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As you guys might know, there are things in TF2 called strange parts, add-ons to your weapons that count specific things. For example, the amount of damage you have dealt, number of allies you have extinguished, etc.

However, I have some queries regarding how certain strange parts mean and how they count kills. Here they are:

  • Strange Part: Freezecam Taunt Appearances

Does this strange part only count your victim's killcam? Or does it include your taunt apperances in other people kill cam?

  • Strange Part: Full Moon Kills

What does Valve mean by 'Full Moon Kills'? Kills during Halloween? Or on certain maps where there is a full moon?

  • Strange Part: Airborne Enemies Killed

Does 'Airborne Enemies' include enemies that are jumping? For example, scouts that are high up in mid-air or just random enemies that jumped when you killed them.

  • Strange Part: Point-Blank Kills

How close is 'point-blank' close?

  • Strange Part: Allied Healing Done

How about health you have restored with a health pack that you picked up, does that count? Or dropping a sandvich. Does healing yourself count as 'allied health'?

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Freezecam Taunt Appearances

Tracks the number of times you appear in enemy freezecams taunting while wearing the weapon. Similar to taunting achievements, I believe you have to be the focus of the killcam (the killer), not just in the background.

Full Moon Kills

It means a literal (real life) full moon. Full moons come once a month (give or take), so check your Lunar calendar for the date when a full moon will occur. On a related note, full moons coincide with the ability to equip Halloween items outside of Halloween (for those days under the full moon only).

Airborne Enemies Killed

'Airborne' literally means 'transported via the air', which leads me to believe it means any character that isn't touching the ground. I don't see why they would exclude a jumping character over one that was rocket-blasted or airblasted for example.

Point-Blank Kills

I daresay they're using the more common definition of point-blank, (Not the one concerned with bullet drop off) i.e. within 1m (3ft). From personal experience you basically have to be bumping into the other player to get points towards this.

Allied Healing Done

Adding this Strange Part to a Strange-quality weapon will enable it to track the total number of allied health points you directly restore with that weapon.

In other words, Sandvich, Health Packs etc do not count for this part. (Unless you can get a Strange Sandvich, in which case I want one)


You can see a list of all the Strange Parts on the TF2 Wiki. If you hover over the names, a tooltip will appear with a short description of that item.

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    One thing - Full moon events are actually three days long, just like the real full moon. – Zibbobz Apr 30 '14 at 16:09
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    The Strange Festive Sandvich exists. But no Strange Sandvich or Strange Buffalo Steak Sandvich. ;-; – EnragedTanker Dec 18 '14 at 0:59

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