For the pet, see Hedgehog (Pet).

The Hedgehog is a Special weapon introduced in the 12.6.0 update.


The weapon has the main colors of red, orange, and grey, and dark grey. It has 3 spikes protruding on the top and 1 on the bottom of the opening. It has a scope above a small, black skull symbol with red eyes. When holding it in the armory, the middle grey section wiggles.


It has very good damage, a decent fire rate, a small capacity, and an average mobility. It is 2 shots with bleeding.


  • Place the mines on hidden spots in intersections where players pass through a lot.
  • It is a good counter against melee players. The same goes for area damage melee spammers (e.g. Storm Hammer, Electrosphere, Chipping Whip)
  • Hit a opponent and finish them off with a powerful primary.
  • Only use it for traps making as it performs poor on direct combats.
  • Use this in close range maps, as it can trap others easily.
  • Trap people by putting the mines down in front of an entrance where you entered.


  • When fighting against an opponent with a close range weapon, use this.
  • Pick off its users from long ranges.
  • Be wary of small areas where the bombs might be rigged.
  • Avoid narrow hallways since that area will be vulnerable to its projectiles.

Recommended Maps

Close ranged maps such as Area 52.

Equipment Setups

Equip a long ranged weapon and an escape route incase if someone caught you off guard when reloading.



Initial release


  • For unknown reasons, its grade was changed to Mythical in the same update.
    • This weapon is known as the fifth or sixth weapon to have a grade of Mythical and the only Mythical available in the Armory.
    • People who had this weapon at Mythical still have it.
      • However, this weapon's grade was changed again to Legendary.
  • It's very similar to the Demoman due to they both shoot a sticky projectile and explode when the enemy contacted to it. However, the Hedgehog has a Bleeding attribute.
  • If you look closely at the sticky mines from this weapon, you can see it has spikes on it.
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