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.
- The pin on the right of the hat is Heavy's class symbol but also draws semblance to the hand on the original hat which was in reference to the studio that created JoJo's.