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This article documents experimental content for Team Fortress 2. It may contain speculation, broken links or errors.
The Assault Cannon is a community-contributed experimental primary weapon for the Heavy that was being play-tested by Valve. The existence of this weapon was first discovered in the form of a VTF filename string found in the
texture_preload_list.txt file that had been added to the game as part of the October 28, 2015 Patch;
Almost two years later exactly (off by 8 days), the backpack icons, model and textures for the Assault Cannon were accidentally leaked in the Jungle Inferno Update. Based on the patch diff for the update, it appears that when Valve migrated some weapons and cosmetics over to the
tf\models\workshop directory from their original directories (
tf\models\weapons\c_models), they accidentally migrated some staging build (in-dev) Workshop content they were testing at the time (if not for the past two years) and pushed it in the update.
The Assault Cannon was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
- [Undocumented] VTF filename string for the Assault Cannon was found listed in
texture_preload_list.txt, a file that had been added in this update.
- [Undocumented] Files for the Assault Cannon were added to the game.
- [Undocumented] Files for the Assault Cannon were removed from the game.