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I don't know how it did it, but dis actually makes me more handsome!
The Scout on his new soda's benefits

Crit-a-Cola, known in full as Bonk! Crit-a-Cola, is a secondary weapon for the Scout. It is a canned soda with a purple label, manufactured by the Bonk! company.

Upon ingestion, Crit-a-Cola gives the Scout the ability to deal mini-crits for 8 seconds with any equipped weapon. However, making any attack while under the effect immediately causes a 5 second Marked-For-Death debuff. Making additional attacks while this debuff is active will reset its duration.

As the process of drinking Crit-a-Cola is considered a taunt, it cannot be consumed in instances when taunts cannot be used, such as when underwater.

Function times

Function times (in seconds)
Effect Each attack under the effect gives mini-crits. Attacking marks the player for death for 5 seconds after the effect expires.
Consumption time 1.2 s
Recharge time 22 s
Effect duration 8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


Kritzkrieg Bonk! Atomic Punch Crit-a-Cola
Item icon Kritzkrieg.png + Item icon Bonk! Atomic Punch.png = Item icon Crit-a-Cola.png
Class Token - Scout Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Scout.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Bonk! Atomic Punch.png Item icon Crit-a-Cola.png Item icon Mad Milk.png Item icon Winger.png
Item icon Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol.png Item icon Flying Guillotine.png

As a crafting ingredient

Reclaimed Metal Shortstop Crit-a-Cola Back Scatter
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Shortstop.png + Item icon Crit-a-Cola.png = Item icon Back Scatter.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class scout.png Scout

Retire the Runner
Retire the Runner
Kill a Scout while they are under the effect of Crit-a-Cola.

Update history

April 28, 2010 Patch
  • The Crit-a-Cola was added to the game.

April 29, 2010 Patch (119th Update)

  • The "Retire the Runner" achievement was changed to apply to this weapon.
  • [Undocumented] The Crit-a-Cola was given its own texture to match the backpack icon.

May 12, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added crafting recipe for the Crit-a-Cola.

June 10, 2010 Patch (Mac Update)

  • [Undocumented] The liquid spill from readying a can of Crit-a-Cola is now purple, instead of the green that Bonk! Atomic Punch uses.

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

January 19, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed switching to the melee weapon instead of using the last weapon setting after drinking.

January 24, 2011 Patch

March 15, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Crit-a-Cola was removed from the crafting blueprint for the Buffalo Steak Sandvich.

April 20, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a bug that allowed the Crit-a-Cola to be used repeatedly with no cooldown.

June 3, 2011 Patch

  • Added community contributed response rules to the Crit-a-Cola.

August 18, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed the particle effect on the draw animation for the Crit-a-Cola not showing in censored version.

September 15, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Natascha's bullets preventing Scouts from using Crit-a-Cola.

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Added +25% increased movement speed while active.
    • Increased duration from 6 to 8 seconds.

July 10, 2013 Patch

  • Changed attributes:
    • Removed Damage taken mini-crits.
    • Added Damage taken increased 25%.

November 12, 2013 Patch

December 6, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

December 20, 2013 Patch

  • Changed attribute:
    • Reduced damage taken increased from 25% to 10%.

July 7, 2016 Patch (Meet Your Match Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Added Marked-for-Death debuff for 2 seconds after the buff effect expires.

October 20, 2017 Patch (Jungle Inferno Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Each attack while active adds Marked-For-Death debuff for 5 seconds. Effect does not stack.
    • Removed Marked-For-Death when effect expires.
    • Removed +25% move speed bonus.
    • Removed +10% damage taken penalty.

March 28, 2018 Patch #1

  • Fixed not being Marked-for-Death when doing a melee attack while under the effects of Crit-a-Cola.


  • As with Bonk! Atomic Punch, Crit-a-Cola cans use a pull-tab opening mechanism, first invented in 1956, as opposed to a stay-on-tab mechanism, which was popularized in the 1970s and is used on most canned beverages nowadays.
  • Crit-a-Cola was designed and created one day before its release.[1] Upon its release, it had the same texture and particle effects as Bonk! Atomic Punch.
  • The weapon's name is a play on the popular soft-drink brand name Coca-Cola.
  • The labels for Crit-a-Cola and Bonk! Atomic Punch list the ingredients as water, radiation, and sugar. Several lines of random letters also appear on the label itself.



See also