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Get your thinking pants on, because the Scottish Resistance is the thinking Demoman's sticky bomb launcher.
Scottish Resistance publicity blurb

The Scottish Resistance is an unlockable secondary weapon for the Demoman. Similar in appearance to the Stickybomb Launcher, it features warning colors on the magazine and a sensor camera wired to a portable battery taped onto the barrel. The Mann Co. logo is present on the sensor, albeit partially covered in duct tape. Additionally, the stickybombs fired are of a heavier-looking variety with larger, blunted spikes.

Unlike the default Stickybomb Launcher, the Scottish Resistance allows for selective detonation of laid bombs. Only those within a certain angle of the player's crosshair explode when alt-fire (default key: MOUSE2) is pressed. Players can therefore detonate traps in set areas and from behind walls and solid objects. Bombs that can be detonated are discernible by their team color outline, or white outline as seen through walls. The number of explodable bombs within sight can be expanded if the player moves backwards, effectively encompassing the Stickybombs in the crosshair radius. This unique function allows several sticky traps to be laid in various locations, but requires the Demoman to keep watch of these areas to know when to spring the trap.

The weapon also allows detonation of bombs laid under the player's feet, allowing the user to sticky jump without having to look at the bombs directly.

Additionally, the Scottish Resistance is able to fire bombs at a faster rate, and can deploy six additional bombs for a total of 14 out at any time. The bombs, however, take longer to prime at approximately 1.5 seconds after being deployed, preventing players from firing and detonating stickies in the air at enemies effectively. The stickies also have the ability to destroy bombs laid by enemy Demomen, similar to the Quickiebomb Launcher. The speed, damage, and blast radius are identical to that of the Stickybomb Launcher's stickies.

The Scottish Resistance is automatically given to any player who obtains 17 Demoman achievements.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Projectile
Damage type Explosive
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Maximum ramp-up 120% 144
Base damage 100% 120
Maximum fall-off 52.8% 64
Critical 1.82m: 180
92cm: 261
Under: 355
Mini-crit 1.82m: 81
92cm: 117
Under: 165
Splash damage
Minimum splash 50% 2.77m
Damage reduction 1% / 2.92
Splash damage range 1.82m: 47-90
92cm: 60-124
Under: 103-138
Self-damage 45-114
Function times
Attack interval 0.45 s
Reload (first) 1.09 s
Reload (consecutive) 0.67 s
Activation time 1.72 s
Maximum charge time 4.00 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


Class Token - Demoman Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Demoman.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Scottish Resistance.png Item icon Chargin' Targe.png Item icon Sticky Jumper.png Item icon Splendid Screen.png
Item icon Tide Turner.png Item icon Quickiebomb Launcher.png Item icon B.A.S.E. Jumper.png

As a crafting ingredient

Scottish Resistance Reclaimed Metal Loch-n-Load
Item icon Scottish Resistance.png + Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png = Item icon Loch-n-Load.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier

Bomb Squaddie
Bomb Squaddie
Destroy 10 sticky bombs with the shotgun in a single life.

Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman

Double Mauled Scotch
Double Mauled Scotch
Kill 2 people in a single sticky jump.

He Who Celt It
He Who Celt It
Use the Sticky Launcher to kill an enemy player via environmental damage.

Highland Fling
Highland Fling
Sticky jump a really long way...

Loch Ness Bombster
Loch Ness Bombster
Kill an enemy player with sticky bombs within 5 seconds of them teleporting.

Demoman Milestone 3
Demoman Milestone 3
Achieve 17 of the achievements in the Demoman pack.

Reward: Scottish Resistance

Kill at least three players with a single detonation of sticky bombs.

Robbed Royal
Robbed Royal
Destroy 100 enemy sticky bombs with the Scottish Resistance.

Scotch Guard
Scotch Guard
Kill 3 enemies capping or pushing a cart in a single Stickybomb detonation 3 separate times.
Second Eye
Second Eye
Provide an enemy player with a freeze cam of you shaking your rump.

Something Stickied This Way Comes
Something Stickied This Way Comes
Kill 30 players with air burst sticky bombs.

Sticky Thump
Sticky Thump
Using the Scottish Resistance, kill 3 players in separate explosions without placing new sticky bombs.

The Argyle Sap
The Argyle Sap
Blow up an Engineer, his Sentry Gun, and his Dispenser with a single Sticky bomb detonation.

The High Road
The High Road
Sticky jump onto a cap point and capture it.

The Scottish Play
The Scottish Play
Get a melee kill while sticky jumping.

The Stickening
The Stickening
Kill 3 Heavies from full health with a single sticky bomb detonation.

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

0wn the Means of Production
0wn the Means of Production
Remove 20 stickybombs by killing the Demomen who produced them.

Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

How the Pests Was Gunned
How the Pests Was Gunned
Destroy 50 enemy stickybombs lying in range of friendly buildings.

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye
While using The Classic, kill a rocket/grenade jumping enemy in midair with a full charge, no-scope, headshot.
Jumper Stumper
Jumper Stumper
Kill a rocket or grenade-jumping enemy in midair with your Sniper Rifle or the Huntsman.

Update history

December 17, 2009 Patch (WAR! Update)
  • The Scottish Resistance was added to the game.

May 5, 2010 Patch

  • Fixed deflected Stickybombs becoming mini-crits when detonated.
  • Fixed deflected Stickybombs becoming crits if the Pyro was crit-boosted.

July 8, 2010 Patch (Engineer Update)

  • [Undocumented] Scottish Resistance now shows location of stickies placed with glow effect (Only on DirectX 9 or higher).

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

  • [Undocumented] Scottish Resistance now fires 25% faster and has a 0.4 second longer bomb arm time (Total bomb arm time is now 0.8 seconds, was 0.4 seconds before).

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

  • [Undocumented] Changed the Scottish Resistance model to use a combined world- and viewmodel.
    • [Undocumented] Added the laser attachment to the worldmodel of the Scottish Resistance.
    • [Undocumented] Mirrored the Scottish Resistance first person viewmodel to match the worldmodel.

December 21, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Scottish Resistance was added to the crafting blueprint for the Loch-n-Load.

January 19, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Scottish Resistance now drops the appropriate weapon on death.

February 3, 2011 Patch

  • Updated the Scottish Resistance stickybombs to always glow if they will be detonated by a right-click, including the stickybombs under the Demoman's feet.
  • Updated model with optimizations and LODs.
  • [Undocumented] Attribute changed from "Detonates stickybombs near the crosshair" to "Detonates stickybombs near the crosshair and directly under your feet"

February 14, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed melee attacks not destroying remote detonation pipes (Stickybombs).

March 15, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The crafting blueprint for the Loch-n-Load changed from two Reclaimed Metal + Scottish Resistance to one Reclaimed Metal + Scottish Resistance.

July 18, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a case where stickybombs could sometimes damage enemies on the other side of a wall.

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update & Sale)

  • Fixed Demoman weapons primary/secondary being backwards in the loadout screen.

December 1, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

November 12, 2013 Patch

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

  • All Demoman stickybombs now have damage ramp up. Full damage is reached 2 seconds after firing.

June 23, 2014 Patch

  • Reverted the recent stickybomb damage ramp up change. We will continue to evaluate the use of stickybomb air detonations and potential changes to that mechanic.

December 22, 2014 Patch (Smissmas 2014)

  • It is now slightly easier to do sticky jumps with the Scottish Resistance. Increased range check for stickybomb jumping to sticky damage radius of 146 from 100.

July 2, 2015 Patch #1 (Gun Mettle Update)

  • [Undocumented] Updated model to c_model system.

February 29, 2016 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated all Stickybomb Launcher's reload sounds.

December 21, 2016 Patch (Smissmas 2016)

March 28, 2018 Patch #1

  • Fixed stickybombs sometimes blocking explosive damage from other stickybombs.

September 23, 2019 Patch

  • Fixed Scottish Resistance stickies not always being visible through walls.

Unused content

  • There is an unused Stickybomb model that was added during the WAR! Update.


  • The Scottish Resistance cannot be used to destroy stickybombs from the Sticky Jumper.
  • Stickybombs that automatically detonate after a fifteenth bomb is launched do not destroy enemy Stickybombs.
  • If the player automatically reconnects to a server after they timeout, the stickies they have placed lose their glow entirely, but can still be detonated.
  • If the player disables Payload cart glow in Advanced multiplayer options running DX9, the Scottish Resistance's Stickybombs also stop glowing.
  • If the Stickybombs are detonated while moving (i.e. immediately after they are pushed by Compression blast, rockets, grenades, or while in mid-flight) the kill feed shows the Stickybomb Launcher kill icon.
  • The backpack icon for the Scottish Resistance is the old model, with the ejection port on the other side.


  • The weapon's name is a reference to the centuries-long period of extended Scottish insurrection against English rule after being invaded in 1296.
  • The Scottish Resistance was in no way involved in the tragic explosion of American monkeynaut Poopy Joe's capsule. Mann Co.'s subsequent desire to give away the weapon was for completely unrelated and innocent reasons.[1]
  • The Scottish Resistance was originally planned to deploy 16 stickybombs as opposed to the current 14.
  • The Sticky Jumper's projectile is a bomb model added during the WAR! Update, intended for the Scottish Resistance, that remained unused until the September 15, 2011 Patch.
  • The alternative Scottish Resistance models can be seen in Gullywash.


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