Giger Counter

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Analyzes and slightly irradiates your enemies!
Giger Counter publicity blurb

The Giger Counter is a community-created secondary weapon for the Engineer. It's an Aliens inspired Motion Tracker with a joystick attached to the top of the handle. It emits a team-colored light that glows in the dark.

This weapon functions identically to the Wrangler.

The Giger Counter may be inspected by using the inspect item key (default key: hold F).

The Giger Counter was contributed to the Steam Workshop.


Strange variant

Update history

October 6, 2015 Patch (Invasion Community Update)

  • The Giger Counter was added to the game.

October 28, 2015 Patch (Scream Fortress 2015)

  • Added inspect animations for the Giger Counter


  • The Giger Counter lacks the description "Team Colored Weapon", and their BLU team variants cannot be viewed in the backpack unless playing on BLU team.


  • This item's name is a portmanteau of "Geiger counter", an instrument used for measuring ionizing radiation, and H. R. Giger, a surrealist artist who heavily influenced science fiction art and designed the Alien creature, among other things.
  • The design of the weapon is based specifically on the M314 Motion Tracker, a fictional tool that first appeared on the 1986 movie Aliens.
  • There was a glitch involving the Giger Counter and Shooting Star where they could be Crafted with tokens. It was later patched by Valve.


See also