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First off, a reminder that the Gun Mettle campaign is ending (the last new contracts drop September 30th), so if you want to complete those contracts you'd better get to work. Speaking of getting to work, the TF2 team is busy putting together the next major update, which should be out by the end of the year. It'll feature new maps, cosmetics, and a new campaign with contracts and weapon collections. We’re also working on things like competitive matchmaking, perf, balance improvements and moving Mannpower Mode out of beta with a new map.


Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed that there’s something missing from that list: Halloween. The reality is, if we produce a holiday-specific event map this year, it means we'll have to stop working on everything else. So: We’ve decided to turn Halloween mostly over to you. This year’s Halloween Update will be a showcase of all the best Halloween-themed community content (items, maps, taunts and unusuals) you guys can come up with. We’ll also be activating every one of our past six Halloween Updates, so there'll still be plenty of spooky holiday-themed game modes to play.


Over the next month we’ll be looking through the Workshop for anything tagged “Halloween”, so if you’ve been working on an item you think would be perfect, make sure you get it submitted and tagged before October 18th, 2015.


Plus, if you didn’t already have enough incentive to submit to the Workshop, we’re changing our restrictions on Halloween items this year. Normally they’re only visible to players on Halloween and full moons. This year, all newly selected Halloween-themed items will have NO restrictions put on them, and may be viewed year round. (So don't get too gross or out-there with your submissions.)


Well, back to work! We’ve been incorporating plenty of great community feedback from our last update, so the next one should be even better.

 

No restrictions on Halloween items this year? Makes you wonder if they'll outright get rid of the restriction later on. Also, more fruit hats.

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Damn, that means no new halloween boss for the third year in a row.

 

Though i doubt they'll outright remove the halloween restriction outright I could definitely see them removing the restriction from a lot of the items that aren't completely outlandish, like shirts, beards, hats, etc. that look completely normal.

Also, some news on Invasion via reddit:

Thank you so much to everyone who supported the project. We are happy to see the excitement that you all are showing for the project, its really a moving experience for everyone in the team.

A lot of fans loved the Gun Mettle Update. In light of this, Valve decided to wait until the Gun Mettle Update to finish before releasing Invasion. We feel that this gives everyone the chance to support the people behind the Gun Mettle to its fullest.

We are all excited to finally bring you this project soon.

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Damn, that means no new halloween boss for the third year in a row.

 

 

BOOOOOOOO  >:|

Now I only vaguely remember when I used to look forward to the Halloween updates...

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Initial thoughts are 'boo!' but hey, this is awesome! If they're so busy that they can't work on Halloween, that means there's even better stuff coming. This is great news.

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Initial thoughts are 'boo!' but hey, this is awesome! If they're so busy that they can't work on Halloween, that means there's even better stuff coming. This is great news.

 

Yes, that is the bright spot in it, that and Invasion which will hopefully be good when it shows up.

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