No matter how many times you tell them you can talk with aliens, you still smell like scrumpy.
— Universal Translator publicity blurb
The Universal Translator is a community-created cosmetic item for all classes. It is a black and white astronaut's headcap with a built-in microphone on the right side. When worn by the Pyro, the microphone is shifted to the left side to accommodate the filter.
The Universal Translator was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
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October 6, 2015 Patch (Invasion Community Update)
- [Undocumented] The Universal Translator was added to the game.
- Updated models/materials for the Universal Translator.
- [Undocumented] Updated the Universal Translator so it can be equipped by all classes.
- Fixed broken Unusual effects for the Universal Translator.
- A universal translator is a fictional device commonly used in science fiction series to allow instantaneous conversation between peoples with different languages, such as humans and aliens.