Halloween is just a few days away and, of course, Valve has release a game update to Team Fortress 2 celebrating this spooky season. Dubbed the “Second Annu-Hell Scream Fortress Hauntedead Halloween Special,” the update brings a whole slew of new content including a new map, masks, hats, special items, achievements, and an AI controlled Horseless Headless Horseman Boss.
All this new content revolves around the new map: CP_Mann Manor. This new attack/defend map features exploding pumpkins, spooky decorations, a randomly spawning Haunted Halloween Gift and the aforementioned Horseless Headless Horseman. Apparently, the Horseman will randomly spawn on control points to chase which ever player is closest. If the Horseman is tailing you, just melee an enemy player to pass off the curse. If you successfully defeat the Horseman, you will receive special “Unusual Haunted Metal Scrap” that allows you to craft the Halloween themed items.
Some items that can be crafted include Horseless Headless Horsemann’s Headtaker axe, the Horrific Headsplitter Hat, the Cadaver’s Cranium Hat, the Spine-Chilling Skull hat, and the Voodoo Juju hat. There are also paper-bag masks of all eight classes. Once you collect them all, you will unlock the special Saxton Hale mask.
As usual, Valve is celebrating this update by selling TF2 for $10 (50% off the normal retail price).
What do you guys think about this? Will this rekindle your interest in TF2? Is this an effective way to bring in new players? Let us know what you think with a comment below.
Source: TF2 Blog