Tomorrow, the 2012 Halloween event for Team Fortress 2 kicks off in grand style. Featuring a new boss (Merasmus), a Wheel of Fate, magical potions, two new achievements, and a slew of zombies (666 of them) in the Mann vs. Machine mode.
Among the many gifts dropping for you throughout our two weeks-long Scream Fortress event are spells you can cast on other items in your backpack to give them new effects– shifting paint colors, ghost summoning, flaming footsteps and more! Finally, you can live Glenn Danzig's dream of being an evil sorceror! One of the spells might even give you Glenn Danzig's eldritch phone number, so you can call him up and really rub it in! AWOOOOO!
Last year, the gift grabbing was a free for all for all on the server. This year, the team from Valve figured out how to offer private gifts to each user, visible only to you and nobody else. Sounds a bit more fair.
Read more about the Scream Fortress 2012 update, or check out the amusing TF2 blog update discussing the update.