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More bulk with exactly the same amount of protection.
Flakcatcher publicity blurb

The Flakcatcher is a community-created cosmetic item for the Soldier. It is a gray flak vest. The vest gives the Soldier a zipper, three different sized pouches, and three shotgun shells on the right side of his chest. It also includes shoulder pads, similar to the ones of a U.S. Army WW2 ammo-carrier.

The Flakcatcher was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Update history

May 15, 2017 Patch (Rainy Day Pack)

  • The Flakcatcher was added to the game.


  • Flak refers to anti-aircraft artillery, especially the resultant explosive shrapnel.
    • In contemporary political and business usage, a flak catcher is someone designated to catch flak on behalf of the rest of the team, a common role for Soldier.
  • The item was inspired by the vest from the new Soldier design from Team Fortress Classic.


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