Gloves of Running Urgently

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Ooohhhh, run, run, I'm coming for you!
The Heavy running urgently on the battlefield

The Gloves of Running Urgently (abbreviated to G.R.U.) are a melee weapon for the Heavy. They are similar in appearance to the Killing Gloves of Boxing, but designed with flame decals and orange rings around the cuffs.

While the Gloves of Running Urgently are the active weapon, the Heavy moves 30% faster; that is, at 99.67% base movement speed, which is a rate of 299 Hammer units per second or about 13 miles per hour (20.92 kilometers per hour). However, each time the gloves are deployed, the user's max health is instantly lowered by 20 and then further drained while the weapon is active at a rate of -10 health per second. The user's max health will not decay below 100. Holstering the weapon will allow the user's max health to begin regenerating at the same rate. As this occurs, the user's current health changes in a way that keeps their health percentage constant; a Heavy at half health will remain at half health no matter how this weapon modifies his max health (aside from rounding errors).

As with the Fists and most of the Heavy's melee weapons, primary fire swings the left fist, secondary fire swings the right fist, and the critical hit animation is always a right-handed uppercut.

The kill icon for the G.R.U. was contributed by flutterravie.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Damage
Base damage 100% 65
Critical 195
Mini-crit 87.75
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Crafting

See also: Crafting

Blueprint

Killing Gloves of Boxing Scrap Metal Gloves of Running Urgently
Item icon Killing Gloves of Boxing.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.pngx2 = Item icon Gloves of Running Urgently.png
Class Token - Heavy Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Heavy.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Killing Gloves of Boxing.png Item icon Gloves of Running Urgently.png Item icon Warrior's Spirit.png Item icon Fists of Steel.png
Item icon Eviction Notice.png Item icon Apoco-Fists.png Item icon Holiday Punch.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png
Item icon Ham Shank.png Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png

As a crafting ingredient

Gloves of Running Urgently Scrap Metal Warrior's Spirit
Item icon Gloves of Running Urgently.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png = Item icon Warrior's Spirit.png
Mantreads Gloves of Running Urgently Ali Baba's Wee Booties
Item icon Mantreads.png + Item icon Gloves of Running Urgently.png = Item icon Ali Baba's Wee Booties.png
Reclaimed Metal Gloves of Running Urgently Crusader's Crossbow Overdose
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Gloves of Running Urgently.png + Item icon Crusader's Crossbow.png = Item icon Overdose.png
Reclaimed Metal Holy Mackerel Gloves of Running Urgently Holiday Punch
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Holy Mackerel.png + Item icon Gloves of Running Urgently.png = Item icon Holiday Punch.png

Strange variant


Related achievements

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Communist Mani-Fisto
Communist Mani-Fisto
Kill an enemy with a critical punch.

Leaderboard class medic.png Medic

Blunt Trauma
Blunt Trauma
Assist in punching 2 enemies with a single ÜberCharge on a Heavy.

Update history

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)
  • The Gloves of Running Urgently were added to the game.

October 6, 2010 Patch

  • The Gloves of Running Urgently now using the boxing taunt and boxing glove weapons are now of the type "Boxing Gloves" instead of "Fists."
  • [Undocumented] Gave the Gloves of Running Urgently a unique crafting recipe.

October 8, 2010 Patch

  • Fixed an exploit that allowed people to bypass the Gloves of Running Urgently's damage taking penalty.

December 22, 2010 Patch

January 7, 2011 Patch

  • The Gloves of Running Urgently was given a unique kill icon.

January 10, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed the Heavy's fists not playing the critical hit animation.

February 14, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed melee attacks not destroying remote detonation pipes (Stickybombs).

March 15, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The crafting cost of the Gloves of Running Urgently was changed from 1 Reclaimed Metal and a Killing Gloves of Boxing to 2 Scrap Metal and a Killing Gloves of Boxing.

May 5, 2011 Patch (Replay Update)

  • Fixed the Gloves of Running Urgently not using the correct skin in the character loadout screen.

June 3, 2011 Patch

  • Added community contributed response rules to the Gloves of Running Urgently.

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The damage bonus attribute was changed from "-50% damage done" to "-50% damage penalty".

August 18, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed the Gloves of Running Urgently not hiding Heavy's default fists.

January 11, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Gloves of Running Urgently was added to the crafting blueprint for the Holiday Punch.

February 16, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed the Gloves of Running Urgently using the Fists impact sounds.

March 1, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed not hearing third person sounds.

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Removed self-damage over time penalty.
    • Heavy takes mini-crits while active and for 3 seconds after switching away.
    • Attack damage penalty reduced from -50% to -25%.

November 12, 2013 Patch

December 20, 2013 Patch (Smissmas 2013)

  • [Undocumented] Added Festive variant.

January 23, 2014 Patch

  • Updated the Festive Gloves of Running Urgently to include a blue material when equipped by the Blue team.

June 11, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The mini-crit vulnerability after switching away was increased from 3 seconds to 5 seconds.

July 30, 2014 Patch

  • Fixed a bug with the Gloves of Running Urgently that increased the marked for death time to 5 seconds instead of 3.

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • Changed attribute:
    • Increased holster time penalty.

February 29, 2016 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated firing sounds for the Gloves of Running Urgently.

October 20, 2017 Patch (Jungle Inferno Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Removed 25% damage penalty.
    • Removed Marked-For-Death effect while active.
    • Added attribute: Max-health is drained while item is active (-10/sec), and regenerated while holstered. Health will regenerate only the amount drained while active - minus any damage taken during that time. Each time the gloves are deployed, the drain rate is accelerated for a brief period of time.

October 23, 2017 Patch

  • Fixed an exploit related to the Heavy's health and the G.R.U.

Unused content

  • The original set of team-colored skull particles are still in the game files, but are not used.

Bugs

  • Health regeneration may fail to reach full health even if no damage is taken.

Trivia

  • G.R.U. is an acronym for the Glavnoye Razvedyvatel'noye Upravleniye, the foreign military intelligence directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (formerly the Red Army General Staff of the Soviet Union).
  • Three variants of the Gloves of Running Urgently were featured in the closed beta, the attributes of which were leaked by testers. They did not have their own texture or taunt and instead used the Killing Gloves of Boxing's model and the Showdown taunt as placeholders.
    • G.R.U. Beta 3 was identical to the weapon as it was originally implemented in the Mann-Conomy Update.

Gallery

See also