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The Molotov Cocktail is a weapon cut from Half-Life 2. It can be found in the playable Half-Life 2 Beta.


As it name implies, it is a standard Molotov cocktail with identical effects. When thrown, it produces a large circle of fire which will remain for a while before dissipating, and could presumably be put out with the Fire Extinguisher, also cut.

Behind the scenes

  • It was originally to be used by Citizens against Combine forces in the Half-Life 2 test level Get Your Free TVs!.
  • It was originally part of the Brickbat props, thus its Headcrab appearance when spawned in the playable Beta, as well as the Snark HUD icon from the original Half-Life.


  • In the playable Half-Life 2 Beta, the fire sprites are so small that it is almost impossible to notice them.
  • The bottle model and its textures exist, but the texture is broken in both the viewmodel and worldmodel.
  • Hammer shows that Citizens have two weapon choices named "Beer Bottle" and "Beer Bottle2", related to the Brickbat and the Molotov cocktail.
  • In the Half-Life 2 files, several texture files for HUD weapon icons can be found, most of which still containing the icons for almost all of the cut weapons. The Molotov Cocktail is among them.
  • The Molotov Cocktail was originally to appear in Counter-Strike, but was ultimately cut. It is now included in Counter-Stike: Global Offensive.
  • The Molotov Cocktail idea was reused for Left 4 Dead as an optional secondary weapon for the Survivors to ignite zombies from long range. The model was remade from scratch.


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