Metal + 3 x Mad Milk Flying Guillotine 9
Fabricate Baby Face's Blaster Reclaimed Metal + 2 x Shortstop Baby Face's Blaster 8
Fabricate Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol Reclaimed Metal + Mad Milk + Winger Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol 8
Fabricate Wrap Assassin Reclaimed Metal + Southern Hospitality Wrap Assassin 7
Fabricate Soda Popper Reclaimed Metal + Bonk! Atomic Punch + Force-a-Nature Soda Popper 8
Fabricate Winger Reclaimed Metal + Shortstop Winger 7
Fabricate Atomizer Reclaimed Metal + Bonk! Atomic Punch + Sandman Atomizer 8
Fabricate Fan O'War Scrap Metal + Mad Milk Fan O'War 3
Fabricate Sun-on-a-Stick 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Boston Basher Sun-on-a-Stick 13
Fabricate Boston Basher Sandman + Tribalman's Shiv Boston Basher 2
Fabricate Candy Cane Kritzkrieg + Pain Train Candy Cane 2
Fabricate Shortstop Reclaimed Metal + Force-a-Nature Shortstop 7
Fabricate Mad Milk Reclaimed Metal + Jarate Mad Milk 7
Fabricate Holy Mackerel Reclaimed Metal + Sandman Holy Mackerel 7
Fabricate Crit-a-Cola Kritzkrieg + Bonk! Atomic Punch Crit-a-Cola 2
Fabricate Back Scatter Reclaimed Metal + Shortstop + Crit-a-Cola Back Scatter 8

Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier

Blueprint Requires Produces Cost
Fabricate Beggar's Bazooka Reclaimed Metal + 3 x Direct Hit Beggar's Bazooka 9
Fabricate Escape Plan Scrap Metal + Disciplinary Action Escape Plan 3
Fabricate Original 2 x Scrap Metal + Reclaimed Metal Original 10
Fabricate Cow Mangler 5000 Reclaimed Metal + Black Box Cow Mangler 5000 7
Fabricate Righteous Bison Reclaimed Metal + Battalion's Backup Righteous Bison 7
Fabricate Liberty Launcher 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Black Box Liberty Launcher 13
Fabricate Mantreads Refined Metal + Gunboats Mantreads 19
Fabricate Reserve Shooter 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Frontier Justice Reserve Shooter 13
Fabricate Disciplinary Action 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Pain Train Disciplinary Action 13
Fabricate Market Gardener Reclaimed Metal + Gunboats + Pain Train Market Gardener 8
Fabricate Half-Zatoichi Reclaimed Metal + 2 x Eyelander Half-Zatoichi 8
Fabricate Concheror Scrap Metal + Battalion's Backup Concheror 3
Fabricate Black Box Reclaimed Metal + Direct Hit Black Box 7
Fabricate Battalion's Backup Reclaimed Metal + Buff Banner Battalion's Backup 7
Fabricate Gunboats Razorback + Chargin' Targe Gunboats 2
Fabricate Pain Train Scrap Metal + Sandman Pain Train 3
Fabricate Rocket Jumper Reclaimed Metal + 3 x Mantreads Rocket Jumper 9
Fabricate Air Strike Reclaimed Metal + Beggar's Bazooka + Gunboats Air Strike 8
Fabricate B.A.S.E. Jumper Reclaimed Metal + Buff Banner + Sticky Jumper B.A.S.E. Jumper 8
Fabricate Panic Attack 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Back Scatter Panic Attack 13

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Blueprint Requires Produces Cost
Fabricate Neon Annihilator Reclaimed Metal + 2 x Third Degree Neon Annihilator 8
Fabricate Scorch Shot Reclaimed Metal + Flare Gun + Degreaser Scorch Shot 8
Fabricate Phlogistinator Reclaimed Metal + Soda Popper + Backburner Phlogistinator 8
Fabricate Manmelter Reclaimed Metal + Detonator Manmelter 7
Fabricate Third Degree Reclaimed Metal + Axtinguisher + Powerjack Third Degree 8
Fabricate Reserve Shooter 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Frontier Justice Reserve Shooter 13
Fabricate Detonator 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Flare Gun Detonator 13
Fabricate Sharpened Volcano Fragment 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Axtinguisher Sharpened Volcano Fragment 13
Fabricate Back Scratcher Scotsman's Skullcutter + Axtinguisher Back Scratcher 2
Fabricate Degreaser Reclaimed Metal + Backburner Degreaser 7
Fabricate Powerjack Reclaimed Metal + Axtinguisher Powerjack 7
Fabricate Homewrecker Scrap Metal + Equalizer Homewrecker 3
Fabricate Panic Attack 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Back Scatter Panic Attack 13

Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman

Blueprint Requires Produces Cost
Fabricate Ali Baba's Wee Booties Mantreads + Gloves of Running Urgently Ali Baba's Wee Booties 2
Fabricate Splendid Screen 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Chargin' Targe Splendid Screen 13
Fabricate Persian Persuader Scrap Metal + 2 x Half-Zatoichi Persian Persuader 4
Fabricate Half-Zatoichi Reclaimed Metal + 2 x Eyelander Half-Zatoichi 8
Fabricate Loch-n-Load Reclaimed Metal + Scottish Resistance Loch-n-Load 7
Fabricate Ullapool Caber 2 x Scrap Metal + Pain Train Ullapool Caber 5
Fabricate Claidheamh Mòr Homewrecker + Chargin' Targe Claidheamh Mòr 2
Fabricate Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker 2 x Refined Metal + Haunted Metal Scrap + Scotsman's Skullcutter Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker 37 + Haunted Metal Scrap
Fabricate Scotsman's Skullcutter Axtinguisher + Jarate Scotsman's Skullcutter 2
Fabricate Pain Train Scrap Metal + Sandman Pain Train 3
Fabricate Loose Cannon Reclaimed Metal + 3 x Loch-n-Load Loose Cannon 9
Fabricate Sticky Jumper Reclaimed Metal + 3 x Ullapool Caber Sticky Jumper 9
Fabricate B.A.S.E. Jumper Reclaimed Metal + Buff Banner + Sticky Jumper B.A.S.E. Jumper 8
Fabricate Tide Turner Reclaimed Metal + Ali Baba's Wee Booties + Chargin' Targe Tide Turner 9
Fabricate Iron Bomber 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Air Strike Iron Bomber 13
Fabricate Quickiebomb Launcher 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Tide Turner Quickiebomb Launcher 13

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Blueprint Requires Produces Cost
Fabricate Huo-Long Heater Reclaimed Metal + 3 x Family Business Huo-Long Heater 9
Fabricate Holiday Punch Reclaimed Metal + Holy Mackerel + Gloves of Running Urgently Holiday Punch 8
Fabricate Tomislav 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Brass Beast Tomislav 13
Fabricate Family Business Reclaimed Metal + Frontier Justice + Homewrecker Family Business 8
Fabricate Eviction Notice 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Fists of Steel Eviction Notice 13
Fabricate Fishcake 3 x Moustachium Bar + 'Fish' Fishcake 0 + special crafting ingredients
Fabricate Brass Beast Reclaimed Metal + Natascha Brass Beast 7
Fabricate Buffalo Steak Sandvich Reclaimed Metal + Sandvich Buffalo Steak Sandvich 7
Fabricate Warrior's Spirit Scrap Metal + Gloves of Running Urgently Warrior's Spirit 3
Fabricate Fists of Steel Reclaimed Metal + Killing Gloves of Boxing Fists of Steel 7
Fabricate Gloves of Running Urgently 2 x Scrap Metal + Killing Gloves of Boxing Gloves of Running Urgently 5
Fabricate Dalokohs Bar Scrap Metal + Sandvich Dalokohs Bar 3
Fabricate Panic Attack 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Back Scatter Panic Attack 13

Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

Blueprint Requires Produces Cost
Fabricate Pomson 6000 Reclaimed Metal + Righteous Bison + Short Circuit Pomson 6000 8
Fabricate Eureka Effect Reclaimed Metal + 2 x Jag Eureka Effect 8
Fabricate Widowmaker 2 x Reclaimed Metal + L'Etranger Widowmaker 13
Fabricate Short Circuit Reclaimed Metal + Scrap Metal + Gunslinger Short Circuit 9
Fabricate Jag Scrap Metal + Southern Hospitality Jag 3
Fabricate Southern Hospitality Scrap Metal + Ambassador Southern Hospitality 3
Fabricate Rescue Ranger Reclaimed Metal + 3 x Eureka Effect Rescue Ranger 9
Fabricate Panic Attack 2 x Reclaimed Metal + Back Scatter Panic Attack 13

Leaderboard class medic.png Medic

Blueprint Requires Produces Cost
Fabricate Overdose Reclaimed Metal + Gloves of Running Urgently + Crusader's Crossbow Overdose 8
Fabricate Quick-Fix Reclaimed Metal + Mad Milk + Kritzkrieg Quick-Fix 8
Fabricate Solemn Vow Reclaimed Metal + 8 x Jarate Solemn Vow 14
Fabricate Crusader's Crossbow 2 x Scrap Metal + Huntsman Crusader's Crossbow 5
Fabricate Amputator Scrap Metal + Vita-Saw Amputator 3
Fabricate Vita-Saw 2 x Scrap Metal + Übersaw Vita-Saw 5
Fabricate Vaccinator Reclaimed Metal + 3 xQuick-Fix Vaccinator 9

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Blueprint Requires Produces Cost
Fabricate Hitman's Heatmaker Reclaimed metal + Machina + Bazaar Bargain Hitman's Heatmaker 8
Fabricate Cleaner's Carbine Reclaimed Metal + 3 x Bushwacka Cleaner's Carbine 9
Fabricate Cozy Camper Reclaimed Metal + Jarate + Razorback Cozy Camper 8
Fabricate Machina Reclaimed Metal + Righteous Bison + Sydney Sleeper Machina 8
Fabricate Bazaar Bargain Reclaimed Metal + Sydney Sleeper + Eyelander Bazaar Bargain 8
Fabricate Shahanshah Reclaimed Metal + Amputator + Bushwacka Shahanshah 8
Fabricate Sydney Sleeper Reclaimed Metal + Huntsman Sydney Sleeper 7
Fabricate Darwin's Danger Shield Reclaimed Metal + Razorback Darwin's Danger Shield 7
Fabricate Bushwacka Reclaimed Metal + Eyelander Bushwacka 7
Fabricate Tribalman's Shiv Dead Ringer + Huntsman Tribalman's Shiv 2
Fabricate Classic Reclaimed Metal + Huntsman + Bazaar Bargain Classic 8

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

Blueprint Requires Produces Cost
Fabricate Red Tape Recorder Reclaimed Metal + 3 x Spy-cicle Red Tape Recorder 9
Fabricate Spy-cicle Reclaimed Metal + Your Eternal Reward Spy-cicle 7
Fabricate Diamondback Reclaimed Metal + Frontier Justice + Dead Ringer Diamondback 8
Fabricate Enforcer Reclaimed Metal + Scrap Metal + L'Etranger Enforcer 9
Fabricate Big Earner Reclaimed Metal + Conniver's Kunai + L'Etranger Big Earner 8
Fabricate Conniver's Kunai Scrap Metal + Your Eternal Reward Conniver's Kunai 3
Fabricate L'Etranger Reclaimed Metal + Dead Ringer L'Etranger 7
Fabricate Your Eternal Reward Reclaimed Metal + Cloak and Dagger Your Eternal Reward 7

Craft icon Rare.png Rare items

See also: Random crafting recipes
Note: These blueprints are only available to premium players.
Blueprint Requires Produces Cost
Fabricate Headgear 3 × Refined Metal 1 × Random Headgear 54
Rebuild Headgear 2 × Headgear 1 × Random Headgear 108
Fabricate Class Headgear 4 × Refined Metal + 1 × Class Token 1 × Class specific random Headgear 75
Fabricate Bonk Helm[4] Batter's Helmet + Bonk! Atomic Punch + Bonk! Atomic Punch Bonk Helm 2 + Headgear
Fabricate Set Headgear 4 × Refined Metal + 1 × Item set weapon 1 × Set specific random Headgear 73

The following list shows what is accepted in the Fabricate Set Headgear blueprint and their results:

Craft icon Special.png Special items

Note: These blueprints are only available to premium players.
Blueprint Requires Produces Cost
Fabricate Saxton Hale Halloween Mask[5] Scout Mask + Soldier Mask + Pyro Mask + Demoman Mask + Heavy Mask + Engineer Mask + Medic Mask + Sniper Mask + Spy Mask Saxton Hale Mask 0 + 9 Headgear
Fabricate Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker[5] 2 × Refined Metal + Haunted Metal Scrap + Scotsman's Skullcutter Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker 37 + Haunted Metal
Fabricate Haunted Headgear[5] 4 × Refined Metal + Haunted Metal Scrap Spine-Tingling SkullorSpine-Cooling SkullorSpine-Twisting Skull 72 + Haunted Metal
Fabricate Pile of Ash 4 × Mysterious Treasure Pile of Ash 5
Fabricate Power Up Canteen 4 × Scrap Metal Power Up Canteen 8
Fabricate Pile of Curses 7 x Voodoo-Cursed Bag of Quicklime or Voodoo-Cursed Nail or Voodoo-Cursed Novelty Bass or Voodoo-Cursed Old Boot or Voodoo-Cursed Robot Arm or Voodoo-Cursed Skeleton or Voodoo-Cursed Sticky-Bomb Pile of Curses 7
Fabricate Bread Box 3 x Headgear Bread Box 162
Custom Blueprint[6] Matches items from existing blueprints Result for matched blueprint n/a

Crafting weapon classifications

In contrast with the weapon slots presented in-game, the crafting system classifies some weapons in different slots. For example, the Spy's Revolver is classified as a secondary weapon despite how it is equipped in the first item slot in-game. Below is a list of all the usable weapons and slots that the crafting system uses. Note that the table does not include the Stock weapons for the classes, such as the Scattergun, as these are not usable in crafting. However, if one has a stock weapon that has been renamed or described, it can be used to craft into scrap.


Some items which are obtained by special means, such as promotions and weapons bought from the Mann Co. Store, cannot be crafted either as an ingredient or as a result.


Cosmetic items

Item numbering

Backpack Brain Bucket.png
Brain Bucket #1
Level 1 Hat
Crafted by [name]
Zombie tested, braaaains approved.

Crafting numbers are a cosmetic value attached to any crafted weapon or cosmetic item introduced during the May 5, 2011 Patch, as well as most items added in any later update. This number represents the order that a given item was crafted in; for example, a "Brain Bucket #1" would be the very first Brain Bucket to have ever been crafted. While the craft number goes into the thousands on third-party backpack viewers, #100 is the maximum value displayed in-game. For example, a "Brain Bucket #101" would only appear in-game as "Brain Bucket".

Golden Wrench

Main article: Golden Wrench
  • From July 5 to July 9, 2010, players crafting any items in-game had a chance of finding an extremely rare item, the Golden Wrench, of which only 100 were made available. Valve used a list of specified times to help smooth the frequency with which Golden Wrenches were found. When a player crafted an item after one of the times specified, a random drop could occur giving the player their crafted item and a Golden Wrench. When a Golden Wrench was found, it would be announced to all online Team Fortress 2 servers at once in the form of a dialog box in the center of the screen and an accompanying sound bite. This was only available before and leading up to the Engineer Update until all 100 wrenches were found. An announcement is also shown when one of these Golden Wrenches was destroyed.
  • Smelt, Reclaimed, and Refined Metal blueprints were temporarily disabled due to this event until all of the 100 Golden Wrenches had been acquired in order to stop people from endlessly smelting and re-crafting their Metal until they got one. These blueprints were disabled up until the Mann-Conomy Update, even though the Engineer Update had completed and no more Golden Wrenches could be found.

Related achievements

Ghostchievements icon.png Ghostchievements

Sackston Hale
Sackston Hale
Craft the Saxton Hale Mask.

Update history

December 17, 2009 Patch (WAR! Update)
  • Added item crafting.

December 18, 2009 Patch

  • Added a chat message when players craft an item.

December 22, 2009 Patch

  • Added an "equipped" tag to currently equipped items in the Backpack and Crafting screens.
  • Crafting improvements:
    • Spy's Camera Beard can now be smelted into scrap metal.
    • Recipes can no longer produce items matching any of the items used in the crafting.
    • Added some recipes.

January 13, 2010 Patch

  • Minor fixes to the crafting UI:
    • Changed the item layout in the crafting panel to better fit the backpack panel.
    • Each 1 of the 4 crafting pages now shows half of 1 of the 2 backpack pages.
    • Fixed the crafting panel next/prev page buttons being hard to use while dragging.
    • Fixed the "equipped" label in the item panels stealing the mouse focus from the item panel itself.

January 28, 2010 Patch

March 19, 2010 Patch

April 28, 2010 Patch

  • Moved Crafting button out to the root class/backpack selection panel.

May 12, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Smelt Reclaimed Metal, Smelt Refined Metal, Fabricate Gunboats, Fabricate Dalokohs Bar, Fabricate Homewrecker, Fabricate Pain Train, Fabricate Crit-a-Cola and Fabricate Bonk Helm recipes.
  • [Undocumented] Updated the Gunboats so they could be crafted with other Soldier weapons.
  • [Undocumented] Updated the Smelt Class Weapons recipe to only require 2 weapons wielded by the same class.
  • [Undocumented] Updated the Fabricate Class Token and Fabricate Slot Token to only require 3 weapons of the same class or loadout slot.

June 10, 2010 Patch (Mac Update)

October 6, 2010 Patch

  • Achievement items and store promotion items are now usable in crafting.
  • Gifted items are now craftable.
  • Attempting to craft a non tradable item will result in a warning that the items produced by the craft will also be marked as non-tradable.
  • Community, Self-Made, and Valve items are not tradable or usable in crafting.
  • Changed "Not Craftable" description to "Not Usable in Crafting" to increase clarity.
  • [Undocumented] Added crafting recipes for the Gloves of Running Urgently and the Vita-Saw.

October 8, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added crafting recipes for Polycount Pack set hats.

October 27, 2010 Patch (Scream Fortress Update)

  • The Haunted Metal Scrap was added to the game.

December 21, 2010 Patch

  • Added several crafting recipes.

December 22, 2010 Patch

  • The "Fabricate Class Headgear" recipe no longer has a chance of creating all-class hats.

March 1, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added crafting recipes for the Sharpened Volcano Fragment and the Sun-on-a-Stick.

March 15, 2011 Patch

  • All recipes are now known to all players.
  • Reduced the cost of most recipes:
    • Amputator changed from 2 Reclaimed Metal and a Vita-Saw to 1 Scrap Metal and a Vita-Saw.
    • Brass Beast changed from 2 Reclaimed Metal and a Natascha to 1 Reclaimed Metal and a Natascha.
    • Buffalo Steak Sandvich changed from a Sandvich and a Crit-a-Cola to 1 Reclaimed Metal and a Sandvich.
    • Crusaders Crossbow changed from 2 Reclaimed Metal and a Huntsman to 2 Scrap Metal and a Huntsman.
    • Dalokohs Bar changed from a Bonk! Atomic Punch and a Sandvich to 1 Scrap Metal and a Sandvich.
    • Fists of Steel changed from 2 Scrap Metal and a Gloves of Running Urgently to 1 Reclaimed Metal and a Killing Gloves of Boxing.
    • Gloves of Running Urgently changed from 1 Reclaimed Metal and a Killing Gloves of Boxing to 1 Scrap Metal and a Killing Gloves of Boxing.
    • Homewrecker changed from an Eyelander and an Equalizer to 1 Scrap Metal and Equalizer.
    • Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker changed from 2 Refined Metal, a haunted Scrap Metal metal, and a Scotsman's Skullcutter to 1 Refined Metal, a haunted Scrap Metal metal, and a Scotsman's Skullcutter.
    • Jag changed from 2 Scrap Metal and a Southern Hospitality to 1 Scrap Metal and a Southern Hospitality.
    • Loch-n-Load changed from 2 Reclaimed Metal and a Scottish Resistance to 1 Reclaimed Metal and a Scottish Resistance.
    • Sharpened Volcano Fragment changed from 1 refined, a Degreaser and a Powerjack to 2 Reclaimed Metal and an Axtinguisher.
    • Sun-on-a-Stick changed from 1 refined and a Boston Basher to 2 Reclaimed Metal and a Boston Basher.
    • Ullapool Caber changed from 2 Reclaimed Metal and a Sandman to 2 Scrap Metal and a Pain Train.
    • Vita-Saw changed from 1 Reclaimed Metal and an Ubersaw to 2 Scrap Metal and an Ubersaw.
    • Warrior's Spirit changed from 2 Reclaimed Metal and a Gloves of Running Urgently to 1 Scrap Metal and a Gloves of Running Urgently.
  • Items previously crafted using recipes that will be reduced in this update have been upgraded to Vintage quality - These included the Australian Christmas sets, the Sharpened Volcano Fragment and the Sun-on-a-Stick, and the Shogun Pack Weapons.
  • [Undocumented] Added crafting recipes for weapons in the Shogun Pack.

April 28, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added crafting recipes for the SpaceChem Pin and Fishcake.

May 5, 2011 Patch (Replay Update)

May 6, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a bug when crafting class tokens.

May 10, 2011 Patch

  • Removed the ability to delete the craft count attribute from items.

May 12, 2011 Patch

May 19, 2011 Patch

June 14, 2011 Patch

June 23, 2011 Patch

  • The Crafting interface has been redesigned to accommodate the fact that crafting blueprints are always known to players now.
  • [Undocumented] Renamed Stock weapons can now be used in crafting.

July 18, 2011 Patch

August 2, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed crafts not being shown in the text chat box.

August 9, 2011 Patch

September 15, 2011 Patch

September 20, 2011 Patch

October 17, 2011 Patch

October 18, 2011 Patch

October 27, 2011 Patch (Very Scary Halloween Special)

November 16, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a bug where an item with an empty craft_class could be obtained via crafting.

November 23, 2011 Patch

January 11, 2012 Patch

February 14, 2012 Patch

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special)

December 20, 2012 Patch (Mecha Update)

January 24, 2013 Patch

March 4, 2013 Patch

November 21, 2013 Patch (Two Cities Update)

  • [Undocumented] Robot Parts were added to the game.

June 18, 2014 Patch

  • Added crafting recipes for newly added weapons.

September 17, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The cosmetic items from the Strongbox Pack were made craftable.

Other undocumented changes:

  • When miscellaneous items were first separated from Hats, due to players wanting to equip the Camera Beard and other Spy hats simultaneously, the Camera Beard began dropping at the same rate as weapons. It was not unusual for players to find many in the course of a week. Despite the Camera Beard being considered as a 'headgear', two could not be combined to get another hat but could be crafted together to create another Miscellaneous piece of headgear. After the Camera Beard drop-rate was patched in a subsequent update, it became possible to craft two of them together to make a hat.
  • Grenade, Building, Head, and PDA(1) Slot Tokens were once listed in the items_game.txt file and were valid items, but none of them were given blueprints, and as such these items were removed from the game during the Mann-Conomy Update. It was previously possible to craft a Head Slot Token by placing 4 hats in the crafting window due to an oversight, but the blueprint and all instances of the item were finally removed when the Mann-Conomy update was launched.

December 22, 2014 Patch

October 12, 2015 Patch

  • Fixed an issue where some players could not use some of the crafting recipes.

January 7, 2016 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Disabled the crafting recipe for the Giftapult.


  • As of the May 5, 2011 Patch any hat or weapon crafted displays "Crafted by PLAYERNAME" in the description of the item. Additionally, using the Restore button in the backpack gives an option to remove this feature from the item.
  • Smelting refined or reclaimed metal only partially made from untradable reclaimed or scrap metal causes all metal produced to be untradable.


  • Some cases have been reported of players "finding" Scrap Metal. This is most often caused by player losing connection to Steam after clicking the craft button. This means the items are used in the craft recipe, yet the result of the craft remains uncollected until the player dies in a server: giving the "PLAYERNAME has found: METALTYPE" alert.
  • Untradable metal, and items made with untradable metal, were reverted to tradable due to a glitch until a subsequent patch was released. This behavior was observed during the Scream Fortress Update event with the Voodoo Jujus and Spine-Chilling Skulls crafted using untradable Haunted Metal Scrap. Halloween cosmetics crafted prior to the November 10, 2010 Patch became tradable after the update, but cosmetics crafted after that have reportedly remained untradable, suggesting Valve has fixed the glitch.
  • When viewing the entire backpack while selecting an item to craft, an empty slot is shown first followed by everything else in proper order, resulting in the rightmost column being displayed on the left side, the bottom-right item being displayed on the top-right of the next page, and the last item in the backpack being inaccessible.
  • Sometimes, when using a Strange weapon as a crafting ingredient, the result shows "No matching blueprint".


Notes and references

  1. Team Fortress 2: Free-to-Play FAQ
  2. a b If the player uses a Multiple Class weapon with a Class Token, or 3 Multiple Class weapon and chooses to create a Class Token, it will always result in the token of the first class that can equip the weapons those using in crafting (e.g. 3x Pain Train will result in Soldier Token or 3x Freedom Staff will result in Scout token).
  3. a b Weapons only; Cosmetic items cannot be used to create a "Cosmetic Token".
  4. The Batter's Helmet consumed with this blueprint will not retain its properties. This includes level, rarity, applied paint, customized name and customized description. The level will be randomized.
  5. a b c These blueprints require specific items not obtainable through crafting.
  6. This blueprint allows the user to craft items in the manner before the Uber Update, by simply placing items in the craft window.
  7. Ellis' Cap was not actually changed to be used as a crafting ingredient. Ellis' Cap was updated to be craftable on January 12.

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