Dead Little Buddy
The Dead Little Buddy is a community-created cosmetic item for all classes. It is a glowing smiling ghost with yellow eyes and chains dangling from it that hovers behind the user. When worn by the Pyro, the ghost will have a zipped up mouth, and when worn by the Demoman, it will have a zipped up left eye.
This item can only be worn around Halloween or during a Full Moon; at other times of the year, it does not appear in gameplay, unless the server has Halloween mode enabled. However, it can be equipped at any time and can still be viewed on the loadout screen even when it is not visible during games.
The Dead Little Buddy was contributed to the Steam Workshop under the name "The Ghost of Updates Past".
- The Dead Little Buddy was added to the game.
- [Undocumented] Changed the Dead Little Buddy's item type from "Badge" to "Ghost".
- This item's original name is a reference to the Ghost of Christmas Past, a character in A Christmas Carol.
- The item was originally submitted with facial flexes that would emulate the class' face animation (except the opposite emotion). These were dropped by Valve.