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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 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.

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.[1]


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