Giger Counter

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Analyzes and slightly irradiates your enemies!
Giger Counter publicity blurb

The Giger Counter is a community-created secondary weapon for the Engineer. It is a device made of dark grey and black metal that emits a team-colored light, which features a black grip with a joystick on top, two team-colored buttons (one on the back of the grip and one on the top of the joystick), a radar screen on the right side connected via a team-colored cable to the left side, and warning stripes on the front.

This weapon functions identically to the Wrangler.

The Giger Counter was contributed to the Steam Workshop.


Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

Breaking Morant
Breaking Morant
Kill 10 Snipers with a sentry gun under the control of your Wrangler.

Building Block
Building Block
Have a sentry shielded by the Wrangler absorb 500 damage without being destroyed.

Patent Protection
Patent Protection
Destroy an enemy Engineer's sentry gun with a sentry under control of your Wrangler.
Pownd on the Range
Pownd on the Range
Kill 10 enemies outside the normal sentry gun range using the Wrangler.

Rio Grind
Rio Grind
Perform 50 repairs and/or reloads on a Sentry gun being Wrangled by another Engineer.

Search Engine
Search Engine
Kill 3 cloaked Spies with a sentry gun under control of your Wrangler.

Update history

October 6, 2015 Patch (Invasion Community Update)

  • The Giger Counter was added to the game.

October 28, 2015 Patch (Scream Fortress 2015)

  • Added inspect animations for the Giger Counter.


  • The Giger Counter lacks the description "Team Colored Weapon", and their BLU team variants cannot be viewed in the backpack unless playing on BLU team.
  • The joystick does not move when using the weapon.


  • This item is based on the M314 Motion Tracker from the film Aliens.
  • This item's name is a portmanteau of "Geiger counter", an instrument used for measuring ionizing radiation, and H. R. Giger, a surrealist artist who heavily influenced science fiction art and designed the Alien creature, among other things.


See also