- "Full-auto nail gun. Finish the job, with this slow firing, hard hitting projectile weapon."
- — In-game description
Unlike other submachine guns, the DIY 11 Renovator uses projectiles rather than hitscan, as it fires nails instead of conventional bullets. However, gravity does not affect the projectiles, similar to Banshii's energy balls. These nails move relatively fast, although the player still needs to lead shots against most moving targets farther than close range. The Renovator is a consistent three-shot-kill, but has no ability to penetrate any surfaces. Firing does not cause the player to show up on enemies' minimaps, despite the weapon being fairly loud with a distinct nailgun-like sound.
- "Solstice" can be seen on the receiver and many of the attachments, suggesting this is the weapon's manufacturer.