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Like many video games, Team Fortress 2 changed signifigantly over the course of its development. Decisions as to how the gameplay would work changed, such as whether or not grenades would be used, like they were in Team Fortress Classic. An item might've been cut simply because it was replaced by something better, like the Soldier's medals. And sometimes, content was cut because the game's style changed. List on this page are weapons, items, and other odds and ends that were cut from the game, but in most cases, leftover in some form in the game's .gcf files.


Primary Weapons

Name Class Replacement Ammo Loaded Ammo Carried Notes
Ludmila Heavy Natascha 200 N/A Primary fire would have functioned like the regular Minigun, whereas secondary fire caused you to do less damage, but drain health from enemies hit. The downside would have been the inability to spin the weapon prematurely
Nailgun Scout Scattergun Unknown Unknown Wielded by the Scout in Trailer 2. Team Fortress Classic weapon.
Tranquilizer Spy Revolver Unknown Unknown Wielded by Spy the in Trailer 1.
Walkabout Sniper Huntsman Unknown Unknown Would have allowed the player to walk at normal speed while sniping, with the downside being reduced damage and no zooming/charging abilities.

Secondary Weapons

Name Class Replacement Ammo Loaded Ammo Carried Notes
Backpack Scout Bonk! Atomic Punch N/A N/A Would have allowed the player to pick up items such as health, ammo, and metal and drop them in the field for easier access to allies.
Dynamite pack Demoman Sticky bomb launcher 1 Unknown Would have exploded into several dynamite sticks that scatter and explode in turn. See MIRV Grenade.
Instant teleport Engineer teleporter N/A N/A Would have allowed the Engineer to instantly teleport back to his teleport exit.
Overhealer Medic Kritzkrieg N/A N/A Would have permanently boosted a player's health to 200% of their maximum with the ÜberCharge meter filling either very slowly or not at all.
Syringe Medic Medigun N/A N/A Would heal allies on injection. Wielded by the Medic in Trailer 1.

Melee Weapons

Name Class Replacement Notes
Beer stein Unknown Unknown
Branding iron Pyro Fire axe Within the game_sounds_weapon.txt file, the Fire Axe has the heading "Branding Iron".
Catcher's Mitt Scout Sandman Would have allowed the Scout to catch enemy projectiles and throw them back, dealing the same damage as the caught object.
Club Sniper Kukri The Kukri is still listed as a club in the console.
Crowbar All Standard Melee Weapons Team Fortress Classic weapon.
Lead pipe Unknown Unknown


The only projectile Grenades in Team Fortress 2 are those fired from the Demoman's Grenade launcher. The Jarate weapon functions somewhat like a grenade, though it is never officially referred to as such (and also does not bounce). The Soldier does utilises a grenade for an explosive taunt, but does not throw them.

They were a strong feature of Team Fortress Classic, and were scrapped during the early testing stages of Team Fortress 2. Developers have revealed this choice was due to gameplay concerns with how they were used, such as Spamming, certain potential exploits, and general over-reliance on them as a whole.

Each class was set to have primary and secondary grenades, with the primary grenades being Frag grenades and secondary grenades possessing more specialized functions. There is still code pertaining to thrown grenades in the server_i486.so file

Several grenade types are modeled, some of which are updated versions of those found in Team Fortress Classic and some of which are new designs. Sounds for thrown grenades can also be found in the game files.

There is also a file for a Crafting item called a "Grenade Token" found here. What this means for TF2 and Grenades in the future is currently unknown.

Name Class Ammo Loaded Ammo Carried Notes
Bear trap Unknown 1 Unknown Possibly would have had the same functionality as the Team Fortress Classic caltrops.
Concussion grenade Scout 1 Unknown Team Fortress Classic weapon.
EMP grenade Engineer 1 Unknown Team Fortress Classic weapon.
Frag grenade All (except Scout) 1 Unknown Team Fortress Classic weapon. The Soldier carries two unusable frag grenades on his belt and uses one in his Equalizer taunt.
Gas grenade Spy 1 Unknown Team Fortress Classic weapon.
Heal grenade Medic 1 Unknown Based on the class that carried this grenade, it is possible that it would have healed teammates upon detonation.
MIRV grenade Demoman/Heavy 1 Unknown Team Fortress Classic weapon. Wielded by Demoman in Trailer 1 and Trailer 2. Changed to a secondary weapon then replaced by the sticky bomb launcher.
Nail grenade Soldier 1 Unknown Team Fortress Classic weapon.
Napalm grenade Pyro 1 Unknown Team Fortress Classic weapon. The Pyro carries three unusable napalm grenades on his belt.


Name Class Replacement Ammo Loaded Ammo Carried Notes
Repair Node Engineer Unknown N/A N/A Was to act as a replacement for the teleporter or the dispenser. Would automatically repair buildings when the Engineer was away from his base.


Name Replacement Ammo Loaded Ammo Carried Notes
Unused turrets None N/A N/A The original design of Team Fortress 2 appears to have had spawn room turrets; several different designs were created, including a large turret and a mini turret, but none of them made it into the final game.


In addition to weapons, several items were created for TF2 that were ultimately never fully implemented or used. All of the items on this page originated from the Team Fortress 2 .gcf files.


Name Item Type Class Notes
Sam's hat Hat All classes Would have been released, along with Max's severed head, the Lugermorph, and The Big Kill as part of the week-long cross promotion for purchasing Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse on Steam.


Name Item Type Class Notes
Unused train models Vehicle N/A Two prototype train cars were created and leftover in the TF2 files. Neither model has textures, as both appear to be very early models.
Unused cart bomb Vehicle N/A Listed as a Spytech cart bomb. Unfinished model based off of this piece of concept artwork.

Other items

Name Item Type Class Notes
Camera World item N/A Its ultimate in-game purpose is unknown. It has a highly detailed model, bearing the brand name Arr!, a play on the Arri line of cameras.
Unused flags World item N/A Prior to using intelligence briefcases for CTF mode, several flags bearing the faces of Valve employees were used as placeholders.
Unused decapitation models Asthetic item All classes Released along with the Eyelander, assumed to be scrapped models that would have been placed at the player's neck, when decapitated by the Eyelander. Only the Soldier's model was incuded in the GCF, but it is assumed all players would have had their own model, in a similar fashion to Max's severed head and Modest pile of hat.
Unused kill icons Icon N/A Several unused kill icons exist in the game files, including an alternate Ambassador headshot image, an alternate level 1 sentry image, an environmental fire death image, and an explosion image.

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