The Genuine item quality was originally introduced alongside the RIFT promotion as a way to allow items obtained through participation in a cross-game promotion or an in-game event to be distinguished from the same items gained via other methods - such as through the random drops or via crafting. They are otherwise cosmetically and functionally identical to Normal and Unique items.
Items with the "Genuine" quality can be strangified, but their names (and the item's icon in the user's backpack) will keep the "Genuine" quality color instead of changing into the "Strange" quality color. Strangified "Genuine" items will also still display the item's rank as a normal "Strange" quality item would do.
The hexadecimal color code for Genuine items is .
List of Genuine items
- [Undocumented] Added Genuine quality.
- Fixed Red Pyro and Red Demoman action figures not granting Genuine-quality versions of the in-game items Brigade Helm and Glengarry Bonnet. Players who have already redeemed codes will have the correct items granted to them the next time they launch the game.