The Starboard Crusader is a community-created cosmetic item for the Heavy. It is a dark colored hat with a gold band across the front of it. It also has two pins on the front, with one bearing the Team Fortress 2 logo and the other bearing the Heavy's class emblem.
This item features two styles, "Casual" and "Professional". The Professional style switches the golden pins with a single golden miniature anchor.
- The Starboard Crusader was added to the game.
- Updated model/materials for the Starboard Crusader
- Updated model/materials for the Starboard Crusader and added a second style
- The item is modeled after the iconic hat worn by Jotaro Kujo, the primary protagonist of Stardust Crusaders, the third part of the manga and anime series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
- The name of the item references the name of the previously mentioned third part of the series, "Stardust Crusaders".
- The character returns in part four of the series as a marine biologist, which the second style of the hat is based on.
- "Starboard" is the right side of a ship; the hat also resembles a sailor's cap.
- Right after being added to the game, the pins of the hat were removed. The hat was restored with updated, "TF2-ized" pins two days later.