TF2: How to get a golden wrench?

I needed a place to put all the ideas about the new TF2 Update, and so I thought what better place than a blog post?

If you want to get a Golden Wrench, stay posted. I’ll be posting ideas (tested and otherwise) here.

Update: 7/8

Apparently, as a commenter mentioned before (sorry for thinking you were wrong), there is a pattern to how these golden wrench drops work. Thanks to Drunken F00l, the guy who made the out-of-game item management system, a list of times (still unreleased) for wrench drops was leaked. At these times, the first person to craft an item would get a golden wrench. So, the drops were a little less random than Valve would have liked us to think. Drunken F00l actually used this script to get himself a golden wrench, was caught, and then banned from the Valve network. He has plenty of other accounts to play on, but he had a custom Steam Community spy knife that he has since lost. Ouch. Thanks for the work anyways, Drunken Fool.

Forum here.

Check the update page?

If you look closely at the images taped to the Engineer’s wall on the update page, you’ll see a ton of hints to other weapons, like “Broadswords” (obviously the Demoman’s Eyelander), not to mention countless articles referring to stashes of gold being found.

Perhaps the update page has information to hold. Check it out here or visit

BUT THERE’S MORE. The blueprint on the update page covers more taped-up information. To see the page in it’s entirety, click here or visit

Golden… Tickets?

There’s a rumor that “in Willie Wonka, one found a golden ticket in chocolate bars, so shouldn’t the same happen for TF2?” That’s pretty far-fetched. Granted, Valve is far-fetched, so it makes perfect sense. I’m not sure how you’d do that, though. Crafting 2 chocolate bars together? Remember, you shouldn’t be able to get a golden wrench from any previous combination, so that should narrow things down.


The monkey sent into space, referenced quite often in the Engineer Update Page, was sent into space with “A giant sword, a pickax, and a bugle.”

Tried and Tested:

  • Chocolate + Chocolate = Scrapmetal
  • Chocolate + Chocolate + Chocolate = Class Token. Duhr.
  • Chocolate + Eyelander = Nothing. Boo.
  • Cloak and Dagger + Eyelander + Equalizer = Nothing. Not sure why I tried that.
  • Eyelander + Equalizer + Buff Banner = Nothing.

Update: No pattern. Boo.

I probably should have seen this coming, but there appears to be no real pattern to getting these wrenches. It’s totally random. You just have to craft a bunch of times and see what you get.  Apparently, your chance of getting a wrench are something like 1 in 2.63 MILLION. But there’s still that odd. Also, standard drop rates have increased a lot.

  • Denfam4

    try something with the tower of hats, like gibus+tower of hats. because it’s like Abe Lincoln’s hat.

    • Salem

      I actually think that there isn't a method to it. I think it happens
      randomly… one of my friends found a wrench just from crafting something

    • Cl3p

      u cant craft your ghibus… i tried.

      • Salem

        haha well, I wouldn't want to anyways. I mean, it's the coolest hat ever.

  • themecreator

    Sorry, haven't got the game :S I wish I had! Is there any way to get a demo of the game? So I could try it out, before I consider buying the game?

    Does the game have any minimum requirements? pc specs?

    • Salem

      There's no running trial, but they do have “free weekends” from time to time
      where you can download and play the whole game for free.

      *Minimum: *1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card
      (Requires support for SSE), Windows® Vista/XP/2000, Mouse, Keyboard,
      Internet Connection

      *Recommended: *Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX®
      9 level Graphics Card, Windows® Vista/XP/2000, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet

  • Toothsomerock

    Think again. Note the times the wrenches are aquired. You'll see a patern.

    • Salem

      The time? You think there's a pattern with the time at which wrenches are
      acquired? I just kinda think that every time you craft something, you have a
      small chance of finding one.

    • Civilian

      I dont think so… Ive seen wrenches found within seconds of each other

  • Salem

    7 more wrenches until we see the FINAL unlock of the Engineer Update. I'm so excited.

    • Blayze Millward


      • Salem

        SO. CLOSE. GRH.