Huo-Long Heater

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The burning you feel? It is shame.
The Heavy to a burning Spy

The Huo-Long Heater is a community-created promotional primary weapon for the Heavy, which he has named "Sheila"[1]. It is an antique-looking, partially team-colored machine gun made of wood and metal, which features a traditional Chinese dragon's head mounted on the muzzle of the gun and a hexagonal, chest-resembling ammo drum.

The Huo-Long Heater emits constant rings of fire around the player's feet while the weapon is spun-up, with either the primary or secondary fire buttons. Its base damage and afterburn from the rings of fire are also increased by 25% against burning players as long as the weapon is the active weapon. However, this comes at the cost of 4 ammo lost per second while spun-up, and 10% less base damage compared to the default Minigun.

This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who pre-ordered Sleeping Dogs on Steam before August 14, 2012, or August 17, 2012 in Europe.

The Huo-Long Heater was later contributed to the Steam Workshop, at Valve's request.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Hitscan
Damage type Bullet
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Maximum ramp-up 150% 12.15 / bullet
Base damage 100% 8.1 / bullet
Maximum fall-off 52.8% 4.2768 / bullet
Point blank 41-48 / 1 ammo
390-456 / second
Medium range 7-21 / 1 ammo
67-200 / second
Long range 4-9 / 1 ammo
38-86 / second
Pellet spread 25:1
Critical 24.3 / bullet
Mini-crit 11-16 / bullet
Function times
Attack interval 0.105
Ammo consumption interval 4 / s
14.5 / s
Wind-up time 0.87 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Fire Ring

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Area of effect
Damage type Fire
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Base damage 100% 12
Mini-crit 16
When weapon is not active:
4 / tick
64 total
When weapon is active:
5 / tick
80 total
Afterburn (mini-crit)
When weapon is not active:
5 / tick
80 total
When weapon is active:
6 / tick
96 total
Function times
Attack interval 0.5 s
Afterburn duration 8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


Family Business Reclaimed Metal Huo-Long Heater
Item icon Family Business.pngx3 + Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png = Item icon Huo-Long Heater.png
Class Token - Heavy Slot Token - Primary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Heavy.png + Item icon Slot Token - Primary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Natascha.png Item icon Brass Beast.png Item icon Tomislav.png Item icon Huo-Long Heater.png
Item icon Panic Attack.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Heavy Industry
Heavy Industry
Fire $200,000 worth of minigun rounds in a single life.

Kill 10 enemies in mid-air with the minigun.
Permanent Revolution
Permanent Revolution
Kill 5 enemies without spinning down your gun.

Kill an enemy with your shotgun while you're out of minigun ammo.

Update history

August 2, 2012 Patch (Triad Pack)
  • The Huo Long Heatmaker was added to the game.

August 3, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed the Huo Long Heatmaker not consuming additional ammo while firing.

August 10, 2012 Patch

  • Renamed from "The Huo Long Heatmaker" to "The Huo-Long Heater".

August 15, 2012 Patch

September 13, 2012 [Item schema update]

June 19, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

November 12, 2013 Patch

January 9, 2014 Patch

  • Fixed not being able to apply Killstreak Kits to the Sleeping Dogs promo items.

June 18, 2014 Patch

  • All mini-guns now have damage and accuracy ramp up after they start firing. Full accuracy and damage is reached 1 second after firing.

July 8, 2014 Patch

  • Minigun: Winding up via secondary attack now counts toward reducing the one-second accuracy penalty.

February 11, 2015 Patch #1

  • Fixed not being able to switch away from the Minigun while spinning down.

July 2, 2015 Patch (Gun Mettle Update)

  • Minigun damage penalty on Level 2 and Level 3 Sentry Guns slightly decreased. Level 2 Sentry resistance changed from 20% to 15% and Level 3 changed from 33% to 20%.
  • Updated description to better detail the weapon's features.

August 18, 2015 Patch #1

  • The Huo-Long Heater can now accept Posthumous Kills strange parts.

July 7, 2016 Patch #1 (Meet Your Match Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Added -10% damage.
    • Added +25% increased damage vs. burning players.
    • Reduced ammo drain to -4/sec (from -6).
    • Reduced pulse damage from Ring of Fire to 12 (from 15) due to increased damage vs. burning targets.

May 4, 2017 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated the description of the Huo-Long Heater.

October 20, 2017 Patch #1 (Jungle Inferno Update)

  • The 1-second damage and accuracy penalty now applies to the first second of spun-up time, whether or not the Heavy is firing. Previously, the 1-second damage penalty would only be removed after 1 second of firing.
  • Accuracy and damage penalties now reset when the Heavy spins down, rather than when the Heavy stops firing. This means if you stay spun-up beyond one second, and fire in bursts, damage and accuracy will remain at 100%.

October 24, 2017 Patch

  • Fixed the afterburn duration for the Huo-Long Heater.


  • The fire ring can damage enemies while underwater.
  • Holding secondary fire and tapping primary fire with one bullet left causes the Minigun to play the firing animation loop despite having no ammo. This is visible in third person and by other players.
  • When holding the primary fire button during a taunt, the Huo-Long Heater's muzzle flash turns invisible.


  • "Huo-Long" (火龙, huǒlóng) means "Fire dragon" in Chinese. However, Chinese dragons are hardly depicted as fire-breathing creatures, the word "Huo-Long" would refer to a typical European dragon instead.


See also