Laughter

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Laughter
Laughter main.jpg
Basic information
Map type King of the Hill
File name: koth_slaughter_event
Release date: October 10, 2019
Last updated: October 18, 2019
Developer(s): Aeon 'Void' Bollig
"Diva Dan"
"juniper"
Zoey Smith
Map Info
Environment: Carnival / Halloween
Setting: Night
Hazards: Crocodiles, Dynamite Balloons
Underworld
hazards:
Health drain, Bomb Head,
Pitfalls (only in certain rooms)
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Healthbar.png ×6   •   Healthpie.png ×7
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Smallammo.png ×6   •   Mediumammo.png ×4   •   Largeammo.png ×2
TF2 crosshair.png Special: Pumpkin.png
Map Photos
Menu photos koth slaughter event.png
Map Stamp
Item icon Map Stamp - Laughter.png
Supporters Leaderboard
The ride never ends... no refunds!

Laughter is a fast-paced King of the Hill event map with a focus on chaos and interaction. With a handful of fully-functioning carnival games, exploding balloons, and an otherworldly Funhouse, there's something for everyone on the pier - after all, you can't spell Slaughter without... Laughter!
Laughter publicity blurb

Laughter is a community-made King of the Hill map of the Laughing Tides Amusement Park and Boardwalk, released during the Scream Fortress 2019 update. It is a Halloween version of the custom map Slaughter.

Laughter was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Attractions

Shooting Galleries

Each Spawn has a shooting gallery; stand on the footprints and shoot. Upon hitting ten enemy-colored targets in a row, the player is rewarded with a Halloween pumpkin. However, if the player hits a friendly-colored target, the game is reset with appropriate sound cues.

Throwing Games

Each side has a throwing game or two (Bottle Buster, Can-Can Ka-Blam, and Pumpkin Smash; respectively, Carnival games Bottle Stand, Tin Can Alley, and Plate Break); shoot the props to knock them around.

Misfortune Teller

Hit Robotic Merasmus up for a misfortune telling.

Funhouse

Similar to other Scream Fortress maps, Laughter features an Underworldly Funhouse section. Periodically, doors near the control point open, which contain a portal to the Underworld. This Underworld requires players to navigate down a randomly generated Funhouse, which will contain 3 of the following:

  • A twisted room
  • A rotating barrel room
  • A room with bouncing pads that bounce with unusual direction and force*
  • A room with zig-zagging floors and ceilings
  • A room with slanted platforms and rings of fire in between them*
  • A room with a conveyor belt moving backward*
  • An upside-down room where players must climb on several mantles to exit
  • A room with several different doors in a hallway
  • A room that gets increasingly small as you go along, with the exit being so small players must crouch to fit through

* = The room contains a bottomless pit (which makes it possible to die)

There is a small chance for the Bombinomicon to place a bomb on your head if you stay inside it for too long. Players may not place buildings in these rooms. Stepping into the last portal instantly teleports the player back into the main map, granting Invulnerability, a 200% Overheal, a Speed Boost, and a Crit Boost for a limited time.

Locations

Locations
RED Side
BLU Side
Spawn:
  • Shooting Gallery:
  • Badlands Bandito
  • Pirate's Plunder

Spawn Yard:
  • Right Control Point Flank:
  • Bottle Buster
  • Pumpkin Smash
  • Midway:
  • Robotic Sideshow
  • Real Live Crocodiles
  • Left Battlements Flanks:
    • Stairs:
    • High Left Flanks:
    • Low Left Flanks:
    • Point Overwatches:

  • Gift Shop, .
  • Ride Queue, .
  • Milk Toss/Hall of Mirrors
  • Balcony

  • Arcade
  • Bumper Cars
  • Bananarama/Can-Can Ka-Blam
  • Balcony

Point Yard:

  • Point Buildings:
    • Upper Point Flank:
    • Lower Point Flank:
  • Sawmill of Love:
    • Log Loading
    • Log Chute of Love
  • Mad Mansion:
    • Hall of Hales
    • Monster Basher
  • Crocodile Pitfalls:
  • Chomp
  • Croc
  • Ticket Stands
  • Conveyor Belts
  • Funhouse Gates

Control Point:
Train Ride, above.
Underpass, below.

Underworld

See Features for a full list of rooms.

Strategy

Main article: Community Laughter strategy

Update history

October 10, 2019 Patch (Scream Fortress 2019)

  • Added Laughter to the game.

October 11, 2019 Patch

  • Fixed players being able to survive and build in the crocodile pit.
  • Fixed an issue with the conveyor in the Funhouse.

October 16, 2019 Patch

  • Fixed a spot where players could spam the Underworld exit effect.
  • Fixed a sightline into the spawn rooms.
  • Fixed players being able to perch on flood lights.
  • Implemented additional prop fades to increase performance.

October 18, 2019 Patch

  • Fixed a server crash exploit with the Shooting Galleries

Trivia

  • The old time spiral slide is a Helter Skelter ride.
  • A skull with a glowing blue eye with the upper part of a Paka Parka can be found in an inaccessible area on the terrace behind the BLU spawn. This is a reference to Sans, a character from the game Undertale.
  • A Sledder's Sidekick wearing a Scout's headset can be found looking at a group of monitors within one the ending sections of the Underworld. This is a reference to the secret "Dog Ending" of the game Silent Hill 2. The monitor screens show various locations from Slaughter, the original non-event version of Laughter.
  • The map contains multiple Easter eggs referencing popular online streamers:
    • One of the two shops behind RED spawn is named Vinny's Water Ice. This is a reference to streamer and founder of Vinesauce, Vinesauce Vinny.
    • Behind the window on the upper floor of the RED tunnel, a skull with glowing red eyes can be seen, wearing a blue Toadstool Topper with Grenadier Helm's horns. This is a reference to fellow Vinesauce streamer, Vargskelethor Joel.
    • There is an attraction just outside of RED spawn called J. Elbertson's Robotic Sideshow. This is a reference to another popular streamer, Jerma985.
  • There is a broken Horseless Headless Horsemann animatronic in the sewer tunnel under RED spawn. Shooting it will cause it to play various Demoman Robot voice responses.
    • Another Horsemann animatronic can be found propped up against a Necro Smasher at the Pumpkin Smash attraction. Hitting it will cause it to play various unused Pumpkin bomb voice responses.
  • In the gift shop, license plates reading "BORT" can be found. This is a reference to a joke in the "Itchy & Scratchy Land" episode of The Simpsons.
  • Posters for "Yeti Cakes" and "Moffitt Tops" can also be found within the gift shop. These are a reference to similar posters featured in the game Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
  • A green skull wearing a Pyromancer's Hood can be found behind the Madd Manor building on the roof. This skull bears a resemblance to Skeletor, the main antagonist of the Masters of the Universe franchise.
  • A skull with red eyes tipping an Ebenezer can be found in the queue area above the gift shop. This is a reference to the titular character of the internet meme "Mr. Bones' Wild Ride".
  • Another skull is on the roof under the Ferris wheel, wearing a Ye Olde Baker Boy.
  • A skeleton wearing a blue Foul Cowl can be found peeking out of a coffin in the Monster Basher.
  • Outside the Tunnel of Love near RED spawn, two Archimedes doves can be found on the rails close to the rooftops, with the Cloud 9 Unusual effect over them.
  • The crocodiles that swim underneath the control point each wear a team-colored Sydney Straw Boat.

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