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This article documents beta/cut/unused/experimental content for Team Fortress 2. It may contain speculation, broken links or errors.
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 any primary weapons, this means that this weapon had its own weapon 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.
A model and bucket icon for the Tranquilizer can be found in the game's files. Evidence can be found in
"TF_Weapon_Tranq" "Tranquilizer Gun"
The Tranquilizer Gun appears to be a modified and heavily stylized Baikal MCM pistol, with a comically oversized muzzle and front sight.