The Dead Little Buddy is a community-created miscellaneous item for all classes. It is a ghost that hovers behind the user.
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 game via the Steam Workshop under the name "The Ghost of Updates Past".
October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special)
- The Dead Little Buddy was added to the game.
- The item was originally submitted with facial flexes that would emaulte the class' face animation (except the opposite emotion). These were dropped by Valve. This is why the Pyro's version of the item has a sewn mouth, as Pyro does not have facial flexing data.
- If worn by Demoman, the ghost will be missing his left eye.