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Oktoberfest!
The Medic, proclaiming his favorite holiday.
Backpack Mildly Disturbing Halloween Mask.png
 Mildly Disturbing Halloween Mask 
Level 10 Holiday Hat
Holiday Restriction: Halloween / Full Moon
 
Brown paper never looked so mildly disturbing.

( Achievement Item: Not Tradable )

Holiday restrictions are used on items to enable players to equip them only for a specific holiday period. Holidays are special events in Team Fortress 2, commonly coinciding with a cultural holiday or birthday celebration.

Items with holiday restrictions will have the restriction denoted in their attributes as "Holiday Restriction: [name]". The restricting of items was first implemented with the Haunted Halloween Special Update in 2009.

Equipping an item with a Holiday restriction while that Holiday is not active will result in the item simply not appearing in the game world.

Halloween

The first holiday introduced to Team Fortress 2, the Halloween Holiday has historically taken place in the last two weeks of October and the first week of November. When the Halloween Holiday is in effect, Haunted Halloween Gifts will spawn on Mann Manor, Eyeaduct, Ghost Fort, and Helltower.

Past Halloween Dates

  • 2009: October 29 - November 9
  • 2010: October 27 - November 8
  • 2011: October 27 - November 6
  • 2012: October 26 - November 8
  • 2013: October 29 - November 11
  • 2014: October 29 - November 12
  • 2015: October 28 - November 12
  • 2016: October 21 - November 16

Full Moon

Main article: Full Moon

The Full Moon restriction was introduced with the 2011 Very Scary Halloween Special. All previous items that were restricted to just Halloween were updated to be equippable during both Halloween and Full Moon. The items will be available for use during Full Moons according to a formula that closely approximates the lunar calendar, or servers running Halloween mode.

Items restricted to Halloween and Full Moon

Wrap Battler Wrap Battler
B-ankh! B-ankh!
Futankhamun Futankhamun
Halloweiner Halloweiner
Horrific Head of Hare Horrific Head of Hare
Face Plante Face Plante
Faun Feet Faun Feet
Sprinting Cephalopod Sprinting Cephalopod
Hound's Hood Hound's Hood
Terrier Trousers Terrier Trousers
Alien Cranium Alien Cranium
Xeno Suit Xeno Suit
Biomech Backpack Biomech Backpack
Claws And Infect Claws And Infect
Crazy Legs Crazy Legs
Fowl Fists Fowl Fists
Head Hunter Head Hunter
Nugget Noggin Nugget Noggin
Talon Trotters Talon Trotters
Idiot Box Idiot Box
Steel Pipes Steel Pipes
Shoestring Budget Shoestring Budget
Zipperface Zipperface
Cadaver's Capper Cadaver's Capper
Freedom Feathers Freedom Feathers
Larval Lid Larval Lid
Spellbinder's Bonnet Spellbinder's Bonnet
Grub Grenades Grub Grenades
Lieutenant Bites the Dust Lieutenant Bites the Dust
Hardium Helm Hardium Helm
Hidden Dragon Hidden Dragon
Faux Manchu Faux Manchu
Jupiter Jumpers Jupiter Jumpers
Shaolin Sash Shaolin Sash
Space Bracers Space Bracers
Battle Bird Battle Bird
Ghoul Gibbin' Gear Ghoul Gibbin' Gear
Hellhunter's Headpiece Hellhunter's Headpiece
Supernatural Stalker Supernatural Stalker
Blazing Bull Blazing Bull
Fallen Angel Fallen Angel
Tail From the Crypt Tail From the Crypt
Plutonidome Plutonidome
Bozo's Bouffant Bozo's Bouffant
Corpsemopolitan Corpsemopolitan
Gothic Guise Gothic Guise
Macabre Mask Macabre Mask
Mucous Membrain Mucous Membrain
Raven's Visage Raven's Visage
Spectralnaut Spectralnaut
Beast From Below Beast from Below
Carrion Companion Carrion Companion
Creature From The Heap Creature From The Heap
Death Support Pack Death Support Pack
External Organ External Organ
Glob Glob
Grisly Gumbo Grisly Gumbo
Handhunter Handhunter
Hard-Headed Hardware Hard-Headed Hardware
Hollowhead Hollowhead
Maniac's Manacles Maniac's Manacles
PY-40 Incinibot PY-40 Incinibot
Rugged Respirator Rugged Respirator
Up Pyroscopes Up Pyroscopes
Burny's Boney Bonnet Burny's Boney Bonnet
Crispy Golden Locks Crispy Golden Locks
Abhorrent Appendages Abhorrent Appendages
Cauterizer's Caudal Appendage Cauterizer's Caudal Appendage
Monster's Stompers Monster's Stompers
Scorched Skirt Scorched Skirt
Vicious Visage Vicious Visage
Arsonist Apparatus Arsonist Apparatus
Creature's Grin Creature's Grin
Lollichop Licker Lollichop Licker
Moccasin Machinery Moccasin Machinery
Mr. Juice Mr. Juice
Vampyro Vampyro
Hovering Hotshot Hovering Hotshot
Hair of the Dog Hair of the Dog
Scottish Snarl Scottish Snarl
Pickled Paws Pickled Paws
Headtaker's Hood Headtaker's Hood
Mann-Bird of Aberdeen Mann-Bird of Aberdeen
Horsemann's Hand-Me-Down Horsemann's Hand-Me-Down
Parasight Parasight
Polly Putrid Polly Putrid
Squid's Lid Squid's Lid
Transylvania Top Transylvania Top
Cap'n Calamari Cap'n Calamari
Lordly Lapels Lordly Lapels
Eyeborg Eyeborg
Forgotten King's Pauldrons Forgotten King's Pauldrons
Forgotten King's Restless Head Forgotten King's Restless Head
Mannhattan Project Mannhattan Project
Aerobatics Demonstrator Aerobatics Demonstrator
Can Opener Can Opener
Soviet Stitch-Up Soviet Stitch-Up
Steel-Toed Stompers Steel-Toed Stompers
Grand Duchess Tiara Grand Duchess Tiara
Grand Duchess Fairy Wings Grand Duchess Fairy Wings
Grand Duchess Tutu Grand Duchess Tutu
Chicken Kiev Chicken Kiev
Horned Honcho Horned Honcho
Ivan The Inedible Ivan The Inedible
Last Bite Last Bite
Monstrous Mandible Monstrous Mandible
Bone-Cut Belt Bone-Cut Belt
Bull Locks Bull Locks
Immobile Suit Immobile Suit
Minsk Beef Minsk Beef
Buzz Killer Buzz Killer
Frontier Flyboy Frontier Flyboy
Legend of Bugfoot Legend of Bugfoot
Master Mind Master Mind
Grease Monkey Grease Monkey
Beep Man Beep Man
Garden Bristles Garden Bristles
Iron Fist Iron Fist
Soul of 'Spensers Past Soul of 'Spensers Past
Tiny Texan Tiny Texan
Final Frontier Freighter Final Frontier Freighter
Einstein Einstein
Dr. Gogglestache Dr. Gogglestache
Emerald Jarate Emerald Jarate
Alternative Medicine Mann Alternative Medicine Mann
Das Blutliebhaber Das Blutliebhaber
Medimedes Medimedes
Shaman's Skull Shaman's Skull
Trepanabotomizer Trepanabotomizer
Archimedes the Undying Archimedes the Undying
Second Opinion Second Opinion
Vicar's Vestments Vicar's Vestments
Teutonkahmun Teutonkahmun
Lo-Grav Loafers Lo-Grav Loafers
Ramses' Regalia Ramses' Regalia
Surgeon's Space Suit Surgeon's Space Suit
Herzensbrecher Herzensbrecher
Hundkopf Hundkopf
Kriegsmaschine-9000 Kriegsmaschine-9000
Templar's Spirit Templar's Spirit
Vampire Makeover Vampire Makeover
Vampiric Vesture Vampiric Vesture
Wings of Purity Wings of Purity
Holy Hunter Holy Hunter
Silver Bullets Silver Bullets
Garlic Flank Stake Garlic Flank Stake
Hallowed Headcase Hallowed Headcase
Sir Shootsalot Sir Shootsalot
Carious Chameleon Carious Chameleon
Cranial Conspiracy Cranial Conspiracy
Kanga Kickers Kanga Kickers
Marsupial Man Marsupial Man
Marsupial Muzzle Marsupial Muzzle
Mr. Mundee's Wild Ride Mr. Mundee's Wild Ride
Roo Rippers Roo Rippers
Scaly Scrapers Scaly Scrapers
Under Cover Under Cover
Griffin's Gog Griffin's Gog
Intangible Ascot Intangible Ascot
Hyperbaric Bowler Hyperbaric Bowler
Foul Cowl Foul Cowl
Candyman's Cap Candyman's Cap
Bountiful Bow Bountiful Bow
Bozo's Brogues Bozo's Brogues
Facepeeler Facepeeler
Nightmare Hunter Nightmare Hunter
Rogue's Rabbit Rogue's Rabbit
Shadowman's Shade Shadowman's Shade
Pin Pals Pin Pals
Candleer Candleer
Baphomet Trotters Baphomet Trotters
Ethereal Hood Ethereal Hood
Snaggletoothed Stetson Snaggletoothed Stetson
Mildly Disturbing Halloween Mask Mildly Disturbing Halloween Mask
Spy Mask Halloween Masks
Horseless Headless Horsemann's Head Horseless Headless Horsemann's Head
Seal Mask Seal Mask
MONOCULUS! MONOCULUS!
Boo Balloon Boo Balloon
Dead Little Buddy Dead Little Buddy
Unknown Monkeynaut Unknown Monkeynaut
Voodoo-Cursed Engineer Soul Voodoo-Cursed Soul
Birdie Bonnet Birdie Bonnet
Dark Helm Dark Helm
Haunted Hat Haunted Hat
Magical Mercenary Magical Mercenary
Manneater Manneater
One-Way Ticket One-Way Ticket
Tuque or Treat Tuque or Treat
Accursed Apparition Accursed Apparition
Beacon from Beyond Beacon from Beyond
Cryptic Keepsake Cryptic Keepsake
Guano Guano
Pocket Horsemann Pocket Horsemann
Quoth Quoth
Sackcloth Spook Sackcloth Spook
Unidentified Following Object Unidentified Following Object
Ghost of Spies Checked Past Ghost of Spies Checked Past
Hooded Haunter Hooded Haunter
Li'l Dutchman Li'l Dutchman
Dadliest Catch Dadliest Catch

TF Birthday

The TF Birthday celebrates the original release of the Team Fortress mod, and is activated on August 24th of every year. This Holiday can be enabled on other days on a per server basis by setting tf_birthday 1 in the server.cfg file.

Restricted items

Noise_Maker_-_TF_Birthday Noise Maker - TF Birthday

Winter

The Australian Christmas 2011 Update introduced the Winter holiday restriction.

Winter Historical Dates:

  • 2011: December 15th - December 31
  • 2012: December 20th - December 31
  • 2013: December 20th - December 31

Restricted items

Backpack Noise Maker - Winter Holiday.png Noise Maker - Winter Holiday