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The Noise Maker is an action item that was introduced during the Scream Fortress Update. When equipped in an action slot and used, a noise is played to all the other players on a server. Most Noise Makers have multiple unique sounds that can randomly play when used, with the exception of "Stabby", which has only one possible sound.

Each Noise Maker, aside from "TF Birthday" and "Winter Holiday", can only be used 25 times and is then removed from the player's backpack.

Noise Makers

Scream Fortress Update

Halloween Noise Makers could only be purchased from the Mann Co. Store during the Scream Fortress Update event. There were eight Noise Makers, one of which was unused. The seven usable Noise Makers could be purchased as a pack.

Name Image Sounds Availability
Noise Maker - Banshee Banshee noise.png Noise 1
Noise 2
Noise 3
Pictogram cross.png  Purchase
Noise Maker - Black Cat Cat noise.png Noise 1
Noise 2
Noise 3
Pictogram cross.png  Purchase
Noise Maker - Crazy Laugh Laugh noise.png Noise 1
Noise 2
Noise 3
Pictogram cross.png  Purchase
Noise Maker - Gremlin Gremlin noise.png Noise 1
Noise 2
Noise 3
Pictogram cross.png  Purchase
Noise Maker - Stabby Stabby noise.png Noise Pictogram cross.png  Purchase
Noise Maker - Witch Witch noise.png Noise 1
Noise 2
Noise 3
Pictogram cross.png  Purchase
Noise Maker - Werewolf Wolf noise.png Noise 1
Noise 2
Noise 3
Pictogram cross.png  Purchase
Noise Maker Bundle Backpack Noise Maker Bundle.png Pictogram cross.png  Purchase

Shogun Pack

Noise Makers introduced with the Shogun Pack. Players who pre-purchased Total War: SHOGUN 2 on Steam before March 15, 2011, were awarded with a Genuine Noise Maker - Koto. A second Noise Maker was added, but was unused.

Name Image Sounds Availability
Noise Maker - Koto Koto noise.png Noise 1
Noise 2
Noise 3

Pictogram cross.png  Purchase

Japan Charity Bundle

Noise Makers introduced with the Japan Charity Bundle. The Noise Makers were purchasable before April 6, 2011. There were three Noise Makers, one of which was unused. The sound files for the unused Noise Maker are present in the game files; however, no noise maker item exists to use them and as such they were not included in the Charity Bundle.

Name Image Sounds Availability
Noise Maker - Bell Backpack Noise Maker - Bell.png Noise 1
Noise 2
Noise 3
Noise 4
Noise 5
Pictogram cross.png  Purchase
Noise Maker - Gong Backpack Noise Maker - Gong.png Noise 1
Noise 2
Noise 3
Noise 4
Noise 5
Noise 6
Pictogram cross.png  Purchase

Summer Camp Sale

Noise Maker introduced with the Summer Camp Sale. It was available for purchase until July 11, 2011.

Name Image Sounds Availability
Noise Maker - Fireworks Backpack Noise Maker - Fireworks.png Noise 1
Noise 2
Noise 3
Noise 4
Pictogram cross.png  Purchase

Team Fortress Birthday

Backpack Noise Maker - TF Birthday.png
 Noise Maker - TF Birthday 
Level 5 Party Favor
Holiday Restriction: TF Birthday
Unlimited use

The TF Birthday Noise Maker was introduced with the August 23, 2011 Patch and is awarded to all players who play during Team Fortress' birthday celebration, from the 15th anniversary onwards, along with the Party Hat. Like the Winter Holiday Noise Maker, it has unlimited uses but cannot be used outside of the Team Fortress birthday event, though servers that have Birthday mode enabled can bypass this restriction. The icon on its button resembles the cake icon from Portal, albeit with its cherry removed.

Name Image Sounds Availability
Noise Maker - TF Birthday Backpack Noise Maker - TF Birthday.png
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29
Pictogram tick.png  Distributed

Manniversary Update & Sale

The Vuvuzela Noise Maker was introduced in the Manniversary Update & Sale on October 13, 2011 Patch. This was awarded in Genuine quality to those who pre-ordered Football Manager 2012. This Noise Maker has 25 uses.

Name Image Sounds Availability
Noise Maker - Vuvuzela Backpack Noise Maker - Vuvuzela.png
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17
Pictogram tick.png  Purchase

Australian Christmas 2011

Backpack Noise Maker - Winter Holiday.png
 Noise Maker - Winter Holiday 
Level 5 Party Favor
Holiday Restriction: Winter
Unlimited use

The Winter Holiday Noise Maker was introduced in the Australian Christmas 2011 update on December 15, 2011 Patch. This item was awarded to all players who had played during the Australian Christmas 2011 event, or any Smissmas event onwards. When used, snow particles will burst out from the player that is using the Noise Maker. This Noise Maker has unlimited uses, but is restricted to the Winter holiday.

Name Image Sounds Availability
Noise Maker - Winter Holiday Backpack Noise Maker - Winter Holiday.png
1 2 3 4 5
Pictogram tick.png  Distributed

Update history

October 27, 2010 Patch (Scream Fortress Update)
  • Added Noise Makers
    • Added the Banshee, Black Cat, Crazy Laugh, Gremlin, Stabby, Witch, Werewolf, and (unused) Spooky Noise Makers.
    • Added the Noise Maker Bundle to the Mann Co. Store.

November 19, 2010 Patch

  • Fixed Noise Makers no longer working.

February 3, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed seeing a badge on the player when a noisemaker is equipped.

March 10, 2011 Patch (Shogun Pack)

  • Added the Koto Noise Maker and (unused) Yell Noise Maker.

March 15, 2011 Patch

  • The Koto Noise Maker is now able to be traded along with all Shogun Pack items.

March 23, 2011 Patch (Japan Charity Bundle)

  • Added the Bell, Gong and (unused) Prayer Bowl Noise Makers to support the American Red Cross relief operations in Japan.

April 7, 2011 Patch

April 14, 2011 Patch (Hatless Update)

  • Fixed infinite noisemakers exploit where noisemakers could continue to be used after their charges had run out

July 1, 2011 Patch (Summer Camp Sale)

  • Added the Fireworks Noise Maker (limited time store item).

December 2011, [Item schema update]

  • Removed the Fireworks Noise Maker from the Mann Co Store.

August 23, 2011 Patch

  • Added TF Birthday Noise Maker.

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update & Sale)

  • Added Vuvuzela Noise Maker.

October 25, 2011 Patch

December 15, 2011 Patch

  • Added Winter Holiday Noise Maker.

August 23, 2012 Patch

  • Birthday mode enabled. Users can log in to receive a Birthday Noise Maker, if they don't have one already.

December 22, 2014 Patch (Smissmas 2014)

  • Item grants from previous events (including the Winter Holiday noise maker) have been re-enabled for all players, including those who deleted their earlier grants.

Unused content

Noise Makers that are unused and unobtainable.

Name Image Sounds Availability
Noise Maker - Spooky
Scream Fortress Update
Spooky noise.png Noise 1
Noise 2
Noise 3
Pictogram cross.png  N/A (unused)
Noise Maker - Yell
Shogun Pack
Yell noise.png Noise 1
Noise 2
Noise 3
Pictogram cross.png  N/A (unused)
Noise Maker - Prayer Bowl
Japan Charity Bundle
Item icon Unknown.png
Noise 1
Noise 2
Noise 3
Pictogram cross.png  N/A (unused)

Trivia

  • The sound for "Stabby" is a reference to the famous "shower scene" in the 1960 psychological thriller Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock.
  • The Koto is a traditional Japanese musical instrument, and is also the national instrument of Japan.
  • The vuvuzela is a traditional African instrument that became associated with football during the 2010 World Cup, which was hosted by South Africa. The noise generated in the stadiums by the Vuvuzela became a controversial and memorable part of the event.

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