The Left 4 Heads achievement is to behead 4 people in 10 seconds. Which of the demo melee weapons count as beheading as per the achievement?

I know that obviously the Eyelander will, since it debuted with the achievement in the first place, but what about the new swords since? The axes?

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All weapons that can decapitate will work with the achievement, including those which do not buff you based on how many heads you've taken in a life. That means all these:

  • Eyelander
  • Scotsman's Skullcutter
  • Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker
  • Claidheamh Mòr
  • Half-Zatoichi

It does make things easier if you equip weapons that help you run faster, like the Eyelander or the HHHH. I wouldn't use the Skullcutter for it.

Obviously, you have to be a Demoman to get the achievement using the Half-Zatoichi; it won't count if you're a Soldier.

  • The Headtaker is the exact same weapon as the Eyelander.
    – user56
    May 17, 2011 at 6:33
  • @Arda Xi: Except without the taunt, sadly :(
    – BoltClock
    May 17, 2011 at 6:34
  • @TheAnnoyingPyro The taunt doesn't really work for an axe though.
    – user56
    May 17, 2011 at 6:39
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    Ironically, I got this achievement today without even trying, using the (relatively) generic Eyelander. Yay for Degroot Keep? May 17, 2011 at 19:51
  • 1
    For future reference, the Persian Persuader also decapitates enemies. May 11, 2015 at 21:17

From the Obtaining Demoman Achievements page on the official TF2 wiki:

Left 4 Heads

Decapitate 4 players with only 10 seconds between each kill.

Difficulty: Hard
How to obtain: Equip the Eyelander, Scotsman's Skullcutter, Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker, Claidheamh Mòr, or Half-Zatoichi and engage multiple enemies at close range. Pair your melee weapon with the Chargin’ Targe in order to reach new targets before the ten seconds expire.

  • Care to expand? A link to the main page of the wiki is hardly qualitative. May 17, 2011 at 6:41
  • @RavenDreamer Updated my answer.
    – user56
    May 17, 2011 at 6:47

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