Gravestone

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Gravestone
Pl rumble event.png
Basic information
Map type Payload
File name: pl_rumble_event
Release date: October 19, 2018
Last updated: October 30, 2018
Developer(s): Tomi "ICS" Uurainen
Riley "Sheltr" Aanestad
Michał "AsG_Alligator" Byczko
Zach "Exactol" Matuson
Liam “Diva Dan” Moffitt
Map Info
Environment: Halloween
Setting: Nighttime, overcast
Deep Water: No
Hazards: Bubbling Cauldron, Saw blades,
Pumpkin bombs, Ghosts,
Skeletons, Merasmus,
MONOCULUS, Pitfall,
Stygian waters
Underworld Health drain,
Horseless Headless Horseman,
Visual effects only:
Steam, Shake
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Smallhealth.png ×8   •   Mediumhealth.png ×5   •   Largehealth.png ×2
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Smallammo.png ×1   •   Mediumammo.png ×8   •   Largeammo.png ×5
TF2 crosshair.png Special: Gargoyle Ghost.png   •   Pumpkin.png
Map Photos
Menu photos pl rumble event.png
Push the scrumpy bottle cart into the RED teams cauldron and ruin their cooking!
Gravestone — opening instructions to BLU

Gravestone is a community-created Payload Halloween map added in the Scream Fortress 2018 update. It is "the 3rd installment of the Stone™ Series! A barrel born 2nd cousin of the maps Hellstone and Brimstone, from the deep waters of the underworld!"[1]

To win the round, BLU must push the scrumpy into the giant witch's cauldron. Magic Spells spawn from cauldrons scattered around the map. Ghosts wander the map. MONOCULUS and the Horseless Headless Horseman may appear.

Gravestone was contributed to the Steam Workshop. It is a Halloween version of the unreleased custom map Rumble.

Witching Hour

Every Witching Hour, accompanied by the sounds of either witch cackles or the Misfortune Teller, two doors and three coffin lids around the map open white portals through which players can enter an Underworld Island. Players entering the Island at full Heath receive an Overheal and a very brief Invulnerability while injured players receive only a brief Healing. While on the Island There, players suffer Underworld Health drain and are killed if they touch the Stygian waters; however, they may pick up respawning Rare Magic Spells there before dying or exiting. Players that use the glowing white exit portal receive Overheal, Invulnerability, and Critical hits.

  • This Witching Hour runs 23.5 seconds about every 3 and a half minutes.
  • The Island is one of the locations for the Soul Gargoyle spawns.

Graveyard

Entering a purple MONOCULUS portal takes players to a small Graveyard. Players entering the Graveyard receive an Overheal[unconfirmed]. When the MONOCULUS tele-portal opens, there is one Rare Magic Spell spawned for a player to pick up; however, when MONOCULUS death-portal opens, there are five Rare Magic Spell to pick up! The Graveyard may be exited through the glowing white portal surrounded by Pitfall. Players that use that exit portal receive a brief Healing.

Bumper Car Race

When a Payload round ends, all players are transported to a Mansion in the Underworld. Winners of the Payload round are given a head start in a Bumper Car Race to the top floor of the Mansion. Shortly after the start, Merasmus and Skeletons appear in the Yard, following the racers and attacking the slowpokes whose only defense is to drive! Shortly after a player wins the race, two more Skeletons appear in the circles near the finish line and work their way down to wipe out the remaining losers.

Locations

The map has three distinct sections for the Payload. Locations are also given for the Bumper Car Race:

TICK TOCK CLOCK HILL (A)

  • The BLU Spawn with exits, from inside right to left, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
  • The Shack contains large Health and Ammo pickups.
  • The Kitchen on the outside of the curve is a RED flank to BLU's long flank through Husky Acres.
  • The "Red Barn" commands point (A).
  • The Jimi Jam flank (portal door).
  • The Loading Dock is a long hallway from the Shortcut, past the dock (portal door), to a ramp up to an overlook into the Haunted Sawblades.
  • Capturing the point (A) closes the short cut from RED Spawn.

HAUNTED SAWBLADES (B)

  • The Binski Logging Sawmill hosts a flock of Haunted Sawblades, flying about to slay any player in the way.
  • A suspended Log bridges the room between the overlooks from the Loading Dock and the Forward BLU Spawn.
  • Capturing point (B) releases harmless steam, and shakes the players.

PUMPKIN PATCH (C)

  • The RED Spawn with exits, from inside right to left, 1, 2, and 3.
  • The Shortcut near exits 1 and 2 quickly takes RED players to point (A) on Tick Tock Clock Hill.
  • The Pumpkin Patch is a grouping of prop Pumpkins surrounding the point.
  • The Alley is a flank route from exits 1 and 2 to the Pumpkin Patch.
  • The Backyard is a side path to the forward BLU spawn and a side entrance to the Haunted Sawblades.
  • The Bubbling Cauldron is the exploding final point, but also instantly kills any player that touches the contents.
  • When point (C) is captured, BLU team spawn moves forward inside the Sawmill. MONOCULUS also has a small chance of rising from the lake behind the Backyard, from there teleporting around the map.

Bumper Car Race

  • Racers must thread the Gates, cross the Yard and the Bridge over a deadly pond, and take either the Left or Right ramps to the top floor Balcony.

Strategy

Main article: Community Gravestone strategy
See also: Community Skeletons strategy and Community Mann Manor strategy for Horseless Headless Horsemann.

Update history

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

October 25, 2018 Patch

  • Fixed an exploit related to using the tiny spell and building Sentry Guns inside a wall.
  • Bumper cars are now placed in a random order in underworld, after main world has run out of time or ended by explosion.
  • Fixed bumper car race instructional text not showing to all players.
  • Fixed Merasmus sometimes using his round-beginning lines in the middle of the round.

October 30, 2018 Patch

  • Fixed bumper car head start not being awarded correctly to the winning team of the normal world.
  • Fixed Merasmus announcing winner of the bumper car race twice.
  • Fixed players sometimes getting stuck on closing doors.
  • Added spawn locations for the collectable soul gargoyle in the normal world.
  • Increased sound distance for the flying sawblades so they can be heard from farther away.
  • Improved clipping in the underworld race area.
  • [Undocumented] Fixed MONOCULUS getting stuck.

Bugs

  • Sometimes, the Final Point Bubbling Cauldron and the magic spell cauldrons will be invisible.

Trivia

  • Ghosts can be seen occasionally riding speeding mine carts outside the map; the Ghost wearing a hat is a reference to the ghost sitting in the Payload cart in Hellstone.[2]

See also

The Stone™ Series:

  1. Hellstone
  2. Brimstone
  3. Gravestone