Cleaner's Carbine

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The Sniper after activating his crikey bar

The Cleaner's Carbine is a community-created secondary weapon for the Sniper. It is a small, black submachine gun with a large suppressor, a top-mounted charging handle, iron sights, and a folded in folding skeletal stock.

The Cleaner's Carbine features a "CRIKEY" bar which can be filled by dealing 100 points of damage with the weapon. Once "CRIKEY" is full, secondary fire key (default key: MOUSE2) can be pressed whilst the Cleaner's Carbine is the active weapon to activate the ability. This causes the weapon to be charged with 8 seconds of guaranteed Mini-Crits, which is also applied to all other equipped weapons.

As a downside to this ability, the Cleaner's Carbine has a magazine capacity 20% smaller than that of the SMG (20 rounds) and a 25% slower firing speed, and it is incapable of delivering random Critical hits.

The Cleaner's Carbine's suppressor gives it a quieter firing sound.

The Cleaner's Carbine was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Hitscan
Damage type Bullet
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Maximum ramp-up 150% 12
Base damage 100% 8
Maximum fall-off 52.8% 4
Point blank 8-12
Medium range 4-6
Long range 4-5
Pellet spread 80:1
Critical 24
Mini-crit 11-16
Function times
Attack interval 0.135 s
Reload 1.1 s
Spread recovery 1.25 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Item set

Main article: Item sets
The Urban Professional
Item icon Urban Professional Bundle.png

No effect



See also: Crafting


Reclaimed Metal Bushwacka Cleaner's Carbine
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Bushwacka.pngx3 = Item icon Cleaner's Carbine.png
Class Token - Sniper Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Sniper.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Jarate.png Item icon Razorback.png Item icon Darwin's Danger Shield.png Item icon Cleaner's Carbine.png
Item icon Cozy Camper.png

Strange variant

Update history

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)
  • The Cleaner's Carbine was added to the game.

July 5, 2012 Patch

  • Added recoil forces for the Cleaner's Carbine.
  • Added more detail to the reloads for the Cleaner's Carbine.

February 7, 2014 Patch

  • Changed attribute:
    • Changed On Kill effect from gain Crits for 3 seconds to gain Mini-Crits for 8 seconds.

April 1, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • Changed attribute:
    • Reduced firing rate penalty from 35% to 25%.
    • Added 'CRIKEY' meter which is filled by dealing damage.
    • Mini-Crits are no longer activated by kill, but can instead be activated by alt-fire when the 'CRIKEY' meter is filled.

July 7, 2016 Patch

  • Removed hidden +10% damage taken multiplier while under the effects of "CRIKEY".

January 16, 2017 Patch

  • Fixed not being able to taunt with the Cleaner's Carbine.

February 14, 2017 Patch

  • Fixed not earning Crikey meter progress with The Cleaner's Carbine when damaging a building, boss, or tank.


  • The CRIKEY meter does not always show the correct amount stored. This is a visual-only bug, as it's possible, in those circumstances, to activate CRIKEY even when said meter is not full.
  • If the CRIKEY is activated and the player touches a resupply cabinet, the CRIKEY will reset to 0 regardless of the current progress.


  • The weapon's name is a reference to the movie Léon: The Professional, the main character of which refers to himself as a 'cleaner' instead of an assassin.


See also