— The Spy on fishy-looking headgear
The Sole Mate is a community-created cosmetic item for the Pyro. It is a green fish that is positioned on top of the Pyro's head with its mouth closed around it, as if it is trying to eat the Pyro's head. The tail and back of the fish jiggle with the Pyro's movements.
When players equipped with this item kill an enemy unassisted by another player, the killfeed shows everyone in Pyroland that it gets the assist, with its custom name if it has one.
The Sole Mate was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
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February 7, 2014 Patch #1 (Strongbox Pack)
- The Sole Mate was added to the game.
- [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.
- [Undocumented] The Sole Mate was made craftable and was added to the Mann Co. Store.
- The item's name is a play on the term soulmate.
- The fish itself does not resemble an actual sole fish, a group of flat fish; but, in coloration and form, it resembles a largemouth bass, an iconic North American game fish.