Very Scary Halloween Special

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This article is for content released in the update. For the patch itself, see October 27, 2011 Patch.
Long story short, we guarantee you that nothing's going to scare you this year. There will be no ENORMOUS HAUNTED EYEBALL to terrorize you around an island filled with tons of SECRET LOOT, and a GIANT SKULL! There will be approximately zero percent chance of you getting your trembling hands on a spooky costume FOR EVERY CLASS! And we certainly wouldn't DRAMATIZE THE BACKSTORY of this hypothetical scary update with a FEAR-CHOKED TERROR-COMIC!
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The Third Annual Scream Fortress Very Scary Halloween Special was the Halloween event launched with the October 27, 2011 Patch, which included the new map Eyeaduct (a haunted version of Viaduct that introduced Monoculus), new items, costumes, and two new Eye-chievements. The event also introduced the first Halloween Costume item sets. Players that logged on during the event also received a Halloween Goodie Cauldron.

The event began on October 27, 2011, and concluded at November 6, 2011 at 12am (UTC).


On October 20, 2011 Patch, a new Halloween-themed background was added to the game and made the default main menu background. In the same update, Halloween event-only hats from previous Halloween events were made wearable again. The Horseless Headless Horsemann was re-added to Mann Manor, as well as Halloween pumpkin drops and the Thriller taunt for all classes.

On October 21, 2011, a blog post on the TF2 Official Website confirmed the 'Third Annual Scream Fortress Halloween' update to be released sometime during the following week.[1]

On October 21, 2011, Valve developer Jon Lippincott posted to the HLDS mailing list, stating that new Halloween content will be released "in the near future".[2] The e-mail confirmed the introduction of gift drops, which were a feature of previous Halloween events that dropped special items, such as the Haunted Halloween Gift, for players on the specific event map Mann Manor. Lippincott stated that gift drops will only occur on servers that have registered with Steam, and that abusing or attempting to cheat the drop system will result in the removal of the server's registration.

On October 27, 2011, a blog post on the TF2 Official Website announced the imminent arrival of the "Scream Fortress Very Scary Halloween Special" with a new comic titled "Bombinomicon", as well as some details of the halloween update such as "awesome costumes that you can pick up by collecting scattered gifts in the Halloween update". The comic hints that MONOCULUS will be the event's boss, similar to the Horseless Headless Horsemann.[3]

On October 27, 2011 Patch, Halloween 2011 content was added including a "haunted" version of Viaduct known as Eyeaduct, two halloween achievements and a cosmetic halloween themed item set for each class.[4]

On November 2, 2011 Patch, MONOCULUS was granted the ability to level up, increasing health and attack speed each time he is killed.

On November 7 at 12am UTC, the event and sale concluded and the Haunted Halloween Gift no longer dropped.



Main article: Monoculus


Main article: List of maps
Name Picture Game mode File name
Eyeaduct Eyeaduct 1.png King of the Hill


Main article: Weapons
Unarmed Combat Unarmed Combat
Wanga Prick Wanga Prick

Costume sets

Main article: Halloween Costumes
The Curse-a-Nature
Wrap Battler Wrap Battler
B-ankh! B-ankh!
Futankhamun Futankhamun
Tin Soldier
The Tin Soldier
Idiot Box Idiot Box
Steel Pipes Steel Pipes
Shoestring Budget Shoestring Budget
Infernal Imp
The Infernal Imp
Blazing Bull Blazing Bull
Fallen Angel Fallen Angel
Tail from the Crypt Tail from the Crypt
Highland Hound
The Highland Hound
Hair of the Dog Hair of the Dog
Scottish Snarl Scottish Snarl
Pickled Paws Pickled Paws
The FrankenHeavy
Can Opener Can Opener
Soviet Stitch-Up Soviet Stitch-Up
Steel-Toed Stompers Steel-Toed Stompers
Brundle Bundle
The Brundle Bundle
Buzz Killer Buzz Killer
Frontier Flyboy Frontier Flyboy
Legend of Bugfoot Legend of Bugfoot
Mad Doktor
The Mad Doktor
Einstein Einstein
Dr. Gogglestache Dr. Gogglestache
Emerald Jarate Emerald Jarate
Camper Van Helsing
The Camper Van Helsing
Holy Hunter Holy Hunter
Silver Bullets Silver Bullets
Garlic Flank Stake Garlic Flank Stake
Invisible Rogue
The Invisible Rogue
Under Cover Under Cover
Griffin's Gog Griffin's Gog
Intangible Ascot Intangible Ascot

Cosmetic items

Main article: Cosmetic items
Infernal Impaler Infernal Impaler
Apparition's Aspect Apparition's Aspect
Last Breath Last Breath
Bombinomicon Bombinomicon
Ghastlierest Gibus Ghastlierest Gibus
Seal Mask Seal Mask
Spine-Tingling Skull Spine-Chilling Skull 2011

Unusual effects

Main article: Unusual effects
Very Scary Halloween Special Unusual effects
Cosmetic effects
Unusual Flaming Lantern.png
Unusual Cloudy Moon.png
Unusual Cauldron Bubbles.png
Unusual Eerie Orbiting Fire.png
Flaming Lantern Cloudy Moon Cauldron Bubbles Eerie Orbiting Fire


Monoculus angry.png Eye-chievements

Dive Into a Good Book
Dive Into a Good Book
Get to Loot Island and claim your reward!
Optical Defusion
Optical Defusion


Update history

October 20, 2011 Patch #3
  • [Undocumented] Added new Halloween Special background.

October 27, 2011 Patch

  • Halloween 2011 Event
    • Viaduct has been haunted and is now... Eyeaduct!
    • One full multi-piece costume set has been added for each class
    • Random gifts containing costume pieces drop in Eyeaduct on registered servers
    • 2 new Halloween 2011 achievements
    • Any unusual hats uncrated during the event will be Halloween-themed
    • New Halloween-themed items are available in the Mann Co. store, but only for a limited time!
  • [Undocumented] All Ghastly Gibuses have been upgraded to Ghastlier Gibuses.
  • [Undocumented] All Ghastlier Gibuses have been upgraded to the new Ghastlierest Gibuses.

November 2, 2011 Patch

  • Added a taunt for the Tin Soldier set

November 7, 2011 Patch

  • Ended the Halloween sale/event


See also


  1. "Update on the Halloween Update", TF2 Team, TF2 Official Website, October 21, 2011. Accessed October 22, 2011.
  2. [hlds] Halloween 2011 by Jon Lippincott,, October 21, 2011, 19:33:14 PDT. Accessed October 21, 2011.
  3. "Enter… MONOCULUS!", TF2 Team, TF2 Official Website, October 27, 2011. Accessed November 7, 2011.
  4. "Team Fortress 2 Update Released", Valve, October 28, 2011. Accessed November 7, 2011.
  5. MONOCULUS receives a faster firing rate and higher HP each time he respawns. This is indicated by levels. [1]

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