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Scout RED.png
Scout BLU.png
Scout GRN.png
Scout YLW.png
Basic Information
Icon Leaderboard class scout.png
Type Offensive
Health 125 (185 with overheal)
Speed 133%

Wave goodbye to your secret crap, dumbass!

The Scout while escaping with the enemy teams flag

The Scout is a young man from Boston who runs fast, talks big, loves baseball, and has an "in-your-face" attitude. He's an offense class who specializes in aggressive hit and run, flanking and objective based tactics.

Having the highest speed out of all nine classes as well as the special ability to double jump, allows the Scout to traverse many different environments quickly and easily. This amount of mobility is great for closing in on important kills, dodging enemy fire and escaping unfavorable situations despite his low health.

The Scout is also the only class who has twice the normal capture rate, this allows him to push Payload carts and capture Control Points much more quickly. Outside of those objectives, the Scout’s speed also makes him a great Flag runner in modes such as Capture the Flag and Special Delivery.

Whether it’s taking out the enemy Medic or Civilian, holding down the flank route, or just running away with the flag. The Scout is a multipurpose class that excels at being a constant thorn in the enemy teams’ side.

The Scout is voiced by Nathan Vetterlein.


Location of Origin: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Job: Rapid Recovery
Motto: "Too. Much. Caffeine."
Special Ability: Double Jump
The youngest of eight boys from the south side of Boston, the Scout learned early how to problem solve with his fists. With seven older brothers on his side, fights tended to end before the runt of the litter could maneuver into punching distance, so the Scout trained himself to run. He ran everywhere, all the time, until he could beat his pack of mad dog siblings to the fray.



Weapon Kill icon
Backpack Scattergun.png
Killicon scattergun.png
Backpack Nail Gun.png
Nail Gun
Killicon nailgun.png


Weapon Kill icon
Backpack Pistol.png
Killicon pistol.png
Backpack Brick.png
Killicon brick.png


Weapon Kill icon
Backpack Bat.png
Killicon bat.png


Main article: Basic Scout Strategy

As a Scout…

  • …you can double jump in mid-air to quickly change direction and avoid enemy fire.
  • …you capture control points twice as fast as other classes.
  • …you're most effective when you stay moving and use your speed to your advantage.
  • …you're an excellent distraction. Catch the attention of dangerous classes like Heavies and Snipers to allow your team to move forward.
  • …your scattergun is lethal at point blank range.
  • …your pistol is great for picking off enemies at a distance.
  • …your bat does less damage than normal melee weapons, but swings much faster.
  • …your nail gun is great for holding off enemies that are chasing after you.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Bulgarian Разузнавач Scout
Spanish Scout -
English Scout -
French Scout -
German Scout -
Hungarian Felderítő Scout
Italian Esploratore Scout
Polish Skaut Scout
Brazilian Portuguese Scout -
Romanian Scout -
Russian Разведчик Scout
Turkish Scout -
Ukrainian Розвідник Scout

Update history

  • Added "Clip Out" sounds on the Engineer's and Scout's reloads.
  • Fixed the Scout’s loser animations from playing faster when running slower than max speed.
  • Fixed the Scout’s Flinch animation to keep the weapon locked to his right hand.

Comparison from Team Fortress 2

  • The BLU Scout's pants in TF2 Classic are now in a navy-blue color, as seen in the Team Fortress 2's prerelease builds and the Playstation 3 version. On TF2's PC and Xbox 360 versions, the color simply remains the same as the RED Scout's pants seemingly by mistake.


  • Early on in Team Fortress 2's life, many players noticed a resemblance between Scout and Vince Offer, a famous TV pitchman. After numerous requests, Valve released new voice lines for Scout based on Vince Offer in the February 24, 2009 Scout Update.
    • These lines include "If you order now, I'll throw in a second beatin', absolutely free.", "No otha' class gonna do dat!" and "Pop quiz: How long's it take to beat a moron to death? (buzzer imitation) Sorry, time's up, you're dead."