Best Team Fortress 2 Scout Weapons

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1Scattergun

The default Scout Primary. This weapon is a shotgun, and it deals high damage up close, but low damage far away. It has high spread, meaning that up close, it can hit multiple targets, but far away, it can barely hit anyone and will usually deal 3 damage per shot (lowest default class health is 125). This makes it a strictly close ranged weapon.

It holds the most rounds out of any Scout Primary, with 6 shots in total, and 32 in reserve. It also has a moderate fire rate. However, it has a tedious reload speed, reloading the first shot very slowly, and reloading the rest slightly faster, if done consecutively.

Compared to other Scatterguns, it is definitely the most popular, due to the vast majority of non-premium players. Scout is one of the more appealing classes for new players, and because of this, the Scattergun ranks the most popular Scout Weapon.

However, unlike what some people say about it "having no downsides", therefore making it "the best" Scout Primary, ...more

Most versatile, great for close range, large clip with fair reload speed, 2-Shots most classes. All-around great weapon.

It can shoot 6 bullets at a time, large clip size, fast reload, large widespread, and a good amount of damage. I'd say it's the best weapon of all time.

Scattergun is good because it's good when you're close to somebody and it does a crap tun of damage.

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2Soda Popper

The Soda Popper is arguably the best Scout Primary. It has similar fire power to its default counterpart, but has the added ability of being able to do 5 air-jumps (6 jumps) every 8 seconds. This is actually insane, and anyone with the cheek to call this worse than the default Scattergun beyond all doubt, is out of their mind.

There are several differences between this and the default Scattergun. Firstly, it fires 50% faster. Secondly, it has only 2 rounds in a clip. Finally, instead of reloading individual shots, it reloads all two shots at once, very quickly. If one shell is left in the chamber, it will be discarded upon reload. These statistics show that it has similar fire power, faster kills on weak targets and better efficiency, during sustained battles. The only downside is having 2 shots instead of 6. However, the only reasons having 6 shots would be better are if you have bad aim, or if you are trying to kill a full-health heavy.

So, basically, its weapon ...more

I love just going up behind snipers thanks to this weapon (2-spot on shots will kill snipers), it is easy to outmaneuver your enemies.

Should be number 1 as it is basically an upgraded version of the scatter gun.

Pairs great with the Winger

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3Force-A-Nature

The original double-barreled shotgun, before the Soda Popper came and destroyed it. Soda Popper was its descendant, a mixture between the Force-A-Nature and the Bonk! Atomic Punch, two unlocks for the Scout.

The Force-A-Nature can fire 50% faster than the default Scattergun, has only two shots in a clip, and can fully reload its shots much faster than a Scattergun, if both were at 0 ammunition loaded.

It also has more pellets, but less damage per pellet, than the default Scattergun.

The Force-A-Nature's selling point is its ability to deal greatly increased knockback compared to other weapons. When enemies are on the ground, it deals regular knockback. But, anyone unfortunate enough to be in midair, will be propelled at breakneck speed, across the map (not that far, but still). This can create a problem, as it may be difficult to follow-up a second fatal shot into your targets, if they are pushed away. The knockback also affects yourself, if you are in midair, and ...more

I don't know why this is not #2 soda poppers useless no buff then jump a lot and no noticeable speed buff. Baby face boost is good until it's gone in 1 hit or I accidentally jump 2 times baby shouldn't even be on the list. Force nature? Plus 20 extra bullets? Extra knock back? Reload whole clip? Faster fire speed? At the cost of a littler clip? Barely s punishment

Just bought a strange prof is one best decision I ever made. Absolutely love this gun.

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4Sandman

This is very useful, and who cares about the lower Heath. If your not getting filled with bullets and goddess knows what, than your not doing your job as scout!

Those idiots are going to be standing around for a while if you hit them, and then if you hit them with a Flying Guillotine, it kills 5 of the 9 classes! - psychiclion

Get to whack people but the best thing is that you can shoot a ball to stun them and THEN you can finish them off, only bad thing is that it minuses 15 health but with the PBPP you can restore it. Plus you can kill people with a taunt - Pastakirby7

Perfect for finishing off a fleeing target and keeping a hostile at bay from a comfortable distance

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5Baby Face's Blaster

This thing has been robbed of its previous claim to fame. ;-;
It used to be a powerful default Scattergun counterpart. It once had higher accuracy, but lower damage. It once had the ability to run at breakneck speed, and sustain that speed, at the cost of no jumping. It was once legendary...

Until Valve came and nerfed it so hard, it ain't funny no more. Look at this pile of junk. The way, it used to work, and still does, is that you start of slower, but by dealing some damage, you run a lot faster, at the cost of no jumping. Sounds fair, right? Well now, boost is reduced on air-jumps AND by taking damage. I honestly don't know what the point of restricting its only upside was, really.

And it lost the low damage high accuracy bit, and instead received a measly -34% clip size, or 4 bullets in a clip. Seriously? Throw this garbage in the can, until Valve buffs it again.

I use this with the Candy Cane and the Flying Guillotine. One hit with the Guillotine will fill your boost completely, and as long as you don't double-jump, you'll never have to think of it again. Once fully boosted, a single jump is almost as good as a regular double-jump.

It has the same amount of bullets as the scatter gun but makes you slow until you do damage making you able to go 2x as fast as a normal scout and easy to dodge bullets and cap the intel

Not that great anymore

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6Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol

As a scout your death is mostly evitable. This changes it by making you your own medic. Great for Pubs

This weapon is great with the sand man it makes up for the health reduction and the firing speed dosen't really matter if the enemy is stunned and the fall dmg reduction makes the scout a lot more mobile

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7Winger

It allows you to jump higher and is a straight upgrade from the pistol

Gives a higher damage rate then stock

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8Shortstop

The quick reload makes up for the clip reduction. However, the reload animation disturbs a great deal of your view, which is a minor drawback

I love how this thing has a shove mechanic and it denied so many spy on medic backstabs

Shortstops reload time is faster and it can be used long range

Best weapon if your good with aiming.

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9Bonk! Atomic PunchV2 Comments
10Mad Milk

The weapon is great to throw out enemies and even find spies. Mind the fact that you can extinguish yourself and other players, you can also throw it at enemies and you get health from them every shot. You become INVINCIBLE when you're battling someone so you can constantly get health from that. Come on, this has to be a good weapon.

Why is Mad Milk not number 2? It is fantastic for spy detection, and is like having your own pocket medic. Before you engage, throw the milk at them, and then attack, and they will have a tougher time combating you becuase you're healing.

Great for your ally if they are on fire and yourself and can detect spyes

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11Flying Guillotine

Scout doesn't have a great deal of health. Throw a knife, run away, pick up health and come back in time to fling them another. Great weapon

Great weapon after you stun them with a sandman, 150 damage!

Paired with the sandman and a good player and BAM dead

12Atomizer

The atomizer and the pretty boys pocket pistol could make a dangerous scout

Great for getting to even higher places

I love jumping in the air and crashing down upon my enemy, whacking him in the head delivering a crit likely killing him.

Pairs great with the Winger - Catception

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13Boston Basher

Worst scout weapon so far. Scouts just swing around randomly with their melee weapon! Doing this with the basher would kill you! I like to kill with my weapons not be killed by it!

That Weapon Can Be Great But It's Do A Bleed For Enemy If Hit, If Miss Hit Your Self That Not Very Good For Scout

Use That Weapon For Enemy To Surprised

Great for helping get medic uber up.

14Back Scatter

This weapon is AMAZING the mini crits are EXTREMELY useful for taking out middle health classes like pyro, demo and med. Even heavy's are so much easier to take out the only weakness this weapon has is taking out soldiers which the normal scattergun's lack anyway's and you might say "Oh this weapon has smaller clip size" that doesn't matter to much because with some exceptions Smaller clip size = Faster reload time.

Does extra damage if shooting an enemy from behind.

One of the most pointless Scout Primaries, despite being so beautiful. It really needs a buff, seriously Valve, like maybe turn its minicrits into full crits?

Well basically, this weapon loads only 4 shots into a clip. It has 20% less accuracy compared to the default Scattergun, and no random crits. So what is its upside?

MINICRITS to the back, at close range. Alright, so it is a lot better than the default Scattergun at killing people quickly, and only slightly better than the Soda Popper. It takes only 1 shot, instead of 2, if you are skilled enough. But the lower accuracy and lower clip ammunition? Please Valve, buff this.

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15Candy Cane

Good For Kill That Drop Health Pack (Small) Not Best Then The Atomizer (The Bat Of Third Jump) That Melee Used For Kill And Health Drops To You.

Not An Awesome Weapon It Good Weapon

Great weapon. If you killed a pyro and you are pn fire you just pick up the health pack!

16Wrap Assassin

Not the best weapon for direct combat. However, this weapon has the ability to shoot a ranged projectile, are rare attribute for the traditionally close ranged melee weapons. This weapon is underappreciated, not because it is bad, but because it is shadowed by the Sandman.

It is actually similar to the Sandman in terms of use. The Sandman immobilises people. The Wrap Assassin causes their screen to shake, their accuracy to decrease, and their health to decrease. Both weapons are excellent for softening up opponents for a followup attack with a primary weapon. Big difference is that the Wrap Assassin has a less painful downfall, affecting the weapon itself, instead of the player (Sandman has -15 hp).

The Wrap Assassin's ball cannot be picked up after thrown, unlike the Sandman's, which can be picked up even after a direct hit. To compensate for this, it has a 25% faster recharge rate.

If you are a scout that doesn't use your bat that much but either preffer to throw things at your enemy then this is your weapon.

As a player, Bleed is best for me, so I like bleed in a PROJECTILE. it may not do much damage but its made up for the bleed and crits.

This is a terrible weapon, it only does like 10 damage

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17Holy Mackerel

The best melee weapon for scout without dispute. It looks good, smells good, and makes the opponent feel like a loser.

What do you mean good for dead ringers?

So satisfying to see your nemesis's name following the words "FISH KILL! " Best reskin ever. Also it can be good against Dead Ringer spies.

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18Crit-a-Cola

This item makes you extremely fast and do more damage, while making you a little more vulnerable to damage (10% more damage)

Good for infiltration, and a scout is meant to be vulnerable

Was and may still be banned from competitive. End of story

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19Cow Mangler 5000

This "Scout" weapon allows you to jump very high. It has a huge splash radius, deals immense damage, has infinite ammunition, can disable buildings (like a sapper) and can set people on fire. It used to be paintable, and real painted Cow Manglers exist, with visible colour differences, and, previously, projectile differences. This weapon shoots a glowing, but hard to pinpoint, rocket. Only downfalls are its extremely low damage to buildings, its lack of crits, and its inability to be equipped by Scout.

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20Pistol

Its good for battling scouts, may not be the best but can save your life.

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