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When a player dies in Team Fortress 2, the event is logged briefly in the upper right-hand corner of the screen (occasionally referred to as a kill feed or death notice), displaying from left to right the name of the player (and, if applicable, an assisting player) responsible for the kill, an icon that reflects the nature of the death, and then the name of the player who died. The icon is referred to as the kill icon, or death notice icon. Additionally, all event logs involving the player are tinted pale yellow (in comparison to the normal brown) and remain on-screen for a longer period of time in order to assist the player in keeping track of their events. If the death was the result of critical damage, then the icon has a red glowing effect behind it; if the weapon used is one of the Australium weapons, it has a golden glowing effect instead behind it.

Most weapons have unique kill icons, but there are some that refer to multiple weapons.


These icons are used when one player inflicts a death upon another using a weapon.

Leaderboard class scout.png Scout

Weapon Kill icon
Scattergun Scattergun Killicon scattergun.png
Force-A-Nature Force-A-Nature Killicon force-a-nature.png
Shortstop Shortstop Killicon shortstop.png
Shortstop (Shoving) Killicon skull.png
Soda Popper Soda Popper Killicon soda popper.png
Baby Face's Blaster Baby Face's Blaster Killicon baby face's blaster.png
Back Scatter Back Scatter Killicon back scatter.png
Winger Winger Killicon winger.png
Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol Killicon pretty boy's pocket pistol.png
Flying Guillotine Flying Guillotine Killicon flying guillotine.png
Bat Bat Killicon bat.png
Sandman Sandman Killicon sandman.png
Sandman Baseball.png Sandman (Ball) Killicon sandman ball.png
Holy Mackerel Holy Mackerel Killicon holy mackerel.png
Candy Cane Candy Cane Killicon candy cane.png
Boston Basher Boston Basher Killicon boston basher.png
Sun-on-a-Stick Sun-on-a-Stick Killicon sun-on-a-stick.png
Fan O'War Fan O'War Killicon fan o'war.png
Three-Rune Blade Three-Rune Blade Killicon three-rune blade.png
Atomizer Atomizer Killicon atomizer.png
Unarmed Combat Unarmed Combat Killicon unarmed combat.png
Wrap Assassin Wrap Assassin Killicon wrap assassin.png
Festive ornament red.png Wrap Assassin (Bauble) Killicon sandman ball.png
Batsaber Batsaber Killicon batsaber.png

Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier

Weapon Kill icon
Rocket Launcher Rocket Launcher Killicon rocket launcher.png
Direct Hit Direct Hit Killicon direct hit.png
Black Box Black Box Killicon black box.png
Liberty Launcher Liberty Launcher Killicon liberty launcher.png
Cow Mangler 5000 Cow Mangler 5000 Killicon cow mangler 5000.png
Cow Mangler 5000 (Afterburn)
Cow Mangler 5000 (Suicide afterburn) Killicon fire.png
Original Original Killicon original.png
Beggar's Bazooka Beggar's Bazooka Killicon beggar's bazooka.png
Air Strike Air Strike Killicon air strike.png
Mantreads Mantreads Killicon mantreads.png
Righteous Bison Righteous Bison Killicon righteous bison.png
Shovel Shovel Killicon shovel.png
Equalizer Equalizer Killicon equalizer.png
Market Gardener Market Gardener Killicon market gardener.png
Disciplinary Action Disciplinary Action Killicon disciplinary action.png
Escape Plan Escape Plan Killicon escape plan.png

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Weapon Kill icon
Flamethrower Flame Thrower Killicon flame thrower.png
Flame Thrower (Afterburn)
Backburner Backburner Killicon backburner.png
Backburner (Afterburn)
Degreaser Degreaser Killicon degreaser.png
Degreaser (Afterburn)
Phlogistinator Phlogistinator Killicon phlogistinator.png
Phlogistinator (Afterburn)
Rainblower Rainblower Killicon rainblower.png
Rainblower (Afterburn)
Nostromo Napalmer Nostromo Napalmer Killicon nostromo napalmer.png
Nostromo Napalmer (Afterburn)
Dragon's Fury Dragon's Fury Killicon dragon's fury.png
Dragon's Fury (Afterburn) Killicon dragon's fury afterburn.png
Flare Gun Flare Gun Killicon flare gun.png
Flare Gun (Afterburn)
Detonator Detonator Killicon detonator.png
Detonator (Afterburn)
Manmelter Manmelter Killicon manmelter.png
Manmelter (Afterburn)
Scorch Shot Scorch Shot Killicon scorch shot.png
Scorch Shot (Afterburn)
Thermal Thruster Thermal Thruster Killicon mantreads.png
Fire Axe Fire Axe Killicon fire axe.png
Axtinguisher Axtinguisher Killicon axtinguisher.png
Homewrecker Homewrecker Killicon homewrecker.png
Powerjack Powerjack Killicon powerjack.png
Back Scratcher Back Scratcher Killicon back scratcher.png
Sharpened Volcano Fragment Sharpened Volcano Fragment Killicon sharpened volcano fragment.png
Sharpened Volcano Fragment (Afterburn)
Maul Maul Killicon maul.png
Postal Pummeler Postal Pummeler Killicon postal pummeler.png
Third Degree Third Degree Killicon third degree.png
Lollichop Lollichop Killicon lollichop.png
Neon Annihilator Neon Annihilator Killicon neon annihilator.png
Hot Hand Hot Hand Killicon hot hand.png
Deflected projectiles Kill icon
Arrow proj.png Deflected arrow Killicon deflect arrow.png
Deflected arrow (Headshot) Killicon sniperriflehs.png
Deflected flaming arrow Killicon flaming huntsman.png
Deflected flaming arrow (Afterburn) Killicon flaming huntsman afterburn.png
Flare proj red.png Deflected flare Killicon deflect flare.png
Deflected flare afterburn Killicon flare gun.png
Detonator proj red.png Manually detonated deflected Detonator's flare Killicon skull.png
Deflected Detonator's flare afterburn Killicon detonator.png
Manmelter Deflected Manmelter projectile Killicon manmelter.png
Deflected Manmelter projectile (Afterburn) Killicon manmelter.png
RED Dragon's Fury.png Deflected Dragon's Fury projectile Killicon dragon's fury.png
Deflected Dragon's Fury projectile (Afterburn) Killicon dragon's fury afterburn.png
Grenade proj red.png Deflected grenade Killicon deflect grenade.png
Sticky proj red.png Deflected stickybombs Killicon deflect sticky.png
Scores proj red.png Deflected Scottish Resistance stickybombs Killicon scottish resistance.png
Rocket.png Deflected rocket Killicon deflect rocket.png
Sandman Baseball.png Deflected Sandman ball Killicon sandman ball.png
RED Cow Mangler 5000 Beam.png Deflected Cow Mangler 5000 energy blast Killicon skull.png
Deflected Cow Mangler 5000 energy blast (Afterburn) Killicon cow mangler 5000.png
Festive ornament red.png Deflected Wrap Assassin bauble Killicon sandman ball.png
Scorch Shot Deflected Scorch Shot Killicon skull.png
Deflected Scorch Shot (Detonation) Killicon skull.png
Deflected Scorch Shot (Afterburn) Killicon flare gun.png
Flying Guillotine Deflected Flying Guillotine Killicon skull.png
Loose Cannon Deflected cannonballs (Impact) Killicon loose cannon pushed.png
Deflected cannonballs (Explosion) Killicon deflect cannonballs.png
Rescue Ranger Deflected repair claws Killicon deflect repair claws.png
Short Circuit Deflected energy ball Killicon skull.png

Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman

Weapon Kill icon
Grenade Launcher Grenade Launcher Killicon grenade launcher.png
Loch-n-Load Loch-n-Load Killicon loch-n-load.png
Loose Cannon Loose Cannon Killicon loose cannon.png
Loose Cannon (Knockback) Killicon loose cannon pushed.png
Iron Bomber Iron Bomber Killicon iron bomber.png
Stickybomb Launcher Stickybomb Launcher Killicon stickybomb launcher.png
Quickiebomb Launcher Quickiebomb Launcher Killicon quickiebomb launcher.png
Scottish Resistance Scottish Resistance Killicon scottish resistance.png
Chargin' Targe Chargin' Targe Killicon chargin' targe.png
Splendid Screen Splendid Screen Killicon splendid screen.png
Tide Turner Tide Turner Killicon tide turner.png
Bottle Bottle Killicon bottle.png
Eyelander Eyelander Killicon eyelander.png
Scotsman's Skullcutter Scotsman's Skullcutter Killicon scotsman's skullcutter.png
Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker Killicon horseless headless horsemann's headtaker.png
Claidheamh Mòr Claidheamh Mòr Killicon claidheamh mòr.png
Ullapool Caber Ullapool Caber (Explosion) Killicon ullapool caber.png
Ullapool Caber (Melee) Killicon ullapool caber explode.png
Persian Persuader Persian Persuader Killicon persian persuader.png
Nessie's Nine Iron Nessie's Nine Iron Killicon nessie's nine iron.png
Scottish Handshake Scottish Handshake Killicon scottish handshake.png

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Weapon Kill icon
Minigun Minigun Killicon minigun.png
Natascha Natascha Killicon natascha.png
Iron Curtain Iron Curtain Killicon iron curtain.png
Brass Beast Brass Beast Killicon brass beast.png
Tomislav Tomislav Killicon tomislav.png
Huo-Long Heater Huo-Long Heater Killicon huo-long heater.png
Family Business Family Business Killicon family business.png
Fists Fists Killicon fists.png
Killing Gloves of Boxing Killing Gloves of Boxing Killicon killing gloves of boxing.png
Gloves of Running Urgently Gloves of Running Urgently Killicon gloves of running urgently.png
Warrior's Spirit Warrior's Spirit Killicon warrior's spirit.png
Fists of Steel Fists of Steel Killicon fists of steel.png
Eviction Notice Eviction Notice Killicon eviction notice.png
Apoco-Fists Apoco-Fists Killicon apoco-fists.png
Holiday Punch Holiday Punch Killicon holiday punch.png
Bread Bite Bread Bite Killicon bread bite.png

Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

Weapon Kill icon
Frontier Justice Frontier Justice Killicon frontier justice.png
Widowmaker Widowmaker Killicon widowmaker.png
Pomson 6000 Pomson 6000 Killicon pomson 6000.png
Rescue Ranger Rescue Ranger Killicon rescue ranger.png
Wrangler Wrangler Killicon wrangler.png
Short Circuit Short Circuit Killicon short circuit.png
Short Circuit (energy ball) Killicon skull.png
Giger Counter Giger Counter Killicon giger counter.png
Wrench Wrench Killicon wrench.png
Golden Wrench Golden Wrench Killicon golden wrench.png
Gunslinger Gunslinger Killicon gunslinger.png
Gunslinger (Triple Punch) Killicon gunslinger triple punch.png
Southern Hospitality Southern Hospitality Killicon southern hospitality.png
Jag Jag Killicon jag.png
Eureka Effect Eureka Effect Killicon eureka effect.png
Sentry Gun Kill icon
Red Mini Sentry.png Combat Mini-Sentry Gun Killicon minisentry.png
RED Level 1 Sentry Gun.png Level 1 Sentry Gun Killicon sentry1.png
RED Level 2 Sentry Gun.png Level 2 Sentry Gun Killicon sentry2.png
RED Level 3 Sentry Gun.png Level 3 Sentry Gun Killicon sentry3.png
Other Kill icon
Toolboxengineer cropped.png Destruction of hauled building Killicon tool chest.png

Leaderboard class medic.png Medic

Weapon Kill icon
Syringe Gun Syringe Gun Killicon syringe gun.png
Blutsauger Blutsauger Killicon blutsauger.png
Crusader's Crossbow Crusader's Crossbow Killicon crusader's crossbow.png
Overdose Overdose Killicon overdose.png
Bonesaw Bonesaw Killicon bonesaw.png
Übersaw Ubersaw Killicon ubersaw.png
Vita-Saw Vita-Saw Killicon vita-saw.png
Amputator Amputator Killicon amputator.png
Solemn Vow Solemn Vow Killicon solemn vow.png

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Weapon Kill icon
Sniper Rifle Sniper Rifle Killicon sniper rifle.png
Sniper Rifle (Headshot) Killicon sniperriflehs.png
Huntsman Huntsman Killicon huntsman.png
Huntsman (Headshot) Killicon huntsmanhs.png
Huntsman (Flaming) Killicon flaming huntsman.png
Flaming Huntsman (Afterburn) Killicon flaming huntsman afterburn.png
Sydney Sleeper Sydney Sleeper Killicon sydney sleeper.png
Bazaar Bargain Bazaar Bargain Killicon bazaar bargain.png
Bazaar Bargain (Headshot) Killicon sniperriflehs.png
Machina Machina Killicon machina.png
Machina (Headshot) Killicon sniperriflehs.png
Machina (Penetration) Killicon machina penetrate.png
Machina (Headshot through penetration) Killicon machina penetratehs.png
Shooting Star Shooting Star Killicon shooting star.png
Shooting Star (Headshot) Killicon sniperriflehs.png
Shooting Star (Penetration) Killicon machina penetrate.png
Shooting Star (Headshot through penetration) Killicon machina penetratehs.png
Hitman's Heatmaker Hitman's Heatmaker Killicon hitman's heatmaker.png
Hitman's Heatmaker (Headshot) Killicon sniperriflehs.png
AWPer Hand AWPer Hand Killicon sniper rifle.png
AWPer Hand (Headshot) Killicon sniperriflehs.png
Fortified Compound Fortified Compound Killicon huntsman.png
Fortified Compound (Headshot) Killicon huntsmanhs.png
Fortified Compound (Flaming) Killicon flaming huntsman.png
Flaming Fortified Compound (Afterburn) Killicon flaming huntsman afterburn.png
Classic Classic Killicon classic.png
Classic (Headshot) Killicon sniperriflehs.png
SMG SMG Killicon SMG.png
Cleaner's Carbine Cleaner's Carbine Killicon cleaner's carbine.png
Kukri Kukri Killicon kukri.png
Tribalman's Shiv Tribalman's Shiv Killicon tribalman's shiv.png
Bushwacka Bushwacka Killicon bushwacka.png
Shahanshah Shahanshah Killicon shahanshah.png

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

Weapon Kill icon
Revolver Revolver Killicon revolver.png
Big Kill Big Kill Killicon big kill.png
Ambassador Ambassador Killicon ambassador.png
Ambassador (Headshot) Killicon sniperriflehs.png
L'Etranger L'Etranger Killicon l'etranger.png
Enforcer Enforcer Killicon enforcer.png
Diamondback Diamondback Killicon diamondback.png
Sapper Sapper Killicon electro sapper.png
Red-Tape Recorder Red-Tape Recorder Killicon red-tape recorder.png
Ap-Sap Ap-Sap Killicon ap-sap.png
Snack Attack Snack Attack Killicon snack attack.png
Knife Knife Killicon knife.png
Knife (Backstab) Killicon backstab.png
Your Eternal Reward Your Eternal Reward Killicon your eternal reward.png
Your Eternal Reward (Backstab) Killicon backstab.png
Conniver's Kunai Conniver's Kunai Killicon conniver's kunai.png
Conniver's Kunai (Backstab) Killicon backstab.png
Big Earner Big Earner Killicon big earner.png
Big Earner (Backstab) Killicon backstab.png
Wanga Prick Wanga Prick Killicon wanga prick.png
Wanga Prick (Backstab) Killicon backstab.png
Sharp Dresser Sharp Dresser Killicon sharp dresser.png
Sharp Dresser (Backstab) Killicon sharp dresser backstab.png
Spy-cicle Spy-cicle Killicon spy-cicle.png
Spy-cicle (Backstab) Killicon backstab.png
Black Rose Black Rose Killicon black rose.png
Black Rose (Backstab) Killicon backstab.png

Multiple classes

See also: Classes
Class Weapon Kill icon
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro
Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy
Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer
Shotgun Shotgun Killicon shotgun.png
Panic Attack Panic Attack Killicon panic attack.png
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro
Reserve Shooter Reserve Shooter Killicon reserve shooter.png
Leaderboard class scout.png Scout
Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer
Pistol Pistol Killicon pistol.png
Lugermorph Lugermorph Killicon lugermorph.png
C.A.P.P.E.R C.A.P.P.E.R Killicon c.a.p.p.e.r.png
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman
Pain Train Pain Train Killicon pain train.png
Half-Zatoichi Half-Zatoichi Killicon half-zatoichi.png
Leaderboard class scout.png Scout
Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer
Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper
Bleeding example.png Bleeding Killicon bleed.png
Leaderboard class scout.png Scout
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro
Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman
Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy
Leaderboard class medic.png Medic
Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper
Bat Outta Hell Bat Outta Hell Killicon skull.png
Memory Maker Memory Maker Killicon memory maker.png
Conscientious Objector Conscientious Objector Killicon conscientious objector.png
Freedom Staff Freedom Staff Killicon freedom staff.png
Frying Pan Frying Pan Killicon frying pan.png
Ham Shank Ham Shank Killicon ham shank.png
Crossing Guard Crossing Guard Killicon crossing guard.png
Leaderboard class scout.png Scout
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro
Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman
Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy
Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer
Leaderboard class medic.png Medic
Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper
Necro Smasher Necro Smasher Killicon necro smasher.png
TF2 crosshair orange.png All classes Critical hit.png Critical hits
(Added behind kill icon)
Killicon crit.png
Item icon Australium Rocket Launcher.png Australium weapons
(Added behind kill icon)
Killicon australium.png
Golden Frying Pan Golden Frying Pan Killicon golden frying pan.png
Saxxy Saxxy Killicon saxxy.png
RED Teleporter.png Telefrag Killicon skull.png
Prinny Machete Prinny Machete Killicon prinny machete.png

Kill taunts

See also: Taunts

Also known as attack taunts, most of these taunts have the ability to kill almost every opponent in a single hit, as they do 400+ damage.

Class Taunt Kill icon
Leaderboard class scout.png Scout Grand Slam Grand Slam Killicon grand slam.png
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier Grenade (taunt) Grenade Killicon grenade (taunt).png
Lumbricus Lid.png Grenade with Lumbricus Lid Killicon hhg.png
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro Hadouken Hadouken Killicon hadouken.png
Armageddon Armageddon Killicon armageddon.png
Execution Execution Killicon execution.png
Gas Blast Gas Blast Killicon gas blast.png
Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman Barbarian Swing Barbarian Swing Killicon barbarian swing.png
Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy High Noon High Noon Killicon high noon.png
Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer Guitar Smash Guitar Smash Killicon guitar smash.png
Arm Blender Arm Blender Killicon arm blender.png
Leaderboard class medic.png Medic Uberslice Uberslice File:Killicon uberslice unused.png
Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper Arrow Stab Arrow Stab Killicon arrow stab.png
Leaderboard class spy.png Spy Fencing Fencing Killicon fencing.png

Action items

These icons are used when one player inflicts a death upon another using an appropriate action item.

TF2 crosshair orange.png All classes

Item Kill icon
Spellbook Magazine Spellbook Magazine Killicon fireball.png
Killicon teleport.png
Killicon superjump.png
Killicon batball.png
Killicon pumpkin mirv.png
Killicon monoculus spell.png
Killicon skeletons.png
Killicon tesla bolt.png
Killicon meteor shower.png
Killicon minify.png
Grappling Hook Grappling Hook Killicon skull.png

Environmental hazards

See also: Environmental hazards

These icons are typically used when a player dies either from an environmental hazard, or causes their own death with their weapon or by other means.

Related death Kill icon
Health dead.png Suicide, Fall damage Killicon skull.png
Pumpkinbomb.png Pumpkin bombs Killicon pumpkin.png
SawBlade.png Saw blades Killicon saw blade.png
Train.png Trains, Li'l Chew Chew Killicon train.png
HHH.png Horseless Headless Horsemann Killicon horseless headless horsemann's headtaker.png
Monoculus angry.png MONOCULUS Killicon monoculus.png
Merasmus.png Merasmus Killicon merasmus.png
Killicon merasmus2.png
Killicon merasmus3.png
Killicon merasmus4.png
Killicon fire.png
Health dead.png Underworld Killicon underworld.png
Giant Necro Smasher.png Necro Smasher Killicon necro smasher.png
Carnival of Carnage RED Bumper Car.png Bumper Cars Killicon bumper car.png
Mercenary Park Crocodiles.png Crocodiles Killicon crocodile.png
Menu photos koth sharkbay.png Sharks Killicon sharks.png
Salmann.png Salmann Killicon salmann.png
Krampus.png Krampus Killicon krampus.png
Killicon krampus2.png
Ice Resurfacer.png Ice Resurfacer Killicon zamboni.png


Name Kill icon
Nemesis RED.png Domination Killicon domination.png
Item icon Killstreak Kit.png Killstreak Kit Killstreak Icon.png
VSH Saxton Hale Model.png Saxton Hale Killicon fists.png
Killicon mantreads.png
Backpack Voodoo-Cursed Heavy Soul.png Zombie Infection Killicon unarmed combat.png
Duck Journal Duckstreak Killicon duck.png
Duckstreak Icon.png


See also: Unused content

There are several unused kill icons that can be found in the game files. Some of these icons are included for custom use by the community, others appear to have been replaced by the currently used kill icons or possibly had their accompanying concept scrapped.

Name Kill icon Potential use
Health dead.png Environmental death Killicon explosion.png Likely implemented early on in development for explosive weapons, this icon has been in the files since the game's release.
Half-Zatoichi Half-Zatoichi Killicon half-zatoichi duel.png An alternate kill icon for the Half-Zatoichi, assumedly designed for when a Half-Zatoichi wielder instantly kills another Half-Zatoichi wielder.
Wrap AssassinFestive ornament red.png Wrap Assassin Killicon wrap assassin ball.png An alternate kill icon for killing a player with the alt-fire bauble.
Third Degree Third Degree Killicon third degree transfer.png A kill icon for killing a player via the weapon's damage transfer effect.
Holiday Punch Holiday Punch Killicon holiday punch laugh.png A kill icon for killing a player presumably while they are laughing.
Flamethrower Deflected arrow headshot Killicon deflect arrowhs unused.png Scoring a headshot with a deflected arrow.
Deflected flaming arrow Killicon deflect flaming arrow.png Scoring a kill with a deflected flaming arrow.
Deflected flaming arrow headshot Killicon deflect flaming arrowhs.png Scoring a headshot with a deflected flaming arrow.
Deflected Sandman ball Killicon deflect ball.png Scoring a kill with a deflected ball.
RED Level 1 Sentry Gun.png Level 1 Sentry Gun Killicon sentry1 unused.png This icon appears similar to the standard Level 1 Sentry kill icon with one clear difference: the Sentry appears to have some kind of laser attached to the top. The icon was introduced to the game files months before the Engineer Update.
Huntsman Flaming arrow headshot Killicon flaming huntsmanhs.png Kill icon added with the Engineer Update for scoring a kill with a flaming arrow headshot.
Ambassador Ambassador headshot Killicon ambassadorhs unused2.png Two headshot icons for the Spy's Ambassador. The first was used in-game from the Sniper vs. Spy Update to the Engineer Update, but was changed to the Sniper Rifle headshot icon for unknown reasons. The second icon was included in the game files, but never used in-game, and is only assumed to be related to the Ambassador.
Killicon ambassadorhs unused.png
Backpack Baleful Beacon.png Baleful Beacon Killicon baleful beacon.png A kill icon from the VPK files for a weapon that does not yet exist in-game.
Stratonic Swatter Killicon flyswatter.png A kill icon from the VPK files for a weapon that does not yet exist in-game.
Taunt Shred Alert.png Shred Alert Killicon shredalert unused.png A kill icon for the Shred Alert.
Paint Bomb Killicon balloon1 unused.png A kill icon from the VPK files for an unused "Paint Bomb" weapon.
Killicon balloon2 unused.png

These unused kill icons were created and contributed by NeoDement.

Update history

April 29, 2008 Patch (Gold Rush Update)
  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for Ubersaw.

June 19, 2008 Patch' (Pyro Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Flare Gun, Axtinguisher, and Hadouken taunt.

August 19, 2008 Patch (Heavy Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Fists, Killing Gloves of Boxing, and High Noon taunt.

February 24, 2009 Patch (Scout Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for Grand Slam taunt.

May 21, 2009 Patch (Sniper vs. Spy Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Huntman, Ambassador, Arrow Stab taunt, and Fencing taunt.

May 29, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed players killed by flaming arrows not showing the appropriate death icon.

October 29, 2009 Patch (Haunted Hallowe'en Special)

December 17, 2009 Patch (WAR! Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Direct Hit, Equalizer, Chargin' Targe, Scottish Resistance, Eyelander, Kamikaze taunt, and Barbarian Swing taunt.

December 22, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed Pyros not getting the proper kill icon for kills with deflected Direct Hit rockets.

January 13, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for Uberslice taunt (Ubersaw kill icon).

May 27, 2010 Patch

  • Added unique kill icons for Homewrecker, Pain Train, Scotsman's Skullcutter, and Tribalman's Shiv.

May 28, 2010 Patch

  • Fixed the community submitted deathnotice icons for the community submitted weapons.

July 1, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for Golden Wrench.

July 8, 2010 Patch (Engineer Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Force-A-Nature, Lugermorph, Sandman bat, Sandman ball, Natascha, Frontier Justice, Wrangler, Gunslinger, Southern Hospitality, Big Kill, Dischord taunt, and Arm Blender taunt.
  • [Undocumented] The Ambassador headshot kill icon is replaced with the Sniper Rifle headshot kill icon.

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Shortstop, Holy Mackerel, Degreaser, Powerjack, L'Etranger, and Your Eternal Reward.

December 9, 2010 Patch

  • Fixed some of the deathnotice icons using the wrong colors.

October 27, 2010 Patch (Scream Fortress Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker and Horseless Headless Horsemann.

January 7, 2011 Patch

  • Added unique kill icons for Sandman, Boston Basher, Candy Cane, Backburner, Back Scratcher, Black Box, Frying Pan, Claidheamh Mòr, Ullapool Caber, Gloves of Running Urgently, Iron Curtain, Brass Beast, Fists of Steel, Warrior's Spirit, Jag, Blutsauger, Vita-Saw, Amputator, Crusader's Crossbow, Sydney Sleeper, Bushwacka, and Lumbricus Lid Kamikaze taunt.
  • [Undocumented] Fixed native kill icon not displaying when killing enemy players with the Degreaser.
  • [Undocumented] Added an unused kill icon for the Loch-n-Load.
  • [Undocumented] Updated kill icon for Rocket Launcher, Direct Hit, Shotgun, Minigun, Killing Gloves of Boxing.

January 10, 2011 Patch

  • Implemented the Loch-n-Load kill icon.
  • Added mini-sentry kill icon.
  • [Undocumented] Improved Ullapool Caber and Candy Cane kill icons.

January 19, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] If the player suicides with the Ullapool Caber, it displays the Caber's kill icon.

February 3, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Sun-on-a-Stick and Sharpened Volcano Fragment.

February 7, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed burning deaths to always use the death notice icon for the weapon that started the burn.

March 10, 2011 Patch (Shogun Pack)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Fan O'War, Half-Zatoichi, and Conniver's Kunai.

May 5, 2011 Patch (Replay Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for Saxxy.

May 12, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for Three-Rune Blade.

June 3, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for Maul.

June 8, 2011 Patch

  • The Maul and Three-Rune Blade kill icons have been flipped.

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Soda Popper, Winger, Atomizer, Liberty Launcher, Reserve Shooter, Mantreads, Market Gardener, Disciplinary Action, Detonator, Splendid Screen, Persian Persuader, Tomislav, Family Business, Eviction Notice, Overdose, Solemn Vow, Bazaar Bargain, Shahanshah, Enforcer and Big Earner.

July 1, 2011 Patch (Summer Camp Sale)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Postal Pummeler and Nessie's Nine Iron.

July 20, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Cow Mangler 5000 and Righteous Bison.

August 3, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for Original.

August 15, 2011 Patch #2

  • [Undocumented] Updated the kill icons for Nessie's Nine Iron and Postal Pummeler.

August 18, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Widowmaker, Machina, and Short Circuit.
  • [Undocumented] Updated the kill icons for Cow Mangler 5000 and Nessie's Nine Iron.

September 6, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated the kill icon for Postal Pummeler.

October 13, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Scottish Handshake and Conscientious Objector.

October 27, 2011 Patch (Very Scary Halloween Special)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Unarmed Combat, Wanga Prick, MONOCULUS, and Underworld.

November 10, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for Apoco-Fists.

November 22, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed the Loch-n-Load death notice icon not being displayed correctly.

November 23, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for Sharp Dresser.

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Wrap Assassin, Phlogistinator, Manmelter, Third Degree, Holiday Punch, Pomson 6000, Eureka Effect, and Spy-cicle.
  • [Undocumented] Added a kill icon for Cauldron Fire.

February 14, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for Black Rose.

March 22, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause The Manmelter to display incorrect kill icons.

June 27, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol, Baby Face's Blaster, Beggar's Bazooka, Escape Plan, Rainblower, Scorch Shot, Lollichop, Cleaner's Carbine, Hitman's Heatmaker, Armageddon taunt, and Execution taunt.

August 2, 2012 Patch (Triad Pack)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Flying Guillotine, Neon Annihilator, Huo Long Heatmaker, and Red-Tape Recorder.

August 15, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for AWPer Hand.

September 27, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for Freedom Staff.

October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for Bat Outta Hell.

November 29, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icon for Memory Maker.

December 20, 2012 Patch (Mecha Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Loose Cannon and Rescue Ranger.

March 12, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added unique kill icons for Ap-Sap and Ham Shank.

March 19, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed the death notice icon for the Eureka Effect.

July 10, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed suicide deathnotices showing the dead player's last deployed weapon instead of the skull and crossbones.

October 2, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed the Ubersaw taunt attack using the incorrect deathnotice image.

January 7, 2015 Patch

  • Updated the kill icon for the Panic Attack.

January 9, 2015 Patch

  • Fixed the Quickiebomb Launcher using the wrong death notice icon.

July 2, 2015 Patch

January 9, 2024 Patch

  • Fixed overlapping texture for the Panic Attack's kill icon


  • If Scottish Resistance Stickybombs are detonated while moving (i.e. immediately after they are pushed by compression blast, rockets, grenades, or while in mid-flight) the kill feed shows the Stickybomb Launcher kill icon.
  • If the target dies from the afterburn of the Hadouken, it shows the Flame Thrower's kill icon rather than the Hadouken/Flare Gun's kill icon.
  • The Detonator's kill icon is cut off; the explosion is missing.
  • The Level 1 Sentry Gun's kill icon is cut off; the bullet present in the three other sentry kill icons is not included.
  • The Sniper Rifle headshot's kill icon is cut off; the bullet appears to have been cut in half.
    • The headshot kill icon for the Ambassador is unaffected, despite being shared with the Sniper Rifle.
  • The Tribalman's Shiv's kill icon is pictured upside down.
  • Sniper Rifles cannot headshot within 0.2 seconds after zooming in; however, if the player is crit-boosted and shoots on a head within 0.2s it shows up as the headshot icon.
  • Deflected Sandman balls and Wrap Assassin baubles show that the enemy killed themselves with the ball/bleeding kill icon.
  • Deflected flare kills show a different flare gun kill icon depending on the weapon equipped by the player getting the deflect kill:[1]
    • Flare Gun - Deflected flare kill icon.
    • Detonator - Detonator kill icon.
    • Scorch Shot - Scorch Shot kill icon.
    • Manmelter - Deflected flare kill icon.
    • Any other Pyro secondary weapon (shotguns, Thermal Thruster, and Gas Passer) - Deflected flare kill icon.
  • When using an Australium weapon, the kill icons for magic spells have the Australium background.