Hibernating Bear

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The Hibernating Bear
Heavy Hibernating Set.png
Basic Information
Used by: Heavy
Contributed by: Ruskeydoo
Released: December 17, 2010 Patch
(Australian Christmas)
Items: Brass Beast, Buffalo Steak Sandvich, Warrior's Spirit, Big Chief
Effect: None

The Hibernating Bear is a community-created item set for the Heavy.

The set includes the following items:

The Hibernating Bear
Backpack The Hibernating Bear Bundle.png

No effect

The Hibernating Bear was contributed as part of the Polycount contest and was later added to the game by Valve.


Weapon Kill icon Ammo
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Brass Beast
Brass Beast
Killicon brass beast.png 200 N/A Base: 10.8 / bullet

Crit: 32.4 / bullet

Pictogram plus.png +20% damage bonus.

Pictogram plus.png 20% damage resistance when spun up and below 50% max health.

Pictogram minus.png 50% slower spin up time.

Pictogram minus.png 60% slower move speed while deployed.

Buffalo Steak Sandvich
Buffalo Steak Sandvich
N/A 1 N/A

Pictogram plus.png Speed is increased for duration of use.

Pictogram plus.png The Heavy gains mini crits for duration of use.

Pictogram minus.png Weapons are restricted to melee weapons only for duration of use.

Pictogram minus.png +20% damage taken from all sources for duration of use.

Pictogram info.png Effect duration is 15 seconds.

Pictogram info.png With secondary fire, throws it for another player to restore 50% health.

Pictogram info.png It takes 4.3 seconds for Heavy to eat the Buffalo Steak Sandvich.

Pictogram info.png The item has a 30-second recharge time.

Warrior's Spirit
Warrior's Spirit
Killicon warrior's spirit.png N/A N/A Base: 85

Crit: 254

Pictogram plus.png +30% damage bonus.

Pictogram plus.png  On Kill: Gain up to +50 health.

Pictogram minus.png +30% Damage vulnerability on wearer.

Update history

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

  • The Hibernating Bear was added to the game.

July 10, 2013 Patch

  • Changed attribute:
    • Removed +5% crit resistance on wearer.

September 16, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed The Hibernating Bear set not listing its associated hat.


  • A Peyote cactus was originally intended to be in the set instead of the Buffalo Steak Sandvich, but playtesters thought that a man in a Native American headdress eating peyote and going on a killing spree was offensive.[1]


  1. "TF2 - Polypack - Ruskeydoo" by Ruskeydoo on polycount.com forum on March 25, 2011. Accessed July 22, 2011.