Mann Manor

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Mann Manor
Mannmanor cp 01.png
Basic Information
Map Type: Control Point
File name: cp_manor_event
Developer(s): Valve
Tim "YM" Johnson
Alex "Rexy" Kreeger
Map Info
Environment: Halloween
Setting: Nighttime, overcast
Hazards: Pumpkin bombs,
Horseless Headless Horsemann,
Pit
Pyrovision: Yes
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Healthbar.png ×6   •   Healthpie.png ×9   •   Health Cauldron.png ×1
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Smallammo.png ×4   •   Mediumammo.png ×6   •   Largeammo.png ×2
TF2 crosshair.png Special: HauntedHalloweenGift.png   •   Pumpkin.png
Map Stamp
Item icon Map Stamp - Mann Manor.png
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Also, what's that behind you? Oh, it's just someone drinking a bottle of sparkling water. Oh wait it's a skeleton! [sound of creaking door]
— Scream Fortress

Mann Manor is a Halloween-themed Attack/Defend Control Point map introduced with the Scream Fortress Update on October 27, 2010 Patch. It is a Haunted version of Mountain Lab, the other winner of the TF2Maps.net Art Pass Contest.

Mann Manor is set at night in and around the old, decaying mansion of Redmond Mann. In keeping with the Halloween spirit, Pumpkin bomb hazards frequently spawn around the map and Halloween pumpkins can be dropped by killed players. During any round on a registered server with ten players or more, Haunted Halloween Gifts will appear at random locations, one at a time, for each player individually  –  only the player for which the gift has spawned will see the spawn and obtain notifications. Upon picking up the gift, the player will receive a class-based paper mask. Additionally, Mann Manor features the Horseless Headless Horsemann, a neutral boss that periodically spawns at contested points and mercilessly attacks players from both teams armed with his massive axe.

Horseless Headless Horsemann

Main article: Horseless Headless Horsemann
In-game screenshot

Mann Manor is the first map to feature an enemy like the Horseless Headless Horsemann – a giant, hostile entity that will chase and kill members of both teams. He has a great deal of health, can kill any player in just one attack, and moves as fast as the Scout. Additionally, the Horseless Headless Horsemann is capable of maneuvering around obstacles and climbing slopes, but cannot jump. Thus, defeating him requires a good deal of effort and cooperation from multiple players from either team.

The Horseless Headless Horsemann will spawn at whichever capture point is being disputed. He will single out and chase one player randomly determined to be "It", slaying any other players unfortunate enough to be caught between him and his target. A player who is "It" will be notified via an on-screen message and can be identified by a white skull and crossbones icon which floats above their head, similar to the effect from the Fan O'War. A player will be designated as "It" until he is killed, is far enough away from the Horseless Headless Horsemann, survives for 30 seconds, or is in an area inaccessible to the Horseless Headless Horsemann, such as the respawn room, in which case another player will be randomly assigned as "It". Additionally, a player can hit an enemy with a melee weapon to pass the "It" status to them.


Control Point Timing

Control Point Multiplier Seconds
Control Point A ×1
80 .000
×2
53 .333
×3
43 .636
×4
38 .400
Control Point B ×1
40 .000
×2
26 .667
×3
21 .818
×4
19 .200
Control Point C ×1
12 .000
×2
8 .000
×3
6 .545
×4
5 .760


Overview of the map.

Strategy

See Community Mann Manor strategy

Related achievements

See also: Obtaining Halloween achievements

Pumpkin.png Scarechievements

Attack o' Lantern
Attack o' Lantern
Cause the deaths of 5 players by exploding nearby pumpkin bombs.


Scared Stiff
Scared Stiff
Kill a player scared by a ghost.
Candy Coroner
Candy Coroner
Collect 20 Halloween pumpkins from dead players to unlock a hat.

Ghostchievements icon.png Ghostchievements

Sleepy Holl0WND
Sleepy Holl0WND
Kill the Horseless Headless Horsemann.


Gored!
Gored!
Collect the Horseless Headless Horsemann's Haunted Metal Scrap.
Masked Mann
Masked Mann
Collect the Haunted Halloween Gift in Mann Manor.

Gallery

Screenshots

Portraits

Concept art

Easter eggs

There are nine rubber duckies hidden throughout the map. While previous statements claim this is homage to a gaming community Rexy belonged to, he has stated this was merely a fun Easter egg and was implemented instead by YM. There are also other hidden animals, such as a spider and frog.

Update history

October 27, 2010 Patch (Scream Fortress Update)

  • Added Mann Manor to the game.

October 28, 2010 Patch

  • Improved clipping to prevent players from getting out of the map and to fix various exploit ledges.

October 29, 2010 Patch

  • Fixed players who are spectating teammates being able to collect the Haunted Halloween Gift in Mann Manor.

November 3, 2010 Patch

  • Fixed Engineers being able to build under the final capture point in Mann Manor.

August 27, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed players building in rafters.

Trivia

  • Originally, a version of the mansion chair prop existed with an animated sequence to make the chair "move" by itself several times over a 2-minute loop. This was cut from the shipped map, and appears only in the piano room of the contest entry version, artpass_ym.bsp.
  • Mann Manor is located in the city of Manne-upon-Thames.
  • Mann Manor is the birthplace of Redmond, Blutarch, & Gray Mann.

External links