The Pin Pals are a community-created cosmetic item for the Soldier and Pyro. It replaces their grenades with a set of team-colored voodoo-style dolls in the likeness of a Scout, a Demoman, and a Sniper, pricked with two team-colored pricks each.
This item can only be worn around Halloween or during a Full Moon; at other times of the year, it does not appear in gameplay, unless the server has Halloween mode enabled. However, it can be equipped at any time and can still be viewed on the loadout screen even when it is not visible during games.
The Pin Pals were contributed to the Steam Workshop.
- The Pin Pals were added to the game.
- Updated the materials for the Pin Pals.
- Updated the models/materials for the Pin Pals.
- [Undocumented] Updated the backpack icon for the Pin Pals.
- The item's name is a pun on the term pen pals.
- The Voodoo Doll is a form of gris-gris, a ritualized form of invoking the spirits, or fate, to act in a defined way towards a targeted person.