Cursed Cove

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Cursed Cove
Pd cursed cove event.png
Basic information
Map type Player Destruction
File name: pd_cursed_cove_event
Release date: October 19, 2018
Last updated: October 30, 2018
Developer(s): Louie "bakscratch" Turner
Juha "Jusa" Kuoppala
Sean "boomsta" Troehler
Jordan "Hex" LeBlanc
Zach "Exactol" Matuson
Nick "Bobby BodyOdor" Baker
Duncan "Magnus" Welch
Nathan "Yacan1" Dadey
Roniña "Py-Bun" Rodriguez
Map Info
Environment: Ghost town
Setting: Night
Hazards: Explosive Barrels, Drowning
Pitfall, Shrinking Water
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Smallhealth.png ×12  •  Mediumhealth.png ×9
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Smallammo.png ×3   •   Mediumammo.png ×13   •   Largeammo.png ×1
TF2 crosshair.png Special: Pumpkin.png
Map Photos
Menu photos pd cursed cove event.png
Map Overview
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Map Stamp
Item icon Map Stamp - Cursed Cove.png
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Davy Jones is running out of souls to pay for his Locker so the players must help him out as much as they can....
Steam Workshop description

Cursed Cove is a community-made Player Destruction Halloween map released during the Scream Fortress 2018 update. As the name implies, it is set in a haunted, cursed cove. The goal is to collect the dropped souls of dead players and carry them to Davy Jones' Locker, which can only be accessed when the Flying Dutchman appears.

Davy Jones acts as an Announcer, his dialogs letting players know when the Flying Dutchman appears and when they will be forced out of the Locker.

Cursed Cove was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Davy Jones' Locker

Davy Jones' Locker is the undersea Underworld space where players deliver picked up souls for scoring. The Locker is accessed only by touching the Flying Dutchman, which appears in the upperworld for only 40 seconds out of every 110 seconds. Upon entry, players spawn in Grottoes on opposite sides of the Locker and receive buffs: players entering at full Heath receive an Overheal and a very brief Invulnerability while injured players receive only a brief Healing. The soul Delivery Zone is the Forecastle and Main Deck of the Sunken Ship, but souls may be delivered only by members of the team that has complete control of the Delivery Zone; the presence of one enemy in the delivery zone prevents delivery. Souls carried by a player in the Delivery Zone are delivered one at a time, about one each second. After the Flying Dutchman leaves the upperworld, the Drowning sea begins to close in on the Locker. Players exit the Locker back to the upperworld either by using the glowing white portal in the Quarterdeck or by being kicked out by Davey Jones. Upon their return, the exiting players receive several seconds of Invulnerability and Critical hits. Exiting players at full Heath receive an Overheal, while the injured ones receive only a brief Healing.


Note: This section is still under construction, and needs to be expanded with more locations and more in-depth/better descriptions.

The Beach: A sandy beach with calm waters that extends from the BLU to the RED side of the map.

The Docks: The spawning point of the Flying Dutchman; two stone docks, each with a wooden shack containing a small health kit, and stairs that lead to the sands in between the docks.

The Port: a wide, open yard with a palm tree and a big rock with crates around it near the Docks. Two wooden cranes can be seen here, one atop a building on the RED side and one atop the Gate.

The Gate: An archway with a wooden gate that connects the Port to the Courtyard. A corridor with an overview of the Port passes over the Gate, and thin planks connect it to the bell tower's bell.

The Courtyard: a wide, open yard with a bell tower in its center, which can be climbed through a series of ramps. Hitting the bell will cause it to ring. The Flying Dutchman will sail through the big gate with a cart in front of it and leave the map; players wishing to deliver souls will have to wait until the ghost ship reemerges on the Docks.

Davy Jones' Locker is the undersea Underworld space accessed by touching the Flying Dutchman:

  • The Sunken Ship lies in the center of the Locker.
  • The Main Deck and the Forecastle form the Delivery Zone for the Souls.
  • Thermal Vents lie either side of the Forecastle.
  • Players spawn into Grottoes under the giant Skulls.
  • The Bow Flank passes between Grottoes under the Sunken Ship's Bow (forward of the stump of the foremast).
  • Davy Jones stands on the Quarterdeck, which contains the glowing white Exit Portal.
  • The Stern Flank passes behind the Sunken Ship's Stern, behind and below the Quarterdeck.
  • Battlements are provided by the Seamounts (between the Sunken Ship and each Grotto) and the Coral Shelves (over the Bow Flank).
  • Players should take care not to fall into the deadly Abyss.
  • The Locker will start to fill with water after some time has passed, and players outside the safe zone will start to drown very quickly. A while after that, Davy Jones will pull any remaining players towards the Exit Portal.


Main article: Community Cursed Cove strategy

Update history

October 19, 2018 Patch (Scream Fortress 2018)
  • Added Cursed Cove to the game.

October 25, 2018 Patch

  • Fixed projectiles colliding with the waves at the shore.
  • Fixed projectiles colliding with the capzone mist effect in locker.
  • Fixed players sometimes getting stuck when exiting the locker.
  • Adjusted particles on the pickups.
  • Increased music volume.
  • Added sound to the ship moving through the town (Thanks Spipper).
  • Added sound to the zone closing in the locker.
  • Optimization tweaks.
  • Various small detail fixes.

October 30, 2018 Patch

  • Fixed missing materials.


  • One of the lines Davy Jones says to the losing team is "[he] hadn't expected much help after nine years of waiting[...]". This is a reference to the developer commentary, in which Gabe Newell says that "After nine years [of Team Fortress 2 being] in development, hopefully it will have been worth the wait".
  • Occasionally, Davy Jones will announce the arrival of his ship by shouting "We are in the ship!". This a nod to the famous joke involving one of the lines spoken by the announcer at Watergate.
  • If Davy Jones is shot for 500 damage he will say "Ya can't kill me! I'm already dead!".
  • Shooting the skull on a pole behind Davy Jones will trigger the voice line "Aaah no! My first mate!".
  • A bloody Yeti hand print can be found outside playable space.


See also