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 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