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?


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.


  • 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
  • 1
    It's a great server though, so I'll probably keep it. Plus, on the server, it's a viable strategy.
    – childe
    Apr 25 '12 at 4:21

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