Killing Gloves of Boxing

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Any time a Heavy kills an enemy with the K.G.B he receives five seconds of guaranteed critical hits.
Killing Gloves of Boxing publicity blurb

The Killing Gloves of Boxing (K.G.B.) are an unlockable melee weapon for the Heavy. They are a pair of large, padded, team-colored boxing gloves.

The Killing Gloves of Boxing deal the same damage on hit as the default Fists, but have a 20% slower swing rate and thus less potential to follow up hits. When the Heavy kills an enemy with the K.G.B., however, he is guaranteed critical hits for the next 5 seconds and can kill additional enemies with the weapon to refresh the boost's duration. This boost affects other weapons, allowing the Heavy to switch to other weapons, such as the Shotgun, to deal further damage at the cost of losing boost time through the switch animation.

The Killing Gloves of Boxing are automatically given to any player who obtains 22 Heavy achievements.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Base damage 100% 65
Critical 195
Mini-crit 88
Function times
Attack interval 0.96 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


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

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
Killing Gloves of Boxing Reclaimed Metal Fists of Steel
Item icon Killing Gloves of Boxing.png + Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png = Item icon Fists of Steel.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Borscht Belt
Borscht Belt
Kill 10 Heavies with The K.G.B.
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

August 19, 2008 Patch (Heavy Update)
  • The Killing Gloves of Boxing were added to the game.

February 25, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed the Heavy's hands disappearing when he's stunned while wearing the Killing Gloves of Boxing.

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

January 7, 2011 Patch

  • The Killing Gloves of Boxing's kill icon was updated.

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 Killing Gloves of Boxing was added to the crafting blueprint for the Fists of Steel.
  • [Undocumented] The crafting cost for the Gloves of Running Urgently reduced to one Scrap Metal + Killing Gloves of Boxing.

June 3, 2011 Patch

  • Added community contributed response rules to the Killing Gloves of Boxing.

August 18, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed this weapon not hiding Heavy's default fists.

February 2, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

November 12, 2013 Patch

February 29, 2016 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated firing sounds for the Killing Gloves of Boxing.

Unused content

  • In the files, there is a scrapped weapon mechanic which was intended for the K.G.B. With it, every kill would earn the Heavy, and his surrounding allies, 50 health regenerated and an additional 10% to their critical hit chances. The downside was that the Heavy taunted after each and every successful K.G.B. kill.


  • K.G.B. is the acronym for the Soviet security agency, secret police and intelligence agency Komityét Gosudárstvennoy Bezopásnosti, (Комите́т Госуда́рственной Безопа́сности, Committee for State Security), the foreign intelligence agency of the USSR, which was disbanded in 1991 following the USSR's dissolution that year.
  • The K.G.B.'s taunt is an homage to Mr. Sandman's Dreamland Express pattern from Punch Out!!.


See also

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