Estrategia de la Comunidad del Heavy

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El Heavy

El Heavy, como su nombre indica, es la principal fuerza de ataque frontal de Team Fortress 2. Esta clase consiste en un especialista de armas pesadas: grande, lento, duro y poderoso. Cualquier jugador usando al Heavy puede meterse en batallas que otras clases preferirían evitar. La utilidad del Heavy como tropa de choque, rompe-defensas y defensor de grandes áreas no debe ser subestimada ni ignorada por ninguno de los dos bandos.

Consejos Rápidos

  • Atraviesa rápidamente las zonas abiertas: eres el objetivo favorito de los Snipers. Usar los Guantes de Rapidez Ultraterrena te convertirá en un objetivo más difícil de alcanzar.
  • ¡Vigila tus espaldas! Habrá casi siempre un Spy detrás de tí. Atento al característico sonido que emiten al volverse visibles.
  • El Focata cura muy rápido y te mantiene en la batalla. Úsalo en lugares seguros.
  • Puedes lanzar tus objetos de comida con el botón derecho para que alguien más lo coja, como tu Medic.
  • Considera equiparte los Puños de Acero al cruzar zonas abiertas y como estrategia para distraer a las Armas Centinela.
  • Si tienes a un Medic curándote, manténle protegido cubriéndole a tu espalda.
  • Consigue munición a menudo. Pese a que 200 parece mucho, tu Ametralladora se vaciará rápidamente.

General

  • Como la clase con mayor cantidad de Puntos de Vida, el Heavy capaz de absorber una gran cantidad de daño antes de morir. Esta resistencia permite a los jugadores permanecer en el frente durante más tiempo que otras clases. Utiliza esto para mantener la presión sobre el enemigo o si un jugador amigo necesita recuperar vida o munición.
    • Sin embargo,recuerda que por la reducida velocidad y su cuerpo más grande, es más fácil dañar a un Heavy, por lo cual es recomendado que siempre estés cerca de un muro (o cualquier tipo de cobertura) para protegerte del fuego enemigo . Por muy poderoso que sea el Heavy, los jugadores deberían tener en cuenta que el Heavy sigue siendo vulnerable a ataques conjuntos del enemigo, y su reducida velocidad de movimiento puede ayudar a su vulnerabilidad.
  • Los jugadores novatos que elijan al Heavy deben de adquirir la costumbre de retirarse automáticamente del campo de batalla, sin importar lo que suceda, cuando su vida cae al rededor de los 125 puntos de vida (mas/menos 25 PV). Cuando tengan más experiencia sabrán decidir si deberían retirarse del campo de batalla o quedarse en el mismo y luchar hasta la muerte.
  • Con 300 PV, el Heavy es capar de tener 400 PV de salud extra, lo que permite a los jugadores absorber más daño. Un dúo Heavy - Medic es fácilmente una de las combinaciones más poderosas del juego.
  • Siendo la clase más lenta del juego, el Heavy tiene la máxima prioridad al usar el teleportador. Si tu equipo no posee teleportadores, es importante planear tu camino hacia el frente de batalla para evita perder tiempo al tomar un camino equivocado.
  • Como consecuencia del su tamaño, fuerza y capacidad de fuego,el heavy atrae la mayor parte de la atención de otros jugadores lo que permite al heavy "orquestar" las zonas calientes o tranquilas del campo de batalla. Los Heavies pueden ser usados como una distracción para que clases más ágiles como los Scouts y Pyros puedan emboscar y flanquear al enemigo, y su ausencia puede ser utilizada para darle al bando contrario una falsa sensación de seguridad.
  • Recuerden que, a pesar de la considerable capacidad ofensiva que esta clase abarca, el Heavy pertenece a la categoría de Defensa: usados en situaciones defensivas pueden suprimir ataques enemigos y prevenir el avance del mismo.
  • Un Heavy situado cerca de un Dispensador, paquetes de vida o munición o la vagoneta, estará suministrado con una dosis constante de vida y munición, permitiendo a los jugadores disparar su Ametralladora sin la necesidad de abandonar el frente por escasez de vida o munición.
Un Sniper es capaz de eliminar a un Heavy con exceso de curación con un simple disparo a la cabeza totalmente cargado, intenta no ser su objetivo.
  • Estad alerta ante punteros laser con el color enemigo. Por más que el Heavy sea la clase con mayor cantidad de Puntos de Vida, un disparo certero de un Sniper es capaz de derribarle.
    • Dispararle al Sniper posiblemente no le saque mucha vida, pero afectara la precisión de su disparo.
  • Los Heavies son objetivos tentadores para un Spy. Mira detrás tuyo constantemente cuando tengas tu arma lista para disparar.
    • Por el desvío que sufren las balas cuando recorren largas distancias, disparar a la nada puede acertar y revelar un Spy invisible. Esto permite a los jugadores practicar un Spy-check a larga distancia.
  • Empujar el carro en juegos de Carga Explosiva si hay compañeros ayudando puede ser muy efectivo. Úsalo como una pequeña barrera contra los proyectiles enemigos y dispara desde su parte trasera.Al actuar la vagoneta como un Dispensador portátil, vida y munición serán automáticamente suministradas, aumentando la ya sorprendente resistencia del Heavy.
  • Cuida a tu Medic! La combinación Heavy-Medic puede ser una fuerza devastadora, pero solo si ambos trabajáis en equipo. Recuerda que el Medic tiene a otros pacientes que curar aparte del Heavy, se cuidadoso entonces, cuando el Medic no te este curando. Asegúrate de arrojarle tu Focata a tu Medic si tiene poca vida, incluso puedes servirle de escudo humano si la ocasión lo requiere.
  • ¡La comunicación es la clave! mantener el contacto con tu Medic reduce las posibilidades de acabar separados. Esto también puede servir para indicarle a tu Medic cuando usar su Supercarga para sacarle el mayor rendimiento.
  • Objetos comestibles como el Focata o la Chocolatina Dalokohs no pueden ser consumidos cuando el Heavy este en el aire o nadando. Sim embargo, aun pueden ser arrojados con el boton M2 (fuego secundario).

Arma Específica

Armas Primarias

Ametralladora/Ametralladora Festiva/Telón de Acero

Arma Icono de Muerte Munición Daño
Llevada Quemarropa Media Distancia Larga Distancia Crítico
Minigun
Por defecto
Ametralladora
Killicon minigun.png 200 50-54 5-30 5-10 27
Festive Minigun
Caja
Ametralladora Festiva
Killicon minigun.png
Iron Curtain
Promocional
Telón de Acero
Killicon iron curtain.png
  • Recuerda que mantener presionado el fuego secundario mantendrá la ametralladora en giro y listo para disparar al momento; agarrando un lugar en posiciones defensivas estratégicas y mantener la ametralladora lista para disparar es comúnmente una gran alternativa para intentar un asalto con el Heavy.
    • Cuidado porque al girar tu ametralladora reducirá bastante tu velocidad de movimiento y también emitirá un sonido distintivo. Enemigos cercanos sabrán que estas cerca
    • Presiona el botón de fuego alternativo para moverte a velocidad normal mientras aun eres capaz de girar tu ametralladora rápidamente.
  • La velocidad de rastreo del ratón no baja cuando giras tu Ametralladora. Ajustar tu ratón a alta sensibilidad puede permitir a jugadores apuntar rápidamente a blancos móviles.
  • Saber cuando no disparar es la clave de un buen Heavy. Desperdiciar munición alejando a blancos a un largo rango o en pares Supercargados dejara a jugadores sin munición en un punto importante.
  • Una de las claves para usar la ametralladora efectivamente es aprender a saltar y girar la ametralladora al mismo tiempo. Usa esto cuando valles alrededor de esquinas para emboscar al enemigo efectivamente.

Natascha

Arma Icono de Muerte Munición Daño
Llevada Quemarropa Media Distancia Larga Distancia Crítico
Natascha
Unlock
Natascha
Killicon natascha.png 200 32-36 5-20 3-10 20.25
  • La Natascha es particularmente efectiva contra clases más rápidas (como el Scout) dado que contraarresta su ventaja de velocidad. Usá la Natascha para prevenir que las clases rápidas logren cubrirse, haciéndolas más fáciles de eliminar.
  • Debido a que la Natascha hace menos daño, lo mejor es evitar pelear contra Heavies que estén empuñando un arma primaria diferente (especialmente el Titán de Latón), o el arma centinela de un Engineer, a menos que un Medic esté dando soporte o haya compañeros de equipo cerca.
  • Cuando trabajes con un compañero en defensa como un Demoman, Soldier, o un Heavy que use la Ametralladora, la Natascha puede hacer de los Scouts, Medics y Pyros objetivos fáciles para los proyectiles lentos y permite a otros Heavies tener tiempo de preparar sus ametralladoras.
  • La Natascha puede ser mejor opción que la Ametralladora para tratar con Spies, dado que la Natascha reduce la posibilidad de que un Spy enemigo huya después de una búsqueda de Spies exitosa.
  • La ralentización de la Natascha también afecta el impulso vertical, esto significa que cualquier oponente tratando de saltar (incluyendo saltos con cohete y saltos con bombas lapa) va a quedarse corto cuando sea impactado. Esto puede ser usado para defender puntos de gran ventaja contra Soldiers y Demomen que traten de tomar el terreno elevado.

Titán de Latón

Arma Icono de Muerte Munición Daño
Llevada Quemarropa Media Distancia Larga Distancia Crítico
Brass Beast
Craft
Titán de Latón
Killicon brass beast.png 200 60-65 6-36 5-12 32.4
  • Tener la escopeta como arma secundaria es recomendable debido a la velocidad de giro. Esto permite a los jugadores tener un arma a mano en caso de emboscada.
  • Debido a la extrema lentitud de movimiento mientras gira, este arma es genial en situaciones defensivas que no requieran una cantidad de movimiento significante.
    • Aprovecha la fantástica ventaja de daño vigilando pasillos y lugares estrechos, donde el enemigo tenga menos espacio para maniobrar esquivar los disparos.
  • En las defensas de equipo, intenta cooperar con otro heavy que use la Natascha. La bonificación de Natascha hace que se pueda ralentizar a objetivos, maximizando la cantidad de daño que el Titán de Latón hace.
  • Haz buen uso de un Dispensador con este arma. La reducción de movimiento mientras gira significa que es difícil para los jugadores mantener al Titán de Latón con munición, como otros que cogen las armas caídas de los cuerpos muertos, además de hacer del heavy un blanco fácil para el daño explosivo.
  • Con el Titán de Latón equipado, los heavy enemigos no son una amenaza; deberías ganar la mayoría de los enfrentamientos.
  • Esconderse tras una esquina a la espera de enemigos despistados, es una buena manera de hacer una emboscada.

Tomislav

Arma Icono de Muerte Munición Daño
Carried Quemarropa Media Distancia Larga Distancia Crítico
Tomislav
Craft
Tomislav
Killicon tomislav.png 200 50-54 5-30 5-10 27
  • Un heavy con la Tomislav equipada es ideal para sorprender a los enemigos cuando giran esquinas. Emboscar a un rival a quemarropa de esta manera resulta ser rápido, casi una muerte segura; no pueden retirarse lo suficientemente rápido para escapar del daño mientras les sigues, usualmente no pueden superar la salud del Heavy si eligen pelear de todos modos.
  • Si encuentras un lugar donde realizar tales emboscadas, asegúrate de que no uses el mismo lugar dos veces. Tus víctimas alertaran rápidamente a sus compañeros, quienes estarán listos con sus armas hasta llegar a la zona de muerte.
  • El giro rápido de la Tomislav generalmente compensa la debilidad de la escopeta. Si tienes una buena munición y/o esperas usar tácticas defensivas, un consumible será mejor en tu slot secundario.
  • Un heavy agresivo obtiene ventaja con el giro de la Tomislav si avanza más deprisa. Si te quedas sin objetivos, puedes dejar de girar y reposicionarte rápidamente; puedes entrar de nuevo a la pelea y atacar muy rápido.
  • Normalmente, cambiar a la Ametralladora con la bonificacion de los Kañeros Guantes de Boxeo es ineficiente durante el tiempo de bonificación de críticos; la Tomislav es una gran excepcion a esta regla, ya que puedes cambiar, desplegar y disparar el arma en menos de 1 segundo después de que te conectes con los guantes. Esta es una gran forma de limpiar un área mientras tienes una Supercarga.
  • Cuando estés en la coordinacion con un Medic con la Pistola Médica equipada, no dudes en acortar distancia en la primera parte de una de una Supercarga ofensiva, ya que tendrás tiempo adicional para disparar.
  • Escucha cuidadosamente a Heavies enemigos y sus ametralladoras; si debes atacar, perderás en una batalla cabeza a cabeza con todos excepto los Heavies equipados con Natascha (asumiendo que ustedes 2 ya han girado el arma y estan listos para disparar y todo lo demás siendo igual). Atrápalos de cerca y sin sus armas desplegadas, y ganarás la carrera de daño antes de que ellos puedan atacar.
  • El giro rápido de la Tomislav puede ser muy útil contra clases más ligeras como los Scouts.

Achicharradora Huo-Long

Arma Icono de Muerte Munición Daño Efecto
Carried Quemarropa Media Distancia Larga Distancia Crítico Aro de Fuego Quemandose
Huo-Long Heater
Craft
Achicharradora Huo Long
Killicon huo-long heater.png 200 50-54 5-30 5-10 27 12-18 36 de daño en unos 6 segundos
  • Es mejor llevar una escopeta como arma secundaria de Heavy,ya que la Achicharradora Huo-Long reducirá la munición más rápido que las otras ametralladoras. En el momento en que te quedes sin munición, apóyate en la escopeta, pero no trates de sustituirla por el poder de fuego de la Achicharradora. El Negocio Familiar es recomendado debido a su reserva de munición mas grande.
  • Enfócate más en asaltos de larga distancia con el disparo de tu ametralladora en vez de ataques de corta distancia y defensa propia. El anillo de fuego te protegerá de los asaltos de corto alcance de tus enemigos, aunque no los acabará completamente.
    • No te apoyes completamente en el anillo de fuego o su efecto de quemadura para acabar con enemigos cercanos. A menos que tu oponente esté con salud baja, las llamas no serán suficientemente efectivas hasta para matar a un Spy tratando de apuñalarte, pero los quemará de todas formas.
  • Apóyate en tus compañeros de equipo más que nunca. Tu munición es mas limitada que usualmente, y será más probable que te quedes sin munición directamente en territorio enemigo. Tus compañeros de equipo serán capaces de ayudarte en estas situaciones y también de acabar con enemigos quemados por tus llamas mientras tu te concentras en objetivos clave, o cuando tu no estés girando tu arma para no gastar munición.
  • Presta atención a cualquier reserva de munición cercana. Jugadores caídos y packs de munición serán capaces de restaurar tu rápidamente agotada munición para un asalto más largo.
  • Los enemigos serán mas propensos a atacarte desde un rango alejado debido a tu anillo de fuego protector, así que nota enemigos lejanos como Snipers, quienes tendrán mas motivación para atacarte desde una distancia.
  • Conserva munición lo más posible. Es mejor tener tu ametralladora girando solo en un área vulnerable para emboscar o cerca de una fuente de munición como una Dispensadora. De otro modo, es posible que te quedes sin munición rápido.
  • Intenta acercarte a tus enemigos. Lejos de ellos, reciben menos daño de tus balas y están fuera del rango de tus llamas. Usar los Guantes de velocidad Ultraterrena puede permitirte acercarte a tus enemigos mas rápidamente.
  • El tamaño propio del Heavy mas el anillo de fuego que lo rodea le permite actuar aun más como una figura defensiva, capaz de bloquear pasadas y parar a los enemigos, mientras se protege a si mismo de los ataques.
  • El anillo de fuego que creas también sirve como contra amenaza para Spies. Spies tratando de apuñalarte mientras estés atacando serán quemados. Mantén un ojo por cualquier jugador amigable que haya sido prendido en fuego- ellos podrían ser un Spy enemigo.
  • Esta arma puede ser usada para defender nidos de Engineers aliados. Sus dispensadoras te darán una fuente continua de munición, y el anillo de fuego que creas quemará a Spies enemigos tratando de sappear construcciones.

Secondary Weapons

Escopeta

Arma Icono de Muerte Munición Daño
Munición cargada Munición total Quemarropa Media Distancia Larga Distancia Crítico
Shotgun
Stock
Escopeta
Killicon shotgun.png 6 32 86-90 24-67 3-26 180
  • La Escopeta es el arma maniobrable del Heavy. Usala en situaciones donde perder movilidad es desventajoso, tales como:
    • Pelear con Demomen y Soldiers, donde ellos pueden tomar cubierta para atacarte mientras estan a salvo del fuego de tu ametralladora. Esto también te permite esquivar sus tiros mas fácilmente:
    • Mientras te retiras.
    • Mientras tratas de cortar distancia mientras tienes una Supercarga.
    • Mientras peleas estando a la vista de un Sniper.
    • Cuando obtener packs de vida y munición rápido es importante.
    • "Embistiendo" clases a largo rango hasta rango medio hasta donde la Escopeta hace daño máximo.
  • La escopeta tambíen provee un arma de rango como apoyo cuando te quedes sin munición de Ametralladora.
  • Si tambien hay multiples Medics amigos en el equipo, entonces sería una mejor idea llevar la Escopeta en vez de un Focata, ya que reponer salud no es un problema.
  • Mantén en la mente que sin un Focata, los jugadores necesitan apoyarse más en Packs de Salud y Medics. Trata de memorizar las localizaciones de packs de salud en el mapa, y mantén una distancia cercana a tus compañeros de equipo and keep within easy si la necesidad de retirarse surge.
  • También puedes tratar y usar la Escopeta para atacar a enemigos que ese encuentran en esquinas si dicha esquina es muy peligrosa o si te encuentras con baja salud. Esta estrategia es más efectiva con las Tomislav, ya que el enemigo no estará consciente de tu plan hasta que este completamente en acción.

Focata

Arma Munición Comiendo
Cargador Total Vida recuperada Duración Tiempo de recarga
Sandvich
Unlock
Focata
1 300 4.3 segundos 30 segundos
  • Cuando se come, recupera toda la vida del Heavy en unos cuatro segundos; durante el proceso, el Heavy estará inmóvil y emitirá sonidos de que esta comiendo.
  • Recuerda usar el Focata solo cuando estes cubierto y en presencia de compañeros de equipo. Ya que el Heavy está completamente inmóvil cuando esta recuperando vida, los enemigos pueden seguirte muy fácilmente.
    • Trata de comer mientras estés respaldado en una muralla, ya que un Spy que encuentre un Heavy comiendo puede ser desastroso. En adición, asegurate de pararte en un lugar donde un Spy sea incapaz de usar la altura como ventaja para escalar y apuñalarte por arriba.
  • Usa el disparo alterno para lanzar el Focata en el suelo. Un Focata en el suelo actúa como un pack de salud medio, restaurando el 50% de la salud de un jugador cuando lo recoja, parando daño de quemaduras/sangrado. Úsalo para ayudar a compañeros de equipos en peligro a recuperar vida. Esto es especialmente recomendable para curar Medics, ya que ellos no pueden curarse a si mismo así que los ayuda a retener su Supercarga.
    • Los Focatas no pueden ser tomados por ti de esta forma. Recogiendolos solo rellenara tu barra de Comida.
  • Los enemigos pueden tomar Focatas del suelo de tu equipo, entonces es posible poner trampas al tirar un Focata y emboscar a los enemigos que traten de tomarlo.a
  • El Focata tarda 30 segundos en reponerse. Cogiendo un botiquín de vida cuando tengas la vida del Heavy al maximo hara que se reponga al instante.
    • Esto puede ser usado para el beneficio de tus compañeros cuando recoges packs de salud pequeños, ya que el Focata puede ser soltado para un compañero, y el pack pequeño que recogiste para restaurar el medidor de comida de transformará en un pack de salud medio.
  • Sin un arma para recurrir como la Escopeta o el Negocio Familiar, estás forzado a recurrir solamente a la Ametralladora para hacer daño en áreas abiertas.
  • Al inmediatamente realizar una burla al equipar el. Focata, el segundo de cambiar de arma puede ser evitado, permitiendo un consumo más rapido.

Dalokohs Bar/Fishcake

Arma Munición Comiendo
Cargador Total Vida recuperada Duración Tiempo de recarga
Dalokohs Bar
Craft
Chocolatina Dalokohs
1 60 pero si la vida esta entera, la vida aumentara hasta los 350. 4.3 segundos 30 segundos
Fishcake
Promotional
Barrita de Pescado
  • Consuming the Dalokohs Bar restores 60 HP over four seconds when eaten, and increases the Heavy's maximum health to 350 HP for 30 seconds. As with the Sandvich, the Heavy becomes immobile and makes highly audible eating noises.
  • At the end of the 30-second time limit, any health over 300 becomes overheal health and will fully drain away in around 7 seconds.
  • Unlike the Sandvich or Buffalo Steak Sandvich, the Dalokohs Bar has no cooldown timer, and thus can be consumed consecutively multiple times to restore health. However, be wary that consuming it will still take time, so it's often wiser to simply look for more health pickups if the chance of being ambushed by enemies is high.
  • The extra 50 HP allows the user to withstand a minimum of one more shot from the Scattergun, the Grenade Launcher or the Sniper Rifle (minimally charged headshots or bodyshots). It may also allow a minimum of one more shot from the Stickybomb Launcher and Direct Hit when fighting outside very close range. All of these weapons are used by the Heavy's most common enemies and the extra hit may give the Heavy time to finish off his opponent, however without the 100% healing power of the Sandvich they will be troubled to find healing afterward.
  • The Dalokohs Bar can be particularly useful for Heavies that can obtain a constant source of healing but lack a nearby friendly Medic for overhealing or a Dispenser for healing.
  • The Dalokohs Bar has good synergy with Medics using the Quick-Fix. The improved healthpool provided by the Dalokohs Bar works well with the Quick-Fix's inability to Overheal, thus allowing the Heavy the benefits of both a sort-of-overheal and the improved heal rate of the Quick-Fix, which makes the Heavy fairly difficult to kill, especially for support classes like the Engineer.
  • Even though the Dalokohs Bar increases maximum health to 350, Medics can still only overheal the Heavy to 450 HP, making the bar less effective when there are numerous friendly Medics.
    • Furthermore, due to a bug, Dispensers and Quick-Fix Medics will still only heal Heavies under the effect of the Dalokohs Bar up to 300 HP.

Buffalo Steak Sandvich

Arma Munición Comiendo
Cargador Total Impulso Duración Duración del efecto Tiempo de recarga
Buffalo Steak Sandvich
Craft
Focata de Filete de Búfalo
1 Incrementa la velocidad un 35% y hace que todo el daño recibido sean minicrìticos. 4.3 segundos 15 segundos 30 segundos
  • Like the Sandvich, the Buffalo Steak Sandvich can be dropped with alternate fire. A dropped Buffalo Steak Sandvich behaves the same as a regular Sandvich, replenishing 50% of the health of whoever picks it up, excluding the person who threw it.
  • The speed boost can be handy in more ways than simple offense; it can aid in scouting and can help get players to their destinations quickly. Note, however, that players are more vulnerable to attack after eating a Buffalo Steak Sandvich due to having Mini-Crits inflicted on them.
    • A particularly effective tactic is to use the Buffalo Steak Sandvich at the start of Arena mode's setup time; the now-faster Heavy will be able to reach the front lines faster and the effect will wear off as combat begins, allowing players to make surprising offensive rushes and ambushes against lighter classes.
    • The speed boost can also be used to gain access to places that were previous inaccessible to Heavies. Some jumps that would normally only be accessible to most other classes can be done by a Heavy under the effects of the Buffalo Steak Sandvich.
  • If an enemy is chasing at a distance, turn a corner and use the Buffalo Steak Sandvich. Using the third-person camera, it's possible to spot the enemy whilst eating and, with good timing, pop out again with a surprise melee attack.
  • Make sure not to charge at enemies because they can still use their projectile weapons at range, which can result in swift death when combined with Mini-Crits.
  • The Fists of Steel can be combined with the Buffalo Steak Sandvich for soaking up the Mini-crit damage caused by the Buffalo Steak Sandvich's side-effect.
    • However, be especially wary when using the Fists of Steel in combination with the Buffalo Steak Sandvich, as all melee attacks by the enemy will inflict double damage on top of Mini-Crits.

Family Business

Arma Icono de Muerte Munición Daño
Munición cargada Munición total Quemarropa Media Distancia Larga Distancia Crítico
Family Business
Craft
Negocio Familiar
Killicon family business.png 8 32 74-76 20-52 3-22 153
  • The Family Business does best at longer ranges compared to the Shotgun, where its ammo count gives it a notable damage advantage per-mag over the Shotgun. At closer ranges, the difference is much smaller, though the Family Business still does more damage per-magazine than the Shotgun.
  • Though the decreased damage makes it less useful in direct combat and as an ambush weapon, the increased magazine size makes it useful for picking off distant or wounded targets that are unsuitable for being targeted by a Minigun due to distance or the Minigun's slowdown.
    • The Family Business is particularly useful for Snipers and Engineers; against the former, it can push Snipers around and mess up their aim from afar, whilst against the latter, the spray of ammo makes it more likely you can damage an Engineer trying to hide behind its Sentry when attacking the Sentry itself is unfeasible. It can also help throw off the aim of Wrangler-using Engineers.
  • The added ammo of the Family Business makes it possible to destroy a Mini-Sentry or Level 1 Sentry from just outside its maximum targeting range. This is technically also possible with the Shotgun, but is considerably harder to pull off, as all the shots need to hit for it to happen, whereas with the Family Business, it's a lot more likely to due to the extra ammo eclipsing the lowered damage.
  • The added ammo of the Family Business makes it a superior "Run and Gun" weapon for the Heavy - it lacks the spin-up time of a Minigun, and when running forward, accuracy is often secondary in necessity compared to volume of fire. In this situation, the Family Business makes for a great weapon for running between objectives, and a little better than the Shotgun for this purpose. It also is quite handy, in the same vein, for chasing down enemies trying to flee, especially faster classes like Spies and Scouts, since - again - volume of fire helps a lot more than raw punch in such a situation.
  • Paired with the Heavy's substantial health, a full health Heavy can use the Family Business to "bull rush" mid range specialist classes such as Soldiers and Demomen while firing. As most players expect a Heavy to switch to a Minigun, this tactic can catch many players by surprise (if the distance you need to close isn't too far). The large clip enables you to do significant damage while closing the distance and your large health pool allows you to soak up damage.
  • The lack of the Tomislav's firing noise means that the Family Business is a great backup weapon for it - enemies won't have any clue what you're going to use until you start firing, making the Tomislav and Family Business a good ambush combo. While the Shotgun can be used the same way, the Family Business' larger clip size means fewer reloads in the face of enemy aggression and more overall damage dealt per-clip.
  • There's a number of situations where the Shotgun's a better choice than the Family Business, so fight accordingly. The higher damage of the Shotgun means that it's much better when it comes to ambushing foes, medium-and-close-range combat (where the Shotgun will typically win a damage race against the Family Business), and for dissuading mobile melee attackers, such as Demomen.
  • The Family Business pairs well with the Killing Gloves of Boxing's Crit-boost, as the increased ammo clip means you can deal more critical damage than with the Shotgun.

Melee Weapons

Fists / Saxxy / Conscientious Objector / Apoco-Fists/Frying Pan

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Fists
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Puños
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Saxxy
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Saxxy
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Conscientious Objector
Craft
Manifestante Concienzudo
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Apoco-Fists
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Puños Cataclísmicos
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Frying Pan
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Sartén
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  • The Fists are a fallback weapon and are the Heavy's only fallback weapon if a secondary weapon other than the Heavy's Shotguns is equipped. It's also good against any class that is cornered or not expecting a Heavy to engage in melee combat.

Holiday Punch

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Holiday Punch
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Puñetazo Festivo
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While rolled crits force the victim to laugh, a boosted Heavy will inflict a normal critical hit.

  • While remaining a last resort like the other versions of the Fists, the Holiday Punch is notable as it provides the advantage of forcing the enemy to laugh upon a hit to the back or a critical hit; as a result, consider surprising or repeatedly punching enemies in order to gain an easy kill.
  • Since the Minigun needs to spin up, the Shotgun is not too powerful and the Holiday Punch comes with the Showdown taunt, it is recommended you abuse the instant kill ability by taunting upon stunning an enemy.
  • The Holiday Punch can be a great ambush weapon if used correctly, and paired with weapons such as the Tomislav, it can be used to immobilize one or more enemies from behind and finish them off with a fast hitting weapon.
  • This weapon can crush Übercharge pushes if you can get the element of surprise. Simply go behind and hit the Medic, breaking the healing beam, and waste up to five seconds of precious time.
Showdown
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Killicon showdown.png Puños, Saxxy, Puños Cataclísmicos, Puñetazo Festivo 500 3 segundos The Heavy mimics a quick-draw Pistol Showdown, resulting in instant death for any enemy in the way.
  • Keep in mind the attack speed for this taunt. If it can be timed right, it's a perfect revenge tool during humiliation. It also can be used against either distracted Heavies or scoped Snipers, saving ammo for other classes.
  • Unlike other taunts, the Showdown taunt must be manually aimed. This allows players to hit targets from above or below, as long as the target is within the player's line of fire when the "lethal" portion of the taunt is executed.
  • The Showdown acts as a short ranged but very wide hitting Pistol, making it the only kill taunt with range. In melee-only Sudden Death, this can provide a considerable advantage.
  • In Attack/Defend and Payload maps, it's possible to achieve a kill with this. Stand in front of the gates, and taunt when there is a second left on the Setup clock.
  • The taunt attacks in a straight line, so it's possible to aim it through tight spaces and surprise unaware targets. It's possible to do a "Pinshot" by aiming the taunt through a thin crack that leads to another part of the map. For example, a crack under a bridge can be exploited to hit someone under or above the bridge.

Killing Gloves of Boxing

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Killing Gloves of Boxing
Unlock
Kañeros Guantes de Boxeo
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  • The guaranteed critical hits can be transferred to other weapons as well. Therefore, it's possible to kill an enemy, then quickly switch to another weapon to kill enemies beyond melee range. However, switching weapons wastes precious time, and spinning up the Minigun wastes even more; in addition, the Shotgun's Criticals are less powerful than those of the K.G.B. If possible, get multiple kills (2 or more) with the K.G.B. before switching to another weapon.
  • The slow swing speed coupled with the Heavy's slow movement speed makes using the K.G.B. a risky prospect. It's best to use them when facing a cornered enemy, or have a Medic to provide constant healing.
    • However, if the Crit-boost can be achieved in tight corridors, keep using the K.G.B. while there are still enemies around; a Critical hit with the K.G.B. will kill all non-overhealed classes with a single hit except Soldiers, Demomen (with the Eyelander and with 4 or more heads) and Heavies, who will fall if a second hit is landed.
  • Using the Buffalo Steak Sandvich can assist in getting the first melee kill, as players will be able to move faster and deal Mini-Crits. However, beware that all damage taken will be Mini-Crits for the duration of the Buffalo Steak Sandvich's buff, so try to time an attack so that the Buffalo Steak Sandvich's effects run out as soon as a melee kill is achieved.
    • This strategy is even more effective in Medieval Mode, as most other enemy classes will not be carrying long-range weapons.

Gloves of Running Urgently

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Gloves of Running Urgently
Craft
Guantes de Rapidez Ultraterrena
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  • The G.R.U. is a weapon that allows the heavy to move 30% faster while active in exchange for both a 25% damage penalty as well as being marked for death while the weapon is active and for three seconds afterwards, meaning all damage taken is dealt as mini-crits.
  • Use the G.R.U. to reach the front lines faster and keep up with teammates, but make sure to know where the frontlines are so to switch away on approach and be free of the mini-crit penalty upon arriving at the fight.
    • The G.R.U. can also be used to escape losing combat situations. This can allow players to survive and rendezvous with teammates to continue the fight, rather than be killed and forced to respawn.
    • Dodging enemy fire is also more effective when using the G.R.U., since players can use the increased maneuverability to actively dodge projectiles as well as make it more difficult to aim Hitscan weapons.
    • Remember that the Buffalo Steak Sandvich's speed boost does not stack with that of the G.R.U. A Heavy under the effects of both will still only move at a maximum speed of 311 HU/sec.
  • When under the effects of an ÜberCharge, use the G.R.U. to push in closer to a Sentry Gun until close enough to nullify its knockback. The extra acceleration allows players go straight up to a Sentry Gun and use the Minigun's full damage potential, rather than at longer ranges where the spread makes a Heavy ineffective.
  • Beware of the amount of fire you are taking, and consider only using the G.R.U. in close-range 1-on-1 confrontation to minimize the risk of taking mini-crits from enemy attacks.

Warrior's Spirit

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Quemarropa Crítico
Warrior's Spirit
Craft
Zarpas del Guerrero
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  • The Warrior's Spirit can be used to give players an edge in melee fights. As the Heavy already has a significant amount of HP, being able to deal more damage allows players to kill their enemies before they take too much damage.
  • Due to the health penalty, the maximum amount of health that a Medic can overheal the Heavy to is 420, rather than 450.
    • The Dalokohs Bar can be used to partially negate the health penalty. However, the Dalokohs Bar's buff does not increase the maximum overheal health.
  • One thing that should be noted about the Warrior's Spirit is that it blocks a lot of the screen, making it difficult to keep track of your surroundings, something of high priority when using a melee weapon. Use it wisely!

Fists of Steel

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Fists of Steel
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Puños de Acero
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  • The Fists of Steel can significantly reduce the Heavy's vulnerability if ambushed or when attacked while traversing areas. As the Heavy has effectively 500 HP, it's possible to survive fully-charged headshots under certain conditions.
  • When retreating, equipping the Fists of Steel can increase the chances of a successful escape. Enemy players trying to finish such a fleeing Heavy will not be able to deal enough damage to get a kill before the Heavy can retreat behind cover or find some health.
  • The damage resistance makes the continuous healing given by Medics, Dispensers and the Payload more effective by proportion.
  • A Heavy with the Fists of Steel equipped can effectively shield a Sentry Gun from a barrage of rockets with ease and soak up quite a bit of Minigun damage, which makes it ideal for protecting friendly Sentry Gun nests against an enemy ÜberCharge.
  • The Fists of Steel are extremely valuable for accomplishing objectives such as capturing points, pushing the Payload cart or capturing the Intelligence. As most players will often try to protect objectives from a distance, using the Fists of Steel can give the Heavy a much greater chance of success at accomplishing such objectives.
  • Make sure not to get into a melee battle, due to the double damage enemies can deal with their melee weapons.
    • Because of this, it's generally a bad idea to equip the Fists of Steel in Medieval Mode, unless there's a large amount of Snipers using the Huntsman or Medics using the Crusader's Crossbow on the opposing team.
  • A Heavy using the Fists of Steel can be an enticing target for classes that would otherwise use ranged weapons. Baiting an enemy into chasing you with a melee weapon, then switching to your Minigun, can be a very effective technique.
  • The Tomislav is a good weapon to pair with the Fists of Steel, as you can quickly spin the Tomislav up to take out faster enemies wielding melee weapons trying to take advantage of the double damage melee weapons will inflict on you.
  • The slowed weapon switching speed impedes switching between your Shotgun and Minigun, making such tactics much less effective.

Eviction Notice

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Eviction Notice
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Orden de Desahucio
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  • The Eviction Notice's improved attack rate makes the Heavy's melee attack faster than even most of the Scout's melee weapons, while dealing roughly equivalent damage.
  • While this is only about 80% of the damage the Heavy normally deals, Damage-per-second-wise, meaning other melee weapons are overall more effective, however the chance of Critical hits paired with the high attack rate means this is considerably more effective for beating down a weakened opponent, especially with the Buffalo Steak Sandvich's Mini-Crits and speed buffs.
  • The Eviction Notice is used to great effect when used to corner, panic, or ambush enemies. Because the Eviction Notice will get off 4 punches in the time it takes the K.G.B. to attack twice, it is extremely effective at taking enemies down quickly, provided you get the element of surprise.
  • The higher melee speed paired with the Heavy's natural punch means this weapon can also be effective in "Bull Rushing" players off of cliffs and off ledges, for much the same reason the Scout can - the first instinct of many players when melee attacked is to clear some distance, and the Eviction Notice's rapid punch rate means players will be in that much more of a panic when they try to escape.
  • This weapon can be effective in a melee fight, as you will land many more hits than your opponent. Simply hold down your mouse button and back away every time he swings, and move forward between swings. This is especially against fast, weak, classes like Scouts that could dodge your normal punches.

Item set effects

The Hibernating Bear

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  • Note that a Heavy using this item set cannot survive a fully charged headshot even when fully overhealed, as a headshot will still do 428 damage, while the Heavy's maximum HP when overhealed is 420.
  • The reduced Critical damage extends to Mini-Crits as well. This makes the Heavy more effective in the face of Jarate and the Buff Banner.
  • The combination of the Warrior's Spirit with the Buffalo Steak Sandvich is one of the best loadouts for Medieval Mode. Since almost all damage will come in form of melee, the health penalty of the Warrior's Spirit is somewhat negligible. The damage bonus, combined with the Mini-Crits offered by the Buffalo Steak Sandvich allows you to defeat most classes in melee combat.

Weapon combinations

Class combat strategies

Véase también: Heavy match-ups

With the greatest firepower and endurance of all the classes in TF2, the Heavy is capable of taking on every other class in the game head-on and emerging victorious.

Leaderboard class scout.png Scout

  • As Scouts cannot take Heavies on in direct confrontations, most Scout players will rely on flanking and ambushing their targets and retreating before they can counterattack. As such, make sure to be careful of being ambushed whenever pushing forward, and always be aware of possible side paths that Scouts may use to try to perform flanks.
    • While the Minigun is capable of killing Scouts almost immediately upon targeting them, good Scout players will only attack moving Heavies and retreat before they can spin up. Using the Shotgun can provide some measure of self-defense against Scouts when on the move.
    • Scouts using the Force-A-Nature are particularly deadly, as they can land two shots inside of one second and retreat before the Heavy can react, on top of the knockback preventing players from pursuing. Always be ready for the Scout to follow up with another attack from a different direction.
  • Be especially careful when using a lunchbox item. Unlike other classes, Scouts can easily pursue Heavies and attack from unexpected directions.
  • Because a spun-up Heavy is an easy target, Scouts using the Sandman can easily stun Heavies over long distances, leaving them vulnerable to subsequent attacks. Try to minimize this by fighting at close ranges, where a Sandman stun will only last for a short duration.
  • A Scout using the Fan O'War can mark inattentive Heavies for death, allowing their teammates to deal Mini-Crit damage. If marked for death, it's usually wise to retreat away from enemy fire until the effects disappear.

Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier

  • The Soldier's Rocket Launcher is extremely damaging, but so is your Minigun. Because you have more health, a Heavy will usually win the resulting damage race at close range.
  • The Soldier is one of the classes that is often best fought with a Shotgun. Using a Shotgun will allow you to move around and avoid his rockets, while still keeping up the damage.
  • When shooting your Minigun at the Soldier, remember that you're extremely slow, so the Soldier's Rocket Launcher will almost always hit you. If you are part of a Medic-Heavy pair, however, they cannot deal damage to you faster then the Medic can heal you, because of the time it takes to reload the launcher; use this to your advantage.
  • With a Shotgun, if the Soldier is attacking and not retreating, fire at the Soldier, duck behind cover to reload, and then pop out again to fire again. It's difficult to time rockets to hit you in the short frame of time, forcing them to move foward more or retreat. Conversely, a Soldier may use the same technique on you, usually with a Rocket Launcher.
  • In the event of a Shotgun battle, you will generally win, as you have far more health.
  • Of all the Soldier's rocket launchers, the Direct Hit is the most dangerous. The Direct Hit deals souped up damage, but only if it hits directly; you are a large target to the extremely fast-moving rockets, which makes them hitting you almost inevitable. When dealing with a Direct Hit user, you need to either close the distance or get behind cover; it's not a good idea to try and kill them with your Minigun.
  • A Soldier wielding the Equalizer at low health can kill you in two or three hits, making him incredibly dangerous if he hits you. If you see one, make him your first priority. As they rely on closing the distance to kill you, it's often effective to switch to you’re primary, and be ready for any ambushes, since detecting a Equalizer-wielding Soldier with your primary spun up will result in an instant kill.
  • One of the most effective ways to fight a Soldier is to use his own rockets against him. Jump towards him as he shoots for your feet, and you will do a rocket jump of your own towards him. Spin up in mid air and you will land at his feet with your Minigun blazing, invariably resulting in a kill.

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

  • Regard Pyros with the same kind of caution you would Scouts. Pyros will adopt similar tactics like ambushing, but can do it with the added effects of Afterburn and more health. Unless you have seen the Pyro outside of close range and can spin up your Minigun before closing in, keep your Shotgun handy. This is imperative for Brass Beast users, whose primary of choice takes especially long to spin up.
  • The Compression Blast of a Pyro's primary weapon can be an especially great nuisance to a Heavy, particularly a Heavy under the effects of an ÜberCharge. Even if the Pyro is killed while repelling a Heavy on the move in this manner, the Heavy's slow foot speed and reliance on prior positioning make it time-consuming to return to the fore, especially when on the front lines and in the middle of combat. If opposing Pyros are using these tactics, consider countering by advancing with teammates who can engage the Pyros quickly, allowing you to cover ground lost to a Pyro playing keep-away using Compression Blasts.
  • If you engage a Pyro one-on-one, keep your opponent at arm's length. You have the advantage of at least one extremely powerful midrange weapon in the form of your primary, and have a 125 Health advantage to outlast damage from Shotguns or ignition from a Flare Gun. Keep the Pyro in sight at all times: Pyros run faster than Heavies, and if the Pyro gets out of your sight that may be all that is needed to get within Flamethrower range.
  • Two of the Pyro's weapons, the Flare Gun and the Axtinguisher, are very lethal if you aren't paying attention. The Axtinguisher gets full crits if a Pyro hits you while you are burning; he can kill you in 2 hits if you aren't overhealed, and the Flare Gun does crits to burning targets; you are a very easy target. Most Pyros will ambush you with these, so stay alert.

Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman

  • Demomen rely on their grenade launchers for indirect attacks and laying "traps" for enemies. While your greater health will provide some protection against their attacks, a competent Demoman can down a Heavy in many situations.
  • When facing an enemy Demoman, try to force them into the open. At close range your Minigun can shred even the most accurate grenade-shooting Demoman, but only if your view of them is unobstructed. In the open and up close you have a distinct advantage over Demomen.
  • At medium ranges, the Grenade Launcher is extremely damaging. The Demoman will often shoot shells at you, retreat to cover to reload, and then come back out and empty more shells on you, limiting the time he spends in your firing line without limiting the amount of damage he can do. In these situations it's best, if possible, to close the distance quickly so you can engage him head-on, where you have the advantage.
  • Demomen love corners and obstructions. They will often run away, round a corner, and set a Stickybomb trap for you. When persuing an enemy Demoman, be extremely careful of any doorframes, corners, or other objects that could potentially harbor Stickybombs.
  • If you are being hit by grenades that are being angled off of corners you need to retreat. Although Demomen can hit you around corners, they cannot see where their grenades are going, so you can move away and find another way to attack them.
  • At long ranges your Minigun can hit enemy Demomen but they will be hard-pressed to do the same. This allows you to pick off damaged enemies, but the Minigun's damage dropoff is too high to kill a healthy Demoman.
  • When dealing with enemy Demoknights (Demomen carrying swords and shields), treat them like you would Pyros. Demoknights are very similar in many respects - like Pyros they deal damage primarily at extremely close range, and also like Pyros they can be shredded with the Minigun if you are healthy and aware of them.
    • Natascha's slowdown can stop a Demoknight charge in its tracks and prevent him from running away, making the gun highly lethal against Demoknights.
    • The Tomislav's faster spin-up allows you to set to killing Demoknights more quickly.
    • Of all the Miniguns, the Brass Beast is most hampered when fighting Demoknights, as by the time it takes to lower the weapon the enemy Demoknight can whittle down as much as two thirds of your health.
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Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

  • Heavy vs Heavy fights usually boils down to a handful of simple factors.
    • Quien ataca primero.
    • Whose weapon has a higher damage output. (Brass Beast > Huo-Long Heater including afterburn > Minigun = Huo-Long Heater excluding afterburn > Tomislav > Natascha)
    • Quien tiene más vida.
    • Quien tenga a un Medic curandole.
    • Quien tenga a un Medic con Supercarga. (Medi Gun > Kritzkrieg > Quick-Fix)
    • Whether one begins dealing critical hits.
  • If you believe you have the disadvantage, do not engage the enemy Heavy first; whenever possible let your teammates distract or soften him up before you attack.
  • However an exception to this general rule is when you have an obstacle between him and you. You can use small obstacles and props to cover up some of your body, thus taking far less damage from the enemy Heavy, while still being able to project all of your damage towards him. Corners are a fairly common place to employ this tactic, though general props such as boxes/crates, discarded wheelbarrows, stalagmites and such will perform the same role admirably. This tactic can afford you semi invulnerability against other Heavies when used properly, depending on the obstacle.

Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

  • While a lone Engineer is a small threat to a Heavy, even a low-level Sentry Gun can pose a serious threat to an unprepared Heavy. Heavies lack the speed and maneuverability needed to dodge low-level Sentry Guns, and the Heavies substantial health is rarely enough to withstand the rapid fire and missile capabilities of a level three Sentry Gun. It's best to attack these threats with a partner, where the Heavy can serve to provide suppressing fire or absorb damage while a second party takes out the Sentry nest.
    • With a Medic in tow, a skilled duo can make up for the concentrated fire of a powerful Sentry Gun, and the Heavy's wide spread from his gatling gun can simultaneously damage both the Engineer and his Sentry Gun.
    • Using good communication, a Spy can set a Sapper on an Engineer's buildings moments before a Heavy comes upon the nest. While the Buildings are disabled by the Sapper is a great time to help take them down, and a Heavy's fire is a great opportunity for a Spy to survive should they be discovered in the attempt.
  • If you destroy a Sentry Gun, but the Engineer survives, beware if he goes after you with the Frontier Justice. If he has at least 3 crits stored, he can kill you in three shots if you aren't overhealed. Try to kill him before this happens.

Leaderboard class medic.png Medic

  • Although a lone Medic is no problem at all to take out as a Heavy, Medics are usually accompanied by a formidable combat class that could kill you under the healing support of a Medic.
  • You have no chance to take out a target that is Übercharged, unless you are being pocketed for the duration of their Übercharge. It would be best to retreat and prepare to attack again if you are alone.

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

  • With his large size, slow speed, and lack of reliable long range weaponry, there is little a Heavy can do against a skilled Sniper in long-range combat. The Heavy would do best to avoid open spaces where Snipers can get clear shots, and to stay in motion at all times. However, a Heavy is a very tempting target and a perfect distraction to keep a Sniper occupied while other classes neutralize the threat or complete objectives.
  • When encountered one-on-one at close-mid range, however, a Sniper is easily dispatched, though beware, a good Sniper can still get a headshot in if you're not careful, even at close range.

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

  • Spies prey on vulnerable classes, and Heavy is more vulnerable to Spies than any other class. Being a slow and large class, Spies will backstab you fast and will be gone faster. Watch your back, and Spycheck with your Minigun. The Minigun has the strength to almost instantly kill a disguised or cloaked Spy. However, spinning the Minigun will make you even slower, so unless you're Spychecking, the Shotgun or Fists will work just as good.
  • In a Heavy-Medic pair, the Medic will most likely be taken out first, as he is the source of mainly, Ubercharging and protecting the Heavy. Protect your Medic, make sure they never leave your sight. If you are backstabbed, leaving a defenseless Medic could mean a lot for your team, although in teamwork, he can switch to pocket another class, in enemy territory, a Medic cannot stop Spies as efficiently as Heavies. Use communication, albeit voice or text, to secure your Medic if you're dead. Considering Spies disguise fast after killing, you should be able to see who they disguise as in your freezecam. Tell your teammates this, and make sure they are aware of the Spies presence.
  • Listen carefully. Often when your Medic is taken out you will hear the sound. If the Spy is using the default knife then you will surely hear your Medic die.
  • Two of the Spy's knives, Your Eternal Reward and the Spy-cicle, will not cause your Medic to scream upon a backstab. The best way to counter this is to look behind you if your Medic suddenly stops healing you. You just might stop a backstab.
  • Although it gives you health, eating a Sandvich or Dalokohs Bar leaves you extremely vulnerable to being backstabbed. Find a wall or corner to push your back up against while eating. The health you gain during eating will usually heal damage done with stabs or shots from the front.

Cooperative class strategies

Leaderboard class scout.png Scout

  • Heavies are masters of covering fire when on the advance, and this perfectly supplements a Scout's speed. With a Heavy's firepower dealing damage, Scouts can more safely push carts, capture control points, steal intelligence or ambush enemies.
  • A Heavy with a Sandvich can be invaluable to the fragile Scout. If you're both in a secure place and you do not need to use a Sandvich, handing one out to the more easily-wounded Scout can make all the difference when away from a Medic, Dispenser, or supply cabinet.
  • Consider pairing up Natascha with supporting a Scout. Natascha's slowdown effect can more effectively delay or halt enemy pursuit of a Scout on the move.

Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier

  • Together, a Heavy and Soldier duo make a tough pair, second in combined health only to two Heavies working together.
  • The Soldier's Rocket Launcher gives a Heavy-Soldier pair something the Heavy lacks alone: range. Rockets can travel over a long distance, and a Heavy's Minigun tracers can effectively point at enemy positions a Soldier can quickly light up.
  • On the offense, being under the effect of a Buff Banner can make a Heavy-Soldier combo devastating. On the defense, a Concheror or Battalion's Backup Soldier can effectively make a Soldier-Heavy pair a very formidable wall of HP and projectiles.

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

  • Pyros are one of a few excellent distractions for incoming Heavies. The chaos that a Pyro can cause by setting whole chunks of the enemy team on fire can draw attention away from a spun-up Heavy.
  • In direct combat, Pyros can frustrate the efforts of Soldiers and Demomen with well-timed Compression Blasts, leaving them open to a Heavy's sustained fire.
  • Pyros have one main weakness when supporting Heavies, and that is the lack of any real long-range attack capability. Rockets or Grenades that a Pyro cannot spot, long-range Revolver or Ambassador attacks, Sentry Guns, other Heavies and, of course, Snipers all pose major threats to both Pyro and Heavy. This makes Pyro support a strictly close-to-midrange affair.

Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman

  • Heavies can be just as good as Demomen at area denial for specific locations. Pinning down enemies with the speed of Minigun fire while a Demoman throws out a Grenade Launcher barrage can easily make up for the latter's relatively slow rate of fire and lengthy reload time.
  • Never underestimate the power of cooperation. A Heavy and a Demoman working together can herd enemies into a Stickybomb trap by laying down suppressive fire.

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

  • Covering fellow Heavies is imperative for a pair or group of Heavies on the move. Unless you are certain where your enemies will be coming from, check each others' blind spots often and scan for threats. If a single Heavy is a conspicuous presence, a group of them is near impossible to ignore.
  • On the attack, deliberate maneuvering and timing are key. Heavies are slow, and if an attack is mistimed or its angle chosen badly, the defense can pick apart a multi-Heavy assault. Cover areas other Heavies are not attacking and come together as one single blow: if a group of Heavies gets flanked, it's hard to stem off being entirely surrounded due to their sloth.
  • Consider remembering what Heavies on your team have Sandviches or similar food items and which don't. When away from Medics or nearby Health Kits, passing out food to other Heavies is vital to extended autonomy.

Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

  • You are like a moving Sentry Gun if you stand beside an Engineer's Dispenser. Tell the Engineer to put a Dispenser in a key point, and begin firing your Minigun for access denial by the other team.
  • If needed, stand beside a Sentry Gun if it's under fire, your presence will force the enemy to choose between shooting you or the Sentry Gun and your combined firepower will stop everything short of an ÜberCharge.
  • If the Engineer is trying to deploy an Offensive Level 3 Sentry Gun, hang just in front of him and try to absorb a bit of fire that is directed at that Sentry Gun and also help him Spycheck. Most of the time, this will mean the difference between a Lvl 3 Sentry wiping the other team or you and the Engineer ending up dead.

Leaderboard class medic.png Medic

  • The Heavy is an ideal Medic buddy in almost any circumstance; he has a huge amount of health (especially when overhealed), a large hitbox to hide behind, and is usually very effective when Übercharged. When coupled with a Medic, take advantage of these characteristics to keep him alive to help you wade through your foes.
  • In most situations, the default Minigun is the most reliable primary to use when pocketed; it lacks the slower spin-up that Natascha and the Brass Beast have, it fire rate is faster than the Tomislav, and it does more damage than Natascha. Consider this when you are planning to be pocketed.

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

  • Supporting a Sniper as a Heavy can be as easy as using your large amount of HP and presence to draw enemies out into the open. By giving the enemy something very conspicuous to fight against, the Sniper can go unnoticed until the kills start to stack up.
  • Snipers at midrange can benefit greatly from the suppressive fire of a Heavy. Anything too far away to be greatly damaged by the Minigun can be dealt with by accurate Sniper fire from a position behind, even if it's not an ideal shooting spot for the Sniper.
  • Snipers with the Sydney Sleeper can be an effective combo. Since the rifle charges faster and covers targets in Jarate, this can weaken the opponent and allow the Heavy to deal more damage, especially with weaker Miniguns like Natascha or Tomislav.

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

  • As with supporting Pyros, Heavies make a fantastic distraction to draw enemy attention away from a Spy sneaking behind enemy lines. A Heavy who is good at drawing fire and prolonging combat can help keep the pressure off a fragile Spy until it's too late for the enemy.
  • Avoid sticking too close to a Spy. Heavies are prime targets for Pyro ambushes, Soldier rocket attacks and Demoman grenade strikes, and having a Spy damaged as collateral can very rapidly blow their cover.
  • As tempting as it may be, try not to throw a Sandvich out if a friendly Spy is in the area. Tossing food items around to someone who should be invisible to the other team is a surefire way to blow a friendly Spy's cover.
  • Learn to do cleanup. A Heavy's Minigun barrage can easily rectify a botched backstab on a fleeing enemy.

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