Tranquilizer Gun

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This article is about the scrapped Team Fortress 2 weapon. For the classic Team Fortress weapon, see Tranquilizer Gun (Classic).
Weren't you supposed to be good at dodging?
The Spy mocking his tranquilized prey

The Tranquilizer Gun, also known as the Tranquilizer or Tranq, is a scrapped primary weapon for the Spy. It is a slim, silver matte pistol with a black grip, also bearing obvious resemblance and functionality with a real-life tranquilizer gun. In the game files this weapon is listed as the primary, and given the fact that technically Spy doesn't have any primary weapons, this means that Tranquilizer had its own slot. The Spy can be seen wielding it in Trailer 1; however, the weapon was scrapped for officially-unknown reasons. A form of the weapon was also tested in the Beta.

The stats were confirmed to slow the enemy down by 50% and reduce mouse sensitivity by 60% for 6 seconds. It is claimed that the weapon was scrapped for being too annoying to play against, as well as being relatively overpowered.

Unused content

  • A model and bucket icon for the Tranquilizer can be found in the game's files. Evidence can be found in tf_english.txt under "TF_Weapon_Tranq" "Tranquilizer Gun".
  • Unused viewmodel animations were added as part of the c_spy_arms.mdl file in the game's files.
  • There are sound definitions for the Tranquilizer Gun in tf\scripts\game_sounds_weapons.txt which go unused.