The Great Eagle Scourge returns, hippies!
— The Soldier
The Compatriot is a community-created cosmetic item for the Soldier. It is a small bald eagle that sits upon the Soldier's left shoulder, and moves about with the Soldier.
When players equipped with this item kill an enemy unassisted by another player, the killfeed shows everyone in Pyroland that it gets the assist, with its custom name if it has one.
The Compatriot was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
July 10, 2013 Patch (Summer Event 2013)
- The Compatriot was added to the game.
- [Undocumented] Added the Compatriot to the Mann Co. Store.
- The Compatriot can now get kill assists in Pyroland.
July 7, 2016 Patch #1 (Meet Your Match Update)
- [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.
- The Bald eagle is widely known as the national bird and national animal of the United States, and it is commonly referenced as a patriotic symbol there.
- This item’s name is a double entendre; Compatriot means somebody from one's own country or having a common sentiment of patriotism; Compatriot is also a portmanteau of Companion and Patriot.