The Halloween spirit is alive and well (or dead and sickly - take your
pick) over at Team Fortress 2. Valve has unleashed its Third
Annual Scream Fortress Very Scary Halloween Special, treating players
to a twisted version of the Viaduct map, and an up close and personal
encounter with the terror-inducing Monoculus (cue: organ, lightning,
now until November 6,
the Halloween expansion introduces players to the ghoulish Eyeaduct
map. Demoman's missing
eyeball has come loose and started raising hell under its new
identity, Monoculus (cue: more lightning, screams, and a link
leading to the Valve's cheeky online comic book explaining the backstory in full).
Halloween additions include nine class-specific costumes, loads of
spooky loot, new Mann Co. Store items, and a pair of new 'eye-chievements' that can be won by
defeating Monoculus and storming 'Loot Island'.
TF2's blog promises this year's Halloween special will not be nearly as
scary as last year's event, which it says exceeded their own “impossible
high standard of scary”, explaining:
“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!"
Frankly, we think they're lying about toning it down. Let us know what you think of TF2's big Halloween scare... if you make it out alive (cue: maniacal laughing, wolf howls, the sounds of a joke being beaten to death).