Tomislav is a primary weapon for the Heavy. It is an over-sized, heavily modified Thompson submachine gun with two handles, an ammo drum connected to its underside, and a carrying sling hanging from the drum to the hand-guard.
This weapon sports a 40% faster spin-up time complete with a suppressed sound, making it ideal for ambushing opponents. However, this comes at the cost of a 20% reduction in firing speed and consequently lower damage per second.
[Undocumented] The silent spin-up attribute was changed from "This weapon has no barrel spin sound" to "Silent Killer: No barrel spin sound".
The handle clips through to the top of the Heavy's hand in client view.
When taunting, the weapon's strap clips through the Heavy's arm and the barrel clips through the Heavy's stomach.
Depleting all ammo by lightly tapping the primary fire while keeping Tomislav spun-up with secondary fire allows the Heavy to appear to be firing indefinitely despite having no ammunition. Sounds will play and a muzzle flash is visible, but nothing else.
At viewmodel 70, the Heavy's hand is not cut off when wielding the Tomislav.
The name Tomislav is derived from the Slavic verb tomiti, meaning "to suppress." It is also a play on "Tommy gun", a more well-known name for the Thompson submachine gun, a weapon favored by gangsters and Mafiosi.
Tomislav was originally named the Black Market Brawler.
The original design for Tomislav featured an intricate team-colored flower pattern on the drum magazine and a team-colored ribbon on the barrel.