Free Team Fortress 2 hat! PC Gamer Digital Episode 1 comes with Killer Exclusive fedora

Team Fortress 2 has changed a lot over the past few years. When it was first released every character looked the same and it cost actual money to play. How crazy is that? Now TF2 is free-to-play, and characters carry unique weapons and items that set them apart from the other players on the battlefield.

But even more important than the gun in your hands… is the hat on your head. As of today, there’s one more hat available in the game, and it’s available to anyone who purchases PC Gamer Digital Episode 1. All you need to do is download it on Steam and you’ll be rewarded with The Killer Exclusive hat, which might be the mightiest hat of them all.

The Killer Exclusive can be equipped to any of TF2′s nine character classes and is available automatically in the game if you purchase Episode 1. If you already purchased Episode 1 (and enjoyed the goodness inside) then you’ve already been given the hat to have and to hold. If you’re feeling generous, you can even gift friends a copy of Episode 1 which will, in turn, give them the hat.  

Right now it’s only available to US residents, though the PC Gamer folks promise it’s something they’re working on addressing very soon. Hopefully, within the next few weeks, it won’t matter where you game from – you’ll still be able to rock the Killer Exclusive as you blow apart your enemies.You can find out more on PC Gamer's official website, and we've posted a video of the hat in action (that's the first time we got to write that sentence) below. Check it out!

Sep 30, 2011


DLC free


  • Sobchak - October 1, 2011 12:56 p.m.

    Now I wish I could actually finish a video in episode 1 without it crashing...
  • FOZ - October 1, 2011 8:47 a.m.

    Unbelievable that people buy entire damn games just for the stupid TF2 hats. But this actually seems reasonable, a hat promotion to promote a new tie-in to a magazine, rather than a hat for every tiny little game that comes out? Seems like what the promo hats SHOULD be used for. Also, spy had 2 fedoras, heavy has 1, scout has a trilby, demoman has the pimp hat, the medic has a tyrolean, and now every class can wear this hat. Fedora Fortress 2.
  • MediocreDinosaur - October 1, 2011 7:16 a.m.

    Oh my god craft some of your freaking weapons already. You have like seventeen thousand scrap in spare weapons.
  • 435 - October 1, 2011 3:14 a.m.

    The world's premiere war-themed hat simulator.
  • Brutalicus - September 30, 2011 10:56 p.m.

    All I read was "free TF2 hat" and I lol'd
  • GraphicRogue - September 30, 2011 9:10 p.m.

    i think Valve has trained in consumers to buy stuff for TF2 stuff that they throw in as bonuses. Its pavlovian conditioned response in a capitalist form, its disturbing. (he says after having just bought it and already tried on the hat)
  • rabidpotatochip - October 1, 2011 6:25 a.m.

    I think they're just capitalizing on peoples' urge to have every nifty thing they see by making acquiring it relatively trivial. A couple of dollars here and there doesn't seem like much so people are much more willing to spend a bit to show how awesome they are at spending money.
  • izzidore - September 30, 2011 5:14 p.m.

    It also came free with PC Gamer UK magazine

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