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Sometimes on the killboards, there's an icon like this:

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Normally the background isn't red:

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What does red mean?

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If the background is red, it means that the weapon killed the player with a crit.

So in your first screenshot, it could be read as:

soccer sam88 Phlogistinator (crit) killed Table

whereas the second screenshot would read as:

didn't notice you Ubersaw killed Neil Armstrong

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You misspelled Phlogistinator. Would have corrected it myself, but the change is less than 6 characters in size. –  private_meta Jul 3 at 13:56
    
welp, thanks for letting me know @private_meta –  lumbricus lubricant Jul 3 at 15:11
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Red also includes mini-crits. –  jw013 Jul 3 at 18:38
    
too add onto to what @jw013 said, There is a difference between red intensity for crit v. mini-crit, you may want to include screenshots for this. –  char1es Jul 3 at 20:51
    
@char1es I don't think that's true, but I can't find a definitive answer. The best I can find is that the wiki includes only an icon for critical hits. –  Austin Mohr Jul 3 at 22:55

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