Eviction Notice

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I have plan for you: more pain!
The Heavy dealing with insubordinates

The Eviction Notice is a community-created melee weapon for the Heavy. It is a pair of brass knuckles with a flat grip and spikes on the bands.

While the Eviction Notice is the active weapon, the Heavy moves 15% faster at 88% base movement speed, a rate of 18 km/h. In addition, the Eviction Notice grants a 3 second speed boost upon hitting an enemy, similarly to the Disciplinary Action. The Heavy's speed with the Eviction Notice deployed combined with the on-hit speed boost totals at 119% movement speed, a rate of 24 km/h.

The weapon itself has a 40% shorter attack interval than the Fists, allowing the Heavy to fire punches almost twice as fast. However, it deals 60% less damage than the default Fists, making its overall damage per second 33% lower than the Fists.

The other downside of the Eviction Notice is that the user's max health is drained by -20 when switching to it and while the weapon is active at a rate of -5 health per second. The user's max health will not decay below 100. This health is regenerated while the weapon is holstered at about +5 health per second. Health will only recover the amount drained while the weapon was active, minus any other damage taken during that time period.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Base damage 100% 26
Critical 78
Mini-crit 35
Function times
Attack interval 0.48 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Item set

Main article: Item sets
Black Market Business
Item icon Mobster Monday Bundle.png
Eviction Notice
Eviction Notice

No effect



See also: Crafting


Reclaimed Metal Fists of Steel Eviction Notice
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.pngx2 + Item icon Fists of Steel.png = Item icon Eviction Notice.png
Class Token - Heavy Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Heavy.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Killing Gloves of Boxing.png Item icon Gloves of Running Urgently.png Item icon Warrior's Spirit.png Item icon Fists of Steel.png
Item icon Eviction Notice.png Item icon Apoco-Fists.png Item icon Holiday Punch.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png
Item icon Ham Shank.png Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png

As a crafting ingredient

Refined Metal Black Market Business weapon Capo's Capper
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon Tomislav.pngItem icon Family Business.pngItem icon Eviction Notice.png = Item icon Capo's Capper.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Communist Mani-Fisto
Communist Mani-Fisto
Kill an enemy with a critical punch.

Leaderboard class medic.png Medic

Blunt Trauma
Blunt Trauma
Assist in punching 2 enemies with a single ÜberCharge on a Heavy.

Update history

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)
  • The Eviction Notice was added to the game.

June 28, 2011 Patch

  • Added/Refined recoil/draw/crit/reload forces for the Eviction Notice.

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The damage bonus attribute was changed from "-60% damage done" to "-60% damage penalty".

February 9, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Eviction Notice now makes small weapon noises when moved in the backpack.

November 12, 2013 Patch

December 6, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

July 2, 2015 Patch #1 (Gun Mettle Update)

  • Changed attribute:
    • Now has 3 second speed boost on hit.

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Now provides 15% move speed bonus.
    • Now increases damage taken by 20%.

February 29, 2016 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated firing sounds for the Eviction Notice.

May 4, 2017 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated the description of the Eviction Notice.

October 20, 2017 Patch (Jungle Inferno Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Removed 20% damage vulnerability while active.
    • Added attribute: Max-health is drained while item is active (-5/sec), and regenerated while holstered. Health will regenerate only the amount drained while active - minus any damage taken during that time.

October 23, 2017 Patch

  • Fixed an exploit related to the Heavy's health and the Eviction Notice.

March 28, 2018 Patch #1

  • Fixed an issue with the Eviction Notice where players that were missing health would not be properly restored when touching a resupply cabinet.

April 27, 2020 Patch

  • Fixed Heavy exploit related to infinite overheal using the Eviction Notice.


  • Switching between the Eviction Notice and other weapons rapidly will cause the max health to go below 100.


  • Eviction is the act of forcibly expelling someone from a property. The term is used as a euphemism for murder by the Mafia.
  • The Eviction Notice was originally named the Soviet Slammers; the knuckles were colored pewter rather than brass, the tips of the spikes were coated in fresh blood, and the grips had the Mann Co. logo stamped onto them.
  • Very early concept art for the Eviction Notice shows they were originally intended to be barbed wires wrapped around the Heavy's knuckles.[citation needed]


See also