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Not to be confused with the Einstein, a cosmetic item for the Medic.
You and me, pardner.
The Engineer complimenting his new friend on another victory

The Ein is a community-created cosmetic item for the Engineer. It is a team-colored canary perched on the Engineer's left shoulder, wearing a pair of goggles similar to the ones worn by the Engineer himself.

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 Ein was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Pyroland Demonstration

Update history

February 7, 2014 Patch #1 (Strongbox Pack)

  • The Ein was added to the game.

February 11, 2014 Patch

  • Changed item type to "Mascot".

April 1, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

September 17, 2014 Patch


  • The name of this item is an abbreviation of the last name of Albert Einstein, a key figure in the world of theoretical physics of the 20th century.
  • Domesticated canaries were often used by miners to warn them of poisonous gases or other dangers, which would affect the bird before affecting the people. Signs of distress from the bird indicated to the miners that conditions were unsafe.


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