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Science tells us that laughter is the best medicine. Put that theory to the test with the Schadenfreude taunt pack, now available in the Mann Co. Store, which gives all nine classes the ability to laugh at a corpse and see if it gets any better.
— The TF2 Team
The Schadenfreude is an action item for all classes. Upon activation, the player will take joy in the suffering of their enemies for several seconds by laughing at them.
This item can be purchased at the Mann Co. Store, can be found in random drops, and may also be found by uncrating a Series #19 Mann Co. Supply Crate. The player will also perform this taunt when hit by a critical hit from the Holiday Punch.
June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)
- Added this item to the game.
June 27, 2011 Patch
- Updated this item to be nameable.
- Fixed the backpack image for the Schadenfreude not being disabled when using paint.
- [Undocumented] The typo in its name (originally Schadenfruede) was fixed.
October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update)
- [Undocumented] The Schadenfreude can now be found in random drops.
- Schadenfreude is a German term meaning joy derived from the misfortune of others.