Squash Rockets (halloween spell)

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Squash Rockets is a tool item. When applied to a weapon, it gives each rocket fired by the weapon a purple trail and an orange Pumpkin Bomb explosion. It can be applied to most of Soldier's primary weapons; exceptions:

  • This item cannot be applied to stock Rocket Launcher, but may be applied to the strange variants.
  • This item cannot be applied to the Rocket Jumper.
  • This item can be applied to the Cow Mangler 5000, but will not cause any Squash Rockets effect (the Cow Mangler 5000 already has unique team-colored trail and explosion effects).

In the same manner as Gourd Grenades and Sentry Quad-Pumpkins, items that have the Squash Rockets spell applied indicate "Halloween: Pumpkin Bombs" in the Loadout.

Equipping with a weapon enchanted with the Squash Rockets (Pumpkin Bombs) spell causes similar effects in certain Magic Spells cast by the player, specifically the spell also changes the projectile and explosion effects of those spells; examples: Fireball, Tesla Bolt, and Meteor Storm projectiles gain a purple trail and MONOCULUS projectile explosions become orange Pumpkin Bomb effects.

Prior to Scream Fortress 2015, it could be found during Halloween events inside of Haunted Halloween Gifts on Ghost Fort or from a Pile Of Curses.

Update history

October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special)

  • Halloween Spell: Squash Rockets was added to the game.

October 29, 2013 Patch (Scream Fortress 2013)

  • Enabled Halloween Spell Potions

November 11, 2013 Patch

  • Effects will only be visible during Halloween/Full Moon events.

October 22, 2014 Patch

  • Enabled Halloween Spell Potions

October 23, 2014 Patch

  • Updated Halloween Spells to be tradable

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • [Undocumented] Halloween spells are no longer tradable.


  • The backpack icon for the spell shown in the Steam inventory (and trading screen) incorrectly uses the coloring overlay intended for paint cans.


  • Any unused Halloween Spell items are removed at the end of a Halloween event.