Second Banana

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Too bad, Heavy players. You lost fair and square, and there's no prize for second place. And to commemorate your loss, here's a free gift!
Second Banana publicity blurb

The Second Banana is a community-created secondary weapon for the Heavy. It is a slightly-bruised, half-peeled yellow banana with white insides and a floppy peel.

This item functions similarly to the Sandvich. Pressing primary fire (default key:MOUSE1) or the taunt button (default key:G) with the Second Banana active will cause the Heavy to consume it and heal health. If the Heavy is at full health, the banana can be eaten repeatedly without recharging.

Unlike the Sandvich, the Second Banana recharges in 11 seconds rather than 30, but only heals up to 200 health at the same rate as the Sandvich. Additionally, dropping the Second Banana with alternate fire (default key:MOUSE2) functions as a small health kit, compared to the Sandvich (which functions as a medium health kit).

Currently, the only way to obtain the Second Banana is to complete the "Consolation Prize" Pyroland contract, which grants an untradable and unmarketable Second Banana as a contract reward.

The Second Banana was contributed to the Steam Workshop under the name "The Battle Banana".

Healing and function times

Healing and function times
Healing amount 200 / 20.5% of max health
Function times
Consumption time 4.3 s
Recharge time 11 s / Instantly
Dropped item expiry 30 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Related achievements

Leaderboard class scout.png Scout

Dodgers 1, Giants 0
Dodgers 1, Giants 0
Kill an enemy Heavy and take his Sandvich.

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Iron Kurtain
Iron Kurtain
Take 1000 points of damage in a single life.

Update history

October 20, 2017 Patch #1 (Jungle Inferno Update)

  • The Second Banana was added to the game.

November 7, 2017 Patch

  • Fixed the bite bodygroup for the Second Banana.

November 17, 2017 Patch

  • Fixed the animation for The Second Banana plate.


  • Picking up a health pack at full health will regenerate the Second Banana but will not visually refill the recharge meter.


  • A "second banana" is an idiom which describes a person who serves in a supporting or secondary capacity. This references the fact that the Second Banana is a "booby prize", as the Heavy lost the Meet Your Match Update's "Heavy Versus Pyro" contest, while the Pyro won the main class-focused prize: the Jungle Inferno Update. It can also be seen as a reference to its secondary weapon status, or its usage in a supporting role to heal teammates.


See also