Kritz or Treat Canteen

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The Kritz or Treat Canteen is a community-created action item for all classes. It is a brown paper bag labeled with a smiling jack-o'-lantern. When charged, it is filled with various generic candies and the pumpkin's eyes and smile are darkened and more pronounced.

This item functions identically to the Power Up Canteen; however, unlike the Power Up Canteen that indicates what power-up it is charged with, the Kritz or Treat Canteen only appears as "full" or "empty", being impossible to tell by looking at the model what type of charge it is currently filled with.

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 Kritz or Treat Canteen was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Related achievements

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German Engineering
German Engineering
Use a canteen charged with 'ÜberCharge' to destroy 15 robots.

Ghost in the Machine
Ghost in the Machine
Use a canteen charged with 'Teleport to Spawn' and then kill the bomb carrier within 5 seconds.

Kritical Terror
Kritical Terror
Use a canteen charged with 'Crit Boost' to destroy a giant robot.

During a wave, use a canteen charged with 'Instant Building Upgrade' to build a new sentry gun within 3 seconds of your previous sentry gun's destruction.

Vial Sharing
Vial Sharing
As a Medic, share your canteen 5 times in a single wave.

Shell Extension
Shell Extension
During a wave, use a canteen charged with 'Ammo Reload' to refill an empty weapon slot.

Update history

October 29, 2014 Patch (Scream Fortress 2014)

  • [Undocumented] The Kritz or Treat Canteen was added to the game.

November 4, 2014 Patch

  • Added The Kritz or Treat Canteen to the Halloween 2014 Community Bundle.
    • Players who previously purchased the bundle have automatically been granted the item.

November 2, 2016 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated Strange Kritz or Treat Canteens primary counter from counting kills on Carnival of Carnage to Canteens used.

November 15, 2021 Patch

  • Fixed not being able to apply Strange Parts to the Battery Canteen and other Strange powerup bottles.


  • The Kritz or Treat Canteen always appears as charged on the class selection screen and 3D Character HUD.



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