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This article is about the tool. For the cosmetic item, see Industrial Festivizer.
It's a miracle. It's an Australian Christmas bloody miracle!
The Sniper beholding his Festivized Australium Sniper Rifle

The Festivizer is a single-use tool that allows the user to Festivize either a Decorated weapon or a select few other weapons. It is represented by a coil of Christmas lights all Festivized items share, a roll of duct tape, and what seems to be a stapler gun.

A Festivized weapon retains its original quality (e.g. a Strange Brick House Minigun would stay in Strange quality after the tool is used) apart from Normal weapons, which are changed to the Unique quality. Alongside the aesthetic changes, the prefix "Festivized" is placed in front of the weapon's name, its backpack icon is changed to include festive lights, and purple text with the word "Festivized" is added to its description.

Originally, the Festivizer was named the Gun Mettle and Tough Break Festivizer, and was only usable on Decorated weapons from those respective collections. They could only be found alongside uncrated items when unboxing either a Smissmas 2015 Festive Gift, Pyroland or Warbird weapon case. Owners of a Tough Break Campaign Pass would also find them through random drops. These have been deactivated since December 21, 2016 Patch.


List of possible Festivized weapons

Possible Festivized items
Primary Festivized Scattergun Festivized Shortstop Festivized Soda Popper
Festivized Scattergun1,2 Festivized Shortstop2 Festivized Soda Popper2
Secondary Festivized Winger
Festivized Winger2
Melee Festivized Sandman Festivized Holy Mackerel
Festivized Sandman Festivized Holy Mackerel2
Primary Festivized Rocket Launcher Festivized Black Box Festivized Air Strike
Festivized Rocket Launcher1,2 Festivized Black Box1,2 Festivized Air Strike2
Melee Festivized Shovel Festivized Disciplinary Action
Festivized Shovel Festivized Disciplinary Action2
Primary Festivized Flame Thrower Festivized Degreaser Festivized Dragon's Fury
Festivized Flame Thrower1,2 Festivized Degreaser2 Festivized Dragon's Fury2
Secondary Festivized Detonator Festivized Scorch Shot
Festivized Detonator2 Festivized Scorch Shot2
Melee Festivized Fire Axe Festivized Powerjack Festivized Back Scratcher
Festivized Fire Axe Festivized Powerjack2 Festivized Back Scratcher2
Primary Festivized Grenade Launcher Festivized Loch-n-Load Festivized Loose Cannon Festivized Iron Bomber
Festivized Grenade Launcher1,2 Festivized Loch-n-Load2 Festivized Loose Cannon2 Festivized Iron Bomber2
Secondary Festivized Stickybomb Launcher Festivized Scottish Resistance
Festivized Stickybomb Launcher1,2 Festivized Scottish Resistance
Melee Festivized Scotsman's Skullcutter Festivized Claidheamh Mòr Festivized Persian Persuader
Festivized Scotsman's Skullcutter2 Festivized Claidheamh mòr2 Festivized Persian Persuader2
Primary Festivized Minigun Festivized Natascha Festivized Brass Beast Festivized Tomislav
Festivized Minigun1,2 Festivized Natascha Festivized Brass Beast2 Festivized Tomislav1,2
Secondary Festivized Family Business
Festivized Family Business2
Primary Festivized Rescue Ranger
Festivized Rescue Ranger2
Melee Festivized Wrench Festivized Jag
Festivized Wrench1,2 Festivized Jag2
Primary Festivized Crusader's Crossbow
Festivized Crusader's Crossbow2
Secondary Festivized Medi Gun Festivized Kritzkrieg Festivized Quick-Fix
Festivized Medi Gun1,2 Festivized Kritzkrieg Festivized Quick-Fix
Melee Festivized Ubersaw Festivized Amputator
Festivized Ubersaw2 Festivized Amputator2
Primary Festivized Sniper Rifle Festivized Bazaar Bargain
Festivized Sniper Rifle1,2 Festivized Bazaar Bargain2
Secondary Festivized SMG
Festivized SMG1,2
Melee Festivized Kukri Festivized Shahanshah
Festivized Kukri Festivized Shahanshah2
Secondary Festivized Revolver
Festivized Revolver2
Melee Festivized Knife Festivized Spy-cicle
Festivized Knife1,2 Festivized Spy-cicle
Secondary Festivized Pistol
Festivized Pistol2
Secondary Festivized Reserve Shooter
Festivized Reserve Shooter2
Festivized Shotgun Festivized Panic Attack
Festivized Shotgun2 Festivized Panic Attack2

Update history

December 22, 2015 Patch

January 7, 2016 Patch

  • Added the ability to restore festivized weapons via the context menu.

August 29, 2016 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated the item type strings for the Gun Mettle and Tough Break Festivizer.

December 21, 2016 Patch (Smissmas 2016)

  • The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the Unlocked Winter 2016 Cosmetic Case.
  • Added a few weapons to the list of items that can be Festivized: Fire Axe, Jag, Kritzkrieg, Pistol, Quick-Fix, Natascha, Sandman, Spy-cicle, Kukri, Shovel and Scottish Resistance.
  • [Undocumented] Gun Mettle and Tough Break Festivizer was renamed into the Festivizer.

December 21, 2017 Patch (Smissmas 2017)

  • The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the Winter 2017 Cosmetic Case.
  • Expanded list of weapons that can be Festivized: Ubersaw, Dragon's Fury, Amputator, Air Strike, Back Scratcher, Scotsman's Skullcutter, Bazaar Bargain, Black Box, Claidheamh Mòr, Crusader's Crossbow, Degreaser, Loose Cannon, Persian Persuader, Detonator, Brass Beast, Holy Mackerel, Loch-n-Load, Powerjack, Iron Bomber, Reserve Shooter, Disciplinary Action, Family Business, Shahanshah, Scorch Shot, Shortstop, Soda Popper, Rescue Ranger, Tomislav, Panic Attack, and Winger.
  • [Undocumented] Australium weapons can now be Festivized.

January 4, 2018 Patch

  • Updated festivized items to use "Festivized" in the name instead of "Festive".
    • This will help disinguish the original Festive weapons from weapons that have had a Festivizer applied to them.

March 28, 2018 Patch #1

  • Fixed Festivized items ignoring any other quality for their name (i.e. "Collector's").
  • Fixed Festivized Australium weapons not using the correct skins for players on the BLU team.
  • Fixed Festivized Holy Mackerels, Soda Poppers, and Wingers not drawing the festive lights for the BLU team.
  • Fixed the Steam Community Market icons for several Festivized weapons.

December 19, 2018 Patch (Smissmas 2018)

  • The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the Winter 2018 Cosmetic Case.

December 16, 2019 Patch (Smissmas 2019)

  • The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the Winter 2019 Cosmetic Case.

December 3, 2020 Patch (Smissmas 2020)

  • The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the Winter 2020 Cosmetic Case.

December 2, 2021 Patch (Smissmas 2021)

  • The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the Winter 2021 Cosmetic Case.


  • Applied Specialized or Professional Killstreak Kit on Festivized items causes the sheen to appear in the backpack icons.
  • If the Festivized item is Decorated quality, and the player dies, the lights use the texture of the weapon, rather than using their own texture.
  • Sometimes backpack icons for Festivized weapons are affected by certain console commands that affect lighting, such as mat_phong 0.
  • Sometimes backpack icons for Festivized weapons are affected by what team the player is on, despite all backpack icons appearing as the RED version, regardless of what team the player is on.