Cleaner's Carbine

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The Sniper after activating his crikey bar

The Cleaner's Carbine is a community-created secondary weapon for the Sniper. It is a small, black submachine gun with a large suppressor, a charging handle, iron sights, and a folded in folding skeletal stock.

The Cleaner's Carbine features a "CRIKEY" bar which can be filled by dealing 100 points of damage with the weapon. Once "CRIKEY" is full, secondary fire key (default key: MOUSE2) can be pressed whilst the Cleaner's Carbine is the active weapon to activate the ability. This causes the weapon to be charged with 8 seconds of guaranteed Mini-Crits, which is also applied to all other equipped weapons.

As a downside to this ability, the Cleaner's Carbine has a magazine capacity 20% smaller than that of the SMG (20 bullets) and a 25% slower firing speed, and it is incapable of delivering random critical hits.

The Cleaner's Carbine's suppressor gives it a quieter firing sound.

The Cleaner's Carbine was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Hitscan
Damage type Bullet
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Maximum ramp-up 150% 12
Base damage 100% 8
Maximum fall-off 50% 4
Point blank 8-12
Medium range 4-6
Long range 4-5
Critical 24
Mini-crit 11-16
Function times
Attack interval 0.13 s
Reload 1.1 s
Spread recovery 1.25 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Item set

Main article: Item sets
The Urban Professional
Item icon Urban Professional Bundle.png
Cleaner's Carbine
Cleaner's Carbine

No effect



See also: Crafting


Reclaimed Metal Bushwacka Cleaner's Carbine
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Bushwacka.pngx3 = Item icon Cleaner's Carbine.png
Class Token - Sniper Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Sniper.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Jarate.png Item icon Razorback.png Item icon Darwin's Danger Shield.png Item icon Cleaner's Carbine.png
Item icon Cozy Camper.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Triple Prey
Triple Prey
In a single round, get a kill with 3 different weapons.

Update history

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)
  • The Cleaner's Carbine was added to the game.

July 5, 2012 Patch

  • Added recoil forces for the Cleaner's Carbine.
  • Added more detail to the reloads for the Cleaner's Carbine.

February 7, 2014 Patch

  • Changed attribute:
    • Changed On Kill effect from gain crits for 3 seconds to gain mini-crits for 8 seconds.

April 1, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • Changed attribute:
    • Reduced firing rate penalty from 35% to 25%.
    • Added 'CRIKEY' meter which is filled by dealing damage.
    • Mini-crits are no longer activated by kill, but can instead be activated by alt-fire when the 'CRIKEY' meter is filled.
  • [Undocumented] Removed the ability to taunt with the weapon active.

July 7, 2016 Patch

  • Removed hidden +10% damage taken multiplier while under the effects of "CRIKEY".

January 16, 2017 Patch

  • Fixed not being able to taunt with the Cleaner's Carbine.

February 14, 2017 Patch

  • Fixed not earning Crikey meter progress with The Cleaner's Carbine when damaging a building, boss, or tank.


  • The CRIKEY meter doesn't always show up the correct amount stored. This is a visual-only bug, as it's possible, in those circumstances, to activate CRIKEY even when said meter is not full.
  • When viewed in the world view, the muzzle flash appears to be misaligned with the barrel.


  • The weapon's name is a reference to the movie Léon: The Professional, the main character of which refers to himself as a 'cleaner' instead of an assassin.


See also