Ahh, so filling! Hahaha!
— The Heavy on crit-boosting candy
The Halloween pumpkin, also called candy pumpkin or crumpkin, is a pickup item unique to the Haunted maps. They were introduced in Harvest Event and are found on all later Haunted Halloween maps (except Helltower). It is a glowing, hollowed out pumpkin filled with two chocolate bars and candy corn that has a random chance of dropping from a killed player (or from destroying a fake prop left by Merasmus). When dropped in this manner, it rotates and hovers in the same manner as a Health pack or an Ammo kit. Candy pumpkins only drop while the Halloween event is active.
When picked up, it refills half ammo and metal and grants 3.2 seconds of crit boost to the player who picked it up. Halloween Pumpkins dropped by fake Merasmus props are bigger and grants a longer crit boost. Pumpkin packages are not team-based, and can be picked up by anyone. Players who collect 20 such pickups during Halloween events earn the Candy Coroner achievement, and unlock the Mildly Disturbing Halloween Mask. Players can also use Halloween pumpkin pickups to complete Bonus Objectives of several Halloween Contracts.
- Main article: Community Halloween maps strategy: Halloween pumpkins.