Human Cannonball

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The Human Cannonball is a community-created promotional cosmetic item for all classes. It is a team-colored plastic helmet with a white stripe and an undone safety strap, resembling the crash helmets worn by stuntmen.

This item has three styles, named "Crash", "Burn" and "Override". The "Crash" style has no decoration at all, the "Burn" style adds Chinese dragons to the sides, and the "Override" style adds Team Fortress 2 stickers and dragon face icons to the sides.

This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who pre-purchased Sleeping Dogs on Steam before August 14, 2012, and August 17, 2012 in Europe.

The Human Cannonball was later contributed to the Steam Workshop, at Valve's request.


Main article: Styles
RED Human Cannonball Crash.png
RED Human Cannonball Burn.png
RED Human Cannonball Override.png
Crash Burn Override

Update history

August 2, 2012 Patch (Triad Pack)

  • The Human Cannonball was added to the game.

August 15, 2012 Patch (Mann vs. Machine Update)

September 13, 2012 [Item schema update]

November 12, 2013 Patch

July 7, 2016 Patch #1 (Meet Your Match Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

November 2, 2016 Patch

  • Fixed Strange Human Cannonballs not tracking stats.


  • The skull-shaped sticker in the "Override" style is the RED team logo from Team Fortress Classic.
  • The names of the Human Cannonball's styles reference the aliases of characters from the film Hackers.


See also