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I don't know how it did it, but dis actually makes me more handsome!
The Scout on his new soda's benefits

Crit-a-Cola, known in full as Bonk! Crit-a-Cola, is a secondary weapon for the Scout. It is a canned soda with a purple label, manufactured by the Bonk! company.

Upon ingestion, Crit-a-Cola gives the Scout the ability to deal mini-crits for 8 seconds with any equipped weapon. However, making any attack while under the effect immediately causes a 5 second Marked-For-Death debuff. Making additional attacks while this debuff is active resets its duration.

As the process of drinking Crit-a-Cola is considered a taunt, it cannot be consumed in instances when taunts cannot be used, such as when underwater.

Function times

Function times (in seconds)
Effect Each attack under the effect gives mini-crits.
Attacking marks the player for death for 5 seconds.
Consumption time 1.2 s
Recharge time 22 s
Effect duration 8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


Kritzkrieg Bonk! Atomic Punch Crit-a-Cola
Item icon Kritzkrieg.png + Item icon Bonk! Atomic Punch.png = Item icon Crit-a-Cola.png
Class Token - Scout Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Scout.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Bonk! Atomic Punch.png Item icon Crit-a-Cola.png Item icon Mad Milk.png Item icon Winger.png
Item icon Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol.png Item icon Flying Guillotine.png

As a crafting ingredient

Reclaimed Metal Shortstop Crit-a-Cola Back Scatter
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Shortstop.png + Item icon Crit-a-Cola.png = Item icon Back Scatter.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class scout.png Scout

Retire the Runner
Retire the Runner
Kill a Scout while they are under the effect of Crit-a-Cola.

Update history

April 28, 2010 Patch
  • The Crit-a-Cola was added to the game.

April 29, 2010 Patch (119th Update)

  • The "Retire the Runner" achievement was changed to apply to this weapon.
  • [Undocumented] The Crit-a-Cola was given its own texture to match the backpack icon.

May 12, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added crafting recipe for the Crit-a-Cola.

June 10, 2010 Patch (Mac Update)

  • [Undocumented] The liquid spill from readying a can of Crit-a-Cola is now purple, instead of the green that Bonk! Atomic Punch uses.

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

January 19, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed switching to the melee weapon instead of using the last weapon setting after drinking.

January 24, 2011 Patch

March 15, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Crit-a-Cola was removed from the crafting blueprint for the Buffalo Steak Sandvich.

April 20, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a bug that allowed the Crit-a-Cola to be used repeatedly with no cooldown.

June 3, 2011 Patch

  • Added community contributed response rules to the Crit-a-Cola.

August 18, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed the particle effect on the draw animation for the Crit-a-Cola not showing in censored version.

September 15, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Natascha's bullets preventing Scouts from using Crit-a-Cola.

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Added +25% increased movement speed while active.
    • Increased duration from 6 to 8 seconds.

July 10, 2013 Patch

  • Changed attributes:
    • Removed Damage taken mini-crits.
    • Added Damage taken increased 25%.

November 12, 2013 Patch

December 6, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

December 20, 2013 Patch

  • Changed attribute:
    • Reduced damage taken increased from 25% to 10%.

July 7, 2016 Patch #1 (Meet Your Match Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Added Marked-for-Death debuff for 2 seconds after the buff effect expires.

October 20, 2017 Patch #1 (Jungle Inferno Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Each attack while active adds Marked-For-Death debuff for 5 seconds. Effect does not stack.
    • Removed Marked-For-Death when effect expires.
    • Removed +25% move speed bonus.
    • Removed +10% damage taken penalty.

March 28, 2018 Patch #1

  • Fixed not being Marked-for-Death when doing a melee attack while under the effects of Crit-a-Cola.


  • As with Bonk! Atomic Punch, Crit-a-Cola cans use a pull-tab opening mechanism, first invented in 1956, as opposed to a stay-on-tab mechanism, which was popularized in the 1970s and is used on most canned beverages nowadays.
  • Crit-a-Cola was designed and created one day before its release.[1] Upon its release, it had the same texture and particle effects as Bonk! Atomic Punch.
  • The weapon's name is a play on the popular soft-drink brand name Coca-Cola.
  • The labels for Crit-a-Cola and Bonk! Atomic Punch list the ingredients as water, radiation, and sugar. Several lines of random letters also appear on the label itself.



  1. PC Gamer,   "Valve on the future of TF2".      Published   August 20, 2010.      Retrieved   October 19, 2010.

See also