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This article documents experimental content for Team Fortress 2. It may contain speculation, broken links or errors.
The Dart Gun is a primary weapon for the Spy that may have been considered for official addition to the game by Valve. More specifically, it is very possible that this "Dart Gun" model was intended for the 2nd iteration of the Tranquilizer Gun that Valve was testing, the DNA Gun and not for an entirely separate "Dart Gun" weapon. The DNA Gun itself was initially discovered via code for it in the August 2017 source code leak. The filename for its texture as well as the texture for its dart projectile were first discovered within the
texture_preload_list.txt file that was added to the game in the October 28, 2015 Patch;
October 28, 2015 Patch
- [Undocumented] VTF filename strings for the Dart Gun were found listed in
texture_preload_list.txt, a file that had been added in this update.