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The Cow Head is a weapon in POSTAL 2.


The manual description:

The rotting, festering Cow Head can be tossed using the primary fire key or laid down gently on the ground using the secondary fire key. How does it work and what does it do? You figure it out, Sherlock.

The Cow Head is one of the more powerful weapons. It's unique compared to others, as it has a completely different usage. When thrown at a victim, it will make an orange mist spew from the head, causing the victim to panic and then eventually throw up blood before dying. The Cow Head itself can kill if it hits a person. However, if the Postal Dude walks into the orange mist, his health will rapidly decrease. It also has a secondary fire, in which Postal Dude will set the head down, allowing for it to be shot and explode into mist. If a Cow Head is set on fire, it will change its texture to a charred flesh texture and it will stop producing gas.

Cow heads can be picked up especially from stoves. One special cow head is placed on an altar in the Suburbs, and apparently those who were making offerings died from severe burns. Interestingly enough, a burned cat is the only survivor.

Equipping a diseased cow head and walking near bystanders will have them throw different comments against the Postal Dude, such as him being "unsanitary".


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    The disease in the Cow Head is anthrax.
  • Since the Cow Head is most commonly found on stoves, there is a possibility that most, if not every, burger the Postal Dude consumes is contaminated with anthrax.
  • The Cow Head originally looked very different from the one in the final version of the game.