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The Heavy defending his fashion choice

The Tyurtlenek is a community-created cosmetic item for the Heavy. It is a team-colored turtleneck sweater with frayed short-sleeves under an unzipped, zip-up vest with two top pockets, complete with a sleek silver belt buckle.

The Tyurtlenek was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Update history

June 13, 2013 Patch (Second Workshop Content Pack)

  • The Tyurtlenek was added to the game.

June 20, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed levels not showing up in-game.

July 2, 2013 Patch

July 7, 2016 Patch #1 (Meet Your Match Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

Unused content

  • This item is set up for paint to be applied, but the ability is turned off.
    • Different from the one shown in the Steam Workshop, the paint that is currently turned off paints the whole shirt.


  • Turtleneck is a garment—usually a sweater—with a close-fitting, round, and high collar that folds over and covers the neck.
  • The name of this item originates like a phonetic Romanization of "Тюртленек" - a fake Russian borrowing of English "turtleneck". The actual Russian word for a turtleneck sweater is "водолазка" (vodolazka).