How to set a Kill Bind in TF2

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Team Fortress 2 is one of the most popular team-based multiplayer games on the market. Even years after its release, it continues to pull in players every day, and even I hop on to the game once in a while to have some fun with my friends.

During these sessions, my favorite thing to do with my buddies in custom lobbies is blow myself up before they try to claim my kill. The best part is that the animation for killing your avatar varies each time, providing some hilarious gameplay moments. To self-explode or self-terminate yourself in TF2, you must equip a Kill Bind key from the Advanced Settings menu.

How to equip a Kill Bind in TF2

To set a Kill Bind Key in TF2, follow the given steps.

  • Open Team Fortress 2 on your Desktop and reach the main menu.
  • Click on the Options icon present at the bottom of the screen.
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  • In the Options window, choose the Advanced option.
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  • Enable the developer console by ticking the checkbox. Select OK to save your settings.
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  • Press the ~ tilde icon on your keyboard to open the developer console window. 
  • In the input box, type in the command bind desiredbutton kill or bind desiredbutton explode. For example, if you want to equip x as your kill button, simply type bind x kill or bind x explode in the box.
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  • After typing the command, press the submit button to assign the key.

Remember, both commands will terminate your character instantly in the game. As the name suggests, the explode command will blow up your character, while the kill one will make your avatar take a gunshot or collapse instantly. 

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What is a Kill Bind in TF2?

As mentioned before, binding a key for killing or exploding your character on your demand in TF2 is colloquially called a Kill Bind. 

What is the purpose of keeping a Kill Bind in TF2?

Apart from having fun in custom matches, the main reason why players keep a kill bind is to reset with their team much faster on larger/longer maps. For example, if you are a lone player in the middle and most of your teammates are respawning, it's better to kill yourself to spawn along with your friends to reset.

For more on Team Fortress 2, check out Best TF2 Counters for Every Character or 11 Best TF2 trading websites on Pro Game Guides.

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Vignesh Raja started playing video games at age five and immediately fell in love with them. Though his adventure begins with story-based games like Total Overdose and Prince of Persia, he soon gravitated toward competitive FPS and simulation games. That passion led him to play multiple Esports titles like FIFA, Paladins, and Apex Legends on a semi-professional level since high school. Nowadays, he shares his competitive knowledge by coaching upcoming BR teams and writing guides for Valorant, BitLife, and Roblox.
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