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Recently I've accidentally discovered that you can Right-Click to drop a sandwich (Heavy's 2nd weapon), but then I can't pick it up again.

Anyone know what's the point of dropping the sandwich apart from seeing teammate cluelessly gathering around it?

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This is the best feature of the sandvich!

It works exactly like a health pack. It's great to be able to give a medic your sandwich, since he does not have a quick way to self heal. The sandvich will not regenerate after the timer expires - you still need to find a health-pack or dispenser.

Also, if you are under pressure and dont have time to eat the sandvich, you can drop it and walk over it. It only heals 50%, but the speed is the upside. Many times I'm being chased, I turn a corner, throw the sandvich, run over it, turn around, and mow down my attacker. This has been patched for a while now. Sandviches will not replenish your health by simply dropping them and running over them.

Just be careful the enemy can't get to it first. It can also heal them.

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Thanks just tired it. Also noticed pushing the cart (which restore hp) will not regenerate the sandwich. –  Shek Jul 7 '10 at 22:16
    
As far as I know, only things that resupply (and a health pack) will work. So a dispenser will, but the cart won't. I think the cart is the only thing that applies here, and a medigun. –  user56 Jul 7 '10 at 22:39
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Valve has just changed the mechanism of sanvich recharge: medipacks are not needed any more to regenerate it. Now it has a cooldown timer, like bonk! for example. –  Drake Jul 9 '10 at 12:46
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Heavies who don't throw the sandvich to their burning medic are NOT credit to team! –  TM. Jul 20 '10 at 21:03
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The patch actually allows you to pick it back up now if you walk over it. Worth mentioning in case your ally doesn't notice your generous gift. –  Zibbobz Oct 9 '13 at 15:59
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