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Last Updated: 12-08-2020

HUD Information


A simplistic yet bold hud for TF2 made to cut out a lot of clutter included that of the stock hud. Comes with a range of various vivid colors associated with both low health as well as ammo to make important information easily accessible and noticeable.

The new rayshud installer is now available! Download it here:

HUD Features

Operating System Supported?
Resolutions Supported?
Miscellaneous Supported?
Custom Fonts  
Custom Menus  
Extra Scoreboards  
HUD Crosshairs  
Minmode Toggle  
Custom Materials  
Easy Customization  
Gamemodes Supported?
Capture the Flag  
Control Points  
King of the Hill  
Mann Vs. Machine  
Payload Race  
Player Destruction  
Robot Destruction  
Special Delivery  
Territorial Control  


* omp - For motivating me to start making my own hud, occasional reference, and inspiration.
* m0re - Inspiration, occasional reference.
* povohat - creator of PVHUD, inspiration, occasional reference.
* My team - For dealing with me and giving me constructive feedback all the time.
* Flame - If it weren't for your guide, I couldn't have made this at all. Thanks a million, man.
* clovervidia - For the updated closed captions. Check his Steam Guide on CC here.

Special Thanks

and YOU, for giving raysfire's HUD a shot. <3


rayshud v2020.0808
- Added a Filter button to the in-game chat.
- Added a button for reloading the HUD if there are visual glitches present.
- Added a dropshadow to the Ubercharge percentage, updated the Vaccinator UI.
- Added casual and competitive stats to the matchmaking dashboard.
- Backend changes to improve performance and loading times.
- Fixed item descriptions overlapping in the Mann Co. Catalogue.
- Fixed reserve ammo being cutoff if the value is high enough.
- Fixed the Overtime label overlapping with the server time label.
- Fixed the Phlog and Thermal Thruster meters in minmode.
- Fixed the item effect meters not being properly centered in minmode.
- Fixed the position of the count of players on the payload.
- Fixed the size of the badge seen on the post-match screen.
- Fixed visual issues related to the custom control point icons.
- Implemented Hypnootize's crosshair pack, which includes popular crosshairs including those previously packed with rayshud.
- Improved macOS compatibility, it still does not like Cerbetica but it's better.
- Increased the size of the item names in the loadout screen.
- Minor visual tweaks to the PDA and Taunt menus, scoreboard, team/class select, freezecam, item test, main menu pages, store, tournament and building panels.
- Removed unused files, images, fonts.
- Updated the look of the TargetID and the Friends list.
- Updated the main menu to use the recently updated Mute Player panel.
- Updated the position of the achievement tracker, buildings and player status effects.


The rayshud Installer has also been updated to version 4.2. This version fixes a number of major bugs from the previous release and is compatible with the most recent version of rayshud. If you already have the installer, you should receive a notification to update.
- Added the option to select the main menu background; modern, classic or TF2 default.
- Fixed an incorrect Ubercharge style being set from the one selected.
- Fixed the logger not logging when the user provides an invalid tf/custom directory.
- Fixed the transparent viewmodels option not working if there's no cfg folder
- Updated the GUI; increased app size, spacing out controls and adding a status bar.
- Increased the size of the layout, spacing out each individual option.
- Picking certain Ubercharge styles will now disable non-applicable color options.
- Updated the app to work with the new crosshair pack that has been added to rayshud.
- Updated default values to match those of the current version of rayshud.

User Comments

we know trash posted on 09-02-2017, 08:15 PM

Glad to see one of TF2's most iconic HUDs return. Thanks for all the hard work, dude.

Yuka posted on 10-02-2017, 04:42 AM

I just want to say thank you Rays for updating this hud over the years for us users that didn't know how to configure a hud of our own!

Thank you CriticalFlaw for keeping this hud updated for us!

Lillie posted on 10-02-2017, 09:33 PM

Boy, I'm glad to see this being updated again.

Giggy Bibo posted on 11-02-2017, 04:10 AM


Antwan posted on 11-02-2017, 07:45 AM

As a HUD Developer myself, it is fantastic and nostalgic to see a HUD I used as base to be finally updated!

¤Kidwolf354¤ posted on 11-02-2017, 07:21 PM

I'm glad to see this fantastic hud again, but I found a little bug. When you aim a target the health displays on left side of the screen

Torkoal :3 posted on 11-02-2017, 07:38 PM


Milky Ray posted on 11-02-2017, 11:33 PM

eve hud master race

A.e posted on 12-02-2017, 11:28 AM

Why the scoreboard default 6v6
How to enable 16v16 scoreboard

A.e posted on 12-02-2017, 11:33 AM

nvm didn't saw the toggle at menu screen. Thanks for good HUD Smile

Bec posted on 12-02-2017, 03:06 PM

some weapons textures are broken (like shotgun's texture) fix it pls

Bec posted on 12-02-2017, 03:16 PM

nevermind i've fixed it

sfx posted on 16-02-2017, 08:32 AM

thx for fixing 4:3

RabidDevil posted on 16-02-2017, 06:15 PM

I don't understand how to get minmode working so if any of you guys can help me on getting it, it would be appreciated.

RabidDevil posted on 16-02-2017, 06:16 PM

I would like my HUD to look like how it looks in the photos but when i downloaded the HUD, it just changed the fonts and nothing else.

TheBunk0Sh0w posted on 22-02-2017, 02:45 PM

how do i get the welcome back

snoW_ posted on 23-02-2017, 05:14 PM

how to get that cursor

SOVIET PANCAKE posted on 25-02-2017, 02:20 AM

any way to get the welcome back text on the main menu?

Pixel Snowy posted on 25-02-2017, 01:07 PM

where is my profile icon in the main menu?

ReaperOW77 posted on 28-02-2017, 01:53 PM


муѕт posted on 03-03-2017, 06:43 AM

could u fix the casual countdown for 10 9 and 8 the size is different from the shadow.

Chiefdog posted on 03-03-2017, 06:05 PM

Anyone having trouble with minimode?

Nut | posted on 04-03-2017, 12:07 AM

Idk if there's a place to report bugs, and I'm too lazy to look farther than this page, so I'm just going to say it here. When picking up spells, the spell icon doesn't show up on the hud. It's really bugging me, so please fix it as soon as possible, if you don't mind anyway. Thanks!

Burakki posted on 05-03-2017, 10:59 AM

just want to mention the main menu doesnt change. its still Normal menu... is there anything i have to do or is it a problem with the hud?

Burakki posted on 05-03-2017, 11:01 AM

Nevermind i fixed it

муѕт posted on 08-03-2017, 07:11 AM

could you fix the casual countdown and medic charge not having a shadow

Scones posted on 19-03-2017, 01:45 PM

Would prefer if custom crosshair used fog's custom crosshair

Mash posted on 04-04-2017, 12:14 AM

I like this hud but it's keep crashing for me.

Blank_ posted on 12-04-2017, 08:50 PM

For some reason I can't see the hp for other players as spy. Help?

Lanze Das Igel | posted on 19-04-2017, 11:22 PM

RaysHud doesn't load correctly. I made sure I got rid of my old hud, and I used RaysHud once before and it worked fine, but now it has both a mix of RaysHud and TF2's default hud. If there is any fix please let me know. Smile

Noend posted on 22-04-2017, 03:07 PM

Great hud, used it for many years. The only thing that I think is missing is that right now you can't customize your ping limit in casual. There's no button to do that in rayshud, but you can find it in default hud.

Gay Lord posted on 26-04-2017, 05:07 AM

The README says there is a "minmode" folder but there is no folder named that in the download..

scaredy★cat posted on 31-05-2017, 02:05 AM

yea unfortunately all it did for me was change the font and background...

bLa posted on 12-06-2017, 05:05 AM

This is one of my favorite HUDs of all time. Though it doesn't work when you try to close the "news" panel on the classic main menu. Also, the HUD would look nicer with ZimHUD control point icons.

Mister Void posted on 13-06-2017, 01:16 AM


муѕт posted on 20-06-2017, 11:07 AM

"the casual countdown for 10 9 and 8 the size is different from the shadow." is still not fixed

Hawke posted on 21-06-2017, 05:04 AM

I noticed a smallish bug that may be a problem depending on the situation. When I am alive, I cannot see my teammates' health, though I can see the health of friendly buildings, and can see the health when spectating and while dead.

[HK]Anson333FTW posted on 24-06-2017, 03:49 PM

try clicking on the date on the main menu

Diabocal posted on 17-07-2017, 04:07 PM

The Hud is broken for me and I'm on windows.Plus before I for some reason deleted it and now it won't work.

trevogee posted on 04-09-2017, 09:37 PM

pls make it mac compatable

door knnnob posted on 21-10-2017, 06:08 PM

Not a big deal, but the campaign coin/thing next to your rank is a little off when you try to click it.

Razeroxs posted on 21-10-2017, 09:43 PM

When you try to click the notification icon, it is covered by the menu, I can send a screenshot of what I mean.

CruelPoke posted on 21-10-2017, 10:55 PM

Maybe you can add transparent viewmodels with it?

Adestix posted on 21-10-2017, 11:12 PM

Why is the preview war paints button in the items screen gone?

✦ Ryzэn posted on 21-10-2017, 11:45 PM

So im in 4:3 1280:1024 stretched and i can see the xp bar but not the badge. And the notifications appear between the Replay/Option tabs.

CriticalFlaw posted on 22-10-2017, 09:57 PM

The new item notifications window and war paint have been fixed as of the latest version. please redownload

°treetoon posted on 23-10-2017, 05:11 PM

it's a bit broken for me, might be the resolution I use

Chill in posted on 28-10-2017, 05:28 PM

how do i put the damage done over my health bar?

Maria posted on 29-10-2017, 07:53 AM

Can't see my hp or ammo? Any help?

Master Penetrate posted on 29-10-2017, 11:02 AM

Just awesome,thank you CriticalFlaw for your hardwork!

ElDoctorWho posted on 29-10-2017, 08:22 PM

why did you remove the console button ?

[Takeover] Bearbro | posted on 30-10-2017, 12:40 AM

Is there a way I could keep the default main menu?

(SDLG)El sucio Dan posted on 31-10-2017, 12:39 AM

i cant see the contracker

Orca posted on 04-11-2017, 02:30 AM

Si I just installed my first HUD ever and this is the one I went with. I love it-- but I can't figure out how to fix this problem. It appears that the Spy Disguise Hud Indicator (the white outline of a spy) isn't showing up. Is that because of the HUD? How do I fix this? This indicator is super helpful for me because it gives me a visual que as to when I'm fully disguised...

Here's that the indicator should look like-- instead it's not there at all

Orca posted on 04-11-2017, 03:31 AM

Disregard the above question.. I figured out how to enable it, which is nice. The new question is how can I scale down the spy outline graphic so that it's not so huge??

Alt227 posted on 11-11-2017, 10:33 PM

needs to be updated to remove jungle inferno menu characters

wayevs posted on 15-11-2017, 04:21 AM

Can you bring back seeker's crosshair? Just randomly disappear from the hud entirely.

WankaIsTooDumb ( •_•) posted on 03-12-2017, 04:14 AM

Do i can customize this hud?
And how?

bLa posted on 13-12-2017, 07:36 PM

The right half of the main menu's friends panel doesn't seem to work (i.e. can't "select" any friends to invite to your lobby)

CriticalFlaw posted on 19-12-2017, 04:07 AM

that's been fixed

MrPalmtreee posted on 30-12-2017, 03:00 PM

can someone tell me how to change this HUD's background pic and if i can remove main menu characters

MrGaby5290 posted on 02-01-2018, 05:55 AM

Hey my Aussy Minigun is Silver

Jungle Inferno posted on 03-02-2018, 12:12 PM

The hp of my teammates wont show up even if they my crosshair is over them sometimes. It is my favourite hud so I hope this will be fixed soon thanks

Lyra~ posted on 10-03-2018, 06:42 AM

Oddly when I go into the inventory to change weapons; hovering over the weapon doesn't show the info "box"- just the text of the item with no background; clashing with the items under it-- its very obtrusive and hard to tell what you're even clicking on in your inventory. A screenshot is show below:

Hopefully its not too hard to fix; I love the hud Otherwise. :3

Plastoquinone posted on 13-03-2018, 03:06 PM

rayshud is straight up the total best! No clutter, plain design but very effective, and gameplay elements are much easier to see.

❤ spaghetti ❤ posted on 20-03-2018, 02:50 AM

rayshud is overall really smooth and good looking but you really really need to fix the intel location ui for ctf maps please

PɑrԲrɛɛ ✯ posted on 29-03-2018, 01:22 PM

Great , i repeat, GRREEEAATTTTTTTT.
but it is not working so well with the matchmaking update, it doesent show the level, or the hud it self. (28/03/2018 update)

mëllø. posted on 07-04-2018, 03:11 PM

When I'm playing medic.. My team mate hp that I'm healing show half of the hp cross.. Not full of it. Nonetheless, great work CriticalFlaw! (≧∇≦)/

☜❶☞ -Dreamer☜❶☞GrowtopiaJe posted on 09-04-2018, 08:51 PM

I'm Playing Scout And I'm Chaging Slot Weapon On Evil Milk And I'm see Missing Texture On Evil Milk, Fix This Bug Please, But This Hud Nice.

CriticalFlaw posted on 17-04-2018, 01:45 PM

Missing textures are an engine bug, not HUD related.

mëllø. posted on 25-04-2018, 07:43 AM

What about my comment ^^^? Sad

[O.F.S.O.] Sp103_ posted on 02-05-2018, 05:20 PM

It doesn't work on my pc I installed following the guides i searched on youtube but nothing worked

Max (2) posted on 03-05-2018, 10:53 PM

sometimes dont appear the ammo and HP

Misery posted on 22-05-2018, 06:54 PM

Tried everything nut still cannot get the HUD to appear.

NGS | Blitz posted on 31-05-2018, 07:45 PM

the hud is broken

NGS | Blitz posted on 31-05-2018, 07:46 PM

for not showing custom background

NGS | Blitz posted on 31-05-2018, 07:47 PM

and menu screen
p.s am using windows 10

DrinkinTea posted on 07-06-2018, 11:16 PM

ammo and health don't work , when i hit something i get fps drop... etc

Womble posted on 09-06-2018, 04:31 AM

Hey, I love this Hud. There is one thing, could you upload screenshots showing the customization options? I'm too lazy to try them out Smile

fadedambassad0r posted on 15-06-2018, 05:41 PM

So, when I go into my game using this, there are still aspects of the default hud in my hud, like the red/blu boxes and the health cross. Help?

Sedweel posted on 16-06-2018, 11:18 AM

Why is there no workshop button on the main menu?

HoovyIsSpy CZ posted on 12-07-2018, 02:58 PM

I have problem with the hud. So when i launch the game there is a white screen at the menu. I can see casual rank, gamemode selection and quit button. So i delete it. Can someone help me fix this?

Kyonitete posted on 13-07-2018, 05:32 PM

Thanks for the sneaky fixes, I really appreciate it. <3

=WL= kosmonautas | posted on 19-07-2018, 03:56 PM

Call me stupid, but where could I find the adjustments for 4:3 screen ratio with this HUD.


CriticalFlaw posted on 23-07-2018, 10:45 PM

4:3 files have been merged into the base rayshud, they're not required anymore

ItzPezus posted on 24-07-2018, 01:23 AM

How do I make the loading bars of the objects have those letters?

XHoovy posted on 24-07-2018, 01:51 PM

update screenshots

just m1 + w posted on 07-08-2018, 05:29 PM

thanks for madeing thish hud one of better huds

Credit To Team posted on 09-08-2018, 10:13 AM

please can you add support of the czech language to the menu, thank you

DavidGaming posted on 13-08-2018, 08:16 AM

This Is Probably One Of The Best HUDs On This Entire Site.
The Menus Are CLEAN, In Game HUD Is Not Filled With Unnecessary things, And The Font Is Quite Nice Too.
If You Are Looking For A TF2 HUD That Is Easy On The Eyes And Looks INCREDIBLY GOOD, RaysHUD Might Be The HUD For You!
My Final Rating: 9/10 - It's Not The Best HUD Ever, But It's Close.
I Am Looking Forward To Future Updates For RaysHUD And Will Test Them Out Whenever I Can.

nerd posted on 14-08-2018, 12:19 AM

Can someone tell me please if there is a easy to make the ammo and reserve ammo change from green/blue to just white? I've been using this hud before jungle inferno and thought that it might look better this way.

Bob The Scout posted on 17-08-2018, 12:51 AM

Would be nice if the player model is shown on the HUD was in its original position. The only reason this comment is being made is because I don't know how to edit the hud lmao

[LMAO] Spy dies in infinity war posted on 20-08-2018, 01:23 PM

On mac I cant use thincircle, I go to text edit and i put a 1 on visible and the other one below it, but when i go on to tf2 and type hud_reloadscheme it doesn't work, anybody have a fix?

=WL= kosmonautas | posted on 23-08-2018, 07:50 AM

@[LMAO] Spy dies in infinity war
Quote: "On mac I cant use thincircle, I go to text edit and i put a 1 on visible and the other one below it, but when i go on to tf2 and type hud_reloadscheme it doesn't work, anybody have a fix?"

Mate, sorry, just go look in the HUD features under the HUD Information tab, Supported Operating Systems. What is Mac marked with? It's a red cross. THAT MEANS THAT THE HUD IS NOT SUPPORTED ON MAC. And in all honestly, apple products s*** a large d***!

And just because I'm a nice man, before editing the file, QUIT TF2! Edit, SAVE it, boot up TF2 again. Maybe that works then. But in all honestly, read the fucking information tab mate!

RexTerm | posted on 05-09-2018, 06:12 PM

Need help with the hud, upon clicking "Find a game" overlay doesnt fully extend full screen - (an averagely sized margin at the bottom.)

f. posted on 26-12-2018, 01:40 AM

Cerbetica and Cerbetica Bold aren't working. I've tried getting help from a lot of different places and even edited the hud files themselves. Nothing's worked. If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it!

MrSpawning | posted on 07-04-2019, 08:37 PM

All the text is slightly lowered for me, and basically, it cuts off because it's too low, do I only have this problem or more people are having it?

CriticalFlaw posted on 09-04-2019, 02:30 PM

The issue with the font has been corrected. Apologies for any inconvenience.

pyroman50 posted on 14-04-2019, 02:36 AM

customizations dont work? i put them in the ui folder and nothing changes?

CriticalFlaw posted on 14-04-2019, 02:08 PM

You have to remove the -broesel, -cross, -minimal etc. tags from the customization files when you copy them to the ui folder

pyroman50 posted on 15-04-2019, 07:11 AM

do i have to delete the original or should i join it with the customization?

CriticalFlaw posted on 15-04-2019, 06:54 PM

You can delete the original, the customization folder has a copy of them.

pyroman50 posted on 20-04-2019, 01:56 AM

how to change health and ammo colors?

Lax2 posted on 13-05-2019, 11:40 PM

What are the files that determine the passtime hud elements?

DragonKnight posted on 11-06-2019, 05:08 PM


BrøHighVlady posted on 18-06-2019, 11:36 AM

I liked but how I can put a crosshair like Uncle Dane?

Roverz posted on 13-08-2019, 05:16 PM

i love the old menu feature, but please please please add a console button on it

scoutbirb posted on 16-03-2020, 08:55 PM

does it work with controller

CriticalFlaw posted on 12-04-2020, 06:38 PM

For anyone using an older version of the installer (3.3.1 and lower), please update to the latest version as the older installers are no longer compatible with rayshud versions v2020.0412 and will cause multiple issues. posted on 13-04-2020, 12:41 AM

it doesnt hork for me why

Th3Dr4g0nF0x posted on 13-04-2020, 01:39 AM

it can be the best hud if it would work on pass time.

VietnaZz posted on 14-04-2020, 05:42 AM

Everything works fine, its just control points where the controls becomes errors when someone is capping it. Anyway of fixing?

CriticalFlaw posted on 14-04-2020, 06:52 PM

An update was released to fix the control point issue (v2020.0414)

_Jason_ posted on 15-04-2020, 07:35 PM

Great to see the comeback , Flaw. Stay safe mate Smile

cooper posted on 16-04-2020, 07:26 AM

there is a bug whit the hud. there is no capter image for game modes like koth, cp and tc (e.g when a team its trying to cap a point there is no image for it so you cant tell how much has been captured and what team is caping it just shows pink and black square as if that tectsuer is missing. just trying to help and hope you see this and can fix it

Th3Dr4g0nF0x posted on 19-04-2020, 03:08 AM

uhh the hud has a bug, when a team is capping a koth or a 5cp / attack & defend point, it shows missing textures

Thegaminglemons posted on 17-05-2020, 06:06 AM

does this work on mac

Wand posted on 11-06-2020, 10:22 AM

@CriticalFlaw Hello I used to use this HUD back when raysfire was still maintaining it. I've just started using it again. I am curious as to why the damage numbers are underneath the ammo instead of the health. Is there a reason for that? Also great work on keeping this HUD updated. Keep it up!

Wand posted on 11-06-2020, 09:24 PM

Also there might be a "bug" with the tournament spectator HUD. The health values are supposed to be white but for some reason they "randomly" turn green even when people are not overhealed. Could you look into this when you have time?

Acorus Calamus posted on 07-07-2020, 02:21 PM

Damn if only I knew where that beautiful and amazing place is....
Anyone know where that background photo is taken?

Piachu :D posted on 13-07-2020, 09:17 PM

Hey i have a problem because when i drop rayshud files into tf/custom and close it i open up tf2 and still have the default tf2 hud instead of rays hud can anyone help please?

T h o n k D i o | posted on 21-07-2020, 12:24 PM

Prob u didn't see a hud file there posted on 11-08-2020, 04:42 PM

hey how I change the background of the menu why would I like the one in the image? posted on 11-08-2020, 04:42 PM

hey how I change the background of the menu why would I like the one in the image?

grape juice posted on 12-08-2020, 07:13 PM

where do i see how many kills i have on the scoreboard

Playerover1 posted on 13-08-2020, 08:03 PM

OK so the Mann vs. Machine menu when you win is broken and you can't exit it. Other than that it's great to see the developer still updating the game.

Playerover1 posted on 13-08-2020, 08:06 PM

I see no difference when I toggle minimal mode.

Alex (11) posted on 19-08-2020, 12:24 AM

For some reason all my pistols have missing textures and only happens on this hud could you eventually fix this or tell me how to fix this? Thanks

Žambrk posted on 24-08-2020, 07:53 PM

Yo @CriticalFlaw, anywehere I can download old versions of rayshud, 2016/17 versions?

Red car posted on 28-08-2020, 05:06 AM

everytime i play the game with this hud always crashed

Dorime404 (futuro cambio de nomb posted on 24-09-2020, 02:45 AM

Hey umm in when i play tf2 whit this hud almost every texture that reflect something appears whit missing texture

Torre_Gamer131232 [] posted on Yesterday, 12:05 AM

if you can, could you add the characters image on the main menu? At least make a alternative version with 'em

Mr.lush posted on 6 hours ago

what happened to the thin circle crosshair, I cant find it. did you change the names or did you remove it?




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