Human Cannonball

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The Human Cannonball is a community-created promotional cosmetic item for all classes. It is a team-colored plastic helmet with a white stripe and an undone safety strap, resembling the crash helmets worn by stuntmen.

The Human Cannonball has three unique styles, "Crash", "Burn", and "Override". "Crash" has no decoration at all. The "Burn" style adds Chinese dragons to the sides, while the "Override" style adds Team Fortress 2 stickers to the sides.

This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who pre-purchased Sleeping Dogs on Steam before August 14, 2012, or August 17, 2012 in Europe.

The Human Cannonball was later contributed to the Steam Workshop, at Valve's request.


Main article: Styles
RED Human Cannonball Crash.png
RED Human Cannonball Burn.png
RED Human Cannonball Override.png
Crash Burn Override

Update history

August 2, 2012 Patch (Triad Pack)

  • The Human Cannonball was added to the game.

August 15, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Human Cannonball to the drop system, where it can be unboxed with Unusual quality.

September 13, 2012 [Item schema update]

July 7, 2016 Patch (Meet Your Match Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

November 2, 2016 Patch

  • Fixed Strange Human Cannonballs not tracking stats.


  • The skull-shaped sticker in the "Override" style is the RED team logo from Team Fortress Classic.
  • The Human Cannonball's styles reference the aliases of characters from the 1995 film Hackers.


See also