Self-Aware Beauty Mark

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It's some form of self-aware beauty mark that only metastasizes in an environment of pure wheat.
The Medic

The Self-Aware Beauty Mark is a secondary weapon for the Sniper. It is a sealed jar containing translucent green fluid which sloshes inside the container as the player moves. There is a bread monster suspended inside it. A label on the jar reads "SPECIMEN; DO NOT OPEN!" with the serial number of #384. The bread monster struggles and squirms inside the jar while growling.

This weapon functions identically to the Jarate; however, upon a direct hit on a target, a bread monster appears squirming and biting the target's head on the side they were hit from for 10 seconds. If hit more than once, it is possible to accumulate several bread monsters on a single victim, which additionally stack with any from the Mutated Milk. If the target is killed, all of the bread monsters on them persist on their corpse for 10 seconds, regardless of how long they have been soaked. This is a purely cosmetic effect and does not damage the player.

If the Self-Aware Beauty Mark is Crit boosted when the projectile is thrown, the bread monster's size on targets it hits directly is drastically increased.

Function times

Identical to: Jarate
Function times (in seconds)
Effect Any damage deal mini-crits to affected enemies.
Recharge time 20 s / 16 s
Effect duration 10 s / 5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.


Note: This demonstration has been out of date since December 17, 2015 Patch.

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Friendship is Golden
Friendship is Golden
Extinguish a burning teammate with your Jarate.

Jarate Chop
Jarate Chop
Use your Kukri to kill 3 enemies doused in your Jarate.

Jarring Transition
Jarring Transition
Use Jarate to reveal a cloaked Spy.

Number One Assistant
Number One Assistant
Score 5 Assists with the Jarate in a single round.
Rain on Their Parade
Rain on Their Parade
Jarate an enemy and the Medic healing him.

Rode Hard, Put Away Wet
Rode Hard, Put Away Wet
Jarate an enemy that you're dominating.

Saturation Bombing
Saturation Bombing
Jarate 4 enemy players with a single throw.

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

Stab an enemy to death while under the influence of Jarate.

Update history

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

  • The Self-Aware Beauty Mark was added to the game.

September 17, 2014 Patch

  • Added the Limited attribute to the Self-Aware Beauty Mark.

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • Changed attribute:
    • Extinguishing an ally now reduces the cooldown by 20%.

January 7, 2016 Patch

  • Changed attribute:
    • [Undocumented] Updated Self-Aware Beauty Mark 20% cooldown reduction when used to extinguish a burning teammate from neutral attribute to positive attribute.


  • Often times, using an equippable taunt while holding the Self-Aware Beauty Mark causes the bread monster inside the jar to stop moving. This can be fixed by switching to another weapon.
  • Rarely, the bread monster appears on the target's head when the target is not coated in Jarate.
  • Currently, the Self-Aware Beauty Mark's loadout animation is bugged, being positioned behind the Sniper while he holds out an open hand.
  • If the player switches weapons immediately after the Self-Aware Beauty Mark is thrown, the projectile is the Jarate instead.
  • When thrown at a Sentry Buster, the "bomb" part of the model is not tinted yellow; only the legs are tinted.


  • The name of this weapon is a reference to a line the Medic says during the short film Expiration Date.


See also