I love teleporters. They're convenient on nearly every map, whether you're attacking or defending. And secret teleporters are the best, because as long as they're secret, they're safe.

But, a tell-tale sign that there is a teleporter somewhere nearby is the lingering particle effect that clings to a class aftere emerging from a teleporter, and the last thing I want to do to my good ol' Engineering buddy is to reveal the location of his hidden (rebel) base.

So to sum up, how long after exiting a teleporter is the particle effect on a character model visible to enemies?

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From http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Teleporters:

Players who have recently teleported are surrounded by a distinctive, glowing particle effect for eighteen seconds after teleporting.

  • Nice, quick answer. :)
    – Zibbobz
    Jan 9, 2014 at 14:50
  • 2
    I believe the effect also decreases in intensity over time after the player exits the teleporter.
    – Dan C
    Jan 9, 2014 at 16:23

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