"What was that, Sandvich? "Kill them all"? Good idea! HAHAHAHA!"
- The Heavy
The Sandvich, known in full as the Sandvich Edible Device (also misspelled as Sandvitch in The Quest for the Ultimate Sandvich), is an unlockable secondary weapon for the Heavy. It is half of a sandwich, consisting of two triangular slices of bread containing lettuce, tomatoes, Swiss cheese and an indeterminate meat referred to as both ham and bologna by the Heavy. Topping it is a green stuffed olive pinned to the Sandvich by a toothpick.
The Sandvich can be consumed by pressing the correct bound keys for either primary fire or taunting. When eaten, it will replenish 100% health, 300 HP, over a four second duration. During this time, the player will be forced into the third-person view as the Heavy stops and makes a loud munching noise whilst eating. Heavies are allowed to constantly eat a Sandvich without a cooldown if they have full health. As eating the Sandvich is considered a taunt, it cannot be consumed whilst underwater. When eaten, critical Sandviches deliver no additional benefits.
Players can use the alternate fire to drop the Sandvich onto the floor to act as a medium-sized health kit. It can then be picked up by teammates or enemy players, healing the collector 50% of their maximum health. The dropped Sandvich will only last a total of 30 seconds, or until another Sandvich is dropped by the same Heavy. Only a dropped Sandvich will extinguish fire.
The recharge time for the Sandvich is about 30 seconds, unless one is collected from a Resupply cabinet or a Medkit while at full health. The timer begins as soon as the item is consumed or dropped. Should the Heavy be killed whilst holding the Sandvich, it will be dropped as a collectible for 50 health, or 75 for a Scout.The Sandvich is automatically given to any player who obtains 10 Heavy achievements.
Role in Moments with HeavyEdit
Blue Heavy seems to enjoy Sandviches, and has eaten them only once on the show (twice counting the Crit-Sandvich). The Sandvich has also appeared in other Team Fortress video media, even being the basis of a Sandvich gun video.thumb|right|200px|The Sandvich has gone this far in media. (see video)