Flare Gun

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Flare Gun
Backpack Flare Gun.png
Kill Icons
Killicon flaregun.png
Killicon taunt pyro.png
Basic Information
Used by Pyro
Slot Secondary
Ammo loaded 1
Ammo carried 16
Loadout Stats

The Flare Gun

Flare Gun

100% critical hit vs burning players

This weapon will reload when not active

"Send out a distress signal on behalf of that guy you just set on fire."

The Flare Gun is an alternative secondary weapon for Pyro.

It fires a projectile flare that ignites enemies, and deals critical damage to burning players.


Shot type Projectile
Damage type Bullet, fire
Ranged or Melee? Ranged
Taunt Hadouken
Base damage 100% 30
Critical 90
Mini-crit 41
Bullet count 1
Status Effects
Effect Afterburn
Afterburn 3 / tick
Afterburn (mini-crit) 4 / tick
Afterburn duration 10 s
Loaded 16
Reload type Passive
Function Times
Attack interval 2 s
All values are approximate.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Bulgarian Сигналният пистолет Flare Gun
Spanish Pistola de Bengalas Flare Gun
English Flare Gun -
French Pistolet de détresse Flare Gun
German Signalpistole Flare Gun
Italian Pistola lanciarazzi Flare Gun
Brazilian Portuguese Arma Sinalizadora Flare Gun
Romanian Pistol de semnalizare Flare Gun
Russian Ракетница Flare Gun


  • The Flare Gun was added to Team Fortress 2 in the 2008 "Pyro Update", and was the first unlockable to be an almost entirely different type of weapon from it's stock alternative.
  • Unlike the Fire Axe, which is the color red on every team, the Flare Gun is team-colored.