The Flakcatcher is a community-created cosmetic item for the Soldier. It is a gray flak vest with a zipper, three differently sized pouches, three shotgun shells over the right chest and shoulder pads, similar to those used by U.S. Army ammo-carriers in World War II.
The Flakcatcher was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
- The Flakcatcher was added to the game.
- Flak refers to anti-aircraft artillery, especially the resultant explosive shrapnel.
- The item was inspired by the vest from the new Soldier design from Team Fortress Classic.