Halloween is one of the few events I forgive for being teased obnoxiously early by halfhearted grocery store decorations and late-night Elvira beer commercials. Similarly, you've probably noticed Team Fortress 2's Steam Workshop (opens in new tab) page populating with Halloween-themed items already. Valve extended an official call-out (opens in new tab) yesterday for entries and ratings to the shambling Scream Fortress 2 update.
Crafters have until October 1 to cram the Workshop full of hats, weapons, and...well, more hats celebrating summer's end with ghostly effects and loud wailing noises. "Scariness doesn't just happen , people," Valve chides. "It's serious business."
Established modding communities already jumped to the task - TF2Mods' nearly month-old Night of the Living Update (opens in new tab) packs almost 60 items so far - but I'm looking forward to individual efforts and killcams of players donning the best Halloween tributes in the best hat simulator around.