Mann Manor

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Mann Manor
Mannmanor cp 01.png
Basic information
Map type Control Point
File name: cp_manor_event
Developer(s): Valve
Tim "YM" Johnson
Alex "Rexy" Kreeger
Map Info
Environment: Halloween
Setting: Nighttime, overcast
Hazards: Pumpkin bombs,
Horseless Headless Horsemann,
Pyrovision: Yes
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Healthbar.png ×6   •   Healthpie.png ×9   •   Health Cauldron.png ×1
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Smallammo.png ×4   •   Mediumammo.png ×6   •   Largeammo.png ×2
TF2 crosshair.png Special: Gargoyle Ghost.png   •   Pumpkin.png
Map Photos
Menu photos cp manor event.png
Map Overview
Mann Manor overview.png
Map Stamp
Item icon Map Stamp - Mann Manor.png
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Also, what's that behind you? Oh, it's just someone drinking a bottle of sparkling water. Oh wait it's a skeleton! [sound of creaking door]
— Scream Fortress
Mann Manor has multiple variations, including Attack/Defend.

Mann Manor is an Attack/Defend Control Point map. It is a night-time map set in and around the old, decaying mansion of Redmond Mann. It shares elements with other Halloween maps as well as having some gameplay elements that were unique to the map when it was released, such as the Horseless Headless Horsemann, a neutral boss that periodically spawns at contested points on the map and mercilessly attacks all players. Also, in keeping with the Halloween spirit, Pumpkin bomb hazards frequently spawn around the map and Halloween pumpkins can be dropped by killed players.

This map introduced the original Haunted Halloween Gifts. Prior to Scream Fortress 2015, Haunted Halloween Gifts would appear at random locations, one at a time, for each player individually  –  only the player for which the gift has spawned would see the spawn and obtain notifications. Upon picking up the gift, the player would receive a class-based paper bag mask.

Since Scream Fortress 2015, Halloween Masks are available through completing Merasmissions (Halloween Contracts), or through the Halloween Transmute feature. Haunted Halloween Gift drops have also been replaced by "Ghost Gargoyle" pickups, which interact with the Soul Gargoyle backpack item (obtained during Scream Fortress 2015 or later Halloween Events ) and give the player points, which both raise the "Souls Collected" value on the Soul Gargoyle, and count towards completing Merasmissions.

Mann Manor was released as an official community-developed map with the Scream Fortress Update, due to winning the Art Pass Contest.

Horseless Headless Horsemann

Main article: Horseless Headless Horsemann
In-game screenshot

Mann Manor was the first map to feature an enemy like the Horseless Headless Horsemann – a giant, hostile entity that will chase and kill members of both teams. He has a great deal of health, can severely wound any player with one attack, and moves as fast as the Scout. Additionally, the Horseless Headless Horsemann is capable of maneuvering around obstacles and climbing slopes, but cannot jump. Thus, defeating him requires a good deal of effort and cooperation from multiple players from either team.

The Horseless Headless Horsemann will spawn at whichever capture point is being disputed. He will single out and chase one player randomly determined to be "It", slaying any other players unfortunate enough to be caught between him and his target. A player who is "It" will be notified via an on-screen message and can be identified by a white skull and crossbones icon which floats above their head, similar to the effect from the Fan O'War. A player will be designated as "It" until he is killed, is far enough away from the Horseless Headless Horsemann, survives for 30 seconds, or is in an area inaccessible to the Horseless Headless Horsemann, such as the respawn room, in which case another player will be randomly assigned as "It". Additionally, a player can hit an enemy with a melee weapon to pass the "It" status to them.

Control Point Timing

Control Point Multiplier Seconds
Control Point A ×1
80 .000
53 .333
43 .636
38 .400
Control Point B ×1
40 .000
26 .667
21 .818
19 .200
Control Point C ×1
12 .000
8 .000
6 .545
5 .760


See Community Mann Manor strategy

Related achievements

See also: Obtaining Halloween achievements

Pumpkin.png Scarechievements

Attack o' Lantern
Attack o' Lantern
Cause the deaths of 5 players by exploding nearby pumpkin bombs.

Scared Stiff
Scared Stiff
Kill a player scared by a ghost.
Candy Coroner
Candy Coroner
Collect 20 Halloween pumpkins from dead players to unlock a hat.

Ghostchievements icon.png Ghostchievements

Sleepy Holl0WND
Sleepy Holl0WND
Kill the Horseless Headless Horsemann.

Collect the Horseless Headless Horsemann's Haunted Metal Scrap.
Masked Mann
Masked Mann
Collect a Soul Gargoyle in Mann Manor.




Concept art

Easter eggs

There are nine rubber duckies hidden throughout the map. While previous statements claim this is homage to a gaming community Rexy belonged to, he has stated this was merely a fun Easter egg and was implemented instead by YM. There are also other hidden animals, such as a spider and frog.

Update history

October 27, 2010 Patch (Scream Fortress Update)

  • Added Mann Manor to the game.

October 28, 2010 Patch

  • Improved clipping to prevent players from getting out of the map and to fix various exploit ledges.

October 29, 2010 Patch

  • Fixed players who are spectating teammates being able to collect the Haunted Halloween Gift in Mann Manor.

November 3, 2010 Patch

  • Fixed Engineers being able to build under the final capture point in Mann Manor.

August 27, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed players building in rafters.


  • Originally, a version of the mansion chair prop existed with an animated sequence to make the chair "move" by itself several times over a 2-minute loop. This was cut from the shipped map, and appears only in the piano room of the contest entry version, artpass_ym.bsp.
  • Mann Manor is located in the city of Manne-upon-Thames.
  • Mann Manor is the birthplace of Redmond, Blutarch, & Gray Mann.

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