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This article is about the ability taunt. For the cosmetic item, see Oktoberfester.
Ha ha ha! Oktoberfest!
The Medic

Oktoberfest is one of the Medic's ability taunts. Upon taunting with the Kritzkrieg equipped, the Medic inhales a quick huff of healing energy out of the weapon's barrel; he then laughs and proclaims, "OKTOBERFEST!", in brief euphoria before the taunt ends.

Performing the taunt will heal the Medic for 10 health, discounting passive regeneration. This does not contribute to the ÜberCharge meter but will count towards the total healing displayed on the scoreboard. The taunt may prove invaluable when the player is at low health, out of sight of enemies, is taking passive damage from sources like afterburn and bleeding, or when natural health regeneration is too slow.

This special taunt can be used during humiliation and stalemates.

Healing and function times

Healing and function times
Self-healing 10
Function times
Taunt duration 4.3 s[1]
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Update history

May 21, 2009 Patch (Sniper vs. Spy Update)

  • Added a new taunt for the Kritzkrieg, which also heals for 10 points.

May 5, 2011 Patch (Replay Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added a community contributed voice response.


  • "Oktoberfest" (literally "October festival") is a yearly German folk festival.