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Natascha publicity blurb

The Natascha is an unlockable primary weapon for the Heavy. Similar in appearance to the default Minigun, the weapon's ammunition carrier is colored jet black instead, and from it emerges an additional chain belt, layered on the right of the gun, that feeds into the barrel.

Each bullet fired by the Natascha slows any enemy hit to a speed of 113 Hammer units per second (roughly 7.75 km/h or 4.81 mph) for a brief period of time, unless they are being actively healed by a source of continuous healing (for example, a Medic's Medi Gun, the Amputator's taunt, or a Dispenser); the speed penalty inflicted by each bullet decreases the further away a target moves. When spun-up, the weapon grants 20% damage resistance if the player's health falls below 50% of base health upon being hit. However, the Natascha has a 30% longer spin-up time, and fires bullets that deal 25% less damage than those of the default Minigun.

The Natascha is automatically awarded to any player who obtains 16 Heavy achievements.

The kill icon for the Natascha was contributed by NeoDement.

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% 10.13 / bullet
Base damage 100% 6.75 / bullet
Maximum fall-off 52.8% 3.564 / bullet
Point blank 32-40 / 1 ammo
304-380 / second
Medium range 5-20 / 1 ammo
48-190 / second
Long range 4-8 / 1 ammo
29-76 / second
Pellet spread 25:1
Critical 20.25 / bullet
Mini-crit 9-14 / bullet
Function times
Attack interval 0.105
Wind-up time 1.16 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


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

As a crafting ingredient

Natascha Reclaimed Metal Brass Beast
Item icon Natascha.png + Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png = Item icon Brass Beast.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Don't Touch Sandvich
Don't Touch Sandvich
Kill 50 Scouts using Natascha.

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 19, 2008 Patch (Heavy Update)
  • Natascha was added to the game.

December 11, 2008 Patch

January 28, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed Natascha not getting the proper 75% of damage and slightly increased the strength of Natascha's slowdown.

February 2, 2009 Patch

  • Rewrote Natascha's slowdown code to be more consistent.

February 16, 2009 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Removed Natascha's ammo belt in first person view model.

March 5, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed a bug that caused Natascha's slow on hit effect to be inverted from 75% to 25%.

March 13, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed Natascha's chain not being drawn on the view model.
  • Fixed stun code regression that resulted in a subtle reduction of Natascha's slowdown effect.

July 8, 2010 Patch (Engineer Update)

  • [Undocumented] Natascha was given its own kill icon.

November 19, 2010 Patch

  • Fixed a Heavy exploit that let him run at full speed while shooting.

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

  • The weapon is modified due to Beta feedback.
    • Spin-up time increased.
    • Slowdown-on-hit effect is reduced over distance.

December 21, 2010 Patch

January 7, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The spin-up and spin-down animations of the Heavy's miniguns were changed.

June 3, 2011 Patch

  • Added community contributed response rules to Natascha.

June 23, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The damage penalty attribute was changed from "-25% damage done" to "-25% damage penalty".

September 15, 2011 Patch

November 12, 2013 Patch

February 7, 2014 Patch

  • Changed attribute:
    • Added +50% max primary ammo on wearer.

March 5, 2014 Patch

  • Fixed Natascha using the wrong material for the viewmodel.

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 #1 (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%.
  • Changed attributes:
    • Added 20% damage resistance while spun up.
    • Stun amount now has distance falloff. Decreases starting at 512 HU down to zero stun at 1536 HU.
    • [Undocumented] Removed +50% max primary ammo on wearer.
  • [Undocumented] Updated model to c_model system.

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

  • 20% damage resistance now only applies when spun up and below 50% max health.

December 21, 2016 Patch (Smissmas 2016)

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%.


  • The attribute "-20% damage resistance when below 50% health and spun up" is incorrect; the resistance only applies if the Heavy takes enough damage to go below 50% health. Being below 50% health prior to spinning up does not activate the buff.
    • The attribute is incorrectly listed as "-20% damage resistance when below 50% health and spun up", instead of "+20%".
  • The extra damage provided by a Critical or mini-critical hit is not impacted by damage resistance, except for the base hit.
  • When empty, the weapon's dry fire sound does not loop properly and cuts out after a few seconds.
  • Holding alt-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.
  • Immediately revving after taunting causes the barrel to not spin, fixed by firing the gun.
  • When holding the primary fire button during a taunt, the Natascha's muzzle flash turns invisible.


  • The Natascha is referred to as both the "Minifun" and "Ludmila" within the game files.


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