Don't have the ordinance you need to finish a weapon-specific contract? Don't worry! (Seriously, calm down.) Now you can borrow it for the duration of the contract, thanks to Mann Co's new community outreach program for wayward guns, the Loaner Program! Give double-donking a try! Lob a fresh jar of body-temperature Jarate at your enemies! Go w+m1 with the Backburner! It's like a library, but for murder accessories!
The Loaner Program is a feature introduced in the Tough Break Update that allows players to use weapons which they do not own for use with a weapon specific contract. The loaned weapon is usable for as long as the applicable contract is still active. An example is a Sniper contract that uses the Jarate. Should the user not own the weapon, the Jarate may be borrowed for the duration of the contract. After completing the contract, the borrowed weapon (in this case, the Jarate) will be removed from the player's inventory. The weapon being loaned is not tradable, nameable, giftable, craftable, or marketable.
A contract example for the Sniper using the Jarate.
An example of a contract for the Engineer.
The Loaner Program as it appears on the update page.
December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)
- Added 26 new contracts, including contracts which issue loaner weapons.
December 1, 2017 Patch
- Contract loaner items no longer have an expiration date.