Obtaining Halloween achievements

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Halloween

2009: Scarechievements

Main article: Halloween achievements#2009
Attack o' Lantern
Attack o' Lantern
Cause the deaths of 5 players by exploding nearby pumpkin bombs.
Difficulty: Medium
How to obtain: Keep your eyes on pumpkin bombs near busy areas and shoot at them when an enemy is nearby. Pumpkin bombs respawn rather quickly and deal heavy damage in a large blast radius, so don't hesitate to detonate them.


Candy Coroner
Candy Coroner
Collect 20 Halloween pumpkins from dead players to unlock a hat.
Difficulty: Easy
How to obtain: There is a 12.5% chance of a Halloween pumpkin being dropped by a player upon death. You can pick up pumpkins regardless of who killed the victim and use the short critical buff to kill more enemies. Obtaining this achievement will reward you with the Mildly Disturbing Halloween Mask.


Costume Contest
Costume Contest
Kill a Spy disguised as your current class.
Difficulty: Easy
How to obtain: Spy-check anyone that is the same class as you with extreme prejudice. This achievement can be earned during any time of the year.


Ghastly Gibus Grab
Ghastly Gibus Grab
Dominate a player wearing the Ghastly Gibus to earn your own.
Difficulty: Easy
How to obtain: Find a player with the Gibus and specifically target him. Unlike the other Scarechievements, this one can be earned during any time of the year. Obtaining this achievement will reward you with the Ghostly Gibus.


Scared Stiff
Scared Stiff
Kill a player scared by a ghost.
Difficulty: Easy
How to obtain: On the event version of Harvest or on Eyeaduct, players will often stumble into ghosts as they wander through busy areas. On Mann Manor, the Horseless Headless Horsemann will often scare the zealous players who are trying to kill him. Target these helpless enemies before they recover. Ghosts appear on many other Halloween maps, as well. This achievement will work with any wandering ghost.


2010: Ghostchievements

Main article: Halloween achievements#2010
Sleepy Holl0WND
Sleepy Holl0WND
Kill the Horseless Headless Horsemann.
Difficulty: Medium
How to obtain: When the Horseless Headless Horsemann spawns, work with your teammates to defeat him. Consider playing as a fast class, such as the Scout, that can kite the Horseless Headless Horsemann around the map, or a class with high damage output, such as the Soldier. The last three players to damage the Horseless Headless Horsemann when he dies will be credited with this achievement and receive the Horseless Headless Horsemann's Head.


Gored!
Gored!
Collect the Horseless Headless Horsemann's Haunted Metal Scrap.
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
How to obtain: You must damage the Horseless Headless Horsemann with your melee weapon just before he dies. Move in once you see him shiver, which is the beginning of his death animation. Upon the defeat of the Horseless Headless Horsemann, you will receive an Unusual Haunted Metal Scrap.


Masked Mann
Masked Mann
Collect a Soul Gargoyle in Mann Manor.
Difficulty: Easy
How to obtain: The Haunted Halloween Gift will spawn on Mann Manor, Eyeaduct, Ghost Fort, or Helltower when there are at least ten players on the server. When one is announced for you to get, search for it while avoiding being killed.


Sackston Hale
Sackston Hale
Craft the Saxton Hale Mask.
Difficulty: Medium
How to obtain: Acquire all nine class masks from Haunted Halloween Gifts or by trading with other players and craft them together. This Ghostchievement can be earned during any time of the year.


2011: Eye-chievements

Main article: Halloween achievements#2011
Optical Defusion
Optical Defusion
Kill MONOCULUS!
Difficulty: Medium
How to obtain: MONOCULUS disappears only ninety seconds after spawnings, so both teams might need to stop fighting each other and focus on killing MONOCULUS. MONOCULUS floats in midair, resists rapid-fire weapons such as the Minigun or Flamethrower, and is scarily accurate with its projectile shots. However, it is a large target and attacks against it do not suffer from damage falloff. Mobile classes that can easily hit airborne targets, such as the Scout or Soldier, are effective against it. When MONOCULUS teleports, it temporarily leaves behind a portal to the Underworld. Entering the portal and traversing the Underworld will grant you temporarily increased stats and allow you to stun MONOCULUS when attacking it. The last three players to deal damage to MONOCULUS when it dies will be credited with the achievement. Completing this achievement will reward you with the MONOCULUS! Hat. This achievement will not work on Hellstone, which features two simultaneous Monoculuses at the final cap point.


Dive Into A Good Book
Dive Into A Good Book
Get to Loot Island and claim your reward!
Difficulty: Easy
How to obtain: When MONOCULUS is defeated, he explodes in a shower of Jarate and leaves behind a purple portal for a short time. Even if you didn't help kill it, you can enter the portal to reach Loot Island, an isolated section of the Underworld. Make your way up the stairs, wait for the cage to lower, and jump into the spooky book to earn this achievement. Since anyone can come through the portal, be wary of enemies who may kill you. Completing this achievement will reward you with the Bombinomicon miscellaneous item.


2012: Necromannchievements

Main article: Halloween achievements#2012
A Lovely Vacation Spot
A Lovely Vacation Spot
Get to Skull Island and claim your reward!
Difficulty: Medium
How to obtain: When Merasmus is defeated, he explodes leaving behind a red portal with a large Bombonicon in the center for a short period of time. Even if you didn't partake in killing Merasmus, you can enter the portal to reach Skull Island. Make your way up the stairs and into the room, wait for the cage to lower, and jump into the hat to earn this achievement. Anyone who makes it through the portal can earn the achievement. Be wary of opposing team members who may attack you without good reason. Completing this achievement will reward you with the Skull Island Topper.


Wizards Never Prosper
Wizards Never Prosper
Kill MERASMUS!
Difficulty: Hard
How to obtain: Like MONOCULUS before him, Merasmus only stays on the map for ninety seconds, so the two teams may need to stop attacking each other to obtain this achievement. For basic attacks, Merasmus can perform melee strikes with his staff, throw bombs with the Bombonicon, and launch players upward whilst igniting them. He will also occasionally hover above and bombard the Control Point's area or teleport around the map. If he bombards the Control Point, keep fighting; all attacks on Merasmus at this time are Critical hits. If he teleports, two random players will have bombs placed on their head; having them run into Merasmus in the given time will stun him. Once Merasmus' health reaches 50% and 10%, he will disguise himself as a prop to stall out the timer; players should then spread out and find the prop that bleeds green blood when attacked. Classes that can attack from a distance, such as the Soldier and Sniper, can avoid Merasmus' melee attacks while easily dodging thrown bombs.


2013: Bereavements

Main article: Halloween achievements#2013
Hat Out of Hell
Hat Out of Hell
Get the loot from Skull Island in Hell
Difficulty: Very Easy
How to obtain: Once either team has pushed the Payload to the end of the track, both teams will be transported to Hell. Even if your team lost the round, take this chance to run to the gate at the edge of Hell. Once the gate opens, travel up the stairs, and jump into the cage to obtain the Unfilled Fancy Spellbook. Defeat any nearby enemies if necessary.


Helltower: Competitive Spirit
Helltower: Competitive Spirit
Win 142 rounds
Difficulty: Medium
How to obtain: This achievement will naturally be obtained after playing on Helltower for a long amount of time. Only the team that is victorious in Hell gains credit towards the achievement.


Helltower: Hell on Wheels
Helltower: Hell on Wheels
Send Redmond/Blutarch to Hell 10 times
Difficulty: Medium
How to obtain: In order to progress with this achievement, you must be on the cart's elevator as your team wins. Play as a class that can more easily survive the ascent without dying, such as the Heavy, or utilize the explosive jumps from the Soldier and Demoman to reinforce your allies.


Helltower: Hell's Spells
Helltower: Hell's Spells
Get and use a rare spell
Difficulty: Easy
How to obtain: At the edge of Helltower, near the cliff, two ghostly white bridges that lead to the clocktower will appear when it is 12 o'clock. Cross these and enter the door at the end whilst avoiding enemy fire to obtain a rare spell, then use it whenever you see fit. Rare spells can also be obtained by killing the Skeleton King and spawn regularly in Hell at set locations.


Helltower: Mine Games
Helltower: Mine Games
Perform 17 environmental kills in Hell
Difficulty: Medium
How to obtain: When the round ends, switch to a class with knock back, like the Pyro. Once both teams arrive in Hell, push an enemy into the lava. Alternatively, if an enemy approaches any exploding pumpkins, shoot them to gain an environmental kill.


Helltower: Skeleton Coup
Helltower: Skeleton Coup
Kill 99 skeletons
Difficulty: Medium
How to obtain: Green-tinted Skeletons spawn on every other Witching Hour, use that period of time to hunt them down. All varieties of Skeletons count towards the achievement. Destroying Skeletons from an opponent's Summon Skeleton Magic Spell contributes to the achievement as well.


Helltower: Spelling Spree
Helltower: Spelling Spree
Use spells to kill 25 players
Difficulty: Easy
How to obtain: Frequently take advantage of Magic Spells to deal with enemies and always be on the look out for a Magic Spell pick-up. Magic Spells can be found in a number of locations on the map during the Witching Hour, by killing an opponent, spawned whilst pushing the cart and by defeating the Skeleton King.


The Mann-tastic Four
The Mann-tastic Four
Earn 4 of the Helltower achievements
Difficulty: Very Easy
How to obtain: This achievement will automatically be obtained after earning 4 Bereavements. Earning Hat Out Of Hell will not contribute to this achievement. Obtaining this achievement will reward the player with a Spellbook Page.


2014: Merasmachievements

Main article: Halloween achievements#2014
Carnival Of Carnage: Bumper Crop
Carnival Of Carnage: Bumper Crop
Kill 30 enemies by bumping their bumper cars off the tracks.
Difficulty: Medium
How to obtain: Bump into enemy players to increase their damage percentage and knock them back. When aiming at enemy cars, try to avoid frontal collisions, as these will knock both of you away. Use the boost to get through their defences and cast spells to your advantage.


Carnival Of Carnage: Up All Night To Get Ducky
Carnival Of Carnage: Up All Night To Get Ducky
Collect 250 ducks.
Difficulty: Medium
How to obtain: Ducks will spawn initially spawn in the middle of the map, then will randomly switch between either side or the middle randomly. Bumping into an enemy will also drop additional ducks depending on the damage dealt. If you focus on collecting these, the achievement will come naturally after some time.


Carnival Of Carnage: Hat Trick
Carnival Of Carnage: Hat Trick
Score 3 goals in bumper car soccer.
Difficulty: Medium
How to obtain: To score a goal, work with your team to bump the ball towards the enemy goal. Strategies include passing the ball back and forth, using teammates to body block enemies, and rushing directly at the goal once the enemy team scores. You must be the last one to touch the ball for the goal to count towards the achievement.


Carnival Of Carnage: ReinKartnation
Carnival Of Carnage: ReinKartnation
Respawn 30 ghost teammates during bumper car games.
Difficulty: Medium
How to obtain: If you stay alive and outlast your allies, they might rely on you so that they can respawn. The falling platforms minigame tends to have the most casualties.


Carnival Of Carnage: Arms Reduction
Carnival Of Carnage: Arms Reduction
Kill 15 enemies while under the effect of Merasmus's melee-only curse.
Difficulty: Medium
How to obtain: The melee-only curse not only restricts you to melee weapons, but increases run speed, making it difficult to hit each other. Classes with good melee capabilities such as the Demoman are well suited to this; consider running a melee-friendly loadout just in case. Kills made while being affected by the shrinking spell will also count towards the achievement.


Carnival Of Carnage: Bumper To Bumper To Bumper
Carnival Of Carnage: Bumper To Bumper To Bumper
Win each of the 3 bumper car games to earn a bonus Halloween Gift Cauldron.
Difficulty: Easy
How to obtain: You need to win each one of the three bumper cars games once for this achievement. Successfully delivering the tickets will get your team an advantage in the bumper cars mini-game (the other team starts at 66%), making it easier to win the game. Obtaining this achievement will reward you with the Halloween Gift Cauldron.


Carnival Of Carnage: Step Right Up
Carnival Of Carnage: Step Right Up
Earn 4 of the Carnival of Carnage achievements.
Difficulty: Very Easy
How to obtain: This achievement will be obtained automatically after earning 4 Merasmachievements. Obtaining this achievement will reward you with the Necro Smasher.