For the third year running, Team Fortress 2 is running a Halloween event. However, this is the first time the event will take place since the game went free-to-play, meaning anyone who wants to fight an enormous eyeball named Monoculus is just a Steam download away.
The Third Annual Scream Fortress Very Scary Halloween Special, as it’s called, brings with it a brand-new Halloween map designed just for the occasion. You’ll have the chance to fight Monoculus and pick up a pair of new Achievements while also trying to earn access to “secret loot” and nine costume packs, each one specific to a single class. There’s also a new comic to read.
2009’s debut event was much tamer; there were a few tweaks, hats, and a map, but not much else. Last year didn’t feature anything as good as the costumes this year, though it did have the Horseless Headless Horsemann, who is perhaps more threatening than a giant eyeball. That is, unless you have an irrational fear of oversized eyeballs, in which case you might want to avoid playing on any Halloween servers between now and November 6, which is how long the event runs for. Also, don’t scroll down.