Scientists in the future have studied your ass for centuries - and sent me back in time to kick it!
— The Soldier on his hat's origins
The Tyrant's Helm is a cosmetic item for the Soldier. It is a metal, team-colored viking helmet with two horns on its sides, the left of which is broken.
The item's description was written by DrMelon for the Hat Describing Contest.
This item is awarded in Genuine quality to players who purchase the RED Soldier Action Figure and redeem the code that comes with it.
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August 13, 2009 Patch (Classless Update)
- The Tyrant's Helm was added to the game.
September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)
- The Tyrant's Helm was made paintable.
- [Undocumented] Added a community-contributed description for the Tyrant's Helm.
- [Undocumented] The Tyrant's Helm can now be uncrated with Unusual quality.
- Paint affects the Tyrant's Helm's color more, colors are less washed out.
- The Tyrant's Helm's painting texture was improved.
- Updated model with optimizations and new LODs.
- [Undocumented] Revealed some of the Mysterious Promos.
July 7, 2016 Patch #1 (Meet Your Match Update)
- [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.
- The Tyrant's Helm can be worn by Atlas and P-body in Portal 2's co-op mode.
- The Tyrant's Helm is worn by Sergeant Crits in Mann vs. Machine.
P-body, on the right, wearing the Tyrant's Helm. Atlas, on the left, wearing Prince Tavish's Crown.