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For the tuxedo-like cosmetic, see Tuxxy.
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Tux is a promotional cosmetic item for all classes. It is a stylized version of the Linux mascot, Tux the Penguin, worn on the character's belt or lower back.

This item has three styles, named "Normal", "Demoman", and "Pyro". The "Demoman" style gives Tux an eyepatch and the "Pyro" style gives Tux Pyro's gas mask and turns the flippers grey to resemble Pyro's boots.

When players equipped with this item kill an enemy unassisted by another player, the killfeed shows everyone in Pyroland that it gets the assist, with its custom name if it has one.

This item was awarded to players who launched Team Fortress 2 using any Linux distribution between February 14th, 2013 and March 1st, 2013. The Tux was still obtainable in-game past the original stated date. It was not until mid to late-March that the Tux finally became unobtainable.

Although Valve initially said[1] the Tux would become tradable once the promotion was over, it has not been done and it is unknown whether it will eventually happen or not.

Pyroland Demonstration


Main article: Styles
Tux Normal Style.png
Tux Demoman Style.png
Tux Pyro Style.png
Normal Demoman Pyro

Update history

February 14, 2013 Patch

  • Added Tux to the game.

February 22, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Tux now counts as assister in Pyroland.

September 17, 2014 Patch

  • Added the Limited attribute to the Tux.


  • Tux's name is derived from the acronym "Torvalds' UniX," after Linux kernel developer Linus Torvalds and the Unix operating system.
  • A tuxedo, or "tux" for short, is also casually referred to as a penguin suit.



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