My flesh, it burns!

–The Heavy

Fire (also known as afterburn) is an effect in where the enemy player is lit on fire by a Pyro's Flamethrower, Backburner, Flare Gun, or the Axtingusher, or a Sniper's flaming Huntsman arrow. Players typically receive extra damage overtime, making the Pyro a deadly adversary and excels at hit-and-run tactics. Pyros do not receive this effect, due to their suit being fire-retardant.


An enemy can be extingushed by:

These effects do not extingush flames, but helps the player live longer:

The Spy's Spy-cicle prevents the Spy from being lit on fire for a few seconds after a backstab has been successful and registered.