Squash Rockets (halloween spell)

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Squash Rockets is a tool item. When applied to a weapon, it gives the rockets a purple trail and an orange explosion. It can be applied to any of Soldier's primary weapons, with the exception of the Cow Mangler 5000 and the Rocket Jumper.

Prior to Scream Fortress 2015, It could be found during Halloween events inside of Haunted Halloween Gifts on Ghost Fort, or from a Pile Of Curses.

Update history

October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special)

  • Halloween Spell: Squash Rockets was added to the game.

October 29, 2013 Patch (Scream Fortress 2013)

  • Enabled Halloween Spell Potions

November 11, 2013 Patch

  • Effects will only be visible during Halloween/Full Moon events.

October 22, 2014 Patch

  • Enabled Halloween Spell Potions

October 23, 2014 Patch

  • Updated Halloween Spells to be tradable

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • [Undocumented] Halloween spells are no longer tradable.


  • The backpack icon shown in the Steam inventory (and trading screen) incorrectly uses the coloring overlay intended for paint cans.
  • This item cannot be applied to Stock weapons.
  • This item can be applied to the Cow Mangler 5000 but you will not see Squash Rockets effect.


  • When this item is applied, the text will appear as "Halloween: Pumpkin Bombs" in the loadout.
  • Any unused Halloween Spell items are removed at the end of a Halloween event.


  • If a Rocket Launcher with this spell applied is equipped, the Meteor Shower magic spell will spawn meteors with the appearance of squash rockets. The tesla bolt is also affected, but only with a purple trail and not the orange glow.