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Without looking up, how can I tell if there is a spy on my head?

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+1 for an excellent question title – Steve V. Oct 28 '11 at 22:24
Is this a common occurrence? – Rapida Oct 28 '11 at 22:41
It happens every now and then when you are an engineer. Not so much when you are running about but you never know! – Muhd Oct 28 '11 at 23:26
So, I don't play TF2 but I've got to ask... why would a spy be on your head? – Chris Phillips Oct 28 '11 at 23:38
@ChrisPhillips If you're not moving around (e.g., an engie) and it's a quiet Spy, it's a great way to inform teammates of who's moving around near the engie nest in preparation of pushing forward an uber (It's obviously easier if you know who'll be there). Hiding on top of a dispenser or sentry has similar benefits. – Xkeeper Oct 28 '11 at 23:52
up vote 32 down vote accepted

Try crouching or jumping. If you can't uncrouch or jump, well, there's a spy sitting on your head.

Note that if you crouch and you weren't crouching before, the spy will probably notice the change and run for it, so jumping might be best.

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