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Recently, I received the Widowmaker, and thought that initially it was a very useless weapon. It required metal to shoot, and did the same damage as a normal shotgun.

However, on one server I played on, something weird occurred.

My setup was: Widowmaker – Pistol – Gunslinger

I set up my mini-sentry, and when I switched to my Widowmaker, the minisentry targeted an enemy and began to shoot him. And I immediately began to receive metal. I received metal until around 412 metal (which was odd, because the cap was 200) and then my mini-sentry was destroyed.

I tried the exact same scenario on a different server, and it didn’t work. So since I tried both, I’m extremely confused whether or not having a sentry shooting at an enemy while in the primary slot (Widowmaker) grants you metal?

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No it does not. The Widowmaker only awards metal for damage that it does.

The server that you were playing on must have been running a special plugin.

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You should probably also add that server you were on to your blacklist so you never see it again. –  Dan C Apr 23 '12 at 16:49
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It's a great server though, so I'll probably keep it. Plus, on the server, it's a viable strategy. –  lumbricus lubricant Apr 25 '12 at 4:21

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