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What you can (and cannot) find in Keyless Cosmetic Crates
By Toxins 🐑
Despite expectations, not all cosmetics can be found in Keyless Crates!
The Keyless Class Cosmetic Crate contains a random class-specific Cosmetic, which may be Strange or Unusual (if it's a hat). However, it has quickly become clear that they do not contain the full range of Cosmetics available for the class, so what determines if a Cosmetic will be in the Keyless Crates? I began investigating using my own data and then discovered that someone had done much of the work for me, thanks Reddit user TomatoFlakes! The answer is that 'community-created cosmetics that don't have a workshop submission page are not eligible to be unboxed from keyless crates'. There are of course some further criteria, so the rules seem to be:

  • Must have an accepted Workshop page, or;
  • Be a Valve-created, droppable cosmetic, and;
  • Must not be a 'Limited' item, and;
  • Must not be 'Retired', and;
  • Must not have a 'Rarity' (i.e. anything from 'tiered' cases), and;
  • Must not be a craft-only promotional item, and;
  • Must not be contributed by the Weta Workshop (i.e. the Grordbort packs)

So, without further ado let's lay out exactly what you can and can't find in each crate. Note that while the 'What you can find' lists should be complete, the 'What you won't find' lists are not exhaustive. For example, I have not listed all the 'tiered' cosmetics and have omitted most of the achievement-only items. Basically, if you don't see the item you are interested in listed here it is almost certainly not in the Keyless Cosmetic Crates.
The Scout Crate
Items you can find

Argyle Ace, Backwards Ballcap*, Baseball Bill's Sports Shine*, Big Elfin Deal*, Bigg Mann on Campus, Bolt Boy, Bonk Helm*, Bonk Leadwear*, Bootie Time, Boston Boom-Bringer, Brooklyn Booties, Caffeine Cooler, Chucklenuts, Cool Cat Cardigan, Delinquent's Down Vest, Digit Divulger, Dillinger's Duffel, Fast Learner, Fed-Fightin' Fedora*, Flapjack, Frickin' Sweet Ninja Hood*, Front Runner*, Greased Lightning*, Half-Pipe Hurdler, Hermes*, Little Drummer Mann, Paisley Pro, Pomade Prince*, Red Socks, Runner's Warm-Up*, Scout Shako*, Southie Shinobi, Spooky Shoes, Stereoscopic Shades, Thermal Tracker, Ticket Boy, Track Terrorizer, Troublemaker's Tossle Cap*, Ye Oiled Baker Boy*, Ye Olde Baker Boy*

Items you won't find

Alien Cranium, Bacteria Blocker, Batter's Helmet, Beastly Bonnet, Biomech Backpack, Bombing Run, Bonk Boy, Bootenkhamuns, Cheet Sheet, Courtier's Collar, Cross-Comm Express, El Jefe, Flight of the Monarch, Flip-Flops, Flipped Trilby, Flunkyware, Hanger-On Hood, Harlequin's Hooves, Hero's Tail, Lucky No. 42, Milkman, Mountebank's Masque, Orion's Belt, Planeswalker Goggles, Sign of the Wolf's School, The Superfan, Thirst Blood, Tomb Wrapper, Whoopee Cap, Xeno Suit
The Soldier Crate
Items you can find

Antarctic Parka, Brawling Buccaneer, Captain's Cocktails, Caribbean Conqueror*, Classified Coif, Cloud Crasher*, Cold Snap Coat, Coldfront Curbstompers, Colonial Clogs, Compatriot, Condor Cap*, Conquistador*, Founding Father, Full Metal Drill Hat*, Ground Control*, Helmet Without a Home*, Hornblower, Infernal Impaler*, Killer's Kit, Kringle Collection, Lieutenant Bites, Lucky Shot*, Man in Slacks, Marshall's Mutton Chops, Mistaken Movember, Rebel Rouser*, Screamin' Eagle*, Shogun's Shoulder Guard, Slo-Poke*, Soldier's Slope Scopers*, Soldier's Sparkplug, Soldier's Stogie, Spook Specs*, Stainless Pot*, Steel Shako*, Tyrant's Helm*, Tyrantium Helmet*, Valley Forge*, War Pig*, Whirly Warrior*

Items you won't find

Armored Authority, Battle Bob, Big Daddy, Brain Bucket, Chief Constable, Chieftain's Challenge, Cross-Comm Crash Helmet, Defiant Spartan, Doe-Boy, Exquisite Rack, Fancy Dress Uniform, First American, Furious Fukaamigasa, Gilded Guard, Grenadier's Softcap, Hero's Hachimaki, Honcho's Headgear, Jumper's Jeepcap, Killer's Kabuto, Lone Survivor, Lord ♥♥♥♥♥wain's Novelty Mutton Chops and Pipe, Lord ♥♥♥♥♥wain's Pith Helmet, Lumbricus Lid, Sergeant's Drill Hat, Skullcap, Soldier's Stash, Stahlhelm, Stout Shako
The Pyro Crate
Items you can find

Air Raider, Apparition's Aspect, Backpack Broiler, Birdcage*, Blizzard Breather, Bolted Birdcage*, Bone Dome*, Brigade Helm*, Burning Bandana*, Burning Bongos, Coffin Kit, Combustible Kabuto*, Cremator's Conscience, El Muchacho, Electric Escorter*, Employee of the Mmmph*, Filamental, Firewall Helmet*, Flamboyant Flamenco*, Frymaster, Gas Guzzler, Googol Glass Eyes, Head Warmer*, Hive Minder*, Hottie's Hoodie*, Infernal Orchestrina, Jingle Belt, Last Breath, Little Buddy*, Lunatic's Leathers, Mair Mask, Metal Slug*, North Polar Fleece, Old Guadalajara*, Pampered Pyro*, Plumber's Pipe*, Pop-eyes, Pyro's Boron Beanie*, Pyrotechnic Tote, Respectless Robo-Glove*, Respectless Rubber Glove*, Rusty Reaper, Scrap Sack, Sengoku Scorcher, Smoking Skid Lid*, Sole Mate*, Soot Suit, Tiny Timber, Toy Tailor*, Trail-Blazer, Trickster's Turnout Gear, Wartime Warmth, Waxy Wayfinder*, Winter Wonderland Wrap, Wraith Wrap*

Items you won't find

Area 451, Attendant, Black Knight's Bascinet, Breather Bag, Bubble Pipe, Centurion, Charred Chainmail, Connoisseur's Cap, Dead Cone, DethKapp, Handyman's Handle, Madame Dixie, Mishap Mercenary, Moonman Backpack, Nabler, Napper's Respite, Nose Candy, Person in the Iron Mask, Prancer's Pride, Pyro's Beanie, Pyromancer's Hood, Pyromancer's Mask, Pyromancer's Raiments, Rail Spikes, Russian Rocketeer, Sight for Sore Eyes, Stately Steel Toe, Steel Sixpack, Torcher's Tabard, Triboniophorus Tyrannus, Vintage Merryweather, Whiskered Gentleman
The Demoman Crate
Items you can find

A Whiff of the Old Brimstone, Aladdin's Private Reserve, Allbrero*, Bearded Bombardier, Bird-Man of Aberdeen, Black Watch*, Bolted Bicorne*, Bolted Bombardier, Bomber's Bucket Hat*, Broadband Bonnet*, Buccaneer's Bicorne*, Bushi-Dou, Cool Breeze, Cyborg Stunt Helmet*, Dark Age Defender, Double Dog Dare Demo Pants, Double Dynamite, FR-0*, Frontier Djustice*, Gaelic Garb, Gaelic Golf Bag, Glasgow Great Helm*, Glengarry Bonnet*, HDMI Patch, Highland High Heels, Hurt Locher, Juggernaut Jacket, Liquor Locker, Pirate Bandana*, Prince Tavish's Crown*, Pure Tin Capotain*, Razor Cut*, Sangu Sleeves, Scotsman's Stove Pipe*, Scrumpy Strongbox, Seeing Double, Six Pack Abs, Snapped Pupil, Stormin' Norman*, Strontium Stove Pipe*, Stylish DeGroot*, Tartan Spartan*, Tartan Tyrolean*, Tavish DeGroot Experience*, Voodoo JuJu (Slight Return)*, Whiskey Bib

Items you won't find

Blind Justice, Bolgan, Carouser's Capotain, Conjurer's Cowl, Demoman's Fro, Hustler's Hallmark, King of Scotland Cape, Mann of the Seven Sees, Mask of the Shaman, Reggaelator, Rimmed Raincatcher, Samur-Eye, Scot Bonnet, Scotch Bonnet, Sober Stuntman, Storm Stompers, Sultan's Ceremonial, Tam O' Shanter, Tartan Shade, Tartantaloons, Tippler's Tricorne, Valhalla Helm
The Heavy Crate
Items you can find

Apparatchik's Apparel, Bear Necessities*, Bolshevik Biker, Borscht Belt, Bullet Buzz*, Bunsen Brave*, Combat Slacks, Eliminators Safeguard*, Fur-lined Fighter*, Gabe Glasses, Gone Commando, Gridiron Guardian*, Gym Rat*, Heavy Lifter, Heavy's Hockey Hair, Heavy-Weight Champ, Hunter Heavy, Katyusha*, Leftover Trap, Little Bear, Mann of the House, Minnesota Slick*, Officer's Ushanka*, One-Man Army*, Outdoorsman*, Rat Stompers, Red Army Robin, Sammy Cap*, Sandvich Safe, Sleeveless in Siberia, Soviet Gentleman*, Titanium Towel, Toss-Proof Towel, Tough Guy's Toque*, Trash Man*, Tsarboosh*, Tungsten Toque*, Tyurtlenek, War Goggles, Warmth Preserver, Yuri's Revenge

Items you won't find

Aqua Flops, Big Chief, Big Steel Jaw of Summer Fun, Brock's Locks, Cadaver's Cranium, Capo's Capper, Carl, Cold War Luchador, Copper's Hard Top, Coupe D'isaster, Der Maschinensoldaten-Helm, Die Regime-Panzerung, Dragonborn Helmet, Dread Knot, Football Helmet, Hard Counter, Heavy Artillery Officer's Cap, Heavy Duty Rag, Hound Dog, Hunger Force, Jungle Booty, Large Luchadore, Magnificent Mongolian, Old Man Frost, Pilotka, Pounding Father, Pugilist's Protector, Purity Fist, Security Shades, Siberian Facehugger, Siberian Sophisticate, Unshaved Bear, War Head
The Engineer Crate
Items you can find

Antarctic Researcher, Barnstormer*, Big Country*, Builder's Blueprints, Danger*, Data Mining Light*, Dogfighter, Dry Gulch Gulp, Egghead's Overalls, Ein, Endothermic Exowear, Engineer's Cap*, Face Full of Festive, Flared Frontiersman, Gold Digger, Idea Tube, Insulated Inventor, Joe-on-the-Go, Level Three Chin, Lonesome Loafers, Pardner's Pompadour*, Peacenik's Ponytail*, Pencil Pusher, Plug-In Prospector*, Pocket Purrer, Pocket Pyro, Professor's Peculiarity*, Safe'n'Sound*, Scotch Saver, Snow Stompers, Stocking Stuffer, Teddy Robobelt, Texas Half-Pants, Texas Slim's Dome Shine*, Texas Ten Gallon*, Texas Tin-Gallon*, Timeless Topper*, Tools of the Trade, Trash Toter, Trencher's Topper*, Trencher's Tunic, Virtual Reality Headset*

Items you won't find

Brainiac Goggles, Brainiac Hairpiece, Buckaroos Hat, Clubsy The Seal, Conagher's Combover, Cop Caller, Googly Gazer, Grizzled Growth, Hetman's Headpiece, Holstered Heaters, Hotrod, Industrial Festivizer, Last Straw, Mining Light, Mister Bubbles, Ol' Geezer, Pip-Boy, Prairie Heel Biters, Prize Plushy, Teddy Roosebelt, Thermal Insulation Layer, Vox Diabolus, Western Wear, Wingstick
The Medic Crate
Items you can find

A Brush with Death, Angel of Death, Archimedes, Baron von Havenaplane*, Byte'd Beak, Chronoscarf, Colonel's Coat, Couvre Corner, Das Fantzipantzen, Das Feelinbeterbager, Das Gutenkutteharen*, Das Hazmattenhatten*, Das Maddendoktor*, Das Metalmeatencasen, Das Naggenvatcher*, Das Ubersternmann*, Der Wintermantel, Doc's Holiday, Dough Puncher, Fashionable Megalomaniac, Gaiter Guards, Gentleman's Ushanka*, Halogen Head Lamp*, Heat of Winter, Heer's Helmet*, Mann of Reason*, Mecha-Medes, Medi-Mask, Medical Mystery, Medicine Manpurse, Nine-Pipe Problem, Nunhood*, Otolaryngologist's Mirror*, Platinum Pickelhaube*, Practitioner's Processing Mask, Ruffled Ruprecht, Slick Cut*, Smock Surgeon, Steam Pipe, Surgeon's Side Satchel, Surgeon's Stahlhelm*, Surgeon's Stethoscope, Teutonic Toque*, Titanium Tyrolean*, Vintage Tyrolean*, Virus Doctor*, Ward, Ze Übermensch

Items you won't find

Berliner's Bucket Helm, Blighted Beak, Combat Medic's Crusher Cap, Doctor's Sack, Foppish Physician, Geisha Boy, Gentleman's Gatsby, German Gonzila, Grimm Hatte, Medic's Mountain Cap, Physician's Procedure Mask, Planeswalker Helm, Pocket Heavy, Prussian Pickelhaube, Quadwrangler, Surgeon's Shako, Unknown Mann, Weather Master, Ze Goggles
The Sniper Crate
Items you can find

Archers Groundings, Birdman of Australiacatraz, Brim-Full Of Bullets*, Chronomancer, Cobber Chameleon, Cold Killer*, Crocodile Smile, Extra Layer, Falconer, Five-Month Shadow, Fruit Shoot*, Golden Garment, Huntsman's Essentials, Koala Compact, Letch's LED*, Li'l Snaggletooth, Liquidator's Lid*, Master's Yellow Belt, Outback Intellectual, Professional's Panama*, Ritzy Rick's Hair Fixative*, Scoper's Smoke, Shooter's Sola Topi*, Shooter's Tin Topi*, Sir Hootsalot, Snow Scoper, Soldered Sensei*, Swagman's Swatter*, Triggerman's Tacticals, Wet Works*, Your Worst Nightmare*

Items you won't find

Anger, Bloke's Bucket Hat, Bushman's Boonie, Bushman's Bristles, Criminal Cloak, Crocleather Slouch, Desert Marauder, Dread Hiding Hood, Larrikin Robin, Lone Star, Marksman's Mohair, Ol' Snaggletooth, Poacher's Safari Jacket, Professional's Ushanka, Steel Songbird, Stovepipe Sniper Shako, Sydney Straw Boat, Trophy Belt, Villain's Veil, Wally Pocket
The Spy Crate
Items you can find

After Dark, Au Courant Assassin, Aviator Assassin*, Backbiter's Billycock*, Backstabber's Boomslang, Base Metal Billycock*, Belgian Detective*, Blood Banker, Bootleg Base Metal Billycock*, Business Casual, Camera Beard, Counterfeit Billycock*, Cut Throat Concierge, Escapist, Harmburg*, Hat of Cards*, L'homme Burglerre*, L'Inspecteur*, Megapixel Beard, Napoleon Complex*, Pom-Pommed Provocateur*, Rogue's Brogues, Rogue's Robe, Scarecrow, Sky Captain, Sneaky Spats of Sneaking, Spectre's Spectacles

Items you won't find

Charmer's Chapeau, Cosa Nostra Cap, Dashin' Hashshashin, Détective Noir, Distinguished Rogue, Familiar Fez, Fancy Fedora, Frenchman's Beret, Janissary Ketche, Lacking Moral Fiber Mask, Lady Killer, Le Party Phantom, Made Man, Magistrate's Mullet, Nanobalaclava, Noh Mercy, Pocket Momma, Puffy Provocateur, Rogue's Col Roule, Stealthy Scarf
The Multi/All Crate
Things you can find

All-Father, Antlers, Balloonicorn, Battery Canteens, Beep Boy, Bonedolier, Bot Dogger*, Boxcar Bomber*, Breakneck Baggies, Brotherhood of Arms*, Brown Bomber*, Bruiser's Bandanna, Champ Stamp, Clan Pride, Coldsnap Cap*, Cotton Head*, Crone's Dome*, Cuban Bristle Crisis, Cute Suit, Dark Falkirk Helm*, Dead of Night, Deep Cover Operator*, Dictator, Dr. Whoa, Dual-Core Devil Doll, Executioner*, Exorcizor, Eye-Catcher, Federal Casemaker*, Flair!, Flashdance Footies, Frenchman's Formals, Galvanized Gibus*, Graybanns, Hat With No Name*, HazMat Headcase, Hong Kong Cone*, Hot Dogger*, Human Cannonball*, Itsy Bitsy Spyer, Killer Exclusive*, Kiss King*, Law*, Macho Mann, Marxman, Merc's Mohawk*, Merc's Muffler, Modest Metal Pile of Scrap*, Modest Pile of Hat*, Mustachioed Mann, Mutton Mann, Neckwear Headwear*, Noble Amassment of Hats*, Noble Nickel Amassment of Hats*, Ornament Armament, Photo Badge, Polar Pullover*, Powdered Practitioner*, Reindoonicorn, Rump-o'-Lantern, Salty Dog*, Snow Sleeves, Sole Saviors, Special Eyes, Spooky Sleeves, Sub Zero Suit, Teufort Tooth Kicker, Tipped Lid*, Toowoomba Tunic, Tough Stuff Muffs*, Towering Pillar of Hats*, Towering Titanium Pillar of Hats*, Toy Soldier*, Triad Trinket, Tuxxy, Viking Braider, Virtual Viewfinder, Vive La France*, Weight Room Warmer, Well-Rounded Rifleman*, Winter Woodsman*

Things you won't find

A Rather Festive Tree, Atomic Accolade, Awesomenauts Badge, Barely-Melted Capacitor, Baronial Badge, Bill's Hat, Bolgan Family Crest, Brütal Bouffant, Brimstone, Buck Turner All-Stars, Co-Pilot, Cockfighter, Company Man, Crafty Hair, Croft's Crest, Crosslinker's Coil, Crown of the Old Kingdom, Dadliest Catch, Deadliest Duckling, Deus Specs, Doublecross-Comm, Dr's Dapper Topper, Dr. Grordbort's Crest, Ellis' Cap, Faerie Solitaire Pin, Fortune Hunter, Glitched Circuit Board, Hardy Laurel, Heroic Companion Badge, Hillbilly Speed-Bump, Hitt Mann Badge, Horrific Headsplitter, K-9 Mane, Manniversary Paper Hat, Mark of the Saint, Menpo, Merc Medal, MK 50, Pocket Medic, Pocket Raiders, Point and Shoot, Private Eye, Professor's Pineapple, RoBro 3000, Scrap Pack, Smissmas Wreath, SpaceChem Pin, Spine-Chilling Skull, Spine-Cooling Skull, Spine-Tingling Skull, Spine-Twisting Skull, Summer Hat, Team Captain, That '70s Chapeau, The Athletic Supporter, Tomb Readers, Tux, Vigilant Pin, Voodoo Juju, Warsworn Helmet, Whale Bone Charm, Wilson Weave
What Unusual effects can be unboxed?

Generation 1, 2, and 3 effects are being unboxed. Briefly:

1st Gen: Burning Flames, Scorching Flames, Sunbeams, Vivid Plasma, Searing Plasma, Purple Energy, Green Energy, Haunted Ghosts, Purple Confetti, Green Confetti, Circling Heart, Circling Peace, Circling TF Logo, Massed Flies

2nd Gen: Stormy Storm, Blizzardy Storm, Smoking, Steaming, Bubbling, Orbiting Fire, Orbiting Planets, Nuts n' Bolts

3rd Gen: Cloud 9, Disco Beat Down, Miami Nights, Kill-a-Watt, Terror-Watt, Dead Presidents, Aces High

I heard the 'hatless' hats can be unusual but the effect won't show up in-game, is that true?

It was, but it has been patched so that the effects now show up. There was a rumor that they are no longer unboxable too, but the rumor is false.

What hats can be Unusual that were not previously unboxable?

The Baseball Bill's Sports Shine, Texas Slim's Dome Shine, and Ritzy Rick's Hair Fixative. Also, the Stylish Degroot seems to fit all the criteria for being unboxable as an Unusual (it has the 'hat' equip region), but as yet none have been unboxed.

What is my chance of getting a Strange, Unusual, or Strange Unusual?

It's a little early to say for sure, but it seems to be similar to the probabilities found in cases. I.e. ~90% chance of Unique, ~10% chance of Strange, ~1% chance of Unusual, and <0.1% chance of Strange Unusual. Good luck!

The [insert hat name here] is not listed! What gives?

There are too many hats to list all of them, I only included hats that most people might think are in the crate. I excluded all hats from 'tiered' cases and all the achievement hats. At the end of the day if the hat's not listed it isn't in the crate.

Battery Canteens? What are they doing there‽

Well, they are cosmetic (albeit equipped in the action slot rather than misc slot). They also have an accepted workshop submission, so are eligible to be included under the above criteria. The 'strange' thing about them is that Strange versions do not count anything and strange parts can not be applied to them. This may or may not be fixed by Valve in the future.

The Human Cannonball can be Strange but doesn't count anything! What's going on?

All cosmetics except the Human Cannonball have a 'kill_eater_score_type' attribute which is set to 64 (which counts points). This should be an easy and very quick fix on Valves end, whether they also fix them retroactively remains to be seen.

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BOT Bulldozer Apr 16 @ 6:48pm 
the actual chance is closer to .66% for an unusual.
interstellar-dioscuri Feb 2 @ 9:52pm 
I really want to unbox the Das Maddendoktor. I hope I'm lucky enough to get it on the first few tries...
j4ckman Dec 2, 2018 @ 8:18pm 
nope, all of the crates have the same chance of getting a unusual, (excluding unusualifers for taunts) which is believed to be 1%
ShinobiConeScout (LianJie) Dec 2, 2018 @ 6:40pm 
My friend told me there is a Higher (likely) chance to get an Unusual with only The scout crate, is this true? :crate:
Geddy LEE | Sep 25, 2018 @ 11:33pm 
then I got just tuxxy. ;(
j4ckman Sep 15, 2018 @ 9:34am 
i would assume yes, you can get halloween effects from these crates. all of the high tier traders saying "the halloween all class unusuals are safe" are going to be wrong sooner or later. the ONLY hats that are safe are limited halloween hats and halloween unusual miscs. other than that, 1 of 1 all class halloween hats will soon become 1 of 5 or 1 of 500. we shall see during halloween, i suspose.
Phantom Panther Sep 15, 2018 @ 7:12am 
It depends on what they decide for the year, I think. I think last year you couldn't get them. And I know one year it was only that one batch of community made Halloween effects ( starstorm effects, etc ). Other than that, I don't recall.
L-STIPS Sep 15, 2018 @ 4:46am 
Say if it was halloween and valve released old halloween effects (arcarna, spellbound, darkblaze etc.) would you be able to get those effects from these crates?
darkmatter_NoSkill Aug 29, 2018 @ 7:06am 
I think I will buy 50 keyless engineer crate and hope to unbox a uncle dane unusual
Phantom Panther Aug 22, 2018 @ 1:31am 
I meant the hate in general, not necessarily that you hate them, but it's nice to find someone else who doesn't hate them. I've only had one so far, one that I unboxed back before unusualifiers were a thing, but sold it so that I could buy other things and unbox more.

As for collecting things, I'm not sure how much I'm interested in the glitched items, although I kind of want an unusal Coldfront Curbstompers. I mainly want things that I like and may actually use, although I am rather obsessive, so that will be a lot ( provided I have enough funds to afford it, of course ). I also want to collect cheap things, just because I like them ( like unique crusader's crossbows ). Yeah, I'm quite the hoarder and enjoy collecting things. Thanks, I hope you have fun with your stuff too.