"I'll make sure you won't leave unharmed!"
The Syringe Gun is the default primary weapon of the Medic. It is a bulky, experimental, pneumatic syringe launcher with a team-colored canister that launches team-colored syringes.
The Syringe Gun carries 40 syringe projectiles in a clip, dealing 10 damage each, and will rapidly fire in a stream. Unlike in Team Fortress 2, syringes deal slight knockback on enemies, have 25% decreased spread, are visually larger, and reload in 1.2 seconds instead of 1.5 seconds. The syringes are reasonably accurate at medium range, yet their slow speed and sharp gravity falloff makes it difficult to connect them with moving enemies. The Syringe Gun's damage ramp-up is limited to 120%, as opposed to the 150% of most weapons. It is significantly weaker than other weapons, including the Medic's own Bonesaw, and so is best used as a deterrent against pursuing enemies rather than as a viable weapon. The syringes cannot be airblasted by an enemy Pyro.
|Ranged or Melee?||Ranged|
|Attack interval||0.105 s|
|All values are approximate.|
Names in other languages
|Spanish||Pistola de Jeringas||Syringe Gun|
|French||Pistolet à seringues||Syringe Gun|
|Italian||Pistola spara-siringhe||Syringe Gun|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Arma de Seringas||Syringe Gun|
|Romanian||Pușcă de seringă||Syringe Gun|
- Reverted Syringe Gun's projectile speed back to 1000 (was buffed to 1500 at some point in 2015)
- Updated Rockets, Arrows, Syringes and Flares to pass through Teammates. (tf2c_projectile_ally_collide 1 to re-enable)
- Fixed syringes & nails colliding with players.
- Disabled muzzle light on Syringe Gun and Nailgun.
- Fixed the Syringegun's Glass from being rendered behind viewmodels.
- Updated nail/syringe projectiles:
- Are now consistent with the server's projectile position
- Lowered the reload time to 1.2s (from 1.5s) to match the reload animation
- Now deals knockback against enemies
- Lowered Nailgun, Pistol and Syringe Gun spread by 25%
- Added nail/syringe impact sounds
- Fixed nail and syringe projectiles playing impact sounds when touching friendly buildings
- Medical devices known as "syringe guns" do exist in real life, being a pistol-grip mechanism which holds a single-use syringe. There is also a related device known as a "jet injector", which pneumatically injects liquids into patients.