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Basic Information
Map type: King of the Hill
File name: koth_sawmill_event
Released: October 5, 2022 Patch
(Scream Fortress XIV)
Variants: Sawmill (Arena), Sawmill (Capture the Flag), Sawmill (King of the Hill) and SnowVille
Developer(s): Eric "Erk" Browning
Aeon "Void" Bollig
Alex "FGD5" Stewart
Map Info
Environment: Halloween
Setting: Nighttime, overcast
Hazards: Saw blades
Deep Water: Yes
Map Items
TF2 crosshair.png Special: Gargoyle Ghost.png   •   Pumpkin.png
Map Photos
Loading screen photos.
Map Overview
Soul-Mill overview.png
Map Stamp
Item icon Map Stamp - Soul-Mill.png
Supporters Leaderboard
The logs are back, and this time they're pining for revenge!
Soul-Mill publicity blurb

Soul-Mill is a community-created King of the Hill map added in the Scream Fortress 2022 update. Transparent and ghoulish saws have replaced the metal ones near the point and one saw occasionally spawns moving around on various points in the map.

Soul-Mill was contributed to the Steam Workshop.


  • Waterfall: Located on the right hand side of RED's spawn area, the waterfall flows down from a gray cliff into the center of a large lake. Logs form a floating path across the lake, although the water itself is shallow. A mini health kit can be found in the center of the logs. There is also an obvious 'hidden' path that goes behind the waterfall and can be used in case of watchful enemy eyes.
  • The Cave: A cavern makes a wide loop around one side of the map behind the waterfall featuring a medium health-pack, and can be defended at either end.
  • Log Shed: On the right hand side of BLU's spawn area is a wide shed, standing over a flooded ditch filled with radioactive barrels, and coffins. A medium health kit sits on a pile of planks within the shed.
  • Center Shed: The center of the map is dominated by a large shed that houses multiple entries for either team. Within the center of the shed is the map's control point. Two large, circular ghost Head Saws move linear to the control point, generating large amounts of noise, and serve as deadly obstacles to players as they attempt to capture the point. Logs are suspended above the area.
  • Rooftops: Outside each spawn room are walkways which lead to the roof of the building directly across from them. Another wooden plank connects these rooftops to the Alcoves inside the Center Shed.
  • The Alcoves: On either side of the control point, perpendicular to the sides dominated by the blades, are two windowed ledges, with stairs leading down to the ground floor.
  • The Underworld: When the point is captured all players are transported to the Underworld. In it, a variety of overworld areas are shown, being twisted and corrupted by the haunted Hellscape. The Log Shed as well as the building on Red side that leads up to the roof are present. The large portal in the Underworld behind the main entrance functions as another way to escape, and offers additional damage resistances upon exit. The exits spawn players at the base of the waterfall instead of at spawns.


Main article: Community Soul-Mill strategy

Update history

October 5, 2022 Patch (Scream Fortress 2022)
  • Added Soul-Mill to the game.

October 6, 2022 Patch

  • Fixed players sometimes spawning inside each other.

October 7, 2022 Patch

  • Fixed a bug where players could be stuck with low-gravity.
  • Fixed a bug where players could hit their head on the kill trigger for catapulted enemies appearing from the underworlds deathpit.

October 11, 2022 Patch #1

  • Fixed RED team portal to the underworld not enabling.

October 27, 2023 Patch

  • Added spells to the Underworld Forest to encourage players to travel there.
  • Added trigger_hurts to prevent spawn camping in the Underworld Forest.
  • Added the Skeleton King to randomly spawn after cap.
  • Added an additional Skeleton Consort for him as well.
  • Reduced the amount of particles in the Underworld Harvest.
  • Removed a custom texture since it wasn't needed.
  • Minor clipping changes.
  • Added an ammo pack to the cave.
  • Removed a few pumpkin bombs since they hurt player movement too much.
  • Added a loss-coverage program for Red team.
  • Cleaned up some waste.

October 30, 2023 Patch

  • Fixed missing model and material.

December 7, 2023 Patch (Smissmas 2023)

  • Updated koth_sawmill_event to fix missing material.


  • This map features several references to popular horror media:
    • Near the side entrance to the point, there is a skeleton that has been impaled by a chainsaw, which references Evil Dead II.
    • Outside of BLU spawn there is a hockey mask with an axe through it, which references Friday The 13th Part III.
    • Towards RED side, near the point there is a saw trap located behind a wall, which references the game Until Dawn, where a similar trap is encountered, and references the Saw movie franchise.
  • Towards BLU side, near the entrance to the Log Shed is a small arm severed by a mouse trap.